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Ten Fun Activities To Do With and For Your Kids On Valentine’s Day

By |February 12th, 2018|

By Tiffany Doerr Guerzon Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about romantic love. Show your kids how much you love them by doing some of these fun V-Day activities. 1. Slip a Valentine card under each kids pillow and tell them to check underneath for a fun surprise when they wake up. 2. For breakfast, cut out toast with a heart shaped cookie cutter. Spread the heart shape with cream cheese and top with strawberry [...]

Local Valentine’s Day Outing Ideas With and Without The Kids

By |February 8th, 2018|

Note: Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday so many events are being held the weekend before.  With Kids: Lady Bug Release Party at the Palm Beach Zoo. Sat., Feb. 10 • 11 AM. Bring the family for a day full of ladybug fun! Kids will enjoy ladybug crafts, face painting, and ladybug releases! Children are encouraged to come dressed as a ladybug for a chance to win a special prize pack during our ladybug costume [...]

January Weekly Classes!

By |January 7th, 2018|

Weekly Level 1 Classes at Genie’s Gymnastics  A basic gymnastics class for girls 5 years old and up, with little or no experience for 60 minutes once a week. Groups are separated by 5 to 7 and 8 year olds and up. Girls will learn skills on the 4 Olympic gymnastic events: (vault, bars, beam and floor).  In addition, students will develop trampoline skills as well as basic motor skills and flexibility. Multiple days and [...]

Winter Break Camps

By |November 30th, 2017|

Breakers West Winter Camp Includes daily golf, tennis, basketball, swimming, arts & crafts and more!  Campers will also enjoy game room fun at the Kids Club.  December 26 – 29 and January 2-5 from 8:45am – 3pm, after care available, lunch provided. For more information call Michele Wilson at 561-653-6330. Genie’s Gymnastics Camp is very flexible, you can do it daily, weekly or any combination.   Dec. 26-29 and Jan. 2-5 from 9  am-4 pm.  [...]

BLAST OFF with the new Astronaut exhibit at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

By |November 5th, 2017|

Jump into your space suit and report for training, because the newest addition to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium has landed and it’s out of this world! The Astronaut exhibition has touched down, bringing with it a whole space lab full of science fun, on display now  until April 15, 2018. Astronaut boasts 26 hands-on, interactive exhibits which relay the physical and psychological effects of living in microgravity and the technology required to [...]

Enchanting Holiday Ice Palace coming to the Wellington Green Mall

By |November 4th, 2017|

Enjoy An Enchanting Holiday Ice Palace, Visit with Santa and More Starting November 10 at The Mall at Wellington Green The Mall at Wellington Green is on Santa’s schedule. Welcome Santa with great photos of your kids and your four-legged, furry family members. This season, The Mall at Wellington Green has the best gift ideas, the latest inspiration for home holiday décor, fashionable new styles for the season’s parties and ways to give back to [...]

The Ultimate List of 100+ Non-Toy Gift Ideas – 2017 Edition

By |November 3rd, 2017|

    If you are overwhelmed by the growing collection of toys in your home, then you may find this list helpful as you start your holiday shopping. Yearly Passes Palm Beach Zoo Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center South Florida Science Center & Aquarium Lion Country Safari Local Indoor Play Places such as Cool Beans Indoor Playground and Cafe and Joey’s Outback Adventures One-Time Passes Movies Bowling Swimming at local water parks Performances in [...]

7 Quick Tips For Keeping Your Child’s Afterschool Routine Positive & Balanced

By |September 26th, 2017|

  BY SANDI SCHWARTZ We all want to help our children succeed, and often wonder if we are doing too much or too little. We may think we are guiding them, but might actually be pressuring our kids too much and making them feel as if they are not good enough. Unfortunately, this can lead to stress and anxiety for our children, even at a very young age. To avoid going down that path, it [...]

