Wednesday, March 31, 2010

plant a seed day for kids

(THURS) Plant a Seed Day for Kids: Join us for a day of gardening and nature with two exceptional performances for children:

When: Thursday, Apr. 1, 2010, 10:30–11am
Where: Central Library
Level, Room: Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium
Summary Kids will learn about the crawly things in the yard with puppets, stories and songs performed by Seattle Tilth Children’s Garden educators. Join Lisa and Jessica, educators from Seattle Tilth’s Children’s Garden in an exploration of common garden creatures. Through stories and songs, learn how spiders, worms and ladybugs grow, help the garden, and fit into the bigger scheme of things. Fun, family edu-tainment! Stay for a short craft activity after the show, and pick up information about exploring kid-friendly gardening activities at home and around Seattle. For ages 3-7.
Event Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.
Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian
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When: Thursday, Apr. 1, 2010, 1:30–2:30pm
Where: Central Library
Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium
Summary Come see "Johnny Appleseed: A Tall Tale," a short play for children, presented by Book-it Repertory Theatre and based on the children’s book by Steven Kellogg. "Johnny Appleseed: A Tall Tale" is the story of John Chapman (better known as Johnny Appleseed), an adventurous young man born during the Revolutionary War. Using Steven Kellogg’s words, Book-It brings to life the true story of a hero who brings apples and hope to the early settlers of America, and recounts the exaggerated stories that grow out of his extraordinary experiences. Stay for a short activity after the show, and pick up information about exploring kid-friendly gardening activities at home and around Seattle. For ages 5 and up.
Event Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian

last day to enroll in GET for 2010

GET (Guaranteed Education Tuition) is Washington's 529 plan, helping families save for college. With GET, your account is guaranteed to keep pace with rising tuition and you can use it at nearly any public or private college in the country. Read up and see if it is right for your family. Note: Credits are cheaper the earlier you start!

free events tomorrow - no foolin!

Seattle Art Museum, EMP & Science Fiction Museum AND Museum of Flight are ALL FREE tomorrow evening (SAM all day)!

SAM invites the entire family to explore art and experience a variety of cultures on the first Thursday of the month, when the museum comes alive with music and activities tied to our diverse collections.

First visit the (4+year old kid-friendly-really!) Alexander Calder: A Balancing Act is this week. Then, Toy Box Trio performs circus music, combining concertina, toy piano, and tuba to create sounds evocative of dusty music boxes and haunted carnivals.
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010
Time: FREE all day programs, show 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Brotman Forum, Seattle Art Museum Downtown
Street: 1300 First Ave.
City/Town:Seattle, WA
FREE and open to the public.
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The Museum of Flight is FREE 5-9pm tomorrow!
When: Thursday, April 1, 2010, 5–9pm
Where: The Museum of Flight
9404 E Marginal Way S
Seattle WA 98108
All ages; FREE
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Free Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum
When: Thursday, April 1, 2010, 5–8pm
Where: Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum
325 Fifth Ave. N
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

Monday, March 29, 2010

skagit valley tulip festival

Family Adventures at Washington's Tulip Festival: The Skagit Valley’s four large tulip growers and nurseries open their doors daily in April to display myriad varieties of blooming bulbs that flourish there each spring. From landscaped parks and gardens with windmills to playgrounds and petting zoos, there’s plenty to keep kids entertained. More info on the festival HERE.

infant formula cheat sheet's 2010 Infant Formula Cheat Sheet is now available!

national park week (april 17-25)

(Plan Ahead) WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that all 392 national parks will have free admission during National Park Week, April 17 to 25. Parks will also offer additional family friendly activities and special offers on tours, lodging, food, and souvenirs. A listing of parks and promotions is available HERE. (Thanks Shannon!)

toddler eggstravaganza at high point

(TUES) A morning of fun and activities including a very special bunny visit especially for Toddlers. There will be games, crafts for the children, and an egg hunt (11 a.m. sharp) with age appropriate prizes/candy.

Where: High Point Community Center
When: March 30th, activities at 10am, egg hunt at 11am
Activity Fee: $5

Keep track of all upcoming Easter Egg Hunt activities HERE

village playdays

(TUES) University Village presents...Playdays. Free story time, crafts and activities for kids. Attend a Playdays event and receive a Playdays Pass featuring special offers to select Village shops and restaurants.

THIS WEEK: Decorate Easter eggs. Prepare to be a little messy and have lots of fun.
Where: Mrs. Cook's
When: March 30th, 10-11am

it IS rocket science!

Science program presented by the Museum of Flight. Grades K through 3 (with parent) can design and test their own rockets 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Grades 3 through 6 make water rockets 2:30 to 3:30pm.

When: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 1:30 – 3:30pm
Where: Puyallup Public Library
324 S. Meridian
Puyallup WA 98371
Age recommendation: Elementary School
Cost: FREE
Pre-register: Yes
Phone: 253-841-5454

Sunday, March 28, 2010

johnson's daily spf 40 lotion

As I previously posted HERE, as a great reviews of baby sunscreen products. Maybe this one will make their 2010 list!

Now JOHNSON'S® recently came out with their own Baby Daily Face & Body Lotion SPF 40. 100% naturally sourced sunscreen ingredients, fragrance, paraben and salicylate free, without irritating sunscreen ingredients. Children under 6 months of age; ask a doctor.

$2 off coupon below ...

open barn week

(MON) ParentMap: Urban babies
Get outta the city and go behind the scenes at a real working horse farm! At Open Barn Week, you'll meet critters, including horses, chickens, bunnies and more, find out how they're cared for, and learn about how a small farm runs. Free, donations accepted. Ages 3 and up; please leave dogs at home. Willows Edge Farm, 18505 51st Ave. S.E., Bothell. Monday, March 29-Friday, April 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

federal way birthday bash

(MON) Celebrate Federal Way Community Center’s birthday. Swimming (1-5:30pm), climbing (2-5pm), food, tours and more.
When: Monday, March 29, 2010, 12–6pm
Where: Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St.
All ages; FREE

Saturday, March 27, 2010

twists on classic PB&J

From Rachael Ray: Sticky PB&J Wings

Check out these fun Hungry GirlPB&J ideas!

Gluten Free PB&J “5 ingredient” Cookies:
1 cup creamy peanut butter (chunky or creamy is fine)
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. baking soda
Smuckers Jam or Jelly
* Preheat oven to 350°. In small bowl, with wooden spoon, combine all ingredients except chips until blended.
* On an ungreased baking sheets, using slightly rounded teaspoonfuls (no bigger), drop dough 2 inches apart. (Do not flatten)
* Bake 9 minutes or until cookies are puffed and golden. (Cookies will be very soft.) On wire rack, place baking sheets. Press thumb into each cookies to make an indent. Let stand 5 minutes. Remove cookies from sheets. Drop a small spoonful of jelly into each center. Cool completely.

