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Two and a Half Moms: Shilpa Dalmia

Co-founder Shilpa Dalmia admits that one of her most challenging and satisfying roles has been raising her two kids and seeking out the best for them. She hopes that ActivityHero will help busy parents find the right after-school activities for their children.

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Olympic Activities for Kids: Future Olympians

Becoming an Olympian is obviously no easy task, but getting started in a sport that may eventually lead to podium gold is actually easier than it may seem. Many athletes become inspired and work hard to obtain the elite level of their chosen discipline right in their hometowns. So dream big – and get your […]

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Two and a Half Moms

Two and a Half Moms: Peggy Chang

ActivityHero Co-founder Peggy and her daughter Kaitlyn “traveled” to London while at the Gymnastics Olympic Trial Finals in San Jose, CA. Kaitlyn started training for competitive gymnastics in January and now trains 9 hours a week; but it took Peggy 3 months to get Kaitlyn enrolled in a gymnastics program because she was unsure of where to go! Peggy hopes […]

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7 Simple Ways to Get a Home-Cooked Dinner on the Table Every Night

The kids are seated silently and properly at the dining room table with napkins in their laps awaiting that moment when Mom enters the room with a warm turkey, fresh whipped potatoes and healthy green beans. Sounds like the perfect night at my house. Wait, no—silly me, that was a rerun of Leave it to […]

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Budgeting for Extracurriculars: What’s the Right Amount to Spend?

Kids participate in summer camps and after school programs year round. While family schedules certainly vary by region, one thing seems to be true throughout – kids are busier than ever before, and in turn pocketbooks are being stretched further and further. Between camp, swim lessons, sports team tryouts, art, music and field trips – […]

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Power to the Mommies: Who says we can’t have it all?

No matter where you look lately, you can’t help hearing the buzz about Marissa Mayer, former Google exec turned Yahoo CEO. Hey, any news that puts powerful females in a positive light is good news to me. The bigger news that was released shortly afterward is that she is six months pregnant and plans to […]

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The Difference between Mom and Dad

You’ve seen it plastered all over our website—“Moms are Everyday Heroes.” Here at ActivityHero, we are a company run mostly by moms, for moms to help them find the absolute best resources to help raise their child into being a smart, successful, healthy adult. Some of you have asked, what about dad? Well, fret not fathers, we […]

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Best Apps for Busy Moms

Lists get lost, sticky notes lose their stick, handwritten notes end up looking more like chicken scratch than the useful reminder they were intended for… and let’s face it, if you can’t remember why you walked into the kitchen in the first place you’re probably not going to remember to pick up the coffee filters […]

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Public, Private or Charter: Making the Right Decision for Your Child’s Education

Deciding where to send your child on that first day of school is a big decision. To help calm your nerves and know that you’re making the right decision for you and your family, it’s important to first weigh out all of your options. From charter schools to public or private, there is no single […]

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5 Keys to the Ultimate Date Night for Parents

The saying “two’s company, three’s a crowd” never rang more true than in a house with a child or two… or more. Once parenthood hits, the focus on you and your partner dwindles and shifts almost entirely to the kids. Putting your relationship on the back burner for a while is bound to happen, but […]

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Family Frugal Living: How to Live with Less & Get More

We want it all—the big house, the fancy car, all while juggling happy kids and getting a home cooked meal on the table every night. Unfortunately, life can get in the way—especially with kids—and we lose track of spending and end up in a rut. Frugal living doesn’t mean making sacrifices to save a few […]

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Just a Mom

“I couldn’t do it, I would get too bored.” “What do you do with all that free time?” “I would miss my job too much, I like having a separate life.” These are just a few of the comments I’ve received in response to my decision to stay home and raise my son. I never […]

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The Anti-Athlete: 5 Activities for Kids Who Aren’t Into Sports

You may have had dreams of your son being a football star or your daughter competing in the Olympics, and now that your child is in elementary school it’s clear that goal is not likely to be achieved. While our culture does place a distinct level of importance on being athletic and exceptional at sports, […]

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7 Ways to Save Money on Family Activities

No matter what the season, every parent knows it’s essential to get kids out and about in order to keep your sanity. Stir-crazy little ones can quickly lead to a crazy mom, which means there should always be activity options that are affordable, local and simple enough to navigate through. Unfortunately, many children’s activities are […]

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Heat Wave! 10 Indoor Activities for Kids (that aren’t TV)

Try some of these activities that will give your kids’ bodies and minds a workout, when it’s too hot to be outdoors.