Immaculately maintained and upgraded over the years, this 1,320-square-foot home offers picture-perfect living! In addition to 3 bedrooms and 1 bath, this 1.5-story home features gorgeous living spaces, a stylish kitchen, and an attached, oversized 1-car garage. And just wait until you see the backyard retreat—this lush oasis is absolutely dreamy! Located at 3312 Locust Ave W University Place, WA 98466 and less than a 3-minute drive to Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, schools and more, this timeless residence is listed for $489,000.
From the moment you pull in the driveway, this home’s idyllic setting and manicured landscaping make for a lovely first impression! A charming pathway leads to the covered front porch where an eye-catching wood ceiling and recessed lighting await. Set up a comfy sitting area here to enjoy all summer long!
As soon as you step in through the front door, this home’s sundrenched living areas immediately invite you in to relax and enjoy yourself. The dining space effortlessly flows right into the living area and kitchen, and beautiful hardwood floors guide the way. In the living area, a wood fireplace adorned with granite is flanked by eye-catching built-ins, and details like recessed ceiling elements and crisp white trim elevate the overall aesthetic.
The view into the kitchen is sure to delight—this open-concept haven features trendy bar-style seating and a dining nook. Custom cabinets include windowed doors and open shelving so you can display treasured dishware and decor, while shimmering granite counters and pendant lights add elegant flair. Just off of the dining nook, you’ll find a utility room with a sink, furnace, recently serviced heat pump, laundry amenities, and extra office space in the mix as well.
On the main floor, 2 bedrooms and an updated bath are at your fingertips. Each main floor bedroom features convenient original built-ins from 1949, and another bedroom awaits on the 2nd floor. (Plus, you have attic storage!) This home’s updated bath is especially noteworthy—a large walk-in shower, tile floor, and fresh modern finishes sparkle with contemporary style!
Sliding glass doors open up from the kitchen and dining nook right into the backyard oasis. The deck offers a lovely perch to enjoy the view of the expansive lawn and mature greenery, and sunny summertime days are absolutely blissful! A cute patio offers possibility as well—you can transform this sweet spot with comfy outdoor furniture and vibrant flower baskets, giving you a vacation-worthy hangout to bask in whenever the weather warms up. And don’t miss the attached, oversized one-car garage—you’ll find plenty of room to store outdoor tools and toys here in addition to an antique workbench and workspace.
Living in University Place
At 3312 Locust Ave W University Place, WA 98466, you’re in a central and incredibly convenient University Place neighborhood. Bridgeport Way is only 0.4 miles from home, as is Whole Foods Market. As you head south along Bridgeport Way, several other amenities are easily within reach, including places like Trader Joe’s, Safeway, and dozens of other shops, eateries, and local services. Both Curtis Junior High School and Curtis High School are less than 1 mile away, and when you’d like to spend more time enjoying nature, iconic Chambers Bay is only 1.8 miles from home.
Thoughtfully refreshed and updated, this mid-century charmer is ready for a brand new chapter! Featuring a 1,764-square-foot layout that includes 3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths, inviting living spaces, plus a spacious bonus room, this Edmonds home offers a vintage aesthetic yet promises modern convenience. This beauty even comes with a private backyard oasis! Located at 9909 226th Place SW Edmonds, WA 98020 and absolutely surrounded by local amenities, this timeless treasure is listed for $675,000.
Take a moment explore this home’s top 6 standout highlights:
1. Discover smart updates and thoughtful remodels at every turn.
This 1962-built home is ready to take on the future! Refinished hardwoods, new flooring, and new paint inside and out ensure that this mid-century Edmonds home is move-in ready. Plus, a heat pump promises that you stay cozy all winter long, while A/C keeps things comfy all throughout the summer. The master bath also features a complete remodel (more on this in a moment!) and the bonus room has been refreshed with new carpet.
