Featured SoCal Events and Services

Today is Nat’l Guac Day! Celebrate with Rubio’s!

Calling all guac lovers. In honor of National Guacamole Day on Friday, September 16, Rubio’s is giving out free chips and guacamole to Rubio’s Rewards members, with any order. Simply place your order through the Rubio’s app, or scan your phone at the register. Rubio’s guacamole is made onsite daily, using rich Hass avocados, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, and natural sea salt. Tortilla chips are … [Read More...]

Baja Splash Cultural Festival at Aquarium of the Pacific on September 24th and 25th

Photo credit : Raíces Peruanas In celebration of the beauty and diversity of cultures found from México to Central and South America to Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and beyond, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its twenty-first annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event takes places during … [Read More...]

Champions of Magic Tour Headed to  CITY NATIONAL GROVE OF ANAHEIM

The five world-class illusionists that make up this mind-bending theatrical production are back on tour in 2022, following sell out shows across the globe, rave reviews and a run in London’s West End. Catch this incredible show for the whole family at City National Grove of Anaheim on September 30 and October 1, 2022. Tickets start from just $49. Tickets for Champions … [Read More...]

Family-Friendly Americana in the Park Concert Series Kicks off in Santa Monica’s Gandara Park This Sunday

Masanaga Marimba performing at Americana in the Park 2021. Photo by Halline Overby.   McCabe’s Guitar Shop, in partnership with the City of Santa Monica, presents the second annual Americana in the Park concert series in Gandara Park, Sundays in September (4, 11, 18 & 25), from 4 – 7 p.m. The free series explores the arc of Americana music from its roots to modern forms, … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Keep Your Family Healthy and Energised During Social Events

Christmas and other social events are coming up soon. It is a time to have fun, eat sweets, and exchange presents with friends and family. Everyone knows the dreaded weight gain, bloating and fatigue that comes with enjoying just a bit too much of the holiday treats. Social events such as parties and get-togethers are a great time to have fun, but if you don’t monitor the way you spend your … [Read More...]

What age should kids start acting?

Is your little one photogenic and always on top of any family video? Does he not feel shy or uncomfortable in front of the camera, does he feel confident and happy to improvise? If so, then he has a talent that adults should develop in him from an early age. And who knows, maybe in the future he will become a famous actor, host of a popular show or pop star. Casting Kids is the best solution for … [Read More...]

Descanso Gardens’ Carved & Enchanted Tix Go on Sale Sept. 15th to the General Public

Descanso Gardens announced today that tickets will be going on sale for its beloved holiday events, Carved and Enchanted Forest of Light starting at 10:00 a.m. on September 1, 2022 for members and September 15 for the general public at descansogardens.org. Descanso’s unique take on Halloween, Carved, will occur October 7-31, 2022 and will feature exciting new … [Read More...]

“Back in School” Discount Offer – Disney On Ice

Save up to 25% on Tickets* Unlock with Code: SCHOOL​Limited-Time Offer Ends 9/18/22 https://feld.ly/3ggfx2 *Disclaimer:​ Enter code before selecting seat(s). Savings offer may vary based on performance and seat location. Savings offer is not available on all seats or all performances. Enter code prior to seat selection to see if an offer applies. All tickets are at market pricing and … [Read More...]

7 Ways to Help a Foster Child Settle in

As a foster carer, you are unlikely to ever get two children with the same needs, or who bring the same challenges to your life. But you will always get children who need time, patience, love, and support. Some settle in quickly, whereas others take longer to feel at home. During the early days, behavioural and emotional problems can be common, so it’s crucial that you do what you can to make the … [Read More...]

Featured Products

It’s Time for Back-to-School!

It's that time of year, although it feels like Summer! Here are some of my favorite items for the school year! The Dearest Grey: Mini Silicone Bento Box Back to school means prepping lunches. Make your life easier with The Dearest Grey's silicone bento boxes. Perfect for lunchtime, the silicone bento boxes are unbreakable, reusable, and made with 100% food-grade silicone making for easy … [Read More...]

