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Swim Like the Fishes

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Community, Cover Story, March 2014, ToddlersComments (1)

Learning to swim early in life is safer and smarter. I’m going to be honest: It is my dream to see my daughters swim in the Olympics. When running through the list of activities that they would do as children, swimming was at the top of my list – way above dance class, soccer practice [&hellip...

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Standout Students: Special Edition

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Community, March 2014, People & Profiles, Standout Students, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

The quality of our community’s future depends largely on the quality of its youth. We asked Orange County high schools and middle schools, public and private, to identify students at their schools who are doing extraordinary things both academically and in...

Special Needs in O.C.

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Community, March 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, ToddlersComments (0)

An evolving response to autism spectrum disorder In 2002, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention identified 1 in 150 children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). By 2008, that number had risen to 1 in 88. The most recent estimates are 1 in 50....

Dad’s View: Jim Gilmore

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Expert Advice, March 2014, Money Matters, People & ProfilesComments (0)

A special perspective on planning for the future of a special needs child Jim Gilmore is a financial adviser who knows what it is to worry about the future of a child with special needs. His son Quinn was in and out of neonatal intensive care for the first...

Special Siblings

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Expert Advice, March 2014, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

When entrusting the care of a special needs child to a brother or sister, the future of each should be considered I looked at the lovely young woman in my conference room across the table from my firm’s fiduciary. She was a second generation patroness of...

Get Moving for MS!

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Community, March 2014, Special Events, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

On April 6th join thousands as they walk and play at UCI in support of a cure for multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating condition that stops people from moving. Walk MS is the rallying point of the MS movement, creating a community of shared...

Bouncing off the Walls

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Community, Entertainment, March 2014Comments (0)

Big Air Trampoline Park Celebrates One Year Are your kids full of energy and you dread spending the day trying to rein them in? Big Air Trampoline Park in Laguna Hills will literally let your kids bounce off the walls. Big Air is a family entertainment...

Nutrition Drilldown: Nourishing the Special Needs Child

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Cooking & Dining Out, Expert Advice, Home Life, March 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

by Roy Dittmann, OMD, MH, DM Today, one in two children are living with one or more chronic health conditions, including allergies, asthma, obesity, and gut disorders.1 And recent estimates suggest that by 2025, one in two children will be living with...

Getting it Together: Cutting Closet Clutter Forever

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Home Life, March 2014Comments (0)

There were things in my daughter’s closet that hadn’t seen the light of day for years, and it was all my fault. I was the one setting the example, not to mention using her top shelves for storage of who knows what. But this was no time for...

Wholesale Bedrooms / Kids 2

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, March 2014, People & Profiles, ToddlersComments (0)

High Quality, Low Prices My kids are growing up so fast. I feel like it was just yesterday that we brought first our son, then our daughter home almost seven and six years ago, respectively. When they made the transition from cribs to toddler beds, my husband...