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Lewis & Clark Exhibit
Mission San Juan Capistrano presents a Mission Museum Exhibit "Lewis & Clark Expedition Across Ameri...read more.
Tony Daniels' Harry Potter Magic Show
Enjoy a magic show by magician Tony Daniels featuring ordinary household items, followed by an optio...read more.
THE CELLAR TAPS NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF
Covina resident Sean Nemetz, who has emerged as one of Southern California’s hottest young chefs, wi...read more.
Chefs for Scholarships
A family festival of delicious food, fun and live entertainment benefits student scholarships at thi...read more.
Chefs for Scholarships
A family festival of delicious food, fun and live entertainment benefits student scholarships at thi...read more.
City of Fountain Valley Movies in the Park and National Night Out
The City of Fountain Valley’s Recreation and Community Services Division is joining with the Fountai...read more.
City of Fountain Valley's Movies in the Park Series
Save the date on Friday, August 12th and Friday, August 26th. We will be stationed at the FV Recreat...read more.
City of Fountain Valley's Movies in the Park Series
Save the date on Friday, August 19th. We will be stationed at Los Alamos Park for a night of fun for...read more.
Nike Basketball 3on3 Tournament
Nike Basketball 3on3 Tournament is for all kinds of players! Nike Basketball 3on3 Tournament will t...read more.
The 2011 Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure
Event Description: The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® is an important community event bringing ...read more.
Eco Challenge
Our planet is calling on YOU to step up to the challenge! Master the skills of a green superhero by ...read more.
Spooky Science: Bug Invasion 2
They’re coming to get you…at Discovery Science Center! No magnifying glass needed here; these bugs a...read more.
Rudy's Radical Science
The Friends of the Children's Library and the Huntington Beach Central Library present Rudy's Radica...read more.
Parenting & Kids Expo
A free event offering entertainment and fun for the whole family with a Back-to-School fashion show,...read more.
Hello Dolly!
Based on "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder, "Hello Dolly!" tells the story of Dolly Gallagher Levi...read more.
Hello Dolly!
Based on "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder, "Hello Dolly!" tells the story of Dolly Gallagher Levi...read more.
FREE Family Pop Musical: Cinderella
Looking for something the whole family can enjoy? How about a classic fairy-tale that combines pop m...read more.
FREE Family Pop Musical: Cinderella
Looking for something the whole family can enjoy? How about a classic fairy-tale that combines pop m...read more.
Hour of Parenting Power with Dr. Selena Emond
If you're looking to keep your family perfectly in tune, then Dr. Selena Emond is the person you wan...read more.
Preschool Drawing presented by Young Rembrandts
Summer is coming to a close but it’s never too late to seek an artistic adventure with Young Rembran...read more.
Terrific “Two’s” Days: My Body & Me Day
“Head, shoulders, knees and toes” isn’t just a fun children’s song, it’s helping your child reach a ...read more.
Get Ready Wednesdays: First Day Follies
It's school time again! You're probably feeling excited and maybe a little sad that summer is over. ...read more.
Family Fun Fridays featuring Family Reading Inc.
Join us today as Seth Sherwood and the Family Funsters present a Back to School Special! This show w...read more.
Say What?! Sunday: Firedog Martha
Martha’s dream has come true. She’s going to be a firedog! Come fulfill your fantasy and pretend to ...read more.
Terrific “Two’s” Days: Animal Antics
Warm up your voices because it's impossible to participate in animal antics without letting out a fe...read more.
Way to Play Day: Make the most out of playing with your child!
Grown-ups! Today is designed for you to learn more about your child’s development. You are your chil...read more.
Developmental Checkup Tutorials
Milestone highlights for children ages 2 months-5 years; grown-up participation required. Your chil...read more.
Cooking up Cultures presents Vegan Spring Rolls
Milestone highlights for children ages 3-5 years; grown-up participation maybe required. In celebra...read more.
Say What?! Sunday: Martha in Charge
Pretenders in charge! Today is your day to take charge and help cure Pretend City citizens just like...read more.
Terrific “Two’s” Days: Opposite Day
Please have a stand…what? That’s not right! Oh you meant please have a seat! Today bring your two ye...read more.
Get Ready Wednesdays: Lunchtime Lessons
You're sitting in class and your stomach is starting to rumble. Finally, the bell rings and it's tim...read more.
Connect With Your Child Through Play
Research shows that children learn best by connecting and interacting through play - so let’s practi...read more.
Family Fun Fridays featuring READ OC Family Reading Times
Did you know that by 18 months of age your child your child will begin mastering self-care skills? W...read more.
Say What!? Sundays: Martha Says it with Flowers
Say it with flowers? Flowers can’t talk! You’re right but did you know you can “say something” witho...read more.
Terrific “Two’s” Days: Jumpin’ Jammin’ Day
Jumpin’ Jammin’ Day is your day to practice your jumping skills! Balance and coordination skills are...read more.
Get Ready Wednesdays: Yoga Study & Stress Break
When you hear the word yoga, do you think of a person with his legs twisted up like a pretzel? If so...read more.
Family Fun Fridays: Helping Hand
Lending a helping hand around the house isn’t just a fun activity for a 2 year old, it’s a developme...read more.
Family Fun Fridays presents READ OC Family Reading Time
Do dinosaurs and bears go to school? At Pretend City they do! Let your imaginations soar through thi...read more.
PBS SoCal Day with Martha Speaks
Join Pretend City and PBS SoCal for a fun-filled day with a special guest visit from Martha of Marth...read more.
Family Autism Day
This special afternoon is an opportunity for children and their parents/siblings/caretakers to play ...read more.
Pretend City’s 2nd Birthday: Celebrating the Terrific Two’s!
Happy 2nd Birthday Pretend City! Just like Pretend City, toddlers have achieved so much in their fir...read more.
Get Ready Wednesdays: School Rules!
Starting the school year on the right foot includes establishing classroom rules that will last the ...read more.
Vintage57 –A Premiere Wine & Food Tasting Experience
Savor the Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association’s award-winning Vintage57 – A Premiere Wine & Food ...read more.
Fairmont Free Assessment & Camp Day
Considering Fairmont for your child’s next school year? We invite your child to experience a day at ...read more.
Creepy Crawlies
Moms - schedule this play date! Come and learn about reptiles and other creepy crawlies with your ch...read more.
Fairmont Free Assessment & Camp Day
Considering Fairmont for your child's next school year? We invite your child to experience a day at ...read more.
Fairmont Free Assessment & Camp Day
Considering Fairmont for your child's next school year? We invite your child to experience a day at ...read more.
Fairmont Kindergarten Readiness
Is your child ready for Kindergarten? This presentation focuses on the importance of Kindergarten pr...read more.
Fairmont Citron Campus Preview
Considering preschool and private Kindergarten for your child? Bring your kids and join us for an ov...read more.
Mommy & Me: Lizard Wizard
Moms - schedule this play date! Come and meet the Lizard Wizard, and learn about reptiles with your ...read more.
OC Parks Summer Concert Series
Pack your picnic baskets, blankets and bring your family to Mason Regional Park to enjoy a FREE conc...read more.
Yoga for Adults
Enjoy a peaceful, 1.5-mile walk as you learn yoga stretches,breathing and relaxation exercises with ...read more.
Fitness Hike at Little Sycamore
Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous and fast paced, 4.8-mile hike (1...read more.
Under The Sea – Toddler Program
Come find out all about the creatures of the sea including sharks, dolphins, fish, sea otters and mo...read more.
Tideland Tykes
Join Preserve staff for a fun-filled parent and child experience that may include arts and crafts, s...read more.
Wild Tales
Visit with Preserve staff for storytelling fun! After a story, learn more about the natural history ...read more.
Morning Stroll to Barbara’s Lake
Enjoy the outdoors and discover the diverse plant life on this leisurely paced, level, 2-mile hike w...read more.
Movies at the Muth – “The Sandlot”
Join us for an evening cinema under the stars! The YMCA and OC Parks proudly present family fun for ...read more.
Fitness Hike at Big Bend
Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous and fast-paced, 5-mile hike over...read more.
Nature/Bird Walk
Join our Naturalists on a nature/bird walk and learn about Trabuco Canyon birds and nature. All leve...read more.
Campfire Program
Join us each Saturday night at 8 p.m. as one of the Park Rangers will lead a family oriented talk on...read more.
Salt Creek Beach Cleanup
OC Parks Staff is looking for a small group of volunteers to assist with beach cleanup. Volunteers a...read more.
Historic Yorba Cemetery Tour
Between 1858 and 1939, many of the northern Orange County's rancho families were buried at the Yorba...read more.
Peralta Adobe Tour
Visit the Peralta Adobe, Santa Ana Canyon's oldest surviving adobe structure, on the 1st Saturday of...read more.
Caspers Campfire Program
Come join a ranger for an hour of fun and learning about Caspers Wilderness Park. The campfire progr...read more.
First Saturday Tours at Key Ranch
Join us at George Key Ranch Historical Park on the 1st Saturday each month for a tour of the park. ...read more.
Caspers Park Foundation Meeting
Interested in volunteering at Caspers Wilderness Park? Join our monthly volunteer meeting held in th...read more.
Family Sun Day Fun Day
Families are invited to come play, explore, touch, listen and connect with each other and nature. La...read more.
Bird Watching
Are you interested in bird watching? Come join the Sea and Sage Audubon Society for their bird walks...read more.
Intermediate Mountain Bike Ride
Catch beautiful canyon views on this 10-mile ride over steep and uneven terrain (1,000-ft elevation ...read more.
Caspers Nature Hike
Join our Park Rangers Sunday mornings for an easy 1-mile hike on the Nature Trail. The trail takes v...read more.
Exploring Biodiversity Hike
Experience the diversity of animal and plant species as you explore our ever-changing wilderness on ...read more.
OC Parks Summer Concert Series
Pack your picnic baskets, blankets and bring your family to Mason Regional Park to enjoy a FREE conc...read more.
Morning Hike to the Redwoods
Ranger led hike every Thursday morning at 8 a.m. We will walk the one mile trail to the Redwoods and...read more.
Animals In My Backyard
Learn all about the animals you find in your own backyard! Class includes meeting a zoo creature up ...read more.
Moonlight Hike
Join volunteer naturalists at sunset and watch the full moon rise on this moderate, 3.5-mile hike ov...read more.
CA Native Plant/Wildflower Hike
Learn to identify native plans with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalist Nadine Nordstrom (...read more.
“Toy” Making For The Zoo Animals
Come help us create “toys” for our zoo animals to play with! Each child please bring 2 empty toilet ...read more.
Sunset Hike
Experience Riley Wilderness Park at sunset by joining a Park Ranger for a leisurely 1-hour hike thro...read more.
Aliso Beach Cleanup
OC Parks Staff is looking for a small group of volunteers to assist with beach cleanup. Volunteers a...read more.
2nd Sunday Restoration Program
Join Preserve staff and other volunteers in enhancing the Bay’s habitat for local wildlife. Activiti...read more.
OC Foodie Fest
OC Foodie Fest is Back for Seconds! The Ultimate Foodie Event will take place Saturday, August 27 fr...read more.
OC Parks Summer Concert Series
Pack your picnic baskets, blankets and bring your family to Mason Regional Park to enjoy a FREE conc...read more.
Fitness Hike at Willow
Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, fast-paced, 3.5 mile hike over seep and un...read more.
Bayside Buddies
Calling all junior naturalists! Discover our amazing natural world at the Bay through hands-on activ...read more.
Tot Walk
Bring your wee ones, babies to 3 years, to explore our wild backyard on this easy walk with Laguna C...read more.
Animal Art II – Toddler Program
Join us for an hour of fun and creativity with an animal theme! Come ready to get a little messy and...read more.
Wild Tales
Visit with Preserve staff for storytelling fun! After a story, learn more about the natural history ...read more.
Easy Early Evening Hike
Start your weekend with an easy 2 to 3 mile family hike over moderate but uneven terrain (100-ft ele...read more.
Nocturnal Nature Walk
Discover the wonders that nighttime brings to our nature preserve! We will investigate the challenge...read more.
Dilley Loop Hike
Get close to nature on this leisurely 2-mile hike (370-ft elevation gain) over steep and uneven terr...read more.
Cultural Resource Hike
Learn how Native Americans of this area used various plants on this rigorous, steep and uneven 2-mil...read more.
Wieder Work Days
Join Park staff and other volunteers in enhancing Wieder Regional Park’s natural resources! Located ...read more.
Fairmont Free Assessment & Camp Day
Considering Fairmont for your child's next school year? We invite your child to experience a day at ...read more.
Potty Training 101
Ready to ditch the diapers but new to potty training? Let our expert help you breeze through the pro...read more.
FREE WESTFIELD FAMILY EVENTS AT WESTFIELD MAINPLACE FOCUS ON BOOSTING KIDS’ CONFIDENCE AND SELF ESTEEM
Westfield MainPlace’s Westfield Family program presents I Am Special for the month of August, featur...read more.
Celebrity Charity Walk 'n' Rolly for FSH Muscular Dystrophy
A walk to benefit the FSH society who's purpose is to help fund and promote scientific and clinical...read more.
Book Signing on Balboa Island
Come meet local author Cindy Muchnick who will be signing the perfect back-to-school read for parent...read more.
Free Talk and Book Signing
Please join us for an event with local educational consultant Cindy Muchnick, author of The Everyth...read more.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Visit the OC ZOO
OC Parks and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have teamed up to provide kids and families with new ...read more.
Lake Forest MOMS Club August Meeting
Mommies interested in our non-profit Mommy & Me Group are welcome to attend our August General Meeti...read more.
Mars Exploration Rover Mission
OC Parks welcomes back NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and OC Astronomers for a series of edu...read more.
Overloading Our Celestial Circuits
OC Parks welcomes back NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and OC Astronomers for a series of edu...read more.
Mars Science Laboratory Mission – Scientists Perspective
OC Parks welcomes back NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and OC Astronomers for a series of edu...read more.
Mars Science Laboratory Mission – Engineers Perspective
OC Parks welcomes back NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and OC Astronomers for a series of edu...read more.
Orange County Children's Book Festival
Orange County Children’s Book Festival Celebrating its eighth anniversary, the Orange County Childr...read more.
Home for the Holidays pet adoption fair
500+ animals for adoption at this annual event. Plus vendors, food, raffle, silent auction, enterta...read more.
Mommy/Daddy & Me Classes
Parents and children ages 2 to 5 attend a preschool like class including crafts, directed activities...read more.
HomeAid's Project Playhouse 20th Anniversary Celebration & Auction
HomeAid Orange County will host the Project Playhouse 20th Anniversary Celebration & Auction with an...read more.
HomeAid's Project Playhouse Open House
HomeAid Orange County's Project Playhouse returns to Irvine Spectrum Center for its 20th Anniversary...read more.
Irvine Park Railroad's - 6th Annual Pumpkin Patch
Irvine Park Railroad’s 6th annual Pumpkin Patch is fun for the entire family! Children and adults ar...read more.
Emergency Preparedness Expo
Are you prepared for a disaster? Do you have an Emergency Plan? “The Power of 3: First 3 Minutes, 3 ...read more.
“Fall Is Here” At Westfield MainPlace
“Fall is Here” at Westfield MainPlace – for the month of September the Westfield Family program will...read more.
Fright Nights Fall Movie Series
The City of Fountain Valley is hosting two scary movies in the month of October. On Friday October 1...read more.
Children's Concert & Activities (Free)
Charlie Hope is a gifted, award winning singer songwriter who knows how to tug the heartstrings of c...read more.
Movement and Music Preview Class
A fun and interactive developmental movement and music class for children and caregivers. Children w...read more.
Kid Friendly Haunted House in Old Towne Orange
At last….a Haunted House that is kid friendly and fun….instead of terrifying and traumatic! Created ...read more.
FAMILY ARTS DAY
The Huntington Beach Art Center will hold its 13th Annual Family Arts Day event on Sunday, September...read more.
City of Fountain Valley's 2011 Tree Lighting
The City of Fountain Valley and the Recreation & Community Services Division invites you to the FREE...read more.
Military Children's Charity Holiday Toy Collection
Military Children’s Charity, Inc. (M.C.C.) has started to collect toys for our Annual Holiday Toy C...read more.
10th Annual Walk for Hope!
“Tell me, what else should I have done? Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what ...read more.
“Music Makes Me Dance” at Westfield MainPlace
Join Westfield MainPlace for “Music Makes Me Dance” – for the month of October the Westfield Family ...read more.
Victorian & Steampunk Exhibits
Dickens will cut the ribbon to open two exciting exhibitions premiering at MUZEO. The Queen's Galle...read more.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee’s memorable characters explore racism and civil rights issues in the rural 1930s segregat...read more.
Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party
Come join us Sunday December 4th in the Land of the Sweets for a Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party! Enjoy s...read more.
THE NUTCRACKER BALLET
THE NUTCRACKER BALLET is Tustin Dance Center's production of this classical, festive holiday ballet....read more.
OC Fall Fest hosted by Compass Bible Church
For the past 5 years, FALL FEST has become a favorite event for families to enjoy on Halloween night...read more.
6th Annual Gingerbread Village on View
A true delight for visitors to Island Hotel’s lobby, is the charming gingerbread village in the sn...read more.
FREE Parent Workshop - Teen Dating Advice
Lisa Jander is a Certified Life Coach, Public Speaker and Author of "Dater's Ed: The Instruction Man...read more.
An Irish Christmas
A sparkling Irish celebration of Christmas in Ireland. Glorious music, song, traditional dance, li...read more.
Nature Walk
Join our Naturalists on a nature walk and learn about Trabuco Canyon animals and nature. All ages ar...read more.
Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch
Irvine Park Railroad’s sixth annual pumpkin patch is fun for the entire family! Activities include t...read more.
O’Neill Campfire Program
Join us each Saturday night as one of the Park Rangers lead a family oriented talk on the local wild...read more.
Caspers Campfire Program
Come join a ranger for an hour of fun and learning about Caspers Wilderness Park. The campfire progr...read more.
Caspers Nature Hike
Join our Park Rangers Sunday mornings for an easy 1-mile hike on the Nature Trail. The trail takes v...read more.
Bird Walk
Join our Naturalists on a nature/bird walk and learn about Trabuco Canyon birds and nature. All leve...read more.
Morning Stroll to Barbara’s Lake
Enjoy the outdoors and discover the diverse plant life on this leisurely paced, level, 2-mile hike w...read more.
Bats, Cats & Spiders
Come learn all about the animals associated with Halloween! Class includes hands on learning and fun...read more.
Easy Nature Hike to the Oaks
Explore the diversity of animal and plant species as you explore our ever-changing wilderness on a 1...read more.
Fitness Hike at Little Sycamore
Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous and fast-paced, up to 4.8-mile h...read more.
Second Annual Sports Day at Craig Regional Park
On Sunday, October 16, OC Parks presents the second annual Sports Day at Craig Regional Park featuri...read more.
“Let the Memories Begin” at the 21st Annual CHOC Walk in the Park, Presented by the Disneyland Resort
“Let the Memories Begin” at the 21st Annual CHOC Walk in the Park, Presented by the Disneyland Resor...read more.
Trick or Treat on Halloween at Talega Village Center
Talega Village Center in San Clemente will have Trick or Treating at participating stores on Hallowe...read more.
Trick or Treat on Halloween at The District at Tustin Legacy
The District at Tustin Legacy will have Trick or Treating at participating stores on Halloween for k...read more.
Discovery Hike
Explore beautiful Wood Canyon as you discover its wildlife with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer n...read more.
Geology Hike
Discovery the geology of Laguna Coast and how rocks and fossils reveal ancient stories about the dra...read more.
Fright Nights
The LAB is excited to announce it will host a series of “Fright Nights” to celebrate the haunts of t...read more.
Fright Nights
The LAB is excited to announce it will host a series of “Fright Nights” to celebrate the haunts of t...read more.
Fright Nights
The LAB is excited to announce it will host a series of “Fright Nights” to celebrate the haunts of t...read more.
Baubles & Bags Brunch
For a fabulous morning filled with fashion, food and fun, join Working Wardrobes at the Nixon Librar...read more.
20th Annual Children’s Book Illustration Art Show & Book Signing
Children’s book illustrations not only bring stories to life, but also are timeless works of art. On...read more.
AN IRISH HOLIDAY FESTIVAL BOWERS MUSEUM
A Sunday afternoon holiday celebration filled with Irish music, song, storytelling, dance displays,...read more.
An Irish Christmas Concert at Bowers Museum
The sensational Irish button accordion wizard David Munnelly in concert! From Co. Mayo he was the a...read more.
Spa Gregorie's "Knit One, Cure Too" Knit-a-Thon
Spa Gregorie’s and Macy's of Fashion Island announce the 4th annual “Knit One, Cure Too“ knit-a-thon...read more.
LIFE Church Christmas Community Block Party
Come by LIFE Church for an amazing FREE, fun-filled family event on December 10th from 11-2. From cr...read more.
Geology Hike
Come and hike through the Coastal Sage Plant Community (one of the most diverse plant communities in...read more.
Bark-toberfest
Come enjoy a day at Mile Square Regional Park geared specifically for you and your four legged, furr...read more.
Sunset Hike
Experience Riley Wilderness Park at sunset by joining a Park Ranger for a leisurely 1-hour hike thro...read more.
Exploring San Juan Hot Springs and Cold Springs Canyon Hike
Please join Caspers Park Naturalists Karin Klein on a 3 mile journey through history and nature as w...read more.
Sports Day
OC Parks and Ted Craig Regional Park are pleased to host the 2nd Annual Sports Day in the Sports Com...read more.
Laid Back Hike
Come and enjoy a stress-free end to your day on a 3-mile, level and moderate hike (100-ft. elevation...read more.
Fitness Hike at Ridge Park
Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous and fast-paced, up to 6-mile hik...read more.
Tot Walk
Bring your wee ones, babies to 3 years, to explore our wild backyard on this easy walk with Laguna C...read more.
Haunt at Heritage Hill
Haunted house, mazes, ghosts, Mmusic, classic scary movie screening and more! Come be part of this n...read more.
Introduction to Mountain Biking
Learn mountain biking basics on this 10-mile ride over steep and uneven terrain (over 1,500-ft eleva...read more.
Birding Hike
Spot the local native birds, including migratory summer residents, with Laguna Canyon Foundation vol...read more.
Cultural Resource Hike
Learn how Native Americans of this area used various plants on this rigorous, steep and uneven 2-mil...read more.
Autumn Harvest Festival
Halloween costume parade, games, family entertainment, Haunted School House, maze, trick-or-treating...read more.
Pioneer Round-Up
Pioneer family members attend this meeting of the Saddleback Area Historical Society to greet long-t...read more.
Dilley Loop Nature Hike
Get close to nature on this leisurely 2 mile hike (370-ft elevation gain) over steep and uneven terr...read more.
Fitness Hike at Willow
Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, fast-paced, 3.5 mile hike over seep and un...read more.
Halloween Children’s Scavenger Hunt
This Halloween weekend, walk around Mary’s Trail and up Little Sycamore looking for things natural a...read more.
Halloween Zoo-tacular!
Join us as we celebrate Halloween at the zoo! Activites include trick-or-treating*, spooky crafts, a...read more.
Candlelight Tour
Two enchanting evenings with luminaria-lit paths, historic buildings aglow with holiday lighting, st...read more.
Candlelight Tour
Two enchanting evenings with luminaria-lit paths, historic buildings aglow with holiday lighting, st...read more.
Holiday Boutique
Get an early start on your holiday shopping! Our Holiday Boutique in Aliso Viejo will include high-...read more.
Brunello Cucinelli Celebrates South Coast Plaza Boutique
Brunello Cucinelli Celebrates South Coast Plaza Boutique To celebrate the opening of Brunello Cu...read more.
Amanda's Search for Happiness - Musical
“Amanda’s Search for Happiness,” and original musical production, centers on how Angelo Maroni’s Ris...read more.
Trick or Treat At Birch Street
In coordination with the Kidz Block Party at Brea Downtown, Birch Street Bar and Grill, Brea’s trend...read more.
The Magic School Bus-Live!
Seatbelts everyone! The adaptation of Joanna Cole’s The Magic School Bus will be brought to life in ...read more.
Veteran’s Day Celebration
FREE Admission to Military Families with ID! Join us all day for a celebration to honor America's v...read more.
Baby Steps though Pretend City!
Specifically for: Infant (0-16 months), grown-ups. For the comfort of our infant guests, no older si...read more.
Power of Play Symposium
Specifically for: Parents, caregivers, early childhood educators (of children age 0-5), healthcare p...read more.
PBS SoCal Day with Arthur
Just like Pretend City, Arthur’s neighborhood has community heroes too! This Sunday, learn about Art...read more.
Family Autism Event
Specifically for: Families with children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum; Pretend City wi...read more.
Nutcracker Ballet by Ballet Etudes
The Huntington Beach Public Library proudly welcomes the Nutcracker back to the Library Theater with...read more.
Looking For Home
Looking For Home is a new musical that is a true and heartwarming story about courage and the healin...read more.
Festival Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker
Celebrate the beauty and pageantry of the holidays as Festival Ballet Theatre presents its 23rd Annu...read more.
Walk For Kids - Orange County Ronald McDonald House
The Orange County Ronald McDonald House WALK FOR KIDS is a 5K walk that is designed to raise funds a...read more.
South Orange County Preschool Fair
Are you looking for a preschool program, child care facility or enrichment program for your little o...read more.
Alicia Pet Care Center Holiday Open House
FREE Admission! FUN for Families & Pets! Portraits With Santa For Families & Pets, Face Painting, B...read more.
Explore Outer Space At Westfield MainPlace
Join Westfield MainPlace for “Outer space” – for the month of November the Westfield Family program ...read more.
Explore Outer Space At Westfield MainPlace
Join Westfield MainPlace for “Outer space” – for the month of November the Westfield Family program ...read more.
Winter Camps for Kids Ages 5 to 10
Bring your child to our tour around the world in the winter! What better than helping your kids have...read more.
One Less Bully, One More Friend Fundraiser
Joining forces in the fight for a society free of bullying, California Pizza Kitchen and Champions A...read more.
Blue Man Group Prix Fixe Theatre Menu
Color them cool because the Blue Man Group is an experience not to be missed! We’re definitely feeli...read more.
15th Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Bazaar
Crystal Cove will light up the Orange County coast and spread holiday cheer this December as jingle ...read more.
A Child's Christmas in Wales
A Child’s Christmas in Wales A Musical Tale from the traditional old-fashioned Christmas classic by...read more.
Take a Veteran to Lunch Day (For Free!)
In honor of Veteran's Day on Friday, November 11th, Silver Trumpet is giving away FREE lunch to all ...read more.
Winter 2011 DiscoveryARTS Camps
Winter 2011 DiscoveryARTS Camps Ages 3-14 Music, Art & Drama Every Fun-Filled Day. Dec 19-23 and D...read more.
A Night with Master Pianist Si Eubanks!
Fullerton College has one of the most renowned music programs in Southern California, and on Tuesday...read more.
Cirque Noel: The Renaissance
Come experience the music, mystery and promise of the season during an extraordinary evening of thea...read more.
17th Annual Drive-Thru Nativity & Community Food Drive
FREE event reenacts the story of Christ’s birth with 10 live scenes. Visitors simply drive-thru or w...read more.
Christmas in Kid City
Drop off holiday program for children ages 3 years through 5th grade. Kids will have a fun filled mo...read more.
RIDE AND SWING WITH SANTA HOLIDAY EVENT
RIDE AND SWING WITH SANTA TO THE HOLIDAYS! A one-of-a-kind Family Holiday Event presented by Hyatt ...read more.
Black Friday is a CIRCUS!
Black Friday as everyone knows one of the biggest shopping days of the year. We know that sometimes ...read more.
Frosty Flicks
Come escape the busyness of the holidays and spend it with us at The LAB in Costa Mesa. We'll be ho...read more.
Frosty Flicks
Come escape the busyness of the holidays and spend it with us at The LAB in Costa Mesa. We'll be ho...read more.
Frosty Flicks
Come escape the busyness of the holidays and spend it with us at The LAB in Costa Mesa. We'll be ho...read more.
Frosty Flicks
Come escape the busyness of the holidays and spend it with us at The LAB in Costa Mesa. We'll be ho...read more.
Free Westfield Family Fun Days Celebrate “The Snowy Days”
Join Westfield MainPlace for “The Snowy Days” – for the month of December the Westfield Family progr...read more.
A Christmas with Scrooge
A CLASSIC HOLIDAY TALE AND ANNUAL TRADITION COMES TO MUSICAL THEATRE VILLAGE IN IRVINE Irvine, Ca...read more.
Fairmont Private Schools (P-12) Expo
The Fairmont family invites you to join us at our inaugural expo event as we celebrate the new year ...read more.
Special holiday happenings every Saturday throughout December at Talega Village Center
Every Saturday from December 3rd through December 24, Talega Village Center in San Clemente will hav...read more.
Orange County Holiday Tweet Drive
What: Orange County Holiday Tweet Drive Where: The Copper Door- 225 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA ...read more.
Great Night! Great Park Family New Year's Eve
Where can you celebrate New Year’s Eve with your family in a fun, secure environment and still be ho...read more.
CHOC Toy Drive Pick up by Orange Coast Harley Owners Group
Join us for a special visit from hundreds of Harley Davidson riders as the come to Pretend City to p...read more.
Las Posadas Celebration
Today marks our annual kick-off to Las Posadas celebration. Come celebrate the first day of this 9 d...read more.
Baby Steps through Pretend City
Enjoy Pretend City and all it has to offer for your infant! Pretend City was designed with your infa...read more.
Hanukkah Celebration
Happy Hanukkah! This is a special time of celebration and learning! There are many symbols associate...read more.
Christmas Celebration
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way…over to Pretend City for this Christmas celebration! ...read more.
Kwanzaa Celebration
Kwanzaa is a Pan-African holiday that was created to reconnect African-Americans to their African ro...read more.
Ring in the Noon Year! - New Year’s Eve Celebration
Spend this New Year's Eve ringing in the New Year Pretend City style! Today will be the day for fami...read more.
9th Annual Rotary/CARE Car Show
The Car Show once again promises a fabulous display of antique and classic cars and trucks, as well ...read more.
Celebrate the New Year at Westfield Mainplace With Free Westfield Family Fun Days
The New Year is a time filled with traditions. Join Westfield MainPlace and the Westfield Family Pro...read more.
Featured Family Book Drive: Book Donation Drive for Pampanga Elementary
Every child eventually out grows the books that they have, even their most favorite of books! But n...read more.
Pretend City Goes Green! Educational Initiative Launch Event
What better way to start the New Year than by going green! Going green isn’t just a daily activity b...read more.
Speech and Language Screenings
Speech and language screenings assess your child’s clarity of speech, use and understanding of langu...read more.
Baby Steps through Pretend City!
Enjoy Pretend City and all it has to offer for your infant! Pretend City was designed with your infa...read more.
Grand Opening Japanese Sushi Restaurant
Today expand your food knowledge by visiting our very own Japanese Sushi restaurant. The Japanese cu...read more.
Family Autism Event
This special evening is an opportunity for children and their parents/siblings/caretakers to have so...read more.
NEW YEAR'S EVE FAMILY HIKE
New Year's Eve Family Hike sponsored by Inside The Outdoors. Bring dinner and celebrate New Year’s E...read more.
Chalk Talk: Becoming Bilingual
In an increasingly global economy, being bilingual is a huge advantage. Speaking in Tongues, an awar...read more.
Child Behavior Specialist
Derek Carroll has over 15 years experience helping families eradicate unwanted behaviors. He offer...read more.
Dr. Wendy Mogel - The Blessing of a Skinned Knee
Dr. Wendy Mogel is an internationally acclaimed clinical psychologist, parenting expert and the au...read more.
Patrick Bassett - 21st Century Schools
Patrick F. Bassett is the President of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), a m...read more.
MOMS Club of Lake Forest Open House
Lake Forest Moms are invited to the MOMS Club of Lake Forest Open House on Thursday, January 26th fr...read more.
Irvine Park Railroad - California History Education Program Family Day
Take a trip back in time with Irvine Park Railroad’s 2012 Fourth Grade California History Education ...read more.
Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration - $2 Train Rides + Other Activities
Come celebrate Irvine Park Railroad’s 16th anniversary on Saturday, February 25th and Sunday, Februa...read more.
Irvine Park Railroad - Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
The Easter bunny is coming to Irvine Park Railroad! On Saturday, March 17th through Saturday, Apri...read more.
Gray Whale Watching
Gray Whale season is here and will run through the end of April! Each October, after spending the s...read more.
JASHAN A CELEBRATION - celebrating the culture and heritage of India in the name of DANCE
JASHAN A Celebration celebration the culture and heritage of India in the name of dance!!! ***O...read more.
The Word: Ink & Blood
Journey through the written history of our existence spanning 5,000 years as it was preserved throug...read more.
A St. Patrick’s Day celebration with Sluggar O’Toole!
Prepare yourself for a raucous, rave up of an Irish night at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on Saturday ...read more.
Fairmont Anaheim Hills Campus Open House
We invite prospective families to join the Fairmont community at our annual open house events. Meet ...read more.
Fairmont Edgewood Campus Open House
We invite prospective families to join the Fairmont community at our annual open house event. Meet o...read more.
Fairmont Edgewood Campus Open House
We invite prospective families to join the Fairmont community at our annual open house events. Meet ...read more.
Fairmont Citron Campus Open House
We invite prospective families to join the Fairmont community at our annual open house event. Meet o...read more.
Fairmont Mable Campus Open House
We invite prospective families to join the Fairmont community at our annual open house event. Meet o...read more.
Fairmont Chalk Talk: How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online
The Internet offers limitless opportunities for young learners, but it can be a dangerous place if c...read more.
Fairmont Chalk Talk: Special Week of the Young Child Workshop
Are you ready for preschool but not sure about your toddler? To celebrate the Week of the Young Chil...read more.
Sound of Music
The Theater comes alive with The Sound of Music, opening at community-based Musical Theatre Village ...read more.
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Roz Savage: Around the World in 5 Million Oar Strokes
Waterman Lecture Series presents: 2010 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Roz Savage J...read more.
The Servant of Two Masters
The Servant of Two Masters A Farcical Comedy from eighteenth century classic Italian commedia dell’...read more.
Sea Dogs, Sailors and Scientists
Sea Dogs, Sailors and Scientists ExplorOcean/Newport Harbor Nautical Museum is providing eight d...read more.
High School Students Are Cooking Up Change
Kid Healthy & Northgate Gonzalez Market partner to present Cooking Up Change - A healthy cooking con...read more.
Women Are Wonderful: A Women's Beauty & Wellness Expo
I's time to grab your girlfriends and celebrate all things female at the season's premier social gat...read more.
Be Creative at Westfield Mainplace with Free Westfield Family Fun Days
Be creative in March - join Westfield MainPlace for Family Fun Days featuring “Arts and Culture.” Ki...read more.
GRAND OPENING EVENT FOR THE NEW SUBWAY RESTAURANT AT THE DISTRICT AT TUSTIN LEGACY
The new Subway location at The District at Tustin Legacy will be kicking off with a grand opening ce...read more.
CELEBRATE EASTER WITH RADIO DISNEY AND THE EASTER BUNNY AT TALEGA VILLAGE CENTER
Talega Village Center and Radio Disney will be hosting an exciting Easter celebration just outside o...read more.
CELEBRATE EASTER WITH RADIO DISNEY AND THE EASTER BUNNY AT THE DISTRICT AT TUSTIN LEGACY
The District at Tustin Legacy and Radio Disney will be hosting an exciting Easter celebration on and...read more.
The Caregiving Journey - A Free Discussion for the Caregiving Community
Are you taking care of an ill, aging or disabled family member? Chances are, despite your loving int...read more.
Carnival of the Animals
Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School invites children ages 3-8 and their families for a morning of ca...read more.
Fountain Valley Easter Egg Hunt
The Fountain Valley Recreation and Community Services Department is gearing up for the annual Easter...read more.
45th Annual Sunset Beach Art Festival
The Art Fetival features over 150 artisans booths, selling ceramics, clothing, glassware, graphic...read more.
The Pajama Game
The hazards of workplace romances are explored to hysterical effect in this musical comedy about tig...read more.
The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew Shakespearean wit and humor crack the whip on a feisty roaring shrew By Wi...read more.
Enlightenment.com
Enlightenment.com – West Coast Premiere Binary technology is no match against the love of two becom...read more.
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Let Your Imagination Set Sail
Let your imagination set sail at ExplorOcean/Newport Harbor Nautical Museum’s Imagination Celebratio...read more.
Fairhaven Memorial Park's 18th Annual Easter Sunrise Service
Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary in association with CBMC (Christian Business Men’s Connection) of...read more.
IMPULSE DANCE CENTER LAUNCHES FUNDRAISER IN HONOR OF APRIL’S AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH
Impulse Dance Center in partnership with Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is launching a fundraising ...read more.
"WHAT'S ORGANIC ABOUT 'ORGANIC' ?": Eco-Awareness Film Series at The CAMP
Join us in raising eco-awareness in the Tree House at The CAMP, our outdoor venue located above Ecc...read more.
"WHAT'S ORGANIC ABOUT 'ORGANIC' ?": Eco-Awareness Film Series at The CAMP
Join us in raising eco-awareness in the Tree House at The CAMP, our outdoor venue located above Ecc...read more.
Chalk Talk: How To Parent Your Kids (Without Losing Your Mind)
If you've ever dreamed of being a better parent or educator, this is the event for you! Learn how ...read more.
Fairmont Schools Lunch & Learn
Join us for lunch to learn how Fairmont Private Schools makes the difference at every grade level. A...read more.
Kindergarten Readiness Presentation
Is your child ready for Kindergarten? This presentation focuses on the importance of Kindergarten pr...read more.
Chalk Talk: Special Week of the Young Child Workshop!
Are you ready for preschool but not sure about your toddler? To celebrate the Week of the Young Chil...read more.
Fairmont Private Schools Preview
Considering Fairmont for your child’s next school year? Join us for an overview of Fairmont’s curric...read more.
The Easter Bunny will be Hopping into Buena Park Downtown on Sunday, March 25
The Easter Bunny will be hopping into his Spring Garden located in Center Court at Buena Park Downto...read more.
PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE EASTER BUNNY AT BUENA PARK DOWNTOWN
The Easter Bunny will be hopping into his Spring Garden located in Center Court at Buena Park Downto...read more.
Spa Gregorie's Skincare Gadget Month
Bringing the best of professional-grade gadgets into the hands of consumers, Spa Gregorie's skincare...read more.
MOMS Clubs of Mission Viejo- Open House and Kids Fair
Meet the MOMS Club of Mission Viejo's two chapters and see what we do to support one another, build ...read more.
MOMS Clubs of Mission Viejo- Open House and Kids Fair
Meet the MOMS Club of Mission Viejo's two chapters and see what we do to support one another, build ...read more.
Bubblefest XVI
Don’t miss the return of Orange County’s most astounding spring break bubble spectacular! This year'...read more.
Canyon Vista Elementary School's Croc-A-Palooza Carnival and Silent Auction
Join us for the fun-filled Canyon Vista Elementary School Croc-A-Palooza Carnival and Silent Auction...read more.
ECOmmunity An Earth Day Festival
9am EARLY BIRDS: Fresh Air & Fitness, Lole Crossfit Class @ SEED People's Market 11am-3pm E(ART)H ...read more.
Get Cooking at Westfield Mainplace With Free Westfield Family Fun Days
On April 12, join us for story time starting with Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake by Michael B. Kap...read more.
IRISH LITERARY SALON: THE HEART OF AN IRISH WOMAN
The passion of it all: love, loss, longing, courage, victory, hilarity, Mother Ireland, the emigrant...read more.
Fairmont Parent Social - Anaheim Hills Campus
What do current parents have to say about Fairmont? Get the scoop at our upcoming Parent Social. Lea...read more.
Fairmont Parent Social - Edgewood Campus
What do current parents have to say about Fairmont? Get the scoop at our upcoming Parent Social. Lea...read more.
Orange County Arthritis Walk
Event: Orange Country Arthritis Walk – on the UC Irvine campus When: Sunday, May 20, 2012 – Wa...read more.
JINGLE BELL RUN
The Jingle Bell Run is a fun 5K run / walk benefitting the Arthritis Foundation. Tons of fun for th...read more.
Event to benefit Project Cuddle at Endless Food & Fun
Volunteer Sylvia Kordich is hosting an event at Endless Food and Fun in Huntington Beach to benefit ...read more.
The Baker Street Bash
Come one, Come All to our Annual Festival! There will be Dazzling Rides & Midway Games, an Internat...read more.
Pretend City's Comprehensive Developmental Check-Ups
Specifically for: Infants (0-12 months), Young Toddlers (12 – 24 months), Toddlers (2-3 years), Pres...read more.
Pretend City's Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning!
Specifically for: Infants (birth -12 months), Young Toddlers (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-4 years), P...read more.
Pretend City's Speech & Language Screenings
Specifically for: Young Toddler (18-24 months), Toddlers (2-4 years), Preschoolers (4-5 years); Grow...read more.
Pretend City Celebrates Father's Day!
This year celebrate Father’s Day early at Pretend City! Your experience is guaranteed to help dads, ...read more.
Pretend City's Science in the Summer
Specifically for: Children of all ages; Grown-ups Today officially marks the first day of summer! W...read more.
Pretend City's Parent’s Night Out, Children’s Night In
Specifically for: Preschoolers (4-5 years), Kindergarteners (5-6 years), School Ages (6 years and up...read more.
Little Women
Little Women has Big Heart!...at Musical Theatre Village in Irvine Irvine, Calif. – Musical Thea...read more.
Swedish Spring Boutique
Welcome to our Swedish Spring Boutique on May 12 at Old World in Huntington Beach. There will be des...read more.
RELAY FOR LIFE IRVINE
CELEBRATE OUR SUPERHEROES AT THE ORANGE COUNTY GREAT PARK JUNE 2ND-JUNE 3RD YOU ARE INVITED TO A CO...read more.
Pregnancy Support Group
Be inspired, receive support and learn how to make your birth a healthy, happy and inspiring birth e...read more.
Sleep: Getting Better Sleep for Your Baby
In this class you'll learn how a baby sleeps, how many hours your child should be sleeping,how to se...read more.
New Baby Care Class
By the end of this comprehensive 2.5 hour class for those pregnant or new parents, as well as caregi...read more.
Baby Tales ~ Storytime and Songs
Story time, songs and music for babies and toddlers and their caregivers that is free to attend. Pla...read more.
Baby Tales ~ Storytime and Songs
Story time, songs and music for babies and toddlers and their caregivers that is free to attend. Pla...read more.
Tippi Toes Dance for Toddlers
Come drop off your little one at Granola Babies while you enjoy some quiet shopping or a nice cup of...read more.
Fit Kids OC Summer Camp
Fit, Fun & Active Exer-Camp! Lay the ground work for healthy living. Motivate your kids to LOVE fitn...read more.
Breakfast at the Barn
Join us at our public facility for breakfast and meet our trainers, riders and horses. Enjoy watchin...read more.
SKY - Stonecreek's Vacation Bible School
A summer kids’ event called Sky will be hosted at Stonecreek Christian Church from June 25th to June...read more.
Preschool Summer Sample Day
Considering Fairmont for your child’s next school year? We invite your child to experience a day at ...read more.
Fairmont Anaheim Hills Library Grand Opening
Join us for an exciting evening celebrating the grand opening of the new library at the Fairmont Ana...read more.
Mommy and Me
Moms - schedule this play date! Come and explore music melodies with your child at our Anaheim Hills...read more.
The 2012 Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure
Women, men, families, friends and businesses will unite in celebration of breast cancer survivorship...read more.
Fairmont Private School Preview
Considering Fairmont for your child’s next school year? Join us for an overview of Fairmont’s curric...read more.
Fairmont Lunch and Learn
Join us for lunch to learn how Fairmont Private Schools makes the difference at every grade level. A...read more.
Preschool Summer Sample Day
Considering Fairmont for your child’s next school year? We invite your child to experience a day at ...read more.
Fairmont Free Camp and Assessment Day
Considering Fairmont for your child’s next school year? We invite your child to experience a day at ...read more.
Kindergarten Readiness (Presentation)
Is your child ready for Kindergarten? This presentation focuses on the importance of Kindergarten pr...read more.
EKATVA - Oneness Tour
We'd like to invite you to an event we’ve been helping organize, one that is very close to our heart...read more.
Wild About Safari Weekend
Join us Memorial Day weekend as we kick off Wild Summer at Discovery Science Center! Don’t miss this...read more.
Chefs for Scholarships
A family festival of delicious food, fun and entertainment to benefit student scholarships at this "...read more.
Fairhaven Memorial Park's 20th Annual Memorial Day Celebration
Join us for Fairhaven Memorial Park’s 20th Annual Memorial Day celebration, “The Sounds of Liberty” ...read more.
Pepys Memorial Golf Tournament & Summer Party Benefitting Orangewood Children's Foundation
A day of golf and a summer party including an al fresco dinner to remember and celebrate Eric Pepys,...read more.
Free Family Fun Day!
FREE Family Fun Day sponsored by Education First Homestay Huntington Beach! Join us for a bounce ...read more.
Summertime Parenting: Ask the experts!
"How do I cope with less structure in my child's schedule or routine?" "How much freedom should I gi...read more.
Family Fun Day
Get ready to kick off summer and enjoy a day of fun with your friends and family. Game booths, bounc...read more.
HEALTH AND FITNESS OPEN HOUSE AT TALEGA VILLAGE CENTER
Talega Village Center is holding a Health and Fitness Open House for the local community featuring t...read more.
Immunization Workshop
Immunization The Reality Behind the Myth TUESDAY: JUNE 12th, 2012 at 5:30 PM 20321 SW Birch Str...read more.
FREE Purification Workshop
Join us in completing the Purification! Topics to be discussed: • Discover why fad diets don’t a...read more.
Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade
Family Festival with a full day of fun and activities for the entire family. Live entertainment, gam...read more.
80's Movie Nights at the CAMP
The unique retail site, The CAMP, located in Costa Mesa, California, is hosting 80's Movie Night eve...read more.
Huntington Beach Solar Program Luncheon
This final informational presentation for the Huntington Beach Solar Program will take place at the ...read more.
SOBECA Summer Sounds Series
The unique retail site, The LAB, located in Costa Mesa, California, is hosting the start of SOBECA S...read more.
Healthy Pregnancy Workshop
Lorri Walker, nurse midwife, founder and director of South Coast Midwifery in Irvine and producer of...read more.
Free Abundant Energy Workshop
ABUNDANT ENERGY ALL THE TIME (Part 1) Bring your family and friends to this unique workshop! Posi...read more.
FREE PURIFICATION WORKSHOP
Join us in completing the Purification! Topics to be discussed: • Discover why fad diets don’t addre...read more.
Free Nutrition and Weight Loss Workshop
Billy DeMoss – Orange County’s Leading Health & Wellness Expert and Host of the California Jam, a Wo...read more.
"Let's See the World!" At Westfield MainPlace with FREE Family Fun Days for Kids of All Ages
us on July 5 as kids take a pretend trip to Paris, France through the eyes of Kiki and Coco in Paris...read more.
“LET’S SEE THE WORLD!” AT WESTFIELD MAINPLACE WITH FREE WESTFIELD FAMILY FUN DAYS FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES
Join us on July 5 as kids take a pretend trip to Paris, France through the eyes of Kiki and Coco in ...read more.
20th Annual Mercy House Golf Tournament
Join us for the 20th Annual Mercy House Golf Tournament! How often do you get the opportunity to use...read more.
2012 Small Business Expo
Be your own boss! Simon Mall Property Group welcomes local entrepreneurs to take part in this exciti...read more.
2012 Small Business Expo
Be your own boss! Simon Mall Property Group welcomes local entrepreneurs to take part in this exciti...read more.
Summer Carnival & Calendar Competition
Come support and help Rachel Alhanati earn her Girl Scout Gold Award! Bring the whole family with yo...read more.
FREE Cooking Class with Nena Niessen
Come out and enjoy a cooking class with Nena Niessen from Cures from the Kitchen! Please call 949...read more.
Surf City Surf Dog
Sunday, 9/30 - Surf City Surf Dog brings together surFURS, the community, dog lovers, families & res...read more.
Open House
The MOMS Club of Lake Forest is hosting an Open House on Thursday, July 12th from 9:30 to 11:30 at E...read more.
‘Celebrating Sisterhood’ Champagne Brunch Fundraiser
‘Celebrating Sisterhood’ Champagne Brunch Fundraiser – A Luxurious Day of Inspiration and Celebratio...read more.
Simon Kidgits Club Brings a Feast of Fun Food Festivities to Super Duper Mini Chefs Events
Parents and kids can enjoy this fun day together. Kids will actually be asked to play with their foo...read more.
Simon Kidgits Club Brings a Feast of Fun Food Festivities to Super Duper Mini Chefs Events
Parents and kids can enjoy this fun day together. Kids will actually be asked to play with their foo...read more.
Simon Kidgits Club Brings a Feast of Fun Food Festivities to Super Duper Mini Chefs Events
Parents and kids can enjoy this fun day together. Kids will actually be asked to play with their foo...read more.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
A live theater production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opens at community-based M...read more.
Irvine Park Railroad's - 7th Annual Halloween Pumpkin Patch
Irvine Park Railroad’s 6th annual Pumpkin Patch is a fun event for the entire family. Train rides, h...read more.
Irvine Park Railroad - 17th Annual Christmas Train
It’s the season for Irvine Park Railroad’s annual Christmas Train. Come with family and friends and ...read more.
Wildlife Rescue
May 26 – Sept 9, 2012 Go wild for Wildlife! In this exhibit, you'll experience compelling stories...read more.
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology, pr...read more.
Bob the Builder - Project: Build It
Nail down a day of fun with Bob the Builder and his Can-Do Crew in Discovery Science Center’s new in...read more.
Science of Gingerbread
Join Discovery Science Center this holiday to celebrate science’s sweetest season with the Science o...read more.
FREE Immunization Workshop
Your Instructors: Dr Pam Middleton, M.D. ~ Orange County’s Leading Holistic Pediatrician Billy DeM...read more.
Enjoy "End-of-Summer Fun" at Westfield MainPlace with FREE Family Fun Days for Toddlers and Kids 2 & Up
Join us on August 2 as kids read about riding on a traditional freight train pulled by a steam engin...read more.
Vintage 57: A Premier Wine & Food Tasting Experience
Savor the Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association’s award-winning Vintage57 – A Premiere Wine & Food ...read more.
SOBECA Summer Sounds Series Part Two
Enjoy the sounds of summer as The SOBECA District, an acronym for South On Bristol Entertainment Cul...read more.
City of Orange Solar Program Luncheon
This informational presentation will be at the Library and will cover solar technology, rebates and ...read more.
MOMS Orange County Baby Olympics & Fair
Don't miss the MOMS Orange County Baby Olympics & Fair! Join us Saturday, August 11 from 11 a.m. - 3...read more.
St. Mary's School 15th Annual Golf Classic
Join us Monday, September 10th for the 15th Annual St. Mary’s Golf Classic at the exclusive El Nigue...read more.
Seussical!
Combine Seuss’ most beloved characters with a toe-tapping score and the good Doctor’s sense of fun, ...read more.
Irvine Global Village Festival
Make plans to travel the world at the City of Irvine’s 11th annual Irvine Global Village Festival on...read more.
Parent's Night Out, Children's Night In - Go Green with George!
Everyone’s favorite monkey has a brand-new mission: Save the Earth! What better way to explore chil...read more.
Pretend City's Grandparent's Play Day
Today is National Grandparent’s Day and to celebrate, Pretend City is inviting all Member families t...read more.
Morning of Remembrance
On this anniversary of 9/11, Pretend City will offer a way for your family to honor the lives that w...read more.
AAA Road Safety Day
Fasten your seat belts for another fantastic Auto Club Day! This day is presented by the Automobile ...read more.
Rosh Hashanah Celebration
Leshana Tova Tekatev v'etachetem - May you be inscribed for a sweet and good year! Today we will cel...read more.
SOBECA Summer Sounds Series Part Three
SOBECA Summer Sounds Series Concludes SEED People's Market Stage at The CAMP Address: 2937 Brist...read more.
Finding Kind Documentary Screening
St. Mary's School is proud to present Finding Kind. In this award winning documentary, filmmakers La...read more.
Labor Day Weekend at CRAFTED!
The artists at CRAFTED invite you to come celebrate Labor Day weekend with us! We love throwing part...read more.
Friends For Life
Building Friends Inc, a non-profit organization that provides a safe, accepting and nurturing enviro...read more.
Love Makes the World Go Round
Love Makes the World Go ’Round -- World Premiere A Musical Revue about the joys, tensions and rhaps...read more.
The 12th Annual Dove Dash 5K/10K & Pancake Breakfast
Come join singer Pat Boone at the 12th Annual Dove Dash 5K/10K & Pancake Breakfast in Dove Canyon, C...read more.
Annual BB Jazz Festival
Enjoy an unforgettable day of music at the Annual BB Jazz Festival at Central Park in Huntington Bea...read more.
Cantsruction Returns for Fifth Year
One of the most visually stunning demonstrations of talent and creativity within the architecture / ...read more.
Links Players International To Host Third Annual O.C. Charity Classic Golf Tournament
Links Players International, a Christian golf ministry and a collection of local fellowships for gol...read more.
Kaiser Permanente’s 2012 Get Fit Festival SoCal
Kaiser Permanente encourages you to “Find Your Thing” and discover healthy activities you truly enjo...read more.
"Field of Dreams" opening ceremony, tournament and festival
The Sun Devil Field is a one-of-a-kind, four-acre athletic field, built with a vision that youth bas...read more.
Fido Frenzy
Leashes, barks and a whole lot of fur will be all the rave at The District at Tustin Legacy’s Fido F...read more.
Fairmont Prep Preview
At Fairmont Preparatory Academy, we believe too many schools limit students. We believe school shoul...read more.
HAVE A “FANTASTIC FALL” AT WESTFIELD MAINPLACE WITH FREE WESTFIELD FAMILY FUN DAYS FOR KIDS 2 & UP
Family Fun Days for Kids (Ages 2-12) Join us on September 20 as kids read about the beautiful aut...read more.
Orange Solar Program Luncheon
This final informational presentation for the Orange Solar Program will take place at the Library an...read more.
Community Recycling
The Community Recycling Event at Dana Hills High School will be held the first Saturday of the month...read more.
David Shannon At Sarah Bain Gallery
Come join The Sarah Bain Gallery for the world premiere of David Shannon's most recent book "Jangles...read more.
Teddy Bear Swap
Travelodge’s The Great Sleepy Bear Swap is coming to the Los Angeles Zoo! Children across Southern C...read more.
Strictly Sail Long Beach
Come aboard the largest sailing event in Southern California at Strictly Sail Long Beach! The four-d...read more.
Celebrate Dance
Celebrate Dance at Positive Energy Dance Center - Free Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 9am to Noon...read more.
Fright Nights at the LAB
The LAB invites you to the return of “Fright Nights”, free films in the dark to celebrate the haunts...read more.
Pet à Porté: The LAB’s Catwalk Looking for Local Doggie Divas
The LAB announces the return of doggie divas to the fall fashion spotlight as it hosts Pet à Porté a...read more.
University of Chicago Information Session at Fairmont Prep
The University of Chicago has partnered with Fairmont Preparatory Academy to offer its official Info...read more.
Mommy and Me at Mariners
Story time, singing and crafts for Moms and their kids aged birth to 4 years. Cost is $5/family. Pr...read more.
Anaheim Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show
Indulge in the ultimate shopping and entertainment experience as the showcase comes to the Anaheim C...read more.
Anaheim Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show
Indulge in the ultimate shopping and entertainment experience as the showcase comes to the Anaheim C...read more.
Anaheim Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show
Indulge in the ultimate shopping and entertainment experience as the showcase comes to the Anaheim C...read more.
Jamboree and HOMES, Inc. 13th Annual Winemaker Dinner & Magnums for Mental Health Auction
Enjoy an evening full of spectacular food and wine for a great cause with a five-course menu and win...read more.
An Irish Christmas
We welcome you to a great Irish night celebrating Christmas in Ireland with glorious music, traditio...read more.
Disney Store’s Grand Opening at South Coast Plaza
The Disney Store will celebrate the grand opening of the newly designed store at South Coast Plaza. ...read more.
The 3rd Annual Haunted Alumni House
Experience the 3rd Annual Haunted Alumni House! A mad scientist has taken over, and the students are...read more.
The Pegasus School's Distinguished Speaker Series: Denis Belliveau
Denis Belliveau--filmmaker, author and photographer--will discuss the compelling reasons our childre...read more.
The Pegasus School's Distinguished Speaker Series: Mohamed El-Erian
“Our Children and Their Changing Economic World”: Dr. Mohamed El-Erian, CEO at Pimco, will discuss t...read more.
The Pegasus School's Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Kathleen McCartney
"Our Children and the Effects of a Changing Educational Landscape": Our schools need to develop stro...read more.
LAGUNA HALLOWEEN BASH
A fantastic evening of arts and entertainment is planned at the Big Halloween Bash benefitting the H...read more.
National Family Health & Fitness Day Event
Join us in our efforts in creating change for a healthier next generation. A day filled with fun fa...read more.
The Sugar Cure: Stop Sweet Cravings Effortlessly
Sugar is highly addictive. But there’s an easy way to kill a sweet tooth hiding in plain sight at an...read more.
Fairmont College Fair and Community Open House
We invite Orange County students and parents to join us at our annual College Fair. Gain a competiti...read more.
Piecemakers Harvest Festival
Piecemakers Country Store parking lot is filled with over 100 booths of America's best hand crafts ...read more.
The Comedy of Errors
A Comedy that weaves together hilarious mishaps, mistaken identities and misdirected passions By ...read more.
Score Your Floor & More!
*Mini DIY Lessons with Floor & Decor Designers: How to Install Tile, How to Install Wood and Designe...read more.
Make a Tee Tote and Book Signing with Dress-A-Day Author Marisa Lynch
Ever wanted to wear a new outfit every day but thought you couldn't afford it? Celebrity seamstress ...read more.
