PACIFIC NW MAGAZINE: The annual scramble to keep kids safe and busy is over, but not for long. Many parents and organizations are feeling the pressure to make vacation plans earlier. In the Mitchell family, mom Aime is in charge of scheduling summer activities for her children, Cate, 7, and Carson, 3. She also relies on Alma Medrano, the family's nanny (far left), for care.
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