Easter-Time Family Crafts

It’s that time of year again, one that children look forward to with eager anticipation. Coloring Easter eggs can be a fun tradition, a special and creative craft for your kids, and a perfect opportunity for family bonding time. And, if you want to elevate this activity from just the usual dipping eggs in dye, we’d like to share some pretty amazing techniques passed to us by home expert Martha Stewart. Martha’s tips not only make the experience fun and easy; they just might bring out the artist in members of your family! Click here to...

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The Gift of Fitness and Fun

We get it; our children feel the need to keep up with their friends, while we want them to excel. We want them to have the latest gadgets, smartphones, laptops, apps, and occasionally even the trendy shoes all the other kids are wearing. At the same time, we may want to spend a little more time (and a lot less money) making sure we provide the things that will encourage our youngsters to get up off that living room couch or bedroom chair to spend a little time in the good old outdoors running, jumping, and strengthening hand/eye coordination....

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A company you can “count” on!

My Gym continues to prosper and grow in ways we never could have imagined. No need to take our word for it; the numbers say it all. 483 My Gym Children’s Fitness Centers worldwide, and counting! Those gyms include 34 different countries and 31 of the United States. What does that tell us? It tells us what we’ve always known: children need and love an active lifestyle in a clean, safe, and fun-filled environment no matter what part of the world they live in. In any language, the thrill and excitement we see in children’s faces when they accomplish...

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YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

Every dollar donated at any one of over 155 My Gym Children’s Fitness Centers helps children facing physical and cognitive challenges realize a higher quality of life and a more joyous childhood. Through My Gym Challenged America, our amazing nonprofit organization, we raise funds to purchase vital equipment and services for courageous children like the two below: Isabella Twelve-year-old Isabella was in foster care for most of her life, lived in 25 different homes, and has not had a chance at a real family until now. With the diagnosis of ADHD, attachment disorder, anxiety, and a rare genetic malady,...

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Teach Your Child to Jump Rope

Jumping rope is fun; it’s good for your children, and it’s an activity they can do alone and without expensive gadgets. All they need is a rope! Learning to master this skill, however, can be tough, so let Mymo break it down for you. With your guidance and these simple instructions, your child will be jumping in no time! Put the handles of the jump rope into each hand. Begin with the jump rope behind your body. Next, swing the jump rope gently to the front of your body and then to the back. Practice this several times, just...

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March is “Youth Art Month!”

You may not have known it, but the month of March has been celebrated as “Youth Art Month” since 1961. It was designed to emphasize the value of participating in art for all children while encouraging schools to recognize the powerful developmental benefits children receive from the simple act of creating art. Governors and mayors throughout the United States issue proclamations declaring March as Youth Art Month, and many United States Senators, Members of Congress, and state legislators take the opportunity to make public statements in favor of art education. Observation of Youth Art Month is carried out by...

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5 Work-Smarter Tips for Working Moms

Being a working mother may be one of the world’s toughest jobs, incredibly exhausting yet incredibly rewarding. Being loyal and hardworking for your company while nurturing and sharing quality time with your family is no easy task. Often, we are hardest on ourselves, wondering whether we can do everything, take care of everyone, and still manage to put in the extra hours at work. Well, you can! Here are some simple reminders to help you sustain the greatest responsibility on earth – raising a happy, healthy family while supporting that family and pursuing your personal career goals: Measure and...

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Water Works: Keeping your kids hydrated

Hydration is particularly important for children because they have higher water requirements in relation to their body weight than do adults. Children don’t always recognize the early stages of thirst, which can make them particularly vulnerable to becoming dehydrated, especially when they are active, as all children should be. Dehydration, even if only mild, can cause tiredness, headaches, lack of concentration, reduced mental performance, and dry skin. Convincing children to drink water on a regular basis can be tricky, so here are some quick tips to keep them hydrated, healthy, and happy. Start their day with a glass of...

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