Featured SoCal Events and Services

Best holiday destinations in Europe for families

Are you planning for a holiday? How about Europe? There are so many destinations in the continent apt for a family vacation. Choose the one as per your budget and likings. Are you planning a holiday or a vacation with your family this summer? If so, Europe can be one of the finest options to consider. Europe is a favorite holiday destination among the tourists from all over the world. There are … [Read More...]

The Habit Burger Grill Cooks Up “Charburger Challenge” for National Burger Month

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May is National Burger Month and this year, The Habit Burger Grill is challenging burger lovers to get creative and celebrate their favorite charburger through their social media contest, ‘Charburger Challenge.’ Photo: A delicious cheeseburger from the Habit. Beginning May 1, The Habit will encourage guests to take their best category-inspired photos and share on social media using the … [Read More...]

GRAMMY Museum FREE For Moms On Mother’s Day!

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In celebration of Mother’s Day, this Sunday, May 14,  all moms can visit the GRAMMY Museum for free! Plus, it’s the last day of their Jim Marshall’s 1967 exhibit, which features 60 images taken by legendary photographer Jim Marshall in San Francisco in 1967.   Credit: The GRAMMY Museum. … [Read More...]

Last minute Mother’s Day getaway — Catalina Island!

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Looking for another great last minute gift for Mom this weekend? How about whisking mom away for a quick island escape – to Catalina Island! Mother’s Day packages include overnight accommodation at Hotel Atwater for Sunday night and Sunday brunch at Avalon Grille.           I know this would be a wonderful way to spend Mother's Day weekend! Available to book online here: … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

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One Lucky Kiddo will be the next #zulilycutie!

Exciting News!  zulily has launched the search for their next #zulilycutie! Here at zulily, they are ALL about inspiring their fans to share the unique and special #zulilycutie in their life on social media! So, in celebration of all the cuties out there, they are hosting another contest to find their next OFFICIAL #zulilycutie (aged between 2-5 years old), who will be the face of an upcoming … [Read More...]

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NestFresh Calls for Home Bakers’ Best Recipes During National Egg Month

To advocate for the all-American egg during National Egg Month in May, NestFresh, one of the most innovative specialty egg products in the nation, is hosting a baking recipe contest. Calling upon home bakers nationwide to submit their best recipes, entrants will vie for the opportunity to win the grand prize of a $500 Visa gift card and a gift package filled with free product from … [Read More...]

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Free Summer Reading Program from Arbordale Publishing Read around the world with free interactive ebooks

Warmer weather and longer days say summer is near, and this year Arbordale introduces Summer Reading Around the World. This free program includes 25 interactive ebooks, a passport to reading, and the opportunity to earn hardcover books.   To prevent the summer slide, and give young readers the opportunity to learn about environments and habitats around the world, Arbordale has selected … [Read More...]

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Universal Studios Hollywood Casts a Dazzling Spell on “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” with Its All-New “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle,” Beginning June 23

Beginning June 23, guests are invited to see “The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM” in a whole new light when Universal Studios Hollywood introduces its all-new “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts TM Castle,” featuring a dazzling light projection experience against the backdrop of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As night falls on Hogsmeade village, “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts … [Read More...]

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Chuck E’ Cheese’s Gives away FREE CAKE for 40th Anniversary!

Did you know your favorite birthday spot as a child is celebrating a birthday of its own this year? On May 19th, Chuck E’ Cheese’s will be celebrating its 40th birthday at locations around the country with an attempt to set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM title for the most birthday blowers blown simultaneously. Each participating location will offer free cake while supplies last, 40 free tickets with … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Looking for Recipes for Summer? I love these from Starkist! Simple and Spicy Tuna Taco and Caribbean Tuna Salad! Yum!

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Summer usually means less cooking over a stove and lighter meals! I simply love these two recipes from our friends at Starkist! Simple and Spicy Tuna Tacos Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: N/A Recipe Yield: 2 Created by StarKist® Ingredients: 2 pouches (2.6 oz.) StarKist Tuna Creations® BOLD Jalapeno 4 corn tortilla shells 1⁄2 cup shredded lettuce 1⁄4 cup diced … [Read More...]

