Family & Pets

5 Hilarious Baby Halloween CostumesGet a little creative this Halloween. Here are five fun costume ideas for your baby that won't cost you an arm and a leg.
Ask A Seattle Expert: School Lunches To Prepare In 10 Minutes Or LessGetting the kids ready for school with a nutritious lunch can add stress to the morning. Heather Paves gives some tips on lessening the stress and creating lunches in 10 minutes or less. Using the Trust Model for child food intake, she encourages using a variety of foods, pre-planning lunches, and tips for preparation.
Ask A Seattle Expert: Tips For House Training Your DogLong before she became the host of "The Dog Show With Julie Forbes" or the founder of the successful dog training business Sensitive Dog, Julie Forbes was fascinated by canine behavior. Forbes shares her top five tips to successfully house train a dog and find balance in the human-canine relationship.
Ask A Seattle Expert: How To Find The Perfect BabysitterFor almost a quarter of a century, Linda Stacey has been helping families and child care providers find the best fit. Linda shares some of her tips to find the perfect caregiver for your children.
Best Public Pools In SeattleMany pools in the Seattle area are for public use, but only a few of them have unique water play features and events. Choose from a couple of the city's best public pools where adults can swim laps for exercise or bring their kids for hours of spray-and-play, waterpark-like fun
Best Paintball In SeattleAre you a fan of paintball or do you just like competitive sports? Then check out these top places to play paintball around the Seattle area.
Family Guide To The Seattle AquariumLocated at Pier 59 in downtown Seattle, the Seattle Aquarium is the home of thousands of marine animals and features special educational events year-round. From Sea Otter Awareness Weekend to the Diving Santa and from Halloween to the Winter Fishtival, there's an event to delight every member of the family.
Best Skate Parks In SeattleOne of the best things about these parks is that no two are completely the same. Some are more challenging while other cater more to beginners. The best part of these five locations is that they are free!
Ask A Seattle Expert: Your Best Homemade Dog Treat RecipeHave you ever wanted to create homemade dog treats for your canine companion, but you weren't sure where to start? Clinical nutritionist Kymythy Schultze and animal communicator Rachael Millikan are happy to share their favorite homemade dog treat recipes.
Best Mother's Day Gifts In SeattleThere are many wonderful gift ideas in the Seattle area, and the gifts are as varied as the different preferences of mothers. Gifts range from artwork and fashion to self-care and gardening. The active mother enjoys gifts suited to her passions in life, and brings joy to Mother's Day.
Best Local Gyms That Provide Child Care In SeattleFor parents who are looking to slim down, shape up, and shed those winter pounds, hitting the gym and juggling child care can be complicated. Thanks to these top gyms that offer child care, parents can enjoy worry-free workouts while their children play, laugh, and learn with dedicated caregivers.
Best Family-Friendly Bike Trails In SeattleWhether you're a seasoned cyclist or you've just taken off your training wheels, trails abound in the emerald city. From the Burke-Gilman Trail to the Arboretum and from Magnuson to Myrtle Edwards, there's a family-friendly trail for every cyclist.