Featured SoCal Events and Services

Aquarium to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with virtual festival 9/25 and 9/26

Photo credit required: Aquarium of the PacificPictured from a previous Baja Splash festival: Danza Azteca Cultural Ketzaliztli The Aquarium of the Pacific invites you to celebrate the beauty and diversity of cultures and wildlife from Central and South America and beyond in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month through its annual Baja Splash festival. For the first time in its nineteen-year … [Read More...]

Rubio’s Giving Free Chips & Guac on National Guacamole Day, September 16th

On Wednesday, September 16, Rubio’s is celebrating National Guacamole Day by giving out free, freshly made chips and guacamole with any order. Rubio’s guacamole is made onsite daily, using rich Hass avocados, cilantro, garlic, lime juice and natural sea salt. Tortilla chips are also prepared fresh daily with a light sprinkling of all-natural sea … [Read More...]

Rubio’s Free Kids Meals in September!

Rubio’s Coastal Grill has announced that kids eat free every Wednesday in September in locations across California, Arizona and Nevada. Get a free kids meals with the purchase of any adult entree using the coupon. https://www.rubios.com/coupons/free-kids-meal-purchase-adult-entree.  “Quarantine and remote learning have been incredibly challenging for so many and we want … [Read More...]

3 Places To Check Out While In Los Angeles

Image Credit: Pixabay Los Angeles is one of the most famous cities in the United States, and for good reason too. There’s so many great things about L.A that sometimes it’s very tempting to look for Los Angeles homes for sale. One of the things that make the L.A area so great are the amazing places to visit. Los Angeles has some amazing sites ranging from monuments that honor history to … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

6 Effective Tips to Try When Selling Your House and Relocating for Work Simultaneously

Your dream career is now almost achievable, but there is a catch - it is located miles away. What will you do? Just like any family, moving and settling in another place or country is inevitable, especially if your work demands you to do so. It is an upsetting thing for your kids given the adjustments they have to do in coping up in school, building relationships and friends, adapting the … [Read More...]

Dealing with Health Anxiety

Being proactive about your health and taking good care of yourself are sensible things to do, but if you find yourself constantly worrying about your wellbeing, you may be experiencing health anxiety. Rather than having appropriate thoughts of your wellbeing, health anxiety can make you feel irrationally or obsessively worried about falling ill. Royalty-free image In some cases, people with … [Read More...]

Why Camping Is a Great Experience for Kids

Many parents try to arrange exciting annual vacations and trips that the whole family can look forward to. This means finding a destination where there are family-oriented activities and attractions, and plenty for both the adults and kids to enjoy. There are many types of family vacations you can choose from such as beach vacations, theme park locations like Orlando, and camping trips to name but … [Read More...]

6 Family Goals to Pursue This School Year

This school year is starting out a little different. Your child might have been learning at home for most of their last academic year, and getting back into things might be harder than usual. They might still be undertaking some home learning, or their school might have initiated new guidelines and restrictions, and their school days might look a little different. Even the school runs might be … [Read More...]

How to Teach Toddlers: A Guide

Small children are absolute sponges for information. They're curious, fearless, and ask endless questions. Recent studies have shown that the average 4-year-old asks up to 300 questions per day!  It can be hard to keep up with the demands of an inquisitive toddler. Many parents are not sure what information to focus on teaching their toddlers and how to approach this.  You … [Read More...]

Featured Products

pediped Outlet Boot Sale

Looking for cute boots for your little one? Pediped has you covered! But, hurry this sale ends tomorrow! pediped Outlet is having a Boot Flash Sale at their outlet site today through Sunday.   They have a great boot selection that you will just love! These will be a hit for gifts too! Here is the link to the sale page: https://www.pedipedoutlet.com/boots.aspx Self Disclosure: Sale … [Read More...]

This Fall Plan a Happy Life!

I'm excited to share that Stephanie Fleming, Co-Founder at Me & My Big Ideas, parent company of The Happy Planner, recently released a new book Plan a Happy Life. You may remember that I featured her Planners awhile back. These are now the only planners I will use! I recently purchased one for going back to school. But, let's talk about the book! Today's everyday life can be busy, but it … [Read More...]

These will keep kids entertained while it is safer to be at home!

Looking for fun activities for the kids when they are done with their school work and say "Mom, I'm bored....."? Here are a few of my favorites! The Glow-in-the-Dark Science Lab is really cool! Conduct fun and illuminating experiments with glowing substances and neon pigments! Cast your own glowing neon sidewalk chalk in fun shapes like stars, crystals, and frogs. Make flowers that glow in the … [Read More...]

Back-to-School Must-Haves!

Although School has started at home this Fall, there are still school supplies that are needed! Here are a few of my favorites! USA Gold and USA Titanium offers high-quality wood pencils sourced with American wood and finished in Tennessee.  With almost 60 years of pencil making, USA Titanium continues a family-run legacy in Lewisburg, Tennessee and a vital part of an American … [Read More...]

Is the Fisher-Price Rock with Me Bassinet the Right Choice for You?

The most important thing your baby needs in those first few months of his or her life is uninterrupted, sound sleep in his/her small space bassinet. Aside from periodic doses of milk, a newborn requires 16 hours of sleep in order to grow and stay healthy. Meaning that your young one spends more hours sleeping than being awake in the first few weeks of its life. Needless to say, preparing … [Read More...]