And for peanut-alternative, try "Trader Joe's Sunflower Seed Butter” - yummy!

Friday, March 26, 2010

land of nod: casting call!

Is your kid ready for their close-up? We’re having another open casting call, this time for kids between 3 and 7 years old. If you’re a resident of Washington state, stop by our University Village store with a recent color photograph of your kid for complete details and chance for your kid to be seen in our advertising.... Hurry, entries must be received by April 11, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

weekend fun

Lots of goodies this weekend - get out there and have fun!

(Begins FRI) Whirligig Opens!
The Seattle Center's annual spring break bouncy extravaganza features huge inflatable toys for kids to play in, a special toddler zone, and special events and entertainment. Visit early in the day and early in the week to avoid the hordes, and psst....Thursdays are free! New this year, kids can make art, daily from 11 am-4pm
Date: 3/26-4/11
Time: Daily 11am-6pm
Location: Seattle Center, Seattle
Ages: All ages
Cost: $7.50 unlimited day-use pass, $4.50 toddler pass, $1.50 single use ticket, ***FREE THURSDAYS***
Event Info: 206-684-7200
Better Than TV
(FRI/SAT) From RedTri: Cyndi Soup & The Thumbs Up Puppeteers
The great thing about Cyndi Soup’s musical puppet show is that no matter how many times you watch it, you never know what surprises are in store. What you can count on: singing, dancing, stories and general merriment.
When: Fri-Sat, 10-10:45am
Where: Snohomish
Cost: $5.
(FRI/SAT/SUN) Bite of Crossroads
Sample international food from Crossroads restaurants at the 7th annual Bite and enjoy a lineup of music all weekend long, including a performance by the Emmy award-winning children's performer Tim Noah (Saturday 1 p.m.). Buy an early bird coupon book at customer service from March 11-25 for $18, or $20 during the event ($1 per coupon).
Date: 03/26/2010 - 03/28/2010
Time: Fri noon-9:30pm, Sat 11am-9:30pm, Sun 11am-5:30pm
Location: Crossroads Bellevue, Bellevue
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free admission, bites $2-$3
Event Info: 425-644-1111
(FRI) From RedTri: Move It Mom lecture at Denali Fitness
Local author Patti Dunn is dispensing an hour’s worth of fitness tips that come from her book "Move It Mom: How To Get Your Body Back After Baby." Learn about everything from why it’s hard for new moms to do sit-ups and what to know about exercising while nursing.
Fri., 11 a.m. to noon, Madison Park
Cost: Free
Find out more: 206-484-6782
(SAT) Wingit Productions Present: Adventure Playhouse
Saturdays: March 20-April 24th
(Thanks Cheri)
(SAT) Alki Playground Clean Up
Come join your neighbors and help clean up the Alki playground, Alki playfield, and Whale Tail Park. Light refreshments will be provided.
When: Sat, Mar 27, 2010, 10 AM – 12 PM
Where: Alki Community Center
(SAT) From ParentMap: Just ducky
Waddle you do this Saturday? Come and ooooh at baby duckies, and learn all about them first-hand from the farmers who raise them. See the grown-up chickens, ducks, and geese, and buy their eggs. Take a farm tour and join the "Make Way for Ducklings" story time. Cluck softly to yourself.
Where: Dog Mountain Farm, 7026 Tolt Highlands Road N.E., Carnation
When: Saturday, March 27, noon-4 p.m.
Cost: Free
All ages
(SAT) Guided Nature Walk: Bugillions of Bugs in Lake Washington
Walk to the lake shore with us and discover the vast array of invertebrates living in the nearshore habitats of Lake Washington. These tiny creates can tell us a lot about the water quality and conditions around us. Plus they look like miniature dragons! This guided nature walk is short and easy, but be prepared to be splashed or even wade out into the lake a little bit.
Date: 03/27/2010
Time: Noon-1 pm
Location: Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center, Seattle
Ages: All ages
Cost: $2-$4, ages 4 and under free
Event Info: 206-654-2444 ext. 103
(SAT) From RedTri: Celebrate Woodinville
It’s a party in W-ville, and you can join the fun by marching in the All Fools parade, eating a pancake breakfast, watching the Bassett Bash and getting crafty in the Children’s Activity Lane.
When: Sat. , 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Woodinville
Cost: Free
Get Crafty Saturday: Basic Weaving @ Belleuve Art Museum
Start with a handheld miniature loom and learn the basic process of warp and weft to create your own miniature tapestry. Look around the Museum Forum at the art of Lia Cook and see how advanced weaving can become.
1 - 3 pm
$2 materials fee or FREE with admission
(SUN) Spelling Bee
Approximately 60 middle school spelling champions from King and Snohomish counties compete for the regional spelling title. No tickets required.
When: Sunday, March 28, 2010, 1–3pm
Where: Town Hall
1119 Eighth Ave.
Seattle WA 98101
All ages
Cost: FREE
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local blog spotlight: heligirl Meet Jen.

"Life's crazy in Jen's World as I strive to raise my little ones to have high self-esteem, self discipline and empathy. Follow along as my wacky, yet enlightening adventures with positive discipline and compassionate parenting keep me one hairy eyeball away from the loony bin."

One article I have bookmarked for alter myself is this: "17 Positive Discipline Guidelines"

robotics competition

(FRI) More than 60 teams of high school students compete with high-tech robots they’ve built with the help of professional engineering mentors. Ages 5 and older (ages 12 and younger with adult supervision), no strollers. Wear closed-toe shoes for an up-close look. Detailed info HERE

When: Friday, March 26th, 9:00am – 3:30pm
Where: KeyArena
Ages: 5+
Phone: 206-684-7200

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

cafe o'play coupon

Spring (Price) Break! Come join us Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evening this weekend.

The offer below is good any of those days (and be advised that Saturday evening we'll be offering a fun dessert & wine special as well).

spring break camp round-up

RedTricycle's List of Seattle-area 2010 Spring Break Camps, including:

*Thrive Art School
*Moonpaper Tent
*Pacific Science Center
*Woodland Park Zoo
*Taproot Theatre
*Seattle Children’s Theatre
*Arena Sports, Seattle & Redmond Sports Camp
*NW Aerials, Kirkland Spring Camp
*Orange Blossom Society
*The Nest
*Dizzy’s Bus Stop
*My Gym
*Fox Hollow Equestrian Center

Also, take a look at Islandwood - Located on Bainbridge Island near Seattle in Washington State, IslandWood is a unique 255-acre outdoor learning center designed to provide exceptional learning experiences and inspire life-long environmental and community stewardship.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

class: breastfeeding for beginners

(THURS) Betsy's Baby Services & Smallclothes team up to present Breastfeeding for Beginners, a one-night class for first-time moms. Learn breastfeeding basics, tips to make breastfeeding a success, and pitfalls to avoid. Non-judgmental, funny, interactive & slightly goofy - but extremely intense.

