How Do They Do It? The Scramble’s Aviva Goldfarb
Aviva Goldfarb is the mother of two very active teenagers with formerly picky palates so she knows what a challenge it can be to get healthy homemade dinners on the table that everyone will eat, and at a reasonable hour of the night. And as the founder of the dinner planning service, The Six O’Clock Scramble, she has learned not only how to serve up healthy meals for her own family, but also help thousands of busy families make nightly dinners a reality.
1. What activities do your kids do throughout the year?
Both of our kids are members of MSI Classic soccer teams and have been for years. They also each play an instrument (Celia plays the flute and Solomon plays bass guitar), and our daughter goes to religious school once a week. Now that they are teens, that’s about all the extra-curricular activities their schedules can handle. Our son also participates in the cross country and volleyball teams at BCC high school. When they were younger, they also took gymnastics, music and drama classes, and tried lots of other things.
2. How do you usually choose your activity provider? (word of mouth, look online, etc)
Word of mouth is always great, especially because that way we can coordinate carpools with friends and neighbors, but when we are looking for additional ideas for camps and classes we love using Activity Rocket because it’s listings are so comprehensive. It’s much easier than doing an internet search, which is what I used to do.
3. How many kids do you have? And how do you keep track of everyone’s activities?
We have two kids, ages 13 and 15. I rely on an old fashioned paper calendar for tracking their activities but some day I’ll have to go more high tech. The kids are also much better at this age at keeping track of their own activities, and our high school son is great about getting himself around on foot, bike and bus so I don’t always have to drive him to classes and practices. He prefers the independence.
4. Which activity has given your child (or all of them) the biggest boost in confidence?
Soccer has been wonderful for both of them, as they’ve learned to be part of a team, to be good sports and teammates, and have had to practice hard to see their skills improve. It’s also important to us that they learn to be good losers as well as winners. Fortunately, our kids aren’t all that competitive so that’s never been a huge issue for them, but of course everyone wants to be part of a winning team, and not everyone can, at least not all the time.
5. What is your favorite activity rocket feature(s)? Which one do you find most helpful? (search,ratings, calendaring, blog, coupons etc)
I really like being able to search for a specific type of activity and find all the options for the dates we need. I also appreciate the ratings. Recently we used Activity Rocket to find a volleyball summer camp for our daughter and it was so easy to use! Great job on providing this wonderful, time saving service to busy parents!
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