Newborn Essentials in 2020

Though there are hundreds of essential things you should take care of when it comes to collect essentials for your newborn baby but some of the most essential things in today's advanced era of 2020 are briefly discussed in this write-up. It may help the first time parents to take care of their newborn more carefully. Nursing positioner and pillow: New parents must have this set of nursing … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

Baby Beluga giveaway

Exciting news! Raffi is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of Baby Beluga this year. Can you believe that it has been 40 years? This song and album are among the best-selling children's music releases of all time! Check out Raffi's really cool video too! https://youtu.be/mIBY-LQYkVA Now, we have teamed up for a giveaway! One winner will win Raffi's original "Baby … [Read More...]

A bundle of new kid tunes for the dog days of summer 2020! Giveaway Opportunity!

Enter to win this three-pack of smart and educational children's music CDs from some of the top award-winning artists.  These are songs the whole family can enjoy together -- and they'll inspire kids as they head back to school. The Famadillo giveaway includes Backyard Bop by Portland family folk artist Red Yarn, Songs Across the Pond by Grammy nominee Brady Rymer and UK folk artist David Gibb, … [Read More...]

Now it’s time for Camp Warner Bros. Week # 7!

If you’ve ever been to a drive-in movie, you know how much fun it can be; from piling in the car with your cozy blankets to enjoying your favorite snacks in the Summer air! And if you have ever given a kid an empty cardboard box – you know how much fun they can have, as they use their creativity and let their imagination runs wild for hours! It's Week 7 at Camp Warner Bros. and we are bringing … [Read More...]

It’s Camp Warner Bros.Week #6! Alex & Me Goal Chart and Family Workout

Shoot for your dreams this week at Camp Warner Bros., as soccer superstar, Alex Morgan, stars in the full-length feature film – Alex & Me! The film follows the uplifting story of a young female athlete who learns how you need passion, determination and self-worth to make all your dreams come true. Summer is a great time for campers to think of their goals -  be it short term, or long … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Candy Planet * Entertaining and Fun, Perfect for School-Age Kids

A getaway for an awesome summer vacation with Rainy and her mom turns into something else.  When Rainy's mother is accidentally turned into a living candy it is up to Rainy to save her mom from a world of outrageous characters in the sweetest places - Candy Planet. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Katherine S. comments, “Candy Planet is an interesting animated movie that younger kids will … [Read More...]

Camp Arrowhead

19-year-old Sophie Walker attends a summer camp to help her get over the loss of her mother. She attends as a worker and is initially made fun of by some rich girls at the camp. But when the rich girls realize they need another girl for the archery team, they invite Sophie to join. Meanwhile, Sophie has met a mysterious man in the forest named Percy who claims to be an archery coach. Sophie gets … [Read More...]

Mulan (2020) * Loyal, Brave, True, Honorable and Devoted Describe This 2020 Remake

To save her ailing father from serving in the Imperial Army, a fearless young woman disguises herself as a man to battle northern invaders in China. Mulan 2020 is a live-action adaptation of Disney's 1998 animated film of the same name, based on the Chinese folklore "The Ballad of Mulan." Directed by Niki Caro. With Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Li Gong, Jet Li. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Dominic D. … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Beauty Must-Buy! 7th Heaven — Charcoal Peel Off Mask

Staying at home more for Spa treatments during this pandemic? I know that I am and I absolutely love the 7th Heaven Face Masks! The latest one I've tried is the Charcoal Peel-Off Cleansing & Detoxifying Easy Peel Mask. You don’t have to book a fancy spa treatment to treat your skin to charcoal’s powers.  The newest all-natural, high performing home facial treatment from 7th Heaven -- Charcoal … [Read More...]

Summer Beauty Must-buys!

During this pandemic, many of us are doing our own manicures and pedicures! SOPHi allows health-conscious women to have a worry-free, yet long-lasting manicure! Non-toxic, virtually odorless nail polish that is better than 9 or 16 free, because it is free of ALL harsh chemicals! This water-based formula leaves nails healthy and doesn’t cause them to yellow or become brittle. Plus, SOPHi is … [Read More...]

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...]

Pet Corner

Amy, Sept. 24th Pet of the Week!

Once in love with Amy … this 2-year-old husky/shepherd mix was found by a Good Samaritan who was struck by how sweet and quiet she was. The shelter staff and volunteers think so, too, and they love taking her for walks—no leash problems at all. She’ll make a good companion, and likely, Amy will stay in love with you! Because the shelter is closed to the public, adoption appointments … [Read More...]

Pure Protein SquareEgg Dog Food will be a hit with your pup!

Looking for a New Dog Food for your pup? Leveraging the world’s most perfect protein source, SquarePet™ developed the SquareEgg dog food line.  With a cage-free egg and whey base, it provides an easy-to-digest and complete protein source.  An industry first, it contains all the essential amino acids required by dogs for optimum growth and health, and it ranks highest in protein … [Read More...]

Stevie Nicks, Sept. 17th Pet of the Week!

Wouldn’t you love to love her? Her name is Stevie Nicks,and indeed, she is like a cat in the dark. In fact, she’s like a cat no matter what position the sun sits in the sky. Like her famous namesake, this beautiful 5-year-old masked girl can be mysterious and shy at first meeting, but once she gets to know you, she’s happy and playful and would love to love you back. Can you promise her … [Read More...]

Skip, Sept. 10th Pet of the Week!

As you can see by his expressive face, it doesn't get any cuter than Skip! He's a six-year-old terrier mix who’s super-happy and easygoing and absolutely loves people, as you can see. You’ll skip all the other choices when you meet our Skip! Because the shelter is closed to the public, adoption appointments are conducted through appointment, so call 562-570-PETS or … [Read More...]