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Beyond Behavior and Language

December 1, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Cover Story, December 2014, Education & Learning, People & Profiles, ToddlersComments (0)

Can social interaction-based teaching unlock new possibilities of independence for children with autism? As heart wrenching as the prospect of an empty nest can be, parents are ultimately interested in seeing their children lead happily independent lives. For most parents independence is about their children simply growing up; becoming young adults who...

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Reality Check

December 1, 2014 • 2014, December 2014, Expert Advice, Home Life, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

4 Things Your High School Senior Should Know Before Flying the Coop Remember when you were suffering from “senoritis” in high school, and you just couldn’t wait to graduate? Well, every year, thousands of high school seniors across Orange County still...

Merry Crafty: 4 Holiday Crafts for Gifting or Keeping

December 1, 2014 • 2014, December 2014, Decor & Crafts, HomeComments (0)

MASON JAR SNOW GLOBE What you need: Wide mouth Mason jar (we recommend Kerr Brand as they are easier to see through) Fast-acting super glue Hot glue gun Small Styrofoam ball Small tree figurine Your favorite figurine (we used Olaf from Disney’s Frozen)...

Remaining Flexible

December 1, 2014 • 2014, December 2014, Expert Advice, Money MattersComments (0)

When Change is the Only Constant with Tax Law, Portability Should be a Requirement, Not an Option Siriusly surfing channels last week en route to a seminar on Saturday, a selection fell on a song by Jose Mari Chan entitled “Constant Change.” The piece...

How the Coconut Saved Christmas

December 1, 2014 • 2014, Cooking & Dining Out, December 2014, FoodComments (0)

Overcome allergies this holiday season with one easy fix With the holiday season upon us, those of us with newly diagnosed allergies begin to fear the exchanging of chocolate boxes and homemade gift baskets filled with the enemy allergen. Yes, many of our...

Touching Lives with Hope

December 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, December 2014, Education & Learning, People & Profiles, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

KidWorks in Santa Ana is Restoring At-Risk Neighborhoods, One Life at a Time Sixteen-year-old Sandra Cervantes grew up on Townsend Street, one of the toughest gang neighborhoods in Santa Ana. As a girl, she knew where the gangsters hung out and after school...

Standout Students: Cole Custer

December 1, 2014 • 2014, Community, December 2014, Standout StudentsComments (0)

COLE CUSTER // California Connections Academy @ Capistrano // Class of 2016 Cole Custer is the youngest NASCAR race winner in history at 16 years old, following his recent Truck Series victory in September. Cole started racing quarter midgets at five years...

Standout Students: Cole McCutcheon

December 1, 2014 • 2014, Community, December 2014, Standout StudentsComments (0)

COLE McCUTCHEON // St. Anne School, Laguna Niguel // Class of 2019 Cole McCutcheon, 8th grade student at St. Anne School in Laguna Niguel, is a model student.  His positive attitude and huge heart make him a leader among his peers. He has mastered the art...

Future Stars

December 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, December 2014, People & Profiles, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

Local Girl Selected for Prestigious USA Gymnastics’ “Future Stars” Program in Rhythmic Gymnastics Tis the season when competitions begin for rhythmic gymnasts and Laguna Hills-based Irene School of Rhythmic Gymnastics is going for gold. The Irene School...

Adding to the Family

December 1, 2014 • 2014, December 2014, Home LifeComments (0)

Adopting and Rescuing Pet Pals in Orange County Considering adding to your domestic bliss with a four-legged (or two-winged) friend? Before setting your heart on the first animal that gives you the “love me” look, consider the following to prepare your...