WHEN: March 25, 6:45-8 pm
WHERE: Smallclothes at 3215 California Avenue SW
COST: $25 and includes handouts
Contact:; 206-353-9334

Participants may bring a support person (partner, sister, mother in law) included in the fee, but it's not strictly necessary. Receive a $25 discount on lactation consulting or postpartum Doula services (certain restrictions may apply). Smallclothes is also pleased to offer a 10% discount on your first purchase.
Come at 6:45 to browse; a staff person will be there to check you out at 8:00 if you find irresistible treasures to bring home with you!

About Betsy: A mother of two breastfed children, she has been supporting families in Seattle since 2002, when she became a La Leche League Leader and natural childbirth teacher, and in 2009, became certified as an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has taught breastfeeding classes at WIC, Bastyr University, Starbucks (of all places), and South Seattle Community College.

your six-month old knows more than you think! "Researchers Find First Evidence That Six-Month-Olds Comprehend Adults' Intentions" Babies can tell if you're teasing or being manipulative, and they let you know it," says study lead author Heidi Marsh, PhD

free cone day!

It's FREE CONE DAY at Ben & Jerry's - March 23rd, 12-8pm

play & learn

Play & Learn
(WED)Stories! Art! Games! Hey Kids, bring parents, grandparents, friends and other adults who take care of you to 'Play & Learn' at Crossroads! It's FREE and it's FUN!!! Play & Learn sponsors include: Crossroads Bellevue, Child Care Resources, CISC-Chinese Information & Services Center, Crossroads Mini-City Hall Parks & Community Services Cultural Diversity Program & the Jubilee Reach Center
Ages: 2 to 5 **must be supervised with adult
When: Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30am
Where: Crossroad Market Stage

beyond smart

From ParentMap: Book signing with Linda Morgan
Can parents really make a difference in their child’s learning? A new book, Beyond Smart: Boosting Your Child’s Social, Emotional, and Academic Potential, answers with a resounding "yes!"

Author and education journalist Linda Morgan gives parents practical, realistic tools for maximizing all aspects of their child’s educational experience, from academics to social and emotional learning, beginning from birth. Join her at the Tot Spot Cafe' in Woodinville for a talk and book signing.

Monday, March 22, 2010

call for photography by kids‏

This is a great opportunity to have your kids art showing a real art gallery. A good time and great learning experience for kids. Details HERE. Deadline for submissions is April 5th.

kiddie coupons

From $1 discount for the Observation Deck at the Space Needle, $2 off admission to the Woodland Park Zoo, $2 off Point Defiance Zoo, $1 off Seattle Children's Museum & much much more! (Thanks Stella!)

buckle up and boogie

Babies"r"Us: Car Seat Workshop
There's no wiggle room when it comes to safety. You'll learn how to choose and use a car seat to keep baby safe...with rules of the road provided by Safe Kids Worldwide.
When: Tuesday March 23rd, 6pm
Cost: FREE
Notes: The event is sponsored by Graco, but don't let that sway you! Call local Babies"R"Us to confirm the event!

village playdays (yoga)

Playdays at University Village: Today's event is at is LUCY - Join us for yoga for the little ones. Be ready to stretch and play with our childrens yoga instructor (10-11am, FREE)

miniature golf (for teens)

To keep with our occasional “fun day” theme, O2 is taking to the miniature golf course. Bring your golfing outfit for a night of laughs and good times.

When: Tuesday, March 23rd, 4–6:30pm
Wher: Camp Long ELC
5200 35th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126
Sponsor: O2 Outdoor Opportunities
Contact Anne or Bob
Contact Phone: 206-423-1501
Audience: Teen
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: Free
Pick-Up: Jefferson Community Center at 3:30pm -OR– at Camp Long at 4pm
RETURN by 7pm

Sunday, March 21, 2010

easter egg hunts

EXTENSIVE list of Easter and Egg-Hunt related activities from:
*Seattle City Parks
*Examiner Eastside
*Examiner Seattle

*The Children’s Museum
*Woodland Park Zoo’s Bunny Bounce
*Moonpaper Tent’s Magical Egg Hunt
*Argosy Cruises Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt
*Seattle’s Community Centers
*Kidsquest Museum
*Vasa Park Resort
*Gilman Village
*Fox Hollow Farm
*Eggstravaganza at the Redmond Senior Center
*Bothell Country Village Eggstravaganza
*Spring Eggs-travaganza
*High Point Community Center
*Alki Community Center
*Hiawatha Community Center
*Southwest Community Center
*West Seattle Thriftway
*Delridge Community Center
*Spring Egg-stravaganza at KidsQuest
*Rainforest Cafe Egg Hunt and Breakfast
*Redmond: Flashlight Egg Hunt
*Snoqualmie: Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt
*Issaquah: Underwater Egg Hunt and Carnival
*Kenmore: Spring Egg Hunt
*Snoqualmie: Spring Egg Hunt
*Bellevue: Vasa Park Easter Egg Hunt
*Issaquah: Eggstravaganza at the Sammamish Family YMCA
*Issaquah: Fox Hollow Farm Easter Egg Hunt
*Tukwila: Easter Egg Scramble and Hunt
*Mercer Island: Spring Eggs-travaganza! Lil' Ones Egg Hunt
*Mercer Island: Flashlight Egg Hunt
*Mill Creek’s free Easter Eggstravaganza
*Naval Station Everett Fleet annual Easter Eggstravaganza
*Easter Jump and Egg Hunt at Jump Planet
*Bothell Community Egg Hunt
*Brier Egg Hunt
*Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt (Burien)
*Bunny Hunt Express **SOLD OUT!
*Easter Bash at the South Hill Mall
*Easter Egg Scramble and Hunt (Tukwila)
*Easter Eggstravaganza (SeaTac)
*Edmonds Egg Hunt
*Eggstravaganza (Redmond)
*Lynnwood Bunny Blast
*Easter Egg Hunts at Washington Cathedral

Friday, March 19, 2010

perfect hikes for kids

Celebrate the start of SPRING with these "perfect hikes for kids" from ParentMap ('cause parenting is a trip!) including:

* Wallace Falls
* Mirror Lake
* Tiger Mountain
* Foster Island
* St. Edwards State Park
* Bridle Trails State Park
* Squak Mountain State Park

Thursday, March 18, 2010

weekend fun

(SAT) Magnolia Co-Op Toy & Clothing Sale
Download Flyer HERE
When: Saturday, March 20th, 9:00am – 3:30pm
Where: United Church of Christ 3555 W McGraw in Magnolia
Come shop for gently used children’s clothing. (newborn to size 10)
Toys and other baby/children related items. Enjoy the bake sale too!
Due to crowds, it is recommended children stay at home.

