Featured SoCal Events and Services

The West Coast’s Largest Pet Expo Returns to Orange County Featuring Cats and Dogs, plus Fish, Birds and Frogs…and More! Tickets On Sale – Now through April 10

Thousands of Animals and the People Who Love them to Gather at the OC Fair & Event Center, April 27-29! A weekend full of animal education, family fun, pet entertainment, competitions and adoptions Showcasing everything you need to know for a happier, healthier pet. ***Please Do Not Bring Your Pets*** America’s Family Pet Expo returns to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa … [Read More...]

Krazy Krafts Day for Kids at The Printing Museum, Carson Saturday March 24th from 10 am to 4 pm

For kids and the “kids-at-heart” in all of us… All day activities for guests include unique crafts like letterpress printing,paper making, paper marbling, and foil stamping! You also can learn how to cartoon, fold origami, write in calligraphy, and rubber stamp to your hearts delight. Make sure to bring a blank t-shirt to screen print your very own shirt! History enthusiasts will … [Read More...]

International Children’s Festival March 17-18 at The Aquarium of the Pacific Giveaway Opportunity!

The International Children’s Festival features dance and music performed by children, interactive programs for all ages and educational programs. The Aquarium of the Pacific’s thirteenth annual International Children’s Festival is a special festival for kids on the weekend of March 17-18, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Celebrating the amazing talents of children of many cultures, this … [Read More...]

3 Best Happy Hours with Winter Olympics Viewing

Looking for a place to go and watch the Winter Olympics and enjoy Happy Hour? Our top pick is Islands! I just love their appetizers especially their Spinach Artichoke Dip! Here are three restaurants with the best places to watch The 2018 Olympics during Happy Hour: Islands Restaurants is offering $3.95 16 oz. draft beers while The Olympic Games are on! Happy Hour runs from 3:00 pm to 6:30 … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Why Taking Care of Yourself Is So Important

Life can become incredibly overwhelming at times. We can often lose sight of the importance of taking care of ourselves with so many other things to attend to. Yet we cannot serve everyone else or accomplish everything we need to if we are not in complete physical, emotional, and mental health. Below are some tips to help keep yourself in the best shape possible so that you can take on each day … [Read More...]

GREAT Promotion Going on at Chuck E Cheese’s Right Now!

When you arrive at your local store, just say “I need a fun break!” and get 50 tickets with a food purchase. Enjoy some pizza while you are there!  The promotion goes from 3/12 - 5/6 and you get 50 Free Tix with any $5 purchase!   Credit: Chuck E Cheese. … [Read More...]

New Kids program at TOMATOMANIA gardening show and sale TOMATOMANIA - California’s largest (and most fun) tomato gardening event and sale – returns this March.

Veteran and amateur gardeners love Tomatomania where they’ll discover up to 250 varieties of tomato seedlings including the newest and hottest tomatoes – Madame Marmande, Atlas, India Stripe, Gladiator and more; attend informational classes offering tips on planting; garden maintenance; selecting the best plants for your site; irrigation + fertilizing; pest control; newest equipment and much more … [Read More...]

Kids’ Fishing Derby Returns to Mile Square Park March 17th

OC Parks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Angler Chronicles invite families to enjoy the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby at the North Lake at Mile Square Regional Park Saturday, March 17. Register for the free event from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and enjoy the derby from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. “The Kids’ Fishing Derby has become an annual tradition at Mile Square Park and we are thrilled to … [Read More...]

Easter Fun at Lakewood Center

Lakewood Center Easter Bunny Arrival Friday, March 9 from 11-12: 30 PM in Center Court   Hop on down and have some fun making adorable crafts, cuddling with bunnies in our fantastically furry Bunny Corral, listening to stories and saying hello to the Easter Bunny! For more information visit shoplakewoodcenter.com/events or visit us on Facebook Or call 562.633.0290 Credit: Lakewood … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day With Good Greens Garden Lites® Offers Veggies Made Great Superfood Veggie Cakes, Blueberry Oat Muffins And Ninja Power Muffins

 Garden Lites®, the delicious vegetable company and the leader in unique veggie-rich foods, is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a lineup of incredibly “green” products, all offering veggies made great. Consumer demand across the U.S. keeps growing for Garden Lites products, which always have vegetables as the first ingredients.  The total line is made with only clean/simple ingredients, is … [Read More...]

