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Students, Sports and Success

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, October 2014, People & Profiles, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Local Organizations Changing the World Through Sport The norm has always been academics first. To stay on the team, you have to have good grades and stay out of trouble. But what if being on the team is what is keeping kids safe and boosting their academic performance? Here are four local organizations turning sports [&hellip...

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Starting a D.I.Y. Costume Tradition

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Decor & Crafts, Holidays, Home Life, October 2014, ToddlersComments (0)

3 costumes you can make for under $20 – no needles required When it comes to Halloween costumes, kids can be fickle. How many times did you set your heart on a certain costume three months in advance and then set your eyes on something entirely different...

Hallow-Yummy: Festive Recipes for Harvest and Halloween

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Cooking & Dining Out, Food, Holidays, Home Life, October 2014Comments (0)

WITCH HAT COOKIES Total time: 15 minutes Makes: 30 Witch Hats Families with small kids and an even smaller amount of time to allow for baking will love creating these witch hats for a simple, seasonal treat. While they are fairly easy to assemble, they...

Choose Your Weapon: Cautionary Tales of Trustee Mis-Selection

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Expert Advice, Money Matters, October 2014Comments (0)

The image is as clear as any Norman Rockwell calendar that catches a concept of childhood. Many moons past, my four-year-old son, decked out as his favorite Ninja Turtle, his hands placed adamantly on his hips, grips his two plastic Samurai swords, and from...

Street Hockey: The Newest League at The Rinks

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, October 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Hockey continues to grow in Southern California, with a record number of youth and adult players participating in ice and roller hockey programs – and now there is Street Hockey. The inaugural season of the Youth Street Hockey League kicked off this summer...

Golf, Dinner & Dogs

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Community, October 2014, People & Profiles, Special Events, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

Team Lauren Tee’s it Up to Fight Epilepsy on the Local Level South Orange County resident Lauren Marshall was a beautiful, fun-loving 24-year-old with a contagious smile and the world at her fingertips. She also battled epilepsy from the time she was in...

Rhythmic Gymnastics

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, October 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Going for Gold and Personal Strength at the Irene School of Rhythmic Gymnastics Does your child like to dance with ribbons and flutter around like a butterfly?  She just might enjoy rhythmic gymnastics, which blends the beauty of ballet, dance and art with...

8 Alternatives to Trick or Treating

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Holidays, Home Life, October 2014Comments (0)

For those who prefer to avoid the door-to-door candy assault, here are some alternative activities for the family on October 31st.    HALLOWEEN MOVIE MARATHON Pick a couple of classic Halloween movies and squeeze the whole family onto the couch. No need...

Homework Help: Dialing in the Homework 411

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Education & Learning, October 2014, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Though you may be lucky enough to have some peace and quiet from 8am to 3pm now that school is back in session, you’ll soon also face the problem of the homework your kids will bring home. So what do you do when you need to sit down with your child and you...

If Your Teenager…

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Holidays, October 2014, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

… is on the fence about whether or not they are still eligible for trick-or-treating, here are some ways to get them motivated.  It’s finally fall. The weather is cooling down, the nights are steadily growing longer and the terrors of starting...