12 Ways to Support a New Mom

By |September 26th, 2017|

BY SARAH LYONS Adjusting to having a new baby in the house can be difficult for the whole family. Sleepless nights and a change in routine can leave mom feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Offering support to a family with a new baby can help them adjust to their new normal.  Often when you ask, mom isn’t able to think of the exact way she needs help. Here are some ideas: Stop by the store Going [...]

Avoid the Summer Slide

By |July 2nd, 2017|

Avoid the Summer Slide Have you heard about the “Summer Slide?” No, it isn’t a new amusement park. The “Summer Slide” is a phrase used to describe the loss of reading skills that occur during the summer when children no longer have regular reading assignments. Basically, without practice, reading skills can decline. Parents and caregivers may find it difficult to motivate children to read throughout the year but this is especially true during the summer. [...]

Summer is as Easy as A-B-C!

By |June 5th, 2017|

Summer Sun & Fun Summer is as easy as A-B-C from Camp Mommy to Weekend Fun to Summer Vacation. Here are some suggestions to keep the fun times of Summer going!  By Felonice Merriman A is for Art! When the mid-day temperatures hit over 90 degrees seek some shade or a/c and work on an art project with the kids. Not creative? Let the experts at Kids Need More Art or Armory Art Center help [...]

Summer Reading Program: “Build a Better World”

By |June 1st, 2017|

Summer Reading Program: “Build a Better World”   The Summer Reading Program returns to the Palm Beach County Library System! All ages are encouraged to explore ways to “Build a Better World.” Sign up at any Palm Beach County Library System location or Bookmobile stop from Mon, June 05 – Fri, July 28 and begin earning and tracking points.   Once completed, return your log or tracker to receive: A construction duck (ages 0-5), a [...]

Summer in Paradise – FREE Family Fun Events in West Palm Beach

By |June 1st, 2017|

Photo courtesy of aguyonclematis Third Annual Summer in Paradise To Transform West Palm Beach Waterfront Into Artistic Storybook Setting The City of West Palm Beach will celebrate the return of its popular Summer in Paradise (S.I.P) annual celebration beginning June 1 through August 31, 2017. This free, summer-long promotion will transport residents and visitors into a colorful collection of classic tales and treasured life-lessons along the waterfront. New elements include the debut of [...]

Summer is almost here! Sign up for Summer Camp

By |May 29th, 2017|

Summer is almost here! Palm Beach County public school ends June 2nd! What are you going to do all summer? It isn't too late to sign up for summer camp! Check out  5th annual PB Parenting's Summer Camp Directory. It is full of fun camps with a variety of interests! From Arts to Theater to Sports! There is something for everyone. We have camp listings all over Palm Beach County including - Boynton Beach, Wellington, [...]

Kickoff to Summer Giveaway

By |May 19th, 2017|

Contest Rules   NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.   1.Eligibility - Kickoff to Summer (the “Contest”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of PB Parenting [...]

Protect Your Family From THE ZIKA VIRUS

By |March 10th, 2017|

By Robin Hodes They’re a species that is universally detested and even feared: mosquitos. But now, it’s easier than ever to fight back, thanks to the SWAT Mosquito System, which homeowners can conveniently operate right from their iPad or smart phone. “We’re the only company that offers an app for androids and iPhones,” says Brent Ball of SWAT, who explains that in an increasingly technological world, it was the obvious next step for the company [...]

The Mall at Wellington Green Hosts St. Patrick’s Day Block Party Friday, March 17

By |March 9th, 2017|

The Mall at Wellington Green Hosts St. Patrick’s Day Block Party Friday, March 17 WHAT Go Green on the Green! School’s out on St. Patrick’s Day! Experience the luck of the Irish when it comes to free family fun at our Block Party. Enjoy musical performances featuring children’s musician Patty Shukla and entertainment including bounce houses, face painting and games while you feast on tasty food.WHEN Friday, March 17, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. WHERE [...]

