As school is winding down, some of us are (just!) realizing how quickly we need to line up summer activities for our kids. Here are a few links we found while searching away online for ideas for our own kids.
Hi there. I am on Virgin America Flight 12 from SFO to NY today. All their computer systems were down for check in and boarding.
The staff handled it so well. I was very impressed with their greeting, willingness to help, professionalism, candor, and service. I must admit it was funny to see them writing the names of people on a seating chart. Felt like the old days…..
We write yelp reviews and post on facebook when we experience pain but I thought we should all share a story of great service. There are still many companies out there that really want to do a great job.
Just thought I should mention great service after receiving it.
Here is a great article from Education.com on planning a Staycation (this word will probably get added to the dictionary in 10 years). I have been guilty of not scheduling stuff like this in my calendar.
It is so inexpensive to go to the beach (since we are close), a lake, a park, or a museum. I think we should all plan one of these this summer even if we are planning a big vacation. This is probably more relaxing and more fun. My favorite museum is either Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco or The Field Museum in Chicago. What is your favorite?
Please read the article and accept my challenge to plan this before the end of August. I hope one of you will ask me by the end of summer if I actually did this.
Thanks to Education.com for posting this great article and reminding me that I need to do this before my kids are too old or they go back to school.
Now that you’re a mom, do the days of dancing wildly with your friends in night clubs seem like a distant memory? Do you sometimes miss rocking out to tunes that you don’t hear on Nick Jr. or Sprout? We’ve found a solution!
Baby Loves Disco is a growing movement, started by mother/former dancer Heather Murphy and father/music executive Andy Hurwitz, that brings parents and kids together to have a blast at afternoon dance parties across the country. Families have an opportunity to meet new people, get exercise and have fun in a safe and healthy environment.
The events, which take place in cities from San Francisco to Louisville to Virginia Beach, transform hip night clubs into family-friendly play dates, where real DJ’s spin a mix of dance hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Kids (from about 6 months to 7 years old) can boogie down with hula hoops, scarves, egg shakers and bubble machines, and moms and dads can join them on the dance floor or have an adult beverage and socialize with other parents. No one minds if the little ones get noisy and make a scene… in fact, it’s encouraged! There are also plentiful healthy snacks, diaper changing stations and “chill-out” areas with pillows, books, puzzles and toys for tired dancers.
Murphy first started Baby Loves Disco by hosting small parties with friends in her Philadelphia home, and through word of mouth and grassroots networking, the parties have now spread to clubs in dozens of US cities. There is even an international presence for Baby Loves Disco, including parties in the United Kingdom, Japan and Poland.
Interested in joining in on the fun and hitting the dance floor with your kids? Baby Loves Disco is hitting the East Coast for the next couple of months, and then California, here they come!