Featured SoCal Events and Services

Celebrate National Shrimp Day at Rubio’s with $6.99 Shrimp Entrées

Celebrate National Shrimp Day at Rubio’s on two days this year, Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10, when all Rubio’s shrimp entrées are just $6.99 with the purchase of any drink. Simply enter the coupon code TASTY with your order through the Rubio’s app, or online at Rubios.com. Or, scan the coupon https://www.rubios.com/coupons/national-shrimp-day when … [Read More...]

2ND & PCH Celebrates Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day Events in May   

Photo provided courtesy of 2ND & PCH. 2ND & PCH, Long Beach’s premier outdoor shopping center, welcomes the community to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day at the center in addition to complimentary community events for all to enjoy throughout the month of May.  In honor of Cinco de Mayo, the center will host live music and dance performances Thursday, May 5th on the grand … [Read More...]

Pottery Class With Seth Rogan for CASA LA

 CASA of Los Angeles will open early bidding online (https://one.bidpal.net/casala) to several of their auction items this week as part of their 10th annual fundraising event, the Reimagine Gala on May 10 at the Skirball Cultural Center. Funds raised through the auction will help continue CASA/LA’s established mission of providing advocacy for children in the foster care system as … [Read More...]

The Los Angeles Zoo Hosts Wild for the Planet

Photo Credit: Jamie Pham, GLAZA Every weekend in April, the Los Angeles Zoo hosts Wild for the Planet, a combined celebration of the spring season and Earth Month, a month-long emphasis on sustainability and environmental stewardship. This fun, educational, and impactful event will feature an Earth Expo, twice daily animal feedings, hands-on springtime activity for children, spring photo ops, … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

How to Help Your Child Prepare for College

Going to college is an exciting and stressful time for both parents and their kids. For parents, their kids are moving away from home and having their first experience with freedom, while kids are stepping into a new world that will shape the rest of their lives. To ensure the transition is smooth, every parent should prepare their kids for this change by helping them cope and showing them how to … [Read More...]

Take care of your children’s health from a young age

Children are a very important group of the country's population. During this period of their lives, parents from their children approach health, which will remain after maturity. Good health in childhood ensures healthy development in the future, which must be one of the greatest society goals in any country. Children's health includes physical, mental, and social well-being. The healthcare basics … [Read More...]

8 Best Slow Pitch Softball Bats

Little things have been more complex than choosing a slow-pitch softball bat when purchasing sporting items online. Space-age substances, proprietary formulations, a wide variety of pricing, and an alphabet soup of regulating organizations that determine what is or isn't allowed can transform a pleasurable experience into a grind. Understanding what you're searching for is essential when selecting … [Read More...]

5 Activities That Will Bring the Generations Together

It isn’t always easy to keep several generations of the same family together and create a bonding experience that everyone can enjoy. Your older family members might not be able to get about as well as they once could, while your kids never want to sit still. It might be tricky to keep everyone happy but here are five activities that will bring the generations together. Crafting Crafting is … [Read More...]

Benefits of Regular Health Check-Up For Your Child

If you wish your child to live a healthy and happy life, your child must undergo regular health checkups. Unfortunately, many parents do not take their children to visit the doctor except when they are sick, which could result in issues down the line. Most often, the reason for this is due to the high price of consistent medical check-ups globally. However, if you live in a place like Hong … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Must-Haves for Your Little Ones!

Aren't these adorable? Komuello Baby Shoes Price: $32.00-$34.00 Eliminating lost socks and shoes, Komuello keeps tiny feet covered in comfort. Meet the most innovative-designed baby footwear that combines a sock and a shoe in an easy pull-off and pull-on design. These baby shoes are breathable, machine washable, non-slip, and BPA free. Great for indoor, outdoor and at the pool/beach. … [Read More...]

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Suggestions!

Mother's Day is almost here! Don't forget to get Mom something special! Here are a few more of my favorites! Moms need to have time to relax! They spend a lot of time taking care of everyone! CBD Living Relaxing At-Home Spa Kits are the perfect way for a tired parent to relax and have some "me time." Each curated kit contains a bath bomb, bath salts, lotion and soap in one of four … [Read More...]

Mother’s Day Gift Suggestions

Looking for gifts for Mom this Mother's Day? Here are some of my favorites this year! Spring is here and soon it will be Summer! Mom will love these new sandals! Aren't these so stylish? Empty Provisions Footwear Price: $135.00 - $155.00 The perfect sandals for any adventure this season! Empty Provisions Footwear is an ethical line of footwear that is committed to designing … [Read More...]

OffLimits’ Cereal Glitter is Changing the Ease of Meal-time!

