Featured SoCal Events and Services

“PEACE, JOY & BURRITOS” GIFT BOX AVAILABLE FROM RUBIO’S COASTAL GRILL

Cozy Collection Includes Burrito Blanket & $30 in Rubio’s Gift Cards  Rubio’s Coastal Grill is offering a limited-edition “Peace, Joy & Burritos” Gift Box, designed to enjoy the holidays at home. Available in limited supply, 1,000 gift boxes will be available at the “Peace, Joy & Burritos” Gift Box order page: https://blog.rubios.com/rubios-holiday-store/. The Peace, Joy & … [Read More...]

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...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Introducing you to a new website to check out!

Learning to play an instrument is a long and formidable process. Whether you are just a beginner or continuing on your years-long journey it is nice to have some assistance along the way. Incitemusic.com aims to be a site that helps you to be the best musician you can be. Music is an excellent way to express yourself and learning an instrument can also help you become more disciplined, happier, … [Read More...]

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...]

Featured Products

It’s time for the Winter Baby Roundup!

It's that holiday time of the year again! Looking for gift ideas for new Moms and babies? Here are a few of our favorites! Aren't these Pacifiers the cutest? Designed to keep baby calm and promote proper oral development, MAM pacifiers have a SkinSoft nipple that is easily accepted by babies and a shield that allows for maximum breathability for baby's sensitive skin. In this set, there … [Read More...]

Looking to start a new Holiday Tradition?

Young children will be excited about this early Christmas gift! Reindeer In Here- is an early holiday gift from Santa that includes a Christmas friend, book and plush set. Children are excited to receive Reindeer In Here, and they get to pick the reindeer’s name, gender, and take them everywhere with them, including bedtime. Parents love this stress-free Christmas tradition, and can finally ditch … [Read More...]

Countdown to the Holidays with PLAYMOBIL’s Advent Calendar!

Looking for a fun advent calendar for the children? They will love this one! I recommend for ages 4+. PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar – Christmas Toy Store (70188): Find all the best gifts and toys for the holiday season in The Advent Calendar - Christmas Toy Store. It contains twenty-four surprise items for each day leading up to Christmas. Once all the pieces are revealed, you can make your … [Read More...]

Holiday Gift Guide Suggestions #1!

I can't believe it's that time of the year! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and it's time for the Holiday Gift Guide #1. Here are some of my favorite gift suggestions this season! Little girls ages 6 and up will go gaga over these! GoGo Gachas brings the fashion and fun to toys with its fashionable accessories dispensed in every kawaii capsule! (Available Now at Target, MSRP: $9.99, Ages: 6+) … [Read More...]

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...]

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Giveaways

Rubio’s Peace, Joy & Burritos Gift Box Giveaway Opportunity!

Warm your spirits and bring a little burrito joy to you and your loved ones this holiday season with the Rubio’s Peace, Joy & Burritos Gift Box. For just $39.95 (plus tax and shipping), receive a burrito blanket, fuzzy socks, candle + matches, a puzzle, and 3 entrée cards ($30 retail value). Valued at $120, the contents of the Holiday Box will create those cozy, festive vibes we look forward … [Read More...]

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...]

Media Reviews

The Croods: New Age * Sensational! Colorful and Clever Graphics; Funny & Realistic Conflicts

Searching for a safer habitat, the prehistoric Crood family discovers an idyllic, walled-in paradise that meets all of its needs. Unfortunately, they must also learn to live with the Bettermans -- a family that's a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. As tensions between the new neighbors start to rise, a new threat soon propels both clans on an epic adventure that … [Read More...]

Animaniacs * Fresh and Relevant Content, With the Same Hilarious Craziness as the Original Show

They’re back! The Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister Dot, have a great time wreaking havoc and mayhem in the lives of everyone they meet.  After returning to their beloved home, the Warner Bros. water tower, the siblings waste no time in causing chaos and comic confusion as they run loose through the studio, turning the world into their personal playground. Joining Yakko, … [Read More...]

Collective * Chilling Reminder Of The Underhanded Dealings Of Modern Politics

In 2015, a fire at Bucharest's Colectiv Club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. Then a doctor blows the whistle to a team of investigative journalists. One revelation leads to another as the journalists start to uncover vast health care fraud. When a new health minister is appointed, he offers unprecedented … [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

Buddy, Dec. 3rd Pet of the Week!

Meet Buddy, who is one! This pittie mix is just 3 years old and loves to nuzzle humans—his best buddy so far is shelter volunteer Ricky, but he’s eager to add a forever human to his circle of friends! Buddy likes to greet other dogs in the shelter and would be a pal to any pup in a household. Need a buddy in these tough times? Make an appointment to meet Buddy! Because the shelter is closed … [Read More...]

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...]