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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 […]

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Sports Supermoms in the Spotlight

Parents of Olympians

As the Olympics continue on in London, coverage has been focused on some sports heroes more prominently than in years previous – the mothers of the athletes in all of their screaming, gasping and whooping glory. NBC, the exclusive primetime network broadcasting the games, has received plenty of bad press. From limiting online viewing to […]

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Sports Supermoms in the Spotlight

Olympian Moms

Sometimes you CAN have it all – as proven by the multitude of athletes that are not only Olympians but parents as well. Balancing motherhood and elite sports is no easy feat – but these women have made it look easy. Kerri Walsh Gold medalist Walsh is well known for her awesome beach volleyball victories, […]

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Two and a Half Moms: Chandini Ammineni

Co-founder of Activity Hero Chandini Ammineni pitches to a crowd of investors and fellow entrepreneurs.  Chandini started off her entrepreneurial career building and selling tools to Industrial Automation companies until she was convinced by Shilpa to join the ActivityHero team.

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Two and a Half Moms: Co-Founders

Co-founders Chandini Ammimeni, Peggy Chang, and Shilpa Dalmia enjoying an afternoon at the pool. ActivityHero was formed when Chandini joined forces with Shilpa and Peggy, each desiring a less time consuming and easier method of selecting activities for their kids.

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Two and a Half Moms

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: 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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Time-Saving Tips for Busy Moms

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 […]