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  • 2110 E Union St, Seattle
    Liz Pearce - My daughter has been taking cello lessons from Ebony at the Central District location and loves it! It's not even hard to convince her to practice! Others have told me they've had similarly good experiences with other teachers / instruments. They also have a new location in Columbia City.
    Steve Dossick - Great school with a variety of excellent teachers on many different instruments.
    Lila Pearce - Just started in the fall I have a great teacher named Ebony and I’ve learned a lot.
  • 4649 Sunnyside Ave N 324, Seattle • Wallingford
    Shauna Causey - Being a first time parent was daunting but having a PEPS community was a life saver. Going through the earliest stages of parenting with a group with kiddos the same age and having a chance to talk supporting our kids and each other was so helpful.
    Ali White MacBeth - I was on the fence about joining PEPS as I am an older parent. I am thankful I did! The information and friendships I made have been so valuable. It’s an amazing program.
    Natalie Steck - I am so passionate about PEPS. They are not just a wonderful organizations for parents and offer a great set of programs, but I have had the pleasure to work with the team previously and I have never met a more passionate group of people about serving the needs of their communities. If you have a baby or are about to have a baby, got check out PEPS, you won't regret it!
  • 1410 NE Campus Pkwy, Seattle • University District
    Shauna Swerland Youssefnia - kids went here- well run
    Darrell - My son loves these camps - probably done 10 of them. Well run and great staff.
    recommended by Liz Pearce
  • Leslie Feinzaig - SMN are the best. Always find great date night nannies at a reasonable rate. They are all vetted and so far we've had great luck.
    Jessica Eggert - Spilt Milk Nannies is fantastic. Erin is so efficient, and has a wonderful group of vetted nannies. Everyone we've used has been amazing with our daughter, and we always feel like we're in good hands when we use them. They have a long waitlist, so sign up early. Worth the $60/quarter + babysitting/nanny fees.
    Kim Thomas - Erin is one of the hardest workers I know. She is incredibly responsible and passionate about her work and the families she serves. This is not an easy service to provide and she makes it look easy. I am so grateful to have been able to utilize this service when needed. The nannies are consistently top-notch!
    recommended by Erin McDonald
  • 417 15th Ave E, Seattle
    Tom Laramee - This is a great store. If you're planning a birthday party, or want some seasonal crafts, this is your place. They also have a fairly large selection of toys, games, stuffies, and gifts, and the quality of all of that stuff is really high; they clearly curate their merchandise very well.
    Laura - Love this place. No matter what kind of balloon I need, they always have a great option in stock. Also, the staff are incredibly helpful.
    Abby - I have little kids which means lots of little kid birthday parties. It's so nice to be able to go somewhere in person and pick up something quickly.
  • 7135 Sportsfield Dr NE, Seattle • Sand Point
    Shannon Garbaccio - Great staff and really fun classes from beginner to advanced, you'll find a niche here.
    Minda Brusse - If you are near NE Seattle and Magnuson park, Tennis Center Sand Point is a semi public club and is outstanding for all ages. Membership is less than $150 per YEAR! 10 indoor courts and full staff.
    Ernie Climenson - These guys run one of the best athletic programs for kids. Incredible instructors who I found myself leaning in to listen to for tips (while watching my kid practice).
  • 7. LegUp
    Wendy Quast - LegUp matches you with daycare and preschool providers and manages the enrollment process so you don't have to! They are so helpful in helping families navigate the process of finding and securing a spot for daycare or preschools through listening to your needs, finding trusted and licensed centers, and doing all of the work for you!
  • 2203 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle • Queen Anne
    Tom Laramee - Whenever I need games or puzzles for my kids (say, at the start of a winter or spring break), I visit Blue Highway. They have a dizzying array of games for people of all ages. You'll likely find yourself spending a lot more time in there than you planned...
  • 1010 Valley St, Seattle
    Tonya Peck - All of their camps are fantastic!!!