2. Excellent Edmonds location where city convenience is just blocks away.
Nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac on a large fenced private lot, this home offers a sense of seclusion, yet you’re merely minutes to local amenities. You’re only 0.2 miles from grocery shopping at places like PCC Community Markets and QFC, and you’ll find several other places such as Walgreens, Bartell Drugs, Starbucks, and a long list of other eateries all just blocks from home. This Edmonds residence is also only about 5 minutes down to the Edmonds waterfront, and in addition to gorgeous beach parks and iconic waterfront dining, the Edmonds-Kingston ferry leaves from here. The Edmonds Station is also right along the waterfront and the Sounder Train stops here on its route between Everett and Seattle. The Amtrak train also stops here on its route between Vancouver, B.C. and Eugene, Oregon. Getting around the region is a breeze from this location!
3. Living room is a dreamy haven you’re sure to love spending time in!
Just in through the front door, the light-filled living room awaits, offering the ideal haven for entertaining guests. A classic mid-century wood burning fireplace features stately details, while eye-catching built-ins offer the perfect spot to display framed photos, treasured keepsakes, and decor.
4. The master bath features a stunning remodel.
Pristine and sparkling like new, the master bath has been completely reimagined. Custom tile delights the eye, and modern design lends itself well to the spa-inspired scene.
5. This home’s spacious layout provides abundant flexibility.
In addition to this home’s 3 bedrooms, you’ll also find a spacious bonus room with a large closet and new carpet. An additional room with floor-to-ceiling built-ins could serve as the perfect home office or hobby room, and you’ll also find a laundry room with extra space for a pantry just off of the kitchen. This spacious home has room for all that life brings your way, and loved ones can enjoy having private space to call their own!
6. A backyard oasis offers a secluded getaway ready for weekend barbecues and quiet relaxation alike.
French doors swing open from the kitchen and dining area, revealing the new deck and the lush backyard. Quintessential Pacific Northwest natural beauty offers tranquility, and you can enjoy views of established trees, shrubs, and garden space that awaits your green thumb. There’s also an attached 1-car garage with extra storage space for your convenience.
The vacation-inspired lifestyle you’ve been dreaming about awaits with this 1,086-square-foot top-floor condo unit in the gated Sunset Plaza community. This well-maintained retreat lives large thanks to a smart layout and stunning vaulted ceilings, and community amenities just expand your space even more! Located at 7312 N Skyview Lane, Unit J303 Tacoma, WA 98406 in a central Tacoma neighborhood surrounded by city convenience, this 2-bedroom, 1.75-bath condo is listed for $278,000.
Take a moment to explore this Tacoma condo’s top 5 highlights:
1. Fabulous community amenities promise resort-inspired living.
When you live in Sunset Plaza, you have access to several top-notch amenities to help you stay social, active, and entertained! A clubhouse, exercise room, hot tub, outdoor pool, tennis court, walking trails, and a community courtyard are all at your fingertips to enjoy. Have fun hanging out with friends, host memorable gatherings, and never run out of things to do from the comfort of home-sweet-home!
2. Convenient, central Tacoma location.
At 7312 N Skyview Lane, Unit J303 Tacoma, WA 98406, you’re close to transit, shopping, restaurants, parks and more. Those who commute are sure to appreciate being just a couple blocks to the Narrows Park & Ride—catch the bus here all the way to Seattle. You’re also just blocks from being able to connect to Highway 16.
Being so close to 6th Ave is also a major perk—you’ll find restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, local services, nightlife, and more within the 6th Ave District. Grocery shop at places like Fred Meyer and Tacoma Boys (they’re both only 5 minutes from home), or head down to waterfront dining by Titlow Beach (you’re just 6 minutes away!). When you’d like to spend more time outside, War Memorial Park is just a couple blocks away, as is access to the Scott Pierson Trail. This scenic 5-mile trail takes you all the way across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and into Gig Harbor.