This may make mealtime less of a struggle! OffLimits—the spunkiest cereal brand on the block—is here to help make mealtime more fun with one of their most unique items yet ~ CEREAL GLITTER! In line with all OffLimit’s products, the Cereal Glitter is gluten-free, vegan, non artificial, and sugar-free made from butterfly pea flower, lucuma flour, and edible glitter. It can be used on anything … [Read More...]

Easter Basket ideas!

Looking for ideas for your kid's Easter Basket this year? Here are some of my favorite ideas!  Hog Wild Toys’ Chocolate Bunny Popper This first one will be a hit with children ages 3+.  The Chocolate Bunny Popper is rather unique! With six pastel foam balls included you won’t want to miss the satisfying ‘POP' when they shoot out of the bunny. Great for indoor or outdoor play and available … [Read More...]

Lulla Polar Bear Joins Lulla Doll Collection

Photo Credit: RoRo  Lulla Doll by RoRo, an award-winning research-based soother and sleep companion for babies, toddlers, and beyond expands its collection with the introduction of Lulla Polar Bear. Designed in Iceland and inspired by the animals that live there in the wild, the cute and cozy Lulla Polar Bear outfit joins its line-up of friends in the Lulla Doll … [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

Book to read: Wild at Heart by Stacy Gold

A delightful romance story to read this summer! Looking for a fun, delightful romance story to read this summer? Wild at Heart by Stacy Gold is a must-read! I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters. Here's some great advice from this inspiring author if you are planning a romantic camping trip with your special someone! Tent Sex for Beginners Yes, You Can Have Amazing Sexy Times … [Read More...]

Book Series of the month!

Join Dragon on 3 different adventures with this fun and adorable series! In Just Be Yourself, Dragon, readers will help Dragon face her nerves on the first day of school. Through her joyful antics, little ones will learn the value of being true to oneself, and making friends along the way! I really liked the storyline of this one and highly recommend it for young children! You can buy it on … [Read More...]

Snoopy Presents: To Mom (And Dad), With Love * Funny, Heartwarming Animated Film About How Not Every Family Is The Same

This short film tells the story of Peppermint Patty. All the other kids are excited to celebrate the special day, Mother’s Day. But Peppermint Patty never had a mother, so she decides to celebrate her father instead since he does mother things. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Samantha P. comments, “To Mom (and Dad), with Love is a funny and heartwarming animated film about different types of families … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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...]

Loloma 100% Pure Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Moisturizer is a must for both Baby and Mom!

Loloma can be used for mom and baby I love this moisturizer because it is a perfect gift for new Moms! It can be used on babies and Moms! Why Babies? Loloma was created for the use of eczema. One of the oils the creators found which was very helpful was coconut oil which is also known as the tree of life, it has been used for generations for different uses including carrying … [Read More...]

Starling Skincare Gift Sets are a must for Self-Care! Perfect for Tweens and Teens too!

Indulge yourself in some self-care with toxin-free, plant-based and organic formulations that will make your skin glow! The solution-focused formulations from Starling Skincare help to eliminate sensitivity and redness, bringing skin back to optimal health. What is great is that it is also great for teens! Created for those with allergies and sensitivities in mind, Starling Skincare has eliminated … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Marble, May 19th Pet of the Week

Marble is a German shepherd mix, about 3 years old. She’s another victim of a family moving and having to leave the pet behind. It took Marble a minute to feel comfortable with the shelter volunteers, but she’s feeling better and more playful with each day. She acts like Sherlock Bones on her walks, keeping her nose glued to the ground as she gathers clues. Our shelter’s at capacity, … [Read More...]

Tank, May 12th Pet of the Week

Tank is just a big, happy boy ready to share a home with people who want a walking partner, a playing partner, a reading companion, a TV couch potato buddy, or any or all of these things. Tank is a striking, metal-gray 4-year-old American pit-bull who’ll be ever so grateful to have a forever home—in fact, he’ll Tank you demonstrably! Shelter hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 … [Read More...]

Robby May 5th Pet of the Week

Robby is a delightful little pit bull mix, a senior at 10 years old. He was turned in by his owner and has been with us for a while. He has a gimpy knee but it doesn’t affect his health, and he’s now ready for something he hasn’t thus far experienced: a forever home to spend the rest of his sunny days enjoying. Shelter hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 7700 E. … [Read More...]

Cypress, April 28th Pet of the Week

Cypress’ happy times came to an abrupt, sad end when his person moved into an assisted living facility. Cypress had nowhere to go except our shelter. At only 6 years old, he so needs to spend his life in another loving home. He’s such a delightful, affectionate tuxie fellow—he loves cheek and head rubs. He’ll slip shyly away one moment and return the next, curious to see what he missed! Our … [Read More...]