ENJOY “SPOOKTACULAR AUTUMN FUN” AT WESTFIELD MAINPLACE WITH FESTIVE & FREE WESTFIELD FAMILY FUN DAYS FOR GOBLINS & GHOULS, AGES 2 & UP
Join us on October 4, as kids read “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein, a parable of selfless love...read more.
Hallelujah Harvest Festival
An entirely free event open to the community featuring BBQ, chili cook-off, cotton candy, SnoCones, ...read more.
Festival of Whales GRUNION RUN
The Festival of Whales Grunion Run is a flat, fast and scenic 5K/10K/Kids' 1K run along the coast an...read more.
Brea Mall Girls Night Out
A much deserved night out with the girls, don’t miss this free national event! Simon Mall will partn...read more.
The Nutcracker
Tustin Dance Center Presents the Nutcracker Saturday December 22, 2012 at 2pm and 7pm. Location the ...read more.
Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party
Come join us Sunday December 2nd in a Winter Wonderland for a Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party! Enjoy sele...read more.
50-50 Trivia Game (online)
Do you think you know what it takes? This is the 50/50 Trivia Game where only the sharpest minds wil...read more.
50-50 Trivia Game (online)
Do you think you know what it takes? This is the 50/50 Trivia Game where only the sharpest minds wil...read more.
50-50 Trivia Game (online)
Do you think you know what it takes? This is the 50/50 Trivia Game where only the sharpest minds wil...read more.
Christmas in Kid City
Children enjoy a morning of fun so parents can shop or relax during the busy holidays. Storyteller, ...read more.
18th Annual Drive-Thru Nativity
Free event reenacts the story of Christ’s birth with 10 live scenes. Visitors drive-thru or walk the...read more.
SEED People's Market Fall Collection Debut
SEED People’s Market has just launched their very first Style Book and we want to share this moment ...read more.
Little Sprouts
In honor of Nation Chlidren’s Day SEED will be hosting an event dedicated to all of the little ones ...read more.
Info Night: Prop 35
SEED will be hosting a vendor meet-up with one of our favorite vendors in store, Soul Project. This...read more.
Soul Project Meet UP
SEED will be hosting a vendor meet up with one of our favorite vendors in store, Soul Project. This...read more.
LAST SATURDAYS
MUSIC. FOOD. ART. Join SEED for their monthly Last Saturday event, where we host some of our favori...read more.
No Cost Parenting Workshops -Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
The Parent to Parent program provides a unique opportunity to increase your parenting skills and net...read more.
Annual Baby & Kidz Expo
Fun annual event. Featuring family type vendors, Stage presentations and all sorts of entertainment....read more.
The Reptile Zoo Masquerade
Get your costume ready, because you're invited to our second annual family friendly Spooky Reptilian...read more.
Fall Fest hosted by Compass Bible Church
Compass Bible Church’s free, annual Halloween-alternative event, “Fall Fest” is back at the Verizon ...read more.
Kids Halloween Party
Halloween Party Saturday October 27 12 to 2pm Tons of fun including games, hayride, lunch, story ...read more.
Boot Camp for New Moms
Boot Camp for New Moms is a workshop for women in their 6-8 month of pregnancy with their first baby...read more.
HALLOWEEN BLOOD DRIVE AT THE PRENTICE SCHOOL IN TUSTIN
On a day that is known for vampire costumes and fake blood, local high school students at The Prenti...read more.
ENJOY “FAMILY CELEBRATIONS” AT WESTFIELD MAINPLACE WITH FREE WESTFIELD FAMILY FUN DAYS FOR TODDLERS AND KIDS 6 & UP
Enjoy “Family Celebrations” in November—join Westfield Mainplace and the Westfield Family Program fo...read more.
The Dig
THE DIG is about a mysterious archaeological find in Jaffa, Israel, that has the potential for explo...read more.
Pomona Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show
Check everything off your holiday shopping list with a trip to the Harvest Festival® Original Art & ...read more.
A Conversation with Edith Head
Fashion enthusiasts and cinephiles alike are invited to the Orange County premiere of “A Conversatio...read more.
A Conversation with Edith Head
Fashion enthusiasts and cinephiles alike are invited to the Orange County premiere of “A Conversatio...read more.
Frosty Flicks at the Lab
Event: Frosty Flicks at The LAB Location: The LAB, 2930 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Event...read more.
Little Women
A Holiday Drama that beautifully illustrates the warmth and endurance of family love Adapted by J...read more.
Dana Wharf Sportfishing 38th Annual Boat Parade of Lights
December 7, 8, 14, 15 7:30pm - 9:00pm $25 Adults $15 Kids (3-12) Kids 2 and under are FREE! ...read more.
Dana Wharf Sportfishing Boat Rides With Santa
Boat Rides with Santa Saturday,December 1st and Sunday, December 2nd 10:00am - 2:00pm Boat dep...read more.
Paddleboard Riding Santa To Preside At Dunes’ Lighting Of The Bay Dec 7
Only in California could you expect to see Santa Claus traveling by paddleboard, to attend one of So...read more.
Pictures with Santa Charity Event
Sprouts Photography presents, our 3rd Annual Pictures with Santa Saturday, December 8, 2012 from...read more.
Black Friday at the SOBECA District (The CAMP)
Event: Black Friday in the SOBECA District (The CAMP) Location: The CAMP, 2937 Bristol Street, Cost...read more.
Toddler Time
This open play event is specifically for children aged six and younger and their parents. Play on S...read more.
All Ages Open Play
This open play event is specifically for children of all ages and their families. Play on Scooter's...read more.
Family Fun Night
This open play event is specifically for children of all ages and their families. Play on Scooter's...read more.
All Ages Open Play
This open play event is specifically for children of all ages and their families. Play on Scooter's...read more.
SOBECA Art Walk
PRESS RELEASE SOBECA Art Walk Costa Mesa, California, November 15, 2012 – The SOBECA District...read more.
The Sugar Cure: Stop Sweet Cravings Effortlessly
Sugar is highly addictive. But there’s an easy way to kill a sweet tooth hiding in plain sight at an...read more.
Free Family Event In Aliso Viejo with Yo Gabba Gabba Creator, Dance Party, Food & Crafts!
Join Milkalicious, Whole Foods, Powell's Sweet Shop, and The Burnt Truck for an amazing afternoon da...read more.
Torelli Realty’s Annual Snow Land 2012
40 tons of snow, more than enough to cover an entire football field, will blanket Costa Mesa’s Balea...read more.
LAGUNA BALLET PRESENTS 27TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF “THE NUTCRACKER”; Tickets on Sale Now
LAGUNA BALLET PRESENTS 27TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF “THE NUTCRACKER”; Tickets on Sale Now Laguna Bal...read more.
Arts & Learning Grand Opening
It is our pleasure to announce Arts & Learning Conservatory’s first Open House at our brand new faci...read more.
Footloose Audition
Audition for the classic musical “Footloose”! Life in the small town of Bomont is peaceful until ...read more.
Peter Pan Audition
Audition for the beloved musical "Peter Pan"! Let the imagination of childhood soar into your heart...read more.
An Evening with Naturalist For You
Join SEED as we welcome back Joel Robinson from Naturalist For You for a fun-filled evening of natur...read more.
SEED People's Market Holiday Carnival
In the spirit of the holiday season, SEED People's Market is looking to spread a little love and hol...read more.
Ugly Sweater Party
Come down to SEED People's Market and enjoy a night of ugly Christmas sweaters, music, food and pict...read more.
Yorba Linda Solar Program Luncheon
This informational presentation will be at the Yorba Linda Community Center and will cover solar tec...read more.
Yorba Linda Solar Program Luncheon
This final informational presentation will be at the Community Center and will cover solar technolog...read more.
FunTastic Family Magic Show
Whittier Child to Float in Mid-Air at Family Fun Magic Show! On Saturday, April 6th, Master Magic...read more.
New Support Group for Caregivers of Adults with Autism
This new support group for parents and caregivers of adults with autism will focus on families shari...read more.
10th Annual Rotary/CARE Car Show
The Car Show once again promises a fabulous display of more than 400 antique and classic cars and tr...read more.
All Ages Open Play
This open play event is for children of all ages and their families. Play on Scooter's Jungle's huge...read more.
Family Fun Night
This open play event is for children of all ages and their families. Play on Scooter's Jungle's huge...read more.
Gallery Talk: Faberge
Come and learn about the techniques and inspiration of master goldsmith and legendary jeweler, Peter...read more.
Home School Workshop: Cut! Costume & the Cinema
Join us for 2013 homeschool workshops designed specifically for ages 5-17. Participants receive an i...read more.
Film & Discussion: Ghengis Blues (2000)
The Oscar-nominated documentary about the late Paul "Earthquake" Pena’s travel to the forgotten land...read more.
Bowers After-Hours
Enjoy art, Shopping, Food & Entertainment! Your evening begins at 5 PM with an exclusive after-hour...read more.
Performance: Slavic Embellishments: Zhena Folk Chorus with Ondar and the Eagles of Tuva
Zhena Folk Chorus presents a concert of haunting and stirring a cappella songs from the villages of ...read more.
Target Free First Sunday
Come and enjoy a wonderful day viewing fabulous exhibitions as the Bowers Museum and Kidseum offers ...read more.
Family Festival – Hollywood Film and Fashion
On the first Sunday of every month, the Bowers invites you to bring your family for a fun and entert...read more.
Gallery Talk: Read My Pins
Join an expert docent for a 20 minute tour of this remarkable exhibit of pins worn by Madeline Albri...read more.
Discussion & Film: Great Screen Icon Series: Finding Neverland (2004)
Introductions and discussions led by Michael Berlin, Ph.D. Film nominated for an Oscar in Best Cost...read more.
Bowers After-Hours
Enjoy art, Shopping, Food & Entertainment! Your evening begins at 5 PM with an exclusive after-hour...read more.
Performance: Skirting the Issue: Dressing the 18th & 19th Century Woman
If you ever wondered what is under the dresses and how did the women sit, this performance is for yo...read more.
ARCE Lecture: Musical Coffins: The Reuse of Elite Coffins in the 21st Dynasty Theban Necropolis
Dr. Kara Cooney, Assistant Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Culture, UCLA. Spons...read more.
Lecture: “A Conversation with Piper Laurie”
Piper Laurie, who has been called one of the most celebrated and formidable actresses of the last ha...read more.
Lecture: Art, Perception, and the Brain: Windows to the Artist’s Mind: Van Gogh, De Kooning…|
The Bowers Museum proudly announces its continuation of our education series with Hoag Neurosciences...read more.
Sunday Afternoon Family Time: Drumming Circle
Come and participate in an energetic drum circle and let the rhythms signify a magical beginning to ...read more.
Cinema Italiano: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (1963
Film in Italian with English subtitles. Vittorio De Sica’s romantic comedy, starring Sophia Loren a...read more.
Lecture: Timeless Melodies: Harold Arlen
Larry Mauer, educator and film historian in American music presents the popular series, Timeless Mel...read more.
Gallery Talk: Scrimshaw
Come and experience insights to the exhibition through a professionally lead docent tour. Presented...read more.
Lecture: From Cactus to Castles: Smithing Adventures From Arizona to Italy (And Back Again)
Maureen Brusa Zappellini, founder of Metalsmiths Unite, discusses her unique path in metalsmithing, ...read more.
Studio Art Workshop: Jewelry-Making
Instructor: Anneliese Drake. Presented by Bead Society of OC. Ages 16 and up. Materials fee: $5 P...read more.
Lecture: The Arts in Medical Education: Healing Through the Eyes of a Medical Student
A discussion of the role of the arts in promoting health and restoration in both patients and future...read more.
Gallery Talk: Ancient Arts of China
Join an expert docent for a 20 minute tour of this remarkable exhibit featuring many beautiful examp...read more.
Noon Year's Eve
5, 4, 3, 2, 1! The countdown has begun to Noon Year’s Eve on December 31. Why stay up till midnight?...read more.
Autism-Friendly Literacy Brunch for charity
  Autism author and literacy advocate Monica Holloway will host an Autism-Friendly Lit...read more.
The Little Mermaid Jr.
Travis Ranch School PTA and Yorba Linda Spotlight are proud to present "The Little Mermaid Jr." Com...read more.
Downtown Sounds Anaheim Music Night
Come and enjoy a night of festivities and live music on Center Street Promenade and the Anaheim Pa...read more.
Ladies Night
The party begins at the Home:Eco-nomics store. Grab a Passport to Center Street and let the adventur...read more.
Gentlemen’s Night by The Harvest Club
Join us for a special Gentlemen’s Night with Stone Brewery and Umami Burger brought to you by The Ha...read more.
Work Out with Lole Ambassador Amy Martinez
Event: Work Out with Lole Ambassador Amy Martinez at SEED People's Market Location: SEED People's M...read more.
Work Out with Lole Ambassador Amy Martinez
Event: Work Out with Lole Ambassador Amy Martinez at SEED People's Market Location: SEED People's M...read more.
The Harlem Globetrotters “You Write the Rules” 2013 World Tour
The illustrious red, white, and blue visit the Southland with games at three venues February 16-18,...read more.
The Harlem Globetrotters “You Write the Rules” 2013 World Tour
The illustrious red, white, and blue visit the Southland with games at three venues February 16-18,...read more.
The Harlem Globetrotters “You Write the Rules” 2013 World Tour
The illustrious red, white, and blue visit the Southland with games at three venues February 16-18,...read more.
SOBECA ARTwalk
The SOBECA District, with support from the Costa Mesa Cultural Arts Committee, will host the first S...read more.
Fairmont Anaheim Hills Open House
Winter Open House We invite prospective families to join the Fairmont community at our annual ope...read more.
Fairmont Historic Anaheim Campus Open House
We invite prospective families to join the Fairmont community at our annual open house event. Meet o...read more.
Fairmont Historic Anaheim Preschool Open House
We invite prospective families to join the Fairmont community at our annual open house event. Meet o...read more.
Fairmont North Tustin Campus Open House
We invite prospective families to join the Fairmont community at our annual open house event. Meet o...read more.
Multicultural Fair
Come explore the world without leaving Orange County at Sage Hill School's 12th Annual Multicultural...read more.
Build It Weekend with Bob the Builder
Can we build it? Yes we can! Join us for Build It Weekend at Discovery Science Center where kids can...read more.
Bob the Builder Pizza Party
Grab the kids and join Bob the Builder at Discovery Science Center for a special pizza party, meet &...read more.
Aladdin
Aladdin brings “A Whole New World” to Musical Theatre Village Irvine, Calif. – Musical Theater ...read more.
Antique Valentines, Love Songs, and Tea With Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society
Bring your sweetheart to a special celebration of Valentine’s Day at the Dr Willella Howe-Waffle Hou...read more.
Mardi Gras for Autism
To support autism charities and special education, 2,000 people are anticipated to attend the Bourbo...read more.
Farm to Fork for Kids
Hosted by Chef Erika Tucker (formerly of The Cellar in San Clemente??) Beginning with an explorat...read more.
Capistrano Connections Academy Holds Free Mid-Year Party at John’s Incredible Pizza in Buena Park
Capistrano Connections Academy, a tuition-free K-12 virtual public school, will host a free mid-year...read more.
Family Fair Event at The OC Mix
Join SoCo and The OC Mix for our popular monthly Family Fair event on Saturday, February 16th! The a...read more.
Health and Wellness Day at The OC Mix
Join The OC Mix and partner Living Fit OC for Health and Wellness Day on Saturday, February 9 at SoC...read more.
Family Fair Event at The OC Mix
Join SoCo and The OC Mix for our popular monthly Family Fair event on Saturday, March 16th! The all-...read more.
Family Fair Event at The OC Mix
Join SoCo and The OC Mix for our popular monthly Family Fair event on Saturday, April 20th! The all-...read more.
Family Fair Event at The OC Mix
Join SoCo and The OC Mix for our popular monthly Family Fair event on Saturday, May 18th! The all-da...read more.
Family Fair Event at The OC Mix
Join SoCo and The OC Mix for our popular monthly Family Fair event on Saturday, June 15th! The all-d...read more.
Family Fair Event at The OC Mix
Join SoCo and The OC Mix for our popular monthly Family Fair event on Saturday, July 20th! The all-d...read more.
Health and Wellness Day at The OC Mix
Join The OC Mix and partner Living Fit OC for Health and Wellness Day on the first Saturday of every...read more.
17th Anniversary Celebration - $2 Train Rides + Other Activities
Come celebrate Irvine Park Railroad’s 17th anniversary on Saturday, February 23rd and Sunday, Februa...read more.
4th Grade California History Education Program - Field Trip for Home Schools
Take a trip back in time with Irvine Park Railroad’s 2013 Fourth Grade California History Education ...read more.
California History Education Program - Family Day
Take a trip back in time with Irvine Park Railroad’s 2013 Fourth Grade California History Educatio...read more.
Irvine Park Railroad Easter Eggstravaganza - Meet the Easter Bunny!
The Easter Bunny is coming to Irvine Park Railroad. On Saturday, March 9th through Saturday, March 3...read more.
The Art Walk at SoCo and The OC Mix
Join us at Orange County's destination for inspiration - The OC Mix and SoCo - to express the artist...read more.
Camp Pegasus
Camp Pegasus is open to the public and offers unique and exciting summer enrichment classes for stud...read more.
Bob the Builder Breakfast
Grab the kids and join Bob the Builder at Discovery Science Center for breakfast, special activities...read more.
Bob the Builder Pizza Party
Grab the kids and join Bob the Builder at Discovery Science Center for a special pizza party, meet &...read more.
Build It Weekend with Bob the Builder
Can we build it? Yes we can! Join us for Build It Weekend at Discovery Science Center where kids can...read more.
Health and Wellness Day at The OC Mix
Join The OC Mix and partner Living Fit OC for Health and Wellness Day on Saturday, April 6th at SoCo...read more.
Health and Wellness Day at The OC Mix
Join The OC Mix and partner Living Fit OC for Health and Wellness Day on Saturday, May 4th at SoCo C...read more.
Grow It Weekend with Bob the Builder
Join Bob’s crew for Project: Grow It and make and take home your own terrarium garden! Discover what...read more.
Development
Development – West Coast Premiere A Drama that plumbs the depths of human minds and hearts By Wa...read more.
OC Family Summer Camp & Activities Fair
The 4th Annual OC Family Summer Camp & Activities Fair is a one-day camp extravaganza. Prepare to pl...read more.
National Engineer's Week
Discovery Science Center celebrates National Engineers Week with many hands-on science activities an...read more.
SoCo Farmers' Market
Join SoCo and The OC Mix for a fresh and delicious farmers’ market every Saturday from 9am-2pm! The ...read more.
An Irish Hooley with Slugger O'Toole!
It just wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without honoring the great tradition and the mighty joy of bei...read more.
Capistrano Connections Academy to Host Free Family Information Session
Capistrano Connections Academy, a tuition-free K-12 virtual public school, will host an information ...read more.
The 2013 Komen OC Pink Tie Ball®
The seventh annual Pink Tie Ball will take place at Lakeside at Lake Mission Viejo on Sat., May 11, ...read more.
Edith Head to Toe: Runway Styles That Really Work
Have you ever looked at an outfit on the runway and asked yourself, “Could I wear that?” Wonder no m...read more.
February SOBECA ARTwalk
The SOBECA District, with support from the Costa Mesa Cultural Arts Committee, will continue Last Tu...read more.
The 14th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival
Join us at the 14th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival, April 26- May 2, 2013! Celebrated as one of ...read more.
Izzy's Corner Grand Opening
Izzy's Corner at the Food Bank is a unique, kid-friendly space in our warehouse providing a voluntee...read more.
Fullerton Community Nursery School - Open House/Family Fun Day Carnival
Fullerton Community Nursery School presents Open House & Family Fun Day Spring Carnival. Open Ho...read more.
Torelli Realty’s Egg-Citement 2013
Get “egg-cited” for Torelli Realty’s annual Egg-Citement event on Sat., Mar. 30, from 9:30 a.m. – 12...read more.
The 14th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival
Join us at the 14th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival starting April 25- May 2! Celebrated as one o...read more.
The Lexus Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race Kick-Off
Join us to celebrate the kick-off of the Lexus Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race on Sunday, April 21st ...read more.
Community Garage Sale hosted by Torelli Realty
On Saturday, March 16, real estate consultants from Torelli Realty, the leading real estate office i...read more.
Ladies' Night
Ladies' Night on Center Street will start at the Home:Eco-nomics store. Grab a Passport to Center ...read more.
Ladies' Night
Ladies' Night on Center Street will start at the Home:Eco-nomics store. Grab a Passport to Center ...read more.
Fiesta Fridays
$1 tacos from Cervantes Mexican Kitchen...read more.
Fiesta Fridays
$1 tacos from Cervantes Mexican Kitchen...read more.
Live Music at the Junk
Healthy Junk, OC's newest and coolest vegan restaurant, will have live music. Known for their delici...read more.
Gigi Hill® Takes on California to Find Fashion’s Next Great Sales Leaders
Gigi Hill®, a designer line of fashionable and functional totes, handbags and accessories sold throu...read more.
Spring Fling at SoCo and The OC Mix
You're invited to come celebrate Spring at The Spring Fling Event at SoCo and The OC Mix on Saturday...read more.
Fairhaven Memorial’s Star-Spangled Singer Contest 2013
Would you like to perform the National Anthem in front of an audience of 3,500 on Memorial Day? Now’...read more.
The 19th Annual Balboa Island Artwalk
Enjoy beautiful art and live music in a spectacular waterfront setting at the 19th Annual Balboa Isl...read more.
Take Steps Walk for Crohn's & Colitis
A 2-3 mile walk and festival with live music, food and kids activities, hosted by the Crohn's & Coli...read more.
Christ Cathedral Academy to Host Community Information Session at New Campus in Garden Grove
We would like to invite you to attend a special enrollment/information event on Saturday, March 23 f...read more.
Children's Easter Painting Workshop
The best gifts are those made with our imagination and our hands! The Godbey School of Art will host...read more.
Mother's Day Brunch at The St. Regis Monarch Beach
There is no better way to celebrate Mother's Day than with a five-star brunch at The St. Regis Monar...read more.
Science Camps
Do you have a curious little scientist in the family? Discovery Science Center offers interactive, w...read more.
SOBECA "Last Tuesdays" ARTwalk
Event: SOBECA ARTwalk Location: SOBECA District, 2930 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Event D...read more.
Fairhaven Memorial Park’s 19th Annual Easter Sunrise Service
Celebrate the glory and grace of Easter at Fairhaven Memorial Park on Sunday, March 31st at 6:00 a.m...read more.
CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH WITH MAYOR BARBARA KOGERMAN AND HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPERTS AT TOTAL WOMAN’S GYM & SPA IN LAGUNA HILLS
March is Women's History Month, and Total Woman is celebrating all month long! To acknowledge the ac...read more.
An Earth Day Celebration: ECOmmunity at The LAB and The CAMP
In honor of Earth Day, the unique retail developments The LAB and The CAMP are throwing an event cal...read more.
Fairmont Prep TEC Launch Gala
As leaders in academic excellence, Fairmont Private Schools recognizes that students of this generat...read more.
Godspell
Godspell Brings “the Light of the World” to Irvine Irvine, Calif. – Based loosely on the Gospe...read more.
America’s Family Pet Expo
The 24th annual America’s Family Pet Expo returns April 19-21, 2013 to the OC Fair and Event Center ...read more.
Fixtures Living at SoCo presents
It's all about steam this April at Fixtures Living, SoCo. For the entire month of April, the steam t...read more.
Fixtures Living at SoCo presents "the meaning of steam"
It's all about steam this April at Fixtures Living, SoCo. For the entire month of April, the steam t...read more.
Celebrate Easter at The St. Regis Monarch Beach
Celebrate Easter Brunch with family and friends at Motif Restaurant at The St. Regis Monarch Beach. ...read more.
doTERRA Health & Wellness Fair
Classes, Booths, Raffles! Learn different ways to use essential oils to take control of health in yo...read more.
Rocket Launch
Join us for a FREE family event at The Boeing Company this May! Our annual Rocket Launch is full of ...read more.
Limitless Women's Conference
A two day event filled with keynote speakers, inspiring testimonies, live music, gourmet food trucks...read more.
Milk and Honey Baby Celebrates With A Sweet 17 Birthday Party
Milk and Honey Baby at The OC Mix at SoCo is celebrating with a "Sweet 17" years in business birthda...read more.
Victorian Children’s Books and Tea With Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society
Join us for a Spring celebration of the best of vintage children’s literature at the Dr Willella How...read more.
Downtown Santa Ana Landmark Architectural Walking Tour
Explore the history and fabulous buildings of downtown Santa Ana with an expert guide on our Downtow...read more.
Helpful Honda Pet Adoption at San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter and Pet Project Foundation, SAT. March 30th
SoCalHonda, the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter & Pet Project Foundation encourage you to com...read more.
Free Community Carnival
We're throwing a party for the whole community in the form of a FREE carnival! Bring the whole fa...read more.
Children's Bureau Clambake
SAVE THE DATE FOR AN EVENING OF FUN! Children's Bureau Clambake Saturday, June 8, from 6 p.m. - 10...read more.
Hairspray
A Musical Comedy that blasts stereotypes and racial discrimination into thin air In 1960’s Baltimor...read more.
The Wizard of Oz
The classic L.Frank Baum tale as told by playwright Kathy Olson. You will enjoy every minute of this...read more.
Steve & Kate's Camp Info Night
A multimedia presentation followed by complimentary dinner. Parents and children are invited for ...read more.
MOMS Club of Mission Viejo Open House and Kids Fair
This free event welcomes moms and kids from Mission Viejo to come along and meet the MOMS® Club me...read more.
MOMS Club of Mission Viejo Open House and Boutique
We will have a boutique featuring local artisans and crafters, a story corner with Enchanted Princes...read more.
46th Annual Sunset Beach Art Festival
The Sunset Beach Art Festival features over 150 artisans craft booths filled with original crafted i...read more.
Camp Heritage Oak Open House
Join us for a morning of "Summer Camp" in the Spring! Water slides, bounce houses, and summer camp ...read more.
Orange County Arthritis Walk
EVENT: Annual Orange County Arthritis Walk When: Sunday, May 19, 2013 – Walk begins at 9:00 a.m...read more.
Ripple Kids in Action- Help Make a Difference
Join Ripple Kids and The La Jolla Group for a FREE, fun-filled family and community event on June 2,...read more.
OC Arthritis Walk
The 2013 Orange County Arthritis Walk® is the Arthritis Foundation’s annual signature event that rai...read more.
OC Jingle Bell Run /Walk and Rudolph Ramble
The Jingle Bell Run/Walk® and Rudolph Ramble (kids' 1K fun run) is a fun and festive way to kick off...read more.
You are invited! Restaurant Night with Room to Read Orange County Chapter
The Orange County Chapter is a part of the global network of Room to Read. We are comprised of indiv...read more.
Infant/Child CPR for Grandparents
Designed for grandparents of babies born at The Women’s Hospital at Saddleback Memorial. Learn how t...read more.
25th Anniversary Celebration of The Women’s Hospital at Saddleback Memorial
The Women’s Hospital at Saddleback Memorial invites you and your family to join us as we celebrate o...read more.
Celebrate Mom at SoCo and The OC Mix
Celebrate Mom at SoCo and The OC Mix on Wednesday, May 1 from 6-9pm! This fun event will kick off wi...read more.
Arts Showcase & Open House
The award-winning Fine Arts Department presents: Junior & Senior High Art Exhibit Drama Demon...read more.
Health and Wellness Day at SoCo and The OC Mix
Join The OC Mix and partner Living Fit OC for Health and Wellness Day on Saturday, August 3rd at SoC...read more.
Stretching Minds Yoga Class
Every third Saturday of the Month, from April to October, we will be practicing yoga as instructed b...read more.
Newport Harbor High School Drama Production, The Pajama Game May 9-11th , 2013
“7 ½ cents doesn’t seem like a helluva lot”, but it certainly is to Grievance Committee President Ba...read more.
COMEDY SPORTZ Match
ComedySportz: The High School LeagueTM matches feature two improv teams competing for laughs and po...read more.
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) Provides Education to Families at West Coast Medical Conference 
The alarming increase in the rate of children affected has prompted Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) ...read more.
Peter Max Exhibit
Road Show Company presents an impressive collection of works by artist legend, Peter Max. Previews...read more.
Sing, Dance and Meet The Wiggles at Westminster Mall
Say hello to the world-famous children's entertainment group The Wiggles, and take a photo with Anth...read more.
5th Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Beach
The 5th Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Beach takes place on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 from 3-8 p.m. in ...read more.
Tour Cathedral Memorial Gardens & Learn about Planning the Celebration of Life
Saturday, May 18 Free Informational Event Join Cathedral Memorial Gardens - the beautiful and gar...read more.
Orange County Debate League Championship Hosted by The Pegasus School
The OCDL Championships will be held on The Pegasus School campus. Approximately 150 students will be...read more.
May Family Fair at SoCo and The OC Mix
Come to SoCo and The OC Mix on Saturday May 18th from 10am- 3pm for a day of family fun in honor and...read more.
Art Exhibition - Downtown Fullerton Art Walk
The Tranquil Tea Lounge is proud to present the art of Cheralynn Johnston for the month of June. Pl...read more.
Get Pampered at Brea Mall on National Mom's Nite Out
Attention all Moms: Join us at Brea Mall for an early Mother's Day celebration and evening out that'...read more.
Get Pampered at The Shops at Mission Viejo on National Mom's Nite Out
Attention all Moms: Join us at The Shops at Mission Viejo for an early Mother's Day celebration and ...read more.
It’s a Beautiful Day in the Mesa Verde Neighborhood; Torelli Realty Hosts Spring Garage Sale on June 1
Torelli Realty is hosting its annual community garage sale in the Mesa Verde neighborhood of Costa M...read more.
Fairmont Private Schools Kindergarten Readiness - North Tustin Campus
Is your child ready for Kindergarten? This presentation focuses on the importance of Kindergarten pr...read more.
Fairmont Economic Summit
Have you ever wondered what economists do all day? Take a look inside the world of our economy as ou...read more.
WALK like MADD® 2013 Orange Country 5K Walk
WALK like MADD® 2013 Orange Country 5K Walk WALK like MADD® is MADD's signature walk event. In 2...read more.
Farm Folk Festival
The Farm Folk Festival is an exciting, all-day event of Americana indie music and workshops by local...read more.
Drop Off and Dine at SoCo!
Are you in need of a date night or GNO (girls night out) but can’t seem to find a babysitter? Join u...read more.
Mother's May All Month Long at Fixtures Living in SoCo
Give your mom something she will love this Mother's Day- time spent with you, making delicious disco...read more.
Spring Rail Festival
A weekend of fun for the entire family with live music, children's activities and special exhibits. ...read more.
Orange County Forum
Best-selling author and education-reform advocate, Paul Tough, Will be the keynote speaker at the Ju...read more.
25th Anniversary Celebration of The Women's Hospital at Saddleback Memorial
The Women's Hospital at Saddleback Memorial invites you and your family to join us as we celebrate o...read more.
Hilton Anaheim Courts “Queen Mums” for Themed Mother’s Day Brunch
The enchantment of Merry Olde England will be on display at Hilton Anaheim when the hotel’s truly un...read more.
Meet and Greet with Steve Elton, Chief Brand Officer, Brown Jordan
Join us at first-ever Brown Jordan showroom at SoCo on Saturday, May 18 from 9:30-6pm. Steve Elton, ...read more.
Yoga In The Park for The Cure
Yoga Sol Studio presents "Yoga in the Park for The Cure," a Donation-Only Yoga class with ALL PROCEE...read more.
“The Spirit of Freedom”: Fairhaven Memorial Park’s 21st Annual Memorial Day Service
Come celebrate “The Spirit of Freedom” at Fairhaven Memorial Park’s 21st Annual Memorial Day Service...read more.
the Blackwing Experience at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at SoCo
Join us for the Blackwing Experience at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at SoCo from June 25th...read more.
3rd Annual OC Pregnancy & Beyond Event
Celebrating pregnancy, birth and motherhood in Orange County. The 3rd Annual OC Pregnancy & Beyond E...read more.
5 Star Dance Academy Grand Opening
Grand Opening celebration featuring giveaways, dance performances, studio tour, and appearances by M...read more.
Rockin' to CureDuchenne
Three local Orange County bands will perform a concert on June 2 to benefit CureDuchenne, a nonprofi...read more.
Peter Pan Arrives in Irvine
Join Peter, Wendy, John, Michael and of course Tinker Bell, who along with the Lost Boys, do battle ...read more.
Circus Vargas comes to Orange County
Circus Vargas has returned to Orange County. Through June 10, catch its newest big-top show, "Magi...read more.
Childhood Vaccines Workshop
Please join us for a free community workshop event in Newport Beach about Childhood Vaccines. OC'...read more.
Ladies' Night
Ladies' Night is a progressive party just for the girls held on the first Thursday of month on Cente...read more.
Ladies' Night
Ladies' Night is a progressive party just for the girls held on the first Thursday of month on Cente...read more.
iCureMelanoma 5K
Scenic 5K, Kids Fun Run & Wellness Fair Free Skin Cancer Screening to all registrants...read more.
The 2013 Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure ®
The Susan G. Komen Orange County 22nd annual Race for the Cure will take place this year on Sunday, ...read more.
Working Wardrobes’ “Blue Jeans & Fast Cars” Fundraiser
Put on your blue jeans and race over to The Marconi Museum on Saturday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m. fo...read more.
Last Train to Nibroc
A quintessential love story in its purest form. Set in the 1940s, Last Train to Nibroc tells the st...read more.
Fairmont Kindergarten Readiness
Is your child ready for kindergarten? This presentation focuses on the importance of kindergarten pr...read more.
Fairmont Preview
Please join us for an informal presentation and reception to learn about Fairmont Private School’s H...read more.
Fairmont Preview
Please join us for an informal presentation and reception to learn about Fairmont Private School’s H...read more.
Summer Parent Orientation - Fairmont Historic Anaheim Campus
Please join us for a morning meet and greet with other parents and our Fairmont staff. We'll be shar...read more.
Summer Parent Orientation - Fairmont Anaheim Hills Campus
Please join us for a morning meet and greet with other parents and our Fairmont staff. We'll be shar...read more.
Summer Parent Orientation - Fairmont North Tustin Campus
Please join us for a morning meet and greet with other parents and our Fairmont staff. We'll be shar...read more.
Summer Parent Orientation - Fairmont Historic Anaheim Preschool Campus
Please join us for a morning meet and greet with other parents and our Fairmont staff. We'll be shar...read more.
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Jazz Festival
Plan an exciting weekend in Newport Beach with live music, food, drinks and fun at the Hyatt Regency...read more.
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Jazz Festival
Plan an exciting weekend in Newport Beach with live music, food, drinks and fun at the Hyatt Regency...read more.
Summer Concert Series at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
You're invited to experience the Newport Beach Summer Concert Series at the completely renovated Hya...read more.
Visionary Women
The Visionary Women Luncheon honors individuals who have served as models of commitment to compassio...read more.
Pretend City's 4th Annual, Good to Go from Head to Toe, Family Fun & Wellness Fair
Pretend City’s 4th Annual, Good To Go From Head To Toe® Family Fun & Wellness Fair! This event is co...read more.
2013 Festival of Folktales
Come enjoy a fun-filled day at the Huntington Beach Central Library. There will be a performance of...read more.
2013 Summer Reading Program
Join one of our three Summer Reading Programs, starting on June 25 and continuing until August 2. T...read more.
Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival presented by Tommy Bahama
Come join us on Saturday, June 8 at the Santa Monica Pier for the 4th annual Santa Monica Pier Paddl...read more.
Stroke Awareness & Prevention Fair
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of long-term ...read more.
Rods and Rails Classic Car and Motorcycle Show
The 14th Annual Rods & Rails Show and Potato Festival is for lovers of classic cars and trains. The ...read more.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, an extraordinarily engineered circus e...read more.
Susan G. Komen Orange County Seeking Nominations For Annual Survivor Awards
Susan G. Komen Orange County invites Orange County residents to nominate inspiring and dedicated bre...read more.
World's Softest Teddy Bear Challenge Coming to the Brea Mall June 1st and June 2nd
Toy Island is introducing The Original World’s Softest Brand by traveling across the country and cha...read more.
The BookClub Dance Party
"THE BOOKCLUB" DANCE PARTY Saturday, June 15, 2013 Bring your best dancing shoes and come join us...read more.
Patchwork Edible Edition
You're invited to the Patchwork Edible Edition at SoCo in Costa Mesa - Southern California’s destina...read more.
TACA’s Annual Autism Picnic Celebrates 10 Years of Family Fun
On Sunday, June 2 from 11am to 3:30pm, you are invited to attend Talk About Curing Autism’s (TACA) f...read more.
Chuck Jones Benefit Show
Please join us for the Chuck Jones Benefit Show at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on Thursday...read more.
“A Free Concert in the Park”: The Tijuana Dogs to perform at Fairhaven Memorial Park
Rock out with one of Orange County’s most popular bands, The Tijuana Dogs, at Fairhaven Memorial Par...read more.
Hello Kitty Appearance at Vans Store for Vans x Hello Kitty Launch
Sanrio and Vans are teaming up to bring you Hello Kitty live and in person at the new Vans store at ...read more.
Fairhaven Memorial Park’s “Movies in the Park”: featuring “Jaws” and “Jaws 2”
“Don’t go in the water,” but do head over to Fairhaven Memorial Park for a special screening of “Jaw...read more.
Fairhaven Memorial Park’s “Movies in the Park”: featuring “Jaws” and “Jaws 2”
“Don’t go in the water,” but do head over to Fairhaven Memorial Park for a special screening of “Jaw...read more.
Watershed Movie Screening
Please join us at the screening of the inspirational award-winning documentary Watershed: Exploring ...read more.
Potty Training 101
Ready to ditch the diapers but new to potty training? Let our Fairmont Private Schools expert help y...read more.
Jumping the Shark Art Exhibition – New Works from Acclaimed Tocayo
Please join us as we present, “Jumping the Shark”, an exhibition of new works by Juan Tocayo, at As ...read more.
Pacific Electric Weekend and Model Train Show.
A full parade and display of the Pacific Electric colletion, including a model train show. This is ...read more.
Michael “Giant” Lesage Book Release and Signing
Please join us for Michael “Giant” Lesage’s book release and signing at As Issued gallery and bookst...read more.
Love Makes the World Go Round
A Musical Revue about the joys, tensions and rhapsodies of love Don’t worry, boy meets girl, boy ...read more.
Breast Cancer Basics
Join Nahid Hamoui, M.D. for a discussion of what every woman should know about breast cancer; preven...read more.
Chefs for Scholarships
A family festival of delicious food, fun and entertainment to benefit student scholarships at this "...read more.
Family Day at the LA Film Festival by Hasbro Studios
HASBRO STUDIOS AND FILM INDEPENDENT PRESENT A FULL DAY OF FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY AT THE LOS A...read more.
Family Day at the LA Film Festival by Hasbro Studios
HASBRO STUDIOS AND FILM INDEPENDENT PRESENT A FULL DAY OF FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY AT THE LOS A...read more.
Russo and Steele Classic Car Auction
Russo and Steele Classic Car Auction jump starts summer on June 20-22 with its celebrated multi-mill...read more.
Russo and Steele Classic Car Auction Preview Party Benefiting CHOC
Get an early sneak peek at the sleek lineup of cars featured at the multi-million dollar Russo and S...read more.
Youth Theatre Camp
Week long day camp for 4th to 8th graders. Monday, July 8 through Saturday, July 13, 2013. 10:00 am ...read more.
Farm Folk Festival
The Anaheim Packing District will celebrate the grand opening of Farmers Park with the first Farm Fo...read more.
Farm Folk Festival
The Anaheim Packing District will celebrate the grand opening of Farmers Park with the first Farm Fo...read more.
An Evening with Michael Mina - Whiskey & Wagyu at Stonehill Tavern
You're invited to a private dining event with award-winning, Michelin-starred chef, Michael Mina, at...read more.
Family Fair at SoCo and The OC Mix
Join SoCo and The OC Mix as they partner with PBS SoCal to host the Summer Learning Days at the mont...read more.
Meet the Makers
Join Discovery Science Center for a family-friendly festival highlighting innovation, creativity and...read more.
Downtown Fullerton Dishcrawl
Known for its unique shops, specialty restaurants and lively entertainment venues, Downtown Fullerto...read more.
Vintage 57: A Premiere Wine & Food Tasting Experience
Join us for the Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association's award-winning Vintage57 - A Premiere Wine &...read more.
SmartStop® Self Storage Brings Professional and Family Friendly Cycling Race to Ladera Ranch
SmartStop® Self Storage presents the seventh annual Ladera Ranch Grand Prix of Cycling event, which ...read more.
New works from Brandon Spiegel – “Sets, No. 001-126 Drawings” exhibit
Please join us as we present the new works of local artist and designer, Brandon Spiegel, at the lau...read more.
Jump with Capistrano Connections Academy
Join Capistrano Connections Academy and show off your trampoline skills! This free event is a wonder...read more.
4th Annual YAS-A-THON to Benefit ThinkCure!
One hundred seventy YAS-A-THON participants will spin for three consecutive hours, at all four of th...read more.
YAS- A- THON, YAS Silent Auction and Pre-ride Cocktail Party!
To kick off the YAS- A- THON, YAS will hold a silent auction and pre-ride cocktail party on Saturday...read more.
9 Easy Steps To Make Sure Your Kids Are Protected No Matter What
Hi fellow mommies, We have planned an awesome event at a fun kid-friendly location and would like...read more.
9 Easy Steps To Make Sure Your Kids Are Protected No Matter What
Hi fellow mommies, We have planned an awesome event at a fun kid-friendly location and would like...read more.
9 Easy Steps To Make Sure Your Kids Are Protected No Matter What - TELESEMINAR
Join YOUR Neighborhood Kids Protection Planning Expert, Attorney Darlynn Morgan for a FREE education...read more.
Newport Beach Independence Day on the Back Bay
The 4th of July sizzles at the Annual July 4th Celebration at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Mari...read more.
Got OC Presents Rock'n 80's at the Dunes
Looking to extend your 4th of July celebration into the weekend? Bring the family to Newport Dunes W...read more.
Irvine Global Village Festival
Make plans to travel the world at the City of Irvine’s 12th annual Irvine Global Village Festival on...read more.
Defenders Dash Mud Run
Come out and test your athletic abilities over 3.5 miles of obstacles and mud! Sponsored by the ...read more.
Carnival For Kids
Come one, come all! Celebrate the coming school year with Illumination Foundation’s Carnival For Kid...read more.
Dana Point Turkey Trot
Registration for the 36th annual Dana Point Turkey Trot is now open. Produced by the Dana Point Cham...read more.
Super Summer Kick-Off
Super Summer Kick-off with the unveiling of new Pretend City Wahoo's Pretend Cafe & Our Home exhibit...read more.
HealthyStart Preconception Planning
If you are thinking about starting a family in the next year, don’t miss our exclusive preconception...read more.
Smocking Birds Baby Boutique Summer Smocking Classes at SoCo
Join Smocking Birds Baby Boutique as they host their summer smocking classes at SoCo in Costa Mesa, ...read more.
Summer Art & Archaeology Camp #3: Early American Odyssey
Delve into ancient history and visit exotic lands while creating ART FROM THE PAST in the Bowers Kid...read more.
Family Festival and Target Free First Sunday – Americana
On the first Sunday of every month, the Bowers invites you to bring your family for a fun and entert...read more.
Summer Art & Archaeology Camp #4: Mystical Egypt!
Delve into ancient history and visit exotic lands while creating ART FROM THE PAST in the Bowers Kid...read more.
Oklahoma!
Oh, What a Beautiful Morning… When Oklahoma! Comes to Irvine Irvine, Calif. – Musical Theatre V...read more.
Ladera Ranch’s 7th Annual Freedom Run at the Ranch is Back!
Attention walkers and runners of all ages!  Registration is officially open for the 7th annual Freed...read more.
Ladera Ranch’s 7th Annual Freedom Run at the Ranch is Back!
Attention walkers and runners of all ages!  Registration is officially open for the 7th annual Freed...read more.
Summer Tutoring at Smocking Birds
Please join Smocking Birds Baby Boutique at The OC Mix at SoCo for our seven-week Summer Geometry Tu...read more.
Granola Babies Natural Postpartum Class
Join Granola Babies at The OC Mix at SoCo on Saturday, July 20th from 2-4:00 p.m. as we host Natural...read more.
Adobe Play Day
We invite you to join us in our children's Natural Play Garden, at the Coastkeeper Garden, as we pro...read more.
"A Breath of Fresh Air" Art Show at Crystal Cove
Art lovers are invited to attend the art show, A Breath of Fresh Air, on Saturday, July 13 and Sund...read more.
Summer Art & Archaeology Camp #5: From The Plains to the Coast: Native American Cultures
Delve into ancient history and visit exotic lands while creating ART FROM THE PAST in the Bowers Kid...read more.
Summer Art & Archaeology Camp #7: All about Light: Luminous Art
Delve into ancient history and visit exotic lands while creating ART FROM THE PAST in the Bowers Kid...read more.
Summer Art & Archaeology Camp #6: Wonders of Central America
Delve into ancient history and visit exotic lands while creating ART FROM THE PAST in the Bowers Kid...read more.
Sunday Afternoon Family Time: Drumming Circle
Expand your musical side with drums from all over the world! Make your own drum to take home. Recom...read more.
Fairmont Anaheim Hills Free Camp and Assessment Day
Considering Fairmont for your child's next school year? We invite your child to experience a day at ...read more.
Fairmont North Tustin Free Camp and Assessment Day
Considering Fairmont for your child's next school year? We invite your child to experience a day at ...read more.
Fairmont Historic Anaheim Campus Free Camp and Assessment Day - K-8th Grade
Considering Fairmont for your child's next school year? We invite your child to experience a day at ...read more.
Fairmont Historic Anaheim Campus Free Camp and Assessment Day - P-JK Grade
Considering Fairmont for your child's next school year? We invite your child to experience a day at ...read more.
Connection and Communication with Your Aging Parent
Caregiving for an aging parent can be isolating, overwhelming, and stressful. Come learn how to suc...read more.
Jamboree Winemaker Dinner & Auction
Enjoy an evening of spectacular food and wine for a great cause with a five-course menu and wine pai...read more.
Medicine Cabinet Makeover Class
Do you want SAFER, CHEAPER, MORE EFFECTIVE healthcare for your children and family? Our class w...read more.
Essential Oils Basics 101
Do you want SAFER, CHEAPER, MORE EFFECTIVE healthcare? Come learn how to keep your family, espec...read more.
YAS Costa Mesa celebrates their 5 year anniversary with 100 Days of Summer.
YAS Fitness Centers was the first studio dedicated to the combination of Yoga and Spinning®. Created...read more.
Riviera Magazine Presents Live & Dine Chef’s Challenge
Riviera Magazine invites you their can't-miss culinary event of the year: To Live & Dine Chef's ...read more.
Susan G. Komen Orange County Breast Health Education Series: Demystifying Breast Cancer Risk
The purpose of the Breast Health Education Series is to give power back to the public through educat...read more.
Free Meditation & Qigong Class
25 minute Guided Meditation to FREE YOUR QI followed by 25 minutes of Spring Forest Qigong. What...read more.
Taste of Italy
Immerse yourself in everything Italian as we celebrate the life and accomplishments of Leonardo da V...read more.
Health, Medicine, and the Human Body
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be easier than you think. Through interactive activities and dem...read more.
Outdoor Movie Night at SOCO
Join SOCO and The OC Mix on Friday, August 23rd for a fun-filled outdoor movie night, featuring the ...read more.
Mozart's Magic Flute - Salzburg Marionette Theatre
From Salzburg, Austria Mozart's famous German singspiel, or opera, The Magic Flute, tells a charm...read more.
Wagner's Ring Cycle - Salzburg Marionette Theatre
From Salzburg, Austria For the first time, the Salzburg Marionette Theatre takes on the works of ...read more.
Leo - mind-bending physical theater
From Berlin, Germany What would happen if the laws of gravity suddenly changed? LEO, the gravity...read more.
Winder Farms Old Fashioned Fair
The Winder Farms Old Fashioned Fair will include farm wagon tours, carnival-style games, delicious a...read more.
Baby Steps Through Pretend City
Specifically for: Infants (0–18 months), Grownups. For the comfort of our infant guests, no older si...read more.
4th Annual When I Grow Up Day
This month is all about exploring life’s unlimited possibilities so what better way to do that than ...read more.
Family Autism Event
This special evening is an opportunity for children and their parents/siblings/caretakers to have so...read more.
Taste of the Circle
MAKE SURE TO RSVP AT : http://dishcrawl.com/orangecircle/ From the elegant to the casual the Circ...read more.
Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Dinner at The St. Regis Monarch Beach
Join us for the rare opportunity to celebrate the legend of Beaujolais Nouveau as it's paired with a...read more.
First Annual 'Shop The OC Mix Sidewalk Sale'
You're invited to the first-ever 'Shop The OC Mix Sidewalk Sale' on August 24-25, from 10-6:00 p.m. ...read more.
It’s Time to Role the Dice at TACA’s 7th Annual Ante Up For Autism Event
Feeling lucky? Here is your chance to gamble the night away with celebrities, poker stars and autism...read more.
‘No Mistakes’ Book Signing With Author Vicki Higgins
Join author and personal growth expert, Vicki Higgins, on Sunday, August 11th from 1-3pm at Barnes &...read more.
Common Digestive Disorders
It is estimated that 62 million Americans have some type of digestive disease. Join Theodore Sy, M.D...read more.
Packard, Picnic & Pies
At the Packard Picnic and Pie event, everyone is welcome to bring a picnic or enjoy the pizza pies f...read more.
13th Annual Sand Sculpture Dedication and Tree Lighting Ceremony
You’re invited to the 13th Annual Sand Sculpture Dedication and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, De...read more.
13th Annual Sand Sculpture Dedication and Tree Lighting Ceremony
You’re invited to the 13th Annual Sand Sculpture Dedication and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, De...read more.
13th Annual Sand Sculpture Dedication and Tree Lighting Ceremony
You’re invited to the 13th Annual Sand Sculpture Dedication and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, De...read more.
13th Annual Sand Sculpture Dedication and Tree Lighting Ceremony
You’re invited to the 13th Annual Sand Sculpture Dedication and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, De...read more.
Spin with guest DJ Colgate at YAS Fitness Centers
Join YAS Fitness Centers Saturday, August 3, at 8:15, 9:15, and 10:15 for spin classes with special ...read more.
Spin with guest DJ Colgate at YAS Fitness Centers
Join YAS Fitness Centers Saturday, August 3, at 8:15, 9:15, and 10:15 for spin classes with special ...read more.
SoCal Resolve Walk of Hope
Chances are you or someone you know is living with infertility. There are more than 776,000 people d...read more.
SoCal Resolve Walk of Hope
Chances are you or someone you know is living with infertility. There are more than 776,000 people d...read more.
SoCal Resolve Walk of Hope
Chances are you or someone you know is living with infertility. There are more than 776,000 people d...read more.
Shinola Bike Tour Makes Stop at Cloth & Metal
You're invited to see the infamous Shinola Bike Tour make a stop at Cloth & Metal at The OC Mix at S...read more.
Indian Summer of Rum - Master Mixology Lesson at The St. Regis Monarch Beach
Locals and guests of The St. Regis Monarch Beach know that September is one of the best months of th...read more.
“Treasure Island” Movie on the Beach at Crystal Cove
Crystal Cove Alliance presents a special screening of Treasure Island (1934) and a community sing-a-...read more.
Orange County Fire Museum Grand Opening
A gala grand opening of the Santa Ana Fire Museum will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 11...read more.
Orange County Fire Museum Grand Opening
A gala grand opening of the Santa Ana Fire Museum will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 11...read more.
Orange County Fire Museum Grand Opening
A gala grand opening of the Santa Ana Fire Museum will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 11...read more.
Orange County Fire Museum Grand Opening
A gala grand opening of the Santa Ana Fire Museum will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 11...read more.
Orange County Fire Museum Grand Opening
A gala grand opening of the Santa Ana Fire Museum will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 11...read more.
Orange County Fire Museum Grand Opening
A gala grand opening of the Santa Ana Fire Museum will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 11...read more.
Orange County Fire Museum Grand Opening
A gala grand opening of the Santa Ana Fire Museum will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 11...read more.
Orange County Fire Museum Grand Opening
A gala grand opening of the Santa Ana Fire Museum will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 11...read more.
Orange County Fire Museum Grand Opening
A gala grand opening of the Santa Ana Fire Museum will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 11...read more.
Orange County Fire Museum Grand Opening
A gala grand opening of the Santa Ana Fire Museum will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 11...read more.
Orange County Fire Museum Grand Opening
A gala grand opening of the Santa Ana Fire Museum will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 11...read more.
Orange County Fire Museum Grand Opening
A gala grand opening of the Santa Ana Fire Museum will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 11...read more.
Orange County Fire Museum Grand Opening
A gala grand opening of the Santa Ana Fire Museum will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 11...read more.
Orange County Fire Museum Grand Opening
A gala grand opening of the Santa Ana Fire Museum will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 11...read more.
Orange County Fire Museum Grand Opening
A gala grand opening of the Santa Ana Fire Museum will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, from 11...read more.
NHHS Volleyball Team Presents “Style in Sports” Fundraiser Fashion Show
You’re invited to the 2nd Annual “Style in Sports” Fundraiser Fashion Show hosted by the Newport Har...read more.
Managing Pain Naturally
Reinventing Healthcare Series Managing Pain Naturally Do you want SAFER, CHEAPER, MORE EFFECTIV...read more.
Open House
Positive Energy Dance Center is hosting a free Dance Day Saturday, August 31 for the community, from...read more.
Open House
Positive Energy Dance Center is hosting a free Dance Day Saturday, August 31 for the community, from...read more.
Opening Reception For ‘Present Tense’ Group Gallery at As Issued Art + Design Bookstore
Please join us at As Issued: Art + Design Bookstore in Costa Mesa for 'Present Tense', a rare group ...read more.
Opening Reception For ‘Present Tense’ Group Gallery at As Issued Art + Design Bookstore
Please join us at As Issued: Art + Design Bookstore in Costa Mesa for 'Present Tense', a rare group ...read more.
Opening Reception For ‘Present Tense’ Group Gallery at As Issued Art + Design Bookstore
Please join us at As Issued: Art + Design Bookstore in Costa Mesa for 'Present Tense', a rare group ...read more.
Hike & Seek nature event sponsored by National Wildlife Federation
National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America's largest conservation organization, is pleased to annou...read more.
Opening Reception For ‘Present Tense’ Group Gallery at As Issued Art + Design Bookstore
Please join us at As Issued: Art + Design Bookstore in Costa Mesa for 'Present Tense', a rare group ...read more.
FALL FESTIVAL by Ballet Repertory Theatre
We proudly open our 37th season with a refreshing diversity of classical and contemporary works, ble...read more.
FALL FESTIVAL by Ballet Repertory Theatre
We proudly open our 37th season with a refreshing diversity of classical and contemporary works, ble...read more.
National Brain Tumor Society Hosts 12th Annual Walk at Angel Stadium
National Brain Tumor Society, the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the brain tumor commun...read more.
TOTAL WOMAN GYM + SPA IRVINE CELEBRATES THE END OF SUMMER AND THE CLOSE OF CAMP TOTAL WOMAN WITH A PICNIC PARTY ON AUGUST 22nd
All summer long, Total Woman members have been empowered to take healthier steps to living their bes...read more.
Healthy Food Drive
Whole Foods Market Laguna Beach, along with partner organization SEEDS Arts and Education, Inc., inv...read more.
Kids' Day of Service
Kids, ages seven to 12, will join Whole Foods Market Laguna Beach team members and SEEDS staff on Se...read more.
First-Ever Space-SNA – SoCal Artists Taking Over 4,500 Sq. Feet
Please join As Issued and the curators of Warehouse1425 on Saturday, September 7th from 6-11 p.m. fo...read more.
First-Ever Space-SNA – SoCal Artists Taking Over 4,500 Sq. Feet
Please join As Issued and the curators of Warehouse1425 on Saturday, September 7th from 6-11 p.m. fo...read more.
College Fair and Community Open House
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College Fair and Community Open House
We invite the Orange County community to join us at our annual College Fair. Students and parents fr...read more.
TOTAL WOMAN GYM + SPA LAGUNA HILLS CELEBRATES THE END OF SUMMER AND THE CLOSE OF CAMP TOTAL WOMAN WITH A PICNIC PARTY ON AUGUST 24TH
All summer long, Total Woman members have been empowered to take healthier steps to living their bes...read more.
Sweat for a Cure: Beach Bootcamp
Come SWEAT FOR A CAUSE with OC's TOP personal trainers for a 1-hour beach bootcamp OR pilates in the...read more.
TOTAL WOMAN GYM + SPA PLACENTIA CELEBRATES THE END OF SUMMER AND THE CLOSE OF CAMP TOTAL WOMAN WITH A PICNIC PARTY ON AUGUST 28TH
All summer long, Total Woman members have been empowered to take healthier steps to living their bes...read more.
De-Clutter Your Life!
De-Clutter Your Life! Too Much Stuff? Stop the Clutter! Never sure what to keep? What to throw o...read more.
FREE Emergency Preparedness Training
eptember is National Preparedness Month! The City of San Juan Capistrano's Community Emergency Prepa...read more.
FREE Emergency Preparedness Training
eptember is National Preparedness Month! The City of San Juan Capistrano's Community Emergency Prepa...read more.
FREE Emergency Preparedness Training
eptember is National Preparedness Month! The City of San Juan Capistrano's Community Emergency Prepa...read more.
FREE Emergency Preparedness Training
September is National Preparedness Month! The City of San Juan Capistrano's Community Emergency Prep...read more.
105th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade - the nation's longest running lighted holiday boat parade -...read more.
105th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade - the nation's longest running lighted holiday boat parade -...read more.
Fiddler on the Roof
Celebrate Tradition! Fiddler on the Roof comes to MTV in Irvine Irvine, Calif. – One of America’...read more.
College Fair and Community Open House
We invite the Orange County community to join us at our annual College Fair. Students and parents fr...read more.
Fairmont Preview: Historic Anaheim Campus
Join us to learn how Fairmont Private Schools makes the difference at every grade level. Attendees w...read more.
Fairmont Preview: North Tustin Campus
Join us to learn how Fairmont Private Schools makes the difference at every grade level. Attendees ...read more.
Fairmont Preview: Anaheim Hills Campus
Join us to learn how Fairmont Private Schools makes the difference at every grade level. Attendees w...read more.
Open House: Preparatory Academy
We invite prospective families to join the Fairmont community at our annual open house event. Meet o...read more.
Open House: Anaheim Hills Campus
