The Children’s Museum La Habra offers Target Free Day on one Sunday each month so kids can play in the museum’s interactive exhibits. This month’s free day is Aug. 2 and the theme is Critter Quest. The museum is open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Things sure have changed. Now duct tape, the ubiquitous adhesive, comes in an endless array of colors and patterns:
DUCT TAPE PENCIL CASE
• Duct tape rolls (in various colors and patterns)
• Two fabric scraps, 3 inches by 6 inches and 3 inches by 12 inches
• Sticky Ve
Crafting It Forward
Started by an Orange County mother of three exhausted from expensive trips to the craft store, Crafting It Forward delivers a craft box with an assortment of supplies to children each month. Included in is a shipping label addressed to a seniors center or children’s hospital. Simply mail your child’
As a first-time mom, I love reading parenting advice on blogs and in articles and books. I like to be prepared for the next stage of my baby’s development and for whatever crazy events may occur.
I’ve also discover that while infant fashion and mommy yoga classes are best found on Pinterest and Instagram, the nitty-gritty par
Growing up, my family and I took the same vacation almost every single year. We drove from our home in Las Vegas to La Jolla and stayed at the same motel with a courtyard pool and continental breakfast. It wasn’t fancy or on the beach, but the small place had a nice European feel to it. (I think it was the courtyard and breakfast pastries
Thumb-sucking. Hair twirling. Nail biting. Cuticle picking. Nose picking. What child doesn’t have a bad habit that drives parents crazy?
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the causes of annoying habits like these are unknown, but their repetitive nature suggests that their purpose is to soothe or calm.
When looking to nurture and soothe mama and baby during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding, try Motherlove, whose products are made with certified organic herbs and free of synthetic or artificial ingredients. Motherlove also practices sustainability in its manufacturing and environmental resourcing.
‘They’re doing a screen-free week at school,” my wife said
I don’t need much time to ponder my answer. “No.”
Screen-free weeks, during which the family pledges to shut off televisions, computers, cellphones, game systems and all other manner of glowing rectangles for seven days, have become a w
At the beginning of summer, our dog, Paco, died. One day he didn’t want to eat, and the next he struggled for breath, then died on the way to the emergency vet. For weeks, I couldn’t imagine writing about it. It was just too sad. Because even though he was very old (17, we think) and deaf and probably ready to go, we were bereft when
Every major theme park in Southern California is offering something new this summer. Here’s a look at what you can expect, as well as a few suggestions for making your next visit better than ever.
Knott’s Berry Farm
Not too far from Disneyland, Knott’s is affordable compared with its rivals. A family of
If you’re planning to head to Disneyland or Disney California Adventure this summer, Mike Miranda, Disney’s operations manager for guest relations, has one important piece of advice for you: Be patient.
Summer is the busiest time at the Disneyland Resort. This year, its two theme parks are expected to be more crowded than usu
We all have some preconceived notions about what retirement will be like. But how do those notions compare with the reality of retirement? Here are four common retirement myths to consider.1. My retirement won't last that longThe good news is that we're living longer lives. The bad news is that this generally translates into a
The release in April of the long-awaited report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has spurred renewed discussion of ways to combat climate change and its effects. The report, written by leading scientists from around the globe, says that to keep greenhouse emissions below critical levels, the world must make subs
You probably didn't notice, but when the clock struck midnight on December 31, 2013, a number of popular tax benefits, commonly included in the list of provisions referred to as "tax extenders" expired. While it's possible that Congress could retroactively extend some or all of these items, you'll have to evaluate your 2014 tax situation based o
It's easy to take Social Security for granted when retirement is years away, but with 94% of the U.S. workforce covered by Social Security,* it's likely that this program will play a role in your financial future, perhaps even sooner than you think. Here are some facts and statistics from the Social Security Administration that highlight why Soc
What are year-end investment decisions?Year-end investment decisions may sometimes result in substantial tax savings. Tax planning may allow you to control the timing and method by which you report your income and claim your deductions and credits. The basic strategy for year-end pl
The 2015 Comic Con filled San Diego's convention center and downtown area with hordes of cos players and fans of superheroes, cartoon characters, steam punkers and video gamers. The movie and television industry had a major presence witih previews of coming films and TV series. Those whopurchase badges were able to attend panel discussions and m
An international magazine once referred to Anne Shih as a ”superwoman.” It’s easy to make a case for the nickname in Orange County, where she is a driving force for many philanthropic and cultural organizations, including the Bowers Museum. As chair of the museum’s board of governors, Shih is a dynamo, raising m
One of Finland’s favorite sons is also one of Southern California’s favorite sports heroes. Ducks superstar Teemu Selanne, now retired from hockey, loves to talk about his native land, and especially his hometown, Helsinki. Like Selanne, it is one-of-a-kind, a stylish player on the world’s stage. Before the Finnish Flash sk
To theater fans, summer means al fresco Shakespeare, and Orange County offers a couple of tempting options.UC Irvine offers an unorthodox and intimate experience with its New Swan Shakespeare Festival, held in a nautilus-shaped pop-up venue that offers everyone a seat close to the action. This summer, artistic director Eli Simon and his cr
It’s the time of year when exploring art doesn’t mean spending the day inside a museum. Laguna Beach’s big three events that run through next month make this the season to get up close and personal with many painters, sculptors and other artists who call Southern California home.One of the area’s best-known cultural