Featured SoCal Events and Services

Del Amo Fashion Center: Fun September Events that you don’t want to miss!

Looking for a couple of things to do this month? Here are two events at the local Del Amo Fashion Center that are sure to be fun for the family! Summer Music Series Outdoor Village Saturday, Sept. 14 2 to 4 p.m. Del Amo Fashion Center’s Summer Music Series is back for the third time this summer. Visit the Outdoor Village for a free concert, lawn games, food sampling, giveaways … [Read More...]

COAST Celebrates Art and People-Powered Transportation

COAST 2018, (Photo courtesy of COAST). Bike, skate, stroll, or roll along two miles of car-free streets filled with creativity, music, dance, and interactive workshopsSunday, September 15, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Santa Monica’s free open streets celebration, COAST, returns on Sunday, September 15, featuring people-powered transportation, art, and imagination. Two miles of Santa Monica’s streets … [Read More...]

FROM THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA RENOWNED ACROBATIC TROUPE CIRQUE MEI COMES TO SEGERSTROM CENTER

September 14 – 15, 2019 Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall Renowned acrobatic troupe Cirque Mei comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for two performances September 14 and 15 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. From the People’s Republic of China, Cirque Mei brings a colorful celebration of traditional and contemporary Chinese circus acts. The company travels … [Read More...]

Planes, Frogs & Obstacles? They’re All Happening at LA Fleet Week® 2019

Things will really be jumping at this year’s LA Fleet Week®—literally.  Added to the line-up of this annual multi-day LA Waterfront celebration of our nation’s Sea Services, Aug. 30- Sept. 2, will be two new crowd-pleasing events, U.S. Navy Leap Frog jumpers and an all-out battle of the fittest with USAA’s high-stakes Obstacle Course Competition. Aerial flyovers and demonstrations are back by … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Catalina Island Museum Presents the Wrigley Centennial: An Island Jubilee and Offers Free Museum Admission on 9.21

Step back in time to 1919 and experience the Catalina Island Museum like never before during the Wrigley Centennial: An Island Jubilee on Saturday, September 21, 2019, beginning at 4 p.m. The Catalina Island Museum and Honorary Chairs Alison Wrigley-Rusack and Geoffrey Claflin Rusack invite you to a festive evening of entertainment, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions, celebrating … [Read More...]

San Diego Restaurant Week, September 22-29, 2019

You love San Diego Restaurant Week for the chance to try new flavors and visit old favorites, all while enjoying unbeatable deals from top eateries throughout the county. This edible extravaganza has become a highly anticipated tradition in the community because it isn’t just about delicious food and drinks, it’s about creating satisfying moments for you to remember beyond the dinner … [Read More...]

How Can I Stop Home Foreclosure?

You are likely reading this article because you have fallen behind on your mortgage payments and either you have been threatened with foreclosure, or a foreclosure complaint has been filed against you by your mortgage lender.   Filing a bankruptcy petition can help you keep your home, or, if you can no longer afford to keep your home, filing a bankruptcy petition allows you to … [Read More...]

Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day with Build-A-Bear Workshop and Walmart!

Find out more here. Self Disclosure: Credit: Build-A-Bear Workshop® … [Read More...]

Why choosing the right car seat is important

Photo by Peter Bucks on Unsplash When choosing a car seat for your baby, there are a lot of things that you should consider. There are a lot of options readily available in the marketplace, and making the right choice boils down to your preference in safety features. These car seats are tested to ensure top functionality and safety. As a parent, it is your responsibility to … [Read More...]

Featured Products

#JPMABabySafetyMonth Baby Safety Tips from MAM

Baby Safety Month is here!  Sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturer’s Association (JPMA), this month-long event increases consumer awareness of baby safety issues and the safe selection and use of baby products. For the past 40 years MAM’s top priority has been the development of products for the well-being, safety and health of babies that make life easier for parents and … [Read More...]

Do you have a Nintendo Switch? Then you need to buy this game!

Super Mario Maker 2 available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch system. If you have a Mario Bros. fan at home and they have a Nintendo Switch game system, they will love this fun game! Super Mario Maker 2 allows you to play, create and share the side-scrolling Super Mario courses of your dreams. Dive into the single-player Story Mode and play built-in courses to rebuild Princess Peach’s … [Read More...]

