Featured SoCal Events and Services

Kid’s Club Pajama Party at 2nd & PCH

Pop-up Kids Club Pajama Party on Wednesday, June 22 from 10 am to noon invites kids of all ages to show up in their favorite PJ’s and enjoy a range of fun activities! Kids Club features surprise performances, character meet and greets, complimentary face painting, fun crafts and a balloon artist. Ideal for ages 2-10, but all are welcome to participate. Find out more about this event and others at … [Read More...]

Enjoy Free Concerts and Movies with OC Parks this June

Moviegoers enjoy a classic film at Craig Regional Park in 2021.  The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the annual OC Parks Summer Concert Series and Sunset Cinema film series. Enjoy summer nights at your favorite regional parks with free concerts and movie screenings in a family-friendly atmosphere. June films include Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and The Princess … [Read More...]

Kids Take Over Laguna Art Museum During Summer Camps & Events

Image courtesy of Laguna Art Museum. The school year is quickly coming to an end, which means it’s the perfect time for kids to explore the world around them, filling their days with unique experiences that expand their imagination. This summer, Laguna Art Museum will provide opportunities for kids to unleash their creativity during Outside the Lines Summer Day Camps and Kids’ Night Out … [Read More...]

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...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Does Your Kid Need Braces? We Discuss The Benefits

There are many reasons a child might need braces beyond the cosmetic appeal of perfectly straight teeth. Straight teeth can benefit your child in many ways, and while the cost of braces may put some parents off, the long-term benefits for your child should be considered carefully. Improved confidence, easier communication skills, better dental health and cost-effective early treatments are all … [Read More...]

Do you have a Super Pupz fan in your house?

Super Pupz—the Netflix original series where four superpowered pups work as a pack to help their new kid pals — and a furry alien friend — in a cute and cuddly cosmic adventure! SUPER PUPZ NFT has now launched! If you have a fan of Super Pupz in your house, this one is a must! The NFT is COLLECTIBLE, trade-able, and affordable. The first one to launch is Zeta from the hit Netflix series 'SUPER … [Read More...]

How to Start a Career as a Finance Manager

Having a career in finance can be a very lucrative job. However, the field is competitive, especially in the US. What skills should you acquire before entering the industry? And where can you get them? A career as a finance manager can pay well and offer many opportunities. The job requires thorough knowledge of finances, accounting, and data analysis. An individual who has acquired these … [Read More...]

Baby penguin hatches at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Photo credit: Robin Riggs A baby Magellanic penguin chick recently hatched at the Aquarium of the Pacific. The chick is currently in a nest with its parents in one of the burrows behind the scenes of the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, and you will be able to visit the live webcam to see the nest. It will live there for a few weeks before moving to the Aquarium’s behind-the-scenes penguin nursery. … [Read More...]

Why Peel and Stick Wallpaper Is So Trendy in So Cal Right Now

Peel and stick wallpaper is all the rage in Southern California right now, but it's not just a trend — it can be an affordable alternative to traditional wallpaper. Sticky wallpaper can be applied to virtually any surface, including drywall, wood and concrete. It's also easy to remove and reinstall if you ever change your mind about your design. The only real drawback is that it doesn't have … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Father’s Day Gift Suggestions

Father's Day is coming up! Here are a few of my favorite gift suggestions! PediPocket will surely be a hit with Dad! What better gift to give Dad than a gift of relaxation and comfort? Finally, a blanket that does it all! No more toe tucking or fighting to cover your chest. PediPocket is extra long, super soft, and has a brilliantly designed foot pocket.  You … [Read More...]

pediped Semi Annual Sale

The entire sale will last from June 6th - to June 18th. Week 1: June 6-June 12: $10 off $50 $15 off $75 $20 off $100 *No Code Needed Go to https://www.pediped.com/ Credit: pediped. … [Read More...]

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...]

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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


By Heather Suarez, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 16 Elvis is a movie everyone needs to see! One of the greatest biopics is finally here and it does not disappoint. Fans of all generations will love this film for years to come. Elvis is told from the point of view of Colonel Parker (Tom Hanks) who used to be Elvis’s manager. He tells the story of how he met Elvis (Austin Butler) and how the … [Read More...]

Lightyear * Toy Story Fans And Fans of Action-Packed, Intergalactic Robot War Movies Will Not Want To Miss Lightyear

Legendary space ranger Buzz Lightyear embarks on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits Izzy, Mo, Darby, and his robot companion, Sox. As this motley crew tackles their toughest mission yet, they must learn to work together as a team to escape the evil Zurg and his dutiful robot army that are never far behind. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Tiana A. comments, “It’s time to go infinity … [Read More...]

Brian and Charles * All The Quintessential Elements Of A Perfect Friendship Film

Brian And Charles follows Brian, a lonely inventor in rural Wales, who spends his days building quirky, unconventional contraptions that seldom work. Undeterred by his lack of success, Brian attempts his biggest project yet. Three days, a washing machine, and various spare parts later, he’s invented Charles, an artificially intelligent robot who learns English from a dictionary and has an … [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

Niko, June 23rd Pet of the Week

Niko is a little bit of this, a little bit of that—a touch of Rottweiler maybe, a scoop of shepherd, a couple of pinches of Australian kelpie—and a whole lot of personality! His name means “victory of the people,” but Niko needs and deserves some canine victory. He’s a longtime resident of our shelter, and the shelter is way over capacity. Volunteers and staff are actively seeking foster, … [Read More...]

Angel, June 16th Pet of the Week!

Angel, only 2 years old and spayed, was born with a deformity of her front legs, possibly radial hypoplasia, which causes the legs to be permanently bent at right angles. She was once very dearly loved, but her human died, and no one could take her. Volunteer Susan has spent a lot of time with Angel and found that although she’s mostly shy at the shelter, she loves Susan to pet her. “She’s my … [Read More...]

Benji, June 9th Pet of the Week

Seriously, this is not only a face that a mother could love but one that anyone could love! And that mug reflects everything about Benji! If anyone asks you what kind of dog Benji is, volunteer Dee said to tell them that he’s a purebred “gud boi.” He’s a happy fellow who waits patiently for volunteer Cheryl to give him his treats and then sits and wags his tail to beat the band while she … [Read More...]

Camillo, June 2nd Pet of the Week

Camillo is a 2-year-old husky mix who hits all the points: beautiful, smart, energetic and friendly! He loves to explore the world around him and would make an excellent walking, running or hiking partner. He’s also an attention grabber on walks thanks to his beautiful, tawny mane and classic good looks. He’s curious about other dogs and enjoys romping around when he meets a good match. … [Read More...]