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Just Between Friends Sale In Olympia This Weekend!

Olympia JBF Sale free coupon

  A quick reminder  about the Huge, Just Between Friends Sale coming up in Olympia this weekend. If you’re trying to outfit your kiddos on a budget (and who isn’t?) this is a great chance to find gently used clothing and gear. Here are the rest of the details from organizer, Jenny. Oh, and SFM […]

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Fall Activities From Tacoma Bricks4Kidz

Back to School time means the return of sports and after school fun around here. If you’re looking for something to keep your kiddos busy-maybe something Different for a child who loves to use his hands AND mind-you’ll want to check out the fall offerings from our sponsors at Bricks 4 Kidz. They’re now in […]

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Smithsonian Free Museum Day!

Smithsonian Museum Day

Smithsonian Free Museum Day is coming up September 27th! This is a once a year event, where anyone who registers can score two free entry passes to many area museums. Now, almost all of the museums in this list also participate in other free entry programs, such as the library pass program and third Thursdays […]

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Superhero Party at the Lakewood Community Center!

Henry Robin

It’s a bird; it’s a plane-it’s your cute kid at a Superhero Party! This event was popular with readers last year, so I thought I’d give you a heads up again. It’s a ways-off, but I know some of you have the superpower of planning ahead. I wish I did…… It’s Pierce County Parks and […]

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Meet Kent-Meridian Co-op Preschool

Cooperative Preschool Kent

We’ve been talking a lot of preschool here lately, and today I’m delighted to welcome Kent Meridian Co-Op back to our sponsorship team. If you’re looking for a school in the greater Kent area, they do still have spots, and if you join now, your kiddo won’t have missed a bit! In addition to their […]

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Registration Opens Today for the Next KBTC Sparks Program


Hey, Tacoma, Registration opens today-that’s Monday the 8th-for the next KBTC Sparks program at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. These are themed programs focused on math or reading literacy with tie-ins to favorite PBS shows. This one will be Saturday, the 13th, from 10-11AM. It’s FREE, and this month’s featured show is Fetch! With Ruff […]

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South Sound Weekend Kids’ Calendar: Family Fun and Things To Do September 5th-7th!

TGIF! Looking for fun for your South Sound family? There’s a little something going on in Puyallup, but that’s not all! If you’re anywhere near Tacoma, Lakewood, or Greater Pierce County, you’re going to want to take your little transportation lover to Touch a Truck at Sprinker. There are several special community events in  Lacey […]

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The Fair Starts Today! 2.00 Breakfast, Free Parade, and Free Entry Until Noon!

A quick reminder that today is opening day for the Washington State Fair-aka The Puyallup Fair. You can get a 2.00 breakfast at Pioneer Park (the one by the downtown Puyallup Library), then watch the cattle drive and parade for free, and then get free admission to the fair until noon with your canned food […]

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Dark Hope By Monica McGurk: Book Review and a Giveaway!

Dark Hope by Monica McGurk

If you’re looking for a new read to curl up with this fall, and you’re a fan of fantasy fiction-or maybe a little series called Twilight-I’ve got a book that will be just right for you. It’s called Dark Hope, and it’s the first novel by Monica McGurk, an award winning Twilight fan fiction writer. The plot […]

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Playground Report: The Playground at Point Ruston on the Waterwalk

Waterwalk Point Ruston Tacoma

UPDATE:It’s open again for your strolling or triking pleasure!    The playground at  Point Ruston’s Waterwalk is a little playground with  two big bonuses-an eye popping view and a smooth stretch of pavement perfect for beginning bike riders. The playground itself is a small, ferryboat themed structure and a nice set of swings. My boys both enjoyed it […]

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