Must-Haves for the Kids this Spring!

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Kids love to construct and the Techno Gears Bionic Bug kit from The Learning Journey is the perfect way to encourage them to build. With its 80+ colorful construction pieces, power motor and more, this kit includes everything a child needs to build their own bug with motorized gears. The product aligns with the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math standards and introduces children to the … [Read More...]

Look at the best things to get Daddy for Father’s day

Do you want to make your dad feel special? Father’s day is near and it is an excellent opportunity to showcase your love and appreciation for your dad. There are so many gifting options. Choosing any one can be a challenging thing. Father’s Day is not far away and if you want to make him special and extraordinary, gifting him with presents won’t be a bad idea. Sometimes it can be really … [Read More...]

Designing the perfect playroom for your child

Are you planning to beautify your kid’s playroom? There are several ways that can be executed. All you need is being creative. Go for some fun designs. As a parent, you definitely want the space for your child to enjoy his/her childhood and expand their imaginations. A creatively designed and decorated playroom for your kid can be an excellent option to consider. It will be your child’s … [Read More...]

Move Over, Probiotics: MicroFood Is the Next Frontier in Gut Health

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Does your digestive system ever feel... off? Do you ever get constipated? Have acid reflux? Confession time: I do! Lately I’ve been pounding the probiotic yogurt to try to feel more like myself, but no dice. So I partnered with ISOThrive [http://isot.us/PH21]—a gastroenterologist-endorsed, bacterially fermented microFood  'pre'-biotic—to try out a new solution for digestive health, and to share … [Read More...]

Max & Ola…Eco-Friendly Baby Shoes… AIR & WATER, SUNSHINE, AND CHILDREN - THESE ARE THE EARTH'S MOST PRECIOUS RESOURCES.

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Are you looking for some really cute shoes for your little one this Spring? Max & Ola have the most adorable shoes! What is just the coolest thing ever is that they are also made with non-toxic materials! Great for our planet too! Just as we must protect and care for our earth, so we must protect and care for our children. Whatever is safe for our environment is often safe for our children … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

Pacific Islander Festival June 3-4, 2017 at The Aquarium of the Pacific Giveaway: PACIFIC ISLANDER TICKET GIVEAWAY: Family 4-pack!

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Experience dance, music, cuisine, and cultural artifacts of the Pacific Islands on Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, at the Aquarium of the Pacific.       Discover and explore the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium’s 14th annual Pacific Islander Festival. The festival will include traditional craft demonstrations, educational programs, and an ocean of … [Read More...]

Brown Bear Prize Pack Giveaway #BrownBearEverywhere

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As part of a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, I am able to to host a giveaway for a very special Brown Bear Prize Pack, featuring official Brown Bear swag, as well as a copy of the book signed by Eric Carle himself. I have always loved this book and remember reading this to my son when he was a little one! If you would like to enter … [Read More...]

Keeping Tech in Check Giveaway Opportunity!

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  More and more, contemporary parents feel “tech shamed” over the amount of time that their children spend consuming electronic media.  Research released almost daily warns of the mental health value of unplugging and the dangers of unrestricted time spent in front of a screen for kids of all ages. While parents recognize that today’s technology offers numerous developmental and educational … [Read More...]

Go Organically Momination Sweepstakes!

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  With Mother's Day right around the corner, show the moms in your life some love by entering them in the Go Organically Momination Sweepstakes! Whether it be your mom, grandma, friend or neighbor, you can enter ANY great mom by sharing what makes them so special. To enter: Simply visit http://goorganicallymominationsweeps.com/, and share what makes the mom you are entering so … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Diary of A Wimpy Kid’s Latest Installment Is Fun, Upbeat and Unpredictable

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A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg's newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention. This family cross-country adventure turns into an experience the Heffleys will never forget. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Alejandra G. comments, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul has the same wonderful entertaining impact as the rest of the … [Read More...]

