May is synonymous with the full blooms of spring, Memorial Day and Cinco de Mayo. It’s also a time we can expect the start of some major blockbusters on the big screen. But most of all when we think of May, we think of Mom.
In honor of all moms, we are featuring some prominent local moms this month who are in the public light. They share their unique stories of raising kids while balancing their busy lives with big responsibilities.
And of course we can’t have a Moms Issue without a Mother’s Day brunch listing. Check out Foodie Jr. for some of our favorite Mother’s Day brunches.
Although moms are doing some amazing things, there are others in the community doing great work as well—including a young beauty pageant competitor who is on a mission to educate the world about epilepsy. You can read more about her in our Local Hero section.
The Pause Button this month delves into the important topic of family dinners and how while dinner time is a good time to bond with kids, there are other ways to create special family moments outside of dinner time.
On the parenting side of things, our Mindfulness column details meditative body scans and how they can help you become a more in-tune parent.
Not to forget our furry family members this month, with the spring season fully underway, you may be noticing some itching and sniffles on the four-legged front. Learn about how to deal with spring allergies naturally in dogs and cats in Pets in the Family.
Our other features this month will be sure to get you and the family out and about. Learn about what local science education group Bionerds is doing to help kids become citizen scientists and avid birdwatchers. And you won’t want to miss our Summer Movie Preview featuring a roundup of upcoming family summer blockbusters, and what you should know from a parenting perspective.
Speaking of movies, if you’re looking for outdoor activities this summer, take a look at our events listing of family-friendly film and music series in parks across Orange County. Best thing is, they are all free.
As we enjoy spring and look ahead to summer, don’t forget what month it is and make sure to thank Mom for all she does every day of the year.