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Comes Home for the Holidays to Segerstrom Center for the Arts

October 28, 2016 • Entertainment, November 2016Comments (0)

For a solid month after my kids watched the beloved New Line Cinema movie ELF, whenever either of them would pick up a phone call, they’d answer, (with as much pep and holiday cheer as possible) “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?” If you haven’t seen the movie, I’d ask you to just put [&hellip...

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Soka University. Invites Junior & Senior High School Students to Lions Roar Student Campus Days

October 28, 2016 • Education & Learning, November 2016Comments (0)

October 22 and November 12, 2016 High school juniors and seniors and their parents are invited to attend Soka University’s annual Lions Roar Student Campus Days on October 22nd or November 12th. Lions Roar runs from 8:30 am – 3 pm and includes student-led...

Thomas House Family Shelter

October 28, 2016 • Community, November 2016Comments (0)

Serving Homeless Families with Children Since 1986 For homeless families struggling to provide their children with life’s basic necessities and create an opportunity to become independent and self-sufficient, Thomas House Family Shelter is more than a place...

Walking into a Winter Wonderland

October 28, 2016 • Entertainment, November 2016Comments (0)

A typical winter wonderland may not be the easiest to find here in sunny Orange County, yet many may not be aware of the little winter oasis that exists at The Rinks. While carving down a snowy mountain may be out of the question, finding a cold winter’s...

Taking a Shot at Calming Needle Fears

October 28, 2016 • Expert Advice, November 2016Comments (0)

No doubt the very thought of getting a shot can cause a child to have a meltdown in the doctor’s office. Even the very sight of needles can make the toughest moms and dads squirm. Kids tend to fear getting shots once they realize and understand that the...

St. Augustine. Experience Old World Charm in Our Nation’s Oldest City

October 28, 2016 • Entertainment, November 2016, TravelComments (0)

Established in 1565, St. Augustine is a paradise for history buffs and arguably the root the nation’s oldest city’s appeal as a popular destination. When my husband, Tim, and I mapped out (pun intended) our plan to visit all 50 states as a family by the...

Elevated Living Among Esencia’s Hilltop Neighborhoods

October 27, 2016 • November 2016Comments (0)

Now open in scenic South Orange County are 11 new Hilltop Neighborhoods at Esencia, including a wide selection of homes for all ages as well as “Gavilan” neighborhoods of primarily single-story homes for the 55-plus crowd —- collectively ranging in...

What is recess like at your child’s school?

October 27, 2016 • Education & Learning, November 2016Comments (0)

Now that the new school year is well underway, parents are starting to assess how these first few months have gone and what they bode for the remainder of the term. What’s the classroom teacher like? Will my child get good grades? Has she made new friends?...

Segestrom Center for the Arts Announces Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (In Concert)

October 27, 2016 • Entertainment, November 2016Comments (0)

November 11-13. 2016 Audiences will experience a symphony orchestra performing music to the entire film from one of the most beloved film franchises in history in Segerstrom Hall as part of The Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The film concert will feature...

Twine and Pinecone Acorns

October 27, 2016 • Decor & Crafts, November 2016Comments (0)

Fall in love with our DIY home décor project this month by repurposing your Easter eggs into stylish and adorable acorns! WHAT YOU NEED: 1. 7-10 plastic easter eggs 2. Spray Paint (we used gold and black chalkboard) 3. Twine 4. Pinecones (appx 3 per...