(SAT) Top Pot Doughnuts Presents: Caspar Babypants
Celebrate the first day of spring with the sounds of Caspar Babypants, featuring Chris Ballew from the Presidents of The United States of America. The is a free all-ages event that takes place this Saturday March 20th at 11:00 am at the downtown Seattle WA Top Pot cafe (2124 5th avenue). Space is limited! Please arrive early. will be present to accept donations. (Thanks CoriBecca!)

(SAT) Babies”R”Us: Free $20 Gift card when you buy any two Pampers Value Boxes of diapers with Dry Max.

(SAT) ParentMap: Recess Monkey concert
Family Night Out, a dinner, auction and concert to benefit King St. Cooperative Preschool, an independent co-op in Seattle 's Central District.
When: Saturday, March 20, 4:30-8 p.m.
Where: Mt. Baker Community Center, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S., Seattle.
Cost: Adults $10, kids $5

(SAT) RedTri: Fabulous Family Fun Series at High Point Community Center
There's loads of fun to be had when you're hanging with The Reptile Man, who shows off snakes, iguanas, lizards and other creatures from around the globe.
Sat. 10:30 a.m., Seattle, $5.

(SAT) Queen Anne Toys: Cuddletunes Launch Party!
Join Once Upon a Time for the Cuddletunes Launch Party!There will be a special drawing where some lucky child will win their very own Cuddletunes Bear!
This isn't any ordinary bear! The Cuddletunes bear allows parents to create personalized music with their child's name so the child can listen to the bear anytime! Parents can also invite other family members to leave messages, songs or read a story. These "soundtracks" are then loaded into the cuddly bear!
When: Saturday, March 20th, 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: Once Upon a Time on Queen Anne

(SAT/SUN) From RedTricycle: Spring Open House
Celebrate the changing of seasons by playing games, getting faces painted, making paper flowers and sampling a new spring ‘do in the store’s salon.
When: Sat., 10am-9pm; Sun.11 am-6pm
Where: Where: Common Folk Kids
Cost: Free

(SAT) From RedTricycle: Get Loose with Dr. Seuss
There will be tons of toe-tapping at this musical feast featuring original music set to Dr. Seuss books, courtesy of the always-entertaining band Harmonica Pocket.
When: Sat @ 11am
Where: Kirkland Library

(SAT) Playground Pickup Day
Help us keep our new playground looking good! We'll work to pick up litter, leaves, weeds, and anything else that doesn't belong. Afterwards, we'll enjoy hot beverages as we admire our work.
When: Sat, Mar 20, 2010, 10am-noon
Where: Delridge Community Center

(SAT) Alki Puppet Show
Mary Shaver Marionettes present “Cinderella & the Bug Brigade”
When: Saturday, March 20, 2010, 1pm
Where: Alki Bathhouse
Ages: 1+
Cost: $5
Pre-register: Yes
Phone: 206-684-7430

(SAT) From ParentMap: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
When: Saturday, March 20, 3 p.m.
Where: Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th
Watch as favorite Dr. Seuss stories and zany rhymes are brought to life with hula hoops, a ukulele and original songs from The Harmonica Pocket. Sing the words to Dr. Seuss’s ABCs, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and others.
Free. Ages 3 and older

(SAT) ParentMap: Winging it
Take the kids for a truly improv theater experience at Adventure Playhouse, a collaboration between Wing-It Productions and Youth Theatre Northwest.
Adventure Playhouse is an improvised adventure story - kids create the show with the actors - that features live music, games and art.
When: March 20-April 24: Saturdays 2pm
Where: Historic University Theater, 5510 University Way NE, Seattle.
Cost: $10
Ages: 3-7

(SAT) From DailyCandyKids: Healthy Kids and Green Parenting Fair
What: Find resources to help green your child’s environment and learn to make safer choices during pregnancy, nursing, infancy, and more.
Why: Going green’s getting easier.
When: Sat., 10 am-3 pm
Where: South Park Community Center, Tacoma (253-798-6492)

(SAT) Star Party
Dress in warm clothes to view celestial objects through instruments provided by Seattle Astronomical Society
Dusk at two locations, event canceled if rain or cloud cover.
When: Saturday, March 20, 2010, 6:45pm
Where: North shore of Green Lake, west of Bathhouse Theatre
7312 W. Greenlake Dr. N.
Seattle WA 98103
All ages
Cost: FREE
Phone: 206-523-2787

(FRI/SAT/SUN) From ParentMap: "Madeline"
Walk in two straight lines to see Bellevue Youth Theatre's performance of Madeline, about that charming, mischievous French girl with the jaunty yellow hat.
Dates: March 19-27: Fridays, Saturdays 7pm; Sundays 2pm; Saturday, March 27 @ 2pm
All ages
Cost: $10

(SAT/SUN) FREE Kids' Crafts
Grand Opening of Melt Café includes one-hour segments of green crafting, gardening and/or cooking activities, free baked goods and balloons.
When: Saturday, March 20, 2010, 10am – 4pm
Wher: Melt Café (Seattle)
Ages: 2-12, Free
Phone: 206-453-3745

(SAT/SUN) Rock and Mineral Show
Show by North Seattle Lapidary and Mineral Club includes displays, demonstrations, junior activities and more.
When: 10am–5pm
Where: Lake City Community Center
12531 28th Ave. N.E.
Seattle WA 98125
All ages
Cost: FREE

(SAT) The Most Magnificent Mutt Show
Categories include best costumes, best trick, shortest tail and more. Ages 14 and younger and their canines. 10am-12:30pm, 9am registration.
When: Saturday, March 20, 2010, 9am – 12:30pm
Where: Frontier Park, Graham, WA
All Ages, Free
Phone: 253-847-4754

(SUN) From DailyCandyKids: Sunday Ice Cream Cruise
What: Enjoy the sights, the skipper’s comical narration, and a tasty treat as you sail around Lake Union.
Why: They all scream for ice cream.
When: Every Sun. Hourly departures, 11am-3pm
Where: Seattle Ferry Service, Lake Union Park, Valley St., at Terry Ave. N. (206-284-2828)