3. Inviting living spaces let condo life feel large!
One of this condo’s not-to-miss features includes the spacious living room with vaulted ceilings. Exposed beams, custom built-ins, and a cozy wood-burning fireplace add warm, stylish elements to the inviting scene, and the layout effortlessly unfolds into the dining area and adjacent kitchen. A balcony expands your living spaces even more—this covered getaway offers views of sunsets, a partial sound and mountain view, and overlooks the manicured gardens.
4. Wonderful flexibility thanks to 2 bedrooms and 1.75 baths.
Ths master suite not only features a private bath, but a large walk-in closet is all yours as well! A second bedroom and full bath are also included, and if you have an extra bedroom, you can transform it into a home office, a hobby room, a guest room, or all of the above.
5. Thoughtful details promise comfortable condo living.
Everything has been taken care of, and this unit comes with some features that are especially rare with condos. This unit comes with a spacious laundry room, including a washer and dryer, and even space for a pantry and organizing other household essentials. An additional, surprisingly large storage room is just off the balcony as well. This condo unit also comes with reserved covered parking and a security gate for extra peace of mind.
Situated on 1.12 acres in a gorgeous, tranquil setting, this classic island farmhouse is brimming with must-see updates! In addition to 3 bedrooms and 1.75 baths, this 1,840-square-foot gem offers inviting living spaces and renovations that shine with style. And a whole other world of wonder awaits with this Vashon property’s outdoor amenities—fruit trees, space for a garden, and scenic views of quintessential Pacific Northwest nature are all right outside your front door. Located at 12312 SW Cemetery Rd Vashon, WA 98070, this Vashon Island residence is listed for $790,000.
Take a moment to explore this Vashon property’s top 6 highlights:
1. Secluded setting surrounded by nature.
Framed by emerald evergreens and a lush lawn, this home offers a lovely getaway that’s perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation. A large deck overlooks the scene, and there’s even an outdoor space that’s wired and ready for a hot tub so you can create an even more luxe experience for yourself and guests. 1.12 acres means that you have tons of space to build raised garden beds to grow farm fresh fruits and veggies in, and there are even Gravenstein apple trees and pear trees ready to be enjoyed!
2. Close to the heart of Vashon Island Downtown and city convenience.
At 12312 SW Cemetery Rd Vashon, WA 98070, you truly get to enjoy the best of both worlds. Not only are you tucked away in nature, but Downtown Vashon is a short 5-minute drive from home. Pick up groceries at Vashon Thriftway, and enjoy dining at places like The Hardware Store, Camp Colvos Brewing, Pure Organic Kitchen & Juicery, Cafe Luna, Anu Rana’s Healthy Kitchen, Earthen Bistro, Casa Bonita, Bramble House, and many more. When you need to get off the island, you’re only 12 minutes to the southern ferry to Tacoma and just 14 minutes to the northern ferry that’ll take you to Seattle or Port Orchard.
3. Stunning, newly remodeled kitchen.
This home’s kitchen could be straight from the pages of a glossy home design magazine… yes, that’s how gorgeous it is! Not only does the kitchen boast a huge layout, but spacious quartz counters (including an oversized island) and cabinetry with deep drawers all ensure you have more than enough space. Stainless steel appliances, a large stainless steel farm sink, a tile floor, a shimmering backsplash, modern light fixtures, and other expertly curated details all make up this fashion-forward masterpiece.
4. Generous square footage offers flexible living spaces.
The open-concept family room (that features a cozy new electric fireplace) and the living room both offer more than enough room for hanging out and hosting a crowd! Each immaculate space offers a blank canvas for you to transform with your own personal style, and the same is true of the bedrooms. Discover 2 rooms on the main level and 2 additional rooms upstairs with new carpet. Plus, an unfinished basement and attached garage offer even more possibility.
5. Systems are dialed in and promise peace of mind.
This vintage, 1930s home has been reimagined and renovated for the modern homeowner! There’s a new electrical panel, 2 new energy efficient ductless heat pumps, and this home is also wired for a generator.
