Featured SoCal Events and Services

Enjoy An Evening Of Fun, Fashion And Friends At The Shops At Montebello’s Indulge Event On Thursday, September 18 Attendees can shop, socialize and indulge in special prizes and giveaways

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Simon®, a global leader in retail real estate, invites women to sit back, relax and indulge in an evening that focuses on style and more at The Shops at Montebello. Indulge: A Girls’ Night Out is an evening of fun, fashion and friends, with most activities taking place in Center Court on Thursday, September 18, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. that will provide women with a much-needed opportunity to treat … [Read More...]

Celebrate The Queen Mary’s 80TH Anniversary! Everyone is Invited to Join the Sept. 26 Celebration!

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The world's most beloved ocean liner turns 80 on September 26 and the public is invited to join a ship-wide celebration. The Queen Mary will open her gangways and ballrooms, decks and salons, attractions and eateries to a daylong celebration highlighted by a very special event. There will be no charge for admission to the ship (10:00 AM - 7:00 PM), discounted parking and discounted ship tours and … [Read More...]

Moompetam Native American Festival Sept 20-21 at the Aquarium of the Pacific

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Several tribes will be represented at the Aquarium with live music and dance, cultural craft presentations, and artifacts of daily life.  Envision what our region was like centuries ago, and learn about the various tribes that maintain their historical connection to the ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Moompetam: Gathering of the Salt Water People. The Aquarium’s tenth annual Native … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

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Heroes Wanted! XPRIZE Is Launching A Video Contest For 8-17 Year-Olds To Form The Real-Life BIG HERO 6!!!

XPRIZE has joined forces with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Disney Corporate Citizenship for today’s launch of a nationwide video contest designed to find the real-life counterparts to the animated heroes that will soon burst onto the big screen in “BIG HERO 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure from Disney opening November 7, 2014.   The DISNEY BIG HERO 6 – XPRIZE CHALLENGE … [Read More...]

Simon Youth Academy at Westminster Mall Expands Capacity to Serve Local Students New Academy Space Designed to Further Local Dropout Prevention and Recovery Efforts

A successful dropout prevention and recovery program, operating since 2003 as a partnership between Simon Youth Foundation (SYF), Westminster Mall and Huntington Beach Union School District, is expanding its capacity to serve local students through a larger academy space at Westminster Mall and an affiliated second site, Simon Youth Coast High School Academy.   Simon Youth Academy at … [Read More...]

Parents! Vote Now to Help Kids Have More Fun – One Playspace at a Time

As parents, we spend a lot of time discovering creative ways to nurture our children’s curiosity. Luckily, being outdoors provides the perfect landscape, fueling young imaginations and creating endless possibilities for exploration, discovery and creativity. Children’s Claritin hopes to inspire parents to create innovative play spaces in their backyards, and communities.   Children’s … [Read More...]

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#GuacitForward for National Guacamole Day!

Tomorrow, September 16th, is NATIONAL GUACAMOLE DAY! Wholly Guacamole want to take their favorite day of the year and make it extra special! They are asking their fans to help  make it a great day and #GuacitForward. Perform a random act of kindness and let them know about it! Tag them on social media with #GuacitForward and help make it a Guac-Tastic day! Some ideas to … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Dr. Cocoa: Relief with a Smile This a a Must-Have for Back-to-School!

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It's Back-to-School time and yes, back-to-school often means back to germs...and the return or kids' colds and coughs. How many colds does your child(ren) come down with during the school year? I don't know about you, but it is still really tough for me to get my child (and he is now almost 11!) to take medicine when he is sick because he just hates the taste! The only time he will take it is if … [Read More...]

It’s time for Skimboarding! The boogie board Eva Skimboard is a Must-Have for our heat wave!

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      Yes, I know most of us are back in school (or are kids are!) but sunny So Cal has had temperatures in the 80's and 90's so summer is still here! I have never used a Skimboard in my life so was a little nervous about trying this one out! I received a boogie board brand Skimboard from our friends at Wham-O. I received a small which is just perfect because it's the best one for my weight. … [Read More...]

Mrs. Thinster’s COOKIETHINS are delicious! Brownie Batter...Cake Batter....Chocolate Chip...OH MY! Yum!

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Looking for cookies that are extra crunchy and extra delicious? Mrs. Thinster's CookieThins are what you are looking for! They come in three delicious flavors: Brownie Batter, Cake Batter and Chocolate Chip. Non GMO, No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives and extra crunchy and extra crispy, they are sure to be a hit with the whole family! My son and I loved the Cake Batter Cookie Thins the … [Read More...]