Strasburg Children is the brand to check out for your little one’s Special Occasion clothing! Beautiful dresses for Easter and the Spring!

It's almost Spring! Looking for the perfect dress for your little girl this Spring? Have you heard of Strasburg Children? They make  Special Occasion clothing and are based in Alabama and selling online at www.strasburgchildrens.com. All of their clothing is handmade using the finest materials and made to be passed down for generations. I just love their dresses and so does our adorable young … [Read More...]

Welch’s Fruit Snacks are perfect for Easter! Great for Easter Baskets, travel and even to hide in plastic eggs!

With Easter-shaped fruit snacks - bunnies, flowers, eggs and chicks – they are perfect for egg stuffers and egg hunts. The Welch’s Easter Fruit Snacks come in an Easter-themed box and pouch!  I love how they come in Bunny shapes and are made with real fruit! They taste great and are also fat free. These would be great in Easter baskets and also to fill plastic eggs! Look for Welch's® Mixed … [Read More...]

It’s Time For The Winter Baby Round Up!

Here are my favorites for this season! Looking for cute and comfy shoes for your little one? Pediped has you covered! The Originals Ronnie Navy were a hit with our little reviewer! Mom loved how her little one actually liked to have them on and they are comfortable and stylish! Find out more here! About pediped® Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort, and distinctive styling have made … [Read More...]

My Family Loves Ling Ling Asian Food! Special Giveaway Opportunity!

This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Our family celebrated Chinese New Year on February 16th with delicious food from Ling Ling Asian Food! I have to admit that it was the first time I decorated for the holiday but I think it will be a new tradition for our family! I know we will continue to enjoy Ling Ling Asain Food at home on a regular basis … [Read More...]

Celebrate National Cherry Month with Welch’s Fruit Snacks!

It's National Cherry Month! What better way to celebrate than with Welch's Cherry Fruit 'n Yogurt ? They are delicious and they are even low fat! Welch's Cherry Fruit 'n Yogurt are uniquely delicious and perfect for the whole family to enjoy while celebrating National Cherry Month. I like that they are low-fat and my son even likes how they taste! Look for them this month at a store near … [Read More...]

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Ring in Spring with MAM: Share your Baby’s Breastfeeding Style with MAM and win BIG! Giveaway Opportunity!

MAM is celebrating breastfeeding and the triumphs and challenges that come along with it. MAM is inviting moms to share their breastfeeding experiences and baby’s different nursing styles to win big. March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb! MAM is celebrating Spring's arrival by discounting 25% off all MAM pacifiers featuring lions and/or lambs until 3/31. Shop … [Read More...]

R.M. Palmer Introduces ‘Selfie Bunnies’ & Other Treats For Easter 2018! Easter Giveaway Opportunity and Check out The R.M. Palmer Selfie Sweepstakes!

Easter is almost here and what is Easter without chocolate? R.M. Palmer has some new favorites for the upcoming holiday! I'm not sure which one is my favorite but I do love the Selfie Bunnies! All of them taste delicious! Nibbles is my second favorite and the Big Bunny Bites are a hot with my family! R.M. Palmer is introducing several new hollow bunnies and confections for Easter 2018. With a … [Read More...]

R.M. Palmer for Valentine’s Day! Giveaway Opportunity!

What is Valentine's Day without chocolate? I really can't imagine since it really truly is one of my favorite things to receive on Valentine's Day! R.M. Palmer is one of my favorite chocolate brands and they have some really cute and delicious products for this upcoming holiday! A few of my favorites are the White Peanut Butter Hearts, the Love Xpressions and the pretty little boxes with milk … [Read More...]

New Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Cookies & Crème Muffins are a hit! Giveaway Opportunity!

  Looking for a sweet treat that the whole family will love? The New Limited Edition Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Cookies & Crème Muffins are really quite delicious! I had the opportunity to try them out and so did my family and these tasty little muffins receive a thumbs up from everyone! I like that they have no trans fat and that they are quite tasty! They are also great to take on the go to … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Books of the Week!