We invite prospective families to join the Fairmont community at our annual open house event. Meet o...read more.
Open House: North Tustin Campus
We invite prospective families to join the Fairmont community at our annual open house event. Meet o...read more.
Open House: Historic Anaheim Campus
We invite prospective families to join the Fairmont community at our annual open house event. Meet o...read more.
Open House: Historic Anaheim Preschool
We invite prospective families to join the Fairmont community at our annual open house event. Meet o...read more.
Educational Herb Class at PIRCH
Please join us for an Education in Fresh Herbs with Fresh Herb Ice Cream at PIRCH, the new Fixtures ...read more.
Surfas Culinary District’s Hands on Cooking Class
Please join us for a Hands on Cooking Class at Surfas Culinary District in Costa Mesa on Sunday, Sep...read more.
Surfas Culinary District’s Hands on Cooking Class
Please join us for a Hands on Cooking Class at Surfas Culinary District in Costa Mesa on Sunday, Sep...read more.
Surfas Culinary District’s Hands on Cooking Class
Please join us for a Hands on Cooking Class at Surfas Culinary District in Costa Mesa on Sunday, Sep...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
SMHAS Holistic Fair
NAME OF EVENT SMHAS Holistic Faire CONTACT PERSON Jerry Woods WEBPAGE www.smhas.com EMAIL ...read more.
Dishing In Newport Beach
Known for its freshly caught seafood and waterfront restaurants, Newport Beach is also home to uniqu...read more.
Irvine Park Railroad's 8th Annual Pumpkin Patch
Irvine Park Railroad’s 8th annual Pumpkin Patch is fun for the entire family! Children and adults ar...read more.
Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Long Beach
Come aboard the largest sailing event in Southern California when the Progressive Insurance Strictly...read more.
Alzheimer's Association Fall Training: Focusing on Dementia Care by Knowing the Person Better than the Disease
The Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County is hosting a free interactive training session to equip...read more.
Alzheimer's Association Fall Training: Focusing on Dementia Care by Knowing the Person Better than the Disease
The Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County is hosting a free interactive training session to equip...read more.
Alzheimer's Association Fall Training: Focusing on Dementia Care by Knowing the Person Better than the Disease
The Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County is hosting a free interactive training session to equip...read more.
Alzheimer's Association Fall Training: Focusing on Dementia Care by Knowing the Person Better than the Disease
The Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County is hosting a free interactive training session to equip...read more.
The Junior League of Orange County, California, Inc. presents the 38th Annual The Christmas Company® 2013
The theme of the 38th Annual The Christmas Company is “Holiday Traditions.” The shopping extravaganz...read more.
Inside Every Woman is a Queen
An empowering One-day Workshop and Elegant Luncheon for women aboard the Queen Mary! Four dynamic ce...read more.
Narnia
A Musical from the magical world of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe This enchanting musical ...read more.
Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show
The perfect “shop till you drop” experience gets underway with more than 24,000 “handmade in America...read more.
Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show
The perfect “shop till you drop” experience gets underway with more than 24,000 “handmade in America...read more.
Design On Screen Film Night at Design Within Reach, SOCO
Please join Design Within Reach and Laguna Beach-based architecture interest group, Laguna Friends o...read more.
Design On Screen Film Night at Design Within Reach, SOCO
Please join Design Within Reach and Laguna Beach-based architecture interest group, Laguna Friends o...read more.
Design On Screen Film Night at Design Within Reach, SOCO
Please join Design Within Reach and Laguna Beach-based architecture interest group, Laguna Friends o...read more.
Design On Screen Film Night at Design Within Reach, SOCO
Please join Design Within Reach and Laguna Beach-based architecture interest group, Laguna Friends o...read more.
Design On Screen Film Night at Design Within Reach, SOCO
Please join Design Within Reach and Laguna Beach-based architecture interest group, Laguna Friends o...read more.
Design On Screen Film Night at Design Within Reach, SOCO
Please join Design Within Reach and Laguna Beach-based architecture interest group, Laguna Friends o...read more.
Design On Screen Film Night at Design Within Reach, SOCO
Please join Design Within Reach and Laguna Beach-based architecture interest group, Laguna Friends o...read more.
Design On Screen Film Night at Design Within Reach, SOCO
Please join Design Within Reach and Laguna Beach-based architecture interest group, Laguna Friends o...read more.
Tony Hawk’s 10th Annual Stand Up For Skateparks Benefit
Tony Hawk Foundation’s exclusive, action-sports carnival will feature a special musical performance ...read more.
Orange County International Auto Show
The 2014-model Orange County International Auto Show ignites the auto show season with hundreds of t...read more.
Jameson Whiskey Wednesday Pre-Halloween Mixology Lesson at The St. Regis Monarch Beach
Come celebrate Halloween in style with a master mixology lesson featuring Jameson Irish whiskey at t...read more.
Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning!
Way to Play Days occur on the 2nd Friday of every month Specifically for: Infants (0–12 months), Yo...read more.
Benefit Dinner and Comedy Show for MOMS Orange County
The Funniest Housewives of Orange County are coming to town to help raise funds to support MOMS Oran...read more.
Pumpkin Train
Ride the Pumpkin Train to the pumpkin patch, pick out and decorate your own pumpkin and then ride th...read more.
Pumpkin Train
Ride the Pumpkin Train to the pumpkin patch, pick out and decorate your own pumpkin and then ride th...read more.
Pumpkin Train
Ride the Pumpkin Train to the pumpkin patch, pick out and decorate your own pumpkin and then ride th...read more.
Pumpkin Train
Ride the Pumpkin Train to the pumpkin patch, pick out and decorate your own pumpkin and then ride th...read more.
Pumpkin Train
Ride the Pumpkin Train to the pumpkin patch, pick out and decorate your own pumpkin and then ride th...read more.
Pumpkin Train
Ride the Pumpkin Train to the pumpkin patch, pick out and decorate your own pumpkin and then ride th...read more.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a Chef’s Feast at Stonehill Tavern
Celebrate Thanksgiving this year with family and friends at Michael Mina's Stonehill Tavern at The S...read more.
Free Public Tour of Bolsa Chica Wetlands
Take a FREE public tour offered on the first Saturday of each month from 9am to 10:30am. Docents dis...read more.
Spooky Science
Creepy crawlers, pumpkins, and friendly spooks are all making their way to Discovery Science Center ...read more.
Spooky Science
Creepy crawlers, pumpkins, and friendly spooks are all making their way to Discovery Science Center ...read more.
Spooky Science
Creepy crawlers, pumpkins, and friendly spooks are all making their way to Discovery Science Center ...read more.
The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not
What’s even more amazing than Robert Ripley’s legendary compendium of oddities, anomalies and fantas...read more.
Pumpkin Launch
Join the Discovery Science Center at Cal State Fullerton on Saturday November 2, 2013 from 10am to 2...read more.
The Science of Gingerbread
The holiday season is back at Discovery Science Center for the 8th Annual Holiday Festival! Cookies ...read more.
The Science of Gingerbread
The holiday season is back at Discovery Science Center for the 8th Annual Holiday Festival! Cookies ...read more.
The Science of Gingerbread
The holiday season is back at Discovery Science Center for the 8th Annual Holiday Festival! Cookies ...read more.
Island Sole Presents Rare OluKai Footwear Trunk Show
You're invited to check out the latest styles from OluKai’s Fall 2013 Collection at a rare trunk sho...read more.
Love & Whiskey Third Thursday Tasting
Start the weekend off early every third Thursday with a complimentary Whiskey Tasting and cocktail a...read more.
Let's Luau
Inter Valley Health Plan is coming to Orange County and we want to welcome you to our new office! J...read more.
FREE Bullying Prevention & Response Seminar
Join GET SAFE for a fun, informative afternoon at its FREE Bullying Prevention & Response Seminar fo...read more.
ATHLETA /KIMBERLY FOWLER Book Signing and "Yoga for Athletes" class
Join us for a special "YOGA FOR ATHLETES" class led by YAS founder Kimberly Fowler. Book signing an...read more.
Big Horse Corn Maze & Harvest Festival
Come challenge Southern California's largest corn maze at over 11+ acres as we support the work of t...read more.
Halloween Fall Fest at SOCO
Join SOCO and The OC Mix on Friday, October 25th for a fun-filled Halloween Fall Fest, featuring an ...read more.
Halloween Fall Fest at SOCO
Join SOCO and The OC Mix on Friday, October 25th for a fun-filled Halloween Fall Fest, featuring an ...read more.
BELLA BOUTIQUE 2013
Shop Early for the Holidays! Over 50 Vendors all in one inside location!! Plus, over 40 raffles ...read more.
FREE Family Event - FESTIVAL OF TREES
12/4-12/6 appointment only for groups of 8 or more 12/7-12/8 open to the public Professional...read more.
Celebrate Thanksgiving Dinner at Scott’s Restaurant
Come celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends at Scott's Restaurant & Bar, Orange County's fav...read more.
St. Regis New Year's Eve with The Great Gatsby
You're invited to The St. Regis Monarch Beach this New Year's Eve to ring in the New Year – Great Ga...read more.
Shrek the Musical
Based on the popular animated movies and fresh from Broadway, Shrek the Musical brings this hilariou...read more.
Alzheimer's Association, Orange County Walk to End Alzheimer's
The Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County is inviting Orange County residents to join the fight aga...read more.
Alzheimer's Association, Orange County Walk to End Alzheimer's
The Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County is inviting Orange County residents to join the fight aga...read more.
Alzheimer's Association, Orange County Walk to End Alzheimer's
The Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County is inviting Orange County residents to join in on the fig...read more.
Bug Bog Scavenger Haunt
Black bugs, bright bugs, flying bugs, slimy bugs – we like bugs! This month Pretend City Children...read more.
Day Out with Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013
Thomas the Tank Engine is pulling into Orange Empire Railway Museum for Day Out With Thomas: The Go...read more.
“Slippery When Wet”
Crystal Cove Alliance presents “Slippery When Wet,” a paint-out show and exhibit showcasing artists ...read more.
Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party
This is a really fun event for the children in your community! Please consider for your calendar and...read more.
The Nutcracker Ballet
This is a great production your readers will enjoy. Please Consider for your calendar and feel free ...read more.
Vampirate's
Back by popular demand, Pirate’s Dinner Adventure’s Halloween-themed show, “VamPirate’s” will return...read more.
Vampirate's
Back by popular demand, Pirate’s Dinner Adventure’s Halloween-themed show, “VamPirate’s” will return...read more.
Vampirate's
Back by popular demand, Pirate’s Dinner Adventure’s Halloween-themed show, “VamPirate’s” will return...read more.
Dancing at Lughnasa
A Drama that is painted against the backdrop of boyhood memories and dreams By Brian Friel Direc...read more.
GRIT Yoga Grand Opening Celebration
Make this Sunday a fun day at the Grand Opening of the highly anticipated GRIT Yoga in Newport Beach...read more.
Let Your Pet Become A Star At Brown Jordan
Come join us and let your pet become a star! Brown Jordan at SOCO presents PUP-arazzi on Saturday, N...read more.
XX Provincial Synod of the Original Province of the Anglican Catholic Church
The parish of St. Matthew’s, Newport Beach, CA, is pleased to host the XX Provincial Synod of the Or...read more.
Holiday Afternoon Tea
You're invited to join us for Holiday Afternoon Tea at Motif Restaurant at the Five-Star, Five-Diamo...read more.
Come Learn About The Sugar Cure
Pull your sweet tooth easily and safely with a nutritional supplement available in any good health f...read more.
Come Learn About The Sugar Cure
Pull your sweet tooth easily and safely with a nutritional supplement available in any good health f...read more.
Come Learn About The Sugar Cure
Pull your sweet tooth easily and safely with a nutritional supplement available in any good health f...read more.
Thanksgiving Dinner at Motif Restaurant
You're invited to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner with family and friends at Motif Restaurant at the award...read more.
Premier Recreation Open House
Check out our new facility and learn more about our great programming!...read more.
Premier Recreation Open House
Check out our new facility and learn more about our great programming! Food, Drinks and Kid Activ...read more.
Premier Recreation Open House
Check out our new facility and learn more about our great programming! Food, Drinks and Kid Activ...read more.
Premier Recreation Open House
Check out our new facility and learn more about our great programming! Food, Drinks and Kid Activ...read more.
Premier Recreation Open House
Check out our new facility and learn more about our great programming! Food, Drinks and Kid Activ...read more.
Premier Recreation Open House
Check out our new facility and learn more about our great programming! Food, Drinks and Kid Activ...read more.
Premier Recreation Open House
Check out our new facility and learn more about our great programming! Food, Drinks and Kid Activ...read more.
Gingerbread House Academy
You're invited to celebrate the holiday season at the Five-Star, Five-Diamond St. Regis Monarch Beac...read more.
Will Leather Goods Launch Event at Love & Whiskey
You're invited to the exclusive launch of Will Leather Goods at Love & Whiskey on Thursday, November...read more.
Photos and Visits with Santa Claus
You're invited to spend an afternoon with Santa Claus at the Five-Star, Five-Diamond St. Regis Monar...read more.
Bug Bog Scavenger Haunt
Black bugs, bright bugs, flying bugs, slimy bugs – we like bugs! This month Pretend City Children’s ...read more.
Christmas Eve Dinner at Motif
Join us for Christmas Eve Dinner at Motif Restaurant at the Five-Star, Five-Diamond St. Regis Monarc...read more.
Christmas Eve Dinner at Stonehill
You're invited to a luxurious Christmas Eve Dinner at Michael Mina's Forbes Four-Star Stonehill Tave...read more.
Christmas Day Brunch at Motif
You're invited to Motif Restaurant's world-class Christmas Day brunch at the St. Regis Monarch Beach...read more.
New Year's Eve in Motif
Join us in celebrating New Year's Eve at the acclaimed Motif Restaurant at the Five-Star, Five-Diamo...read more.
New Year’s Eve in Michael Mina’s Stonehill Tavern
You're invited to a New Year's Eve dining experience at the Forbes Four-Star Stonehill Tavern at The...read more.
New Year's Day Breakfast in Motif
You're invited to celebrate New Year's Day at Motif Restaurant at the Five-Star, Five-Diamond St. Re...read more.
Halloween Parade Float Viewing
Enjoy free family fun! Come see the gorgeous floats from the 89th annual Anaheim Halloween Parade on...read more.
Halloween Parade Float Viewing
Enjoy free family fun! Come see the gorgeous floats from the 89th annual Anaheim Halloween Parade on...read more.
Halloween Parade Float Viewing
Enjoy free family fun! Come see the gorgeous floats from the 89th annual Anaheim Halloween Parade on...read more.
Halloween Parade Float Viewing
Enjoy free family fun! Come see the gorgeous floats from the 89th annual Anaheim Halloween Parade on...read more.
Halloween Parade Float Viewing
Enjoy free family fun! Come see the gorgeous floats from the 89th annual Anaheim Halloween Parade on...read more.
Halloween Parade Float Viewing
Enjoy free family fun! Come see the gorgeous floats from the 89th annual Anaheim Halloween Parade on...read more.
Halloween Parade Float Viewing
Enjoy free family fun! Come see the gorgeous floats from the 89th annual Anaheim Halloween Parade on...read more.
Halloween Parade Float Viewing
Enjoy free family fun! Come see the gorgeous floats from the 89th annual Anaheim Halloween Parade on...read more.
Halloween Parade Float Viewing
Enjoy free family fun! Come see the gorgeous floats from the 89th annual Anaheim Halloween Parade on...read more.
Halloween Parade Float Viewing
Enjoy free family fun! Come see the gorgeous floats from the 89th annual Anaheim Halloween Parade on...read more.
Halloween Parade Float Viewing
Enjoy free family fun! Come see the gorgeous floats from the 89th annual Anaheim Halloween Parade on...read more.
Halloween Parade Float Viewing
Enjoy free family fun! Come see the gorgeous floats from the 89th annual Anaheim Halloween Parade on...read more.
Halloween Parade Float Viewing
Enjoy free family fun! Come see the gorgeous floats from the 89th annual Anaheim Halloween Parade on...read more.
German Christmas Market
Come stroll along the redwood boardwalk for a free Christkindlmarkt, a traditional German Christmas ...read more.
Lobby Lounge New Year's Eve
You're invited to celebrate New Year's Eve in the Lobby Lounge at the Five-Star, Five-Diamond St. Re...read more.
Spend Christmas Eve at Scott’s Restaurant
You're invited to spend Christmas Eve this year with family and friends at Scott's Restaurant & Bar ...read more.
Celebrate New Year's Eve Dinner at Scott’s Restaurant
Come ring in the New Year with family and friends at Scott's Restaurant & Bar, Orange County's favor...read more.
Scotch Sampling Wednesday - Fall Mixology Lesson at The St. Regis Monarch Beach
Locals and guests of the St. Regis Monarch Beach are invited to celebrate the fall season with a mas...read more.
San Francisco Solano MOPS Annual Holiday Boutique
San Francisco Solano MOPS Holiday Boutique - Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sta...read more.
Strollin' Safety Seminar
Come sweat it out at this FREE Strollin’ Safety Seminar! Get in a tough self-defense workout while m...read more.
Holistic Faire
Holistic Faire Saturday, October 26 11 AM – 5 PM Vendors, Gifts, Jewelry, Clothing, Crystals, F...read more.
Holistic Faire
Holistic Faire Saturday, October 26 11 AM – 5 PM Vendors, Gifts, Jewelry, Clothing, Crystals, F...read more.
Holistic Faire
Holistic Faire Saturday, October 26 11 AM – 5 PM Vendors, Gifts, Jewelry, Clothing, Crystals, F...read more.
Holistic Faire
Holistic Faire Saturday, October 26 11 AM – 5 PM Vendors, Gifts, Jewelry, Clothing, Crystals, F...read more.
Noon Year's Eve
5, 4, 3, 2, 1! The countdown has begun to Noon Year’s Eve on December 30-31. Why stay up till midnig...read more.
Animal Grossology
Animal Grossology gets to the nitty-gritty of some of the yuckiest stuff found in the animal kingdom...read more.
Seussical the musical!
FRIDAY & SATURDAY PERFORMANCES BEGIN AT 7:30 P.M. AND SATURDAY & SUNDAY MATINEES BEGIN AT 2:30 P.M...read more.
NCL Annual Holiday Boutique at The OC Mix at SOCO
The National Charity League (NCL) Newport Beach Chapter invites you, your family, and friends to com...read more.
Downtown Fullerton Scavenger Hunt
Complete scavenger hunt activities with participating businesses in Downtown Fullerton for a chance ...read more.
Play at OC's First Waldorf-Inspired, Art-Based Play Area at Granola Babies!
Granola Babies at The OC Mix at SOCO is introducing for the first-time ever in Orange County, a Wald...read more.
Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker
In cities around the world, The Nutcracker has become a Christmas holiday tradition, and the holiday...read more.
Dave & Buster’s Charity Dinner Supports Families Affected by Autism
The best of both worlds: A chance to help families affected by autism and, at the same time, experie...read more.
2nd Annual Dave & Buster’s Charity Golf Classic Supports Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)
It’s time to tee-up with professional athletes, celebrities and golf enthusiasts at the second annua...read more.
2nd Annual Dave & Buster’s Charity Golf Classic Supports Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)
It’s time to tee-up with professional athletes, celebrities and golf enthusiasts at the second annua...read more.
Pomona Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show
Check off your holiday shopping list at the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show in Pomona w...read more.
Pomona Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show
Check off your holiday shopping list at the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show in Pomona w...read more.
Maintaining a Healthy Life: A Health Fair Dedicated to Prevention and Screening for Cancer
We all seek to maintain a healthy life, and with help from the physicians and healthcare professiona...read more.
It's a Colorful Life
Treat mom to fun holiday gifts and a enter for a chance to win her a spa day! This year leave th...read more.
The Sugar Cure: Stop Sugar Cravings Effortlessly - $25
Stop sugar cravings easily and safely with a nutritional supplement available in any good health foo...read more.
Thanksgiving Brunch at Motif Restaurant
You're invited to enjoy Thanksgiving Brunch with family and friends at Motif Restaurant at the Five-...read more.
CA Limited Trunk Show at Deer Lovely + Whiskey Tango 1977
Deer Lovely and Whiskey Tango 1977 at The OC Mix at SOCO present the 'Stay Golden' event, featuring ...read more.
Thanksgiving Gourd Bowl Making Class
Locally grown in Fallbrook, gourds are a traditional and compostable way to hold our feast from tabl...read more.
Shop for Him - Special Holiday Evenings at Cloth & Metal
Do you need holiday gift ideas for the men in your life? Cloth & Metal, the single destination for t...read more.
Mix and Jingle at SOCO Thursday, December 12
Let's mix and jingle and celebrate the holidays, SOCO style! Join us at SOCO and The OC Mix in Costa...read more.
Santa is Coming to SOCO on December 14!
We've just received news from the North Pole that Santa is coming to visit SOCO in Costa Mesa! Join ...read more.
Christmas at the Beach
Charming Balboa Village in Newport Beach, California is starting off the holiday season at Christmas...read more.
A Christmas With Scrooge
Based on the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas with Scrooge tells the tale of curmudgeonly miser ...read more.
Small Business Saturday Celebration at Love & Whiskey
It’s that time of year again - small business Saturday! Please join us on Saturday, November 30th fr...read more.
Small Business Saturday Celebration at Love & Whiskey
It’s that time of year again - small business Saturday! Please join us on Saturday, November 30th fr...read more.
Small Business Saturday Celebration at Love & Whiskey
It’s that time of year again - small business Saturday! Please join us on Saturday, November 30th fr...read more.
Small Business Saturday Celebration at Love & Whiskey
It’s that time of year again - small business Saturday! Please join us on Saturday, November 30th fr...read more.
Small Business Saturday Celebration at Love & Whiskey
It’s that time of year again - small business Saturday! Please join us on Saturday, November 30th fr...read more.
Small Business Saturday Celebration at Love & Whiskey
It’s that time of year again - small business Saturday! Please join us on Saturday, November 30th fr...read more.
Little Match Girl / Gift of the Magi
Holiday Classics that reveal the humbling and heartwarming truths of Christmas Hans Christian And...read more.
German Christmas Market
Come stroll along the redwood boardwalk for Christkindlmarkt, a traditional German Christmas Market ...read more.
Ladies Night at Center Street Anaheim
We had so much fun on Ladies Night that we will have one more before the year is out! Bring your bes...read more.
Ladies Night at Center Street Anaheim
We had so much fun on Ladies Night that we will have one more before the year is out! Bring your bes...read more.
Ladies Night at Center Street Anaheim
We had so much fun on Ladies Night that we will have one more before the year is out! Bring your bes...read more.
Downtown Sounds
Come join the fun in downtown Anaheim for some good Downtown Sounds on Saturday, January 25, 2013, f...read more.
Five Acres 2013 Holiday Open House
Five Acres, a longstanding nonprofit committed to providing safety, well-being and permanency to chi...read more.
The Nutcracker by Ballet Repertory Theatre
300 spirited performers in dazzling costumes gracefully bring to life beloved holiday music in 15 fu...read more.
The Nutcracker by Ballet Repertory Theatre
300 spirited performers in dazzling costumes gracefully bring to life beloved holiday music in 15 fu...read more.
The Nutcracker by Ballet Repertory Theatre
300 spirited performers in dazzling costumes gracefully bring to life beloved holiday music in 15 fu...read more.
The Nutcracker by Ballet Repertory Theatre
300 spirited performers in dazzling costumes gracefully bring to life beloved holiday music in 15 fu...read more.
The Nutcracker by Ballet Repertory Theatre
300 spirited performers in dazzling costumes gracefully bring to life beloved holiday music in 15 fu...read more.
The Nutcracker by Ballet Repertory Theatre
300 spirited performers in dazzling costumes gracefully bring to life beloved holiday music in 15 fu...read more.
The Nutcracker by Ballet Repertory Theatre
300 spirited performers in dazzling costumes gracefully bring to life beloved holiday music in 15 fu...read more.
The Nutcracker by Ballet Repertory Theatre
300 spirited performers in dazzling costumes gracefully bring to life beloved holiday music in 15 fu...read more.
The Nutcracker by Ballet Repertory Theatre
300 spirited performers in dazzling costumes gracefully bring to life beloved holiday music in 15 fu...read more.
The Nutcracker by Ballet Repertory Theatre
300 spirited performers in dazzling costumes gracefully bring to life beloved holiday music in 15 fu...read more.
The Nutcracker by Ballet Repertory Theatre
300 spirited performers in dazzling costumes gracefully bring to life beloved holiday music in 15 fu...read more.
The Nutcracker by Ballet Repertory Theatre
300 spirited performers in dazzling costumes gracefully bring to life beloved holiday music in 15 fu...read more.
The Nutcracker by Ballet Repertory Theatre
300 spirited performers in dazzling costumes gracefully bring to life beloved holiday music in 15 fu...read more.
The Nutcracker by Ballet Repertory Theatre
300 spirited performers in dazzling costumes gracefully bring to life beloved holiday music in 15 fu...read more.
The Nutcracker by Ballet Repertory Theatre
300 spirited performers in dazzling costumes gracefully bring to life beloved holiday music in 15 fu...read more.
The Nutcracker by Ballet Repertory Theatre
300 spirited performers in dazzling costumes gracefully bring to life beloved holiday music in 15 fu...read more.
Celebrate Thanksgiving!
All Ages, specifically for: Young Toddler (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-4 years), Preschoolers (3-5 ye...read more.
Maker's Marketplace
Shop Handmade for the Holidays Unique Gifts & Decor for the Holiday Season from a curated selecti...read more.
2014 Progressive Insurance Los Angeles Boat Show
The 2014 Progressive Insurance Los Angeles Boat Show takes place February 6-9, cruising into the Los...read more.
BeachCandy’s CHOC Community Christmas Benefit Dec 15th
The holidays have arrived and BeachCandy Swimwear invites you to celebrate the first annual CHOC CDM...read more.
Christmas at the Beach
Join the Huntington State Beach Lifeguard Association (HSBLA) and Bolsa Chica State Beach at their 2...read more.
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) Hosts 1st Annual Sensitive Santa Event for Families Affected by Autism
Talk about Curing Autism (TACA) is hosting its first Sensitive Santa event to support families affec...read more.
Thomas & Friends Meet and Greet
Join us on Saturday, December 14th as Thomas & Friends make a special appearance at Discovery Scienc...read more.
HAPPY FOOD: HOLIDAY COOKIE BAKING RETREAT
Take a break from holiday shopping and join the culinary team of PIRCH at SOCO in Costa Mesa on Sund...read more.
Surfas Hands-On Holiday Dessert Cooking Class at SOCO
It’s no secret that the best part of the holiday season is the tasty desserts! What better way to le...read more.
CHOC Toy Drive
Help spread holiday cheer to patients at CHOC Children’s Hospital! Pretend City Children’s Museum is...read more.
Baby Steps through Pretend City!
Specifically for: Infant (0–18 months), Grownups. For the comfort of our infant guests, no older sib...read more.
Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning!
Specifically for: Infants (0–12 months), Young Toddlers (12–24 months), Toddlers (2–4 years), Presch...read more.
Lil' Me Mornings - Christmas Bucket List
Time: Monday – Friday 11:00a.m.; Saturday & Sunday 10:30a.m. Specifically for: Preschoolers (3-5...read more.
Harley-Davidson Toy Pick-Up (CHOC Toy Drive)
See Santa and his Harley Helpers. Hear the rumble as the Harley motorcycles join Santa to pick up th...read more.
Engaging Afternoons - Santa's Science Lab
Time: Tuesday – Friday 3:30p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 2:30p.m. Specifically for: Kindergarteners (5...read more.
Las Posadas Celebration
Today marks our annual Las Posadas celebration. This invites families to celebrate the first day of ...read more.
Winter Wunderland with Lululemon Dec 19th
Winter is almost here and you’re invited to a Winter Wunderland with Lululemon Athletica South Coast...read more.
Sensory Sensitive Holiday Celebration
The holiday season has fast approached us! With the holidays comes a change in schedules, a full hou...read more.
Sensitive Santa Visit & Photo Opportunity (Autism)
Specifically for: Families with children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum; Grown-ups Sa...read more.
Winter Solstice Celebration
Specifically for: Preschoolers (3-5 years), Kindergarteners (5-6 years) The beginning of winter ...read more.
Festival of Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa is here, and there are so many fun things to do! Each day children can light another candle ...read more.
Annual Noon-Year’s Party
Specifically for: Infants (0–12 months), Young Toddlers (12–24 months), Toddlers (2–4 years), Presch...read more.
BRUNCH with SANTA - Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant
BRUNCH WITH SANTA AT MI CASA! Date: Sunday, December 15th Time: Noon – 3pm Location: Mi Casa M...read more.
Complimentary Yoga Class with Olympian Jaime Komer on Dec 29th at lululemon Fashion Island
You're invited to come take a complimentary 1-hour yoga class with fitness expert and Olympic Medali...read more.
GRIT Yoga KARMA Class with Olympian Jaime Komer
GRIT Yoga KARMA Class with Olympian Jaime Komer You're invited to embrace the New Year with an Oly...read more.
Pretend City Symposium: Natural Experiences in Children’s Lives
Join Pretend City Children’s Museum for an evening of discussion and active demonstrations, as they ...read more.
St. Anne School Admissions Open House
Prospective students and families are invited to St. Anne School's Preschool – 8th Grade Admissions ...read more.
Truck Touch – Police Pals
Today is all about learning about police officers on patrol with a special visit from the Irvine Pol...read more.
Truck Touch - Fire Friends
What better guests to celebrate this Flag Day with than our firefighter friends from Station 51! Chi...read more.
Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning!
Knowing if your child is reaching their developmental milestones is important. Way to Play Days are ...read more.
Baby Steps through Pretend City!
Specifically for: Infant (0-18 months), grownups. For the comfort of our infant guests, no older sib...read more.
Baby Steps through Pretend City!
Specifically for: Infant (0-18 months), grownups. For the comfort of our infant guests, no older sib...read more.
Celebrate Tu B’Shevat!
Tu B’Shevat is a Jewish holiday known as “New Year for Trees” or “Birthday of the Trees,” a day that...read more.
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
Pretend City Open Full Day for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Member’s Only Hour: 9:00-10:00a.m.; Gener...read more.
Family Autism Event
Specifically for: Families with children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum; Pretend City wi...read more.
the VIZIO Bowl Championship Series Coaches’ Trophy
If you ever wanted to see the VIZIO Bowl Championship Series Coaches’ Trophy ™ presented by Dr Pep...read more.
Women Entrepreneurs of Orange County Extravaganza at The OC Mix at SOCO
The Women Entrepreneurs of Orange County invite you, your family and friends to join them for the 2n...read more.
Slammers FC Celebration at OC Mix Feb 8th
Soccer lovers— this will be an event you won’t want to miss! You are invited to join the entire Slam...read more.
Mardi Gras for Autism
The family-friendly, all abilities, free event is designed to encourage families to enjoy the fun of...read more.
"We *heart* you!"
Today from 9 am to 4 pm, join the Pradhan Studios for a fun heart-filled portrait of your child. Kid...read more.
Truck Touch - Park Ranger Pals
What is a park ranger’s life? Come find out by visiting Pretend City as local park rangers from OC p...read more.
Truck Touch - Park Ranger Pals
What is a park ranger’s life? Come find out by visiting Pretend City as local park rangers from OC p...read more.
Truck Touch - Ambulance Adventure
Emergency service workers and care providers take care of far more than just immediate emergencies, ...read more.
Cognac Mixology Event at The St. Regis Monarch Beach
Locals and guests of the St. Regis Monarch Beach are invited to celebrate the New Year with a master...read more.
Building Blocks for Toddlers
4 week Parent & Me class for 2 to 3 1/2 years old. Attend this play based class to observe and lear...read more.
Ultimate Chocolate Workshop at Surfas Culinary District at SOCO
You’re invited to join us for the Ultimate Chocolate Workshop at Surfas Culinary District at SOCO on...read more.
Walk for Kids
The Walk for Kids™ is a 5K walk designed to raise funds and awareness for the services and programs ...read more.
Valentine’s Day at Michael Mina’s Stonehill Tavern at The St. Regis Monarch Beach
Come celebrate Valentine’s Day at Michael Mina’s Forbes Four-Star Stonehill Tavern at The St. Regis ...read more.
”New Insights into the Beginnings of Alzheimer’s”
Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County presents the quarterly Research Update “The Beginnings of Alz...read more.
Celebrate Chinese New Year!
Children have never had so many reasons to learn some traditions associated with ringing in the new ...read more.
Shaolin Kungfu & Kids KungFu Class
Introduce your children to the Chinese culture and language through a beautiful martial arts present...read more.
Celebrate Australia Day at Pie-Not in Costa Mesa
Pie-Not, the only Aussie-style bakery in Orange County, invites you to celebrate the official nation...read more.
Mardi Gras for Autism
To support autism charities and special education 3,000 attendees are expected at Bourbon Street Bar...read more.
Assistance League of Newport-Mesa’s 7th Annual "Dancing for Tomorrow's Stars”
You’re invited to the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa’s 7th Annual "Dancing for Tomorrow's Stars” ...read more.
Camp Project Hope at SOCO Collection
Project Hope Alliance invites you, your family and friends to join them at Camp Project Hope on Sund...read more.
Valentine's Day at Scott's Restaurant & Bar
Come celebrate Valentine’s Day at Scott’s Restaurant & Bar, located in the heart of South Coast Metr...read more.
Parents Night Out at Bolsa Chica State Beach
Join the Huntington State Beach Lifeguard Association in a special Valentine's themed Parents Night ...read more.
Bring in Your Blues
From January 7-31, Fresh Produce is hosting Bring In Your Blues – a campaign to help collect denim f...read more.
Pinot and Picasso
You’re invited to spend the night as an artist at Pinot and Picasso hosted by Chuck Jones Center for...read more.
Autism Awareness Month Art Show in Fullerton
In observance of autism awareness month, local award-winning social justice-oriented art show “Art w...read more.
Fifth Annual “Mardi Gras for Autism”
To support autism charities and special education 3,000 attendees are expected at Bourbon Street Bar...read more.
Baby Steps through Pretend City!
Specifically for: Infants and Young Toddlers (0-18 months) only, grownups. For the comfort of our in...read more.
FREE Dental Screening!
Is your New Year’s Resolution to improve your families overall health? What better way to start then...read more.
Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning!
Specifically for: Infants (birth -12 months), Young Toddlers (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-4 years), P...read more.
Family Autism Event
Specifically for: Families with children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum; Pretend City w...read more.
Whiskey Tasting Wednesday at St. Regis Monarch Beach
Once Valentine’s Day festivities wind down, locals and guests of the St. Regis Monarch Beach are inv...read more.
Grey Goose Master Mixology Event at St. Regis Monarch Beach
Locals and guests of the St. Regis Monarch Beach are invited to celebrate the start of spring with a...read more.
Margarita Mixology Event at St. Regis Monarch Beach
With the summer party season just around the corner, locals and guests of the St. Regis Monarch Beac...read more.
Bloody Mary 80th Anniversary Celebration at St. Regis Monarch Beach
Locals and guests of the St. Regis Monarch Beach are invited to celebrate the 80th anniversary of th...read more.
“The Art of Helping” Children’s Art Auction
You are invited to “The Art of Helping” Children’s Art Auction on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 6 t...read more.
Steam Weekend
You'll see a classic steam locomotive in operation and get to ride behind this powerful locomotive. ...read more.
Railroadiana Swap Meet
Train enthusiasts, history buffs and those wanting to learn about Southern California's railway hist...read more.
Hoop-It-Up
Join us Saturday, March 1 at the Laguna Niguel YMCA Gym from 6PM-8AM for an overnight basketball eve...read more.
Winter VIP Event by Monica Bonakdar, MD
Discover the latest rejuvenation treatments and non-invasive cosmetic enhancement trends at Monica B...read more.
Join us for Room & Board South Coast Plaza Village New Collection Open House
You’re invited to Room & Board at South Coast Plaza Village New Collection Open House! This Saturday...read more.
Join us for Room & Board South Coast Plaza Village New Collection Open House
You’re invited to Room & Board at South Coast Plaza Village New Collection Open House! This Saturday...read more.
"Street Beat" at the Huntington Beach Library
The Friends of the Children's Library present "Street Beat", a theatrical drum and dance spectacular...read more.
Newport Beach Film Festival
If Sundance is too cold and Cannes is too far, the Newport Beach Film Festival may be just the ticke...read more.
Wedding Open House at Scott's Restaurant & Bar
You are invited to join Orange County’s bridal trendsetters for a wedding open house at Scott’s Rest...read more.
Storyboarding With Jeff DeGrandis
Join us for a storyboarding workshop with Animation Director and Produces, Jeff DeGrandis. Novic...read more.
Susan G. Komen Orange County Pink Tie Ball
The eighth annual Pink Tie Ball will take place at Kia Motors America, Inc. U.S. Headquarters on Sat...read more.
Mother's Day Brunch at St. Regis Monarch Beach
This Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11, treat mom to brunch at the world-famous Motif Restaurant at the F...read more.
Steampunk Carnivale
Celebrate Steampunk, also known as Victorian-era science fiction, at the first annual Iron Horse/Fa...read more.
Oedipus Rex
A Classic Tragedy that timelessly spreads great storytelling across the millennia By Sophocles ...read more.
Kickoff of GRIT Cycle Tween with ivivva athletica Community Ride
Tweens are invited to the first-ever “GRIT Cycle Tween” spin class. GRIT Cycle is calling all tweens...read more.
Iron Horse-Steampunk Carnivale
Celebrate Steampunk, also known as Victorian-era science fiction, at the first annual Iron Horse/Fam...read more.
Newport to Ensenada Race Kickoff Fiesta
Celebrate the upcoming Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race at the Kickoff Fiesta on Sunday, April 13, 201...read more.
Celebration of the Arts
This annual event is a fine arts and music festival, sponsored by the Yorba Linda Arts Alliance, in ...read more.
Sangria and Sceneries
Palates and Palettes is the Center’s series of wine and painting. These classes are modeled around t...read more.
Drop Off and Dine
Enjoy dinner without the kids, but have them nearby! Drop Off your children at the Chuck Jones Cente...read more.
2014 Living with Heart Gala
2014 Living with Heart Gala On Saturday, May 3, 2014, Mercy House will be holding our annual Livi...read more.
Modern Living at SOCO's Design Within Reach
Architecture buffs and home décor enthusiasts are invited to "Modern Living: Outside Southern Califo...read more.
National Tooth Fairy Day!
National Tooth Fairy Day is on Friday, February 28, 2014! Are you having trouble weaning your chi...read more.
Celebrate Mardi Gras and the Bayou Café Grand Opening!
Pretend City is throwing a party for Mardi Gras! Even though New Orleans is miles away, we’ll sing, ...read more.
Patty O'Furniture the St. Patty's Day Leprechaun
The Friends of the Children's Library invite you to come celebrate St. Patrick's Day early with magi...read more.
Crystal Cove Alliance to Host “Sea Stories” Art Show and Sale Featuring 30 Award-Winning Plein Air Artists
On Saturday, Mar. 15 and Sunday, Mar. 16 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Crystal Cove Alliance (CCA) will host “...read more.
3rd Annual Spring Fling at SOCO
On Sunday, April 6th, hop into spring with Smocking Birds’ third annual Spring Fling event at SOCO C...read more.
4th Annual OC Pregnancy & Beyond
Come celebrate pregnancy, birth, and motherhood on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 for the 4th Annual OC Pregn...read more.
"Draft Day" Film Premier with Kevin Costner
Join cast and crew of major motion picture “Draft Day” for an exclusive screening and the film's Wes...read more.
Way to Play Day at Pretend City!
What is Way to Play Day? Way to Play Day is designed to give parents more insight to their chil...read more.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Pretend City!
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the kids at Pretend City Children's Museum with a treasure hunt, Ir...read more.
Celebrate Purim at Pretend City!
Purim is one of the most festive Jewish holidays of the year. The annual celebration includes eating...read more.
FREE Speech and Language Screening at Pretend City!
Visit Pretend City Children's Museum on Tuesday, March 18 for a FREE Speech and Language Screening! ...read more.
Newport to Ensenada Kick-off Race Viewing at Balboa Pier
You're invited to watch the exciting start of boats from all around the world set sail from the Balb...read more.
Second Annual Making the Cut Live Hair Show Competition to Name Orange County’s Top Stylist
Scott Fontana, celebrity stylist and owner of Cristophe Salon Newport Beach, has released the date o...read more.
First Day of Spring
A.M. Activities: Music & Movement, Good to Go Game P.M. Activities: Science Secrets, Nature Tales ...read more.
Jason Olive's "Devil's Churn" Book Signing at Environment at SOCO
You're invited to celebrate the unique works of famed photographer, Jason Olive, at his fine art pho...read more.
Celebrate Mom at SOCO and The OC Mix
Celebrate Mom at SOCO and The OC Mix on Thursday, May 1 from 6-9pm! This fun, free event will kick o...read more.
Scouts Honor Grand Opening Party at Woodbury Town Center
You’re invited to celebrate the Scouts Honor Grand Opening on Thursday, April 3 from 6-9 pm at the W...read more.
“Oh, Say Can You Sing” Fairhaven Memorial’s Annual Singing Contest 2014
Would you like to perform the National Anthem in front of an audience of 3,500 on Memorial Day? Now’...read more.
“Gritty Up” at GRIT Cycle
You’re invited to “Gritty Up,” a 3-hour spin session benefiting the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, at...read more.
AAA Road Safety Day - Open Roads
It’s surprising to know that many children don’t really know where food comes from. Today Pretend Ci...read more.
“Discover Hope” at Fairhaven Memorial Park’s 20th Annual Easter Sunrise Service
Discover the hope of Easter at Fairhaven Memorial Park on Sunday, April 20th at 6:00 a.m. Fairhaven ...read more.
Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County To Honor “Visionary Women” at Annual Luncheon
On Friday, May 9 at 10 a.m., Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County (AAOC) will host its 8th annual ...read more.
Legally Blonde the Musical
Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical about self-discov...read more.
OC Register Family Summer Camp & Activities Fair
OC Register Family Summer Camp & Activities Fair ...read more.
Art OC @ TheMIX - A Gallery Pop-Up Featuring OC's Premier Artists
SOCO and The OC Mix have announced "Art OC @TheMix" a pop-up gallery series celebrating some of the ...read more.
Celebrate Mother’s Day Brunch at Scott’s Restaurant & Bar
This Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11, from 11 am to 3 pm, treat mom to brunch at the award-winning Scot...read more.
Enjoy Easter Brunch at Scott’s Restaurant & Bar
Celebrate the Easter holiday with a delicious brunch at the award-winning Scott’s Restaurant and Bar...read more.
Schramsberg Winemaker Dinner with Hugh Davies at Scott’s Restaurant & Bar
Scott's Restaurant & Bar is delighted to announce Hugh Davies, CEO & winemaker of Schramsberg Winery...read more.
2014 Living with Heart Gala
This year, Mercy House will be holding our Annual Spring Gala “Living With Heart” on May 3, 2014. Th...read more.
DYLN Inspired Launch Party
You’re invited to the Official Brand and Retail Launch Party of DYLN Inspired on Tuesday, April 29, ...read more.
First Annual Taste of Balboa
You’re invited to join us on Sunday, April 13 from 11am – 4pm at Balboa Village for the first-ever T...read more.
Serve It Up For Diabetes!
Enjoy a round of tennis for a great cause at “Serve It Up for Diabetes” hosted by Chapman Alpha Gamm...read more.
Schramsberg Winemaker Dinner with Hugh Davies at Scott’s Restaurant & Bar
Scott's Restaurant & Bar is delighted to announce Hugh Davies, CEO & winemaker of Schramsberg Winery...read more.
Brea Community Eggstravaganza & Carnival Hosted By Celebration Worship Center
Eggstravaganza Saturday Celebration is hosting a community wide Eggstravaganza on Saturday April 19...read more.
The Center for Autism Grand Opening Family Fun Day
On Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., community members are welcome to come tour The Cen...read more.
Annual Easter Fair in Mission Viejo
Enjoy a fun-filled day with the family. Easter egg hunt, 25’ shark slide, face painting, petting zoo...read more.
Vino and Vignettes
Palates and Palettes is the Center’s series of wine and painting. These classes are modeled around t...read more.
Pretend City Playgroups
Play is the way your child learns and grows. What better place to play than at Pretend City where im...read more.
Paint Yard at Pretend City
Practice your artistic talents at Pretend City’s new outdoor Paint Yard! This new area will combine ...read more.
Wizard of OZ ~ Imagination Celebration
We're off to see the Wizard at Arts & Learning Conservatory's live stage production of the Wizard of...read more.
Israel Expo 2014
2014 ISRAEL EXPO Higher…Stronger…Faster SUNDAY, May 18, 2014 The community is welcome to join J...read more.
SOCO and The OC Mix's Design Open House Event
You're invited to celebrate all things design and decor related at SOCO and The OC Mix's Design Open...read more.
Judy Moody Author at Central Library
Meet Megan McDonald, award-winning author of the popular Judy Moody, Stink, and Judy Moody & Stink b...read more.
Juggling with David Cousin
Celebrate National Library Week at this fun, entertaining event with world-record holding juggler, D...read more.
Music for Children: Featuring the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra Youth Ensemble
"Art Inspired by Music" is the theme of this year's performance. It will include a piece entitled "P...read more.
32nd Annual Donald Bren Honors Concert - "Festival of Sounds"
Each year, IPSF, in partnership with the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD), presents the Donald ...read more.
4th Annual IPSF Tee It Up for Education Golf Tournament
The IPSF Annual Tee It Up for Education Golf Tournament is an opportunity to play golf and network w...read more.
Renegade Racing's 3rd Annual iTRYathlon for Women & Youth
IPSF is proud to be a charitable beneficiary of Renegade Racing's 3rd Annual iTRYathlon on Saturday,...read more.
Balboa Car Show
The Balboa Car Show is jump-starting your week every Sunday from 7:00am - 9:00am in the heart of New...read more.
The 31st Annual California Strawberry Festival
Jam packed with festivities and indulgent strawberry eats, The 31st Annual California Strawberry Fes...read more.
ART OC Grand Opening Celebration
You’re invited to celebrate the grand opening of the first-ever ART OC pop-up gallery at The OC Mix ...read more.
Prehistoric Pets at the Library
It's a Prehistoric Party! Meet and learn about exotic animals from around the world at this program ...read more.
Spring into Gardening
It’s National Library Week! The Library, in partnership with Sherman Gardens, invites kids to Spring...read more.
Juggling with David Cousin
Celebrate National Library Week with five-time world-record holding juggler, David Cousin. It's afun...read more.
Craft-o-Saurus at the Library
Have fun making crafts from the stone age! For ages 3-8. Free. Register online at newportkids.org...read more.
4th Annual Red Dot Auction
Save the Date! Chuck Jones Center for Creativity invites you and a guest to the 4th Annual Red D...read more.
Great Strides- Walking to End Cystic Fibrosis
Beginning in 2007, The Garberg Force created an official team walk for Great Strides, the Cystic Fib...read more.
5th Annual YAS-A-THON
Spin to beat cancer! Join YAS Founder and ThinkCure! board member Kimberly Fowler along with othe...read more.
1st Annual “Rock the City” Talent Showcase
Add some Rock N’ Roll to Pretend City! If your child loves to dance, sing, and perform on stage, Pre...read more.
Family Game Night
Join Pretend City for a lively Family Game Night full of fun and entertainment! Enjoy an exciting m...read more.
5th Annual Family Fun & Wellness Fair
The 5th Annual, Good To Go From Head To Toe Family Fun & Wellness Fair is taking place on Saturday, ...read more.
“Celebrate Your Earth” Day at Bolsa Chica
Bolsa Chica State Beach will be hosting its second annual “Celebrate Your Earth” Day. This free eve...read more.
Easter Celebration
A.M. Activities: 10:00a.m. (sharp) Easter Egg Hunt P.M. Activities: Good to Go Game, Science for th...read more.
Ripple Kids In Action Summer Challenge 2014
You’re invited to join Ripple Kids for a free family-fun event on Sunday, June 8 from 12 pm – 3 pm a...read more.
Imagination Celebration
In the words of Albert Einstein, “Logic will get you from A to Z, imagination will get you everywher...read more.
Celebrate Earth Day
Calling all “greenies”! Today is your day to paint the city green. Pretend City is proud to ho...read more.
“The Story of Our Flag”: Fairhaven Memorial Park’s 22nd Annual Memorial Day Service
Join Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary and discover “The Story of Our Flag” at its 22nd Annual Memo...read more.
24 Carrots Pop-Up Dinner Series
You're invited to the much anticipated pop-up dinner series from Southern California's most sought-a...read more.
Live Music at GOOD FOOD Hall: The Rockabillys
At the wonderful and intimate food space, GOOD FOOD Hall located in Center Street Anaheim, 201 Cente...read more.
Surfas South of the Border Cooking Class
You’re invited to create authentic south-of-the-border favorites on Sunday May 25 from 12-3 pm at Su...read more.
Orange County Children's Theater presents "Into the Woods, Jr"
The Brothers Grimm "go Broadway" as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale in INTO THE W...read more.
Annie Get Your Gun
Anything you can do, I can do better. So says Irving Berlin in his blockbuster show that has deligh...read more.
SOCO Nights – Family Fun Pizza and Movie Night
You’re invited to the first of many SOCO Nights on Tuesday, June 3 from 5 – 9 pm at SOCO in Costa Me...read more.
An Evening with Michael Mina - and His Greatest Hits - at Stonehill Tavern, St. Regis Monarch Beach
You're invited to a private dining event with Michelin-starred chef, Michael Mina, at the Forbes Fou...read more.
Celebrate Father’s Day at Scott’s Restaurant & Bar
Treat Dad to the meal he really craves this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15 at Scott's Restaurant & Ba...read more.
OC "Walk To Cure Arthritis"
Event: Walk to Cure Arthritis – Orange County & Inland Empire When: Sunday, June 1, 2014 Where: An...read more.
Cloth & Metal’s Grand Re-Opening Party at SOCO Collection
You’re invited to celebrate Cloth & Metal’s grand re-opening on Sunday, June 8 from Noon to 4 pm. Th...read more.
Rocket Launch 2014
Imagination goes sky-high as your little engineer tests their rocket-building skills during a day fu...read more.
Gritty Up Silent Auction Soiree
You’re invited to the Gritty Up Silent Auction Soiree at Canaletto Ristorante Veneto at Fashion Is...read more.
Fertility 101
Is fertility treatment an option for you and your partner? Join fertility specialist Jane Frederi...read more.
All My Sons
A domestic drama that powerfully reveals unalterable truths By Arthur Miller | Directed by Kevin ...read more.
Adventures in Homeschooling Conference
A statewide gathering of homeschoolers and their families for learning, friendship, support, and fun...read more.
Musical Petting Zoo
Come check out Pretend City’s musical petting zoo! Children will have the opportunity to touch, play...read more.
Mother's Day Celebration at Pretend City!
Mother’s Day is a special occasion to honor mothers everywhere, to shower them with love, care, and ...read more.
Pinot and Picasso
Palates and Palettes is the Center’s series of wine and painting. These classes are modeled around t...read more.
Bordeaux and Brushstrokes
Palates and Palettes is the Center’s series of wine and painting. These classes are modeled around t...read more.
Bordeaux and Brushstrokes
Palates and Palettes is the Center’s series of wine and painting. These classes are modeled around t...read more.
2014 Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival presented by Tommy Bahama
Come join us on Saturday, June 7 for the 5th annual Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festi...read more.
Ribs, Pigs, & Watermelons - Pro BBQ Competition and Beer Festival
This fun event is being held to help raise the needed funding to continue the work of the “Homeless ...read more.
SOCO Supports the Orange County launch of Cycle Cause
Orange County native, and Stop SAM co-founder Luke Mysse will be riding 5000 miles to raise support ...read more.
Summer Creativity Camps!
Join us at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity for our summer Creativity Camps! Each camp is desig...read more.
The Ultimate Recycling Machine at Pretend City!
This summer Pretend City is introducing the Ultimate Recycling Machine. This large scale hands-on ex...read more.
Kindermusik in the Neighborhood at Pretend City!
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Smocking Bird's Grand Re-Opening Party
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Celebrate Shavuot at Pretend City!
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Cotton Patch Gospel
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BPYT Presents The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Broadway Musical
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Open House Lunch
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Fourth of July at The St. Regis Monarch Beach
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24 Carrots Second Pop-Up Dinner
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Summer Creativity Camps 2: It's an Intergalactic World
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Waterworks Aquatics 10 Year Anniversary Extravaganza & Safety Day
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Baby Steps through Pretend City!
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Way to Play Day at Pretend City
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Celebrate Father's Day at Pretend City
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SoCo Nights Movie Screening
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Fairhaven Memorial Park’s “Movies in the Park” featuring “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”
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Free Speech and Language Screenings at Pretend city
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Tiki 101 at The Mixing Glass
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9 Easy Steps To Make Sure Your Kids Are Protected No Matter What
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9 Easy Steps To Make Sure Your Kids Are Protected No Matter What - TELESEMINAR
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The Undefeated's All-Star Banquet
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Join park staff in a free, one hour family program at the Bolsa Chica Campground Amphitheater. In th...read more.
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Join The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders for our recreational Summer Camp Program! ...read more.
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Broadcast from London in HD Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre in Association with Arts Orange C...read more.
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3rd Annual Serve It Up for the Troops Tennis Tournament You’re invited to the 3rd Annual Serve It U...read more.
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Climb aboard for a journey along our California coast! This “boat” will take you above and below sur...read more.
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Junior Ranger Program: Sea Shells
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Junior Ranger Program:Microscopes & Plankton
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New S.T.A.R Soccer Class at Pretend City!
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Free Vision Screenings
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Free ASQ Developmental Screenings with Pretend City!
Regular developmental screenings in the early years make sure that children are on track and helps i...read more.
Friendship Day Fun at Pretend City!
This Friendship Day, spend time together with the people you care about most. Gather up all of your ...read more.
Creating Water Heroes at Pretend City
Learn about what it takes to become a lifesaving professional and how these people make our beaches ...read more.
Cooking with Kids at Pretend City!
Even if you do not see yourself as a chef, with children you can create tasty meals and snacks with ...read more.
Baby Steps through Pretend City!
Make sure your baby dons water wear for this special summertime Baby Steps event. This exclusive inf...read more.
Laura’s House Second Annual HOPE Golf Tournament: Building Brighter Futures for Families Affected by Domestic Violence, Sponsored by South County Maserati of Mission Viejo
Join Laura’s House on Monday, August 11 for its second annual HOPE Golf Tournament: Building Brighte...read more.
Free Social and Emotional Behavior Screening at Pretend City
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Creativity Camps At the Chuck Jones Center For Creativity
Join us at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity for our summer Creativity Camps! Each camp is desig...read more.
OC MIX SIDEWALK SALE
You are invited to shop a carefully curated selection of clothing, accessories, home goods and more ...read more.
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Everyone knows whales are large and in charge – but which whale is the biggest? Come find out during...read more.
Hoag Blood Drive
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This summer as you prepare to head out to the beach make sure you’re prepared! Our partners from Dr....read more.
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Do you know the 10 Essentials of a successful and safe trip to the beach? This program will cover wh...read more.
Being Healthy at the Beach with Pretend City
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Litter for Lunch at Pretend City
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Deep Blue Sea Life at Pretend City
Come experience sea life at Pretend City Children’s Museum! Newport Landing Whale Watching will take...read more.
Rock 'N Jobs at Pretend City
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MEGA Sports Camp - not your average VBS!
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Celebrate Pretend City’s 5th Birthday Weekend!
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Let’s be honest, everyone has heard of the “terrible twos”. Join Pretend City to learn how children ...read more.
Engaging Engineering at Pretend City!
Project Engineering bridges the boundaries between engineering and project management, leading the t...read more.
SOCO Movie Night
SOCO Movie Night Summer may be drawing to a close, but there is still fun to be had at SOCO Coll...read more.
Baby Steps through Pretend City!
When you and your baby crawl or toddle through the Pretend City neighborhood, your child learns abou...read more.
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Clown Around Town with Pretend City!
Making people laugh is something that comes naturally to children. Their wonderful, fun, and lively ...read more.
Photography Exhibition & Reception @ SOCO
Renowned professional photographers Pasquale Ferazzoli and Mick Victor invite you to the grand openi...read more.
Annual When I Grow Up Day at Pretend City!
What do you want to be when you grow up? Do you want to draw and illustrate books and cartoons? Or...read more.
Family Autism Event with Pretend City
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Every year we take our kids to see Santa at The Crystal Court. He's a good Santa, with a real beard ...more

