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Kid tech / parenting tech meetup recap

Recap of the kid/parenting tech meetup co-hosted by ActivityHero and 500Startups on 11/07/12 Over 70 early stage startups working on parenting and kid focused technology, and the awesomely knowledgeable panel who came to enlighten these 70 startups on distribution techniques, together rocked the house. The only fly in the ointment, I discovered later, was that […]

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5 Gratitude Activities for Kids on Veterans Day –

To some it’s just another holiday on the calendar like Presidents Day or Memorial Day: we put out the flag and maybe have a barbecue celebrating our freedom from the office or school for the day. But to some families like ours, Veterans Day is a big deal. By Sarah Antrim My husband is an Iraq […]

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5 Tips for Fun & Safe Trick-or-Treating

Halloween means a lot of things: carving pumpkins, decorating the house, dressing up. But for kids, Halloween means one thing –– CANDY. Written by Sarah Antrim Trick-or-treating is clearly the highlight of this holiday for most kids, I know it was for me when I was that age! To make the most of the holiday, […]

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ProCamps Giveaway Winner Review

Last month we ran a contest to win a father and son weekend camp sponsored by ProCamps with NBA star Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and his father, former NBA star Dell Curry. The weekend-long camp held in San Francisco gave attendees the chance to meet the stars and learn first-hand some basketball […]

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Social Networking: Use It to Enrich Your Child’s Life

Social networking is all around us and often replaces face-to-face interaction in many instances. Even small children need to live a practically isolated existence to not know what Facebook is. Rather than shield your children from internet socializing, you can use it to positively teach them about the world around them. The end result often […]

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Activities that Teach Kids Empathy & Compassion

From sports leagues to community centers, there are plenty of things demanding your family’s attention. Children today tend to have jam packed schedules with plenty of kids’ activities available to them. While we are fortunate enough to afford our children plenty of avenues to broaden their horizons, at times we forget to remind them how fortunate they […]

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7 Ways to Keep Kids Healthy During Flu Season

I bring you this post with a balled up tissue stuffed in one nostril, sporting bags under my eyes that might lead strangers to believe I’ve taken up boxing in my free time. Yeah, I’ve got a cold. Not my first cold of the year and probably not my last, but the first one bad […]

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Be the Best–Learn from the Best!

Hey Dad, do you get so pumped for sports games that you can’t help but get your family excited too? Does your idea of a family outing include matching jerseys and hot dogs? We’ve got a treat for you! We are giving away a weekend camp with NBA father and son stars Dell and Stephen Curry! […]

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Extracurricular Activities for Kids with PTSD

While it would be a better world where no children experience the trauma of abuse, loss or violence, it unfortunately isn’t realistic. Many children all over the country deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following an exceptionally traumatizing event.  Symptoms may include depression, anxiety, nightmares, change in appetite and loss of interest in relationships […]

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When Kids Don’t Make the Team: Rebuilding Young Hopes

At some point in life, everyone desires to belong to some sort of group. When you’re school-aged, it can be even more important. Fitting in with peers, developing a skillset with them and experiencing both victory and defeat with them is important to their young lives. But when the experience is JUST defeat – the […]

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The Benefits of Group Activities for Shy Kids

It may start by hiding in their mother’s skirt as a toddler, and progress into a sense of anxiety so strong it inhibits everything from classroom instruction to proper socialization. While many youngsters are boisterous and creative through imaginative play, some struggle deeply with shyness. Shyness has its positive points, but if your child is […]

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The Secret to Everything

Every day as I browse through my Twitter feed, I see post after post about “the secret to raising happy kids;” or “the secret to getting kids to eat healthy;” going all the way back to “the secret to getting baby to sleep through the night.” Secrets, secrets everywhere! These writers throw the word “secret” […]

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After-school activities: Win 1 month of free classes

The kids are headed back to school which means time to settle back into a routine. You may be looking at options to figure out what activities your child might be passionate about this year. Is your child a Michael Jordan or a Mozart or a Madam Curie? Would karate be the best thing for […]

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Summer Bucket List: 10 Things to Cross off as a Family

You’ve finally got into the swing of things and all of a sudden the hot summer days are coming to an end and the kids are off to start another school year. Soak up every last ounce of summer with these nostalgic activities: 10. Go camping. Listen… do you hear that? It’s beautiful, it’s nothing. […]

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7 Ways to Prepare Kids for Back to School

School supplies can bend the budget, arranging rides to and from school is a pain, and who likes waking up to an alarm? Let’s face it, back-to-school time can be a bummer and a half for parents as well as kids. Just when you get used to the lazy summer days, you’re back on a […]