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New Christmas Activities to Engage your Kids!
By | December 10, 2014 – 7:08 am | No Comment.

Kids are likely getting really excited about the holidays!  It gets a little tough at times to find new activities to help them slow down and enjoy the moment!  Here are a few ideas that can also help with your holiday season!  You can find more fun activities on ZisBoomBah’s Fun Stuff!

1.  How about trying our our Snow Flake Memory Game?  Did you know there are no

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Moments of Joy at Thanksgiving
By | November 25, 2014 – 9:24 pm | No Comment.

joyJust when you thought you have time to have fun and engage the kids, life happens and you find  STRESS creeping in.  As all good experts will tell you planning, accepting what you cannot change,  determining how you will respond authentically,  and finding moments of joy are the keys to increasing your chances of happiness throughout the holiday!

  • Planning your holiday:  why not identify what it would look like

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By | November 14, 2014 – 3:59 pm | No Comment.



BROOMFIELD, Colo. – November 12, 2014 – Working collaboratively with the 5th Gear Kids Team, ZisBoomBah.com is challenging 6,500 5th graders in two Colorado school districts to create their very own recipe from healthy whole foods. 5th Gear Kids is a collaborative effort between the Anschutz Health and …

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New Thanksgiving Activities to Engage your Kids!
By | November 12, 2014 – 3:42 pm | No Comment.

Here are FIVE Thanksgiving activities to get your kids engaged!  If you need more ideas check out FUN STUFF on ZisBoomBah.com!


1.  Have your child ask each family member what their favorite foods are for Thanksgiving!

Then have your child search on Get Cooking to find some fun new recipes!

Thanksgiving Favorite Dishes

2.  Kids love to discover new words!  Why not have them try out our

Thanksgiving Scramble!





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By | November 1, 2014 – 4:19 pm | No Comment.

Brussel logoBe Colorado plans to help parents with the challenging work of raising healthy individuals by supporting child-led change through a first-of-its-kind employer-provided wellness program for kids, Brussels + Muscles™ by Be Colorado.® This new initiative builds on the promise of making healthy habits fun for the entire family while simultaneously changing the way employers think about and deliver health programs to their employees.

ZisBoomBah.com and University of Colorado Health Plan …

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How to Choose Non-Candy Items on Halloween
By | October 31, 2014 – 8:58 am | No Comment.

halloween chatterboDeciding what to hand out on Halloween night, for better or worse, isn’t as simple as it once was. You are most likely inundated with ideas found on Pinterest, Facebook updates and, of course, blogs. If you’re having a hard time choosing, consider these questions first and then read on for suggestions that hopefully don’t add to the feeling of overwhelm but help ease you into finalizing your decision.


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Thank Boo! : Reminding your kids to say thank you Halloween night
By | October 28, 2014 – 6:46 am | No Comment.
Getting Kids to Say Thank You at Halloween

Getting Kids to Say Thank You at Halloween

The Halloween night checklist will probably go something like this: Kids fed and in their costumes? Check! Finished playing their ZisBoomBah Halloween games for the night? Check! Homemade Halloween bags in hand? Check! Princess wand and pirate eye patch accessories accounted for? Check, check! Assurance your children will say thank you when they receive their treats? Um, uh, well..I think so?…check?

I …

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What to Do with All of That Halloween Candy
By | October 20, 2014 – 3:02 pm | No Comment.
Boy in Halloween Costume with Candy

The annual candy deluge will soon be upon us, once more. What’s your strategy?

I always discover a forgotten bulging bag of Halloween candy in the back corner of the top pantry shelf during spring cleaning, far from a child’s reach and out of sight from parents with poor chocolate boundaries. Without fail, I dump the bag in the trash and wonder why I didn’t just throw it away in …

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I’m in a Halloween State of Mind (…making homemade treats) I’m in a Halloween State of Mind (…making homemade treats)
By | October 11, 2014 – 9:37 pm | No Comment.
Pumpkin Fudge

Pumpkin Fudge. Photo: Courtesy of Becky McKay, The Cereal Baker

Some folks like to get away Take a holiday from the neighborhood Hop a flight to Miami Beach Or to Hollywood But I’m taking a Greyhound On the Hudson River Line I’m in a Halloween of mind

~ with apologies to Billy Joel

The sweet smell of pumpkin pie tickled my nose as I walked past the employee kitchen on …

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Plan to Get Healthy WITH your Child Part Three: Exercise
By | October 8, 2014 – 6:36 am | No Comment.

Boy Laying on Man Doing PushupsDays packed with kale, playground romping and meditation promote health, but without exercise those trumpet-worthy achievements will fall flat. A healthy lifestyle simply requires movement. Families don’t need to train for triathlons or spend hours in the gym to boost health, but everybody must do something.

For most of us, planning is essential. Morning hours for families so often are rushed, work and school occupies most of the day, and …

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