Shop Heavenly Hostess in Orange
If you want to find a gift that will make the receiver think you are the most clever, stylish girl t...more

The seven dreadful party personalities
I would like to preface this list by saying that I like most people. I'm super stubborn that way. Yo...more

Give your husband the gift of a good make-out session
With Christmas bearing down on us, now is the time you need some creative gift ideas.  Let me h...more

VIDEO: Disneyland's Princess Tiana's Showboat Jubilee
My interview with Tiana from the Princes and The Frog and also more info on how Disneyland Park visi...more

Have yourself a merry handmade Christmas
Have you heard of the Handmade Movement? You must have heard someone, somewhere utter the word "Etsy...more

Ways to amuse yourself at Starbucks
 Peet's Coffee is my favorite coffee, but when circumstances make Starbucks more convenient (wh...more

Successfully dodging my holiday responsibilities
We look like normal, grown women.  We have jobs and pay property taxes.  We swoon at Anthr...more

The cupcake IS the party with The Meringue Bake Shop
   So, let me get this straight: The cupcake IS the party? Awesome. Kristin from The ...more

OC Family Bloggers invade etnies!
This week etnies, the OC-based action sports footwear and apparel maker, invited a whole load of mom...more

What Disneyland means to Orange County
I hosted the first Alive in Wonderland Radio show last Friday. Yep, after talking to Kim Porrazzo on...more

Anaheim Ducks: I won't quit you
Sometimes it's not easy being an Anaheim Ducks fan, but this season has been particularly brutal--an...more

10 Things Mommy wishes she could stop doing
1.) Regretting ever wearing overalls in public, pregnant or not. 2.) Believing these evil lies ...more

Win a behind the scenes tour at etnies!
  Come join the OC Family bloggers for a behind the scenes look into etnies, the skateboarder o...more

The lone mom blogger at OC Metro's Hot 25 Party
This week Larry, my husband, and I attended OC Metro's Hot 25 Party at the Island Hotel in Newport B...more

KIDS EAT FREE OC: Sundays at "A" Restaurant
One thing we want to do here at The OC Family Blogs is bring you local news and happenings in Orang...more

