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The new challenge: Now mom can count on her hand how many vacations they have left as a family.
This former teacher says schools should be safe places from polio, diphtheria, mumps, rubella — and, yes, coronavirus.
Here are six things to consider — all due to labor shortages — before you visit your favorite restaurant.
With the new school year here, she’s never seen her kids so excited to wake up at 5:45 a.m.
They took the train from Edmonds to Puyallup for the Washington State Fair. It wasn’t such a good idea.
Lost electricity during the heatwave and wildfires turned their whir of multiple fans and air filters into heated silence.
Tip No. 1: Don’t start your writing project unless you can describe it in two succinct sentences.
She’s got a backlog of photo albums to finish for 2015-2019, but she’s glad she skipped ahead to 2020.
After mastering a variety of vegetables, this mom was ready to pop a 4-pound bird into her new air fryer.
She stocked up on over-the-counter medicine at Walgreens after getting a drive-thru COVID-19 test.
Seventeen years ago, Jennifer Bardsley was a new mother. She reflects on that time in this column.
After the June heatwave, she’s taking stock of which heat prevention tricks worked and which were a waste of time.
Edmonds author Jennifer Bardsley’s new novel, “Sweet Bliss,” inspired by “An Edmonds Kind of Fourth.”
A newer model of the Ergobaby backback was a challenge for this aunt, even though one from 2005 was a snap.
It’s important to adapt to wearing a smart watch, for example, while your brain is healthy enough to figure it out.
If you get frustrated about home design, just remind yourself that old-but-clean is better than new-and-unkempt.
A local troop of sixth graders read “A Place at the Table” by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan.
A battery-operated ball for babies talks — unprompted — like it should be in the movie “Ghostbusters.”
In her debut column in 2012, Jennifer Bardsley reflected on driving with little kids. Today, it’s the kids doing the driving.
Here are some tips for easing the mental load that parents — and especially mothers — carry.