Books of the Week

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I Love Sharks, Too! by Leanne Shirtliffe Illustrated by Lorenzo Montatore Shark fans of all ages will want to take a bite out of this funny and informative story! The book is filled with tons of fun facts and information about different shark breeds. This one is a really fun book! Great for ages 5-9. Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. would like to announce the release of Mr. President and The … [Read More...]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – More Thrilling and Hilarious Than its Predecessor

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Set to the backdrop of 'Awesome Mixtape #2,' Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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LUNE + ASTER will make your eyes stand out this Spring!

Launched in 2015, Lune + Aster is Bluemercury’s exclusive proprietary cosmetics brand. It was designed by Bluemercury Co-Founder and CEO, Marla Beck, with the busy, career-driven female in mind. Marla spent 16 years personally testing each product carried in Bluemercury stores to help her perfect the collection. Products are made with good-for-you ingredients that help women get out the door in … [Read More...]

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Bluemercury’s New Beauty Products are a Must-Buy this Spring!

        My skin is a little less dry in the Spring than in the Winter and so I have to use different products. This great line-up is at the top of my list this Spring!   m-61 m-61 is a technical skincare line from Bluemercury Co-Founder and CEO, Marla Beck, designed to provide maximum results in minimal time. The collection combines the best of technical skin science and power-packed … [Read More...]

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Gift Mom Rosy Glowing Clean Skin… AllGlamR ROSE PETAL CLEANSER is a Beauty Must-Buy!

I simply love the AllGlamR Rose Petal Cleanser! I love how it cleans my skin, leaves it feeling soft and I even like the way it smells!  AllGlamR’s Rose Petal Cleanser is a new lightweight facial wash formulated with delicately fragrant Rosehip Seed Oil and Seaweed Extracts to gently remove and lift dirt, impurities, and dead skin while regenerating new cell growth, restoring skin’s natural PH … [Read More...]

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Belli Skincare this Spring is a Must! And Don't Miss Belli’s BIG Baby Shower (April 23 - May 8)!

Are you a new Mom or are you pregnant? Looking for some amazing skin care products? Belli Skincare products are a must! And, you don't have to be a new Mom or pregnant to use them! I received samples to try out and I was quite impressed! I tried out the Healthy Glow Facila Hydrator and the Sheer Comfort Lip Balm and these work really well! I love how soft my face felt after using the Healthy … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Kitty, May 20 Pet of the Week

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He-e-e-ere, Kitty! Her family moved across the country and took everyone but Kitty. They left this sweet lap cat at the shelter to her fate. Kitty is an affectionate indoor 10-year-old, good with kids and dogs, and weighing in at a whopping 17 pounds! Because she’s a senior, her adoption fee will be only $20. She’ll need lots of love, affection and likely a weight-loss cat diet. Meet Kitty at the … [Read More...]

Bella, May 11 Pet of the Week

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“La vida é bella!” would be the cry of our beautiful Bella if she were gifted with speech. To this vivacious, playful girl, life is beautiful—she’s spunky and loves to play. She’s learning her manners along with a lot of tricks—she loves learning those as well. What would be even more beautiful for this 2 ½-year-old pittie would be a loving human who shares her joy of life—she was surrendered to … [Read More...]

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Hartz Introduces Delectables, the First Lickable Stew Treat for Dogs Delectables “Tongue Out Tuesday" Sweepstakes Opportunity Hosted by SoCal City Kids!

The Hartz Mountain Corporation introduces Delectables, the first lickable stew treat for dogs, available at Walmart, Amazon.com and select retailers around the country. "Delectables Stew Lickable Treats for dogs represents a true innovation in the canine treat category," says Susan Burris, Brand Manager, Dog Treats, Hartz Mountain Corp.  "Perfect for small dogs, Delectables Stew is a delicious … [Read More...]

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Mr. Sunday is Pet of the Week!

Mr. Sunday is a sweet, playful pit bull/German shepherd mix, about 8 years old. Mr. Sunday was found on the street, wearing a dirty worn-out collar that had his name on it, but that’s all we knew about him, and no one came to claim him. Because we consider him a senior, his adoption fee is only $20! If he gets the home he deserves, Mr.Sunday will never be the same—and we mean that in the best … [Read More...]