Auditions Seek Students for Five Maltz Jupiter Theatre Productions

By |March 7th, 2017|

FIRST STEP TO STARDOM AUDITIONS SEEK STUDENTS FOR FIVE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE PRODUCTIONS   Theatre’s annual free audition event will feature youth casting for all of the professional shows in the Theatre’s 2017/18 season, including Disney Newsies and Hairspray March 7, 2017 – The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is seeking young performers for its South Florida regional premiere of Disney Newsies!  The Broadway smash hit is just one of the shows with roles up for grabs at the [...]

Choosing the Right Day Camp for Your Child

By |March 6th, 2017|

    Day camps come in all shapes and sizes, appealing to a range of interests and ages. Here’s how to find a camp that invests in your youngster by creating an unforgettable experience where they’ll meet new friends, gain self-confidence and learn new skills --all while giving you peace of mind. Begin with basics. First determine your schedule needs. Some camps are only a few hours a day while others are structured to work [...]

Spring Break Camps in Palm Beach County

By |February 22nd, 2017|

  Aloha Surf Camp Located in Jupiter.  Call 561-543-7873 or visit www.alohasurfingschool.com. Bootz Culture Arts Center Located in Royal Palm Beach. Visit www.bootzculturalartscenter.com or call 561. 290.2753. Boynton Beach Recreation & Parks Dept.Register at Intracoastal Park Clubhouse, 2240 N Federal Hwy, Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM or call 561.742.6650. Breakers West Country Club Located in West Palm Beach near the Western Communities call (561) 283-1062. Casperey Stables Located in Loxahatchee.  Visit www.caspereystables.com, check out their Facebook [...]

PB Travels: 50 ways to enjoy “winter” in Florida

By |February 4th, 2017|

The groundhog might have seen his shadow and there are 6 more weeks of winter. But not here in Florida!  Explore the following 50 ways to enjoy winter in the Sunshine State: From Pensacola to South Beach, have a beach day at one of the 825 miles of Florida’s beaches. Try out the Florida Beach Finder to find your perfect beach. Therapies at the Evangeline at the Epicurean Hotel at Tampa Bay are a treat for [...]

The 2017 Downtown BBQ Throwdown to be hosted at Mizner Amphitheater

By |January 31st, 2017|

Boca Raton community comes together to raise funds for 8 local charities HEADLINER celebrity chef, Bobby Flay The 2017 Downtown BBQ Throwdown to be hosted at Mizner Amphitheater On Saturday, February 18, 2017 thousands will gather at Mizner Amphitheater for festivities, food tastings and a BBQ contest judged by celebrity chef, Bobby Flay. The 2017 Downtown BBQ Throwdown is truly transforming the face of fundraising, as most non-profit events focus on one cause. The proceeds [...]

Stay Healthy as a Family in the New Year

By |January 1st, 2017|

By Barbara L. Baldwin, DO, FACOP It’s that time of the year to commit to your New Year’s resolution.  One of the most common resolutions is a promise to exercise more and stay fit -- and it is often one we fail to keep!  Try these tips to help you and your family stay healthy in the New Year and all year long. Choose an activity you can easily convert into exercise.  If you live [...]

2016 Winter Break Camps!

By |December 2nd, 2016|

  Winter Camps at Abby’s Performing Arts in Jupiter December 26-30 Kids ages 4-10 enter the world of Zootopia.Ages 4-10.. $250 per week. January 2-6 Disney channel & Nickelodeon. Liv & Maddie, Girl Meets World, Bunk’d, Jessie, Evermore, Best Friends Whenever ... and more!!! Ages 4-10 Act! Dance! Sing! Costume Design! For more information call or text 561.307.5100 or visit www.abbysperformingarts.com.   Bootz Cultural Arts Center Winter Break Camp in Royal Palm Beach. Call 561.290.2753 [...]