       Looking for books that your little Lego lovers will absolutely love? This children's activity book series called Play to Learn... With Bricks will be a hit in your house! I really recommend all of them but I think that my favorite is the Zoo Animals!  To date, the authors have three versions of this step-by-step building block book series (Fruits + Vegetables, Zoo Animals and Farm … [Read More...]

A Wrinkle in Time – A Must Watch for Sci-Fi Fans

Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to … [Read More...]

My Neighbor Totoro: An Instantly Watchable Animated Masterpiece That Holds New Surprises Every Time I Watch it

From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away and Ponyo, and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, comes a classic tale of magic and adventure for the whole family. When Satsuki and her sister Mei move with their father to a new home in the countryside, they find country life is not as simple as it seems. They soon discover that the house and nearby woods are full of strange … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Winter Must-Have Beauty Products from Olay!

    I love the Olay Cleansing Infusion Body Wash! It is available in two choices: The Hydrating Body Wash with Deep Sea Kelp and a Microscrubbing Cleansing Ginger Body Wash. My favorite is the Hydrating Body Wash with Deep Sea Kelp and I love that it leaves my skin clean and much softer! Both actually seem to improve my skin's condition and they are quite affordable! I saw them at local stores … [Read More...]

Rimmel London Breathable Foundation and Concealer are Beauty Musts!

Spring is almost here! These beauty finds are must-buys for the upcoming season! RIMMEL LONDON LASTING FINISH 25HR BREATHABLE FOUNDATION ($7.99) RIMMEL LONDON LASTING FINISH BREATHABLE FOUNDATION is the lightest long-lasting formula available on the mass market. This special formula builds and blends with ease to ensure a flawless canvas with every application. Formula & … [Read More...]

PUR CelluFIRM from PUR attitude is a Must-Try this Spring!

PUR firm CelluFIRM Lotion from PUR attitude uses a triple action technology that stimulates microcirculation to smooth the appearance of the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. The result is a firmer, more toned looking body. 88% of customers report a decrease in thigh circumference, firmer looking skin, and visibly reduced dimples with product's use. (Available in 6.6 oz. MSRP … [Read More...]

New Brows with Rimmel London!

The RIMMEL LONDON BROW THIS WAY POMADE FIX & FILL PENCILS and RIMMEL LONDON BROW THIS WAY FIBER PENCILS are the newest innovations from the brand, giving your brows instant perfection. Please see below for press and images and let me know if you need any additional information. Thanks! Danielle RIMMEL LONDON BROW THIS WAY POMADE FIX & FILL PENCILS ($4.59) - Shape and set brows at the … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Rocky, March 15th Pet of the Week!

OK, play the theme song—it’s Rocky! He’s a boxer, of course, but unlike the human Rocky, he’s a sweetie and loves children. He does very well with other dogs, too, in the play area. He’s 11 years old and was an owner surrender, and in keeping with our St. Patrick’s Day special deal—$20 to adopt a senior pet—we’d love him to live out his golden years in a happy home. So would Rocky. Meet him on the … [Read More...]

Kira, March 8th Pet of the Week!

Our shelter is having a Senior St. Patrick’s Day special on March 17—$20 adoption fee. That’ll leave you a nice chunk of change to buy your new friend the things he or she deserves after being dumped when they get too long in the fang to be considered cute by their owners. At 14 years old, Kira certainly doesn’t look her age. She’s a lovely tortoise-shell kitty who was turned in to the shelter. … [Read More...]

Davidson, March 1st Pet of the Week!

You want to do something great for someone? Here’s your chance to rescue a lovely cat whose former owners declawed him; allowed him to become, at 27 pounds, obscenely obese; and then abandoned him at 9 years old at our shelter. He’s so big that he has to be housed in a traditional large cage instead of one of the little condos! If Davidson, for that is his name, can find a loving, sensible owner … [Read More...]

zulily Celebrates Love Your Pet day with a week of products, contests, and more!

At online retailer zulily, they adore celebrating their loved ones and this week they are focused on their animal companions. Starting February 19th and running through February 25th, zulily is celebrating their first-ever Pet Week consisting of incredible pet product sales and a chance for you to win their #zulilypetweekcontest! They've curated an assortment of fun and unique pet merchandise, … [Read More...]