  • 117 E Louisa St 110, Seattle
    Jessica M Shapiro - Camp Solomon Schechter is amazing! It's a Jewish camp located in Tumwater, WA - very close to Olympia. Tons of activities, a gorgeous setting right on a private lake, and a chance to make incredible friends. I went there for 9 years. All 3 of my kids go now. It starts when you're entering into 2nd grade. Sessions range from 1 week to 3. They just started a 6 week option. Many of my closest friends are the friends I made at Schechter. Can't say enough good stuff about it.
    Karina Kunins - My 3 kids have been attending CSS for the last 5 years and look forward to it every year. We consider ourselves a reformed, interfaith Jewish household and it’s important to us that our kids are comfortable with the level of Judaism - and can feel at home while they are away. Camp Solomon Schechter is that are more! We love it!


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Amy Woidtke
about 2 months ago • Northgate
Im looking for a a nanny full time, 5 days a week for the next 5 weeks, then shift to part time. Child is a bright and brilliant two year old and ...
4 replies
about 2 months ago
Amy Woidtke Thank you Adam! I will definitely check that out!
Liz Pearce I know childcare is hard to come by these days. I have used Annie's Nannies in the past and thought they did a nice job. A little $$$ though....
Wendy Quast Spilt Milk Nannies is an amazing resource for finding high quality nannies. Also echo Adam's recommendation of Seattle Nanny Parent Connection.
Meredith Fife
5 months ago • Auburn
A lot of regular summer activities that my kids participate in have been cancelled this year. I'm looking for any alternatives or summer camp ideas...
6 replies
4 months ago
Liz Pearce You might check out 6Crickets - @Helen is the CEO and I know they have lots of options you can look through.
Dr Helen Wang Thanks, @Lizprc ! At, we've sourced some great virtual camps throughout the country, including Broadway stars, Silicon Valley tech experts, professional artists, renowned magicians, world champions in rope jumping and First Lego League, chess grandmasters, published authors, professional athletes, and highly rated local providers. I hope you will check it out! Thanks!
Meredith Fife Thanks everyone. I ended up signing two of my kids up for archery camp at Orion Archery, I will keep you updated on how it goes. I will be check into these ideas soon. I'm excited for these great recommendations!
Oren Etzioni
6 months ago • Seattle
Because of distance learning, our Michael hasn't had the opportunity to prepare for the ERBs in the fall. He would love to find someone to help him...
6 replies
6 months ago
Joe Heitzeberg Hi Oren, we've had a good experience with Varsity Tutors (1:1 video tutoring with a nice app for shared white-boarding, etc)
Oren Etzioni thank you friends for the great recommendations. We went with University tutoring for now. That's where Michael's older brothers went long ago...
John Musser Hi Oren, both our girls loved Nora Martin, co-founder at Test Innovators. They also create practice standardized tests. Nora was terrific.
Erika Ramberg
7 months ago • Madison Park
First time mom (come August) looking to raise baby as sustainably as possible. Looking for solid sources for used baby items (bassinets, nests etc)...
4 replies
7 months ago
Melinda Lane Three Little Birds is a great consignment store in West Seattle with new and used items. Also Sugarlump in Madison Valley. Congrats on your pregnancy!
Zareen Maurer Congratulations! I’ve loved the Jack and Jill twice a year sale. You’ll have to wait until the next one this fall. I’ve gone and stocked up on everything for the year. If you go earlier in the sale, you’ll snag the best stuff. I’ve heard Just Between Friends is also good, but I’ve never been.
Josh Barnard We've found the various Buy Nothing groups a pretty good resource. If you're in the zone for Madrona Moms that's also very useful.
Arry Yu
10 months ago • Columbia City
So I'm looking to get myself and #theLentil (our pre-K child) some singing lessons. We're on the south end of Seattle. Any recommendations for good...
4 replies
9 months ago
Arry Yu Thanks, Rob! I'll reach out to Jon. :)
Arry Yu I reached out - but he hasn't responded....

Still looking for good recommendations (private lessons)!
Meredith Fife Hi Arry-- You should try Off the Wall School of Music. It looks like they do voice lessons for kids starting at age 4. Fresh Chalk hears really great things about them.
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