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Looking for a refreshing low calorie drink on these hot summer days? ON Power Refreshment is the answer!  They are Naturally Sweetened and come in tasty flavors such as Peach Mango and Dragonfruit Tangerine. We received samples to try and were quite impressed. I like that they taste great and do not have any artificial flavors. Active, health-minded individuals have lacked a refreshing, low … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

TheO SmartBall – Learning Made Fun! Great for Back-to-School Fun! Giveaway Opportunity!

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Looking for fun ways for your children to learn? I know, as a homeschool Mom, I am always looking for things to make learning more fun! I did find a product that will keep children active and learning all at the same time! Now, how cool does that sound?! TheO SmartBall is the answer!  This is the perfect toy for Kids pre-school to 5th or 6th grade. What is it? TheO SmartBall is a soft foam ball … [Read More...]

Back-to-School with Hallmark! Giveaway Opportunity!

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    It's Back-to-School time for us this month and at the beginning of each year I like to take photos of my son. We usually make our own sign saying which grade he is starting but this time we decided to try the Hallmark’s Pics ‘n’ Props. The School Days Pics ‘n’ Props kit comes with the coolest chalkboard and there are  inserts for preschool through 12th grade. My son loved … [Read More...]

Parents’ Choice Award Recipients Chloe’s Closet, Dive Olly Dive and ToddWorld Available Immediately with Additional Series Accessible on a Weekly Basis Giveaway Opportunity!

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                    Kabillion, the only independently owned company ranked among the U.S. Top 10 Kids Free On Demand TV Networks currently in over 45 million homes and owned by Splash Entertainment,  is offering parents the opportunity to download and own episodes of their kid’s favorite Kabillion series for streaming on multiple devices. Chloe’s Closet, Dive Olly Dive and ToddWorld,all … [Read More...]

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Media Reviews

The Jim Henson Company has released the first book in the brand-new Enchanted Sisters series: Autumn’s Secret Gift!

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The Enchanted Sisters series tells the stories of Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer who, along with Mother Nature, are responsible for each turn of the season. The series will contain four chapter books for readers ages 7 to 9 and each sister will star in her own book. Winter’s Flurry Adventure will be published in October 2014 while the following two chapter books will feature the adventures of … [Read More...]

“Slotomania” of Playtika Not for the Kids! Free Game App for 21+

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This one is definitely not for the Kids! Well, unless you have a kid over the age of 21! So, what is this game? Well, think of casinos and slot machines except that you do not have to pay real cash to play. You also don't have to leave the house!  It is a FREE game app and you can download it on any device. I just downloaded it on my Kindle via Amazon. You can find it in the app store, Amazon and … [Read More...]

My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales A Clever and Amusing Collection of Halloween-themed stories

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My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales is a sure hit with fans of the franchise. It's collection of spooky tales includes Boast Busters, Stare Master, Luna Eclipsed, Sleepless in Ponyville, Castle Mane-ia and Bats! And, there's a sing-along. Your younger kids, as well as older fans will find this collection a charming addition to fall and Halloween stories. KIDS FIRST! Film … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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Olay Regenerist Luminous Collection is a Mom-Must-Have! New Olay Luminous Tone Perfecting Treatment and Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil

    Olay introduces Luminous Tone Perfecting Treatment to the Regenerist Luminous collection, a skin care line the re-energizes skin's appearance to restore its natural luminosity for bright, pearlescent skin that glows.  I love this treatment because it is designed to rapidly reduce the look of dark spots and it does work! It is really easy to use and is light-weight. The treatment penetrates … [Read More...]

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Allure Magazine announces the 2014 Best of Beauty and Beauty Breakthrough Award winners!

Beauty Breakthrough Award – Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret Recognized as a groundbreaking innovation, Allure shares that, “Conair has now changed the game,” in the world of curling devices. The automatic curl styler automatically draws hair into its heated curl chamber and creates  “a perfectly sculpted curl [in] seconds.” As seen in this how-to video, the device truly does the work for … [Read More...]

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Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream is a Mom Must-Have!!

   I just found a new skin care product that I love! I love the coverage this product gives my skin and love how it leaves my skin looking smoother! This amazing product is the Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream. Olay, the brand behind America's #1 selling CC Cream, introduces the new Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream. This dermatologist-tested, all-in-one multitasker goes … [Read More...]

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Whiplash Pink Eyelash Curler from Crave Naturals Sold on Amazon.com

I have to admit that I was slightly worried about trying these out after I read a couple of the reviews. As it is, I don't often use an Eyelash curler. But, this was easy to use and it didn't pinch my eyelashes. It worked well for me and the curl lasts for the day when I use it. I also like that there is a lifetime guarantee, although I don't think I will be needing to return it. I love that it … [Read More...]