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alki kids spring-break camp

Dates: March 29-31
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Ages: 4 -14
$50 per child for the full day or $25 per child half day (9a-1p or 1p-6p)
Lunch and snacks are included. Activities include: games, crafts, movies, music, stories, baking, beach walks and much more. Special activities during Spring Break Camp: dyeing eggs, egg hunt, and basket crafts.
Contact Cheryl to register 206.938.0145 or

graco highchair recall

Full story HERE

Graco is recalling “Harmony” model highchairs manufactured November 2003 through December 2009. The screws holding the front legs of the high chair can loosen and fall out and/or the plastic bracket on the rear legs can crack causing the high chair to become unstable and tip over unexpectedly. This poses a fall hazard to children. Consumers should immediately stop using the Harmony™ high chair and contact Graco to receive a free repair kit.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

get loose with seuss

(THURS) Get Loose with Seuss: Family concert by The Harmonica Pocket features original music set to Dr. Suess’ books.
When: Thursday, March 18th @ 4pm
Where: Lynnwood Library
19200 44th Ave. W.
Lynnwood, WA 98036
All ages, FREE
Phone: 425-778-2148

new blog additions...

Links to Story and Baby Movie times will be permanently posted on the right-hand side of the BLOG (this will not feed over to the Facebook page however)

Coming soon: A downloadable "KIDS EAT FREE" chart for Seattle & Eastside, organized by day of the week! :)

it's easy being green

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here are some GREEN lunch ideas...

* GoodByn Bento Lunch Boxes
* SoYoungMother Lunch Boxes
* KidsKonserve Waste-Free Lunch Kit
* Reusies Snack & Sandwich

Make a GREEN Difference in your neighborhood! Join a CoolMom Group & build healthy families & communities and a healthy planet!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

story time with stella

(WED) Baby Story Time with Stella
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Location: Tougo Coffee Inc (Madison Park area)
Time: Noon
Theme: Colors!

your dream nursery awaits...

Babies"R"Us: Enter to win your Dream Nursery Sweepstakes!

Here are some great sites for nursery decoration ideas:
* Baby Room Bio
* OhDeeDoh
* HGTV Baby Rooms
* RoomZaar

Decals are a wonderful, easy alternative to paint - but can be expensive. Search for many great themes.

Also, take a look at WallCandyArts:
* The "BabySmarts" pack is great for baby’s eye development; put them up right by the changing table! ($24.99)
* Sign up for their newsletter and receive $10 coupon!
* Check their front page (bottom left hand corner) for Sweet Daily Deals at 20% off!

Monday, March 15, 2010

baby skin care: a cheat sheet

From SafeMama: A thoroughly researched and detailed "Cheat Sheet" on Baby Skin Care recommendations - and what to avoid.

Also, here is their most-recent breakdown on Baby SUNSCREEN Products! :)


tuesday happenings

Redtricycle: Tuesday, March 16: A Touch of Country Life – Goats and Shamrocks at Kelsey Creek Farm. Mingle with the animals and take a special St. Patrick’s Day-themed class with Kelsey Creek’s own Farmer Jayne. For children aged 2-5 (and their adult handlers) from 10-11:30am. Registration is required.

University Village PlayDays
Tuesday, March 16th @ Kid's Club
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day create a Wishing Stone. Using our special air dry clay create a custom Wishing Stone with your thumbprint.

Cry Baby Tuesdays at Columbia City Cinema. All shows before 6 PM on Tuesdays. Now Showing: Alice in Wonderland, Crazy Heart & The Last Station

Nature Walk Tots @ Lincoln Park
When: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 10–11am
Where: Lincoln Park
8011 Fauntleroy Way SW
Seattle, WA 98136
Contact Email:
Pre-registration required by March 11* Course #49149
Cost: $7.00 one adult with one child, $3.50 each additional person
Spring is Here! (2-3yr olds) Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your Tots. Discover life in the pond, forest, field and meet new friends. Please arrive 10 minutes before class time and wear weatherproof clothing. Up to two children can be registered with one adult. No strollers please.
* call to see if there is still space, 206-684-7434

Sunday, March 14, 2010

portland for kids has a great Portland Perks Deal right now. Book a two-night stay (or longer) at a participating hotel and you’ll also receive $50 cash at check-in (book by April 25, 2010; travel by May 9, 2010.)

Highlights for Kids Include:
* Saturday Portland Farmers Market: Opens for the season March 20, 2010
* Washington Park: A 10-minute ride from downtown by MAX Light Rail (Washington Park stop) or the No. 63 bus (or a five-minute drive in your own car). The park offers three top-rated children's destinations - the Zoo, Children's Museum and Forestry Center are all conveniently clustered together.
* Oregon Zoo: Admission $9.75; $6.75 ages 3 through 11; 503-226-1561). Study up before you go at their KidZone.
* Portland Children's Museum: Open Monday through Saturday 9 to 5; Sunday 11 to 5 p.m.; admission $7)
* World Forestry Center: Admission $7, $5 ages 3 to 18). The center has a waterless raft ride and a forest canopy ride ($4 extra) in which children (over 42 inches tall) are snapped into a harness and hoisted 60 feet into the treetops. The International Rose Test Garden has fountains, sculptures, paths and stairs for a fun day of exploration (503-228-1367)

Don't want to drive? Check Amtrak Cascades for ticket deals. Kids 2 through 15 years old ride half-price every day. Infants under 2 ride free.

Also, be sure to check out DeliciousBaby and AlphaMom for tips on experiencing Portland with kids!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

etsy spotlight: the chic bambino

So, I just got my order in the mail. The flannel/chenille burp cloths are even bigger and softer than promised. And the packaging was so fancy - especially for the price. I can't wait to get them dirty (evil grin). Check out for cloths and bib sets. Support local Etsy Moms!

