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Australian Swim School Celebrating 40 Years of Swim Safety in Orange County!

March 26, 2017 • Cover Story, Current Issue, HealthComments (0)

I’m going to be honest: It is my dream to see my daughters swim in the Olympics. When running through the list of activities that they would do as children, swimming was at the top of my list – way above dance class, soccer practice and piano lessons. So, when we found Australian Swim School’s [&hellip...

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Swimming Safety

March 26, 2017 • Current Issue, Expert AdviceComments (0)

Whether it’s a pool, lake or ocean, kids love to make a splash. But before you cannonball into the water, plan ahead and keep in mind important safety tips. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about 10 people die of accidental...

Kids Behaving Badly. Is Your Child Out of Control?

March 26, 2017 • Current Issue, Expert AdviceComments (0)

As I write this, I am thinking of one poor mom (let’s call her Sarah) whose daughter, Kaitlin (her name is also changed) was in my son’s first grade class. In the early part of the school year, her 6-year-old was often openly defiant and disobedient...

Are You Ready for a Furry Addition to Your Family?

March 26, 2017 • Current Issue, Home LifeComments (0)

When my husband and I were in the market for a new home, we often took the kids with us to view open houses. At the time, we lived in a house with a great deck for entertaining, but no yard for little ones to run around – and certainly no space for a puppy...

Dyed Ceramic Vase

March 26, 2017 • Current Issue, Decor & CraftsComments (0)

This Mother’s Day, get the kids to help with the flowers! They’ll love making a one-of-a-kind vase for their one-of-a-kind mom or grandma. Use the Spray Dye Method for a quick and easy project, or get creative with our more advanced Dip Dye Method. Steps:...


March 26, 2017 • Current Issue, HealthComments (0)

Unlike the ear infection that is caused by a cold or fl u, the summer ear infection, caused by swimming and foreign objects making their way into your child’s ear, is quite different and requires different care. With a little awareness of the potential...

Conquer the Checkout Aisle without the Sugary Guilt

March 26, 2017 • Current Issue, Food, HealthComments (0)

It seems hard to avoid the shelves of junk and snack foods near the checkout lines anywhere you shop. Gas stations, local hardware shops, clothing stores and others make one last push to make that extra sale of gum, candy, chips and sugary drinks by making...

Pets of the Month

March 26, 2017 • Community, Current IssueComments (0)

This handsome guy is Jax, a 1 ½ year old Great Dane mix looking for a new start in life. Before coming to the shelter, Jax was shuffled through multiple short-term homes and never quite got the chance to truly belong anywhere.  Now, he’s ready to become a...

All Aboard! Stepping Back in Time on the Grand Canyon Railway

March 26, 2017 • Current Issue, TravelComments (0)

My husband and I are huge fans of mixing our family’s travels with historic adventure, always mindful of creating wonderful memories while crafting an itinerary that blends fun with a bit of education. When we recently decided to trek to the Grand Canyon,...

Disney Princesses Create Their Own Happily Ever After when Disney On Ice presents Dream Big!

March 26, 2017 • Current Issue, EntertainmentComments (0)

Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario: April 27 – April 30, 2017 Believing is just the beginning when dreamers around the country witness the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous leading ladies told through artistic skating and acrobatics in...