Zach Dundas

Celebrate Valentine’s Day: Stay Home With the Ones Who Love You Most

Surely, you’re not thinking of going out on Valentine’s Day. Babysitters and decent reservations are equally scarce. And the truth is, your kids probably want to hang with their parents, for now their dearest loves. We’re staying in, then, and creating our own festive approach to a love-laden holiday that originally began with sacrificing a …

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Five Kid-Made, DIY Valentine’s Kitchen Projects to Warm All the Hearts

Let’s face it, kids can find Valentine’s Day baffling. An armed, flying baby assaults people, who then fall in love? Everyone in class is exchanging cards conveying vague affection? Once again—as always!—there’s tons of candy around, but we’re not supposed to eat too much? But while this quasi-holiday’s more romantic aspects may remain a mystery …

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5 Family-Friendly Phở Recipes

One of our favorite parts of working on our “Oodles of Noodles” subscription box was putting together a sprawling, crayon-ready map of global noodle dishes. (This box truly delivers a noodle-y mother lode: a hands-on pasta-making lesson, plus our subscription series’ expert-tested recipes and activities.) And as we contemplated that wide world of noodles, one …

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Tiebing Zhang, cofounder and CTO of Circle Media, stands with Oregon's Mount Hood in the background.

Clutch Tools to Curb Screentime? Dumplings, Popcorn, and Conversation

Tiebing Zhang is the co-founder and chief technology officer of Circle, the Portland-based company created to help families manage kids’ use of screens and technology. (The Circle Home Plus product and app allow parents to monitor screentime and content consumption on a full range of devices.) He’s also a father of two, with a distinct …

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Ben Jacobsen of Jacobsen Salt stands by the sea.

The Salt King of the Northwest Tells Kids How to Shake Up Big Flavor

Here at Little Sous, lately we’re thinking about spices—how these mystical flavor agents can help kids unlock the next level in the kitchen. And it hit us: The most elementary “spice,” salt, is something we can take for granted, something most people don’t really know much about. (It’s always fun to tell kids that salt …

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Cookbook author Sarah Copeland works with her daughter in the kitchen

A Top Food Writer’s Advice: Let Kids Explore Food—And Accept the Mess

Sarah Copeland built a career out of making home cooking more accessible for the masses. The former food director of Real Simple magazine and Food Network vet just released her third cookbook, Every Day is Saturday, offering recipes and strategies for elevating weeknight dinners from “good enough” to great. Sarah, a busy mother of two, …

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