6. Newly renovated bath offers spa-inspired bliss!
One of this home’s baths is particularly dreamy and is newly renovated. Custom tile, contemporary finishes, and a stylish color palette offer a truly relaxing scene for wellness routines. And imagine unwinding in the deep soaking tub for a sumptuous bubble bath—enjoy indulgent spa-worthy amenities without ever having to leave the comfort of home-sweet-home!
Lovingly Maintained Vintage 1-Bedroom, 1-Bath Home w/Storybook Backyard in Convenient Tacoma Neighborhood
Beautifully reimagined and move-in ready, this 1924-built home-sweet-home has been thoughtfully updated and refreshed. In addition to 1 bedroom and 1 bath, this residence features sundrenched living spaces that are an absolute joy to spend time in. Additionally, one of this home’s major perks is its many storage options, much of which awaits in the finished attic bonus space. Located at 402 S 64th St Tacoma, WA 98408 on a large corner lot and close to grocery stores, parks, schools and more, this Tacoma treasure is listed for $305,000.
Eye-catching curb appeal delights as you arrive home time and time again, and a cute fence opens up to a charming pathway that leads right to the front door. Bright and beautiful elegance greets you from the moment you step inside, and refinished hardwoods flow into the living room and adjacent dining area. Updates include things like fresh paint, a newer furnace, a newer fridge, and some updated plumbing and electrical. Plus, exterior paint is only 1 year old, and the roof is only 10 years old.
In the dining room, gorgeous original wood built-ins instantly elevate the overall aesthetic, offering a stylish place to display treasured dishware and decor. This haven of gathering is an entertainer’s dream—host everything from laid-back gatherings to festive holiday occasions right here!
The kitchen offers a captivating blend of old and new, and you can enjoy modern amenities alongside vintage design. Original kitchen cabinets, hardware, and light fixtures take you back in time in the best way, and a cute spot for a bistro table is the perfect scene for sipping on your morning cup of coffee. The layout flows into a room just off the kitchen replete with beautiful knotty pine, and in addition to a couple of kitchen appliances and an extra sink, you’ll find laundry amenities, another dining area, and a workspace in the dynamic mix.
Discover an oasis of relaxation in the immaculate bedroom, and here you’ll find a neutral, crisp aesthetic that’s ready for your unique style. The ensuite bath sparkles with a blend of contemporary and vintage details, and again, old meets new to offer the very best of both worlds!
A sprawling finished attic bonus space features spacious closets, extra storage, built-in bookshelves, and tons of flexibility. This space is approximately 330 square feet, but the buyer is to verify this information as the attic is not included in the overall listed square footage.
Backyard bliss awaits, offering both functional convenience and natural beauty. A detached garage and attached storage/woodshed offer lots of storage and roof for projects, while the expansive lawn is surrounded by mature trees and landscaping. Possibility awaits, and you could easily choose to keep things simple and as is, or you could put your imagination to work building a patio or deck, cultivating a garden filled with fresh fruits and veggies, and much more!
Living in Tacoma
At 402 S 64th St Tacoma, WA 98408, you’re absolutely surrounded by top-notch amenities that make life easier and more enjoyable! Bus lines are 0.1 miles away, and you’ll find shopping, restaurants, parks, schools, and more less than 1 mile away. For example, Fred Meyer is 0.5 miles away and Safeway is 0.7 miles away, making it easy to pick up groceries while you’re out running errands. Wapato Park Off-Leash Dog Park is 0.7 miles from home, and Charlotte’s Blueberry Park is only 0.8 miles away—heading out to enjoy a couple of Tacoma’s largest parks while still staying close to home is a breeze. Additionally, those who commute are sure to appreciate being just a 4-minute drive to connect to Interstate-5.