December 2016 Special Events Announced for Palm Beach Zoo

By |November 26th, 2016|

December 2016 Special Events Announced for Palm Beach Zoo Palm Beach Zoo is announcing the following special events and promotions for the month of December 2016: Grand Opening of Two New Exhibits & The Introduction of A New Florida Panther: Saturday, November 26 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Palm Beach Zoo is excited to introduce you to Sassy, a rescued female panther PLUS celebrate Mardi and Micco's new homes featuring more room, underwater views and awesome [...]

Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation Takes Over The Cooper on #GivingTuesday

By |November 22nd, 2016|

Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation Takes Over The Cooper on #GivingTuesday Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. — After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday comes #GivingTuesday on November 29. It’s a global day of giving to kick off the charitable season. In honor of #GivingTuesday, The Cooper is partnering with Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation (NCHCF) from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. to help raise money to provide families access to world-class, pediatric health care. [...]

Holiday Events in Palm Beach County 2016

By |November 4th, 2016|

Come back to this post for the latest Holiday Events in Palm Beach County!   Save the Date - Holiday Events in Delray Beach www.facebook.com/downtowndelraybeach December 1:  Tree Lighting from 5 to 9 pm Tree Lighting December 3, 10 & 17: Cookie Cruise with Santa at 10 am on the Lady Atlantic  December 3: Carols by Candlelight featuring the Little River Band, Stephen Bishop & Kim Carnes at 7 pm at Old School Square Pavilion  December 4: Empty Bowls Benefit from 11 am to [...]

The Ultimate List of 100+ Non-Toy Gift Ideas

By |October 27th, 2016|

By Heather Lynne, Felonice Merriman & Jennifer Preville If you are overwhelmed by the growing collection of toys in your home, then you may find this list helpful as you start your holiday shopping. Yearly Passes Palm Beach Zoo Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center South Florida Science Center & Aquarium Lion Country Safari Local Indoor Play Places such as Cool Beans Indoor Playground and Cafe and Joey’s Outback Adventures One-Time Passes Movies Bowling Swimming at [...]

Party Planning Tips from A to Z!

By |October 1st, 2016|

Throwing a party? It’s as easy as A B C!  A is for Allergy  - You don’t want to find out after an allergic reaction that one of your party guests can’t eat nuts or gluten. Ask for any dietary restrictions when people RSVP, and plan your party menu accordingly. B is for Bag - Skip the Goodie Bags! There! We said it! We love the generous spirit behind goodie bags and party favors, but [...]

Community News: September

By |September 25th, 2016|

The Superhero 5K Race & Fun Run/Family Day is a themed family friendly event created to raise awareness and support for foster children in our area. The 5K will be a timed race and include awards. Everyone will receive a custom finisher’s medal. The event will be held at John Prince Park, Lake Worth at the Center Pavilion on October 8. Registration & Sign In: 6:30 am 5K Start  and Walk Start Time: 7:30 am [...]

No Homework Hassles: 7 Simple Ways To Raise Conscientious Students

By |September 25th, 2016|

By Christina Katz Homework serves many helpful purposes. Students learn how to follow through on lessons taught in the classroom. Homework tests a student’s comprehension of material that has already been covered in class so that learning gaps can be caught early. Finally, homework teaches kids how to focus in locations outside of school. Being able to settle down and get to work on a project is a skill that serves students in school and [...]

5 Tips for Choosing a Pediatrician

By |September 25th, 2016|

By Sarah Lyons After your baby is born, you will visit the pediatrician often. In the first year, your baby will have seven well visits. Studies show that first time parents may visit their child’s pediatrician up to sixteen times before baby’s first birthday (source www.fitpregnancy.com). Your child’s doctor plays an important role in their life and, therefore, you will need to find one that is a good fit for the parents and the child. [...]

Kids are FREE this weekend at the zoo!

By |August 29th, 2016|

To celebrate all of South Florida's hard-working parents, Palm Beach Zoo brings back the hugely popular Kids Free Labor Day Weekend!  Kids under 13 years of age get free admission with a paid, regular-price, adult admission. Noisy Neighbors DJ's will be spinning fun music in the Fountain Plaza 10am-4pm Saturday through Monday! This offer starts when we open at 9am on Friday, September 2nd and ends when the ticket booth closes at 4:15pm on Monday, September 5th.  Limit 6 free child admissions per [...]