Friday, March 12, 2010

safety news

Seattle Children's: "2 Is The New 1: Rear-Facing Car Seats Until At Least Age 2"

Associates Press: "Infant Deaths Prompt Government Warning on Slings" "Hidden Filth and PVC in Bath Toys" (video from the Today Show)

weekend fun

(SAT) Spring Sale: Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op sponsors this huge, well-organized sale of gently used kids’ clothing and gear for newborn to age 10. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 50% discounts start at noon. Parking available in upper and lower lots
When: Saturday, March 13, 2010, 9am–1pm
Where: Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle WA 98103
All ages
Cost: FREE

(SAT) Seattle Children’s Community Health Fair
Bring a doll or bear for a “check up” at the Teddy Bear clinic at Seattle Children's 8th Annual Health Fair for families and kids, visit the Tooth Fairy, learn about car seats and water safety, collect family-friendly ideas for healthy eating, buy a low-cost booster seat or life jacket, tour an operating room and ambulance, get a finger cast, navigate the Kid’s Gym obstacle course, and get a free bike helmet and have it fitted for your head (While supplies last, all wearers must be present to receive helmets). The super-cool kids' musician Johnny Bregar performs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Date: 03/13/2010
Time: 10 am-2pm
Location: 4800 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105
Ages: Ages 3-8 and a caregiver
Cost: Free admission and parking
Event Info: 206-987-1569

(SAT) ParentMap: Eastside Family Fair: Camps, Classes and Co-ops
Join The Tot Spot Cafe and ParentMap for tons of family fun - check out local education and childcare options in the upper Eastside in a kid-friendly environment, let the kids run in the free playspace and do activities scattered throughout the fair, get a snack in the mini cafe, and, if you're one of the first 500 people, go home with a bag of swag.
Date: 3/13/2010
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Carole Edwards Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E., Woodinville, WA 98072 | Map It
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free admission

(SAT) Super Baby Shower @ your local Babies"R"Us store!
"We're hosting a baby shower for all expectant moms, as well as their family and friends. Come learn the must have products for every mom's Baby Registry, valuable tips and ideas for planning a baby shower, plus enjoy great savings and free giveaways! Reservations are suggested. Contact the Guest Services desk at your local Babies"R"Us for more information." To find your local Babies"R"Us store, click HERE

(SAT) Book Sale @ Sanislo Elementary
Sat, 10am-2pm
All proceeds benefit 4th grade camping trip
1812 SW Myrtle Street, West Seattle

(SAT) Crafts for Kids: Lakeshore Learning offers FREE craft activities for kids.
When: Saturday, March 13, 2010, 11am–3pm
Where: Lakeshore Learning
11027 N.E. 4th St.
Bellevue WA 98004
Ages 3 and older.
Cost: FREE
Phone: 425-462-1671

(SAT) Get Crafty Saturdays @ Bellevue Art Museum
March 12: Rainbow Bubble Tree - Using some colors, bubbles and the power of your breath, create a bright and fun spring artwork worthy of Mother Nature.
Bring your kids by the Museum for a fun craft adventure after school led by members of Bellevue High School’s National Art Honor Society.
For kids ages 4 - 12.
SAT, 4-5pm
$2 materials fee per child or FREE with admission

(SAT) Kate Quinn Organics Seattle Sample Sale
Saturday 11:00 am to 4:00pm
5609-B Rainier Ave. S
(between Findlay and Orcas)
Seattle, WA 98118
Note: Entrance is around the building in the back, along the alley.

(SAT) ParentMap: Redmond Toddler Group Carnival
The Redmond Toddler Group's annual carnival, a 19-year tradition, features activities for ages 1-5, including basketball, bowling, a fishing pond and kid-sized racetrack, plus a cakewalk and raffle baskets for all ages. Purchase food and drinks on site. No strollers or hot beverages allowed inside. Bring a nonperishable food donation for Hopelink and receive a free game ticket per child. Evergreen Junior High School, 6900 208th Ave. N.E., Redmond.
Date: 3/13/2010
Time: 9am-2pm
Location: 6900 208th Ave. N.E., Redmond, WA 98053
Ages: All ages
Cost: Admission $5/family (cash only)
Activity tickets: .50cents

(SAT/SUN) Irish Festival: Irish food, music, singing and dancing, Irish films, workshops, cultural displays, children’s contests and activities, Irish and Celtic handicrafts and more. 12-6pm. March 13 and 14.
When: Saturday, March 13, 2010, 12–6pm
Where: Seattle Center House
305 Harrison St.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages
Cost: FREE
Phone: 206-223-3608

(SUN) Cast Off! Free Public Sail
Every Sunday, hop in one of the CWB's classic boats, or its 1906 Steam Launch Puffin, for a half-hour sail around Lake Union. Vessels might include the restored Bristol Bay gillnetter, Admirable, Friendship sloop Amie, or new Sharpie Colleen Wagner. Sails are weather permitting, so call around noon on Sundays to check if you have a question. Staff recommend that you arrive early (about 10:30 a.m. in the summer) to sign up for a sail since they're popular and phone reservations are not taken.
Time: Sundays 2-4 pm
Location: Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free
Event Info: 206-382-2628

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

free admission to kidsquest

When: Fridays (5-8pm only)
Where: KidsQuest Children’s Museum @ Factoria Mall
Cost: FREE *every Friday from 5-8pm

kent student art walk

(FRI) Celebrate National Youth Arts Month by viewing works of over 450 students from the Kent School District, displayed in 20 downtown Kent locations from March 8-19. Opening reception held this evening at the Centennial Gallery, 400 W. Gowe – head over for activities for(u>all ages. Visit the City's web site for a map of locations.
Date: 03/12/2010
Time: 5-8pm
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

introducing....chocolate cheerios!

Made with real cocoa and whole grains. Go to the Cheerios website for more info, recipes and a 50cent coupon.

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happy birthday shutterfly

It’s Shutterfly’s 10th Birthday!
* Celebrate with 10% off photo books right now (expires 3/17)
* Add coupon code "MARCH10" for an additional $10 off (expires 3/11)
* Add coupon code "SHIP30" for free shipping (orders over $30)
* AND, if you go through you can get an extra 10% cash back!

lincoln square cinemas

(THURS) Mother's Day Thursdays: Every Thursday at 10:00 AM Lincoln Square Cinemas hosts a presentation specifically designed for parents and their infant children. This is a parents chance to bring their strollers and come watch the latest movies with like minded parents. Shows are presented with the lights up a bit and the sound down a bit. Box office opens at 9:45AM. These show times do not appear on the regular schedule.

Movie choices are:
* Alice In Wonderland (3D)
* Cop Out
* The Ghost Writer

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

seattle children’s play garden

The Seattle Children's Play Garden improves the lives of children with physical or mental disabilities by providing them with full access to a safe indoor/outdoor recreation space and offering inclusive programs that encourage their potential. The garden is located between 23rd and 24th Avenues South, and South Grand and South Massachusetts.