Immaculately Updated 2-Bedroom, 1.75-Bath Craftsman w/Guest Suite & Breathtaking Views in Port Orchard
Incredible water views, a prime Port Orchard location, beautifully updated spaces, a magical garden… this timeless Craftsman treasure truly has it all! Built in 1928, this 1,210-square-foot beauty has been reimagined over the years to suit modern wants and needs, and you’ll find many newer, smart updates in the mix. In addition to 2 bedrooms and 1¾ baths, you’ll find beautifully appointed living spaces with abundant water views to enjoy. Located at 506 Perry Ave N Port Orchard, WA 98366 and just blocks from the Kitsap Transit Annapolis Foot Ferry, this residence is listed for $415,000.
This vintage home-sweet-home comes with a long list of updates that ensure it’s not only move-in ready, but prepared to take on the future with ease. Discover solar tube lights, newer Jeld-Wen windows, energy efficient soft heat, 2 water heaters, extra washer/dryer hookups, radiant heated floors in bathrooms, and much more.
A classic Craftsman aesthetic greets you from the moment you arrive home, and the front door opens up to reveal a sundrenched, inviting living area. A gas fireplace adds instant coziness, and you can snuggle up on the couch while a fire dances in the background all winter long! Sliding doors open up to another flexible room that offers the perfect haven for another living area, a home office, a library, an entertainment center and more. And don’t miss the cute nook—this is just the perfect spot for a writing desk or even an art studio!
Rich hardwood floors flow into the light-filled dining area and kitchen, and here you’ll find a smart design that has room for all that life brings your way. Find space for all of your kitchen essentials in beautiful cabinetry, and show off treasured dishware in the upper windowed cupboards. Sleek appliances and spacious counters are in the mix as well, and you can whip up delicious homemade meals all while having views of the water to admire right out your window!
The main level also includes a bedroom with a walk-in closet, and French doors open up to a charming porch and picturesque gardens. A bathroom is just around the corner, and this pristine space sparkles with style. A fashionable blend of old and new pay homage to this home’s 1920s origins, and details like crisp trim, wainscoting, subway tile, honeycomb tile, and more all create a delightful scene for wellness routines.
One of this home’s major perks includes the possibility for separate living spaces on the upper and lower levels. The lower level has its own separate entrance, and there is an area for a kitchenette with a sink, a bedroom, a huge walk-in closet, and a fabulous full bath. Enjoy spa-inspired amenities here, including a walk-in shower, an indulgent jetted tub, radiant heated floors, and an impeccably curated aesthetic.
Enjoy vacation-worthy living all without leaving the comfort of home in part thanks to this property’s remarkable outdoor spaces. A large deck boasts views of the Sinclair Inlet, and the storybook garden is alive with verdant greenery, artfully arranged stone accents, eye-catching white fencing and more. Plus, a detached garage, extra exterior storage, and an attic (which could be finished for more usable square footage!) offer even more space to transform.
Living in Port Orchard
At 506 Perry Ave N Port Orchard, WA 98366 not only do you have lovely views of the water, but you’re in a prime location that’s merely minutes to city conveniences. You are only 0.3 miles to the Kitsap Transit Annapolis Foot Ferry, which you can take across the inlet to catch the Seattle-Bremerton Ferry that takes you directly into Downtown Seattle. You’re also merely minutes to schools, grocery stores, shopping, restaurants, local services and much more. The Port Orchard Marina is also just 1 mile away, and you can hop on a foot ferry here as well and enjoy the small-town atmosphere and all of the cute shops and eateries.
Tucked away in a prime University Place location, this 2,115-square-foot home has been lovingly maintained over the years and is move-in ready! In addition to 3 bedrooms and 2.25 baths, you’ll find this home’s sprawling layout includes elegant living spaces as well. A 3-car garage promises added versatility, and just wait until you see the idyllic outdoor getaway with a gazebo and putting green! Located at 4402 66th Ave W University Place, WA 98466, this residence is listed for $529,500.
Here are just a few of this home’s top highlights:
1. Prime University Place location.
First of all, this location in the heart of University Place is hard to beat! Enjoy being in a picturesque residential setting and surrounded by greenery yet merely minutes to city convenience. Bridgeport Way is only a 2-minute drive from home, and here you can easily access places like Whole Foods, Harbor Greens, Trader Joe’s, Safeway, Walgreens, the library, Homestead Park, several eateries, local services, and much more!