Feeding your Child from Infancy to Toddlerhood Workshop

By |August 19th, 2016|

Tues. August 23 • 6- 7 PM Feeding your Child from Infancy to Toddlerhood Join us as we discuss how to transition your child from infant feeding to a toddler’s regimen.Toddlers strive for independence and have fluctuating appetites that can make feeding time a challenge. Join us as we discuss how to transition your child from infant feeding to a toddler’s regimen. Led by a board-certified pediatric nutrition specialist, this program is designed for parents, caregivers [...]

Children invited to auctioned for Miami City’s Ballet’s George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the Kravis Center

By |August 19th, 2016|

KIDS INVITED TO AUDITION FOR MIAMI CITY BALLET’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER® AT THE KRAVIS CENTER  Performances on December 28-30, 2016. Tickets On Sale Now.  MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – (August 1, 2016) – On Sunday, August 28, Miami City Ballet will hold auditions at Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach for boys and girls from Palm Beach and Broward Counties who want to participate in the South Florida company’s [...]

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium announces new fall exhibit

By |August 6th, 2016|

SOUTH FLORIDA SCIENCE CENTER AND AQUARIUM ANNOUNCES FALL BLOCKBUSTER  “Our Body: The Universe Within” gives guests insight to the inside  Getting a glimpse of the body’s inner workings won’t require an anatomy class this fall – just a trip to the leading informal science education center in the South Florida region.  The West Palm Beach-based South Florida Science Center and Aquarium will let visitors see more than skin deep when the world-renowned Our Body: The Universe [...]

2016 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

By |August 3rd, 2016|

2016 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday August 5 through August 7! This holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 5, 2016, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2016. During this sales tax holiday period, Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax (also known as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on purchases of: • Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item. • Certain [...]

It’s Time! Teaching Kids Time Management Skills

By |July 29th, 2016|

by Christa Melnyk Hines “What are you doing?!” I say to my son. “I told you five minutes ago to get dressed. We are leaving for your baseball game!” Even in my apparent state of frustration, my 6-year-old refuses to be rushed along as he reluctantly tosses his toy plane onto the floor and slowly begins pulling one sock on and then another. His inner clock shows no urgency. And no amount of lecturing about [...]

Lunchbox Makeover

By |July 29th, 2016|

By: Samantha G. Clark We send our children off to school in their newly purchased sneakers, backpacks filled with school supplies and hopefully- lunch money. But if your children are like mine, and insist that you pack them a different lunch and snack every day of the week, then your choices are minimal and become redundant towards the end of the first month. You’ve been pinning every creative sandwich there is on Pinterest, [...]

2016-2017 Palm Beach County School Calendar

By |July 29th, 2016|

PB Parenting is ready for the new school year! Check out our handy calendar! You can also download a printable version - school cal download

A Struggle-Free School Year

By |July 29th, 2016|

By Shahar Pasch For most families, the beginning of the new school year brings hope. Hope for new friends, inspiring teachers and exciting new experiences.  There are some families, though, who also experience a feeling of dread about the new school year.  For children who struggle in school, either academically or emotionally, facing another year of seemingly insurmountable challenges brings a fresh wave of anxiety.  As parents, we can be a strong voice for our [...]

Members of the Boca Raton based Rising Stars Girls Competitive Gymnastics team

By |July 28th, 2016|

Members of the Boca Raton based Rising Stars Girls Competitive Gymnastics team had an amazing showing at the AAU Gymnastics National Championship earning 125 medals. The girls, in levels 1 through 7, competed at the Walt Disney World Wide World of Sports on June 29-July 2, where gymnasts from around the country vied for medals on vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise, and the combined All-Around placement. “This year was our best [...]

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