Girls in glasses
"Boys don't make passes at girls who wear glasses," Dorothy Parker. I'm totally fine with that. Look...more

Dear Baby Einstein, you can keep the cash!
“I’m Julie Clark, founder of Baby Einstein…” More women have gotten naked to the sound of Julie...more

Good times at the Buddy Walk!
 Yesterday, my family and I participated in the Orange County Down Syndrome Association's "Budd...more

Oh, the Laundry Gods are exacting their revenge on me
I think I may have irrevocably angered the Laundry Gods throughout my life, to the point now, they a...more

Momologie gives daily inspiration
 Have you heard of Momologie? It’s a new web site and daily newsletter created by two moms...more

The Post Halloween Tradition
The day after Halloween involves the time honored tradition of tallying up the goods and assimilatin...more

You're so Orange County. Why, thank you!
“You're soooo Orange County." Have you ever had anyone say that to you? I have, lots of times. And I...more

Watch my Halloween Dance Party video
My eight-year-old daughter, Emily, and I made this Halloween dance party video just for kicks. ...more

Happy Mother's Day!
Wishing every mom a very Happy Mother's Day! I hope you all woke up to something like this...An...more

Mommy iMoments
Noel from the OC Family blog Mommy iMoments is  hosting iMoment Mondays on her blog everyweek. ...more

Act now and I'll throw in an 8-year old
Who does this remind you of...   "Please go brush your hair again," I ask my daughter in t...more

Time to play 'What's that smell?'
One of my favorite things to do with my family is go to The Balboa Fun Zone.  I remember going ...more

Put down the Purell and go see "Babies"
Babies are resilient.  Babies are tough. Babies have a wicked sense of humor. Babies can spend...more

My new addiction: Crackpotle
I always do this. I find something I like and I go overboard. I obsess. I fall head over heels. I ge...more

Hanging out at The Spectrum
On Saturday my family and I spent the afternoon at The Irvine Spectrum. I've gotten heat for writing...more

Lost without LOST? I'm here for you
I've never watched LOST.  I'm not some sort of social deviant. I'm not out of step with the tim...more

New shopping carts at Target cause hysteria
**Totally fabricated news story**Irvine, Ca.,  Police were called to the Target on Jamboree and...more

A Memorial Day tradition
It's a valuable OC Tradition. For the past five years we have taken our kids to the Memorial Day Ser...more

EXCLUSIVE: World of Color at California Adventure
Last night I was among a handful of bloggers and print media types who were invited to view a World ...more

Me, over-caffeinated? Don’t I wish.
I feel sorry for my coffee cup. I do. My husband says he can tell how my day fared by the state my m...more

Tanaka Farms Cookout Tour
Spending the day as a farmer isn't something Orange County kids get to do very often. But on Sunday ...more

Video: OC Family Mom Bloggers talk about summer
Come and listen to OC Family Mom Bloggers talk about different topics in our new series called: Vlog...more

Do you let your young kids do PG-13?
"Every family is different," is what I tell my kids. They want to do what everyone else is doing, I ...more

"World of Color" lives up to the hype
Check out my video with a Disney "expert" about World of Color." On Thursday night Disney's Cal...more

McDonald's Shrek glasses? Turn them in!
Were you as smitten with the Shrek glasses at McDonald's as I was?  Well, maybe not as much as ...more

Video: OC Family Mom Bloggers talk about birth control
I can't wait for you to watch the latest episode of OC Family's Vloggersations! The bloggers are hon...more

Ruby's Sky Ranch has something for everyone
Ruby's Sky Ranch is a new concept for the Orange County classic--Ruby's Diner.    Lo...more

10 Great Family Movies Your Kids Might Not Have Seen
Prefect for a summer family film festival!These are 10 Great Family Movies1. E.T.: There's a reason ...more

The Twitter Baby
OC Family's very own Kara-Noel, from the She's Crafty blog, had her baby on Monday morning and she T...more

Ridemakerz: Let's hear it for the boys!
  Sometimes it feels like my daughter and I are always dragging my son along on "girlie" activ...more

Video: Mommy Confessions
Parenting can do this to you.Make you a liar.Make you a fugitive in your own home.Make you a thief.M...more

Thank Goodness for Children's Hospital of OC (CHOC)
Last week I joined some of OC's best bloggers on a tour of Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHO...more

Friday Five: Meeting Personality Types
Friday Five is a feature I used to have on my personal blog, but I'm now moving it on over to OC Fam...more

How we spent our Fourth of July
The Fourth of July Parade in Huntington Beach is our family tradition. This year we snagged a great ...more

OMGawd! I tried. I really tried.
I tried. My daughter and I like to go to dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory in Newport Beach t...more

The Rainbow Sandals Outlet in San Clemente
Every year my family jumpstarts the summer with a trip to the Rainbow Sandals Outlet in San Clemente...more

Video: OC Family Bloggers give their parenting advice
Jen, an OC Family Blogger ("OC Transplant"), is expecting her first baby. We thought we'd shell out ...more

Giving away 2 Mom Calendars from Orange Circle Studio
As much as I hate to admit it, my iPhone just can't do it all.  I keep a wildly busy schedule a...more

Best Shot Monday: Summer Growth
On Mondays I contribute a photo to Tracey Clark's Best Shot Monday. She provides a theme and th...more

Online Relationship Leads to OC Amber Alert
Like most of you, I've been following the Amber Alert that started in Orange County yesterday. I fir...more

Mom makes it through 1st month of summer
**Totally fabricated news story**Irvine, ca. An Irvine mom said she was thankful to have survived th...more

5 FREE things to do in OC with kids this summer
Friday Five: Here's my personal list of 5 things I suggest you must do with your kids this summer in...more

VIDEO: The OC Fair is here!
The OC Fair this year is packed with fried sugar bombs, frozen works of art, and rides galore.  ...more

Best Shot Monday: Collecting Summer Treasures
Here's my photo for OC photographer Tracey Clark's Best Shot Monday.  The theme today is "Colle...more

VLOG: Stay-at-Home Moms Speak Out
In this week's Vloggersation, four OC Family Mom Bloggers who are stay-at-home moms talk about their...more

Happy Birthday Disneyland Love, Me
"I don't want the public to see the world they live in while they're at Disneyland. I want to feel t...more

An interview with Tony Hawk
 Check out my interview with Tony Hawk from Saturday at Downtown Disney.Tony Hawk is widely acc...more

The Comedy Stylings of My Mom
Today is my mom's birthday, so why not post this story I wrote about her to wish her a Happy Birthda...more

Win Tickets to see Sid The Science Kid
Sid the Science Kid is going to make a personal appearance at The Discovery Science Center this Sund...more

Surviving a Slumber Party
Throwing your daughter a slumber party, you say? Make sure to stock-up on Love's Baby Soft and Lip ...more

Win Tickets to OC Foodie Fest Event!
What ya doing on August 28th?  Want to go to Orange County's very first Gourmet Food Truck even...more

VLOG: The OC Family Working Moms Are Talking
Today's OC Family Vloggersation is all about working moms.  Two weeks ago the stay-at-home mom ...more

Are you down with Disneyland upping its prices?
Starting tomorrow, the cost to spend time at "The Happiest Place on Earth" might make your pocketboo...more

Loose Tooth Help
I need help. Take a look at this doomed tooth. It's been loose and now dangling for the last month.&...more

Update: Loose Tooth Watch 2010
Here's an update on Loose Tooth Watch 2010. While we were at Disneyland yesterday, Ben took a b...more

HomeHer10: You attended, but just didn't know it
Over this past weekend hundreds of bloggers attended the conference BlogHer in New York City. BlogHe...more

Me to Pediatrician: You're Fired!
"I'm just so frustrated!" my girlfriend said as she wiped her son's perpetually runny nose.  "H...more

5 Troublesome Crowd-Walkers Identified
 Doesn't is seem like during summer you spend a lot of time in crowds: the OC Fair; Disneyland;...more

Win Family 4-Pack to Wild Rivers Waterpark!
   Summer isn't over yet, but the humdrums have set in haven't they?  Me thinks it's ...more

Video: A Day at Pelican Hill Resort
A Day at Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Coast.Spending a day at Newport Coast's The Pelican Hill Res...more

Grace and Poise at a Nail Salon
To me, going to the nail salon is a little respite. A bastion of twenty-five dollar luxury. A place ...more

Join me in the Disneyland CHOC Walk!
Lemonade anyone?  My kids along with their neighborhood buddies set up a lemonade stand on the...more

Calling all OC Dads! Be in OC Family Magazine!
The November OC Family is our "Dads Issue" and we're looking for OC Dads to feature in our pictorial...more

Video: Food Trucks are for families too!
The food truck craze has taken off with the help of Twitter, Facebook and the Food Network show "The...more

What it's like being related to me
Today is my husband, Larry's, birthday and since he's a twin it's also his brother's birthday. That'...more

Win tickets to "Walking With Dinosaurs" at Honda Center
Watch the video from last night.  Last night a colossal show came to the Honda Center. It was m...more

The Real Deal: The Truth About Baby Showers
Driving to my friend Jen's baby shower Emily, my daughter, turned down the radio and asked, "Why do ...more

Win 95th Anniversary Edition Raggedy Ann doll
Today is an old friend's birthday; Raggedy Ann turns 95 years old.  She's lookin' good for her ...more

The Three Disneyland Moms are here to help!
You might have noticed, I'm a big Disney fan. I write about it often here on my blog and over the pa...more

Mom, you can let go now
This was a big summer for Emily, my nine-year old daughter.  There were a lot of firsts, but th...more

Frenchy's Great Escape!
Check out my story on the writer's collaborative blog--Smartly OC."Frenchy's Great Escape" is about ...more

The Five Worst Selling Yankee Candles--Ever
Yep, I love a good Yankee Candle, but given my inability to follow the most basic fire safety rules ...more

Win Tickets to see "Peter Pan" at OCPAC
Peter Pan is coming to The Orange County Performing Arts Center Sept. 28th through Nov. 21st, but th...more

CHOC Rocks with Ryan Seacrest and Radio Lollipop
Radio Lollipop is CHOC's in-house radio station that spins the tunes for patients and their families...more

Vlog: The struggle of infertility
Some things are just hard to write about.  I'm not embarrassed to talk about my infertility str...more

Toto, I don't think we belong in the toy aisle anymore
I don't get too fired up about many things, but if you've been reading my blog for awhile you know t...more

Super Scary Fun at Disneyland's Halloween Time
This year Disneyland Resorts is offering even more spooktacular fun during Halloween Time. It's one ...more

Angry Julie Monday

Growing Up in Orange County
A month before I graduated sixth grade, I was told we were moving.  I had lived in Hacienda Hei...more

Tick Tock, Tick Tock
For the past two weeks, I’ve heard daylight savings is on November 1st. I always had a love/hate wit...more

Halloween Whoopie Pies
My friend, Kristin from Meringue Bake Shop wanted to share a recipe with my readers. She thought it...more

I Got The Scoop On Farrell's
My best friend, Stacey, and I headed out for some retail therapy today. We decided on The Shops at M...more

No, I Won't Join Your Mafia
Once again, I'm annoyed with Facebook. I'm pretty sure you wondering, why don't I just delete my a...more

A Little Recipe for Pumpkin Muffins
I'm a member of the Junior League of Orange County, CA. We had a new cookbook come out last month, ...more

Emily Post
I've been wanting to post about this for awhile now. Sarah inspired me via Twitter. She posted t...more

It's Turkey Time
I'm trying to be a bit more organized lately. I love decorating for the Holidays, but sometimes I...more

Potato Chip Chicken Nuggets
I'm attempting to learn how to cook. We have a family recipe book that my aunt created. I've gone...more

Simple and easy gift, peppermint body scrub
Here's an easy and simple Holiday Gift idea.  You can buy all of the ingredients at your local...more

Movie lover's will love this gift
My best friend, Stacey, posted this on her Facebook account. Stacey is way more creative than I am. ...more

Autism in the O.C.

Because Bubble Baths are Overrated
Hey.You know you've always wanted to know what taking a bath with a wicker basket would be like. Don...more

Why Red Robin Rocks (and a $50 Gift Card Giveaway!)
I’m not going to lie to you; there’s little else I love more than sitting down to a delicious meal ...more

Groceries: 'Cause Your Neighbors Are Out of Sugar Too
Does this picture make you break out in a cold sweat?Would you rather chew off your right index fing...more

It's the Little Things
Society has really come a long way since Leo Kanner first coined the term Autism to describe a serie...more

Therapy Talk
If there's one thing we really strive for in Andrew’s therapy program, it's to generalize his new sk...more

You're Not Alone
After the initial shock of my son’s Autism diagnosis wore off I was faced with trying to get back to...more

Welcome to Autism in the O.C.
In 2004, one week after turning two years old, my firstborn son Andrew was diagnosed with Autism. It...more

Back to Work Dad

Use your Network (a long awaited job hunting tip)
So back when I changed the name of this blog to "Back to work Dad" my desire was to include occasion...more

Please forgive my absence
Okay, please forgive me, I know I haven't posted anything since Mother's Day, but really it's not ...more

Happy Mother's Day
To all the mother's out there, You are teachers, therapists, and role models. You help us all to do ...more

Making it all worth while
So I know I haven’t been posting much lately, and I have some great things to post about too, but I ...more

Pool side safety
I'd like to tell you a little story, this is a true story from my one long summer as a pool life gua...more

Real men wear Bjorn's:
It feels like it's been a month since I last posted, so here's a quick recap to get you all caught u...more

I have a problem
I have a problem, I'll admit it. I have O.D.D. Obsessive Dishwasher Disorder. It drives beautiful wi...more

Travel tips, we need 'em
So we are a little freaked out around here. We are quickly approaching our first ever trip with our ...more

You know, I kinda miss it
Not all the time but sometimes, I miss my stay-at-home Dadness. It usually happens when I hear about...more

I love this pictue
I love this picture, I know it's grainy and maybe even a bit blurry, and no amount of messing around...more

My top four Disneyland "Secrets"
Not many people may know this about me about I spent 5 years working at Disneyland during h...more

A Friendly Soul
So little dude and I were at the grocery store the other day, and as we were cruising around he sta...more

Change is coming, and it is good
Well folks, you are about to see a new Dad around here, coming in the next week there will be a big...more

Goodbye to my stay at home Dadness
Well, it was a long good road to get back to where I am today. I have what comes as a bitter sweet a...more

A public service announcement
That's it I've had, this has gone to far! It is time that I bring to light a growing problem in toda...more

A first haircut!
So, after 20 months, it was finally time, and I with my steel resolve not to let any son of mine hav...more

Haven Gastropub is great until...
...Until you get to dessert and realize your pregnant wife can't have any of it.  Let me explai...more

Pretend City pretty much rocks
So, Pretend City, pretty much rocks. Let me tell you why. Last weekend Beautiful Wife and I took lit...more

Job hunting do's and don'ts
Hi folks, hope you're all staying dry, from out my window here, it still looks pretty wet, but I've ...more

Responding with Help, not hurt
In case you missed it, my post from last week regarding the pressures of breast feeding  receiv...more

Happy Earth day!
From my favorite tree hugger!* this picture was taken with my iPhone, which was charged via solar po...more

Down with the pressures of breast feeding
I have something that I need to get off my er, chest. There is an injustice that I have been seein...more

An introduction
Hi folks, it is with great pleasure that I get to introduce you to the newest addition to our family...more

The stupidity hall of fame
Beautiful wife: Can we please get rid of all of these old bills.Me: SureBeautiful wife: Ah now pleas...more

The proper care and feeding of a pregnant wife
As the husband of a pregnant wife it's important to know your role, and if your pregnant wife is any...more

It's not dinner it's a negotiation
Dinner in our house is not so much meal as an ongoing negotiation. They go like this:Us: Eat your ch...more

Call me MacGyver
Just call me MacGyver folks, hand me a bomber jacket, and I'm growing a mullet. I've fixed an age ol...more

Sleep, the ultimate oxymoron
I like sleep, sleep is my friend. However basic math has gotten in the way toddler + teething does n...more

A new room for little dude
... Or how to redo a room with nothing but a camera, paint, and a box full o' old stuff.This past we...more

This one's for you babe
Dear Beautiful wife,I wanted to thank you, to thank you for being supportive, for the sacrifices you...more

In praise of good customer service
For the most part, customer service gets a bad rap, we usually have something to complain about, and...more

We need your help
Attention parents of more then one kiddo; beautiful wife and I need your help. We need your help to ...more

Beauty Store Dropout

The Importance of Moisturizing
Moisturize your skin. I can't say it enough. Not only your face, but your entire body. No matter yo...more

How I Became a Beauty Blogger
I never went to the mall looking for a career, or even a full-time job. I was actually just looking ...more

Getting the Perfect Eyebrows
If eyes are the windows to the soul, eyebrows are the frames. Eyebrows are the first things I noti...more

Do your hair!
Being a busy mom it can sometimes be hard for me to have the time to "get ready" to go anywhere. U...more

Spa Day Recap and Giveaway
Between the cooking and cleaning, the chauffeuring, the play dates and the diaper changes I don't l...more

Eye Creams That Work
Last week I posted my tips to prevent and get rid of dark circles. I mentioned concealers and eye cr...more

Fighting Those Dark Circles
Last week my husband came up to me to tell me something and paused. He gave me a funny look and sai...more

Experience Mootopia
You’ve seen them on television: beautiful beings with perfect hair, muscles and teeth all because o...more

Four Tips for Glowing Skin
Summer is in full swing, and that means it getting hotter. We're putting away the jackets and jeans...more

Pelican Hill Giveaway Winner
I had to pick a winner for the amazing massage and lunch at the Spa at Pelican Hill. I wanted t...more

Cut Your Hair To Help The Gulf!
I bet you're wondering what an oil spill and your hair have to do with each other.Well, by now I'm s...more

Eating For Beauty
When you're trying to look your best, a lot of it has to do with the products that you are putting ...more

The Milk Beauty Counter Comes to the OC
This past Friday I was invited to check out the Milk Beauty Counter at a local mall here in Orange ...more

By the Book

They say you are what you eat so that makes me...
If it's true that you are what you eat, then I'm a chocolate pig. I don't want to be a chocolate pig...more

What if the whole world read one book?
Okay maybe not the whole world but the Twitterverse...Maybe there are more people that know about th...more

Reading is Fun - even under water
This made me smile. Rebecca Berggren from Sealife Aquarium sent me this photo of  a Sealife div...more

Portraits of Multiracial Kids – a timely book and exhibit
Kip Fullbeck is one cool dude. My boys and I met him a little over a year ago in Manhattan Beach for...more

Experiencing Kinect for XBOX 360
Heads up - this isn't a post about books or a book related event but it is something cutting edge an...more

Fresh Blood - vampire books to read besides Twilight
I'm a sucker for vampires. And not just the Cullen kind. It's been in me for a while - ever since I ...more

5 Reasons to sign up for a Summer Reading Program
Hundreds of kids turned up at Huntington Beach Public Library's annual Festival of Folktales. It's a...more

Summer Reading for Grown-ups
Five Days. That's all I have to add another 250 page book to my list and earn a raffle ticket. You s...more

OC Dad writes a step-by-step parenting guide
Scott Gale is  a typical Southern California dad busy juggling family and professional responsi...more

Connecting with Grandparents
I called her Wawa. It was because I couldn't pronounce Lola, which is Filipino for Grandmother. Sinc...more

Stay Gold and other poems
I wish I read poetry. Really I do. I wish I were one of those people who could RECITE poetry - would...more

Are libraries still relevant?
Last week (April 11th-17th) was National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libr...more

Top 5 lessons I learned from the book fair
Every year the kids get jazzed about the Book Fair. I'm not sure it's entirely about the books as mu...more

Local author talks about her parenting books
I remember when the only parenting book available to me was “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.”&...more

Do mothers lose their identities?
During our “meeting” at Peet’s Coffee Sunday morning, we thought of making a video to No Doubt’s “I’...more

The new mommy uniform according to a celebrity stylist
This weekend I got the chance to meet celebrity stylist Sam Saboura (of Extreme Makeover fame) at a ...more

Santa Claus is coming to Orange County
I didn’t grow up with Santa Claus. Being raised Catholic meant that we focused more on the Birth of ...more

December at the O.C. Zoo and Irvine Regional Park
Recently a few OC Family Bloggers and I with kids in tow got a special behind-the-scenes look at the...more

Experience the Holidays the Disney Way
You know those families who are all about Mickey and everything Disney? Well, we’re not one of them...more

Too Late for Holiday Photos? Go Elf Yourself!
Crunch time! If you haven’t gone to one of the mall studios or had your photos done by a professiona...more

Baby Loves Disco Grows Up
It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years since baby learned to love disco; and almost 3 years since th...more

What are your New Year's Intentions?
230am and it's quiet through the house - the kids are asleep and the dishwasher's humming. I am enjo...more

An IKEA Playdate
SWEDISH MEATBALLS! As if that weren't enough motivations for me to get to IKEA, there’s the 99c brea...more

Remembering Willy the Amazing Chihuahua
As a member of the Friends of the Children’s Library (FOTCL) of Huntington Beach, I support the Chil...more

The Spa who loved me
Eons ago I had my first spa experience in the Philippines. It was a place called The Palm Garden an...more

From Page to Screen: books vs. movies
They changed the ending on me and I'm not quite sure how I feel about that. I just read “The Secret ...more

My So-Called Life or why real life is like high school
I'm singing out loud. We were the kings and the queens of PROMIIIIISEEE...The windows are down and o...more

Eat a rainbow and other health tips for your family
Eat your veggies. That's what you were told. There was never an option for me when I was growing up....more

By the Book - Huntington Beach Authors Festival
One of my favorite family-friendly events of the year is the Annual Authors Festival at the Huntingt...more

He blinded me with Science!
We've been in Science Fair mode over the past few weeks. My son has decided to experiment with Vitam...more

Nurturing dreams at the Discovery Science Center
When I think of engineers, I think of bridges and highways. While those are definitely things that (...more

We blog because we can
If you've been reading this blog, then you've probably read the other blogs as well. You know us as ...more

Library love
When I grow up I want to be a LIBRARIAN. Well okay maybe not but I’d LOVE to work at a library. ...more

Calif Lorna

Picnik with the Orange County storms
I’ve been out and about the Balboa Peninsula, with my camera, trying to take some shots of the rece...more

OC moms Expressing Motherhood in LA
Sometimes I forget that I live in LA.  I’m nestled away by the beach, away from Hollywood, cel...more

Oh Bear Grylls, we do love you
Oh Bear Grylls, we do love you.  We love it when you leap out of helicopters into shark-infest...more

Christmas is officially over
One sure sign that Christmas is well and truly over is Christmas trees on the beach.  It’s a q...more

First Christmas in the sun
This may have been our second Christmas in California but this year was our first warm Christmas Da...more

Christmas in the West
The boys’ last day of school ended with some festive songs.  I’m so used to 'We Wish you a Mer...more

101st Annual Newport Beach Boat Parade
The biggest Christmas tradition in Newport Beach began last night – the 101st Annual Newport Beach C...more

Gingerbread houses (and cathedrals)
I’m always fascinated to see which European influences have made it across the pond.  Unfortuna...more

Drinking toilet to tap water
I drove by a new storefront a few weeks ago called ‘The Water Brewery.’  It made me smile, only...more

Mommy? Who's that?
I like to think I’m a cool Mum.  I take my boys to the skate park, watch Jackass (yes, I reall...more

Sand in my fridge?
I have sand in my fridge. I’m not the most domestic of goddesses, but really, how did I manage tha...more

etnies - a European tribe in Orange County
My youngest son is a skateboarder and a BMX rider.  He wrecks his shoes. For the first few yea...more

Three acres of wilderness right here in Newport Beach
I’ve lived in or visited Newport Beach for the last twenty years and I thought I knew it pretty wel...more

Dreading Conference Week
It’s Conference Week in the Newport-Mesa School District.  School days are finishing early all ...more

Reading to my boys
I read to my boys almost every night, it’s our treasured time.  We used to all climb into bed ...more

The Horrible Boys Guide to a Posh Hotel
We’ve recently come back from a four-day trip to Texas.  My husband had work to do and the boy...more

Bad Influences?
Chronic Taco had a great party at their restaurant in Mission Viejo last week.  ...more

Orange County? Where's that?
My discovery that Orange County existed happened about twenty years ago when I met some American guy...more

Cheeky Musings

Die, skinny jeans, die!
I'd like to know which fashion designer took a hard look at 99.9% of the American population and th...more

The taxi ride that shattered my worldview
Chicago traffic and a chatty cab-driver allowed me the opportunity to re-examine my life. At first,...more

Are the "Twilight" books misogynistic?
I just finished the first Twilight book. I can't believe parents are letting their daughters read t...more

All Aboard The Christmas Train!
It doesn't feel like Christmas until we ride the Christmas Train at the Irvine Park Railroad! This ...more

Where's My Man-Soap?
My husband just wants soap. Or better yet, "An all-in-one deal. None of this separate shampoo and co...more

All he wants for Christmas is a nose-hair trimmer
As long as we're talking practical gifts--I'd like a year's supply of deodorant. I'm serious. How a...more

Disney on Ice!
Tinkerbell is the undeniable star of Disney on Ice's "Worlds of Fantasy" now playing at the Hon...more

Finding the meaning of life in the laundry pile
For all the advances of feminism, one thing hasn't changed. Biology. Women still conceive and bear c...more

Do small things right
Sometimes the enormity of the task overwhelms me.There are days when raising five children feels lik...more

Sleeping in the valley of the shadow of bad breath
It was a subtle decline. A slow surrender. And at first, my husband thought I was to blame."Roll ove...more

Banning Victoria's Secret catalogs from home
I've banned Victoria's Secret catalogs from my home. Not because I dislike lingerie but because...more

Binding up the bwoken hearted
It was a grisly crime scene. Clumps of butchered hair, amputated limbs and the weapon: a pair o...more

Homework is stupid
Especially homework for kindergartners. Actually, if I had it my way, kids K-6 would not have homewo...more

Seeing the big picture
We took a spontaneous trip to San Diego on Valentine's Day.My favorite part was driving over the Cor...more

How daycare is making me a better mom
Last week I did the thing I said I'd never do: I put my twins in part-time daycare.Here's why: I got...more

Losing the joy of mothering
When I'm exhausted, I have no joy.[picture: that's me, Elizabeth Esther, at 6 months old :)] There i...more

Going to the movies is annoying
We used to go to the movies all the time. And then Hollywood quit making good movies.I mean, the las...more

They might be twins, but they're TOTALLY different!
If nothing else, Barf Week taught me this: my twins have completely different personalities.."I fro ...more

MomBlogger is NOT a dirty word!
There's been some "negative press attention" regarding moms who blog. It's almost like they're tryin...more

Death of a SuperMom
I don't know what happened between my mother's generation and mine but I'd just like to say: I'm get...more

Crib Toy Boxes
As a mom of 5, I have several organizational strategies for survival. During the Witching Hours (3pm...more

Bliss at Pelican Hill Resort
I pulled up to the entrance of Pelican Hill Resort & Spa thinking: whoa, am I in a differen...more

Are dogs more important than children?
The large, full-size Doberman Pincer was partially blocking the narrow entrance to the restaurant. T...more

I regret voting Yes on 8
As a Californian, I voted yes on Prop 8. I regret that now. As a Christian, I don't think it's my pl...more

IS IT TIME FOR SCHOOL YET????
In retrospect, not packing my summer schedule with scheduled activities was my stupidest idea ever.N...more

Faithful Couple
Three years ago we toured a valley of giant sequoia trees, some of which had been standing for hundr...more

A Kind Tone of Voice
I started praying a risky prayer a few weeks ago. I asked God to help me speak in a loving, gen...more

Joy in the ordinary
I'm writing this after a 14 1/2 hour shift. I didn't get paid for the work I did today. I just barel...more

College Bound

Are You Ready for Finals Week?
Just typing the word finals gives me anxiety.   Its the time of year when students must cr...more

My Favorite Summer Camps for Kids in the OC
Summer is almost here and I wanted to share with you some of my favorite summer opportunities in Ora...more

College Admissions and Texting
As  I reflect on the students I worked with last year in college admissions, one stands out amo...more

The Gift of Reading
From my experience most successful students love to read.  There have been countless times when...more

A Second Chance - How to Appeal a College Decision
This year proved to be one of the most competitive in college admission history. Harvard had an admi...more

The Path from the OC to the Ivy League
There are many wonderful things about Orange County, but when it come to college admissions too much...more

To Prep or Not to Prep
Many students want to know the perfect equation for them to get a 2400 on the SAT, they often bring ...more

Recession Friendly Test Prep
As Robert mentioned in yesterday's post, the amount of money you spend on test preparation does...more

YouTube to Get into College
Ten years ago we were still talking about paper college applications, but now paper applications are...more

Green with Envy and College Admissions
As acceptance letters roll in some students start to feel green with envy as their peers are accepte...more

The College Interview: Don't Panic
When the phrase college interview comes up most students panic, but quite honestly the interview sho...more

Getting Into Columbia
On College Bound I wanted to share the real life admission experiences of high school students from ...more

Welcome to College Bound
Happy New Year!Welcome to College Bound, a blog dedicated to sharing the resources and strategies to...more

Confessions of a Kindergarten Teacher

D is for Dentist
I am often approached by overly-concerned parents about the potentially detrimental effects a midday...more

I Know Things
Kindergarten. You've all (most likely) been there. I bet, if you try really hard, you can still ...more

Circle Time Can Be Hazardous to Your Child's Health
I am sitting with my students a la Criss-Cross-Applesauce on the rug, trying to explain the differen...more

Share Day No No's
Share Day; a day when kindergartners around the country are given the opportunity to bring in that s...more

A Thank You Note for Teacher Appreciation Week
Dear Mrs. Smith:I wanted to take this time to thank you for the lovely hand picked flower that your ...more

When I Grow Up I'm Going To Rehab!
There’s this little boy at school that I taught last year who loves to play street hockey during rec...more

Dear Readers
Dear ReadersSometimes you are lucky enough to be given the opportunity to take a creative idea and r...more

Good Luck. And Good Riddance.
I’m going to get sentimental here for a second and admit to you that I really do love my job.  ...more

Debbie's OC Live Looks

The Lion King opening night at OCPAC
It's one of the hottest shows in OC right now, and with good reason. My family and I attended Openin...more

Kelly Preston & John Travolta pregger news
47 years old (gasp). Scientologist (whispers). Hollywood privileged (j for jealously). Whatever...more

Too much sunscreen causes cancer? I'm powdering.
Have you read this month's newsflash reports that say too much sunscreen may cause cancer and h...more

Video: California Adventure's World of Color & Glowfest
Totally hot for summer is Disney's new World of Color and Glowfest. I hit both Opening Night with my...more

Kids are out: Wild Rivers time
Hot Topic: what to do with the kids out of school? Wild RIvers: just opened for the season.  I ...more

VIDEO: OC events on the radar (& the uh-outtakes)
What's on the horizon in the OC? Here's a quick Laguna look at many happenings going down; mainstrea...more

VIDEO: Get artsy at OCMA. :60 OC Live Look.
It’s a local escape in a land that’s just a hop, skip and jump from Fashion Island: OCMA. Been there...more

:60 live look at Newport Dunes. Climb the whale!
Kids dig the place, water trampolines to 4-person bikes to family paddle boats. It's a different vib...more

:60 VIDEO: All green chichi shopping at Fashion Island
How did I not sniff out this all-eco beauty loveshack Day 1? It's all green, all-natural and all of ...more

VIDEO: Have you hit Newport's Movies on the Beach?
Hot for summer is fun free family flicks on the sand. We hit Newport Dunes Saturday night, and will ...more

Video: Family vacay not so far away, La Quinta Resort
Hot Topic with summer on and kids out is: staycay or really get away? I personally don’t know anyone...more

VIDEO: Pacific Symphony Summer Festival is on.
I think we are so lucky to have this outdoor concert venue (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre) paired wi...more

Just Dance. :60 live look at Southland Ballet Academy
Got a tiny dancer? Here's a quick look at the best in OC dance: the Southland Ballet Academy and the...more

VIDEO: WOW! 1-min. montage of Cirque & Symphony
This time I was allowed to shoot and share the performance. You must see what you missed so you can ...more

Video: Smokin', Drinkin' & The OC Fair. :60 Live Look.
Seriously, I haven't seen that many cigarettes, tats and black tees since, well last year at the Fai...more

VIDEO :60 OC Live Look at The Huntington gardens.
This quick lookaround is a little north of OC. And you must go, if you haven't been.After years of h...more

:60 VIDEO: Baptism by board. The OC Skate scene.
Never heard of "trucks"? I'm with ya. So when I won this "deck," it was a whole new world. Take a lo...more

Dinonight! My Walking with Dinosaurs :60 video look
They call it an “Arena Spectacular.” Good dino coining there. It really is.Lifesize, roaring, snarli...more

:60 VIDEO: Seriously, no carbs? Meet Season’s 52.
Check it: no heavy carbs, no butter, no bread, no fryers. And even organic wines for no-sulfate fans...more

Holy Tower of Terror! :60 Disneyland Halloween peek
A little spook and creep to get you in the mood this year. Here's a look at the Disneyland Halloween...more

A grand getaway just outside of OC. :60 look.
It’s gorgeous, dreamy and oh such a perfect, grand jaunt from OC. Just 45 minutes south of Orange Co...more

Swimsuit season. And Kleenex at my Weight Watchers.
I lost it at my Weight Watchers meeting today. And I’m not talking lb's. I’m talking Kleenex, st...more

Strike's on. Will you cross CUSD picket lines?
It's happened. How very sad, somewhat surreal and also maddening. After months of debate, my Capo US...more

Why I crossed the Capo Unified strike lines
I’ll start by saying I never thought I would. But I have. I’ve taken my kids to school the last...more

The OCeanfront's Resort Cocktail Shakeoff was brutal
I'm changing my name to Debbie's Hot Cocktails for this one. Hey, drinks and motherhood can be ...more

Cheers to some chill. Disney's Wine & Food Festival.
A break from Hot Topic talk for a little more chill & relaxation. Perhaps my favorite time of ye...more

Petition to kick Jesse James out of OC
Jesse James, go away. Sign in support to banish the dude from our OC.Names identified in comments be...more

The Montage. This Mom’s escape and insider look.
I won a weekend of luxe living at The Montage (hey somebody had to win), so I thoroughly soaked up t...more

All kids & no play makes Jane a dull girl
Every day Moms are near losing their minds from too much of the same ole, same ole. Too often we’re ...more

Ready, World? DreamWorks is gaming. Are you?
Video gaming and kids are always hot topics with moms. So I hit DreamWorks for a sneak peek of their...more

Bullying. And going Mom-to-Mom in 2010.
The schools are more crowded. And the teachers are more outnumbered. So are we Moms entitled—or even...more

San Diego Prius BS 911 call
If, in fact, it comes out that the San Diego guy is a Prius 911 liar, I think he and the Heaney pare...more

Shame on Sea World? Death of a trainer.
It’s sad. It’s awful. And let’s not let trainer Dawn Brancheau die in vain. In my last week's post h...more

Hot Season To Set Sail. Free whale watching tickets.
No, whale watching isn’t the hot topic of the moment, but now is the prime season for Gray whale sig...more

It’s alive! 10 surgeries & Heidi says give me more.
Somebody just dubbed her the "Frankenstein of the iPod generation," great line. For the love of Jesu...more

It's raining Mommy Redemption
Always a hot topic: Perfect Mommy Syndrome, PMS of a whole different kind.Yesterday, I went in searc...more

Cirque’s Kooza is freak meets phenomenal
A Kooza ticket is the hot ticket in town right now. I went, I saw, I was blown away by how insanely ...more

Your Health in 2010
Make this the year to take as good care of yourself as your family. Listen to your body and align yo...more

Profile, profile, profile. Enough of the PC nonsense.
After flying over the holidays, I’ve decided that I’m over all of our politically correct Ameri...more

Michael Pollan and his blasted food rules
Is it just me, or is the whole world talking about the don’t-eat-anything-that-rots Food Guru G...more

Sassy Cindy McCain. And Foxy Sarah Palin.
What do you think of these moxie media ladies? Did you see Cindy’s NOH8 subtle statement? And are yo...more

Teddy Bear Tea time at the Ritz
My girl and I stepped out for a new holiday tradition, Teddy Bear Tea Time at the Ritz Carlton....more

Hot for the holidays, wild animal fun
Nothing says holidays like a 500-lb. lion rippin’ open his Christmas loot.Hot on everyone's lips is ...more

More holiday hot is Disney On Ice
If you’ve got time to chill over the holidays, a hot pick is Disney On Ice. I hit Media Night last n...more

Hood rats. And the men who love 'em.
Sorry I just can't let this one go. The count is up to like 13. Seriously?! Tiger, what up? You got ...more

Gotta love the tween music machine. Or do we?
2010 couldn’t come soon enough for me to see the end of the Hannah. Ba-bye, and don’t let the door h...more

“Should we stay or should we go?”
“This report is now complete." Gulp. Dramatic pause. “I've ordered 30,000 more troops.” Pit in...more

5-DVD Giveaway for Night at the Museum 2.
Win a copy for your kids for Christmas. So easy. So popular. And it was just released today. DV...more

Peta's new spot that NBC won't let your kids see.
Not to get your feathers all ruffled, but it’s a Thanksgiving day spot worth talking about. See it a...more

Hell hath no fury like a woman with a 5 iron?
Will we see Tiger Woods in Thousand Oaks Monday? Will we get the real story? What do you think of th...more

Joel McHale. Soo meaty!
So do you watch this guy? Soo funny. I seriously think he may be the funniest guy on tv. It's the on...more

"Run the cover. It's got legs."
Can’t you just hear Newsweek cackling, as they comp’ed their Palin cover? Rubbing their hands togeth...more

My OC Swine Flu Party Is On
Who’s in? I’m inviting the flu and embracing the Swine. Why wait for the unknown when you could ...more

Hot Moms For Halloween: Hot or Not?
There’s candy ... and there’s eye candy.Halloween is for the kids, right? The spook, the creep, the ...more

Fashion Island Do's
My video look at Fashion Island’s recent ‘Passport To Luxury’ night out. And what’s hot now. Learn s...more

Drama Momma

The Secret Life of Girls @ The Laguna Playhouse
When I got the notice about Laguna Playhouse’s production of “The Secret Life of Girls” I was a bit ...more

Merrily We Roll Along @ The Chance Theater
Ever sit and wonder how the heck you got to where you are today? How did all the little twists and t...more

How I Fell in Love
I remember my very first theater experience. It was in my kindergarten year at Harbor View Elementar...more

The Velveteen Rabbit at SCR (and ticket giveaway!!)
My son’s an animal lover. In fact, as we talk about life & what the future holds, being a Veteri...more

'Cinderella' at Irvine Barclay and ticket giveaway
When I was a little girl, I took ballet lessons. I had hoped to become a graceful ballerina but I ...more

RENT @ The Maverick Theater in Fullerton
The  producers might’ve been a bit nervous having an OC Family rep reviewing the down & dir...more

Disney Drama!
Things rarely go as planned.  We envision events in their future perfection sprinkled with a pi...more

The Boxcar Children Ticket Giveaway!
The Laguna Playhouse has a wonderful Youth Theatre program and they’re putting on a show this weeken...more

Pelican Hill Spa Day for the Mom Bloggers!
Dog barf. Email from attorney. Tax guy's reminder. Son’s lost homework. Email from teacher. Stolen c...more

A Grand Time in Arizona
It’s an overcast morning in OC and I’m reminiscing about my summer fling. It was hot and brief and I...more

Mel Brook's Young Frankenstein @ OCPAC
One of my favorite Halloween traditions is watching the campy cult classic flick Young Frankenstein....more

Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach
This is the summer of the Staycation.  Finances are tight so I'm doing day trips around Souther...more

Two Nostalgic HITS and One Big MISS for July
Lately I’ve been searching out theaters I’ve never visited to learn more about all OC theater has to...more

Ticket Giveaway for South Coast Rep's Cinderella!
Drama Momma Ticket Giveaway!South Coast Rep is letting Drama Momma give away FOUR tickets for an op...more

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer @ CAT
Last weekend was a busy theater weekend for my son and me. Friday night we saw Disney’s The Lion Kin...more

FREE Movie Mondays @ OCPAC
Orange County of the Performing Arts Centerkicks off FREE MOVIE MONDAYJULY 12 WIZARD OF OZGuest...more

The Circus is Coming to Town!
When I was a child I dreamed of being a lovely lady in a pink ballet outfit standing on the back of ...more

Our Big Night Out: Disney's The Lion King @ OPAC
I took my own little cub to see Disney’s The Lion King this weekend. Planning a Big Night Out with m...more

'A Celebration of Life'
Remember the circus act where the guy’s spinning lots of plates on long poles and has to keep runnin...more

Fortified with Irony

From Hybrid to Hummer
I recently made a very controversial decision.I may be the only person who ever traded in a Prius hy...more

2 new OC nom spots
This week I checked out two new (one new, one new to me) places for noms, Sushilicious and Cafe Rio....more

Hybrid to Hummer: Update
It’s been two weeks now since I made my controversial conversion from hybrid to Hummer (relax, it’s ...more

iPhone 4 mania
So, I got the new iPhone 4. And I only had to sit in line for five hours to get it.Very short review...more

King’s Hawaiian Bakery
Feel like a Hawaiian vacation, minus the flight, hotel and pesky relaxation in a tropical paradise?J...more

X-Games: BMX & sweet swag
The X-Games are back in SoCal, and in a whole new venue -- LA Live and the LA Coliseum -- through Su...more

Woodward West Action-Sports Camp
The wee one, my 7-year-old boy, just got back from a dream week at the best camp ever, Woodward West...more

How to: Not have cable.
I don’t have cable TV. There, I said it.No, we’re not some wackos who believe that television is the...more

Priorities, priorities
As a single, career-driven mom, I have to admit, I’m pretty low down on my priority list.Number one ...more

Who's your Olympic star?
Watching the Olympics can inspire anyone to greatness, especially with the right hero as a role mode...more

So you wanna be a BMX mom?
Kids’ sports and activities fall into a few categories. There are those the parents want the kid to ...more

Arnette BMX Fall Classic
Although BMX was born in Southern California, we don’t get to see too many freestyle competitions he...more

Sleepover camp -- how young?
How old were you when you first went to a sleepover camp? How old was your child?Though it wasn’t my...more

Even ‘SC fans can back these buckeyes
With the regular college football season now wrapped up and bowl games coming up, it’s time for some...more

Go ahead. Party like it’s 1999.
It’s amazing that the first decade of the 21st century is nearly over.As we bid farewell to the augh...more

Moving Forward. Eventually.
I drive a Toyota Prius. There, I said it.We’ve been together quite happily for going on five years b...more

Woodward West Winter Camp
Over Christmas break, my wee BMXer finally got the chance to do something he’s been begging to do fo...more

Candy is Dandy But New Bikes Are Better
My son definitely pulled in the mother lode for Halloween.I’m not just talking about trick-or-treat ...more

That’s How We Roll
What is your commute like? Did the untimely demise of Daylight Saving Time change anything for you?T...more

Microbrew Mania
Orange County has its share of microbrew beers, usually tied in with some type of restaurant. But Sa...more

Bike Paradise in the IE
Being a mom of any sport -- Soccer Mom, Baseball Mom, et al -- means lots of travel. And not the sup...more

The Importance of Vowels
My second-grade son was telling me the other night about a book his teacher read at school, "Beverly...more

Fun OC Parks

A Simple Stroll
It started out innocently enough.Get up. Get out. Walk.I never expected to fall in love.The crisp ...more

Green Mom

Getting over tissue guilt
I’m sick. And I hate being sick.First, when you are a mom, you are never really sick. Sure, you migh...more

Ten things to try really hard not to buy again
I am a member of an organization called Green America (formerly Co-Op America). They have a wealth o...more

Greener sunscreens that won’t leave you red
Just in time for summer, The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released its 2010 Sunscreen Guide. Al...more

