Featured SoCal Events and Services

Don’t feel like cooking but want a home-cooked meal? Black Bear Diner has you covered!

Don't feel like cooking tonight? I had the opportunity to receive a Family Meal from the Black Bear Diner in Torrance and my family was quite impressed! Black Bear Diner has locations throughout California and is currently offering curbside and delivery service of the new Family Meals to make family life easier. They have quite a variety of meal choices for either breakfast. lunch or dinner. I … [Read More...]

BOGO Memorial Day Meals at Rubio’s!

Rubio’s Offers Military & Veterans Free BOGO Meal on Memorial Day This Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, Rubio’s Coastal Grill, with locations across California, Arizona and Nevada, invites military and veterans to enjoy one free adult entree, with the purchase of another adult entree. Simply bring military ID and show the … [Read More...]

L.A. Zoo Presents Virtual Beastly Ball, May 15th

GREATER LOS ANGELES ZOO ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL "BEASTLY BALL" GOES VIRTUAL ON NATIONAL ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY, MAY 15, 2020 Everyone Welcome to Attend L.A. Zoo’s Signature Event, Filled with Fun and Philanthropy on National Endangered Species Day; With Special Guests, Animal Appearances, Live Music, Silent Auction and More; Hosted by Joel McHale.Guest Stars Include:The Kratt Brothers, Chris and … [Read More...]

Aquarium of the Pacific will hold virtual Earth Day event on April 22

Photo: Robin Riggs The Aquarium’s Earth Day Celebration will feature special appearances by its animals, themed classes for kids, an evening lecture for adults, and more WHAT: This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and the Aquarium of the Pacific is inviting kids and adults at home to join in for its first virtual Earth Day event. You can watch special appearances by … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

How important is to adopt a flexible parenting style as a single parent

Some parents rigidly stick to their ideas of how things should be done. Others can flexibly accept events as they are. Consequently, facing similar problems, the former will plunge into anger, frustration, sadness and helplessness. The latter will react to real circumstances and give themselves a chance to improve. Thus, in the colloquial sense, flexibility is the ability to adapt to changing … [Read More...]

Wake Up Fresh: A Guide to Improving the Quality of Your Sleep

Sleep is one of the most restorative natural processes that our body requires in order to function and survive, which explains why we can start to struggle with the simplest of tasks when we have not had the rest that we need. Getting a good night’s sleep is just as important for our health and wellbeing as exercising regularly and following a balanced diet. Therefore, if you are suffering from … [Read More...]

pediped Memorial Day sales

PEDIPED.com - Memorial Day Sale Code: MEMORIAL20 Offer: 20% off Entire SiteSunday May 24- Tuesday May 26 at 11:59PST pedipedOUTLET.com - Memorial Weekend Sale Code: HONOR2020Offer: 20% off entire site - can not be combined with other coupon codesFriday May 22-Tuesday May 26 at 11:59PM PST Don't miss the sale!! Credit: Courtesy of pediped. … [Read More...]

Let’s save! New and simple ways you can save extra money this month

Think about saving money, and it’s easy to think of missing out on the things you love, getting stressed and eventually giving up! However, saving doesn’t really have to be like that. All it takes to save a little more money each month is a little restraint and tweaking your habits here and there. Whether you want to build your credit rating, save for a holiday, a house deposit or maybe you … [Read More...]

Stay Connected: How to Stay in Touch With Your Grown-Up Children

Watching a child grow into a young adult is one of the most difficult yet exciting aspects of parenting. It’s as bittersweet as much as it is a difficult thing for a parent to adapt to. Young adults take charge of their own lives. They make their own decisions and ask less for their parents’ advice. They no longer need to ask for permission to do something. Their lives get busier as they take … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Springtime Must-Buys!

Hand Sanitizer that's Safe for Kiddos from Zoey Naturals is a real must-buy! Experts advise handwashing with soap and water as an effective way to fight germs.  When a bathroom isn't close by, Zoe Naturals Hand Sanitizer is! I love that no water is needed to use this and that it is effective and completely safe for young children! It is available in two fragrances: Island Hisbiscus and … [Read More...]

Springtime Fun for the kids!

It's Spring! I know it is a different world today than it was last Spring so many of these ideas are products that can be used at home. Do your children like to make Slime? If so, this will be a hit! Demeter Fragrance, a leader in producing fragrances guaranteed to make you smile, is excited to announce the launch of SlimeScent! Now, kids of all ages can stretch and mold their favorite … [Read More...]

Shopping tips for children’s glasses

Children are fickle beasts. Take meal time, for example. One day, they love pizza. They adore pizza. They sing and smile about pizza while eating it by the fist full. Pizza is definitely a winner. Then, towards the end of the week, the exact same pizza is put in front of them and you’d think world war three had been announced. The tears. The anger. The inconsolable anguish. So, what changed? The … [Read More...]