2. Beautifully maintained living spaces.
From the moment you step in through the impressive entryway, this home delights at every turn. In the main living area, vaulted ceilings, a cozy gas fireplace, abundant natural light, views into the backyard oasis, and an elegant neutral color palette characterize this sophisticated space. The layout flows into the dining room, and your living space expands even more thanks to this property’s outdoor offerings.
3. Bright & spacious kitchen.
A smart layout features shimmering quartz counters, double ovens, generous storage in handsome cabinetry, and everything you need to whip up meals and entertain with ease. Bar-style seating and the adjacent dining nook ensure there’s room for everyone, and sliding doors make it easy to enjoy al fresco dining whenever the mood strikes.
4. Sumptuous master suite.
In addition to a wonderfully spacious bedroom layout, the master suite offers built-in closet space and a spa-inspired ensuite bath. Imagine unwinding in a luxurious bubble bath after a long day and then snuggling up in bed, surrounded by a calm, relaxing color palette!
5. Thoughtful amenities make it as easy as possible to keep the home running smoothly.
In addition to features like new furnace/air in 2019, a central vac, a security system, and energy efficient windows, this home also features a large laundry room with tons of storage, a sink, and all the space you need to keep home essentials organized. This home also comes with a 3-car garage that includes a workbench—you have more than enough room for storage and hobbies thanks to all of this added flexibility!
6. Gorgeous outdoor retreat!
One of this property’s top highlights is definitely the outdoor oasis. An expansive wrap-around deck is ready for sunbathing, barbecues, and summertime parties, and absolutely stunning landscaping artfully wraps its way around the entire property. You’ll find a water feature, a garden shed, sprinklers, a gazebo, and thoughtful touches at every turn… including a putting green! Those who love to garden and spend time out in the fresh air are especially in for a treat with this property’s garden getaway!
Built in 2011 and brimming with gorgeous updates, this 2,700-square-foot home is nestled on an incredible 2+ acre property replete with potential. In addition to 3 bedrooms, 2.75 baths, and stylish living spaces shining with sophistication, this home also includes a 2nd kitchen for added flexibility. You’ll also find dynamic outdoor offerings, including a 2-car detached garage, a chicken coop, park-like garden space, and so much more. Located at 2323 40th Ave E Tacoma, WA 98446 in Tacoma’s scenic Midland area and just 3 minutes to Highway 512, this home-sweet-home is listed for $605,000.
Tucked away in a secluded setting, this timeless beauty is ready to become your forever home. A charming front porch welcomes you, and as soon as you step inside, sundrenched open-concept living awaits. Elegant finishes shine like new, and the inviting living area looks out into the lush outdoor setting that shows off the Pacific Northwest’s natural beauty!
Vinyl plank flooring that’s wonderfully easy to care for guides you right into the immaculately updated kitchen, a thoughtfully designed space that shows off top-notch efficiency. Newer appliances are in the mix, and huge counters offer more than enough room to spread out whether you’re having a baking marathon or meal prepping for the week ahead. Pristine cabinetry and a walk-in pantry offer generous space for keeping kitchen essentials organized as well. When it’s time to gather for meals, the dining area is easily within reach, offering the ideal backdrop for everything from holiday get-togethers to laid-back meals any day of the week!
This home’s 3 bedrooms ensure that loved ones all have a private, comfortable retreat at the end of the day, and 2.75 baths sparkle with updates. The must-see master suite offers a spacious bedroom layout, a walk-in closet, and an absolutely dreamy ensuite bath. Contemporary design lends itself well to this spa-inspired getaway, and a corner soaking tub is ready for indulgent bubble baths!
