Featured SoCal Events and Services

Aquarium offers Family Art Night Nov. 20: Get creative and learn about ocean animals from home

Photo Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific. Gather whatever supplies you have available at home, including markers, colored pencils, or paints, to create ocean-themed art work with the Aquarium’s educators  On Friday, November 20, 2020, the Aquarium’s education department will host Family Art Night, an event that builds on its popular Draw With Me class. For a fee, families will be able to … [Read More...]

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Dana Point Harbor with Seasonal Specials and Events Through November

Dana Point Harbor Partners invites the community to celebrate Thanksgiving at the Harbor with shopping specials, dining, entertainment, and the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce’s 43rd annual Turkey Trot happening virtually Thanksgiving week.  Dana Point Harbor features eclectic shops and entertainment for the whole family. Throughout the month of November, Still Life Ceramics will offer … [Read More...]

Dana Point Harbor Lights Up the Holidays Beginning November 11th! Update: Boat Parade is canceled!

Photo courtesy of Dana Point Harbor Partners Dana Point Harbor Partners is spreading seasonal cheer with the annual holiday light display set to illuminate the Harbor beginning November 11. Each night throughout the holiday season, the Harbor’s magnificent light display will illuminate the evening sky for guests of all ages to enjoy. Themed light exhibits throughout the Harbor will include … [Read More...]

Aquarium of the Pacific Relaunches Shark and Sea Lion Encounters Starting Nov. 5th!

Photo credit required: Aquarium of the Pacific For those in search of outdoor activities with COVID-19 safety measures, the Aquarium of the Pacific is offering up-close experiences with its animals. In addition to the popular Penguin Animal Encounter, the Aquarium is relaunching new versions of two other Animal Encounter programs. One features its sharks and rays at Shark Lagoon and the … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Interested in hemp oil for dogs? Read this first!

Hemp oil for dogs is a new, modern solution for various pet problems. It is a treatment that can bring relief and improve wellbeing. While hemp oil shouldn’t be used for every condition, and its effects are often overhyped, there are a few ailments that it can definitely help with. Based on our limited knowledge, it can work for muscle spasms, stress-related conditions, and pain. Although … [Read More...]

Is A Montessori Education Truly Beneficial?

Photo by Adam Winger on Unsplash Montessori education has gained in popularity since its inception in the early 1900s by Dr Maria Montessori. The Montessori Method is child-centered, and activities are child-led. Teachers are facilitators instead of lectures with classrooms having children of different ages. The system is based on hands-on learning, self-directed activities and collaborative … [Read More...]

4 Ways to Show Friends How Much You Care

Our friends are there for us during our best and worst times. Some we may have known for years while others may have come into our lives more recently, but they all brighten up our lives. Humans are social animals, and it is well documented that relationships are key for both our mental and physical health. All too often, however, we do not let them know how important they are and how grateful we … [Read More...]

How To Save Your Money On Your Home Printer

If you are in the market for a new home printer then you will want to find one that not only offers great value but that will be inexpensive to run. Many consumers are in the same position and no one wants to spend out on an expensive printer that will then cost them significant amounts when it comes to buying home printer ink and maintaining it. To help, we have some top tips for you to consider … [Read More...]

Fence Ideas for Your Front Yard

Thinking of adding front fencing to your home? Or maybe the winter storms beaten up your fences and you need a new one. This is the right time to begin looking at front yard fence ideas. Learn how to deal with construction-related problems and select a type of fencing that will give you the best results. Decide on Your StyleGo Natural? You could try brush fencing; this can be labour intense to … [Read More...]

Featured Products

The New Mom’s Guide to Safety for Toddlers

There are over three million births in the U.S each year which means many new mothers must adjust to caring for a baby.  Many women find great joy in raising little ones but once they become toddlers it becomes trickier. Perhaps you’re not sure how to keep your toddler safe at home and you’re looking for advice. Sound about right? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here are many … [Read More...]

The Top Christmas Toys of the Year

The holiday season is here and the best deals of the year are happening now! With so much going on this year, researching the top toys for your children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews may not have made it to your to-do list. No worries, here are some of the most popular toys for 2020. Star Wars the Child Animatronic Edition  You can never go wrong with Star Wars. The Child, also … [Read More...]

Holiday gift idea for everyone on your list!

Looking for gift ideas for the upcoming holidays? Everyone loves popcorn, don't they? JohnsonsPopcorn- has been making the most mouth-watering popcorn creating delicious recipes through the same process since 1940, that’s 80+ years serving customers from the beautiful Ocean City, New Jersey Boardwalk! Select your favorite for this holiday season to treat your whole family to from tubs and tins of … [Read More...]

