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Disney on Ice

March 1, 2016 • 2016, Entertainment, February 2016Comments (0)

SETS THE GOLD STANDARD WITH THE MAGICAL ICE SKATING SPECTACULAR TREASURE TROVE CELEBRATING THE LEGACY OF DISNEY’S CLASSIC ANIMATED FILMS Skating Into Long Beach and Inland Empire from April 13th – 24th Audiences will discover endless riches when an extraordinary lineup of stories from the Disney Vault come to life for the ultimate Disney animation...

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Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show

February 1, 2015 • 2015, Entertainment, People & Profiles, ToddlersComments (0)

The Guy from the Sun Comes to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts A cross between “Yellow Submarine” and Dr. Seuss. That’s how the New York Times described the fantastical world surrounding Gustafer Yellowgold, the guy from the sun who landed in the...

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...

You’re an Entertaining One, Mr. Grinch

November 1, 2014 • 2014, Cover Story, Entertainment, November 2014Comments (0)

Broadway’s #1 Holiday Hit Comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts December 10–14 Photos by It’s a holiday story that is so charming, it defies seasonal constraints. In our household, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr....

Fuzion Huntington Beach

FUZION – Meet. Eat. Play. – Huntington Beach’s New Family Entertainment Destination

June 1, 2014 • Big Kids, Cover Story, Entertainment, June 2014Comments (0)

It is this mom’s humble opinion that the nation’s most ubiquitous kids’ arcade and pizza venue grew to such heights of popularity in spite of its slightly disturbing six-foot rat. We parents have to admit that when it comes to party places and...

Marmalade party planning

STRESS-FREE PARTY PLANNING: It’s possible. Just tap into your inner Scout.

June 1, 2014 • Decor & Crafts, Entertainment, Expert Advice, Home Life, June 2014Comments (0)

I’m the party planner in my circle of friends. I’m the one who suggests a party for every birthday; July 4, Martin Luther King Jr. day, and any Wednesday, Friday or Saturday that our friends don’t have plans in between. I’m also the one who, for...

Cosmic Class Act: The Acting Academy for Kids Offers the Total Theater Experience

May 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Cover Story, Entertainment, May 2014, People & Profiles, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

If you haven’t yet seen the young Darth Vader Volkswagen commercial that first aired during the Super Bowl, you ought to join 59 million other people and give it a peek on YouTube. In it, a young boy dressed up as the iconic villain attempts to employ...

One Big, Happy (and Rather Unique) Family: Circus Vargas Returns to Orange County

May 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Entertainment, May 2014, People & Profiles, Special Events, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

by Jackie Grade Since 1969, Circus Vargas has travelled worldwide to perform death-defying and breathtaking circus stunts that glue onlookers of all ages to the edge of their seats. This all-human circus leaves nothing but wonder, awe and a tinge of mystery...

Bouncing off the Walls

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Community, Entertainment, March 2014Comments (0)

Big Air Trampoline Park Celebrates One Year Are your kids full of energy and you dread spending the day trying to rein them in? Big Air Trampoline Park in Laguna Hills will literally let your kids bounce off the walls. Big Air is a family entertainment...

Bold Girlz

March 5, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Entertainment, March 2014, People & Profiles, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Brave, original, loving, daring… and all dressed up. Girls just wanna have fun. There’s no denying that fun usually involves shoes and makeup and a lot of clothes, but there’s also no denying that girls grow into women who can be some of the most...