Seven years ago I had a vision. To put KidTribe “in a box.” Yes, in a time when everyone is thinking outside the box, I’m trying to get in one. And in order to do that, I had a daunting task ahead of me. To design the perfect hoop. One that would fit in a [...]
This is our latest video and I couldn’t be more proud of it. Please check it out!!! It was such a blast to write this song and direct the video. Of course I had input from the famed Dr. David Katz and his Turn the Tide Foundation. And the superbly talented cast of kids (who [...]
Hi everyone!!! It’s been a really, really long time since I’ve posted a blog… It’s not that I don’t love you. It’s just that we’ve been up to our eyeballs in hula-hoops and happy, sweaty kids!!! Most recently, the KidTribe Crew (consisting of the amazingly talented and endlessly awesome Valerie, Natalia, and Gabe Katz) and [...]
One of my favorite spoken word artists, Taylor Mali, who also is a teacher in NYC public schools, created this thought provoking poem about kids and health. Honestly, he took the words right out of my mouth! Please check it out.
We at KidTribe are wishing you, your families, and your loved ones the very HAPPIEST of holidays. And I also have a question for you: what are you doing to make a difference? Although it’s been a tough year for some, you can still help others. It doesn’t have to cost any money… it doesn’t [...]
For years I have been a major TED fan. For those of you who aren’t “TEDucated,” TED is not some guy I have a crush on… or some famous rock star… TED is an organization whose mission is to instigate and promote “ideas worth spreading.” Now its famous conference and website are where some of [...]
Happy Lights On Day!!! It’s that time of year – when afterschool programs all over the country are celebrating. As most of you know, I’m a HUGE fan of afterschool programs. In fact, KidTribe started in afterschool. Afterschool is so critical to kids’ development. Because of school budget cuts, it’s the only place where they’re [...]
Bullying. Everyone’s talking about it. But what are we doing about it? Recently I saw Anderson Cooper’s special, Bullying: It Stops Here and was so moved. Bullying is an issue that hits home deeply for me. Each day an estimated 160,000 students in the US refuse to go to school because of the anxiety caused [...]
It’s no secret that First Lady, Michelle Obama, is one of my heroes and that her passion to reverse childhood obesity and create opportunities for families to become healthier has inspired me to move KidTribe’s mission into an even higher gear. Because she approaches this issue from a loving and concerned mom’s point of view, [...]
Hey everyone… Hope you’re having a WONDERFUL summer so far! It’s my favorite time of the year because it’s all about playing outside, going on exciting adventures, and having FUN! FUN! FUN! So to help you have an unforgettable summer, here are a few of my favorite new things to kick-start the party! FAVORITE SONG: [...]
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