September 2014
Category Archive

Fairmont Homestay: Hosting International Students Can Be an Experience of a Lifetime

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Cover Story, Education & Learning, People & Profiles, September 2014, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Attending a top 100 university, as defined by U.S. News & World Report, is not only a goal for U.S. students; it’s a goal for many international students as well. To prepare for studying at a notable American university, international families send their young adults to American high schools. The Institute of International Education recently [&hellip...

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The Make Revolution: A Do-It-Yourself Tsunami is Hitting Home

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Decor & Crafts, Home, September 2014, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

There’s a movement happening. You may have participated without even knowing it. Are you a “Maker?” Who Are They? It’s pretty simple: a Maker is a person who makes things. It’s really an umbrella term for independent tinkerers. They are...

Better Than One: Leaving a Pot of Honey for When Guardians Don’t Feel Like Pooh

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Expert Advice, September 2014Comments (0)

For years I have been trying to help clients understand why it is a good idea to line up good guardians for their children, and to also set up helpers to manage the assets in the estate for those guardians who are bringing up the kids. Since I realize a man...

6 Signs Your Child Needs a Math Tutor

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

Contributed by Mathnasium Owners of Orange County Many signs reveal whether your child would benefit from extra help in math, both in and out of school. While poor grades in math are the most obvious sign that a student needs help, poor math grades happen for...

The 13th Annual Festival Of Children

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, September 2014, ToddlersComments (0)

A month-long event entertaining families and benefiting children’s charities Festival of Children Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the lives of children by strengthening the charities that serve them. Sandy Segerstrom...

How to Pack an A+ School Lunch: Go for the Grade in Dental Health

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Expert Advice, September 2014, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

By Richard Mungo, DDS , Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County With a new school year starting, how can parents support healthy dental habits while still allowing their kids to savor some of their snack favorites? The answer is in the bag. The brown lunch...

MAKE THIS: Lawn Twister

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Decor & Crafts, Home Life, September 2014, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

When I was a kid, Twister was all the rage. At every single birthday party I can remember attending between third and seventh grade, we played and played and played until we were tangled in a hysterical pile, laughing till our sides hurt. For about $20, you...

MAKE THIS: Laser Cutting Birdhouse @ Urban Workshop (for ages 12+)

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Decor & Crafts, September 2014, TechnologyComments (0)

by Steve Trindad, Urban Workshop of Irvine Team up with your preteen for a high tech project, and add life to your backyard with this easy-to-assemble bird home. Hang it from a tree, mount it to a fence, or place it on the top of a pole in the center of your...

MAKE THIS: Mason Jar Lanterns

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Decor & Crafts, Home Life, September 2014, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

The budget for this project depends on what you’ve already got laying around the house. With the crazy push towards rustic-chic in the last few years, it is very possible you have a few lidded mason jars hanging around! If you don’t, you can still make...

6 Steps to an Organized Lifestyle

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Expert Advice, Home Life, September 2014Comments (0)

By Erica Duran September. It’s the time of year when lazy summer days have the potential to flip into chaos. With so much to think about – the new school year, fall soccer and even the looming holiday season – it’s easy for families to get off track...