2020 Spring Baby Roundup!

pediped ORIGINALS® HARVEY GREY/NAVY Looking for cute but comfy shoes for your little one this Spring? pediped has you covered with their Originals Harvey shoes. They are available in sizes Newborn-24 months and are approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association for promoting healthy foot development. About pediped®Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort, and distinctive styling … [Read More...]

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

The Steeped Coffee full immersion brew method means no machines, no waste, guilt-free packaging, and amazing taste. Can't Get to your favorite coffee place? STEEPED COFFEE delivers gourmet eco-friendly coffee bags directly to your door-The compostable bags require no machines, just hot water for gourmet brew. I love the taste and was really impressed with the samples I received. For more … [Read More...]

Share a story with the special people in your life with Smilebox! Giveaway Opportunity!

Looking for a way to keep in touch with family and friends during the pandemic? Smilebox has you covered! I love that this website is more than just a site to send an ecard. You can make a photo collage that the family will just love! It is really a great site! They recently introduced something new that invitations now include Smilebox Live virtual events. You just have to check this … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

Flamingo Ring Toss and Adorable Cactus Ring Toss Games from Antsy Pants are a hit this Spring!~Giveaway Opportunity!

Looking for something that will keep your young child entertained this Spring? I know with the current pandemic, it 's tough and children do get bored! But, I'm sure they will have a blast playing Ring toss with these cute cactuses or pretty pink flamingos! Cactus Ring Toss for ages 4+ includes three cacti and three rings.  Flamingo Ring Toss for ages 4+ comes equipped with three rings and … [Read More...]

Aquarium Festival Celebrates African and African-American Culture During National Black History Month

Photo Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific Celebrating the richness and diversity of African-American and African cultures, the Aquarium’s eighteenth annual African-American Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guests can experience the sights and sounds of performances by local African-American groups, including Mardi Gras second line … [Read More...]

pediped photo with Santa Giveaway

Enter your "Scared" photo with Santa for the chance to win a pair of pediped® shoes! Contest runs 12/18-12/23. Submit your photo through our website and post on IG using #pedipedSanta for more chances to win.  Credit: pediped. … [Read More...]

Charlie Brown Christmas Album Holiday Giveaway!

As Christmas draws nearer, so do feelings of nostalgia and reminiscence on childhood memories the holidays hold. To many, the iconic Charlie Brown Christmas album, featuring memorable performances by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, brings fond memories of the magic of Christmas. This soundtrack, featuring music from the 1965 animated television special "A Charlie Brown Christmas," includes timeless … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Books of the week!

Do you have a young child who is fearful of going to the Doctor? Do Penguins Have Pediatricians? is a wonderful picture book for young children that will help ease the fear of going to the Doctor! Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. would like to introduce  Do Penguins Have Pediatricians? by Patrick O'DonnellIllustrated by Erik Mehlen On the way to a doctor checkup, a young child … [Read More...]

Scoob! * Great Family Movie with Terrific Characters and an Amazing Mystery

Scooby-Doo is the hero of his own story in "SCOOB!," the first full-length, theatrical animated Scooby-Doo adventure, which reveals how he and his best friend Shaggy became two of the world's most beloved crime busters. The story takes us back to where it all began, when a young Scooby and Shaggy first meet, and team up with Velma, Daphne, and Fred to launch Mystery Incorporated. KIDS FIRST! Film … [Read More...]

The Vast of Night * An Homage To The Twilight Zone That Is Just Not Eerie Enough

In the twilight of the 1950s, on one fateful night in New Mexico, a young switchboard operator Fay and charismatic radio DJ Everett discover a strange audio frequency that could change their small town and the future forever. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Calista B. comments, “Aside from the pacing and poor editing, the mystery of the frequency is ultimately confusing and unsatisfying. And as an homage … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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...]

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...]

Pet Corner

4 Tips to Take Best Pet Portrait Photo

Our pets might not have two legs and opposable thumbs, but that doesn't mean that they aren't part of the family. Our furry friends have made their way into our lives, and we can't bear to live without them. As with many other things we love, we want to capture precious moments on film, but this can be tricky. Follow our four tips for perfect pics. Plan Your Sessions Capturing candid shots … [Read More...]

Ninja, May 21st Pet of the Week! Update: Adopted!

Cats, dogs, rabbits—fanboys and fangirls are known to choose Ninja as a name for their pets. Except for this Ninja—he’s earned his name. Ninja, a beautiful and affectionate 4-year-old neutered male, was attacked by a coyote and survived to tell about it (and yeah, you should see the other guy!). His wounds are being addressed and are healing. All he needs is a home and humans who know … [Read More...]

Ozzy, May 14th Pet of the Week!

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Whiskers, May 7th Pet of the Week!

The most magnificent animals are found in the most dreadful situations. Frightened little Whiskers was found in a box at one of the train stations! You should see him in person—he has gorgeous black-and-white medium-length fur and the most beautiful, long, white whiskers we can remember seeing. He’s having a tough time adjusting to a kennel environment, and he’d be so much better off in … [Read More...]