Summer Baby Round-Up

goSili new mini straws  GoSili Reusable Mini Silicone Straw, Soft, Non-toxic, Translucent and Dishwasher Safe, 5 count. If you are a Mom on the go this Summer, the goSili new mini straws are a must! GoSili Reusable Silicone Straws are made from nontoxic, platinum silicone and can be used over and over again. This Mini Straw Multi-pack will allow you to enjoy every sip of your … [Read More...]

Are you celebrating Shark Week?

Great White Shark Stuffed Animal - 8” This week is Shark Week! It started on July 24th and runs through the 31st, Shark Week is an annual broadcast event designed to uncover the secrets of the ocean creature. It airs in 220 countries and territories around the world. I love all Sea Animals so I am excited to post about this cute Great White Shark Stuffed Animal! What ways can you integrate … [Read More...]

Nepal Tea Collective

Photo Credit: Nepal Tea  Nepal Tea Collective, an award-winning public benefit corporation that distributes fresh organic teas worldwide, now includes QR codes on all product labels.  When scanned with smart phones, the QR codes offer information on the farm where the tea leaves were grown and when the particular bag of tea was plucked, packaged and shipped. The QR codes are part of Nepal Tea’s … [Read More...]

Have a Hello Kitty Fan in the house? They will love this!

Check out these cute new Cup Noodles® x Hello Kitty® 16” Interactive Plushes available for pre-order! They are super cute! When you gotta have noods, Kidrobot has your back. Hello Kitty is dressed up in an adorable cow outfit with a delicious cup of Beef Cup Noodles® in this new must-have interactive plush. This premium 16-inch Cup Noodles® x Hello Kitty Plush will ensure you never stop playing … [Read More...]

Summer Must-Haves

Here are some of my favorites this Summer! Self Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this post. Images were also provided. GOODPOP LAUNCHES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PLANT-BASED, GLUTEN-FREE OATMILK FROZEN FUDGE N’ VANILLA SQUARES What is Summer without ice cream and frozen treats? Goodpop is a favorite of mine! GoodPop’s Fudge n’ Vanilla Squares are the first gluten-free, oatmilk … [Read More...]

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pediped is hosting an Easter Sweepstakes with Kambia Kids

pediped Easter Sweepstakes Win: $1000 from @pedipedFootwear and $1000 from @KambiaKids Giveaway: April 4, 2022 - April 14, 2022 Winner announced: April 15, 2022 To win: Follow both brands and then Enter here to win. Credit: pediped and Kambia Kids. … [Read More...]

SoCal City Kids is offering new music to host your own family dance party at home, with Triple Rainbow!

“Throw a Triple Rainbow You Are Magic Dance Party” Follow @TripleRainbovv on Instagram and Facebook View the Triple Rainbow music videos on YouTube Album pre-order: https://tenderlovingempire.com/collections/bravenewpeople/products/you-are-magic So, who wants to have a Magic Dance Party? Or maybe you know a kid that you would like to throw a party for? Well, we have a quick … [Read More...]

Queen Mary’s First-Ever Doggie Paradise 9/14 Giveaway Opportunity!

Bark Your Calendars for a Pawfect afternoon of Puppy Photo Opsand Meet n’ Greets, Workshops, Adoptions and More The Queen Mary invites all dog lovers, friends, and fanatics to the first-ever Doggie Paradise on Saturday, September 14 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bring the pups and pooches out for a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the four-legged family members. Doggie Paradise offers a full day of … [Read More...]

The Old Man and the Old Moon family show at The Wallis Giveaway!

Photo credit: T. Charles Erickson  PigPen Theatre Co.’s THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON, a fantastical song-filled fable for all ages, directed by Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co., opens at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, March 2 and continues through Sunday, March 17, 2019, in The Wallis’s Bram Goldsmith Theater. Featuring a spirited … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Cars on the Road * Perfect For Younger Viewers – Colorful Animation, Short Stories And Catchy Tunes

Set months after Cars 3, the new series follows Lightning McQueen and his best friend Mater on a cross-country road trip across the United States as they journey eastward to attend a wedding for Mater’s sister. The episodes depict the characters in various scenarios, for example, them being chased by dinosaur-like cars. It is set in new locations with a multitude of new characters, including their … [Read More...]

