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The Bad Parent Files

Parent teacher conferences are weird. They are performance reviews for a job you didn’t do. They are not about you and all about you at the same time. And they are terrifying. After arriving too early for ours (“Oh no!  We’re early!  Did the teacher see us?  She spotted us!  Act casual as we look at [...]

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A weekend without kids

One evening about a year ago, I was at a Book Club meeting when one of the ladies suggested that we go away for a weekend. “Somewhere that we can just relax and drink and not worry about kids!” she exclaimed. Everyone was on board and began shouting out ideas – everyone but me, that [...]

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Shopping traps… trips

I was at Rite Aid today and saw a pack of Garbage Pail Kids.  You know, those trading cards from the mid-1980′s featuring children modeled after Cabbage Patch Kids but given inappropriate names like Leaky Lindsey and Potty Scotty.  They are disgusting and rude.  And I was *this*close* to buying them. For my daughter. Ok, [...]

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Woodinville Holiday Guide

… … … Other Guides: Holiday Guides by City Eastside Nutcracker Performances Guide U-Cut Tree Farms … Woodinville Poinsettia Festival at Molbak’s When: Every day until December 24 from 9am to 6pm Where: 13625 NE 175th St, Woodinville Website:   https://www.molbaks.com/celebrate.html Age: All Cost: Free . Snap a festive family photo in front of our stunning [...]

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Tukwila Holiday Guide

… … … Other Guides: Holiday Guides by City Eastside Nutcracker Performances Guide U-Cut Tree Farms … Tukwila Santa Photos When: Every day, 10:00am-5:00pm Where:  Southcenter Mall, 2800 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1376467939265855/ Ages: All Cost: Varies Santa arrives Friday, November 16th at 10am! Stop by Macy’s Court to share your holiday wishes and capture your special moment [...]

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Renton Holiday Guide

… … … Other Guides: Holiday Guides by City Eastside Nutcracker Performances Guide U-Cut Tree Farms … Renton Holiday Bazaar When: Friday, November 22, 11am-6pm, Saturday, November 23, 9am-6pm Where: Renton Community Center Website:  http://rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=6150 Age: All Cost: Free With over 100 vendors on hand to share their crafted items, shoppers make this event a [...]

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