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Around The Sound – Lynnwood’s The Root Beer Store

By Not Just A Mommy!

I've got a great place for you to add to your summer bucket list.  My boys and I had the pleasure of checking out Lynnwood's The Root Beer Store a few months ago.  They also have two other locations in Redmond and Puyallup.  What is The Root Beer Store you ask?  Well, it's exactly that...the... Read More

Celebrating New Year’s Eve With Your Kids

By Not Just A Mommy!

If you are like me with kids at home, going out for New Year's Eve isn't always an option.  For the past few years we've been whooping it up with fellow parents and it can be even more fun than squeezing into high heels and fighting crowds at overpriced events.  Check out these great ways for cele... Read More

The Candy Cottage – No Bake Gingerbread Houses Giveaway

By Not Just A Mommy!

 This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to Amy and Brenda! A few months ago, I came across The Candy Cottage in my FamilyFun magazine and knew I had to have them.  I love to decorate gingerbread houses with my kids, but if you are like me, you may not have the time or skill to make them ... Read More

Your Kids: Are they Overscheduled?

By Alison Kallstrom

As the fall season arrives, so do soccer games, football practice, dance class, and piano lessons.  So many options for our kids and so little time! My first grader is on a recreational soccer team for the first time this fall, with two practices a week and a game on Saturdays.  This will conti... Read More

Free And Cheap Seattle Summer Fun 2013

By Not Just A Mommy!

They say the best defense is a good offense. Nothing is more true in the summer when bored kids can equal disaster.  Last time, I shared The Happy Family Movement's  Summer Bucket List Challenge.  Here's our bucket many local spots we want to check out.  If you are putting together you... Read More

Spark Creativity With Kiwi Crate

By Not Just A Mommy!

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the race is on for Christmas shopping! If you are looking for a wonderful holiday gift idea for your kids, or the children in your life, Kiwi Crate has the perfect answer. We discovered Kiwi Crate when we attended a Pottery Barn Kids event over the summer and we are... Read More

Around The Sound – Brick Con

By Not Just A Mommy!

Every October  at the Seattle Center, LEGO® hobbyists (what you call anyone old enough to drive who still loves their LEGO®) converge at Brick Con. This year marks its 10th anniversary as the longest running fan-based LEGO® convention. It's a family friendly event where the general public is in... Read More

Little Free Libraries

By Not Just A Mommy!

It is so important to keep your kids motivated through the summer and ready for the next school year by keeping up on their reading.  There are so many g... Read More

Donuts For Dad

By Not Just A Mommy!

Isn't it funny how Mother's Day seems to be in 'the news' for weeks and Father's Day just creeps up?  The Friday before Father's Day is Donuts For Dad at my boys' school.  Dads are invited to an early morning breakfast of donuts and fruit and get treated like royalty.  I love this idea and decide... Read More

Build Snacks The Healthy Way!

By Not Just A Mommy!

If you haven't been to the Washington State Dairy Counsel's EatSmart nutrition education site, head there now. It is chock a block full of great resources to promote healthy habits at home and at school.  They have lots of free resources including downloadable handouts, power point slide shows, and... Read More