Tips on how to donate hair
One day a few years ago, my daughter came home from school and said that she wanted to donate her ha...more

A more sustainable Fourth of July
Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love the warm weather, neighborhood block parties, ...more

A summer of ups and downs
It’s been a pretty crazy summer so far. I feel like I’ve gone into hiding – been absent from bloggin...more

Reflections from the ICU
I’m in ICU with my dad – for another day, too many that I don’t want to count right now.It’s not a p...more

Double digits and greener birthdays
This week, my daughter (my little girl) is turning 10. Yes, double digits – what the heck?! I’m frea...more

Toxic cleaning products and your kids’ classroom
The Environmental Working Group just released this new report titled “Can Cleaning Supplies Contamin...more

What I’m really scared of this Halloween
Let me first say that I love, love, love Halloween, so I’m not trying to spoil the fun. But lead in ...more

Join me for No-Impact Week
This week, I’m participating in No-Impact Week hosted by the Huffington Post and Colin Beavan, bette...more

The problem with plastics
When people ask me where to start going green, one of the first things I always suggest is to reduce...more

Plastic by the numbers
I hope you will check out my previous post, “The problem with plastics,” for a better understanding ...more

Safer cell phone use
Last week, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released an interesting report on cell phone radiat...more

Reduce your plastic use
We’ve talked about the problem with plastics and how to use plastics more safely, and the last step ...more

Natural cures for insomnia
I hope this topic doesn’t apply you. But if (like me) you suffer from insomnia, maybe I can provide ...more

Greener birthday parties for kids
My son’s birthday party is this weekend, and he is so excited. He can’t wait for his party. This yea...more

Tree free mail is here!
What if you could send and receive correspondence without using a single piece of paper? And, no I'...more

Should I buy a new car?
After the recent bankruptcy of General Motors, experts say that this may be a great time to get a ne...more

Go green this summer without getting red
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to stock up on sunscreen. But it’s more than just an ...more

The better, safer, greener way to get that golden summer glow
In my last post, I encouraged you to protect yourself and your family from the sun as much as possib...more

Green summer activities for kids
Summer has officially started, and my kids could not be more excited. About day No. 2 though, I hear...more

Be green while you celebrate the red, white and blue
Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love the warm weather, barbecues, block parties and...more

Composting part one: Why should I compost?
I understand how most people feel about composting. In my own journey to going green, composting was...more

Composting part three: How do I compost?
If you have read my previous posts on the why and the what of composting, maybe you are ready to th...more

Back to school in green style
If you’ve turned on the TV, opened the newspaper or been out shopping lately, you can’t avoid the fa...more

'What was I thinking?'
"What was I thinking?!" This is the phrase that seemed to roll around in my head quite a bit this su...more

Breathe easier during fire season
Unfortunately, fires are a reality of living in Southern California, especially in the late summer a...more

The holiday aftermath
This is my first blog for OC Family. I'm happy to be part of the momsquad team. In the coming weeks ...more

Green resolution
I was trying to think of a simple, inexpensive green resolution that everyone can do, and I think I’...more

Stop that junk mail!
I went to the mailbox yesterday, and there was nothing inside, yep no mail. At first, I thought it w...more

What does it mean to be green?
I received an e-mail the other day from someone who had run across my Web site, buygreen.com, and in...more

Stop the junk mail, part two
My post last week about junk mail got me thinking that there is one more source of unwanted paper de...more

Compact fluorescent light bulbs – not just why but how
It seems like every green article or list of green tips suggests switching your light bulbs to CFLs....more

The green economy
This week marks a time for new beginnings and a time for hope. One thing I am hopeful for is that we...more

The trashiest purse
I admit that I have a purse obsession. Over the years, I’m sorry to say I’ve purchased far too many....more

Go green, save green
OK, so the go-green, save-green thing is a little cliché by now. But given the current state of the ...more

Green your life
I am about to start a series here on greening your life, one step at a time. We will start with gree...more

Green your Valentine’s Day
Flowers – a bouquet of roses may look beautiful, but chances are, when you touch or inhale the scent...more

Green your laundry
I am not a big fan of laundry. As a goal-oriented person, it drives me crazy because there is never ...more

Green your cookware
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), better known as Teflon, is a popular choice for cookware, but it's n...more

Green your Oscars
I’m a big Oscar fan. I like to watch all the preshow nonsense to see what everyone is wearing. I lov...more

Green your ball gown
OK, I know, finding a green ball gown is not very practical, but there is a point to this story.A fe...more

Green your cleaning
The warm weather this weekend reminded me that spring is around the corner, which means it’s time fo...more

Green your grocery shopping
Going green involves many aspects of your life, but the one that I believe has the most direct impa...more

Green your grocery shopping, part two
The next step to greening your food shopping is to “buy local” by purchasing food that is grown in y...more

Green your grocery shopping, part three
The third way to green your shopping is to reduce the amount of packaging you buy. Packaging waste m...more

Green your beer
When I think of St. Patrick’s Day, I think of green, and of course I think of beer, so why not combi...more

Green your grocery shopping, part four
The final step to green grocery shopping is using reusable shopping bags. I know that many of you ha...more

Green your lunch box
The other day, I was driving my kids to school – my daughter had a field trip later that day. I aske...more

Green your coffee
Once I became a mom, I discovered the wonders of coffee. And I’ve been hooked ever since. Often, it’...more

Green your entertaining
If there is one thing I love, it’s a good party. I love to host them. I love to go to them. I love i...more

Green your taxes
Finally, my taxes are done. Boy – this is a weight off my shoulders. Being a business owner, I’m als...more

Earth Day activities for kids
This week we celebrate Earth Day. The first official Earth Day was in 1970. It used to be celebrated...more

Can I recycle this?
Of all the questions I am asked about going green, probably the most common is, “Can I recycle this?...more

I can even recycle that?
If you read my last post on recycling, you know that 75 percent of what we throw out can be recycled...more

Close the loop, buy recycled
The final critical step of the recycling process is to purchase products made from recycled material...more

The last remnants of the holidays
I'm embarrassed to admit that today (ten days into the new year) is the first day of 2010 that it do...more

If you could only do one thing
This year, in addition to the usual resolutions - exercise more, quit bad habits, practice patience ...more

My dog’s poop is not your problem
I don’t understand people who don’t clean up after their dogs. What is the deal?My neighborhood has ...more

Last minute Valentine cards for kids
As usual, we are scrambling at the last minute to get our Valentine cards together for school. I alw...more

Go green for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I didn’t always enjoy this “Hallmark holiday”, even once...more

I can’t stand the smell of clean clothes
The other day, one of my daughter’s friends dropped off a bag of my daughter’s clothes at our house....more

Check out the Go Green Expo this weekend
The Go Green Expo is this weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event is open to the pub...more

The best mashed potatoes ever!
These mashed potatoes are seriously to die for. And they are so simple you won’t believe it. My secr...more

Visit Irvine Regional Park during the holidays
Irvine Regional Park recently invited the OC Family crew out to check out what they have in store fo...more

Decorate green this holiday
The holidays are one of the best times of the year, but can also be among the most wasteful. Here ar...more

A Thanksgiving confession
Okay, here it is...I don’t really like Thanksgiving. There, I said it. I know, it’s terrible and un-...more

Be a big spender on Black Friday
I'm planning to spend big this Black Friday, but I won’t have to get up early, clip coupons, fight t...more

Do you know where your food comes from?
Unless you grow it yourself in your backyard, the answer is probably a resounding no. I always thoug...more

Two-year old logic and global warming
Have you heard the news: it’s snowing back East? Oh my gosh, it’s snowing…in the Northeast…in Februa...more

Cleaning up the beach feels good
Last weekend, my kids and I participated in a beach cleanup in Seal Beach.It was our second cleanup ...more

A thing of beauty in San Francisco
I’ve spent quite a bit of time in San Francisco lately and although I wish it was under better circu...more

A great big dose of perspective
I’ve spent A LOT of time in hospitals in the past couple of weeks, and it’s changed my perspective i...more

Reflections on forty
“And I’m going to be forty.”“When?”“Someday”“In eight years.”“But it's there. It's just sitting ther...more

Earth Day Hooray
The first official Earth Day was in 1970, so this year (like um, many people I know) Earth Day turns...more

It really is just good old filtered tap water
One thing I never leave the house without is my reusable water bottle. I have many, but my trustee f...more

Good news found on your trash can
As I went to pull my trash bin from the street to my backyard a couple weeks ago, I found this attac...more

Hip Mom

Extreme Makeover - Playground Edition
How many playgrounds do you have within a 5-mile radius of your house? The number is probably pretty...more

Listen up! Kid music that doesn't make your ears bleed.
If I have to listen to the Disney Princess Ballads CD one more time I'm gonna snap. In an attempt to...more

The Mother of all Fantasies
My fantasy begins with me home all alone. It's quiet...the house is still.......and then a super-hot...more

Hip hangs OC. Laguna Beach farmers' market.
I am a sucker for fresh produce and my favorite place to score some is at the Laguna Beach Farmers' ...more

Hip Hangs OC: Alice Supply Company
Hip Hang of the Week: Alice Supply Company.Have cleaning supplies ever looked so fun before?The vi...more

Fallen Princesses
I have a three-year-old daughter, ergo I have a princess-obsessed little girl living under my roof. ...more

An elf is watching my kids
I love this time of year because my children are so well-behaved. They make their beds, keep their r...more

Hip hangs OC: Holiday Shopping in Laguna Beach
I was at the mall the other day. It was pretty hellish and I couldn't find anything unique for anyon...more

Cherry chocolate-chunk cookies
I almost cannot believe I'm sharing this with you. It's my secret-weapon holiday cookie recipe. Just...more

If disaster strikes, is your family prepared?
When I was pregnant with my 3rd child (3+ years ago), I was spurred by a combination of hormones, sc...more

Orange County oddities
I really love Orange County - the weather, the beaches, the sunsets...But, I've lived here for over ...more

32 ways to tick people off
One day while cruising the interwebs, I found this list here. It is so hilarious, I had to share it....more

Hip hangs OC: Strand Vista Park
A little over a week ago, Strand Vista Park opened in Dana Point. For those of you familiar with Str...more

Forget resolutions. Try a to-do list instead.
The past decade contained some of the best and worst moments of my life. (Read here for the full sco...more

What Have You Done For YOU Lately?
At 4pm on Halloween night I abandoned my husband and kids with 30-minutes notice…and I would do it ...more

Hip Hangs OC: Best. Coffee. Ever.
Friends don't let friends patronize chain establishments. I'm starting a crusade to keep the mom-and...more

Moms rock.
Moms kick butt. Seriously. No one understands what we do or what we go through like we do. No one ba...more

Hip Hangs OC: LUCCA CAFE
Business: LUCCA CAFELocation: 6507 Quail Hill Parkway, Irvine; (949) 725-1773Product/Service: Yummy,...more

Text lingo for moms
Seems like everything under the sun has a text shorthand equivalent. There's no Mom Text Lingo. We d...more

The six people you meet at the beach
It's summer in Orange County and the beaches are packed. Have you noticed that there certain types o...more

Forty...and fabulous
I turned 40 yesterday. And, for as depressed as I always thought I'd be when that day came, I couldn...more

Hippo Brigade

I almost died.
Raise your hands if you want to hear about my brush with death! Yea! I count at least 6 people. Okay...more

Could I be making my child's obsessions worse?
 As of late, Berlyn has been acquiring obsessions. She goes crazy for a specific collection of ...more

The end of an era
I think I’m done having babies. At least that’s what I keep telling my lady parts.I’m all, “Listen h...more

Mighty Delicious
I get these ridiculous food cravings. I call the cravings ridiculous because I will stop at nothing...more

Balloons and their general suckiness
I hate balloons.Yeah, I’m that person.I might as well say that I don’t like ice cream and getting pu...more

You pee out your butt!
Berlyn and I were out, she was on her bike and I was riding a skateboard.That’s right.A skateboard.(...more

Breastfeeding and Alcohol
I’m not a party girl. I don’t like to get drunk. I don’t like that sick feeling the next morning. ...more

Poorly built sugar piñatas
Every night I switch off the light, close my eyes, and make attempts of peace in harmony in my subco...more

I'm sorry, I think you have the wrong number
Dear Hugo,I know you must be going through some trying times, and my heart goes out to you. But that...more

I Want:
I want to be inspiring I want a Pop-Tart I want to have long hair I want a SUV with third row sea...more

Is It Mating Season Already?
Apparently.There are some birds that are sitting in a tree…K-I-S-S-I-N-G, chirping all the time outs...more

My mom sticks stuff in my fridge
When my mom stays over to watch Berlyn she sticks stuff in my refrigerator. Usually she brings a pro...more

Fried Chicken, Any One?
One of my favorite words is chicken. I love the way it sounds. Now you say it, out loud, come on, it...more

I've been forgetting my wallet lately.
I switch bags often so sometimes I think I have it, but then at the most inconvenient times, I reali...more

I'd make a really crappy celebrity
Remember when I was all, OMG I am completely incapable of having a conversation with people&nbs...more

Massage Thoughts
I had a massage last night.  Have you ever noticed that massages are kinda weird?  I mea...more

I don't like kids
It’s not a lie. I wish I was lying, but nope…100% true. It’s not babies so much as it is the over 5 ...more

I can't stand when people cough loud
It’s disgusting. It’s like they’re saying, “Hey you over there. yeah you, the uptight one, want to h...more

My new neighbors
For about 6 months the home that shares a wall with us was vacant. And before it was vacant, there w...more

In Praise of the Maternity Pants
Wearing maternity pants is like wearing a hug, wrapped in cotton candy, while eating a sandwich, a...more

Steam cleaning a wookie
Every year for Christmas or my birthday, since I've been married, my step-mom and dad like to buy me...more

enie meeny miney mo
How do families decide how many kids to bring into this world? You know what would be easier then de...more

Is "Fart" a bad word?
As I trek deeper into the world of mommy-hood, I always seem to find myself facing a new challenge. ...more

My name on a keychain
My parents gave me a nice enough name: Rebecca. Although they never call me that, instead they cal...more

A little chat with Jesus
We had a leak in our house a few days ago, and had the leak people out to inspect it. Which means, t...more

When I grow up...
When I was a little girl there were a few things I wanted to be when I grew up.My parents always use...more

Facebook Dump
Raise your hand if you look at Facebook while taking a massive dump!! I know I do. Nope, it’s not ...more

Hiring a cleaning lady may induce a panic attack
Cleaning people are going to clean my house today. I feel like a celebrity. No one has ever cleane...more

I bought something yesterday...
I was at Target and I bought… fake boobs. I didn’t know Target sold fake boobs, but there they wer...more

Embarrassment: It's not so bad
Embarrassment has always seemed to find me. Like that time when a pack of 7th grader boys voyeuristi...more

Thanks Yo Gabba Gabba!
I love T.V. and I’m not ashamed to admit it. And I would never, EVER considering getting rid of if f...more

Kids and Mice

Food and Wine Festival at DCA
Disney's California Food Festival will return to California Adventure for six weeks daily from April...more

Dole pineapple whips.. your favorite Disneyland treat?
Disneyland and fun treats go hand in hand.  I think if you are an annual passholder you have pr...more

My love affair with Disney's California Adventure
      Disneyland is a classic and untouchable. There is no debating that. Howeve...more

Disney's Electrical Parade is Back!
Disney's Electrical Parade is back! We love Disney's Electrical Parade and are excited to sh...more

Rainy days at Disneyland
Have you ever wanted to feel what it would be like to rent Disneyland for the day?   &...more

New Year's Eve at Disneyland/DCA
We love ringing in the New Year at Disneyland and DCA. We have celebrated New Year's Eve at Disneyla...more

Goofy's Kitchen
A couple of weeks ago we had the opportunity to celebrate my son Mikey's birthday at Goofy's Kitch...more

Disneyland Annual Passes - Which one is right for you?
I was chatting with a good friend about annual passes. He is looking to buy passes for his family a...more

Loving Disneyland on a busy day
Visiting Disneyland is always a fun experience unless it is super busy and I have to wait in lines...more

Disnelyand/DCA freebies!
   Who doesn't love free stuff? Free Disney stuff is even sweeter! Make sure to try or pi...more

The Merriest Place on Earth
I absolutely love the holidays and it is my absolute favorite time of the year at the Disneyland...more

Disneyland Parking Tips
    Photo courtesy of Suz Broughton   I love going to Disneyland and DCA, as you ...more

Water fun at California Adventure
We have  annual passes for Disney and I like to take full advantage by trying to visit at leas...more

Media Mom

Not-quite-Monday picks: 11.18.08
Not-quite-Monday picks are BACK! Here’s what we’ve been up to at our house this week: bedtime storie...more

No BlackBerry in the White House?
A few days ago, the New York Times published a story about how President-elect Barack Obama may need...more

Not-Quite-Monday faves – Thanksgiving edition
This week’s faves are all stuff I’m thankful for this Turkey Day Weekend. Gobble Gobble!1)  Cos...more

Media Mom faves: birthday edition
This week, I celebrated my 35th birthday. Admittedly, I was shocked that I can no longer tell people...more

Monday Picks: 10.6.08
BOOK(S):  A friend introduced us to the Larry series by Daniel Pinkwater, and two years later, ...more

Co-Ed Showers
This weekend I’m headed back East to help host my college roommate’s baby shower.  She’s having...more

CHOC Walk 2008
This Sunday morning, G-love, E-bear, the hubby, and I will be participating in our fourth CHOC Walk ...more

The Year Of Feeling Things Deeply
E-bear’s now 20 months old, and I can say she has officially entered The Year Of Feeling Things Deep...more

Not Quite Monday Faves, and Not Quite Spooky Stories
Today I went to a local party store, and at the risk of sounding like a Halloween party pooper, I wa...more

The Halloween Hustle
I have to confess: last Halloween, I felt a teeny pang of guilt after schlepping G-love around the n...more

The Politics of Childhood
Last Sunday after breakfast, my husband and I were embroiled in yet another debate about the upcomin...more

Who Really Won
Last night, G-love had a hard time falling asleep.  For over an hour I heard her yell from upst...more

Facebook: then and now
When I first started college, way back in 1990-something, I got my dorm room keys, a stack of credit...more

Hey you guuuuuyys!
I. Am. So. Psyched. "The Electric Company" is BACK!!This January, PBS Kids is launching an all-new v...more

Birthday Cake for Breakfast
For the past three days, the girls and I have been enjoying E-bear’s Funfetti birthday cake for brea...more

Congratulations, Miss America 2008
I’ve never been involved in pageants, and in truth I don’t know how supportive I’d be if G-love...more

To E-bear, on her first birthday
We've just tucked you in after our 200th reading of Goodnight, Gorilla and our 363rd playing of the ...more

Getting over the Loss
So the Chargers lost.  I expected my husband to be way more depressed than he was—I think he ha...more

Hold the Barricades!
When G-love was younger, we didn’t really bother with baby-proofing.  Sure, we put on those pla...more

A Chocoholic's Dream
I never really liked chocolate until I became pregnant with G-love. Then, from the time morning sick...more

Clinton and McCain Take NH
This race is getting really interesting.  Clinton overcame her “moment of weakness,” and McCain...more

The Apple Doesn't Cha-Cha Far From The Tree
My mom gave me the Dancing with the Stars Cardio Dance DVD  for Christmas. I think she thought ...more

The Perfect Cup of Tea
    Yesterday, as a belated birthday gift, my friend and her daughter treated G-love ...more

Why Mom of 9 Shouldn't Back Down
I’ve been enjoying the debate on Mom of 9’s blog this week--   It’s nice to see somebody’s...more

Book Club Blues
For the last two years, I’ve always managed to read at least half of my book club’s monthly selectio...more

Typhoid Mommy
I’m posting today from my bed, where I’ve been laid up most of the day with the Vegas Virus—so named...more

No-Name-Calling Week
I am deeply troubled by the news this week about two girls from Newport Harbor High School who have ...more

How I Became a Football Fan
It’s taken me a long time to become a real football fan.   I grew up in New Jersey, where ...more

Happy New Year from Florida!
One of my first trips to California to visit my husband (who was then my cross-country boyfriend) ha...more

Who We Want vs. Who Will Win
I'm intrigued by the results of the Iowa caucuses.  I'm not sure if Hillary's third-place perfo...more

Clink and Drink
G-bear doesn’t like milk.  The kid could live on parmesan cheese and chocolate ice cream if I’...more

Resolutions for 2008
I’ve decided to publish my resolutions for 2008, in the hopes that writing them down might actually ...more

Sushi, Phrase Craze, and a Flick--The Perfect Date
Most Saturday nights, my husband and I are passed out by ten, but last night we were lucky (and awak...more

Caroling...a fading tradition?
Just before Christmas, we joined some of our neighbors in their first annual Caroling party.  A...more

Hillary's in a Tough Spot
Last night I watched the New Hampshire debates on my DVR, and after reading the coverage today, I’m ...more

Princesses on Ice
G-love may only be two and a half, but she is already keenly aware of the unbelievable power of the ...more

Kickin' it with the Rockettes
Last night we took G-love to the Orange County Performing Arts Center to see the Radio City Music Ha...more

The Wurst of OC
Recently my folks, who will be spending Christmas with us, asked me if I knew of any place in So Cal...more

Griswolding
I’ve created a new verb this holiday season: Griswolding. To “Griswold” is to escalate, year by year...more

From Hot Toddies to Cozy Toddlers
Before we had kids, my husband and I would throw these extravagant open houses at Christmastime for...more

Poker Night
A year ago, one of my friends made a New Year’s resolution to finally learn how to play Texas Hold ‘...more

What I Learned on Super Bowl Sunday
Since the Chargers didn’t make it to the Big Game, Super Bowl Sunday didn’t mean much to our family....more

OCMom's on Jeopardy!
Program your DVRs, folks:  yours truly will be representing Orange County on Friday night’s epi...more

Jeopardy postponed until Saturday!
So my Jeopardy debut has now been postponed until Saturday night, thanks to the presidential race.&n...more

Preschool Anxiety
The last few days have been a bit of a whirlwind, and now life is getting back to normal…if by norma...more

You Can Take The Girl Outta Jersey...
I moved to California five years ago, and as much as I love life in the OC,  I’m still a Jersey...more

Financial Crisis in OC Schools
I am horrified by what I’ve been reading about the fiscal crisis plaguing California schools, and I’...more

The Existentialist...
or the preschool version of Waiting for Godot:A dining room.  A table.Lunchtime.“Happy and sad ...more

First Snow
It took us almost three years, but at last G has seen snow up close.  A couple of years ago she...more

OCMom Defends Her Title
Shameless plug here:  now that the Teen Tournament is over, yours truly will return to Jeopardy...more

Preschool Can Wait
Thanks very much to 4 for 4 Dad, Lucy’s Mom, and OCFamily’s very own Mom of 9 for their eloquent and...more

Shout out for Schools
So my fifteen minutes of fame are just about over—my episodes of Jeopardy aired, and I went out a tw...more

Who needs Myers-Briggs?
When I was a kid, people could learn a lot about you from which member of Duran Duran was featured m...more

The Next Michigan J. Frog
You know that old cartoon with the singing frog who would perform when only his owner was looking?&n...more

Ariel vs. Aquaman
Today G-love finished her first week of swimming lessons with our idol, Miss Moira.  This is ou...more

My Secret Identity
I have a first name that people love to mispronounce.  I’ve been called “Ellen,” “Irene,” “Alie...more

The Pigeon's Biggest Fan
Every few years, I come across an author who reminds me of why I love to read.  In high school,...more

Erin go bragh!
I’m half-Irish, and when I was a kid back East, my family celebrated St. Patrick’s Day the way most ...more

What it's all about
G-love and I are snuggling on the couch.   She turns away from 101 Dalmatians to stare at ...more

The Puppet Master
On our most recent pilgrimage to IKEA, we picked up a four dollar puppet theater and a bunch of anim...more

A Taste of Home: Jersey Mike's Subs
As many of you know, even though Orange County is my home, I sometimes still miss New Jersey…especia...more

"Best" Picture?
I guess I’m going soft in my old age.  Since we don't get out much, last weekend my husband and...more

Fiesta de las Golondrinas
Tomorrow is the annual Swallows Day Parade in San Juan Capistrano, and G-love, E-bear, the hubby and...more

Game Night at our house
I never much liked Candyland as a kid—I was more of a Chutes and Ladders kind o’ gal, because at lea...more

Food Stylin'
I know how vulnerable kids are to advertising:  when G-love was about 18 months old she inadver...more

Overheard while my husband put the kids to bed...
(sung to the tune of "Beth" by Kiss)E, I hear you crawlin’And you’re headed up the stairsMe and your...more

Reason #426 To Love My Husband
For Valentine’s Day this year, my husband gave me Bon Jovi tickets.  Last night we saw John, Ri...more

Kids' Book Club: One Year Later
One evening about a year ago, the two-year-old daughter of my friend, Kristin, wondered why she coul...more

Guilt by Association: Marion Jones's Teammates
Today my heart goes out to the six relay teammates of Olympic track and field champion Marion Jones,...more

When common sense goes out the window
Sunday morning I read Mark Steyn’s editorial in the Register, entitled “Attack of the Preschool Perv...more

Twinkling Toenails
Last week, we were channel surfing, and we came across Classical Baby (I’m Grown Up Now):  The ...more

Mama needs a new pair of...
I just heard about this new children’s book yesterday:  My Beautiful Mommy.  Apparently, a...more

SuperMommy No More
I am deathly afraid of birds.  Seriously.  I can’t be within five feet of a duck, chicken,...more

Pizza for CHOC
My sister, Kate, is first and foremost an awesome aunt to G-love and E-bear.  She always brings...more

Rite of Passage
Friday morning, my bedroom, 7am.  My husband’s shaving, G-love has leapt onto my bed, announcin...more

To G-love, on her third birthday
Dear G-love,It’s the day before your third birthday. You’re upstairs “napping”, and by napping I mea...more

Channeling Martha
Let me preface this post by saying that I am aggressively not artistically inclined.  I have re...more

Threes
I’ve heard that tragedies tend to come in threes, and a year ago last Saturday the world lost three ...more

Bathroom Bribery
We’re finally making progress in potty training G-love.  She’s basically dry all day, thanks to...more

15-Minute Dance Party
It’s 5:30 in the afternoon, and dinner won’t be ready for at least twenty minutes.  The kids ha...more

My Mother's Day Gift
I love presents, but on this, my third Mother’s Day, all I really wanted was a few hours of solitude...more

Safe Sleeping
My sister, Aunt Kate to my girlies, passed along some info about a presentation this Thursday sponso...more

A Proper Education
My parents always told me that, much like The Odyssey or The Scarlet Letter are required reading, th...more

Zooglobble
I'm always on the lookout for new music to load up on my iPod and bust out in the mini-van. About a ...more

The Three Foot Shuffle
If my husband had his way, we’d only have as much stuff as could fit in our car.  He’s not talk...more

Sing, Dance, Get Married
I’ve created a princess monster.  This morning, G-love and I met up with our playgroup, and tod...more

Morning with the Mouse
One of the benefits of living in Orange County is our proximity to The Happiest Place on Earth, and ...more

Monday Picks 6.2.08
Welcome to Media Mom’s Monday Picks!   Every Monday, I’ll be sharing our favorite books, t...more

Monday Picks 6.9.08
This week's picks are brought to you today by the letter "M":  I’m featuring mommy chimps, Mado...more

That's Not A Baby Ruth...
You may recall that I resorted to good old-fashioned bribery to get G-love to, ahem, take care of Nu...more

The creature from the briny not-so-deep
On Wednesday, G-love and I were hanging out with our friends at the beach by The Montage in Laguna,...more

Media Mom Picks 6.16.08
Later this week I’ll share some my thoughts on Father’s Day 2008.  Suffice it to say, G-love...more

Not Quite Monday Picks 6.24.08
We’re back from Florida after a relaxing week with Grandma, Grandpa, and Uncle T, my baby brother an...more

Hi, I'm Aileen and My Kids Watch TV...
According to the Oompa Loompas, “What do you get with a glut of TV?  A pain in the neck and an ...more

Monday Picks 6.30.08
Most of this week’s picks come courtesy of some of my closest friends.  Thanks for the recommen...more

Bedtime Stories, "The Mommy Way"
Last night, G-love asked me to read her bedtime story.  This may not seem weird to you, but G’s...more

Monday Picks 7.7.08
This week’s picks all revolve around kids and reading.  For a long time, G-love would only slee...more

Free For All Movie Mondays
I was truly bummed to learn that the Star-Vu drive-in at the OC Fairgrounds is no more, but I’m thri...more

Monday Picks 7.14.08
It’s been a busy week—G-love graduated to a big-girl bed, I became obsessed with I Survived a Japane...more

From Trash to Treasure
In high school, I loved chemistry, but the C- I earned in Prof. Warren S. Warren’s freshman chem cou...more

Monday Picks 7.21.08
This week, we’re featuring some stuff we’ve enjoyed at our house the last couple of weeks:  tri...more

A New Kind Of Rorschach Test
Last week we finally had our house re-carpeted, but before the guys came to whisk away five years of...more

Monday Picks 7.28.08
Happy Monday!  This week I’m featuring a fantastic summer read for all ages, a lovely lullaby c...more

When Girl Bonding Goes Wrong
So today I was reading about the 17 pregnant high-school girls from Gloucester, Massachusetts, some ...more

Monday Picks 8.4.08
This week's list, I dub thee "Cool Stuff My Kids and I Like", subtitled "How did I go this long with...more

A future Annie Liebovitz?
G-love’s become quite the shutterbug after receiving a kid-size digital camera for her birthday.&nbs...more

Rockin' the East Coast
Since my last post, we’ve been on our annual East Coast vacation to visit my family and our dearest ...more

Not-Quite-Monday Picks 8.19.08
We’re finally back from our East Coast adventure, and we’ve got lots of great picks to share as we w...more

Jennifer's Story, Part One
Several weeks ago, Jennifer Wiersma, a stay-at-home mom from Murrietta, finished her regular workout...more

Jennifer's Story, Part Two
In my last post I told the story of how Jennifer Wiersma, a mom from Murrietta, had her purse and id...more

Jennifer's Story, Part Three
To conclude my three-part series on identity and purse theft, I’d like to share some of the lessons ...more

The Palin Principle
For the last couple of weeks I’ve been on a serious election-media bender.  Every night for hou...more

Monday Picks 9.8.08
Monday Picks are back with a vengeance—in fact, this whole week will be chock-full of tasty Media Mo...more

Grown-Up Movie Night: Tropic Thunder
Zoolander is one of our favorite movies of all time, so when my husband and I finally had the chance...more

Not-Quite-Monday Pick: Unstable Fables
In my bio I say that I wish I was Maria from Sesame Street, but that’s not entirely accurate.  ...more

Not-Quite-Monday Pick: Karito Kids
This week I’m combining my pick for best website, book, AND best new toy-- Karito Kids.I knew I was ...more

Storytime at JC Beans - Starring Yours Truly
Tonight at 6:30, yours truly will transform into the StoryMommy, and I'll be hosting Pajama Storytim...more

With Seven Weeks to Go, What Do We Want?
Yesterday my Newsweek came in the mail, and I was immediately grabbed by the lipstick writing on the...more

Monday Picks- OC Children's Book Festival
This week our family’s gearing up for this Sunday’s Fifth Annual Orange County Children’s Book Festi...more

The Heartbeat of America's Undecideds
I watched last night’s debate on CNN, and even more than Palin’s “you betchas” or Biden’s blonder-th...more

Mom is a Four Letter Word

Parenting and the First Amendment
Lucy has recently mastered the use of toddler-sized cutlery. And it is nothing short of amazing how ...more

The Magic of the Magic Kingdom
Disneyland is an important part of who I am. I went there all the time when I was little and even...more

Guest post: the great pregnancy plump
I’ve asked Rachel Reeves (see below) to be my guest of honor for the very first installment of Sun...more

National Grammar Day Word Nerd Challenge
Happy National Grammar Day! I'm sure this won't surprise you, but I woke up early this morning to po...more

Blackmail
I sure hope that fruit snacks aren’t like gumballs—because Lucy will have a basketball-sized wad of ...more

Open letter to parents of babies and toddlers:
Once in a while, if the stars align and I stand on one foot and hold my breath and cross my finger...more

Things I've Learned the Hard Way
Don’t assume that your toddler will respond to your “mean mommy” voice or stare.  Lucy just l...more

Sleep deprivation and wartime torture
If it’s true that beauty is achieved by getting a good night’s sleep, then I am one ugly duckling....more

A Kidnapper's Guide to the OC
We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog with a public service announcement. Since I’ve moved to t...more

A Beauty Snob’s Tips for Surviving a Recession
To say that I have an addiction to department-store make-up is a gross understatement. At any given ...more

Something is Brewing
"Winds in the East, mist coming in, like something is brewing, about to begin. Can't put me finger o...more

Pammie’s Day Off
Last week, I was invited to have a “mom’s day off” at the Resort at Pelican Hill. Since I’ve been ap...more

Love in the Time of Short Sales
We recently moved to the burbs. Placentia, the land of great schools and blue-hairs. It's qui...more

A Victory for New Moms and PPD
Did you know that postpartum depression (PPD) is the number one complication of childbirth? Here is ...more

Passing Down the Puppet Paranoia
I had a Kermit the Frog puppet when I was little. You know, the one where he is a “reporter” wearing...more

Camp Cupcake Goes Bridal
I love my friend Jessica. She is loyal and drama-free—just the kind of friend I’d order out of a cat...more

A Beauty Snob’s Tips for Surviving a Recession II
A girl like me (with a serious lip product addiction) always has a no-frills, go-to lip balm in her ...more

Six Minutes and Counting
I'm pretty sure I just used up of six minutes of my allotted fifteen minutes of fame. In May, I was ...more

My Big Fat Tonsillectomy
My apologies for the radio silence. I have been cut open, sewn up, and neared death more than once...more

When the Sippy Cup Looks Half-Empty
Ethel said her first actual word over the weekend. She pointed at Lucy's sippy cup and uttered "aab....more

Earning my Stripes
Last week, Lucy busted her eye and needed stitches. And while this post should be about her and how ...more

Pelican Hill Part II: undercover
After my AMAZING Mom's Day Off at the Resort at Pelican Hill couple weeks ago, I invited the fam dow...more

Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.
I know, I know, the silence is deafening. It's killing me too. But due to some, shall we say "stuff,...more

Pretty much the best date. Ever.
Winston Churchill once said, "If you are going through hell, keep going." Let's just say that I am...more

Mom of 9

A Color-Coded Diet
Okay, I'm about done with the spit thing. If you have a baby that "spits," you'll know exactly what ...more

Humility - Me?
I just have to do a little boasting. Not about me … it's about Sam, my husband. He's one of those pe...more

Power Cake
Since I am always looking for healthy snacks that the kids will actually eat, I thought I'd share a ...more

Hillary for President
Well, I bet that got your attention! Okay, President - maybe not. But for Vice President, maybe. At ...more

Kindergarten Rocks!
Normal 0 AJ started Kindergarten this year so our busy household got a li...more

A Breath of Fresh Air
Normal 0 A breath of fresh air is exactly what Sarah Palin has brought to...more

Patriot Day
Today is September 11, 2008. It is a day that, in our family, we take time to honor the families, f...more

Homework - More Is Not Better
Normal 0 Well, this has been a busy week for a lot of families, with scho...more

More Homework?
School starts next week for the kids. My twelve-year-old daughter is entering the seventh grade...more

Too Much Homework?
Since the cover story this month covers a couple of different ideas on homework, I asked Antonio, my...more

Homework: Take 3
To go along with the cover story on homework in our August issue of OCFAMILY, I have been askin...more

Gotta Run
I am preparing for the Long Beach marathon in October, so I put in 4 miles tonight. I love the ...more

Double Trouble
Hats off to anyone with twins … or multiples. I have now finished four days with two 3 year old...more

Who's Texting?
Since Ciena is big on texting, I decided to become a "cool" mom and begin texting also. I know, ma...more

Growing Pains
As I mentioned in a previous blog, my oldest daughter is in Germany with my mom. She also turne...more

Earthquake Preparedness
The big news today, obviously is the 5.something earthquake that just shook southern California...more

Kids Say the Darned-est Things
On a trip to Target a few days ago for some last minute baby items, our two youngest (ages 5 and ...more

Sleep, Baby, Sleep
Baby monitors are great and I wouldn't trade mine for anything. But, now that Marcello is 3 month...more

Directory Assistance
Who do you turn to when you want to look up an international phone number? If you guessed the p...more

The Service of Service
While I'm on the subject of AT&T, I have to say that I'm really beginning to wonder about s...more

Beyond Leftovers
The second week of our wrestling camp this year was a little hectic because my substitute dinne...more

Earth to Monica … Come in Please
I am back from Montana and feel like I have been away for a lot longer than 3 weeks. My cable w...more

In Defense of C-section Babies
We had one of the wrestlers who attended our first wrestling camp come by to say hi – which he does ...more

Wrestling With Decisions
(Written when we were on our way to Montana – we are now here and into day 2 of our camp!)   ...more

Notes for Dad's Day (part 2)
With a 5 and 3 year old, prompting is necessary in getting them to say why they think their daddy...more

Notes for Dad's Day
With Father's Day approaching, I asked each of the kids to write a small note about what makes ...more

Never give up!
I have now accomplished the feat of posting prom pictures for Ciena's Cinderella night on the "part ...more

Why did the Chicken Cross the Road?
To get a better price for gas. DUH. I don't drive by a station and not look at the price board ...more

The Flu
I hate being sick. The whole thing with being achy, feverish, and just not feeling well in gene...more

Independence Day
I think it's about time for me to go back to school. It's been 2 days and I have tried to get t...more

Cinderella Night Part 2
Ciena's prom was a week ago Saturday and she had her Cinderella night. Everything was perfect and s...more

The "Plug" Push, Pull, and Push (Again)
Pacifiers have been a controversial subject since I can remember. When Ciena was born in 1990, sh...more

A Week Without Monday
Is today really Thursday? Wow. I am not sure where this week has gone. Sunday was Mother's Day....more

Not Sleeping Through the Night
Marcello is almost 5 weeks old and actually slept through the night last night. He fell asleep ...more

Mom,
I wrote you a poem when I was in high school.  It expressed to you how thankful I was t...more

Cinderella Night
You can't please everyone all of the time. My daughter is finding that lesson out the hard w...more

Nursing Discomforts of Motherhood
I thought I'd clue some of the new moms and moms-to-be in on some of the things you might expec...more

Traveling down the aisle and back?
I watched a lot of CNN news during my hospital stay mostly because I used the TV as a night-lig...more

Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Extravaganza
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. I remember when I was a kid, that was a favo...more

Don't Leave Home (for the hospital) Without It
You've all heard it and we all know it … no two pregnancies, no two labors, no two deliveries a...more

Love
I have spent the last four days in the hospital with little Marcello. What joy a new baby bring...more

Final Score: 5-4
As of April 14, 2008 Mom of 9 is, well, mom of 9! Mom and baby are doing well, and thank you for ...more

Coming soon ... baby Calavitta
Just a few days left until we welcome baby Calavitta into our lives and will be able to love and cu...more

Still Waiting
Just in case you are wondering … Ciena had to take her test as scheduled and our family is still ...more

A Pregnant Man?
I first heard the story on Wednesday while waiting to see my doctor. Then I came home and looked at...more

The Phonetic Generation
Hello how are you today momma? Are you going to have your baby tonite?  Hahaha.  I su...more

The Final Countdown
Only a couple of weeks left until baby #9 will make his or her appearance to join our family. T...more

Sadie Hawkins through the Decades
My son, 15 years old, was asked to the Sadie Hawkins dance at his high school this year. These ...more

A Nothing Week for Anything
Spring Break - Yeah! Yes, I really mean it. I was asked last week by a parent at the kid's ...more

Only in California
I saw a picture recently of an escalator that lead to the entrance of a beautiful 24-hour fitness cl...more

Is Anyone Out There?
Baby was awake about an hour ago and with lots of movement and not so much room to move around ...more

Too Good to be True
If you've seen the ads to buy the most amazing "anything" on television, you'll know what I mean wh...more

Happy Dad's Day - Every Day
We received an email from one of our friends on the east coast and he has two kids, ages 4 and 2....more

Two Pre-schoolers, Me, and Water on the Floor
While sitting in the waiting room at the doctor's office the other day, I read an article in a popu...more

The Yellow Pages provides interesting Reading!
...more

A Girl or A Boy - That is the Question
As many of you know, I am due with baby #9 in mid April. As many of you also know, we have not foun...more

Unity - We Are Family (part 2)
My two oldest call themselves the "A" Team. They do a lot together; from shopping in the mall to ...more

Chipmunk Responsibilities Good Enough for Kids
On Saturday, we took the kids to see Alvin and The Chipmunks. It turned out to be a really cute m...more

Tragedy Close to Home Raises Questions
Last week, our Busy mom posted a blog about school shootings. On Saturday evening, a man here i...more

Seven Weeks for Me and You - Unless Baby #9 Makes Decision
If you have read my bio, you know that my mom of 9 blog name comes from the 8 children Sam and ...more

Don't Be Square!
Daybreak OC … KDOC cable channel 6 … Thursday, February 14th … 6-7 and 7-8 a.m. If you'd ...more

Parenting, please?
We have all heard that parenting should come with a manual. It doesn't. But I think that one of the ...more

Super Tuesday Trivia
Fat Tuesday definitely took a second to Super Tuesday this year. At least I didn't see much cover...more

Building Block Towers on a Rainy Day
Lists are really big with me. I have one of those ongoing lists that I re-copy every now and then le...more

Why I Didn’t “Eat the Baby”
I am a mother of 8 and expecting baby No. 9 in April. I decided to blog because I thought it would b...more

Insurance, Hospitals, Doctors: Delays Not Covered
My sincerest condolences to the Sarkisyan family for the loss of their 17 year old daughter because...more

Christmas Smiles
Christmas is for kids! That has never been more evident than it was at my house this year. Not only ...more

Break for Nintendo
Does anyone else admit to the fact that Nintendo can save your sanity on occasion? As much as I hat...more

Fashion vs. Fortune
About a month ago, I was at that stage in my pregnancy where I just had to move from my normal ...more

A Little Bit of Heaven
In 2001, our family was blessed to be able to live in a little piece of heaven on earth called Trego...more

Disney On Ice - Ready, Set, GO!
If you have read some of the blogs posted on December 27th, you'll probably figure out that all...more

Lindsey Lohan - Growing Up Fast
At age 21, it looks like the sweet little Lindsey Lohan, whose smile used to light up her face and ...more

Health Insurance - Ask Questions!
When we began the school year (my husband is a teacher), his employer was changing health insur...more

We Are Family
As promised, I will try to define some of what we stand for as a family in my next few blogs. T...more

Hillary's Hidden Strength - STOP!
I am about to go out on a limb with this one and some of you will agree with me and say that it's a...more

Hillary - The Timing Issue
I knew my last entry would merit a little attention and I am glad so many of you are willing to sta...more

Moon Sand vs. Play-Doh
My neighbor had warned me. "Moon Sand is the messiest thing ever," she said, but promised AJ that...more

Family Values and Our Candidates
Back to the Basics, no not just in education, but also in family values is exactly what I think mos...more

We Are Family - My Story
In a previous comment, I was asked if I had ever heard of birth control. Not that the comment had...more

Education and our Candidates
Make sure you are reading the posts by OC Dad this last week and at least up until Tuesday. He is...more

Dear Kathleen - Our New Mom
A Pastor once commented that if you are worried about whether or not you have enough faith, then ...more

Save the date
Sam, my husband, had a meeting yesterday so I acted as his substitute teacher for an hour while his ...more

The dangers of diaper changing
While I'd like to say that I poked my finger 10 times with those darned diaper pins since I use clot...more

It's Parade Season!
If you are looking for something fun to do with the kids this Saturday, October 11th, Placentia will...more