Head upstairs to find extra bonus space (which could easily be used as a home office, den, hobby area, play room and more!), and flexible square footage that boasts fabulous possibility. You’ll also find laundry amenities and a stunning 2nd kitchen here! Additionally, this home includes 2 heat pumps for comfort all year long, and the upper level even has its own heating/cooling system.
Even more impressive offerings await outside, and 2+ acres promise that you have a quiet, peaceful sanctuary that’s all yours. In addition to picturesque greenery that surrounds the home, a 2-car detached garage (with workspace and storage in the mix), a chicken coop, a fire pit, RV parking (with power), garden space and more are all yours. Imagine enjoying fruits and veggies you grew yourself, collecting fresh eggs each morning, spending the day gardening, then relaxing around the fire pit roasting hot dogs and marshmallows while the sun goes down… the lifestyle you’ve been envisioning for yourself awaits right here!
Living in Tacoma’s Midland Area
At 2323 40th Ave E Tacoma, WA 98446, you’re in a quiet, secluded location, yet you’re merely minutes to city conveniences. Canyon Road is only 2 minutes from home, and places like Albertsons, the Summit Pierce County Library, Safeway, Walgreens, McLendon Hardware, and several other shops, eateries, and services are easily accessible from here. Highway 512 is only 3 minutes from home, a definite perk for commuters.
How are you doing with school at home with your children?
Feeling a little lost with what to do? It can be difficult to create a plan when you don’t know where to begin.
First reach out to your local school and ask what curriculum and support is being provided. If you are on your own for a bit, get creative. With short attention spans, children do best with lessons broken into chucks with breaks between for movement activities and a snack.
Getting back to basics and keeping things simple will help reduce the stress with this new adventure. With this change in the daily routine, kids may have heightened stress just like adults. Children thrive knowing what to expect next so creating a schedule is a good strategy. Sit down with your child and make a schedule together, children love to be a part of the process. You will get more “buy in” if they help with the planning and know what is in it for them. Explain why the lessons will help them and what they will be able to do with the information.
Cooking is a great way to learn and spend quality time together while teaching children life skills. Children can learn to read, measure, do math and learn about food sources. They can also learn about good nutrition. Teach why good food is important and how it affects the body. That can lead into a health lesson about the organs and systems of the body.
There are other life skills that can be taught at home while using the needed academic skills. Think of your job and how your knowledge can be transferred to be age appropriate and used as life skills?
Any books or areas of interest your child has will get them more engaged and excited to read. Does your child show interest in animals, nature, how things work, building things? Let your child create a reading chart. Give them the responsibility to choose the book, set the time and how they will use the information they have learned. They can create art to communicate what they have read, write a poem or a story.
Make an art station in a part of your home that can be available for children to go and be creative when the moment strikes. Children may not be able to communicate how they are feeling with words but with art they can let loose! Children can make cards to send out to their friends who are also having to stay home.
Remember pen pals? Have a pen pal writing party. Writing a letter addressed to a friend or family member is a fun activity. Children love receiving mail and by sending a card or letter they are more likely to get a response back! If your child is too young to write, you can be the scribe and write what they tell you. They can decorate the letter and envelope with their own art. Encourage letter writing to more than one friend with a request to write back soon!
For many years homeschool families have had great success with at home learning. There is a plethora of online resources that share ideas and have printable pages for all ages. You can enroll your student in a full online school program that is already set up. There are companies that provide curriculum approved for your state (check with your state for requirements). Hybrid learning, using online and a mix of curriculum, can break up the lessons and keep students engaged.
Working from home and trying to be a full-time teacher to your children comes with challenges, but it can be a good time to have quality family time. Remember to connect with other parents who are also finding a new normal. Support each other and share ideas.
Take advantage of this time and look upon it as an opportunity to be more involved in your child’s learning. With a new appreciation for our teachers and how much they provide for our students, remember to let them know how much they are respected and valued! Positive things come from challenges that come our way unexpectedly.
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Below are local resources that are under used, including your local public library and bookstores!
Many local bookstores have online shopping available. Check with your smaller local stores first to continue supporting them during this difficult time.
