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  • Go outside today and everyday!

    November 3, 2020

    Time outdoors is essential for overall health. With the continuing Covid-19 Pandemic, it is important to find time to safely spend time outdoors. As we head into the Winter holiday season, spending time outdoors and in nature with family is a wonderful way to celebrate the season. We all have to practice social distancing of at …

  • BestStart Washington/Project Nature’s Commitment to Breaking Down Barriers Caused by Racial Inequality

    June 30, 2020

    BestStart Washington is committed to ensuring that all children and youth in Washington state  have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. We recognize that entrenched structural racism is an unacceptable barrier to child health and potential. In our pediatric practices, we see first-hand the negative health outcomes that arise from racism including increased infant …

  • Exploring Nature From Your Doorstep

    March 24, 2020

    During this extraordinary COVID Pandemic you have created a schedule for your family.  It includes outdoor time, but what can you actually do?  Nature exploration! Even though we have a Stay-At-Home order, with social distance we can still enjoy nature.  Governor Inslee said: “If you feel like going for a walk, gardening, going for a …

  • Nature Play Kits Bring Smiles to Little Faces

    November 14, 2019

    A bag to collect pine cones and rocks. A bug jar to safely view insect pals. A kite to send soaring in the sky. A child’s beautiful smile.  In my practice as a pediatrician, I see a range of emotions in my clinic. When a little face lights up, it makes my day. My colleagues …

  • Family Adventure in the Cascades

    October 7, 2019

    The Cascade Mountain Range extends from British Columbia all the way to California with miles of hiking, snow-shoeing, skiing and cross-country skiing trails. The Washington Cascades are just a few hours from Seattle and offer countless opportunities for outdoor adventures with some of the best camping, backpacking and mountain climbing available.  North Cascades The North …

  • 5 Easy Day Hikes in Western Washington

    September 20, 2019

    Franklin Falls At just 2 miles round-trip with about 100 feet of elevation gain, Franklin Falls is a favorite hike for families with young children. The promise of seeing a waterfall can be a great motivator on the trail, and the rocky beach below the falls provides plenty of entertainment once you reach your destination …

  • Explore the Olympics

    August 30, 2019

    Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula is home to some of the most impressive wilderness in the United States. Located along the pacific coast, the Olympic National Park and Hoh Rain Forest offer spectacular views, impressive hikes and fun for all ages.  The Hoh Rain Forest gets over 170 inches of rain annually and is home to …

  • 10 Seattle Area Beaches for Exploration with Kids

    August 21, 2019

    Seattle offers many scenic and accessible beaches to explore. From the tidepools of Golden Gardens to pocket beaches and the more family-friendly sandy shores, there is a beach for almost every season.  Discovery Park  This 534 acre park located on the shores of Puget Sound is Seattle’s largest park. There are over 11.81 miles of …