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Readers’ Choice 2015: Voting

We want to know what YOU think! Be a part of Parenting OC's 13th Annual Readers' Choice Awards by telling us where the best places in the OC are – everything from … [More...]

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Parenting OC Contests

Valid for Southern California residents only. For a full list of terms and conditions, click the bottom of each Rafflecopter entry form. … [More...]

Ask the Experts

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Ask the Experts: Dry Your Tears

Q: [Infants & Toddlers] We’re going to be doing a lot of swimming with our toddler — beaches, pools, swim classes — and I’m worried about swim ear. Does being … [More...]


Local Heroes

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Local Hero: Martand Bhagavatula

Bringing a smile to a sick child’s face ­— ‘that’s what makes me happy.’ At first glance Martand Bhagavatula appears to be a typical 7th grader. He loves … [More...]


What’s Hot Baby

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What’s Hot Baby: SipSnap Lids

Make any glass into your child’s favorite sippy-cup with these handy chew-resistant universal silicone lids with handy carrying case. $19.95 for set of 3, … [More...]



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Denise Lindsay: Mothering

When Good is Good Enough As mothers, we want everything to be perfect for our children. If only we were superhuman mothers, we could create the perfect life … [More...]


What’s Hot

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What’s Hot: T-fal OptiGrill

Don’t let soaring temps keep dad from searing, this one-of-a-kind indoor grill includes a thickness cooking sensor that guarantees a perfectly cooked steak every session. Kids can even lend a hand, … [More...]

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What’s Hot: V6 Absolute

This ultimate car-cleaning, garage-scouring, Cheerio-eating, HEPA-filtered machine offers the most powerful suction of any cordless vacuum for quick project cleanups and home auto detailing. (Comes … [More...]

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What’s Hot: Keyport Slide 2.0

A reinvented keychain, the pack-of-gum-sized Slide holds up to 6 keys or inserts. Keyport blades replace traditional keys, are easily inserted and removed, and feature a one-size-fits-all head (extras … [More...]


Foodie Jr.

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Foodie Jr.: Blue Bayou

Disneyland Resort New Fantasmic! Dining Package Dinner... Pirates of the Caribbean ride fans know this evening-all-day romantic restaurant well. Sitting within the interior of the ride itself, … [Read More...]

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Foodie Jr.: FIG & OLIVE

Although a tony hotspot like Fig & Olive might not be the first thing to pop to mind when you think of eating out with your kids, teaching children how to enjoy and appreciate a fine dining … [Read More...]

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Foodie Jr.: The Ranch

Anaheim | www.theranch.com “Kids today are in a unique position as we as adults are learning to care about where our food comes from and how it’s cultivated,” says Executive Chef Michael Rossi. … [Read More...]


Family Wellness

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Family Wellness: Sun Talk

Educate your children about staying safe in the SoCal sun. Amid the myriad “safety talks” between parents and kids, there’s one discussion that often gets missed: How to Be Safe in the Sun. It’s a … [More...]

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Family Wellness: A Pain in the Neck

Too Much Screen Time is Hurting Our Kids, Literally Last month we covered a number of social and emotional drawbacks to too much screen time. This month, we discuss the physical downsides with two … [More...]


OC Woman

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OC Man: Happy Fore-Father’s Day

Stirling's first round of golf. #WelcomeToDadsWorld Golf is a game of etiquette and patience, pretty good qualities to share with your children even though it might not seem kid-friendly at first … [More...]



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Openings: Big Brother/ Sister Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County opened their new 52,000 square foot facility in order to accommodate the households, with “Bigs”, who act as motivating mentors for the kids. The new facility features modern … [More...]