Featured SoCal Events and Services

Rubio’s Gives Free Chips & Guac on National Avocado Day

Rubio’s Coastal Grill is giving away free, freshly made chips and guacamole with any order, in celebration of National Avocado Day on Friday, July 31, 2020. Rubio’s guacamole is made onsite daily, using rich Hass avocados, cilantro, garlic, lime juice and natural sea salt. Simply redeem the coupon (https://www.rubios.com/coupons/national-avocado-day) at any … [Read More...]

Los Angeles Zoo Launches New Online Store

hop Now for Eco-Friendly Merchandise, Gorilla Collection to Celebrate Baby Angela, Educational Toys, New Line of Zoo-Branded Masks and Plenty of Plush Animals  The L.A. Zoo is proud to announce the launch of the new L.A. Zoo online store, offering a variety of engaging Zoo merchandise for adults and kids.  Now, animal-lovers everywhere can … [Read More...]

Looking for fun enrichment opportunities for the kids this Summer?

With summer finally upon us, and homeschooling coming to a close, many parents are looking to find exciting summer enrichment opportunities for their children. Storymakery, the first self-publishing experience designed uniquely for children, offers just that! Located in Laguna Hills, Storymakery is a one stop shop where kids can create a character, write a story, design … [Read More...]

Rubio’s Giving Complimentary, Clear, Reusable Tote Bags for World Oceans Day Monday, June 8th and Tuesday, June 9th!

Photo Credit: Rubio's. With beaches across the country re-opening and World Oceans Day on Monday, June 8, Rubio’s Coastal Grill is giving away free, reusable tote bags. No coupon is needed, simply order from Rubio's Coastal Grill on Monday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 9, to receive a complimentary bag, while supplies last.  Celebrating the eatery’s long-standing commitment to the ocean and … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

4 Ways to Help Children Recover from a Natural Disaster

A natural disaster, such as a hurricane or flood, can turn a family’s life upside down. For example, they might need to live in temporary accommodation until they can get back on their feet, which could disturb a child’s routine. Plus, they might struggle with the emotional toll of a disaster, which could impact their wellbeing. There are steps that you can take to support kids during this … [Read More...]

Traffic Laws Across the Nation: See How Each State Does Something Slightly Differently

Driving is one of those things in life where you just know how to do it once, and then you’ve pretty much got it for life. Whatever state you learn to drive in, you’ll learn the laws of the road and you’ll probably stick with those laws for the rest of your life. However, did you know that many states actually have different traffic laws from one another? Yeah, it can get pretty confusing at … [Read More...]

Virtual Summer Camp Designed By Parents, For Parents

WHEN: Monday, July 27 - Friday, July 31HOW TO ACCESS: Arm & Hammer’s YouTube channelREGISTER TODAY: Parents can register for FREE by visiting armandhammer.com/summercamp. FUN FACT: In less than 72 hours, camp has already received over 4K signups!ABOUT CAMP: 15 Dynamic Videos: Each day, Arm & Hammer will share a YouTube playlist of three videos that guide kids through a recipe, experiment, … [Read More...]

Drinking and Driving: Dangerous Combination?

According to https://www.cdc.gov/, every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. It means one death every 50 minutes. The annual cost of car incidents caused by drunk drivers takes more than $44 billion. Let me assure you that drinking and driving is a freaking lousy combination. First of all, the insurance fee. Even if you did … [Read More...]

Basics of Chewable Probiotics Supplements for Kids

Probiotics are considered very important supplements. They play a major role in ensuring the bacteria balance in the gut favors the good bacteria. In addition to ensuring good bacteria thrive in the gut, probiotics help with common cold, eczema, and irritable bowel movement. When the average adult uses probiotics, they do not experience side effects. This, however, might not be the same for … [Read More...]

Featured Products

It’s time for the Summer Baby Round-Up!

Here are my favorite products for babies this Summer! Babo's 3-in-1 Face, Hands & Body Wipes gently cleanse face, hands and body without rinsing, leaving skin soothed, soft and moisturized. I love that these are non-drying and gentle enough for everyday use! They are just perfect for sensitive skin but Mom can use them too! Just great for removing makeup or for after the gym! Find … [Read More...]

