Hey Helicopter Parent, You're Out of Fuel

Hey Helicopter Parent, You're Out of Fuel
Did you ever feel like family life has turned into one massive schedule?  Shuffling your kids from one activity to the next: dance class, gymnastics, karate, soccer, and baseball. It starts in pre-school. And the older kids get, the more scheduled life becomes. By the time we get home, it's...

How to Tech-Boost Real Play

How to Tech-Boost Real Play
Did you ever receive a gift that makes you cringe? When the word ‘really’ shows across your face like a blinking neon sign. Well, when I received a ‘potty seat with tablet holder’ for our son’s first birthday, I had that moment. My in-laws thought it was the best thing...

How to Run a Tantrum-Free Household

How to Run a Tantrum-Free Household
Did you ever walk into your kitchen pantry with tears in your eyes? Are you fed up with the screaming, the crying, the conniving – the pushing you to your absolute limit day-in and day-out? Kids. I know your pain. I’m a mother of two boys, ages 3 and 6...

How to Love Your Military Parent Overseas

How to Love Your Military Parent Overseas
Did you ever miss someone so much it hurts? Take a moment. Think about all the soldiers deployed overseas, living thousands of miles away from their families. Appreciate freedom much? The sacrifice that military children make goes beyond all recognition. How do children stay connected to daddy and mommy overseas...

Presidential Debates Are Much Better with Punching Bags

Presidential Debates Are Much Better with Punching Bags
Bonk Yourself’s hometown of Charleston, South Carolina is buzzing with excitement this January. Why, you may ask? Aside from the unseasonably warm winter, we’re excited that not only one - but TWO - Presidential Elections will be held on our home turf. Batter batter up, who will come out victorious?...

Celebrate the Ridiculous with Bonk Yourself Political Punching Bags

Celebrate the Ridiculous with Bonk Yourself Political Punching Bags
Politics are no laughing matter. Except when they totally are! Introducing from Pueri Elemental, Bonk Yourself Political punching bag toys! When you simply need an outlet after a long day at work, or a hilarious Presidential Debate, our customizable bonk bags are there for you. Tired of Donald J. Trump's loud...

How to Find Relief From Politics

How to Find Relief From Politics
I grew up in the late 80’s: shoulder pads, multi-layer polo shirts, socks pulled ‘over’ jeans, and lipstick bands. I love music. I’ve attached such strong memories to songs over the years. I hear the lyrics first and the melody second. To me, that’s what makes it real. I need...