Songbirds * Touching Documentary About The World’s Largest Collection Of Vintage Guitars Housed In Songbirds Museum In Chattanooga, TN

The Songbirds guitar museum hosted the world's largest collection of vintage guitars. Covid-19's devastating blow to the music industry forced the museum to permanently close. This documentary film explores the final hours and cultural impact of this special collection. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Zoe C. comments, “Songbirds is a touching documentary film about the world’s largest collection of … [Read More...]

Gigi & Nate * Uplifting Movie With An Encouraging Message And Elicits A Range Of Emotions

Nate Gibson’s life is turned upside down after he suffers a near-fatal illness and is left a quadriplegic. Moving forward seems impossible until he meets his unlikely service animal, Gigi – a curious and intelligent capuchin monkey – who helps Nate find what he needs most: hope. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Katherine S. comments, “Gigi & Nate is an uplifting movie with an encouraging message. … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

My favorite lip tints this Summer are from Eco Lips –  Brazilian Vegan Lip Tint Collection!

National Lip Stick Day was July 29th and these are my new faves! I recently had the opportunity to check out this collection from Eco Lips and they are now my new favorites! What is really cool is that are different ways to use them! Here are some of the fun ways to try them! 1. Contouring -Glide the nude or pink along cheek bones, jawline and between the inner eye and nose for a contoured … [Read More...]

These are a must this Summer!

These may not be considered beauty items but they all are definitely products to have on hand this Summer! Bug Soother  Bug Soother, is a natural, kid-and-pet-friendly line of insect repellent products that ACTUALLY work. Without the constant nagging of bugs, you and your pet won’t have to miss out on all the outdoor fun! I had the opportunity to try out the Bug Soother Spray and was … [Read More...]

Emily Alexandra Cosmetics Launches New and Cruelty-Free, Mermaid Detailed Line of Makeup

 Emily introduces her new line of Mermaid makeup products (https://emilyalexandracosmetics.com/ ) WITH ACTUAL SCALE SHAPE DETAILS.  Emily Alexandra’s line of mermaid inspired beauty, is a beautiful selection of products to really bring out your inner mermaid. In her line of makeup products is her mermaid inspired eyeshadow palette! She has created her palette with a beautiful range of colors … [Read More...]

Celebrate Earth Day this month with these Eco-Friendly Brands

Earth Day is April 22nd, while we love to celebrate our planet and the initiatives that work to protect our planet on this day, the brands below truly embody this sustainable spirit year-round!  Sun Patch Sun Patch is the only peel-and-stick UPF+ silicone sunblock on the market (UPF measures the amount of radiation that can penetrate the fabric to reach your skin). Think of it as an … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Jason Bowwoa, Sept. 22nd Pet of the Week

Jason Bowwoa said he’ll give up his chance to marry Lisa Bone-et if you’ll take him home with you! Jason’s a 1-year-old German shepherd boy, young enough to bond and become the loyal friend his breed’s known for. He’ll defend you like Conan the Bark-barian! You can speed the process to adopt or foster Jason and any of our other pets by … [Read More...]

Agustus, Sept. 15th Pet of the Week!

Right out of the saddest storybook you could read to your kids hopped Agustus. The poor little guy was found lost and confused in the outdoors, where no house rabbit can defend themselves. Luckily, a kind soul brought him to the shelter. He’s neutered and is friendly and social—he absolutely loves people! At only 2 years old, he’s ready for a long life and a happy ending! You can speed … [Read More...]

Niko, Sept. 8th Pet of the Week

Take a cup of German shepherd, a scoop of rottweiler, a pinch or two of maybe some Australian kelpie and a whole lotta personality. Put ‘em together and whaddya got? Niko! Niko’s a bibbidy-boppidy-bootiful beautiful 4-year-old fellow who’s inexplicably been at our shelter for a year. He’s a smart, good boy with medium energy, is treat motivated, and is easy to walk on his leash. His new owner … [Read More...]

What You Might Not Know About Taking Care of Basic Pet First Aid

Photo by Victor Grabarczyk on Unsplash We all want to give our pets a safe and happy home. But we’ve mostly been there with pet accidents and they are not fun! Whether it resulted in a soft bandage boot, the introduction of a leash, or in-home training, our pets have had us worried about their condition at one point or another.  Needless to say, we don’t always know what to do when our … [Read More...]