Vote "Yes" on 8
I am voting "Yes" on Proposition 8 - that is no secret. Since I have made that fact known, I have b...more

First Impressions
First impressions can be so important. How many times have you heard it? If you go out job searching...more

From Quiet to Riot
Last night, 3 of the kids stayed with friends in Mission Viejo and went to see High School Musical 3...more

26.2
So, the Long Beach Marathon and I got along just fine. Last Sunday, I finished my first full maratho...more

What About The Economy?
Why is it that the headlines continue to point out how poorly our economy is doing, the candidates f...more

Team Spirit
Well, we all know what it feels like to have a favorite team - pick any team. And if you're a big fa...more

Let's Run Together
Normal 0 The Long Beach marathon is this weekend and I am so looking forw...more

A lesson for life
My daughter had her first experience with a police officer last week. She and three of her friends c...more

Fire
I live in Yorba Linda, and Saturday was a day I will never forget …The smoke was thick. The air was ...more

A noise-free zone
Quiet time. Is there really such a thing? Around my house, I rarely have any. It's not that I don’t ...more

The emergency grab bag?
When we first began smelling the fires in Yorba Linda Saturday, which happens in October just about ...more

Momfluential

Car memorial stickers: Forget me? Not!
We love our rear windshield car stickers here in So. Cal don't we?  Who doesn't want to persona...more

Pearls before Swine Flu
I'm not shocked that my entire family, including me, got Swine Flu this fall. After all the hype and...more

Old-Fashioned Family Fun: Journey School Harvest Faire
Something amazing has been happening the last few weeks at the Waldorf inspired school my children g...more

Top Ten iPhone Apps For Busy Moms
More stories at Casa de MomfluentialPowered by Whrrl (Click anywhere on the picture above to go...more

Back to The Future at CES
Picture this, you take a box out of your bag, plop it on the coffee table, plug it in and put on you...more

Momfluential holiday flick picks
I'm not sure if I can recall the last time I saw a film in the theater. With four young kids and a b...more

Welcome to Camp 'Home For The Holidays'
No budget for a Swiss ski vacation this year? No Problem! I can help... If your family is like m...more

Hey Mickey, Where's the Menorah?
My family and I are huge Disney fans. This is evidenced by our season passes and frequent trips to D...more

Mommy iMoments

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PS Mobile, a review
If I take a picture on my iphone, it is edited on my iphone. That means, no opening it up in Photosh...more

imoment, defined.
I am obsessed.Obsessed with images, pictures, cameras, taking pictures--anything that remotely has a...more

The story behind the first days of kindergarten...
It's not news to any seasoned mom out there that no matter how prepared we are to document the lives...more

Filmmaking doesn’t get more indie than this
It was a few generations ago that I got a new iphone. To my grandma, that sounds like 90 years or so...more

Ramona and Beezus, an iMoment review:
Last week I took my lil' five-and-a-halfer to see Ramona and Beezus, a film full of imagination and ...more

imoment monday
My son, CJ, defines shortcut: An alternative way from point A to point B that involves adventure, ex...more

Mommy say whaaaat?
When we were about to have our first kid, there were some phrases I was prepared for. Like, I knew I...more

Inspiration needed
As a working mom, I find that I am often drained of all energy and inspiration after say, ten o'cloc...more

What NOT to wear....
I guess there are a few factors why I let my kid dress like lady gaga's offspring.Part of me doesn't...more

Shake it like a poloroid picture...
an iphoto app review If you are looking for an application on your phone that can be used to make yo...more

Shoes, a favorite subject of mine.
I am slightly obsessed with shoes. There seem to be almost as many pictures of CJ's shoes on my phon...more

Nesting Instincts

The Smell of Clean
Newsflash: There really is no such thing as a clean smell! Sure, scents like 'fresh linens,' and 'o...more

Put Your Feet Up
For Father's Day, I thought of doing a feature on recliners. Here instead, are thoughts on the recli...more

Kitchen Improvement
Summer is here and you know what that means. Labor Day weekend traditionally kicks it off, and last ...more

Look Who's Talking
Listen to the kid. This morning while helping out at my child's second-grade class, I found proof th...more

Dexter's House
I'm making a house call on my new favorite TV show,  Showtime's Dexter. I'm into it not so much...more

Age-Defying Beauty
Common sense, good taste and general consensus tells us the that the real secret to looking great at...more

How To Clean A Teen's Bedroom
At some point during the last three years, I just stopped redoing my son's bedroom and let it go how...more

Hello Yellow!
Some say that there is no cheerier color than yellow. Yellow is the color of the sun, lemon, sunflow...more

How To Create A Foyer (When There Isn't One)
Falling in love with a room is not the same as falling into a room. Sadly, the latter is the case in...more

Dorm Rules
There are a few essentials when it comes to outfitting a dorm room. This space that will be your hom...more

Take Your Toys To College
Finally moving out of my parents' house was one of the most emotionally-charged moments in my life. ...more

Call of the Wild
We're back from our roadtrip! We drove for seven days and 2000 miles, northeast into the Sierra Neva...more

Art-A-Fair in Laguna Beach
Last Sunday I went to Art-A-Fair with my family. Art-A-Fair is part of the annual Laguna Beach Festi...more

Moms Designing Species
Note:  First, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! This won't be about interior design, but read on anyway. If y...more

She's Got The Look
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”      &nbs...more

Printed Matters
In the Philippines, there is a word specially coined to describe certain types of prints on certain ...more

(Really) See The World
I own a lot of sticks. I have everything from small twigs to large branches, proudly displayed all o...more

Welcome Home
Past the threshold, the pace of life shifts. Light softens and the soothing quiet whispers to you ...more

Goodness and Light
We poor Californians, it’s the end of April, the marine layer is in and it’s 65 degrees outside. Whe...more

OC and Me

Made in The OC: Marble Racers
Made in the USA is something I love to see on products I buy, but I bet you never realized how many ...more

OC & ME: Knott's Berry Farm
I bet you never knew all the fun stuff to do at Knott's Berry Farm, without even going in the park. ...more

OC & ME: Let's visit The Anti-Mall!
I remember clear as a bell, the day my dad- who was a fixture in the California apparel industry, sa...more

OC & ME: History in Garden Grove
Right in the middle of Garden Grove is a wonderful place that has amazing buildings, business and ho...more

OC & ME : Dowtown Yorba Linda
When was the last time you visited a genuine Main Street of America?Come see what is going on in dow...more

OC & ME: Watsons Drug Store
Did you know one of Orange County's oldest businesses is a great diner/pharmacy located in downtown ...more

OC & ME: Mission San Juan Capistrano
Only 31 miles from my home is one of the oldest buildings in California. Mission San Juan Capistrano...more

OC & ME: Visit to Balboa Island and more...
Hey its January in So Cal...let's go to the beach!No I am serious.Its true...I love to visit the bea...more

OC & ME: Visit San Juan Capistrano
If the last time you visited San Juan Capistrano was for your 4th grade field trip...then it is time...more

OC & ME: Decorating Disney!
Welcome to the first in my video series, featuring locations and events around Orange County. Introd...more

OC & ME: The Great Park Balloon
What is a girl to do if she has a small (er, huge) fear of heights?Well, go 400 feet up in the air a...more

OC Transplant

Losing a Pet: Tips to Cope
Losing a pet is far more difficult than I expected. I guess it's something you have to go through to...more

Date Night Saturday - Plan Ahead for Valentine's Day
I love date night! It's probably because there's always planning involved and I'm definitely a plann...more

Romancing Us With Deals
We're all looking for deals these days, so why not look for a great deal for Valentine's Day? There ...more

My fear of the dentist
This is the image I see in my head when I think of a dentist visit. Anyone else or is it just me?I h...more

A Date for New Year's Eve
What are your plans for New Year's Eve? I think I've got mine all figured out. I'm too old to atte...more

Date Night Saturday - A Visit to the White House
We love date night! So we left the fur kids and headed over to the Anaheim White House for one fabul...more

Introducing the OC Transplant
I'm the newest OC Family blogger and super excited to be here! Originally from Oregon in the beautif...more

Save Money This Christmas Season!
Have you been to South Coast Plaza this Christmas season? It's beautifully decorated. Magical in a s...more

Date Night Saturday - Catch of the Day
During the busy Christmas season, don't you like to be able to just stop in at a restaurant, not hav...more

I Love My Pets but...
Anyone who knows me, knows I love my pets. My pets are like kids to me. I'd do anything for them. I ...more

Triple D Right Here in Orange County
My hubby and I are big fans of Triple D. For those of you who do not watch the Food Network, this is...more

Date Night Saturday - Chart House Dana Point
My hubby surprised me with date night and took me to the Chart House in Dana Point. I must say the l...more

Date Night Friday - Pure Light Candle Studio
Looking for a fun date night for Friday night or really any night? Head down to Pure Light Candle ...more

Officially A Mom Blogger
Yes, it's official. I'm a mom blogger! We're expecting a little GIRL the first week of Septembe...more

Date Night Saturday - A Little Nostalgia at Farrell's
My hubby planned date night and took me to Farrell's! We've been talking about this place before it ...more

Can You Prepare Too Much?
As a first time mommy, preparations are in full-swing for the upcoming labor day. So I ask, can you ...more

Win a Free Massage & Acupuncture Treatment!!
Angela Sinnett, LAc. owner of Magnolia Acupuncture has done an awesome job on my body since I have...more

And the Winner is.....
I'm super excited to announce the winner of the Free Acupuncture & Massage Treatment Package fro...more

Taste of Aloha
For those of you that have been to Hawaii and have enjoyed the REAL shave ice experience, you know t...more

Time to Vote!
It's time to vote! I'll soon be delivering our little girl and need some advice on which outfit to b...more

Preggatinis - Giving up cocktails for nine months
Welcome to one of the biggest decisions of your life... giving cocktails up for nine months!Pregnanc...more

Maternity Photos? No, not me
It seems as though when you become pregnant everyone wants to see photos of your belly (or reach out...more

I Wear My Sunglasses at Night
Yes, I probably just aged myself with the title of this song, but can anyone tell me who sang this a...more

Old Green Mom

The Pickle Mobile
A while ago, our wonderful New Mom wrote a blog about some of her newly adopted green living solutio...more

Green Mama is back!
Wow, the last few weeks have been a whirlwind! I'm trying to settle back into a routine and ALSO get...more

'Oh, the weather outside is frightful'
Two years ago I received a forwarded e-mail from a family member's friend asking for blanket donatio...more

Green tips for the holidays
Last Friday evening I got to enjoy a little after-hours, kid-free shopping at my favorite mom and ba...more

Born Free Moby Wrap
I just got an e-mail from the producer of my favorite documentary about my favorite baby carrier. W...more

So long, farewell
This is my last blog. OC Family will be revamping its Web site at the end of December. All of ...more

Daredevil Baby
I feel like I need to tell each passerby, “I know what it looks like, but I SWEAR I don’t beat my ch...more

Lynch Mob Mentality
John McCain said today that he feels it unfair that Rep. John Lewis compared the negative tone of hi...more

My 2-Year-Old
My little Cole Bug turns 2 tomorrow. It sounds cliché to say that these past 2 years have flown by. ...more

Adidas Anyone?
I always get this vibe when I go to my favorite running shoe store that they are totally confused ov...more

A Little Election Levity
Although I’ll openly admit to being caught up in Election Fever, even I have my limits. I’ve got a n...more

Glutton for Punishment
Why, oh why, do I get myself into these things?! Today marks the beginning of the November Nationa...more

Blog-A-Day Challenge, Day 2: Muddy Buddy
I’ve been continually yawning and can’t keep my eyes open, thanks to this morning’s Muddy Buddy bike...more

Prop 8 Guest Blog
Unless I undergo a very fundamental change in attraction, Prop 8 has no bearing on me directly. But ...more

Babies!!! (To Take Your Mind of the Election)
I’m a ball of nerves about the election tomorrow. It feels a bit like finals in school. Part of you ...more

What a Roller Coaster!
Today has been one for the record books, both for America and for me personally. I’ve gone from what...more

The long goodbye
It's Nov. 3, 2008. I’ve been hesitant to blog about this. No matter how personal a blog is supposed ...more

... My only friend ...
The middle: Every once in a while, we’d see movements from my grandma. That was the hardest thing. A...more

…The end
The end: As Thursday went by, my grandmother's lungs got worse and worse. The hospice nurse said pne...more

This is the end ...
This story’s a bit long for one sitting, so here’s the beginning: Election night was such a needed m...more

I'm an Aunt!!!
Yay! I’m an aunt! Ok, technically "honorary" aunt, but that works for me. My nieces are older and I ...more

Mommy's Yelling at the Glitter
I’ve decided I hate glitter. No, you don’t understand. I reeaaallllly hate glitter. It’s my arch nem...more

My new favorite product
About a year ago, I started using non-toxic household cleaner. My pediatrician had me so scared abou...more

It's book sale time!
The Friends of the Fullerton Library are having their tri-annual book salethis Friday, Saturday and ...more

Girl Envy
Why are all the cute kid shoes out there made for girls? With having a girl the first time around, I...more

Dead at 28
In 1994, when I was a freshman in high school, my favorite rocker at the time, Kurt Cobain of Nirvan...more

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz
A wonderful friend and fellow blogger found an interesting comprehensive quiz site on the 2008 presi...more

Rubbing Elbows With The Stars
Dad’s lined up to babysit and I’m heading to Beverly Hills Monday night for the red carpet premier o...more

Schwarzenegger proposed what?!
Just when I was thinking Schwarzenegger wasn’t doing too poorly of a job as governor, I read this fr...more

Wow
My friends and I just got home from seeing The Business of Being Born. I should have long ago been i...more

Mom My Ride
If you are a parent and somehow manage to have a clean car – outside or in – then I should tell you ...more

Musings on the Premiere
With my long-winded ramblings, I never got around to telling everyone about the actual premiere...more

Wind Says Good Night
When I was a kid, I was not fond of bedtime. I had (and still have) and overactive imagination. I ha...more

"Floats"? More Like a "Sinking Disappointment"
We just got home from seeing the Rose Parade floats in Pasadena. We’ve gone a few times in the past ...more

Why Can't I Get Into The Hillary Groove?
(I wrote this Thursday night, but got sidetracked griping about Britney Spears) I’m watching the ...more

Role Reversal
Pretty much since the day Cole was born, our 3-year-old has had trouble adjusting to him. Obviously ...more

Santa Pooped On Our Roof
Yup, that’s what the 3-year old is telling everyone. We have no idea where it came from. Her stories...more

The Train Wreck That Is Britney Spears
Here I am, doing a little middle-of-the-night work on my laptop, and my eye catches the name "Spears...more

Must-See Christmas Lights
I’m kicking myself for not posting this earlier! Blame it on holiday event-induced insanity. If you ...more

Princess DNA
Is the princess phase some inherent genetic marker on all young females? Someone once asked me if Li...more

The Great Christmas Clean-up
Alright, you survived Christmas. Now comes the *really* fun part….cleaning up the aftermath and tryi...more

Hello OC Moms!
My name is Lily. I’m a mom of 2 and a compulsive talker (and therefore, blogger!). I am definitely a...more

Brownies for Breakfast?!
I have so many things circling in my head that I want to blog about, but I find myself bouncing from...more

Fun with Oobleck
Back in my former life (before kids), we used to make Oobleck each year for Dr. Seuss Day. Oobleck i...more

A Mighty Wind
Last Thursday evening I took Liv to see Wynton Marsalis with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. I had...more

College Cramming All Over Again
Super Tuesday is but hours away. I still have no idea how I’m voting. I’m completely ignoring my kid...more

The Mean Kid
Just before Christmas, we were at a local park for our annual playdate and gift exchange. Liv and a ...more

Just in time for Valentine's...
KidsHealth.org posted the results of a survey asking kids: What makes a great couple? More than 4,00...more

School Shootings
I won’t restate the obvious. You’d have to be living under a rock not to hear about at least one of ...more

new favorite website
Liv was due for some new Sorel snow boots. The last time we headed to the snow, I spent hours callin...more

My Newest Obsession
This is the most trivial thing, but I am beside myself with delight!I’ve got a small obsession with ...more

To Spank, or Not to Spank
I thought I might throw this one out there to see what other OC parents think on the subject of span...more

The Business of Being Born
If you missed my unbridled affectionate gushing over The Business of Being Born, let me recap: this ...more

Public Service Announcement
Just a friendly message from your neighborhood blogger. I thought I had let this issue go, but when ...more

Monday Favorites: Birthdays
I’ve been listing some favorites here and there, but thought I might try for some semblance of order...more

Our Lightning Rod
So I’m sitting outside right now, listening to thunder and waiting for an almighty downpour that I s...more

Still Curious Why Women Live Longer
Every once in a while there will be some kind of outing that is really important to me. And even tho...more

Belated Monday Favorites
Cole came down with a stomach bug and we had a night o' puking. Sad that those nights used to be due...more

An Hour with Cole
I used to take offense when people hesitated or made excuses to babysit Cole. He’s got the sweetest ...more

Stomach Flu Haiku
My last two days in a nutshell..........       aching, puking, sick   gast...more

The Right to Intervene?
An 11-year-old Wisconsin girl died of an undiagnosed, treatable form of diabetes. Instead of seeking...more

Life Before Internet
I wonder where I would be without the internet. Let’s see….all my projects would be done, I would ha...more

Red Tent Event
No, it’s not a used car sale or a circus. The Red Tent, which is taking place at Bloom/Belly Sprout ...more

N.I.M.F.Y.
Is there a front-yard equivalent to "Not In My Back Yard"? My street tends to be a bit of a thorou...more

Breastfeeding Discrimination?
Brow-beaten by formula fanatics, it seems like breastfeeding is finally coming back in vogue. Breast...more

Honeymoon's Over (AKA - Preschool, round 2)
I can’t believe we’ve made it more than 4 months without preschool. Even more amazing, I’ve kept my ...more

One-upmanship
I’ve been getting a kick out of listening to Liv and her friends carry on conversations. You’ve got ...more

The Elephant in the Room
I haven’t seen anyone mention the "Texas Polygamist Raid," or whatever the news has dubbed it this w...more

How We Roll
Desperate times call for desperate measures. Brian's been feverishly working to catch up on old wo...more

I Love Lorson's
Our shelves are overflowing with children’s books. Liv and Cole have hundreds of their own. Plus the...more

Birthday Blitz
This past week has been a blur and I'm only now realizing - wait? what is this? I haven't been onl...more

Sigh
Liv turned 4 today. I still can’t quite wrap my brain around the fact that my little girl is now a b...more

The SuperMommies in My Life
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you supermoms out there. I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing day. And...more

Finding Your Mommy Niche
When Liv was a baby, I experienced that lovely feeling of the walls closing in on me. I went from wo...more

Kinda Creepy
My friend Heather mentioned that when you type in addresses on Google Maps they offer a street-level...more

It Sure Makes Shopping Easy
When my husband got diagnosed with high cholesterol a year or two ago, the doctor gave him a list of...more

It Must Be a Y Thing
As I type, I’m watching Cole clear off the couch cushions and adjoining side table, climb said table...more

Going Green
I’ve had a few questions here and there about the name change. As soon as we have some downtime arou...more

Milk vs. Pork
Any Discovery Channel fans out there? Several seasons ago, the Mythbusters recreated a myth about a ...more

No Need to Bother Those Nice People at CPS
I think at this point it would be prudent to toss out the disclaimer that, at any time, if I have ...more

Friday Favorites
Months back I noticed a trend in posting my new favorite items and swore I was going to be good abou...more

Big Ol' Faux Pas
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain! Or, in this case, the crazy woman behind the blog. O...more

E.T. Phone Home
Brian and Liv are so excited about the upcoming screening of E.T. on the side of the Fox Theatre in ...more

T Minus 10 Days
A long time ago, probably in Psych 101 or some other mundane class, there was this cartoon in the te...more

Friday Favorites, Plus Some Business
Happy Friday everyone! Is it too much to hope for that this weather holds out? My A/C isn’t running ...more

A ?4U from the IBK
Hello OC!  My name is Andrea and I’ll be your guest blogger today.  Lily is currently on v...more

Brought to You by the Letter M
Wow, I feel like I’ve been living in a bubble the past few days. Leisure time on the computer? What’...more

Friday Favorites for June 20
I *almost* managed to use only reusable shopping bags during my various errands today. I did bag up ...more

The Achy Breaky Mistakey
Cole is now 20 months old. Wow, I can’t believe how fast my little guy has grown up! He’s the end of...more

Back and Ready For Round 2
You know how usually at the end of a vacation a part of you can’t wait to get home? Well, I think th...more

Friday Favorites: Baby On the Go Must-haves
I’m thinking it’s safe to say that if you ask any mom she’ll say that Babies R Us is the best thing ...more

My Wild Child
It’s been one of those weeks with Cole – the kind where I seriously consider if I should even say an...more

Friday Favorites: And Yours Would Be…?
This week I thought I’d turn the tables and ask all you moms and dads for your top picks. This is no...more

Friday Favorites: E's
Hello from New York! I’m sitting in our hotel room in Queens. We got here early this morning and hav...more

Home Sweet Home
There’s nothing quite as wonderful as stepping foot into your own home after a long vacation. The on...more

The Blues Kid
I'm avoiding the Olympics (another long, long blog in itself). Since I'm missing all those young p...more

Friday Favorites: Gelato
I’ve been on a gelato kick for a few months now. I was a frozen yogurt junkie for a year or two, but...more

Friday Favorites: Cloth Diapering
I’m guessing that many people who read the title will be rolling their eyes and thinking I’m some st...more

The Times, They Are A-Changin’ (?)
I just got a jury summons in the mail the other day. Ok, it’s a sad commentary on my life when I act...more

Congratulations, To My Brother
My one and only brother-in-law is getting married tomorrow. I figured that was worth skipping my usu...more

Dreaming of Mute Buttons
For the past 4-or-so years, I wake up each morning quite impressed that I’ve survived yet another da...more

Friday Favorites, Just Barely
I think I’ve got 5 minutes while I can still technically call today Friday. Must. Type. Fast. My F...more

FF: Breaking News!
This just in: TREETOP ALL NATURAL FRUIT SNACKS BACK AT COSTCO. My good friend Laurie called, texted ...more

Here’s Looking At You, Kid(s)
Dr. Phil is purportedly taping a show on alternative birthing methods (that’s you, all you crazies w...more

This Venting Session Brought To You By AT&T
Hey, the next time you’re stuck on the phone listening to horrible elevator music with that obnoxiou...more

Candidates' Generic-Off
While my husband is content to fill up the DVR with Deadliest Catch, Mythbusters, Ice Road Truckers,...more

Moose For Obama
Since John McCain announced Sarah Palin as his running mate, I’ve managed to write – yet not post – ...more

The Answer
Wow! It’s been a whirlwind few weeks. And now I miraculously survived yet another round of some stom...more

You Had Me At "Generator"!
I don’t know what it says about my sense of humor (no, wait, I know but I choose to ignore it), but ...more

Hooray! It's Preschool Day!
Today was a good day, as far as Mondays go. I got to run, see the chiropractor, and pick my favorite...more

What Mommy Does On Her Nights Out
I just got home from House of Blues Anaheim where my ALL-TIME FAVORITE BAND, Flogging Molly, played....more

Autumnal Green Festival
An OC Green Mom sent this to the Mom Bloggers at OC Family and I am so embarrassed that I’m backlogg...more

Old Work Mom

When did Dad become so cool?
Ok - question of the day.....when did daddy become so cool? I can remember the days when my baby boy...more

Where does the time go?
Yesterday, I spent the day helping my baby sister give birth to her second baby boy! A beautiful, al...more

When school is closed, what do I do?
School and legal holidays are some of the hardest, most guilt-ridden days I have. I cringe...more

Monday blues
Ahh, Mondays. They are the beginning of the week – a fresh start! They are also the worst mornings i...more

A little about me ...
Well one blog down and many more to go! This adds yet another thing on my ever-growing to-do list. I...more

Working Mom Blog
Wow – my first day of blogging as the "Working Mom." Yes, I am the 9-5'er mom – more like the 7-9'er...more

Christmas memories
A Christmas memory for the books: My son woke my husband and I bright and early (6:30 a.m.) on Chris...more

Happy holidays!
I want to wish you and your family a very happy holiday and new year! I usually ask for help and adv...more

Rule breaker
It was one of those weekends, you know, the one where you feel like all you do is discipline&nb...more

Schedules, timing and when to say no
'Tis the season for crazy schedules! Last weekend started the never-ending calendar&n...more

Christmas lists
Ah, the joys of the infamous Christmas lists. My husband and I are so very proud that our son can no...more

Fun Friday!
Fridays are the best mornings in our house! I love them. Maybe because it is Friday – and also my fa...more

The morning rush
Do you ever leave the house in the morning, get halfway to work and start to freak out about leaving...more

O-MAMA

"Leave It Better Than You Found It"
IN THE NEWS:Oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico has given us all pause...and panic!  How do we ...more

"The Voice of Reason"
In The News:  Politicians talk about bi-partisanship all of the time, but it never ma...more

Tribute To Mommy Bloggers
O-MAMA hosted a SPAtacular day for our Mommy Blogger pals.  We got to know each other over mani...more

"I'll Be There"
In The News:It's been a year since we lost the King of Pop.  Strange life, strange death.  ...more

SOS: Sunderland's Ocean Sail
In The News:Abby Sunderland, 16, dreamed about sailing a solo voyage around the world.  She set...more

"We Love You All, Equally"
IN THE NEWS:The hot button issue of gays in the military is in the news, and O-MAMAs are talking abo...more

Pilgrims & Indians
In The News:Given the fact that immigration reform and recently passed immigration legislation in Ar...more

"Ignorance Is Bliss”
In The News: We're hearing about teens having sex earlier and earlier.  We hear about cond...more

FRIDAY FUNNIES: "Operation Welcome Home"
"You're such troopers!"Happy Friday MAMAS! Moms know how hard it is to move our own troops here and...more

"Leave It Better Than You Found It"
In the News: On CNN’s Fareed  Zakaria GPS,  experts discussed global climate pattern sh...more

FRIDAY FUNNIES "Spies Like Us"
"The Spy Who Loved Me"Happy Friday MAMAS!Yeah, sometimes we gotta do it! Snooping around a little ...more

Perspective on GAY RIGHTS
How many of us have been asked the questions, “Mommy, which of us is your favorite? Who do you love ...more

"Our Vote Is Our Voice": The 19th Amendment
In The News:Our vote is our voice. So, if you ever think to yourself on voting day that finishing th...more

FRIDAY FUNNIES: A DIFFERENT VIEW
In the News:President Obama appeared on "The View" this week with Barbara Walters and the ...more

Friday Funnies "The Supremes"
"You'll have your day in court"Happy Friday MAMAS! With the confirmation of Elena Kagan as the ...more

"Between A Rock And A Hard Place"
In The News:WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange released over 92,000 classified military logs rela...more

"I am woman, hear me roar!"
 In the news:Sarah Palin, in conjunction with her political action committee SarahPAC, released...more

FRIDAY FUNNIES: "It's The Law"
In the News:President Obama signed the Financial Reform bill into law.      ...more

"My Name Is The USA, And I Am An Addict"
IN THE NEWS:The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has brought the issue of the United States' depen...more

MAKE A PLEDGE
"I pinky swear promise!"Happy Friday MAMAs,The Grand Old Party rolled out it's "Pledge to America," ...more

O-MAMA's Are Heroes
"It's a bird, it's a plane..."Happy Friday MAMAs,A powerful documentary called "Waiting For Superman...more

Opinionated MAMA's Perspective On The Primaries
In The News:Tea Party GOP candidate Christina O'Donnell shocked the GOP establishment by winning...more

Opinionated MAMA’s Thoughts on the Afghanistan WAR
In the News: Last week, the final American combat brigade left Iraq, ahead of President Obama’s A...more

FRIDAY FUNNIES: "Find the Balance"
"A mother's work is never done."Happy Friday MAMAS! Moms know how hard it is to find the balance in...more

“On Your Mark, Get Set – GO!”: A Look at EDUCATION
IN THE NEWS: Newsflash....it's back to school time, and education is one of our MAMA priori...more

SUGAR 'N SPICE & EVERYTHING NICE: TAYLOR SWIFT
In the news: Taylor Swift performed at MTV's award show and took the opportunity to exact a tin...more

FRIDAY FUNNIES: SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE
"What we say, goes!"Happy Friday MAMAS!We know who has this job in our homes....we do!  We don'...more

Out and About

Win a family 4 pack to Tanaka Farms Cookout Tour!
Tanaka Farms is  giving one lucky OC Family  reader and their family an opportunity to par...more

Winner of Tanaka Farms
The winner of Tanaka Farms giveaway is  Heather, who said...We have recently been talking about...more

Creatively Fun Family Day at the Sawdust Art Festival
    If your kiddos love art or you love creating art or craft projects with the ki...more

Our visit to the ENC(Environmental Nature Center)
  I had the opportunity to visit the Environmental Nature Center a while back and ...more

Frogs : A Chorus of Colors- live frog exhibit
My son loves frogs. If he could catch one a day, he would be a happy boy. You can imagine how e...more

A new Tuesday night tradition
Last Tuesday, after picking up my daughter from dance class, I was tired and trying to figure out wh...more

Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration.
This Saturday Februarty 27th and Sunday February 28th, Irvine Park Railroad is celebrating their 14t...more

Play Mom

A Simple Stroll Turned Into My Dream Date
It started out innocently enough.Get up. Get out. Walk.I never expected to fall in love.Th...more

I Have Issues
When I started blogging playgrounds, I didn't realize play was such an issue. I happily recorded all...more

Nothing Is Better
Play doesn't happen without boredom. Think back to your own childhood. When did the really fu...more

A simple stroll
It started out innocently enough.Get up. Get out. Walk.I never expected to fall in love.The crisp mo...more

Nature Scene Investigators Get OC Families Outdoors
School furlough days, holiday weekends, and the upcoming summer vacation have you scrambling for p...more

Top Ten Childhood Play Memories
Growing up I played to the point of exhaustion on a daily basis, usually with my sister and cousin i...more

Wildlife Spotting Tips
Wildlife spotting and identification comes naturally to me. While roaming around a park yesterday,...more

Color Walks
Color walks are soooooo easy. They are perfect for any age. When my children were younger, finding...more

Pack Your Mom Backpack for Outdoor Adventure
I take my mom backpack on all our outdoor adventures.I call it THE Backpack because it accompanies u...more

Start a Nature Play Club
Our Nature Play Club officially launched in April.  I think every family should participate in ...more

Summer Isn't Over
I see it as a wave. It starts calm and peaceful out in the center of the Pacific. School is out. We ...more

A Play Challenge
My friend and fellow writer, Dara, is the kind of mom who wakes up at 3am with a great idea for the ...more

4 Play Movies for Grown-Ups
"Life moves pretty fast . . . " Can you finish the quote? Do you know who said it? I don't normally ...more

PoiseMatters

Taking a plane, remember your manners
Manners for airline travel - Dress comfortably but nicely. A well-dressed American makes an instant ...more

Finding the right words
I'm grateful to my mother and father for teaching me the importance of writing thank you notes, symp...more

Rage Against the Minivan

David's Bridal: not just for brides
Last week I went to Blogher – a huge conference for bloggers that was held in New York City.  I...more

A Day at the Dunes
Yesterday we had our first foray with kayaking as a family of six.  You see, Mark and I are in ...more

Homeless Children in the OC
I'm working on my syllabus this morning for a new class I'm teaching this semester.  I've been ...more

Cleaning Out the Office, from a Former Working Mom
I've wanted to be a psychotherapist since I was in eighth grade. It's what I went to school for, ...more

The First Rule About Block Club . . .
I got back from a weekend speaking engagement late last night, and I must brag on my husband. I came...more

Mother's Day and Mojitos
Mother's Day was a nice, relaxing day - mostly because Mark let me sleep in until 9am.  Oh th...more

What I Wanted To Say
Well, folks, my fifteen minutes on The View is up.  As nerve-wracking as it was, I am glad I ...more

The View from here
So . . . some big news.I am going to New York this week to do a taping for The View. It will air on ...more

Social Networking: sucking time, saving lives
I think it’s fair to say that many of us who write our own blogs also read a lot of blogs. We mig...more

On Not Puking at the Mall
I went to South Coast Plaza with the kids yesterday.  ALL FOUR KIDS.  I'm sure that this...more

Celebrating Mediocrity
I am not one of those moms who does a lot of fancy stuff for the holidays.  It just seems like ...more

Pretending to be an Adult
Mark and I had some friends over this evening. This is something we haven't done in a long time. We'...more

Rally Monkey Mom

Opening Day at Angel Stadium
It was my first time attending an Opening Day game at Angel Stadium and I would say it was definitel...more

The "Big A" Halo--A Sign of Victory
One of my favorite parts of the unique experience that is Angel Stadium is the towering halo-encircl...more

Getting Ready for Opening Day
MLB Opening Day is Monday, April 5th and the Angels will be starting the season at home with a four-...more

Angels 2010 Season Set To Begin--A Preview
The Angels team that takes the field Monday night to open the 2010 MLB season may look a little diff...more

Angel Stadium--A Peek Inside
I've been attending games at Angel Stadium since I was a little girl but I had never been on a tour ...more

Believing in the Power of the Rally Monkey
If you’ve spent any time in Orange County or around the game of baseball, you probably know who thi...more

All-Star Experience Already Beginning in Anaheim
The upcoming season of Angels baseball is especially exciting because the City of Anaheim and the An...more

Reluctant Stay-At-Home Dad

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
At the Irvine Regional Park.This past Friday a bunch of us OC Family Bloggers were invited to a litt...more

Like father like Son
Like father like son,So over the last 6 months I have found that either through my teaching or genet...more

And he can cook too!
I can cook too!Well, actually I've always liked to cook, even before I became  a stay at home d...more

The first casualty of the holiday season
This is a live update of the first tragic event of the holiday season.A young ice skating elf was fo...more

Best Thanksgiving leftover meal, Ever!
We have a little post thanksgiving tradition, which I am proud to say, I invented. Our favorite left...more

Into the Woods we go
Every year right around thanksgiving We head over to Peltzer Pines tree farm, check them out here: h...more

A Dad's dream come true
I have waited for this to day since well, pretty much Little dude was in Beautiful Wife's belly, and...more

A friendly soul
So little dude and I were at the grocery store the other day, and as we were cruising around he star...more

Change is coming, and it is good
Well folks, you are about to see a new Dad around here, coming in the next week there will be a big...more

10 things I never thought I'd learn
I'd like to share with you some things I've learned, but never thought I would, until I was a stay a...more

Hello and Welcome to my Dad World
Allow myself to introduce myself. My name is Adam, and I am currently (and Reluctantly) a Stay at Ho...more

Where can u climb, slide, run and more in 1 place?
Well, it’s little dude and my favorite park. You will find us at this awesome place at least once a ...more

In defense of working Dads
In Defense of the Working Dad: How to work hard, and still get some time with the family.Although cu...more

Hey you, grumpy lady by the swings
Hey you, don't look at me like that , yeah you, the Mom over there giving me a dirty look like I don...more

Where did I find this?
Where did I find this?Did I find it in the Doctor's office? Maybe a med student's desk? The ER? Nope...more

9 things I never thought I'd say
1. Let's not stick THAT up your nose.2. Eat your Broccoli/Cauliflower it's uhhhh Yummy.3. Get your h...more

Ripple Kids

Ripple Kid - April 2008
Ripple Kid of the Month OC Family April 2008Anastasia 12, of Newport CoastAnastasia was adopted fro...more

Ripple Kid - March 2008
Ripple Kid of the Month - OC Family MarchLauren, 9, of TustinLauren loves to read. With that as her...more

Ripple Kids for December
Kayla and Connor, 12 and 9, of TustinSiblings Kayla and Connor, both avid soccer players, learned th...more

Ripple Kid - January 2008
This month’s selection is Audrey, 7, of TustinAudrey learned at a young age how to help people in ne...more

Caleb, 8, of Newport Beach
Caleb realizes he and his family are lucky, and he decided to help those who are in many cases unabl...more

Rockin' Mama

Milkalicious: OC's Premier Breastfeeding Resource
What do new moms need more than anything, particularly in the first several weeks (besides sleep)?&...more

The Digital Mom
Every morning, before the sun rises...before my husband's snoring ceases...before my toddler starts...more

Toddler Moments: Shower in less than 5 minutes
My husband gently kisses me on the cheek goodbye, so not to wake me, not knowing that I’ve been ...more

Spotlight on Cirque Du Soleil’s Kooza
Kooza – “circus in a box”Saturday night my husband and I had an opportunity to see Cirque du Soleil...more

A Vegan By Default
For almost a year, I've suspected that my son is allergic to dairy. It may just be coincidence (or ...more

Fun in the Sun With Sunnystuff
The weather is warming up and the days are getting longer!  Summer is almost here and I'm look...more

Nanny McPhee Returns...Screening and Giveaway
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winners are Teri, Sarah, and Sue. Congrats!...more

Summer KidFlick: Despicable Me (Giveaway)
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by.  The winner is Jennifer B. Congrats!Summer...more

A Day at the L.A. County Fair
Earlier this summer, we took our kidlets to the fair. My son, in particular, couldn't stop talking a...more

Savvy Mom

Family Fun at the OC Foodie Fest
First, I am going to give a brief update on Miss Savvy. She turned two in May and she could not be c...more

Tantrums are purposeful
"Tantrums are purposeful"…that's what I keep telling myself when Savannah decides to throw herself o...more

3 million and counting
My husband gets mad at me because every time we go on vacation or visit a friend who lives outside o...more

Operation Vanessa
Operation Vanessa Update -A custody hearing will be taking place in Ohio on Thursday, July 29th and ...more

Breasts, Botox or Brazilian Gloss?
Have you ever been to Gulf Stream on a Friday night? Javier’s at Crystal Cove even on a Tuesday? Wa...more

Something savvy for the ladies
I like looking hip and up-to-date with the latest styles, but I am not willing to spend a fortune to...more

Top picks from top pops
With Father’s Day this weekend, I decided to ask some of the coolest dad’s I know what their ideal F...more

Wish I had thought of that
We have all purchased a product or have come across a device and thought… "seriously, I wish I had t...more

Savvy threads
So, my little baby, my sweet Savannah, is turning two on May 14th. I honestly have no idea how this ...more

Things that make me go hmmm...
I have been questioning a lot of things lately, some mundane, some just humorous and others a bit mo...more

Dance like no one is watching (or don't)
It was a normal weekday morning. After the usual routine: wake-up, 3-minute shower before Savannah w...more

Growing old gracefully and dealing with the lines
It was Friday night and I was in bed early. I set the alarm for 5 a.m. Tim and I knew we had to be u...more

A craving for crafts
If I had all the free time in the world or maybe just a few days all by my lonesome without the dist...more

Valentine's gift tips for the men folk
I am writing this post for all those significant others out there who have no clue what to get that ...more

I follow the simplicity parenting model
A recent TIME magazine cover story focused on the case against over-parenting and how “helicopter” p...more

Hurts my heart
This morning at the gym (so proud of myself for actually getting out of a warm, cozy bed to visit my...more

Stockings are hung and this mom is done
Christmas is just two days away, and I am feeling good. I am done. No more last-minute shopping trip...more

Black Friday madness
So, who is crazy enough to battle the crowds on Black Friday? I have never done it myself and this m...more

Sweet treat for little feet (and mommy too)
So yesterday I spent a portion of the day away from the office and took Miss Savannah to a special e...more

Have you kept to your New Year’s resolution?
So, I have been pretty darn diligent when it comes to my New Year’s resolutions. This year I really ...more

And the votes have been tallied
This is a short and sweet posting. Flew back from the city by the bay yesterday with Savannah. The t...more

Savannah's first tornado
As I write this, I am in bed listening to the torrential downpour outside my window. My 100-pound ma...more

Searching for a new title
So, Savannah is 20 months now. She will be two in May. And as much I still consider myself a “new mo...more

Do you send a holiday brag letter?
You know what I am talking about: the lengthy two-plus pages, single-spaced 10-point-font novels tha...more

My little monster
I can’t believe that Halloween is around the corner. You know what that means: The holiday madness w...more

One busy mommy
Does it seem like days go by way too fast to anyone else? I feel like I can’t keep up. I will apolog...more

Growing older but not up
So, this morning my hubby (the one featured in this month’s cover story for OC Family) asked me if h...more

Read for the Record
Today, October 8th, is Read for the Record. Read for the Record is an international event put on by ...more

Exercise makes you fatter???
TIME magazine recently featured a story titled, “Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin.” I understand cer...more

Matron of Honor
So, I am getting super excited. Tim and I leave tomorrow morning for a wedding we are both in up in ...more

In remembrance, honor and love
Today is 9/11. It is hard to believe that it has now been eight years since the day of the attacks t...more

New kiddo museum comes to the OC
So, I am exhausted today (so glad it is Friday and I can sleep in till 7 when Savannah wakes up). I ...more

The final days of summer
At the gym this morning I heard the guys next to me talking about football season starting and what ...more

Babies, babies everywhere!
I thought it was spring that signified “new life." Little baby lambs and chicks frolicking in field...more

#FF
OK, for all you Twitter fans out there, you know that #FF or #followfriday is a game in which people...more

Here's to the red, white and blue ...
The Fourth of July is one of my all-time favorite celebrations. Everyone dressed in their patriotic ...more

The loss of a child
Tim and I had a hard time getting to sleep last night, and today has been rough for me as I am sure ...more

Now I know why they call them toddlers
I marked it in the book: This past weekend Savannah started “toddling." Really, she reminds me of a ...more

#FF No. 2!
OK, here is my next version of #FF (Freebie or Frugal Friday). I will share with you some great find...more

Making learning fun
At just a little older than 14 months, Savannah is definitely inquisitive, soaking up all she can an...more

Whirlwind of a week
Well, a lot happened to me personally this week, Savannah hit some of her own personal milestones, a...more

iPhone apps for toddlers
So, I write this blog post while sitting in the back seat of our Subaru Tribeca heading up to Mammot...more

MISSING: One Pink Cat
It was a beautiful day in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. The Bush family and Auntie Christina went on a brisk...more

Like mother, like daughter
Savannah has gotten her hands into a bit of mischief these days. And by hands, I mean this in the li...more

My saviors. Savannah’s angels.
First, I have to share with everyone how blessed and fortunate I am to have such wonderful caretaker...more

My first birthday
I have to start by saying I am so glad that the party has passed. We decided to keep it small and sw...more

Gift of family
For the past year, I have been collecting stories from my parents. I send them "assignments" with qu...more

Am I crazy?
My sister-in-law welcomed her first baby on Jan. 6 at around 11:30 p.m (just days ago). Little Miss ...more

Stop the madness
The other day at a friend's baby shower we were asked to fill out advice cards for the new mom. My a...more

What happened to my baby?
The other night while doing the usual two to three loads of laundry (is there a Laundry Fairy out th...more

My first Mother’s Day
So, this coming week and next mark two big milestones: my first Mother’s Day and Savannah’s first bi...more

The family dog
I grew up with two golden retrievers, Buff and Ashley. Ashley, the younger of the two, passed away o...more

The hot date
So, I have had a handful of friends and loyal readers ask about my hot Mother’s Day date. My first M...more

Savannah takes on the recession
So, Savannah and I had a serious talk the other day about our current state of economic affairs. We ...more

Does your baby have a 'lovey'? Do you?
Just today I got my e-newsletter from BabyCenter – the one I get every week as a sort of tracking to...more

Toddler property laws
OK, I pretty much hate forwards. I can't keep up with all the work-related and personal e-mails I ge...more

Gearing up for summer
Written by Savannah’s daddy and Huntington Beach lifeguard, Tim Bush …Growing up in Huntington, I w...more

Savannah goes swimming
I finally figured out how to share video. Look at her smile after being dunked, priceless.For tips a...more

Feeling lucky
With St. Patty’s Day tomorrow, I wanted to take this opportunity to say how lucky I feel to have a b...more

TGIF
I can't tell you enough how happy I am that it is Friday. This week has been challenging – to say t...more