Looking for a fun birthday idea? Sweetology is a must-try!

Staying home during this pandemic isn't easy especially when it's time to celebrate a birthday or a special event. But, I recently learned about Sweetology and I think this will be a hit with both parents and children! Sweetology designs cookie and cupcake decorating kits for experiences that help families and friends share the kind of memory-making fun that used to only happen around the … [Read More...]

Top 10 Children’s Board Games That Teach Skills

Photo by Michal Vrba on Unsplash As we all know, board games are a little old fashioned but they have continued to be commonly played and enjoyed by a majority of people. Board games can be played by adults as well as children and for this reason, parents need to be aware of the most suitable board games that their children can play. When choosing a board game for children, you must consider … [Read More...]

Rock Tumbler for Kids Basics & Top Buying Guide

You must have shopped for precious jewelries several times in the past. However, have you ever visited the workshop of these jewelry stores? If you have, then you must have noticed their workmen using a special type of machine, which is known as a rock tumbler. These machines are used to polish and smoothen rocks of various shapes and sizes. It will not be wrong to say that rock tumblers are … [Read More...]

Kid’s Mini Dirt Bikes vs Four-Wheelers Reviewed

Kids grow better when they participate in outdoor activities. These outdoor activities help them to complement the nourishment they get from foods - they accelerate digestion in kids. One of the best outdoor games tools you can offer your kids is either the dirt bikes or four-wheelers, but the problem is determining which one is the best value for growth in all areas for your kids. To determine … [Read More...]

Another great Father’s Day Gift idea! (Great for other occasions too!)

Looking for something on trend for Dad this Father’s Day? How about this matte black & blue plated with black CZ bracelet for the Dad who enjoys all things blue—his favorite color (shown above)! INOX’s men’s jewelry line has something for every dad, but we were especially overjoyed by how many fun pieces were available to mix and match in blue. In addition to an entire collection devoted to … [Read More...]

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It’s Camp Warner Bros.Week #6! Alex & Me Goal Chart and Family Workout

Shoot for your dreams this week at Camp Warner Bros., as soccer superstar, Alex Morgan, stars in the full-length feature film – Alex & Me! The film follows the uplifting story of a young female athlete who learns how you need passion, determination and self-worth to make all your dreams come true. Summer is a great time for campers to think of their goals -  be it short term, or long … [Read More...]

It’s time for week #5 of Camp Warner Bros.

It’s week 5 at Camp Warner Bros.! This week, when the forces of evil unite from across time and dimensions, it’ll take the combined efforts of distinctly different, yet similar Super Hero teams to keep the universe secure in the action-packed animated mash-up movie -  Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans. It’s time to get crafty with these adorable Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans Character … [Read More...]

It’s time for #CampWarnerBros week #4!

This week everyone’s favorite mystery-solving gang joins forces with WWE® in the action-packed animated movie - Scooby-Doo!: WrestleMania Mystery! And, we have some more fun! Campers can get out of the summer heat and into the kitchen (with the help of a grown-up) to fuel up for WrestleMania® with a tasty “Scooby Snack” recipe! I'm sure this one will be a hit with your kids! Have fun with … [Read More...]

Camp Warner Bros – Week 3! A fun activity for the kids!

This week at Camp Warner Bros., Cartoon Network’s beloved bears will stack up in their greatest adventure, with their first movie ever – We Bare Bears: The Movie!  Get ready for loveable bear hugs, digital culture references, life lessons – and Gummy Bear Slime! In honor of the all-new release of We Bare Bears: The Movie – Camp Warner Bros. is bringing you a fun sensory activity to do … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Book of the Day! OCEAN: WAVES FOR All by Stacy McAnulty; illustrated by David Litchfield

Looking for the perfect picture book for beach lovers this Summer? I absolutely love this book! Perfect for getting tots interested and educated on the formation and history of the ocean, this new picture book in the OUR UNIVERSE series is the quintessential summer picture book! Find this one and many more at https://us.macmillan.com/mackids/ Self Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book … [Read More...]

