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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 – three days in advance? Hand making the [&hellip...

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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...

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...

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...

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...