MENU

Expert Advice
Category Archive

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 bag, that is. At Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County, [&hellip...

Read More

6 Steps to an Organized Lifestyle

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Expert Advice, Home Life, September 2014Comments (0)

By Erica Duran September. It’s the time of year when lazy summer days have the potential to flip into chaos. With so much to think about – the new school year, fall soccer and even the looming holiday season – it’s easy for families to get off track...

Feeling Prepared?

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Community, Expert Advice, Home Life, September 2014Comments (0)

Make National Preparedness Month a reason to fortify your household against disaster Contributed by Red Cross Orange County Disasters can strike at any time, and the American Red Cross serving Orange County encourages everyone to get prepared during National...

Once More Leaving the Beach: Plan Like an English Teacher

August 1, 2014 • 2014, August 2014, Expert Advice, Money MattersComments (0)

Summer is over: children are weeping in their classrooms, teachers are tacking up new bulletin boards, and moms are dancing in their kitchens. Forget about the crystal ball on Broadway: for families with children, this is the real start of the new year. Every...

What is a College Degree Really Worth?

August 1, 2014 • 2014, August 2014, Big Kids, Education & Learning, Expert Advice, Money Matters, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Is higher education really the prerequisite for success?  Do you need a college degree to succeed? That assumption is long-entrenched, and it isn’t hard to see a relationship between education and earning power. Yet the cost and debt linked to getting a...

5 Tips to Keep Your Baby Safe in the Sun

August 1, 2014 • 2014, August 2014, Babies, Expert Advice, Sports, Health & Fitness, UncategorizedComments (0)

By Moms Orange County Decades ago, a vintage Coppertone ad featured a toddler girl and her dog frolicking on the beach, tanning in the summer sun. Today we know that sun exposure can be dangerous for anyone, and babies and young children are especially...

Final Touches: Two Tales of Family Healing

July 1, 2014 • 2014, Expert Advice, Home Life, July 2014, Money MattersComments (0)

Recently, when a family came in to our offices to learn about the provisions of their grandfather’s trust, they couldn’t stop saying, “I can’t believe you got him to sign anything.” Not long before that, another family had come in to sign some...

Beating the Summer Ear Infection

July 1, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Expert Advice, July 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, ToddlersComments (0)

by Dennis A. Colucci, Au.D., M.A., FAAA Unlike the ear infection that is caused by a cold or flu, 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...

Massage for Your Teenager?

July 1, 2014 • 2014, Expert Advice, July 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

by Michelle Bryant  While teens may be less likely than their parents to go to a massage therapist, there are plenty of reasons why this age group should be encouraged to give it a try. The benefits of massage are well documented, among them relief of...

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...