It’s time for Summer Baby Roundup!

NEW! Baby Skin Gentle Mineral Sunscreen Lotion - SPF 50 and NEW! Baby Face™ Gentle Mineral Sunscreen Stick - SPF 50 We are definitely having the sunny summer weather Southern California is known for! This product is a must-buy for baby! Babo Botanicals New Baby Face and Baby Skin sunscreens are just perfect to use on your little ones! I like that it is 100% Non-Nano zinc oxide that does not … [Read More...]

Enjoy Nausea-Free Fun on the Water This Summer

UpSpring Stomach Settle Nausea Relief Drops, all-natural soothing solution for fast-acting relief from nausea and other digestive upset. Boat rides make your nervous? Enjoy the last days of Summer worry-free and avoid motion-sickness! I know I can depend on Dramamine but then it makes me so sleepy! So, I was happy to learn about this product! UpSpring Stomach Settle Nausea Relief Drops works … [Read More...]

It’s still Summer! Are the kids bored? These products from YULU are a must!

Oops Scoops - A sweet, new ice cream stacking game where players take turns stacking the colorful ice cream scoops on the shaking cone. Spin the spinner to see how many scoops you have to add to the cone and pass along once completed. If the ice cream topples over, then OOPS! You Lose!  I had the opportunity to try this one out and younger kids will really enjoy this one! It's so much fun … [Read More...]

WINKINE 20” Large Iridescent Acrylic Serving Tray with Handles is a must-buy!

Rainbow Acrylic Multipurpose Decorative Display Butler Tray for Coffee Table, Breakfast, Tea, Food, Countertop, Kitchen Looking for a really pretty Decorative Tray to serve someone breakfast or Tea? I love this tray by WINKINE because it is pretty, sturdy and just perfect for Tea! It really would make a great gift and you can use it in the kitchen, bathroom or even in the bedroom. I really like … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

Queen Mary’s First-Ever Doggie Paradise 9/14 Giveaway Opportunity!

Bark Your Calendars for a Pawfect afternoon of Puppy Photo Opsand Meet n’ Greets, Workshops, Adoptions and More The Queen Mary invites all dog lovers, friends, and fanatics to the first-ever Doggie Paradise on Saturday, September 14 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bring the pups and pooches out for a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the four-legged family members. Doggie Paradise offers a full day of … [Read More...]

TCG Toys has you covered for fun Travel games!

Giveaway Opportunity! 3-D Snakes ‘N Ladders is so much fun! The whole family will love this one! A fun and sneaky game even great for the younger kids ages 5+. Naval Command is a great strategy game for ages 7+. I love that this is perfect for travel. This is such a fun guessing game and the whole family will enjoy this one! These compact, take-anywhere games are sure to provide … [Read More...]

Reintroducing Author Wally Runnels #Giveaway: $25 Amazon GC & Book, “Twisted Love”

You don't want to miss this amazing giveaway! Reintroducing Author Wally Runnels #Giveaway:  $25 Amazon GC & Book, "Twisted Love"  This giveaway is hosted by Reading Authors Network. Thank you to all of the bloggers who are helping to promote this giveaway. Reintroducing, author Wally Runnels.  Wally is the author of several published books. Each book  is … [Read More...]

CIRCUS VARGAS – THE BIG ONE IS BACK! Preserving an American Tradition Like No Other!

The Big One is Back with “The Greatest of Ease’ bringing acrobats, daredevils and flying trapeze! Join us in celebrating, Circus Vargas’ 50th anniversary extravaganza, an homage to the golden era of circus in America in Torrance at the Del Amo Fashion Center July 25th through August 5th.  All aboard our spectacular circus steam engine as we ride the railways back in time, to relive … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Tall Girl * Coming-Of-Age Story Dealing With Insecurity, Relationships, High School ++

Tall Girl is the 2019 Netflix original comedy about Jodi, the tallest girl in her school, who has never quite felt comfortable in her own statuesque skin. All of that changes when she falls for the handsome (and equally tall) foreign exchange student Stig who, of course, gets Jodi’s quirky, best, male friend Dunkleman and his hippie mom as a host family. As a result, Jodi gets embroiled in a … [Read More...]

