On the Fence about Whether Your Kids Should Have Flu Shots? Just Do It—Now

flu shotBetween August 1, 2004 and May 5, 2012, 829 children in the US died from the flu, according to a new study by researchers at the CDC. And a third of those kids died within three days after symptoms first appeared. Unfortunately, by then it’s often too late. The solution? Make sure your kids get a flu shot. Not getting one is putting their lives at risk.
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Tips for Taking Great Photos of Kids

Now that practically no one uses camera film anmore, we don’t have to worry about wasting money developing awful pics of our kids. But we still have to worry about wasting time taking dozens of pics. In this guest post, Ken McDonald tell us how to up your chances of geting that gorgeous shot of the kids without having to keep everyone captive for hours.

There’s in old adage in the film production world that says: “Never work with children or animals.” This logic can be applied to portrait photography as well. That’s because, as any parent can attest to, getting a young child to sit still for an extended period of time often proves to be a difficult undertaking. But that’s no reason portrait photographers should shy away from children subjects. Under the right circumstances child photographs can turn out particularly well. Not only that, but a good child portrait can provide a lifetime of happiness to the parents.

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Top 5 Family-Friendly Restaurants in Seattle

Seattle is a wonderfully family-friendly city. Great natural beauty, tons of fun activities, cool museums (the Jimi Hendrix exhibit being one of my favorites), some pretty decent sports teams, and plenty of amazing restaurants. In this guest post, Kelly Watson takes us on a tour of some of the best places you and your kids can grab a meal without having to worry about breaking expensive wine glasses or spilling something on one of those intimidating white tablecloths.

Love traveling – and eating out – with your kids, but want to be sure a restaurant is family-friendly? If you’re like our family, you want to experience local cuisine, while eating in a place that is conducive to family dining. You know, those restaurants that don’t mind kids, have great meal options (not just chicken tenders and fake pizza), and delicious food. If you’re in Seattle, you’ll have plenty of options! However, these are our tried and true family favorites:

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