Don’t Play this game Unless You Want to Connect with your Kids!

Are you looking to get your older kids off the video games for a little while? This game just may do the trick! WHAT’S WRONG WITH GROWN-UPS? is a question most kids would love to ask but are often too busy with video games, social media, and texting friends. Well now these inquisitive, thoughtful kids can get this question and many others answered thanks to What’s Wrong With Grown-Ups?  a new … [Read More...]

California Based Organic Chef Crafted Food Brand Hak’s Launches New “Perfect Side Dish” Available at Costco and is great for the holidays!

Redefining home cooked meals, Hak’s believes everyone deserves a restaurant-quality food experience in their home without the time-consuming prep. Prepared by Chef, CEO and Founder Sharone Hakman, Hak’s products champion adventurous new flavors made from organic, sustainably sourced, and cruelty-free ingredients. Debuting this fall, Hak’s is excited to add another innovation to the … [Read More...]

Why Subscription Boxes are the Perfect Self-Gifts

Subscription boxes are everywhere. Whatever you may want to arrive at your door regularly, you can find it. They are one of the most fun ways to shop online – there’s a reason they’re so popular! If you need a little self-care, then a subscription box could be the ideal way to go. What Are Subscription Boxes? Subscription boxes are online subscriptions that you sign up for that delivers … [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

Books of the Week: The perfect books for Thanksgiving!

IF ANIMALS GAVE THANKS by Ann Whitford Paul, illus. By David Walker: This sweet story, a follow-up to If Animals Kissed Good Night, describes how animals might show their gratitude. SEE TOUCH FEEL: THANKSGIVING by Roger Priddy: The tactile pages encourage children to explore, touch, and feel, making this a fantastic book for stimulating their senses. With colorful artwork created from … [Read More...]

Octonauts: Operation Deep Freeze * Never Fails to Keep You Entertained

The Octonauts are a team of adventurers who explore the worlds oceans, rescue aquatic creatures and protect their habitats - from the bustling eco-system along the Amazon River to the deepest depths of the Mariana Trench. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Katherine S. comments, “Octonauts once again never fail to keep people entertained. There is something new to learn for everyone. The animation is very … [Read More...]

Rainbow Rangers: Rangers to the Rescue! * Shows the Importance of Teamwork

Seven girls live a rainbow ride away and whenever there's trouble, the Rangers zoom into action across the sky to save the day! KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Bailey Rae F. comments, “Epic! I recommend the DVD Rainbow Rangers: Ranges to the Rescue! because it shows how important is to help others and work as a team. What I like best is how all the girls are adventurous, have different powers and … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

MASAMI hair products are a beauty must-try!

Looking for hair products to try? MASAMI is the only clean haircare brand that harnesses the hydrating power of the Japanese seaweed, Mekabu.  After experiencing MASAMI just once you’ll be daydreaming of long walks down a sandy beach and leave with a spring in your step (and hair). Even if Winter is approaching, in sunny SoCal you can always walk at the beach. I really love the shampoo and … [Read More...]

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...]

Pet Corner

Bobo, Thanksgiving Pet of the Week!

You’re seeing Bobo in a rare mood. In the photo, the 3-year-old Akita mix is sedately seated next to one of his volunteer friends at Long Beach Animal Care Services. However, his usual deportment involves rolling on his back, wiggling around, hand-butting for pets, insistence on belly rubs and all-around silliness. Words fail to fully describe Bobo’s behavior, so we’re offering a link to … [Read More...]

Pet Plate is a must-try for your pup!

PetPlate.com offers Tail-Waggin’ Turkey as just one of the mouth-watering meals that come in the fresh-cooked meal subscription online delivered directly to your door. Also, treat your pup to their new Chicken Apple Sausage Bites! They will love these treats! Pet Plate has made it a mission to find a way to provide better quality food to pet owners with the founder working with a … [Read More...]

KIDS AND DOGS GO TOGETHER

Kids and dogs are inseparable! A pet friendly home gives the kids nice memories of this period which they will remember with fondness when they grow up. Dogs of all types, are loved and treated as part of the family. Check out Huntington Beach, a dog friendly destination. It even has a dog friendly accommodation, the Pasea Hotel and Spa, which advertises itself as a dog friendly hotel. Now, you … [Read More...]

Percy, Nov. 19th Pet of the Week!

Percy’s plaintive little face may look sad, but trust us—it’s all a ploy! He knows that all he needs to do is to light up when someone walks into the room and ring out with a resounding purr worthy of his 15 pounds. Percy’s 5 years old and very loving toward humans—he could do very well without another animal in the house. Besides, with so much cat to love and to love you back, you wouldn’t need … [Read More...]