The Jungle Bunch * A Wacky Animated Film That Will Have You Laughing!

Get ready for the wildest ride of your life! Maurice may look like a penguin – but he's a real tiger inside! Raised by a tigress, he's the clumsiest Kung-Fu master ever. Along with his friends, The Jungle Bunch, he intends to maintain order and justice in the jungle, as his mother did before him. But when Igor, an evil koala, decides to destroy the jungle once and for all with the help of his army … [Read More...]

Books of the week! Color away your stress with these books from Dover Publications!

Welcome to a woodsy wonderland of starry skies, towering trees, fabulous flowers, and other highly stylized nature designs. Thirty-one spectacular scenes include amazing allover patterns, fields of bluebells and mushrooms, and other dramatic landscapes. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Entangled … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Burke Williams Celebrates Moms with Luxurious Mother’s Day Gift Card Packages

Burke Williams offers gifts of love this Mother’s Day with three special Gift Card Packages. Celebrate mothers this season with the gift of a transformative Mother’s Day experience they will never forget. Each package includes a collection of Burke Williams signature treatments that are sure to make mothers feel valued and appreciated. Packages are available now at all ten spa locations. Standard … [Read More...]

Spring Fashion Essentials! Yes! Sunglasses!

Love this style and the color!! Spring time is here so that does mean sunny days here in Southern California! I love Spring fashions and colors are lighter and brighter and must-buy accessories are sunglasses! Discountglasses.com has some great styles for women this Spring! I love the Westend Brookside Woods in pink and the Westend glacier ridge in black. They are so stylish and affordable … [Read More...]

Beauty Experts Angelo David and Jacob Guttman Introduce The Flex Brush™: The Ultimate Detangling Brush for Wet and Dry Hair

The Ultimate Detangling Brush for Wet and Dry Hair World-renowned celebrity hair stylist Angelo David Pisacreta, owner of the elite Angelo David Salon in New York City, and hair-tool veteran Jacob Guttman, founder and CEO of Creative Pro Hair Tools, introduce The Flex Brush™—an all-purpose tool that safely detangles hair, massages the scalp and promotes health and hair growth. … [Read More...]

Indulge in Self-Care This Valentine’s Day with Colgate Optic White!

Looking for a brighter smile this Valentine's Day? Treat yourself to a sparkly white smile with Colgate Optic White Platinum High Impact White Toothpaste. This Colgate Optic White product delivers 4 shades, visibly whiter teeth in 6 weeks, starting in just 3 days*.   I actually tried this and was quite impressed with my brighter smile! Colgate Optic White High Impact White Toothpaste … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Keep your dog fit with Pawscout!

Pawscout, The Smarter Pet Tag™, is the most advanced and connected pet accessory of its kind – with benefits and features designed for owners to build safe communities for their pet.  I love my FitBit so I was quite excited to hear about this product for dogs! Pawscout will help keep your pup fit and it's affordable too! The first pet name-tags originated more than 200 years ago, and while … [Read More...]

pediped® Unveils New pediPets Line of Pet Collars and Leashes

pediPets collection of pet collars and leashes will be a hit with your little ones and your pups too! Award-winning children’s footwear brand pediped® is excited to announce the release of its new pediPets line of pet collars and leashes. Featuring exclusive materials and patterns designed to perfectly coordinate with newly released pediped® shoe styles for spring and summer 2019, … [Read More...]

Kerry, Sept. 12th Pet of the Week!

The staff at the shelter think that Kerry was used as a breeding dog. She must have been a wonderful mother because one staff member said that Kerry’s the sweetest pitbull you’ll ever meet. Her parenting days are over, and now, she’s looking for someone to be a good parent to her! If that’s you, meet Kerry at the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask … [Read More...]

Dorothy, Sept. 5th Pet of the Week!

Dorothy is a stunning 7-year-old tortie with unique markings—an incredible patchwork of gray, white and light-brown, with adorable smudges on her muzzle. She follows your every move with her bright eyes. Dorothy doesn’t have red slippers on her four paws, but it’s a cinch that she’s thinking, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.” If you’re on the other side of Dorothy’s … [Read More...]