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How Kids Can Help in the Face of Tragedy

Every day on the news there is another sad story. Families put in devastating situations, children being abused or disposed of like some sort of unwanted possession, and even more horrifying stories that needn’t be repeated. How do you explain tragic events to your children? We hold our children’s hands, attempt to catch them every […]

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Earn Money for your School or Organization!

Did you know that just by signing up for camps and classes through ActivityHero, your school can earn money? Not only does ActivityHero help you find the best camp or class for your child where you can search by date, age, activity, location, and even extended care; you can also see ratings and read reviews […]

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7 Summer Activities for Kids that Keep them Learning over Break

Summer is a time for freedom, fun in the sun, and plenty of ice cream. As carefree as summer can be, it’s important to keep kids learning to ensure that they retain some of the knowledge from the school year. In order to make sure that kids don’t fall into the “summer brain drain,” here’s […]

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5 Fun Activities that are Secretly Exercises for Kids

Let’s face it, some days kids just don’t want to move… and I can’t say I blame them. But part of a healthy lifestyle is keeping kids active. As parents, we need to make sure that we are motivating our kids to stay healthy & happy. When we move, we feel better. Here’s some ideas […]

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10 Ways to Instantly Have a Better Day

It’s easy to throw in the towel when life has got you down. Just remember that it’s never too late to turn your day around. Here’s 10 simple ways you can instantly improve your day: Get Outside Fresh air does wonders for the body, mind, and soul of children and adults alike. It’s a known […]

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5 Keys to Healthy Living as a Family

It is easy to be drawn to the simplicity that technology has provided. However, technology, in all its glory, has one unmistakable flaw – it makes it far too easy to be inactive. It is up to us as the parents to push ourselves and our children to be more physical and practice better eating […]

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Celebrate Mom: 7 Ways to Make Every Day Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day: The one day a year to appreciate the person who appreciates everyone every single day. We cook, we clean, we chauffeur, we don’t complain, we just do it. Because we’re mom.  So guess what all you Super Moms out there? I’m telling you that you need to celebrate yourself every single day. Nothing […]

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Mom’s Night Out: 4 Reasons Why You MUST Make Time For It

Mom spends her days (and nights) taking care of everyone else, so who makes sure Mom is taken care of? In other words, if we don’t take care of ourselves, who else is going to? Every Mom needs a night out. We need to get away, even just for a little while, to keep our […]

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Kids in the Garden: 5 Ways for Parents & Children to Grow Together

One of the main challenges in engaging children in healthy activities is finding activities that you can do together. With a house to keep clean, errands to run, and projects to work on—in addition to parenting,  it can be difficult to find time to do everything we need (and want) to do. Getting kids in the […]

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Preparing Kids for Summer Camp: Why Communication is Key

Summer camp is a great experience for kids. The memories they make at camp will be treasured for a lifetime. One question that we hear from parents often is, “How do I prepare my child for summer camp?” Day camps, and especially overnight camps, can be a tough transition for some kids. We’ve put together […]

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Finding Kids Activities They Will Love (and Stick With!): 5 Tips for Parents

When it comes to keeping kids active, it can be quite a hassle to get them away from the screen. However, one of the biggest challenges that I have found as a mother is not getting them off the couch, but figuring out what to do with them when they do! They need constant engagement […]

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Weekend Ways to Learn & Play: Earth Day Edition

Welcome to ActivityHero’s Weekend Ways to Learn & Play, where we share useful, thought-provoking, and just plain exceptional family blog posts from around the blogosphere.  What do your kids know about Earth Day? Did you know that Earth Day was founded in the US in 1970 and became a global holiday in 1990? According to […]

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3 Reasons Why Cooking with Kids is Great for your Family

With more and more people getting busier than ever, wouldn’t it be nice to spare an hour or two to bond with hubby and kids and enjoy the blessings that cooking together has to offer? Cooking and eating with the family yields many benefits—not just for the body but for the soul, too. Aside from […]

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The Benefit of Education in Art for Kids

“What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give”. – P. D. James Children and Art Children and art just go together like strawberries and cream. All children like to get to grips with things that squidge and slide and slip and if the result is something they can keep and can take home […]

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Keeping Kids Active: Infographic

Many of our children get addicted to watching TVs, playing video games and playing multimedia devices. Under the influence of these devices, they spend most of the time inside the house without even stepping outside. Needless to say, this adversely affects their physical, mental and social development.   Since kids are not mature enough to […]