218 St Helens Ave Tacoma WA 98402
Tacoma Book Center
24 E. 26th Tacoma, WA 98421
Tacoma Community College
Teaching toys and books
2624 N Proctor St, Tacoma WA 98407
Dightman’s Bible and Book Center
2941 S 38th St suite b, Tacoma, WA 98409
Barnes and Noble
2832 Lakewood Mall, 5711 Main St SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
Half Price Books
4027 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma, WA 98409
253-692-4300 or 206-634-3400
Your Pierce County library card gives you access to everything from science experiments and full-text reference books to scholarly articles and help from live tutors—all online. Designed for grades K-12. Don’t have a library card? Get one today.
Writing a paper? Need something more substantial than a Wikipedia entry? Pierce County Library has online databases you can use for research and homework help without having to leave home.
King County Library System
Great blogs, website and resources provided by Homeschooling Along!
55 Places to Buy Homeschool Curriculum
Here is a website that shows some top curriculum homeschool resources.
Contemporary elegance and premium amenities are wrapped up into this rare 4,037-square-foot Seattle home that’s tucked away in the highly desired Washington Park neighborhood. Not only is this home brimming with sophisticated living spaces designed with entertaining in mind, but you’ll also find 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and ADU potential as well! Located at 557 Lake Washington Blvd E Seattle, WA 98112, this well-appointed masterpiece is listed for $1,125,000.
From the idyllic setting to the beautifully curated spaces that can be found throughout this residence, it’s not hard to find a long list of things to love about it. But among this extensive list, I wanted to make sure to point out a few must-see highlights—here are the top 5 standout features of this home:
1. Fantastic location in Seattle’s Washington Park neighborhood.
Nestled in an established residential neighborhood filled with beautiful, mature greenery, this home is still incredibly close to top city conveniences. The MLK Fame Community Center and the Bush School (an independent, private K-12 school) are just a couple blocks from home, and East Madison Street is just 0.2 miles away. Here you’ll find buses that make it easy to get to Capitol Hill, Downtown, Madison Park and more. Enjoy being just a stroll away from shopping and popular dining spots like Nishino, Belle Epicurean Bakery, Pagliacci Pizza, Cafe Flora, Luc, and many more. You’re also wonderfully close to outdoor opportunities like Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle Japanese Garden, Broadmoor Golf Club, Madison Park Beach, etc.!
2. Well-appointed entertainer’s kitchen.
This home’s pristine kitchen could easily be featured in a home design magazine with its shimmering granite counters, modern stainless steel appliances (which includes a double oven and gas cooktop), wet bar, and huge center island. Natural light pours into this gathering space, and a sunny nook, dining area, and balcony are all easily within reach from here and offer ample seating options when you’re hosting a crowd.
3. Potential for ADU in the basement.
This home’s sprawling layout also includes a separate living area in the basement with excellent ADU potential (buyer will need to verify with new City of Seattle legislation surrounding ADUs). There’s a separate entry that gives guests access to their very own living room, kitchen, full bath, and 2 bedrooms.
4. Resort-worthy master suite.
When it’s time to unwind, this master suite offers sumptuous amenities alongside elegant design. The extra-large layout is filled with natural light and offers lovely views of the surrounding scenery, and you definitely won’t want to miss the spa-worthy ensuite bath. Exquisite finishes and a jetted tub accented with eye-catching tile details promise indulgent wellness routines in the calm, peaceful setting.
Plus, there are 2 more bedrooms on the upper level (along with the full bath, laundry, and den), so all loved ones can have their own private havens to retire to at the end of each day.
5. Scenic outdoor entertaining options.
Opportunities for getting out in the fresh air without needing to leave the comfort of home are aplenty here thanks to the outdoor spaces that conveniently expand your living area. A deck is accessible right off the dining room and living room, and here you’ll find plenty of space for al fresco dining and sunbathing. Lovely views that stretch on into the distance are also waiting for you up on the balcony!