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Best of San Francisco Bay Area 2014: Kids Camps and Classes

Congratulations to this years “Best of 2014″ winners!  These classes and summer camps and classes are parent favorites.   Abantey:The Roleplay Workshop, Oakland Art Bash Studios, San Jose ART-Smart Studios, Foster City, San Mateo Aviation Camp at Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos Centro Armonia, Campbell Golden Gate Tutoring Center, San Anselmo Math Quest Discovery Camp, […]

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A Bejeweled Birthday Experience

Sometimes the idea of hosting the perfect soiree can put any mom into a tailspin.  In the era of Pinterest and the perfectly crafted birthday party, it’s a daunting task to try and create a memorable day without wanting to pull all your hair out.  So, how about this year you throw your unique girl […]

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Winter break: Past and Present

When I was a kid, I spent the first week of winter break baking cookies.  I’d open my mom’s Betty Crocker cookbook and find my favorite recipes.  I made a different type of cookie every day.  Back then, we didn’t go to camp in the winter, but I had created my own holiday cookie camp. […]

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Quality Time: 5 Simple Son & Dad Activities

The average parent spends less than an hour a day in one-on-one play with his child, parenting expert Dr. Miriam Stoppard found, and more than 25 percent of parents said they only spend 30 minutes of quality time a day with their kids. As other parents increasingly rely on high-tech gadgets to entertain their kids, […]

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How to Prepare for Back to School

Getting your kids ready for a new school year can be a lot of hard work. As summer comes to a close it will soon be time for early alarms, a rush to get ready, tantrums and hectic school runs. If you want to ensure that both you and your kids have a smooth transition […]

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Time Saving Tips for Busy Moms

by Lucy Daniel Whether at home or in the workplace, moms tend to be the busiest due to their multitasking nature. It is important to organize yourself and plan very beforehand if you are to achieve the set goals daily, weekly, and monthly. With a strictly followed guideline, you will be amazed at how you […]

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How to Smartly Deal with Teenage Anxiety

Does your teenager cry before going to class? Is your child excessively shy or worried? If so, it is possible that your teen is suffering anxiety. Anxiety, a common health issue in both children and adults, sometimes goes unnoticed by their parents and thus they fail to receive necessary help. Unnoticed and uncured anxiety may become a big problem in the […]

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10 Family Activities to Make Your Summer Great

Photo by Flickr user Asimetrica Juniper When it comes to having fun in the summer your options are anything but limited. There are so many fun family activities you can do that it can almost seem overwhelming. Here’s just a few that top our lists: Water Parks Water, water everywhere! In the summer sun there […]

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7 Essential Benefits of Summer Camp for Kids

Thinking it’s too late to send your kids to summer camp? Think again! There are still plenty of camps starting every day that still have available spots for your child. Find them on ActivityHero today! Here’s just a few of our favorite family benefits of summer camp for kids: Kids make new friends outside of […]

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Summer Camp Packing: 8 Commonly Forgotten Items

Summer has finally arrived, and for many eager kids, it’s time for camp. Before you drop your child off at their camp for the summertime, make sure you pack all of the necessary camp items to ensure your little one has a comfortable stay. When packing for camp, save yourself an extra trip to drop […]

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Parents’ Guide to Surviving Travel with Kids

Traveling with children can be a stressful experience. They can grow wild with excitement and cause a lot of chaos during your trip, which is stressful for not only their parents but also other people on the same plane or tour as them. Thus, it’s essential that you prepare yourself for the most stress-free trip […]

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5 Family Activities for Backyard Fun

The backyard is where many families spend the summer soaking up the sunshine and enjoying their time together on the weekends. Although not all families enjoy creating their own fun and just looking to get away from the heat, none of the families that have relaxed at the pool, tossed a Frisbee, or similar action […]

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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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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 […]