Books of the month!

Here are the top book selections for the month! This one is a must-read for teens and parents too!  Making Sense of "It": A Guide to Sex for Teens (And Their Parents, Too!) by Alison Macklin, Vice President of Education and Innovation at the Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. I like that this one can be read separately or together to meet everyone's different … [Read More...]

These Children’s Activity Books are the books for the week!

Peel + Discover: Oceans, Peel + Discover: Space, and Peel + Discover: Cars! Trains! Trucks! And More (June 23,2020; Ages 6+; $9.95) The sticker book series that provides young learners with a world of intriguing information to discover using—you guessed it!—stickers! Each sticker page features hidden facts underneath stickers. Once a sticker is peeled off, a relevant, fascinating fact is … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Summer Beauty Must-buys!

During this pandemic, many of us are doing our own manicures and pedicures! SOPHi allows health-conscious women to have a worry-free, yet long-lasting manicure! Non-toxic, virtually odorless nail polish that is better than 9 or 16 free, because it is free of ALL harsh chemicals! This water-based formula leaves nails healthy and doesn’t cause them to yellow or become brittle. Plus, SOPHi is … [Read More...]

Beauty Stocking stuffer!

Looking for a great beauty find that will be perfect in Mom's stocking this year?  Refining Sugar Cleanser from MyChelle Dermaceuticals is at the top of my list! Refining Sugar Cleanser is a natural sugar and intoxicating Vanilla-infused cleanser that gently exfoliates surface impurities as it transforms into a creamy, foaming lather—leaving skin radiant and refined. Boosted with anti-aging … [Read More...]

Burke Williams Offers Peace This Holiday Season with Luxurious Gift Card Packages

Burke Williams Day Spa is pleased to spread joy this holiday season with four generous gift card packages. California’s ultimate self-care destination, Burke Williams, offers world-class amenities and a full menu of services for guests to relax, renew, and wash away the stress of the holiday season.Packages include a variety of signature Burke Williams treatments including massage therapy, … [Read More...]

Comedones and breakouts

Introduction There are many different sorts of acne and other skin problems that you’re likely to run into in regular life, and all of them are irritating and unsightly. One of the most common types are comedones, which you’re likely to encounter when you’re dealing with other skin conditions. But what causes comedones and how do you get rid of comedones? Read on to find out more! What are … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Why it is Better to Buy Pet Items at a Local Pet Boutique

Excitement is always associated with the arrival of a new member of any household. When a family member brings home a brand-new puppy, children shriek with excitement, teenagers get eager to be the puppy’s handlers, and even adults get overly excited by buying dog food in bulk. However, the excitement usually dies down as soon as the family encounters the difficult decision to purchase the … [Read More...]

Chocolate, Aug. 6th Pet of the Week!

Chocolate didn’t always look this yummy. The 4-year-old male seal-point Siamese beauty came to our shelter in horrible shape. The staff believe he was hit by a car. Our incredible medical team, staff and volunteers immediately jumped in to care for this special kitty and in return, they have never experienced so much love and appreciation from one animal! Chocolate is a special-needs cat: he’s … [Read More...]

Sheba, July 30th Pet of the Week!

The Queen of Sheba, according to the legend, bore a treasure trove of gifts for the one wise enough to answer her questions. Our Sheba, a majestic 3-year-old brown tabby, is equally gifted and will bestow hers on the person wise enough to take her home forever. Sheba is aptly named, as she is truly a queen—a gentle, kind and loving one. She possesses all the traits you’d want in royalty and … [Read More...]

Donatello, July 23rd Pet of the Week!

If you were a kid near the turn of the last century, you’d surely think of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when you heard “Donatello.” But the original Donatello, as many of you likely know, was a Renaissance Italian sculptor of immense talent, and this Donatello reminds shelter staff of the master’s beautiful creations. Donatello’s a 5-month-old black-and-white tuxie, as pretty and perfect as any of … [Read More...]