How To Celebrate National Parents' Day (Without Playing Pokemon GO!)

Did you know that National Parents’ Day is Sunday, July 24th? We have a few ways for you to celebrate the day with (or without) your kids!

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Get Your Kids Into Fitness With PopFit Kids

Co-founded by Mara Wedeck and Maria Chatman, PopFit Kids is a mobile children’s fitness organization based in New York City where kids learn why ‘It’s Cool to Move’. The company’s mission is to get kids excited about physical activity. They also teach kids that a lifelong healthy habits can be fun! Led by a team of certified fitness experts, the PopFit Kids “Fit Five” curriculum – Cardio, Strength, Flexibility, Balance & Endurance – inspires MOVEment while engaging children on the fundamentals of fitness. The classes are available at multiple locations around the city.

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Co-founder Wedeck explains the benefits of the program, “When a child is active and learns more about how their bodies can work for them and what it means to be stronger, more agile and better coordinated all while having fun— they start to feel really good about themselves.”

Co-Founder Mara Wedeck and her son


Co-Founder Maria Chatman

The changes that you will see in your child after completing the program are exciting. As co-founder Chatman elaborates:  “It’s incredible to see the changes in a child’s confidence over a semester with PopFit Kids! We teach them it’s cool to move, it’s cool to be healthy and fitness is for everyone. The program is effective because it leaves children feeling empowered.”

Get Your Kids Eating Healthier with Happy Family Snacks

The Happy Family brand has been dedicated to offering healthy snacks for kids. They will be launching two new “brain food” treats at the end of July.

Super Smart Pouches, available in Bananas, Beets & Strawberries and Pears, Peas, & Mangos blends, contain 20mg DHA and 100mg of Choline. All essential nutrients needed to support healthy brain and vision development.

HAPPYTOT_SUPERSMART_PMP HAPPYTOT_SUPERSMART_BBSSuper Smart Multi-grain Alphabet Snacks are available in Vanilla Oat & Flaxseed, and Cinnamon Sweet Potato & Flaxseed flavors. Each serving contains 160mg of Omega 3 (ALA), an important nutrient to help your Tot grow leaps and bounds, and only 2g of sugar, to help keep energy levels steady all day.


The new snacks are part of the highly selective Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target® line, which hand-picks the best in natural, organic and sustainable product for consumers.


Take Some Time Off For Yourself with the Hello Sitter App

Hello Sitter is an on-demand childcare app that enables parents in New York City to quickly and easily book fully vetted, carefully curated and highly experienced sitters. The app is free and there are no membership fees or booking charges, so it’s great for visitors too.

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Hello Sitter is a convenient solution for parents who want trustworthy sitters to look after their children, but don’t have time to effectively seek out and vet their options. That’s where the app’s unique matching algorithm comes in: it ensures users find not only a thoroughly vetted and available sitter, but that they find the right sitter for their child.

Founder Lauren Mansell with daughter
Founder Lauren Mansell with daughter

Founder of Hello Sitter, Lauren Mansell, explains that she created the app when she had left her job to start a business: “I was in need of flexible childcare so I could attend the odd meeting or focus on brainstorming and researching. It was then that I realized that it was hard to find sitters on short notice, and that if I did find sitters, they were not always reliable or engaging with my daughter.”


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