From the Editor

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From the Editor: April 2015

Give a Little One of my favorite articles I’ve ever written was a round up of “20 Ways to Give, under $20” for a national women’s magazine. Many of the tips were completely … [More...]


What’s Hot Baby

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What’s Hot Baby: Aquasana

We watch every molecule that makes its way into and onto baby, so keep that bath fresh and free of chemicals and harsh minerals with the Aquasana filter showerhead (with detachable head for easy rinsing or filling of infant tub). $99, … [More...]

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What’s Hot Baby: Belli Prenatal Anti-Blemish Kit

As if expecting moms didn’t have enough changes to deal with, skin can suddenly be as unpredictable as the teen years when the hormones take hold. This skincare system recommended by OB/GYN’s can clear up the blemishes, without worries of … [More...]


Local Heroes

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Local Hero: Logan’s Race

When David Burnell invited his autistic son to be part of his marathon training, they both won. David Burnell and his wife Heidi marveled at their clever toddler, Logan. He could count to … [More...]



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Matt Fleischman: Easter Hunt for the Truth

With Spring fast approaching, it may be time to start thinking about what to say to your kids when they ask if the Easter Bunny is real. Parents, you do not have to lie to your kids. They will figure … [More...]


Ask the Experts

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Ask the Experts: Tidy Tots to Tweens

Q: [School-Aged] It’s time for Spring Cleaning, but I don’t want to be the only one doing the work. How can I organize the kids’ (4, 7 and 11) rooms so they can actually keep things tidy without my … [More...]

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Ask the Experts: Tonsils, out. Kid, out.

Q: [School-Aged] My eight-year-old will be going in to have her tonsils removed. Are there any tips to make the process easier for her (or us!)? A: Even though a tonsillectomy is a relatively minor … [More...]

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Ask the Experts: Pet Pros (and Cons)

Q: [School-Aged] I’ve heard that kids with Autism can benefit from having a pet in their home, that it can actually help their social skills. Is that true? How do we pick just the right furry … [More...]


Foodie Jr.

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Foodie Jr.: The Ranch

Anaheim | “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: On the Road to Safety

Learn what you can do to keep your teen safe once he or she starts driving While most teenagers can’t wait to get behind the wheel of a car, it can be a scary time for their parents. What may be … [More...]



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Openings: Haggen

Haggen may not be a household name yet, but they soon will be. The popular Pacific Northwest grocery store chain is expanding into So Cal. Due to a recent merger, 83 Albertsons, Vons, Safeway and … [More...]

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Openings: N2 Creamery

With frozen fun shops like Irvine’s Creamistry and Orange’s A la Minute gaining popularity, Villa Park didn’t want to get scooped on hi-tech treats. Enter N2 Creamery. Nitrogen ice cream is made by … [More...]


OC Woman

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OC Woman: Keep Calm and Carry On

April 25-30 is National Stress Awareness Week (although most moms don’t exactly need a designated “week” to recognize the many stresses in their life!). Whether your blood pressure spikes due to the … [More...]


What’s Hot

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What’s Hot: Re-Cycle by Wishbone Design

Built by a Mom and Dad duo, this stylish ride not only grows trike-to-balance bike for kids from 12 months up to 6 years old, but it’s made of 100% post-consumer recycled carpet. Eco-friendly meets … [More...]