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Play with dough at Frankie’s Restaurant in Redmond

Here is one of the reasons I love Frankie’s Pizza and Pasta in Redmond:  they give you dough to play with, and they will even cook it for you!  When you get seated, ask your waiter for balls of pizza dough for the kids to play with- don’t be shy, they have dough ready just [...]

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Bring ‘em in: Kids welcome at Issaquah Coffee Company

I’ve been hearing a lot about the Issaquah Coffee Company that’s located in Gilman Village. It opened last November and has gotten rave reviews for its coffee and treats. I love me a good latte, particularly after a long night with a teething baby, so naturally my curiosity was piqued. I had a lot of [...]

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Caspar Babypants makes you want to ‘Sing Along!’

It’s about time! That was my first thought when I opened up my mailbox not too long ago to discover that I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of Caspar Babypants’s new album, Sing Along!, which releases on August 16. I kid you not, my toes automatically started tapping as I perused the [...]

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This Is Fun, the new album from local band Caspar Babypants, will make you ‘dance-y’

As my 5-year-old daughter and I listened to This Is Fun, the new album from Caspar Babypants, she asked, “Who is the boy singing this?”  I told her it was Chris Ballew, and he sings songs for kids, and sometimes for grown-ups, too (he is the lead singer of the popular Seattle-based band Presidents of [...]

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Nest, drop-in childcare in Woodinville offers flexible daycare options

  Every parent can think of those times when all they needed was an hour or two to get something done, whether it was a business call, a trip to the grocery store, or just a few moments to breath.  But when it comes to occasional childcare, parents don’t have many options- if the babysitter [...]

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‘Time Out To Rock’ by The Not-its! is a rockin’ good time

The summer of 2010 is fabulous for parents and kids. There are a lot of great albums coming out, including a new one from the Seattle-based band, The Not-Its! Titled Time Out To Rock, the album will have you doing just that; one listen and you’ll discover that you and your kids will be dropping [...]

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