Three to a bed
Savannah is 10 1/2 months now, and for about the past two weeks, she has been waking up again in the...more

Enough already
I am going to make this short and sweet. Enough already with the Octomom. Every day there is somethi...more

The first birthday
So, Savannah turns the big 1-year in May, and I am wondering what to do to celebrate. My first thoug...more

What would you ask Obama?
I feel like I am missing out on something huge today: Savannah’s opportunity to meet the first presi...more

Becoming the best version of myself
On a recent drive out to Arizona to see the Angels take on the Giants during a Spring Training game,...more

101 uses for duct tape
OK, Savannah definitely doesn’t want to be tied (or taped) down. At 9 1/2 months, she is one active ...more

Find inner peace at 100 degrees
It’s called hot yoga, and it rocks. I have been practicing hot yoga now for close to three years and...more

Penny pincher
So, I was thinking of what to write about today that would really help some of us parents/families o...more

Where my ladies at?
This past weekend, my girlfriends and I went out to dinner and a chick flick ("He's Just Not That In...more

'The Mom Song'
OK, this has got to be the best thing I have seen lately. Something we can all laugh at during these...more

Dropout Prevention Summit
Yesterday I attended a Dropout Prevention Summit hosted by Orange County United Way at Tiger Woods L...more

9 months, what?
I took Savannah to her 9-month well-check yesterday. How can she possibly be 9 months already? I can...more

Savannah gets her wings
This past Wednesday marked Savannah's first trip via airplane. It was a big day for both Savannah an...more

Baby obsession
So, by now I am sure we are all familiar with the case of the local woman who recently gave birth to...more

So crafty
Not like I don't have enough on my plate balancing work; volunteer obligations; the responsibilities...more

All in a week's time
First the scoot turned to an all-out crawl, and then came the gestures that melt your heart – hands ...more

Finding balance
As a new mom, I think the one thing that I am still trying to figure out is how to balance being a m...more

Capturing history
Since Savannah arrived, I have tried religiously to write in her journal, making sure to jot down he...more

Blow-dry and style, what???
I used to "get ready" for work. By "get ready" I mean the normal routine: shower, lotion, blow-dry, ...more

Baby sign language
I purchased a book on sign language for babies right after having Savannah. While I was at home with...more

She's Cookin'

ONLY 13 DAYS UNTIL THANKSGIVING!
With Thanksgiving just weeks away, I've been thinking about side dishes to accompany my favorite tur...more

TWO TIPS FOR TACKLING THANKSGIVING
Making Thanksgiving dinner on your own can be a daunting task - even for your more experienced cooks...more

Mission Meatless: Eggplant Parmesan "My Way"
I love eggplant parmesan but detest the deep-fried, heavily breaded kind that you get in a lot of re...more

Salmon with Bow Tie Pasta and Peas
In my Blog Talk Radio interview yesterday, I emphasized being able to improvise with what you have i...more

Sassy sausage and peppers
Sausage and peppers is a classic comfort food and it's so easy to make. Sometimes I add chopped tom...more

Mission Meatless: Roasted Veggie Lasagna
One day, while surfing Foodbuzz’s “Daily 9”, a photo called the Greatest Vegetable Lasagna in the Wo...more

Comfort food? How do you spell chicken and dumplings?
Have loved you for so long! Fragrant dumplings, velvety with broth, tastebuds trigger faint memorie...more

More cooking traditions - Perogies
Meet Helen Wisniewski from Pittsburg, PA. She is the mother of three grown sons and every year she v...more

Mission Meatless: Pasta Primavera
So many of us have made resolutions, set goals, voiced intentions, or whatever you wish to call it, ...more

Guilt-free Chicken Pot Pie
Winter as we know it here in SoCal is nothing compared to what the rest of the nation experiences, s...more

Mission Meatless: Two-Bean Tostada
As my Tweet Deck pinged and drew me in and out and away from the work I was trying to do on Saturday...more

Hoppin' John - not just for New Years
Eating Hoppin' John blackeyed peas is a Southern New Years tradition to bring good luck and, with th...more

Are you "down with" any of these five food trends?
Recently I read an article by Joanna Prisco about five Unexpected food trends sweeping America. I'm ...more

THANKSGIVING IN THE WEST
Cooking Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful and In my previous post I shared TWO TIPS to help the d...more

THE THREE P'S: PIZZA=PARTY=PERFECT
Guests in town for the holidays? There are times when it's just easier to stay at home and entertain...more

BEFORE YOU SAY GOODBYE TO NOVEMBER
Much of November is dedicated to all things Thanksgiving, but it is also American Diabetes Month. Th...more

TURNING JAPANESE, I REALLY THINK SO
Wow, I feel so healthy! This week I dined at Au Lac in Fountain Valley, a restaurant that specialize...more

Tamales - preserving traditions through cooking
In southern California, with its widespread Latin cultural influences, tamales are a Christmas tradi...more

Gifts from the kitchen... good all year round!
For many this year, the emphasis during the holidays is restrained gift-giving and spending time wit...more

Divine stuffed Portabella mushrooms
 For years I have cooked by haphazardly following recipes, substituting ingredients for what I ...more

PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ WITH ALBERTSON'S
A group of OC bloggers were treated to a red-carpet holiday event at Albertson's in Brea this week. ...more

PRESERVING HOLIDAY TRADITIONS WITH COOKING
Having lived in California for 28 years with no family at all to celebrate holidays with, I firmly b...more

SHOP AND TOTS
Every December, for the past 10 years or so, my friend and former neighbor, Marina, hosts a Holiday...more

CHICKEN SOUP FOR A SOGGY SOUL
It's a cold and gray Chicago California morn and the perfect thing to warm your soul and your tummy ...more

Satisfying your craving for Mexican food...
We are fortunate to have some of the best Mexican food in the nation right here in Orange County, bu...more

Celebrating the Year of the Tiger!
Asians all over the world celebrated the first day of the lunar new year on Sunday, February 14th. T...more

A Food Rave Fave
I enjoy getting creative in the kitchen and that includes trying to recreate favorite dishes that I ...more

Valentine's Day already buried in the past?
Yesterday, I posted on Facebook how Valentine's Day was only two weeks ago and it already seems like...more

Mission Meatless: Unbelievable Vegan Stuffed Shells
Even though there's years of research and information published about how unhealthy the typical Amer...more

In the dog house
SIT, STAY, EAT The motto of the Lazy Dog Cafe expresses the simple pleasure of taking things a littl...more

Friday's Fish
Recently, I posted a recipe for Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya in honor of New Orleans and Fat Tuesda...more

It's no blarney - Irish Soda Bread
For St. Patrick's Day I decided to stray from the usual corned beef and cabbage and bake a rustic br...more

Step aside ranch dip!
It's healthy, delicious and GREEN, so St. Patrick's Day could be the perfect time to spring this on ...more

Quick & Easy: Halibut with heirloom tomatoes
This dish was a "No Recipe" creation. Like a lot of the things I cook, I take inventory of the refri...more

Perfect Potato and Leek Soup
Perfect for Meatless Monday, perfect for a quick and nutritious weeknight dinner, and it was pe...more

Moroccan Swordfish
I've been posting a lot of fish recipes lately because we're trying to eat less red meat and this we...more

Asparagus and potato frittata
This is the third in my series of asparagus recipes for spring - the first was a wonderfully Creamy ...more

Asparagus - a spring season delight
Second in my series of super easy asparagus recipes; roasting asparagus, or any vegetable, brings ou...more

Me and Bobby Flay
When Chloe's on Spring Break, we're all on spring break and the powers at be have bestowed heavenly ...more

The Evolution of Sushi
Being part of a tweetup at the recently opened Sushilicious in Irvine, was as much about convivialit...more

Grilled Lamb Kabobs
Whatever the name: brochettes, kebabs, kabobs, skewers - mixed with colorful peppers and onion they ...more

Beer and Brownies???
What does beer have to do with brownies? Well let me tell you... Hands down, the most eye-opening, u...more

A lovely tart for Meatless Monday
Meatless Monday is a nonprofit health initiative that encourages people around the world to go meatl...more

Z'Tejas Shrimp and Guacamole Tostada Bites
Last week we had an all-around fantastic OC BlogCrush meet-up at Z'Tejas in South Coast Plaza. Hoste...more

Mother's Day - make it memorable
Mother's Day is just around the corner - Sunday, May 9th to be exact. If you don't have a plan for y...more

Kids in the Kitchen
From Michelle Obama's popular garden at the White House and ‘Let's Move’ initiative to fight childho...more

Grilled Tuna with Lime-Ginger Sauce
Cooking is not something that comes naturally - it's a skill that's developed over time just like an...more

5-minute Spicy Hummus
For Meatless Monday, I'm sharing this so-simple hummus recipe from Real Simple magazine. Of course, ...more

Sesame Noodle Salad with Peanut-Ginger Dressing
I'm a salad lover of the first degree and lately, I've seen a lot of Asian-inspired noodle salads th...more

Strawberry Poppy Seed Muffins
The food blogging world has revealed to me a world of amazing culinary enthusiasts, writers, photogr...more

Ad Hoc Blue Cheese Dressing
This weekend we picked an abundance of baby romaine lettuce from our garden and my thoughts turned t...more

Kids Restaurant Week
Orange County’s first-ever Kids Restaurant Week begins this Sunday, June 27 and goes through Saturda...more

What Dad wants for Father's Day: STEAAAK!
Even though She's Cookin' has been posting quite a few meatless, vegetarian, and even vegan dishes -...more

Mushroom and Spinach Tart
Unlike the rest of my family, I could eat spinach every day with practically anything! Most of the ...more

Are you in on the food truck craze?
No longer the "roach coaches" of the past, gourmet food trucks are a full-blown phenomena in L.A. La...more

Crab and Shrimp Burgers
Shrimp season is from May to December and no summer in the south is complete without a Louisiana Sea...more

Grilled Peppers Stuffed with Herbed Basmati Rice
Along with the bumper crop of slender green beans - the particular variety, I'm not quite certain of...more

Let them eat pie!
Well, that's NOT what she said! And Marie Antoinette probably wouldn't have said that because workin...more

Pizzettas!
Hurray for summer! Hard to believe that August is almost over and, for parents of school-age childre...more

Grilled Potatoes with Green Beans – and More
Greeted by a bounty of green beans upon our return from vacation, I've been busily creating summerti...more

Southwestern Turkey Burgers
Although we've been having typical southern California weather, most of the country has been blister...more

Nicoise Salad
Thrilled to find an abundance of fresh young green beans on our return from languishing on a lake in...more

It's time for the OC Fair!
With the revelry of Independence Day behind us, that means only one thing: the Orange County Fair is...more

Savory Almond Herb Biscuits
Filled with layers of texture and flavor, the outside is crunchy, the inside soft and savory. This t...more

5 Ingredient Fix: Interview with Claire Robinson
With school starting I thought it would be the perfect time to share some really useful tips that I ...more

Summer Vegetable Gratin
A delicate summer gratin celebrates the season's bounty!Thanks to my friend Diane, I went to see a m...more

Tuna Steak au Poivre
Here at She's Cookin' I specialize in quick and easy recipes that fit the busy lifestyle of families...more

Corn for all seasons
I think most of us are trying to eat more sustainably, buy organic when we can, be more conscientiou...more

Corn for all seasons
I think most of us are trying to eat more sustainably, buy organic when we can, be more conscientiou...more

Corn for all seasons
I think most of us are trying to eat more sustainably, buy organic when we can, be more conscientiou...more

She's Crafty

The International Princess Project
(We are taking a break from our Baby/Bridal shower series to save lives... REALLY!)What if I told yo...more

Votives anyone?
 I think party favors should be practical, useful or eatable! I know… I’m no fun. But how many ...more

4th of July Dessert Kabobs
Today we have the honor of a guest post from Kristin over at Meringue Bake Shop. Tomorrow we have a...more

Cupcake Giveaway from Meringue Bake Shop
Kristin from Meringue Bake Shop does some awesome work in the kitchen!You don’t believe me??See for ...more

No sew your way to a custom table runner
Have you ever thrown a Baby or Bridal shower?I've throw a few...OK, at least a dozen... really! I LO...more

Favors that favor your budget
No baby/bridal shower is complete without favors!!Use fabric strips to tie any favor into your theme...more

Stripin' windows for a shower
Last week I shared some window poofs to decorate for a baby/bridal shower. If poofs aren’t your thin...more

Dress up windows with poofs
I like to add window treatments at my showers. I think it really ties in the theme and colors. AND i...more

Fat quarter sweet treats
I’m sure I have mentioned it once or twice, but I love fat quarters! They are just the right amount ...more

Win a family photoshoot!
The time has come for an awesome giveaway! Remember the our photo tips from Elizabeth Luna Photograp...more

Magnetic fishing game = Summer boredom buster
Want to learn how to make this awesome fabric fishing set?I designed this sucker myself :)Head on ov...more

Photo shoot winner!
The winner of the coveted photo shoot from Elizabeth Luna Photography is...Alycia WickerHer comment ...more

Flower power for your shower
I've got showers on the brain... and I'm not talking soap and water. Think Babies and Brides!!Make t...more

Photo tips from Elizabeth Luna!
I have been planning something fun for you. (think photos and a giveaway!)Why?Because I heart you.RE...more

Holiday decor that lasts all year...
I decorate a bit (ok... a lot) for every holiday. But there are only so many knick knacks you want l...more

Spring fat quarter bouquet
I love fat quarters!(fat quarters = 1/4 yard of fabric cut from 1/2 yard down the middle. So you hav...more

Peek-a-boo baby chick
Surprise your little one with a friendly baby chick this Easter! This Surprise Egg is EASY to make a...more

Got shamrocks?
Saint Patrick's Day is right around the corner!Make this shamrock garland with things you have aroun...more

Win a Janome embroidery machine!
Are you just starting to dabble in this whole crafting world?? Check out The DIY Dish for awesome id...more

Goodbye Valentines Day!
I'm taking down Valentines Day today!Goodbye heart votives.Goodbye handprint hearts.Goodbye heart ga...more

Crafting up birthday dessert
I can't cook worth beans. (ha)But I can craft up a few cupcakes to make a memorable Birthday de...more

Happy Valentine's Day!
Make this simple Valentine's Day garland this afternoon!Cut felt hearts, then sew right down the cen...more

Fabric rap... I mean wrap
Instead of wrapping small gifts in paper, get crafty and use fabric (or a pillowcase!) with REAL rib...more

Gift for the Newlyweds - Custom Coasters
Need a quick easy-to-make house warming giftie?Found it!You'll need:(Side note: Spray adhesive can b...more

Gift for your Aunt - Custom Dish Towels
Making these dish towels is VERY simple,  inexpensive AND personal.You'll need: Follow the dir...more

Gift for your son - juggling bags
For the clown in your life...Juggling bags!You'll need...Fill the bag about 3/4 full. (For me, this ...more

Gift for your daughter - Play purse
Does your little gal need a place to store her lip gloss?Try making this simple purse.2 fat quarters...more

Gift for mom - Cake plate
Still looking for a gift for your mom? You can make these cake plates in minutes.She's Crafty - Cake...more

Gift for grandparents - Decoupaged frame
There is still time to make this awesome frame for your grandparents before Christmas.(You know all ...more

Make your own Menorah
I'm not Jewish.But I love a good Menorah. I think they are just beautiful!I designed this sweet (yet...more

Bead & felt Christmas ornaments
I'm not usually a fan of crafts I find in magazines. They always seem to be too complicated or too e...more

No-Sew Thanksgiving napkin rings
These sweet napkin rings will add a festive flare to any Thanksgiving table and it's so easy you can...more

Thanksgiving turkey handprint
How much do you love these little handprint turkeys!?!?!?!Now make em'!!You'll need:~Fabric for the ...more

Repurpose a cracker container into toy storage
Do you get those yummy animal crackers from Sam's Club? You know, the ones that aren't that bad for ...more

Drawstring bag
Did Santa leave your living room filled with toys?Is one of your New Years resolutions to organize?I...more

New Years banner
Last year we started the tradition of taking pictures with signs to ring in the New Year. (fyi we ar...more

Countdown to Valentines
Countdown to Valentines Day starts NOW!!26 Days to get the class gifties ready.26 days to plan that ...more

Use pillowcases to wrap presents
Now that you can make all those adorable pillowcases, you can use them to wrap gifts.Save money on w...more

Beading necklaces
Have you ever passed the beading aisle at the craft store?Beautiful shiny rocks everywhere.Love it.I...more

Valentine's candy necklace
This is a craft your kiddos will beg to do with you.Make these as Valentines for the whole class!You...more

Have a heart for Valentine's Day
I love this sweet Valentine's Day craft!So simple.And it doubles as a V-Day decoration and childhood...more

Valentine's Day votives
I save containers.One of my "quirks." Hot Hubby HATES it.I have a whole cabinet in my kitchen f...more

Aprons for all
I found these awesome aprons.They are perfect for boys or girls.For baking or crafting.For real or p...more

15 minute pillowcase
If you can sew a straight line you can make this pillowcase.(Even if the straight line isn't so stra...more

Make envelopes to match your notecards
After making awesome stationary from the last post you'll need awesome envelopes to match!(Can you e...more

Simple note cards
Thanksgiving is a comin'! What better way to "give thanks" than with these adorable thank you notes!...more

Customize Paper Bags for Gifts or Favors
Are you looking for a unique way to package gifts?You've found it!Use this easy sewing tip to gift T...more

Make your Own Laundry Soap
Being crafty is more than just making the best gifties or having the coolest handmade stuff in your ...more

Create an Effortless Holiday Centerpiece
It's official.The "holidays" have arrived. Time for big meals, decorations and family gatherings! St...more

Pirate Costumes YOU Can Make Tonight
Did you put off getting Halloween costumes? Did you stand in line for 2 hours at PartyCity only to f...more

Custom Pouring Pitcher & Glasses
I love love love this craft!!This custom pouring pitcher will make a meaningful giftie for a friend ...more

Suburban Mama

Do mothers lose their identities?
During our “meeting” at Peet’s Coffee Sunday morning, we thought of making a video to No Doubt’s “I’...more

The new mommy uniform according to a celebrity stylist
This weekend I got the chance to meet celebrity stylist Sam Saboura (of Extreme Makeover fame) at a ...more

My So-Called Life or why real life is like high school
I'm singing out loud. We were the kings and the queens of PROMIIIIISEEE...The windows are down and o...more

From Page to Screen: books vs. movies
They changed the ending on me and I'm not quite sure how I feel about that. I just read “The Secret ...more

The Spa who loved me
          Eons ago I had my first spa experience in the...more

Eat a rainbow and other health tips for your family
Eat your veggies. That's what you were told. There was never an option for me when I was growing up....more

Remembering Willy the Amazing Chihuahua
As a member of the Friends of the Children’s Library (FOTCL) of Huntington Beach, I support the Chil...more

What are your New Year's Intentions?
230am and it's quiet through the house - the kids are asleep and the dishwasher's humming. I am enjo...more

An IKEA Playdate
SWEDISH MEATBALLS! As if that weren't enough motivations for me to get to IKEA,  there’s the 99...more

Santa Claus is coming to Orange County
I didn’t grow up with Santa Claus. Being raised Catholic meant that we focused more on the Birth of ...more

Too Late for Holiday Photos? Go Elf Yourself!
Crunch time! If you haven’t gone to one of the mall studios or had your photos done by a professiona...more

Baby Loves Disco Grows Up
It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years since baby learned to love disco; and almost 3 years since th...more

Experience the Holidays the Disney Way
You know those families who are all about Mickey and everything Disney? Well, we’re not one of them...more

December at the O.C. Zoo and Irvine Regional Park
Recently a few OC Family Bloggers and I with kids in tow got a special behind-the-scenes look at the...more

He blinded me with Science!
We've been in Science Fair mode over the past few weeks. My son has decided to experiment with Vitam...more

By the Book - Huntington Beach Authors Festival
One of my favorite family-friendly events of the year is the Annual Authors Festival at the Huntingt...more

Nurturing dreams at the Discovery Science Center
When I think of engineers, I think of bridges and highways. While those are definitely things that (...more

We blog because we can
If you've been reading this blog, then you've probably read the other blogs as well. You know us as ...more

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The Bush Report

Tons of Funundrum: Behind The Scenes at the Circus
I had a big date this morning... 10 thousand pounds worth... just as advertised, she was tons of fun...more

Contest: Win 10 iStorytime books
Should a 4-Year Old have an iPod Touch? Too late, he already does. Totally contrary to the...more

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid': should you touch this cheese?
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (in stores August 3) chronicles a boy's entry into middle school. &nbs...more

My Hero Code-Name: Supercheap
It’s summertime. Time for sun, time for fun and time for parties… parties that are fun to attend, ...more

The Long, Lost Trailer
So I’m not sure if my wife reads my writing.  I asked her once if she read one of my posts...more

The Day Innocence Was Lost…
Don't worry, this isn't a tale about anyone's virginity.This is about the day that I saw my son's fa...more

The Big ABCD
I’ve got good news and bad news for you.First the good.The Angels have an awesome program called “Re...more

That which never was sometimes is...
We have one beautiful, wonderful son. Though he will tell you he's not beautiful, pretty, or cute......more

A bully gets what's coming to him
A Sanford, Florida, father was recently jailed after he stormed a school bus and went all "old-schoo...more

The Glamorous Life Association

Dysport: The European Botox comes to the OC
I have a lot of jokes about aging. “I keep running from gravity but it keeps pulling me down”, “I do...more

What to expect at the acupuncturist.
Today I went and paid a lady I don’t know to stick needles into me. That’s right. I did it. I tried ...more

$150 Naturalizer Shoe Give-Away!
There are two seasons in Southern California.Oh, I know they try to teach the kiddies a myth about F...more

New haircut. New hope.
Going to the hair salon is like a little trip to the ‘hope store’ for me. I walk in with unrealistic...more

I hate the school year as much as my kids.
Every year around this time, I reflect on another summer gone and really for me it is the closing of...more

Family Field Trip to OCMA
Every know and then I start to wonder “Have done everything in Orange County? What else is left to ...more

Peanut's 60th Celebration!
As a child, I was fairly totally certain the character on Peanut’s cartoons was named FOR ME. Now I ...more

So you are moving. Now What?
You pick up the phone one day and your husband says ‘honey, the company wants me to move to ______...more

Hey lady stop trying to kill my son k?
I am not sure how I forgot to post photos of my son with SCORPIONS all over him. But somehow it slip...more

Discovery Science Center Summer Camps
Today is my first day of summer.What? No really. Okay it just FEELS like it. Because from the very m...more

Kids in the Kitchen: Pancake Dumpling anyone?
As we all know. I love summer. And I love my boys being home with me. The other day while at the gro...more

Going for the gold, but happy with the silver
A few days ago I was notified Jack was going to get an award for his stellar math skills. Which I ca...more

Making memories and GoKarts
I went out to run an errand on Saturday and I returned this scene. Every tool I own scattered about,...more

Apparently we are all too pretty to be models
Okay so here is a graphic of the Fall 2010 models selected by the people at Louis Vuitton to represe...more

Never give up on a kid. Even your own.
This week my boys go into their Little League AAA play-offs. They are going in as the first place te...more

How to use :) correctly online!
Want to insult someone, convey an inappropriate romantic thought or even issue a threat all under th...more

Secret messages of profile pics.
Along with this new world of social media, comes new unspoken rules and understandings. One of the m...more

Blogging classes for you!
So the other day I was a teacher.I held the first of hopefully many sessions called ‘Marcy’s Blog Ac...more

My kids left me.
A while ago I mentioned I was more than a little excited about my kids going to camp for a week. I d...more

Are you an 'Amish Mom'?
I have a good friend, I have lovingly nicknamed "Amish Mom". Let me explain the origins of her silly...more

A few gift ideas for gaming kids!
Worried already about what to give your kids for the Holidays? ME TOO.Okay, I have a confession to m...more

A traveling husband. A happy marriage.
When recently asked what was the success of my 11 year marriage (that is like 40 years in Southern...more

Now here is a book for burning.
I actually look forward to most Sundays, because it is my chance to get caught up on laundry and hou...more

When cool moms say dorky things.
A few days ago I was talking to my boys after school and they were both talking about the kids in th...more

Do you dress your kids to match?
Dear Jack and Tucker;Mommy is very sorry for almost always dressing the two of you in MATCHING outfi...more

Ed Hardy? No thanks.
Every time I mention Ed Hardy I get awesome feedback. (and by Awesome I mean a lot of people yell at...more

What was your first car?
As I go thru this motherhood thing making mental notes of all my children's first's (first school da...more

Hey pot-head. Stop yelling at my kids.
I am a huge fan of free speech.I mean OBVIOUSLY. After all- I am blogger.However while visiting Hunt...more

The many things we call mom
I am an OC mom, a wife and a whole bunch of other things to a whole bunch of other people. I have mo...more

Bringing back the PeeChee Folder...
So today I am off to the office supply store to pick up a 6 slot accordion folder, set of dividers, ...more

How pink ribbons are driving me insane....
October, national breast cancer awareness month, is now behind us- and frankly not a minute too soon...more

Tales from a Snack Shack 'volunteer'.
 Well, last night was MY night to do the dreaded 'snack shack' duty for our local Little League...more

The Renaming of Orange County.
Not exactly a newsflash but, I love Orange County. I think you all know that. Maybe cuz I talk about...more

Are your kids on house arrest?
When I was a kid, and that was a long time ago, whatever I did for the summer was UP to ME. I would ...more

How to get into heaven by drinking lemonade.
Just a little piece of my weekend...While this photo could equally be a survey photo for The Power L...more

Cat 'houses' are out of control!
Um, so you know about GlamCat right? Yeah that damn perfect cat I mention every other post…well, I s...more

My body image needs serious help...
I think I have a problem.I woke up today at 3am and couldn’t sleep. Why you ask? Well, I FELT FAT.Le...more

POTUS and Me? Same job. Less pay.
Hey POTUS. I am the one running the show around these parts.... Happy President's Day.(um, it i...more

Giving it up for Lent. Or Not.
Oh my goodness I talk about religion a lot these days huh? Trust me. It is purely an accident....But...more

If only donuts grew on trees....
So once upon a time Jack (my 11 yer old)  made killer duct tape wallets and was selling them at...more

One week with out my kids?
One week.My kids are leaving me for one whole week.This summer, both of my boys are going to summer ...more

Ugh. Taking my kid to the dentist.
Every mom knows the dread of taking your kid to the dentist. The fear of the dreaded C-word (cavity)...more

Family Field Trip: San Diego
I like little vacations. Vacations that do not require me to fly or waste any time travelling. And s...more

My kids are average. Jealous much?
The other day, I took my boys for a physical. It is a requirement of a camp they will be attending t...more

Have you heard of this thing called exercise?
You will never guess what I did today. Like never.I worked out.Are you cracking up yet? Yeah well, i...more

Charity drinking. It's for the children. Don't Judge
Friday night we attended our Little League Casino night FUNraiser fundraiser. And as luck would have...more

Reliving my youth is not my kids favorite thing...
We went to the new/old Bobs Big Boy the other day.And I spent the entire time trying to explain to t...more

How to use your digital camera in unexpected ways!
I am so lucky. Through the use of digital photography I have been able to preserve so much of my chi...more

OC&ME: Watsons Drug Store
Did you know one of Orange County's oldest businesses is a great diner/pharmacy located in downtown ...more

OC & ME: Mission San Juan Capistrano
Only 31 miles from my home is one of the oldest buildings in California. Mission San Juan Capistrano...more

A quirky tradition: Angelo & Vinci's
There is a restaurant in Downtown Fullerton called Angelo’s and Vinci’s. I have been coming to this ...more

Bowling might be my new hobby, if my liver can take it.
So I was away from the house this weekend for about 6 hours. And while I was away The Husband took t...more

Friendship is a VERB
I have a friend who I talk about ALL the time. But she is busy. And I am busy and since we live a wh...more

OC&ME: Decorating Disney!
Welcome to the first in my video series, featuring locations and events around Orange County. Introd...more

Santa can't take a hint...
Dear Santa;When both of my kids sat down and said they wanted Swiss Army knives, and I asked to you ...more

Bizarre OC Playground
On a local school playground, we found an insane amount of writing. Like subversive lecturing really...more

Whose homework is this?
Every day after the kids come home from school, It feels like I am buying a house or some other larg...more

OC & ME: Visit to Balboa Island and more...
Hey its January in So Cal...let's go to the beach!No I am serious.Its true...I love to visit the bea...more

Do you remember Zodys?
Before the Target and Wal-Mart battled for territory in OC, there were stores like Zodys who unabash...more

BADvertising: The Playgirl Club in the OC?
“Okay everyone pair up and act like you are having the time of your life on this gravel covered ware...more

Team Snacks should be stopped!
It's Little League baseball season again. Something I used to complain about, but after surviving th...more

How do you feel about Trailer Church at school?
Over a year ago, I wrote the following post about the 'Trailer Church that could be found in front o...more

Disneyland in the Rain???
It was a crazy idea, take the kids to Disneyland in the middle of a bad rain storm. After convincing...more

What to expect at the next 'Checkbook Party'
Okay folks- this is a long ditty...I tried to edit and cut it down- but I gave up. It is a Monday so...more

New Printer? Kodak vs. HP
Buying new technology can be both intimidating and confusing. Sure there are 9 million websites with...more

Trampled by Zebras

This is not a list of New Year's Resolutions
I hate New Year's Resolutions.  Who actually keeps those resolutions, anyway?  When I was ...more

Don't make it easy to hack your password
Do you use your kids' names as a password? Your pet's name, that you talk about on your blog? You m...more

My daughter, the fashion plate
I have a confession. I am raising a fashion plate. I am not sure how it happened, I am a feminist. I...more

Our field trip to Riley's Farm
Recently, I braved the freeways,  with my G1 GPS (which, if you don't know, is trying to kill m...more

A Christmas Confession
Christmas is coming up, and I have a confession. I am addicted to crayons. Yes, seriously. Yes, I kn...more

Wanted: 10 minutes peace, but I'll settle for 5, ok 3
"Parents are not particularly interested in justice, they are interested in quiet." -Bill Cosby...more

Sometimes all you need is a dance party
It was 8 a.m. Something you need to know up front: I am a nightowl. I stay up late, and go to bed ev...more

World of Fantasy is a world my daughter liked
The kids and I attended the opening night of Disney on Ice: World of Fantasy. Littles was really loo...more

Christmas, OCD and me
It's in the air. If you are quiet, you can hear it.  The ringing of bells by bored Salvation Ar...more

Postcards From the Edge
with apologies to Carrie Fisher...You know how we went to New Zealand over a month ago? We were gone...more

Proof my children are a pain in the butt
This week I had the supreme pleasure of visiting Pelican Hill Resort for Mom's Day Off with my girls...more

A fairy, a fort and a kiss..
One of the best things about homeschooling is that my kids have the opportunity to explore the thing...more

KaBoom! I built a playground in Inglewood
I had the privilege of participating in the Kaboom! playground build in Inglewood. In case you haven...more

A magical night at the O.C. Performing Arts Center
Last night I took the kids to see a new play at the Orange County Performing Arts Samueli Theater.&n...more

I brought baggage home from vacation
My suitcase is heavy.  It sits, crouched in my room, next to the closet. I haven't had the nerv...more

Car bingo, penguins and marriage
With Valentine's Day behind us, I've had time to reflect a little on my relationship with my husband...more

Max Bloom's is Fullerton's own local coffeehouse
Coffee is a passion for me and I am always on the look out for a good cup. Recently, I found myself ...more

It's not all flowers and rainbows with autism
"Mama, I don't LIKE it!" My JBean wasn't happy.  Although this is not that uncommon, it was sti...more

You can't do the Time Warp again
I was twenty-two and sitting in Denny's, hands clasped over a steaming cup of "mug o' coffee." It wa...more

Fear and Parenting in Orange County
I've been thinking about how our childhood influences our mothering. I grew up as a latchkey kid. Fr...more

Marriage with autism, and a side of snark
Love and Marriage, Love and Marriage, go together like a horse and carriage.. though in our house, w...more

Wanna have a fling?
I am sitting here, minding my own business, writing like a, like a...fiend. I have a lot of writing ...more

What does Trampled By Zebras mean?
So before you ask, or lose any sleep over it, I thought I might explain the name, of my blog Trample...more

My top 20 reasons for homeschooling
People are always asking me why I choose to homeschool, so I thought it would be fun to list some re...more

Witty Title Not Forthcoming Since I Was Stuck In Traffic
Asperger's, HFA, quirkiness, crazy-making behavior..whatever you want to call it...My son, the fruit...more

Do you think she has a career in stand-up comedy?
In this house, humor is not optional, it's a survival technique. You don't get very far unless you c...more

Raise your hand if you are a dental coward
I have had a life-long fear of the dentist since I was a teenager, I think. I would break out in a c...more

Comparing Oranges and...Real Life?
I just want to get this straight. I live in the real Orange County.Not the Orange County with the m...more

The One where I get schooled...again
Homeschooling can be a lot of fun. What? Stop laughing, no really. I mean, the times I lie awake at ...more

Using a Gluten-Free Diet For Autism Treatment
There is a theory in autism treatment that along with a sensory diet, kids with autism may benefit f...more

My Life is a Circus, So Why Not Attend One?
What do you do when the kids are fighting and the dog won't listen to you and you can't find your f...more

Vintage Mama

Bubbles, Elephants, & A Discount
The Rascals and I were invited to a backstage sneak peak at the Ringling Bros Circus to watch the el...more

I Need A Drink...Of Water
I'm terrible at remembering to drink my water. Like super bad. I will go a whole day without one sip...more

Ever Feel Like You "Let Yourself Go"?
I recently asked this question on Facebook. One betty said she didn't feel like she let it happen mo...more

Pretty, Pretty Lipsticks
I just love a pretty lipstick, don't you? A beautifully packaged lipstick takes it to another level ...more

{Intimacy} The Bra Fit Stylists
Hey gals! Hope your enjoying the last bit of Summer. I know I am! I've been busily getting my curric...more

Beach Beauty Essentials For Weary Moms
Traveling anywhere with kids is pretty tough. Traveling to a local beach resort with 3 boys while tr...more

My Brother Is In Jail
I debated on whether to post this or not. My emotions over all of this are still very raw and I'm no...more

Wish Tantrums Lasted Forever
I hear it all the time. I even catch myself saying it to new parents..."Enjoy them while they're you...more

Woohoo, It's My Song!
Have you ever heard a song that just makes you feel like it was written just for you? Perhaps it was...more

Wiggle It, Just A Little Bit
My family called me a wiggle tail because I was a little skinny, wiry kid full of energy ~Diana Ross...more

Eyes Tea For Puffy Eyes {Blissful Saturdays}
Welcome to the very first Blissful Saturday. Blissful Saturday will feature a post about little thin...more

Are Home Facials As Effective As Professional Ones?
Despite what you have read on eHow, you will not get the same results from home facials as you would...more

Retro Safety Tips For Kids, Right On!
Lately my Froggy has been waking me up at the unholy hour of 6am (doesn't he realize mama needs all ...more

The Evolution Of The Tantrum
Seems that my baby has been learning a thing or two from his older brothers. I just wish I had captu...more

The Perfect Pin Up Red
Hey dolls! Sorry for the late Saturday post. I got caught up working on a project I have for you lad...more

Vintage Crafting in Fullerton
Hello again! On yesterdays post I shared with you a bit about the place I call home, Fullerton, and ...more

Fun Things To Do In September *Updated*
Way back in March I did a post called 8 {Little Things} to do in March. I was meaning for it to be a...more

Lose Weight The Old Fashioned Way With Photos
23 inches in 2 months. That's right honey, I've lost 23 inches in 9 weeks!Besides the wonderful feel...more

Win a $150 Gift Card to Naturalizer!
The more I think about it the more excited I get. Autumn is nearly upon us and of course that means ...more

Change Your Eyeliner, Change Your Life
Exaggeration? I think not. Changing something as simple as your eyeliner can make you feel fresh and...more

The Worlds Worst Acne Offenses
Ah acne...my old foe. When I worked at the spa, acne clients were often the worst when it came to ho...more

Your Perfect Fit In 3 Easy Steps
Flattering clothes are all about fit. The hard part is finding the fit, right? Well not anymore! At ...more

My First Giveaway!
Vintage Beauty has a shiny, new home and to kick off the fun I'm going to be having my first giveawa...more

Bust Cream Giveaway!
We're gonna get this wordpress party started right...with my first GIVEAWAY!On one of my most popula...more

Neil Diamond's Got The Way To Move Me, Cherry!
I was folding laundry this lovely spring morning, rocking to Neil Diamond's "Cherry, Cherry ", when ...more

How To Get Million Dollar Legs Like Betty Grable
I found a high school picture of myself recently. I love this photo for many reasons, but the one th...more

Cold Cream: Modern and Cult Classics
Being a vintage beauty lover (and I know you are honey!), you're probably familiar with cold cream. ...more

Cocktails Anyone?
My sister is going to be moving into a house this weekend after 7 years in an apartment and of cours...more

Davy Jones Still Rocks!
Some teen crushes just never die. One of my dear mamas crushes is Davy Jones from the Monkees (Davy?...more

Barnyard Birthday Party Scrapbook
Last week my Hunny and I were invited to the cutest little barnyard party you ever did see. With bar...more

The Forbidden White House
The weather has been pretty wacky here lately, but luckily the weather was warm enough to take the r...more

Kissing Nursing Goodbye
I never really gave self-weaning much thought. I never knew anyone who it had happened to, nor did i...more

My Glam Spa Day @ Pelican Hill Resort
One of the many perks of being a contributing blogger to an award winning publication is being invi...more

Kestrel St James - Real Vintage Mama Profile
I hope you ladies enjoyed the first of 2 posts about Kestrel St James' beauty and fashion. She'...more

Retro Glam At The Golden Globes
I'm not one to follow celebrity fashion like a hawk, but when Hollywood gets all dolled up for an aw...more

Having Tea With Vintage Mama Dana
This week I had the delight of meeting Dana for tea at the Tranquil Tea Lounge in Fullerton. Dana an...more

Strip Tease For Beginners ~ part 4
Hooray! You're almost ready for your big "reveal"! You have your super sexy song picked out, rehears...more

Strip Tease For Beginners ~ part 1
 Ready to knock the socks off of our honey this Valentines Day? Why not try a strip tease! Yes,...more

Strip Tease For Beginners ~ part 2
 On my last post we chatted about the importance of choosing music that moves you. Now that you...more

Strip Tease For Beginners ~ part 3
Okay so you've got your sexy song picked out and some awesome idea's for your cat moves. Up next, wh...more

{Dana} Real Vintage Mama Profile part 2/2
Hello again ladies! I hope everyone is having a fabulous week. I had a bit of a rough start myself (...more

My Mama: The Most Glamorous Woman I Know
 I've been trying to organize my photos this past month, when I found photo's of my mom. I know...more

{Dana}Real Vintage Mama Profile part 1/2
Meet Vintage Mama Dana...  Dana is a So Cal mama of two darling children, a 5 yr old daugh...more

Free Download: Pin-up Weightloss Log
So as you can gather from my posts this year, I'm totally set to lose this post baby fat and get mys...more

Time To Bring Sexy Back
I don't know about you fine ladies, but as soon as I became a mama I found myself having a lot less ...more

Working Mom

Meet our new puppy
Well, we did it! We got a puppy! Yes, for all the hemming and hawing – we finally committed. We took...more

Overcoming fears!
This long holiday weekend was more than just relaxing for the Romiti family. While we did relax a li...more

Boys and frogs!
You always see the catchy saying about "boys will be boys" – and they're standing there all dirty wi...more

Accepting responsibility
Yesterday Hunter colored a picture for his dad. It was Spiderman. He also wrote a note to daddy that...more

Proud mama!
Today was my son's end of the year Kindergarten Farm play! He was a goose! He memorized his lines (I...more

The belly laugh!
It is one of my greatest joys to heat Hunter "belly laughing." (Belly laughing: In the Romiti house ...more

Summers are the best!
I remember as a kid counting down the days for summer. Sleeping in, playing in the water all day – ...more

No time!
Well, I am sure you can tell by my lack of blogging activity – I am very busy! I know, who isn't, ri...more

Time flies
How time flies when you are having fun! I can't believe Christmas is already over. I had the great o...more

My plan for the new year
The holidays are over and the start of the new year has begun. I am really looking forward to 2009. ...more

Peer pressure
Peer pressure – it starts younger and lasts longer than you would ever imagine. My son Hunter spoke ...more

The art of listening (or lack thereof)
When do kids begin to listen? I feel like a broken record. I spent most of my weekend repeating myse...more

'Who are you, Mommy?'
As my son tiptoed his way back downstairs from being sent to his room (for not listening) he asked m...more

Compassion and understanding
The pure innocence of children is refreshing. It is amazing to me how Hunter can learn new informati...more

'Is Princess Leia hot?'
My 5-year-old (soon to be 6) son, who just loves "Star Wars," asked my husband the other day, "Dad, ...more

Boys!
OK – today I am asking for help! I am trying very hard to understand the fascination boys (my son in...more

Why today is great
Do you ever have those days when you feel like it is all just coming together? You're on time, your ...more

T-ball practice
This weekend was my son's first official (not recreation league anymore) t-ball practice. I cannot ...more

Go Red
Yesterday, I had the honor of attending the American Heart Association's fifth annual Go Red For Wom...more

Role models
The news about Chris Brown and Rhianna is saddening on so many levels. As a parent, it makes me ask ...more

Rain, rain, go away!
As much as I love the rain, it is hard to live with a 5-year-old who has been coped up for too long....more

Movies and their effect on me
I can't remember the last time I was able to watch a movie about a child and not cry or turn it off....more

He still needs mommy!
Yesterday, I gave my son the opportunity to walk to class from my car, all by himself. Now – I could...more

My son, the perfectionist
At 5 (almost 6), my son has come into his own as a perfectionist. His desire to do everything "perfe...more

Too many tater tots
Being active in my son's school is not something I am able to do on a daily basis, but I did make a ...more

Money trees
Does your child think money grows on trees? (Oh, I really do sound like my mother this time!) Well, ...more

Such a big question from such a little guy!
This weekend my son (almost 6 years old) asked me a very interesting question: "Mommy – is it hard t...more

When mom is happy – everyone is happy!
When mom is happy, everyone is happy – isn't it so true? It is amazing how differently our household...more

'Me time'
As moms, we spend most of our days worrying about everything and everyone but ourselves, right? Ever...more

Keeping our kids safe
I grew up using a typewriter to do my homework. Computers were not something I really started using ...more

Are we ready for a puppy?
Hunter wants nothing more than a dog (and a life-size R2D2 robot, but that's not happening). We have...more

Lessons from my son!
All too often we, as parents, try to teach our kids lessons. I try (keyword being try) to teach my s...more

'Turn off the Tube Week'
This week is "Turn off the Tube Week" at Hunter's school. We are challenged not to watch TV for the ...more

Racing for charity
This past Sunday, my son ran his first race ever. He did a 1K (1,000 meters) for the Pediatric Cance...more

A perfectly pink Mother's Day
Yesterday, I enjoyed exactly what I wanted to for my Mother's Day. I went to the Angels game with my...more

Yo Soy Mommy

Tears of Felicidad
Yesterday, I did something that brought me to tears.  Call me a lloróna if you want, but th...more

Changes...
I've been blogging for about a year and a half now, and I have to say that I love it.  Although...more

Sibling Rivalry
What is it about Sibling Rivalry? My four and three year olds go at it, all the time. Most of the t...more

No more babies
 Last Friday, my life changed forever!  My daughter, my last child, my baby stopped drinki...more

GROWING UP LATINA
Growing up Latina has it’s perks!  Really…. it truly does.   We have culture like no ...more

Experienced Mamá
The other day I was writing info in Sarai's baby book, and I remembered about the time when I went f...more

The colors of the laundry
Camo green, Spiderman red, Princess pink, and Postal blue. Amigas, today I am talking about the high...more

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