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Plaza Play Days in Olympia Begin Today


A quick note for Olympia area readers that today is the first Plaza Play Day Head on down to the East Bay Plaza and enjoy special science themed activities and play in the stream. Today’s activity is an edible aquifer (It’s a sundae!) Drop in between 1-4 and look for future Plaza Play Days every […]

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Ride Coupon For Kent Cornucopia Days-Plus Reader Reviews of Library Events!

Kent Cornucopia Days

If you’re one of my Kent area readers, you might want to do the carnival rides at Cornucopia Days today, so you can take advantage of the ride coupon.    It’s only good today, although the festival and the rides will be ongoing all weekend. For readers in Greater Pierce County, be sure to check […]

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Half Day For Half Price At The Point Defiance Zoo

Half day at the zoo

You can get a half day at the Point Defiance Zoo for half price on July 18th! We love the zoo here at SFM, but it is one spendy outing. I truly recommend investing in an annual pass. While it’s a good chunk of change, it pays for itself in just a couple of visits, […]

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Get Half Off A Day Of Day Camp At Pump It Up Tacoma! Reader Exclusive From Our Sponsors!

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Hey,Tacoma, Are you a little worn out from being the family’s Chief Entertainment Officer? Take a day off with an Amazing  deal on kid favorite camps with an exclusive offer from our friends at Pump It Up in Tacoma! Get half off-yes HALF OFF-a day at their super fun day camp! What can your kids […]

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Help! The Playground is a Mosh Pit: Strategies for Dealing With Summer Crowds


A trip to your favorite playground can be a little startling in the summer. School is out, and all those big kids have to go somewhere.  Here are my best strategies for having fun on days your regular hang out is a seething kidapalooza. See if I have yours! 1.Go Early   Have your fun […]

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Puyallup Wading Pool Hours And Tips!

Hours For wading pool by the Puyallup library

Looking for the 2014 schedule for the Pioneer Park wading pool in Puyallup? It can be hard to find the hours for this popular wading pool by the library, but I’m here to help!  You’ll find the hours right below! You’ll notice they’re a bit different on Tuesdays due to the summer concerts. Note that […]

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The South Sound Beat the Heat List!

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Here’s my complete list of ways to keep cool with the kids around here today! Whether you’re too hot in Tacoma, sizzling in Sumner, or Overheating in Olympia-well, you get the idea…..I’m here to help! Here is my complete list of South Sound spraygrounds, wading pools, pools, fountains, and water features!   Yes, Puyallup-your wading pool […]

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Free Slurpees, Cheap Pancakes, And Weekday Highlights!

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Got bored kids on your hands (already??)! If you’re looking for good, cheap fun for your South Puget Sound kids, I’ve got you covered. First, a quick reminder about two fun food deals! Tomorrow, July 8th, you can get head to Ihop and celebrate their 56th anniversary with a .56 stack of pancakes! That’s a […]

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South Sound Weekend Kids’ Calendar: Family Fun and Things To Do July 5th and 6th!

Looking for fun kids’ activities for the rest of your 4th of July weekend today or tomorrow? If you live near Tacoma, Auburn, Lacey, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, Olympia-or somewhere in between-I’ve got you covered! Headed elsewhere? For Seattle or Portland area fun you’ll want to check out the fantastic list over at ThriftyNWmom compiled by the newest […]

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Happy Independence Day!

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