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Lessons for Future Millionaires

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Big Kids, Expert Advice, Home Life, January 2015, Money Matters, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Giving Kids a Better Understanding of Money and Finances How do you give your children or grandchildren the right attitude about money? And a good financial start? While you can gift your child up to $14,000 a year tax-free, consider these options, wrapped up with financial lessons. Roth IRAs. If your child has a job, [&hellip...

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Money Smart Stuff

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Big Kids, Decor & Crafts, Home Life, January 2015, Money Matters, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Objects to Help Your Kids Reach for Financial Success at an Early Age I’m sure, if you really took a second, you could remember your first piggy bank. Your first coin purse. Your first secret stash. The hole in the back of the closet. The enormous mason jar...

La Quinta Resort and Club

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Big Kids, January 2015, TravelComments (0)

A Surprisingly Fun, Family-Friendly Vacation Destination for All Ages Great golf? Check. Sublime spa experiences? Without question. But family-friendly accommodation, activities and recreation for all ages from (in our case age 6 to adult)? Surprising, but...

Bo Benna Parties

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Big Kids, Entertainment, Home Life, January 2015, People & ProfilesComments (0)

The Colorful Touch that Makes the Party All the details involved in hosting a recent party at our home were a little overwhelming. Because it was an event for 30+ second graders, planning presented even more of a challenge because we wanted to make sure the...

Back to the Book

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Big Kids, Education & Learning, Home Life, January 2015, Technology, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Is Your Household in Need of a Slow Reading Revolution? When I was a kid, and a teenager, and a young mom, books were my entertainers and my stress reducers. There was literally no activity that eclipsed that of reading. I would do it for hours, tucking...

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...

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...

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...

DIRECTORY: Private School Open Houses

November 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Directories, Education & Learning, November 2014, Teens and Pre-Teens, ToddlersComments (0)

Looking for the right school for your child or teenager? Orange County offers many high quality options for private school… you just need to know where to look.   Capistrano Valley Christian Schools 32032 Del Obispo Street, San Juan Capistrano |...

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...