Archives for September 15, 2014

#GuacitForward for National Guacamole Day!


TomorrowSeptember 16th, is NATIONAL GUACAMOLE DAY! Wholly Guacamole want to take their favorite day of the year and make it extra special! They are asking their fans to help  make it a great day and #GuacitForward. Perform a random act of kindness and let them know about it! Tag them on social media with #GuacitForward and help make it a Guac-Tastic day!

Some ideas to #GuacitForward

  • Compliment a stranger
  • Hold the elevator door a little longer
  • Text a long-lost friend with “Remember when we . . “
  • Put a grocery cart away for an elderly shopper or a mom with her hands full
  • Everyone in your family donate one item from their room
  • Cook a meal for someone
  • Donate to your favorite charity
  • Give blood

#OMGuac your lunch! Visit and see how ONE set of ingredients can make TWO awesome lunches for you and your kids. 

Credit: Wholly Guacamole.

Olay Regenerist Luminous Collection is a Mom-Must-Have! New Olay Luminous Tone Perfecting Treatment and Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil

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Olay introduces Luminous Tone Perfecting Treatment to the Regenerist Luminous collection, a skin care line the re-energizes skin’s appearance to restore its natural luminosity for bright, pearlescent skin that glows.  I love this treatment because it is designed to rapidly reduce the look of dark spots and it does work! It is really easy to use and is light-weight. The treatment penetrates 10 surface layers deep to accelerate skin cell turnover resulting in youthful, bright and even-toned skin. Suggested Retail Price is $33.99.

My favorite is the Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil which is a Daily Treatment Designed to Balance Skin’s Moisture. I love how this makes my skin look and feel hydrated. I also like that it is non-greasy and light-weight. Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil is infused with nine enriched naturally derived oils that work together to create luminous skin. It is also Perfume-and dye-free. Suggested Retail Price: $33.99.

These are a Mom-Must-Have! Two great products to add to your skin care routine. Both products are sold where Olay products are sold. For more information, check out the Olay website.

Self Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are truthful. Photo Credit: Olay.

Adi, the world’s first Stay-Put Plate for babies and toddlers Adi = Food + Fun without the mess! Kickstarter campaign launched today, Monday, Sept. 15th at 8am PS

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San Diego startup, Prodigi Kids, is about to roll out a revolutionary concept in the world of feeding called “Adi,” an award-winning stay-put plate for babies and toddlers aimed at minimizing mealtime messes.


Invented by Karen Weiss Kart, an attorney turned entrepreneur and mom of three, Adi is a stylish, modern, and whimsical plate that appeals to parents and children alike.  “Adi not only looks adorable in a penguin shape, but really stays on a tabletop or high chair as well” says Kart.


Adi is the only plate specifically engineered to stay in place. Its innovative, patent-pending design includes a strong suction base combined with a quick release tab allowing for easy parent removal.  The plate has three separate compartments and a snap-tight lid that keeps food neatly in place so you can take it everywhere you go.


Through a Kickstarter campaign, Prodigi Kids’ goal is to raise $34,000 for production of these plates.  Adi is the first of its kind, and anyone interested in pre-ordering them may do so on Kickstarter on Monday, September 15th.


Director of Early Childhood Education at the JCC, Alma Hadash Geiger, has been excited to watch Karen go through the process of creating Adi and polling moms’ opinions every step of the way.  “It was only when I went to 4 stores looking for a real nonslip plate for my grandson’s visit that I fully realized how needed Karen’s precious stay-put plate was. Put me on the list for Adi!”


“Part of what drove me to create Adi was this desire to have a product that I could trust to stay in place because I tried everything on the market and nothing worked with my kids. When my daughter was 18 months old, she grabbed a placemat that was supposed to stick to the table and sent it flying in the air like a frisbee. Seconds later, it landed on a man seated at the table next to ours, and his head and white dress shirt were covered with tiny pieces of spaghetti and meatballs, red sauce, and peas.  I was mortified,” says Kart.


“Adi is the biggest thing to happen to a plate,” says Kart. “We set out to create the best product ever and thought about every single element of the design and functionality. Our desire was to truly make parents lives easier with their little ones and give them a product that they could trust really works.”


Kickstarter named them as a Staff Pick within 2 hours of going live! Now, that is pretty cool!

About Prodigi Kids

Prodigi Kids is a San Diego company started by Karen Weiss Kart. Her kids are the real life inspiration for creating products whose sole intent is to bring a smile to the faces of parents and children everywhere!  For more information on Prodigi Kids, visit

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. SoCal City Kids will occasionally feature Kickstarter campaigns when we feel that it will be of interest to our readers.


PBS and PBS KIDS now available on Amazon Fire TV


PBS and PBS KIDS Launch on Amazon Fire TV
PBS favorites for the entire family, including the new bonus half-hour SESAME STREET program and more, are available for free on-demand.


PBS  recently announced  that full-length episodes and clips from PBS and PBS KIDS programs, as well as favorite programs from local PBS stations, are now available to users in the United States directly on Amazon Fire TV, offering viewers another way to access PBS’ high-quality content on demand. Amazon Fire TV users can watch a variety of content for free and personalize their viewing experience by creating a profile and identifying their local PBS station.“PBS and our member stations are committed to providing audiences with engaging, educational and innovative content, however and whenever they wish to enjoy it,” said Ira Rubenstein, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital, PBS. “With the launch of PBS and PBS KIDS on Amazon Fire TV, we look forward to providing a new way to access and enjoy our high-quality content.”The PBS channel will include hundreds of videos from PBS stations, including episodes from new primetime programs as well as the PBS archives, with new national and local content updated daily. Programming includes video from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, MASTERPIECE and NOVA, as well as a dozen original video series from PBS Digital Studios.The PBS KIDS channel extends the organization’s commitment to being everywhere kids are, with trusted, educational media. PBS KIDS programming on Amazon Fire TV includes thousands of videos, with new content updated weekly from award-winning, trusted series that provide proven educational benefits for children. Users can access episodes and clips from favorite series such as DINOSAUR TRAIN, PEG + CAT, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, ARTHUR and WILD KRATTS. The new bonus half-hour SESAME STREET program, which recently debuted on PBS KIDS to complement the one-hour program, is also among the full-length PBS KIDS offerings included on Amazon Fire TV.

About PBS
PBS, with its over 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content. Each month, PBS reaches nearly 109 million people through television and over 28 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS’ premier children’s TV programming and its website,, are parents’ and teachers’ most trusted partners in inspiring and nurturing curiosity and love of learning in children. More information about PBS is available at, one of the leading dot-org websites on the Internet, or by following PBS on TwitterFacebook or through our apps for mobile devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available or by following PBS PressRoom on Twitter.

PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more,, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.