How you can help!
* Donate or Volunteer
* Garden work party on March 14th (10-2pm)
* Purchase-a-Paver

starting solid foods event

Where: Naturopathic Family Medicine
(4411 Fremont Ave North, Seattle)
With: Dr. Amy Hawkins
When: March 18th, 6-7:30pm
RSVP: 206-683-4495
Cost: $10

*Signs that your baby is ready to start solid foods
*Step-by-step guidedance on which foods to start and when
*How to prevent food allergies and sensitivies
*Tastes, textures and making food fun
*Homemade baby food
*Tips for picky eaters

Babes in arms welcome (Thanks Stella!)

yuen lui bunny portrait event

Yuen Lui is proud to promote the Humane Society for Pierce and Tacoma county. This years’ Spring Portrait Event is dedicated to support responsible bunny adoptions. Starts March 9th. Limited availability, with packages starting at $19.95.

mommy matinee: alice in wonderland

(WED) North Bend Theatre: The Mommy Matinee is a special time where you can bring your children, or come on your own or with a friend after you drop the kids off at school. Our espresso machine will be fired up and ready so you can enjoy a latte or other warm beverage during the movie. Feel free to walk the isles with your little one during the show. Also, be sure to check out our "cry room" - available for use on a first come, first served basis at any show. Cost is $5.00 for everyone over the age of 3.

store spotlight: smallclothes (west seattle)

smallclothes in West Seattle offers first rate, second use clothing, shoes and books.

"Mention Red Tricycle for the 10% off NEW ITEMS DISCOUNT in March. Spring is coming and we have begun to fill our racks with warm weather clothes. With our weather patterns we need to have a large assortment of seasonal things nearly year round. To celebrate the changable days we will give you 10% off all NEW products – SeeKaiRun, Eleven & Smaller shoes, Little Miss Grippy thights, BabyLegs products, IMPwear apparel, Speesees organics, Re-Usies, Lucky Sprouts organic tees, Melissa & Doug toys, and ZUPERS tough leggings in sizes 2T-6C (our newest line for sports and serious play)."

Monday, March 8, 2010

free photo sitting

(WED) Don’t miss out on this very special opportunity to have your child photographed by Sweet Anna Bean photography at Blossoming Buds Cottage! The photographers will be at the Cottage doing mini sessions on Wednesday, March 10th, from 10 am to 4 pm. There will be no sitting fee for the pictures. Be sure to tell your friends as well. This is a great chance to have some wonderful pictures taken of your child! Don’t miss out on this fun and unique offer!

Please call Ann-Margaret Johnson with Sweet Anna Bean for more information at: 206-890-5725 or
Wedgwood – close to U. Village

Sunday, March 7, 2010

family movie matinee

Film: "Beethoven's 2nd"
When: Tuesday, March 9th @ 1pm
Location: Alki Community Center, Seattle
Ages: All ages
Event Info: 206-684-7430
Cost: Free

infantsee free eye exams

ParentMap: InfantSEE Free Eye Exams. Dr. Kristi Kading, OD, FAAO is the Eastside's premier pediatric optometrist. Her passion is working with young children. She is currently offering free well-child eye exams for all babies between 6-12 months.

Date: 3/4-3/31/10
Time: Call for an appointment
Location: 11830 N.E. 128th St., Kirkland
Event Info: 425-821-8900
Cost: Free

volunteer with kids opportunity

This week with

Bulk Food Repackaging
When: Tue, Mar 9, 2010, 9–10am
Where: White Center Food Bank
Repackage bulk donated foods (such as rice, beans, even dog food) into family-sized portions. This activity involves lots of scooping and pouring, and is great for young kids.

PB&J Sandwiches

When: Fri, Mar 12, 2010, 4-5pm
Where: West Seattle (RSVP for exact location)
Make sandwiches for "Heroes for the Homeless" community outreach. Please bring a loaf of bread or a jar of peanut butter or jelly. We will provide gloves and spreaders. A great activity for older kids, but lots of fun for the young ones, too!

sam camp

Seattle Art Museum: See Art! Make Art! Have Fun!
Four fun-filled weeks of imagination and creativity for children in Grades 1–6! Each week is a different experience. Kids can attend one week or all four. We guarantee they'll make art and new friends at SAM Camp 2010! Details HERE

pbskids go!

PBDKidsGo!: 2010 Writers Contest (open to K-3rd graders)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

movin 92.5 "baby idol" contest

MOViN 92.5: Contest deadline extended to Sunday

MOViN 92.5 is proud to bring you the 4th Annual Baby Idol Contest! Starting now through Sunday, March 7th, you can send in pictures of their child ages five and under to compete!

All children submitted will then be posted online for a series of voting. The baby with the most votes will be announced as Baby Idol!!

Along with the prestigious title and bragging rights comes $1,000, a $250 gift card to Baby Pictures Ultrasound good for Baby Accessories and Services as well as other notable prizes!

If you think your kid is the cutest, submit them now! THEN tell everyone you know to log on to vote for your baby! Voting begins March 15th.

connor wartelle's "too small"‏

WestSeattleBlog: Meet local fourth-grader Connor Wartelle. He’s been playing guitar since he was five – and his guitar teacher/mentor Rob Hampton helped Connor make the album.

Album can be purchased on Amazon. He is donating part of the album’s proceeds to Children's Hospital.

call for photography by kids‏

Calling for photographic submissions by kids 10 and under for display at proletariArt on April 10th during the Georgetown Art Attack. The April proletariArt show will be a special one, featuring expressions of 'Home' from the photographic viewpoint of children.

How it works: Kids will take photographs representing what 'Home' means to them. Children should work as independently as possible. Submit up to 3 electronic photos per artist no later than March 27 to Framed or matted photos with title cards must be delivered to Malice by April 5. (Contact Malice to arrange delivery.)

There is no jury process, and all entries will be shown. In addition to the scheduled art walk from 6-9 pm, all artists and their families are invited to an artists' reception at proletariArt at 5 pm. Call or email Malice with any questions.

proletariArt, art for commoners
5628 Airport Way, #102
Seattle, WA, 98108

Friday, March 5, 2010

weekend fun

(FRI) Better Than TV
Say! I Like Green Eggs and Ham Celebrate the 106th birthday of that all-time king of rhyme Dr. Seuss at this fun gig where the kiddos can do Dr. Suess crafts, listen to story time and, of course, sample some real green eggs and ham. Fri., 6 to 8 p.m. @ Jefferson Community Center, $1 food.

(FRI) Outdoor Adventures
Fiction Friday at Lewis Creek Park Anne Mazur's delightful picture book "The Salamander Room"fuels an hour of stories and activities led by a park ranger. Fri., 11 a.m. to noon, Ages 3 to 6, Bellevue, $1. Lewis Creek Visitor Center. Pre-registration required.

(FRI) Come sing and dance along with Peter Weiss, the Singing Scientist, and his thought-provoking, toe-tapping tunes! Enjoy upbeat songs about animals, plants, recycling and family from his latest CD, "Do As You Otter."
Where: Sammamish Library
Location: Meeting Room
Presenter: Peter Weiss (Ages 3 and older, 3-4pm)

(SAT) ParentMap: Free the monkeys!
No, it's not a zoo jailbreak, it's a free concert by local supergroup Recess Monkey.
Where: Alphabet Soup, 1406 N. 45th St., Seattle. Refreshments provided (soup?). Free. All ages. Saturday, Mar. 6, doors 9:30 a.m., show 10am

(SAT) Museum Madness
Dinosaur Day at Burke Museum It's the 25th year of this hugely popular annual event, where the kiddos get up close and personal with real dinosaur and dinosaur-era fossils. Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Seattle, $6 to $9.50; 4 and under free.

(SAT) Music To Our Ears
Kids Concert at Northgate Community Center Saddle the little ones up for a Wild West-themed music and poetry concert by the always amusing Eric Ode. Sat., 11 a.m. to noon, Seattle (free)

(SAT) Ridge Romp
ParentMap fave and Ballard dad Johnny Bregar performs rootsy reworkings of favorite childhood songs, as well as sweet original songs. Kids'll love it; parents will, too. $3 at the door. All ages. Phinney Neighborhood Association. Saturday, Mar. 6, 10:30 a.m., doors at 10am

(SAT) ParentMap: Dino-a-go-go
If you've got a nut-asaurus in tha house, make her dreams come true at the 25th annual Dino Day! Your little tricera-tyke will see real dinosaur and dinosaur-era fossils from the Burke's collection and do cool dinosaur-themed activities. Burke members get in an hour early at 9 am. Free with admission. All ages. Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington campus, Seattle. Saturday, Mar. 6, 10am-5pm

(MON) ParentMap: The salmonator
I'll be back!..say the fishies at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Your preschooler can learn about salmon and nature (and have lots of fun) at Super Salmon Sleuths, which offers a variety of multi-sensory, engaging activities, including using a microscope, coloring a salmon, acting out the salmon life cycle (picture it!), and story time. Adults free, children $8. Ages 3-6 years. 125 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah. Monday, March 8, 9:30-11:30am

cruzin kids *sale*

Cruzin Kids in Woodinville (high-end consignment) is having a sale Friday 5th and Saturday 6th ONLY - Buy 3 items of equal value and get the 4th item for only a $1*

Come check out all the great new stuff at the store as well as the NEW merchadise from our local mommy businesses (each month they will be doing a special feature for each new product they are so excited about, stay tuned to see what product they pick first)

(Thanks Lesa!)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

babylegs sample sale


Come join BabyLegs for a our Annual Spring Sample Sale!
Save up to 75% on your favorite local children’s brands like Kate Quinn Organics, Eight3one, LuCoo Kids, Rain or Shine Kids, and more!

Thursday, March 11 10am-6 pm
Friday, March 12 10am-6 pm
SAturday, March 13 10am-4pm

The BabyLegs office
6333 1st Avenue South #8
Seattle, WA 98108

(Thanks Stella!)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

seattle mom prom

Mark your calendars...April 10th @ 8pm. Mom Prom is the "ultimate ladies night out". Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door.

5 things you need to now about planning newborn portraits

From my friend Jared M. Burns Photography Blog: "5 Things You Need to Know About Planning Newborn Portraits"...enjoy!

class: sharing nature with your children

Sharing Nature with Your Children - A Presentation

Join us for an evening of fun activities and nature tidbits. If you've ever had a difficult time getting your kids to play and explore outside, or to join you for a hike, then don't miss this event. Included are tips on places to go and where to learn more.

When: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 7 – 8:30pm
Where: Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center (Seattle)
Sponsoring Organization Discovery Park Advisory Council
Contact Discovery Park
Phone: 206.386.4236
Audience: Adults
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $7/person

story time with stella

Story Time with Stella
Date: Wednesday, March 3rd
Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Location: Tougo Coffee

stuffed animals that do double-duty‏

* CPR Teddy Bear
* Digit-Saver Door Cover
* CloudB Gentle Giraffe

ptpa: nominate a product

Become a PTPA Mom on the Go! You’ll have the chance to nominate your favorite product, and if the company chooses to submit to Parent Tested Parent Approved, you are guaranteed to receive the product for review! Fill out our handy nomination form, found on the PTPA website or by clicking HERE.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

mommy matinee (wednesdays)

(WED 10am) "Dear John" now showing at North Bend Theatre. The Mommy Matinee is a special time where you can bring your children. Our espresso machine will be fired up and ready so you can enjoy a latte or other warm beverage during the movie. Feel free to walk the isles with your little one during the show. Also, be sure to check out our "cry room". ($5)

baby song

(TUES/Today) ParentMap: Baby Song is an interactive music and movement program that increases the bond between parent and child, builds community between parents, and is just plain fun! It’s designed for expectant mothers, and parents with their children ages 0-4. Held at the Salvation Army Family Services.

Time: Tuesdays 10 a.m.
Location: 1101 Pike St., Seattle
Ages: Ages 0-4
Cost: Free
Event Info: 206-442-8364

retail-me-not & ebates

Okay, so I just got my first eBates check in the mail. Pretty cool to get money back on things you were going to buy anyway, just by clicking one site before another. It wasn't much, but $13 is real money - and it was only from a few Shutterfly book purchases.

Check out these money-saving sites - which both contain links to a TON of kid-related websites:
* RetailMeNot for online coupon codes
* eBates for cash back!

Monday, March 1, 2010

preschool horseriding lessons

Preschoolers can sign up for 15-minute riding lessons on one of the Fjord horses at Willows Edge Farm. Advance registration is required. Bothell, WA (425.402.6781),
Ages: 3-6
Time: By appointment
Cost: $15

happy birthday dr. seuss

(TUES) Dr. Seuss Birthday Party @ Issaquah Library
Food, activities, and rhyming fun in English and Spanish are in store at a celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday. Ages: 0-5. Tue 10:30am; Thu 10am & 11am (free)

pajama storytime: delridge library

(TUES) Pajama Story Time at the Delridge Branch
Where: Delridge Branch
Summary: It is pajama story time at the Delridge Branch! All ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, dances and more. The children's librarian will be wearing her pajamas. You can wear yours, too! (7-7:40pm)

storytime: barnes & noble

(TUES) From DailyCandyKids:
What: Lois V. Harris, the local children’s book author reads from her newest, Charlie Russell: Tale-Telling Cowboy Artist.
Why: It’s the wild, wild West(ern Washington).
When: Tuesday 3/2 @ 10am
Where: Barnes & Noble, University Village, 2675 NE University Village St. (206-517-4107)