Ivivva Coast to Coast Fest LA


The summer of 2016 is bringing young girls from all over together to show their girl power with the ivivva Coast to Coast Festival.  The past weekend a few hundred girls from 6-15 gathered on the Santa Monica Pier for one reason - to get active. ivivva planned an amazing day for those girls.  Each girl has tons of opportunities to get the most … [More...]

PBS Inspiring Minds For Over 40 Years


PBS Inspiring Minds For Over 40 Years Recently we were at the PBS SoCal’s Summer Learning Day out in Downtown Los Angeles, where we experience the great ways that PBS continues to inspire the minds of your young ones.  PBS SoCal and LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes partnered up to celebrate National Summer Learning Day. Side note: I had no idea this … [More...]

New Nintendo Inspired Flavors At Yogurtland


  I don't know about you but I am melting here in Southern California! If you are melting too, head on over to Yogurtland and cool off with some new Nintendo inspired flavors. When stepping into select Yogurtland locations between July 1 and Sept. 8, you will crave the sweet and refreshing taste of frozen yogurt met with the sweet and … [More...]

Family Fun Package This Summer At Kona Kai Resort

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  When was the last time you visited San Diego? There are some beautiful resorts and hotels there perfect for a family staycation. One in particular, The Kona Kai Resort has a great family package this summer called  “Family Fun in the Sun”.  The newly refreshed, boutique resort on San Diego’s Shelter Island is offering a classic summer … [More...]

Pete’s Dragon Activity Sheets and Film Clips


Remember the 1977 live-action and animated musical film from Disney called Pete's Dragon? Well it's coming to the big screen next month in an all new remake. Above are some educational activity sheets for the kids. Just scroll down and you will see all of them. below are some clips of the film which is sue to be released next month. Clip … [More...]

The Perfect Itinerary to Experience Mammoth Sized Adventures in Mammoth Lakes

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Can you believe there is less than a month before school starts back up?  Are you Looking for somewhere to unwind before the fun is over? Perhaps at a place where you can maximize your family vacation? Look no further, because the travel experts at Natural Retreats have created the perfect itinerary for you to experience Mammoth Sized Adventures … [More...]

How To Tackle Raging Waters With Your Tween

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This past week my 10-year-old and I visited Raging Waters Water Park in San Dimas for the first time!  What I can tell you is that this place is HUGE and you will have an absolute blast! I would suggest you take a look at the map and plan out your strategy prior to arriving. Speaking of arriving, one of the best tips I can give you is to go on a … [More...]

Ringling Bros Debuts the New Simet Astronaut Wheel

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This is a guest post written by Ariella Philpott. The circus is coming! The circus is coming! A few days ago, we were fortunate to be invited to get a glimpse of the magic and adventure that the new Ringling Bros. & Barnum Bailey Circus show Out of This World has to offer. The Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey, CA hosted a special … [More...]

Join The Fun At National Night Out Laguna Hills

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  Have you or your kids ever wondered what your local police services do in your city? Have you ever wanted to see what it is like to sit in an actual police car? Or see a real live Police horse? Or try on a tactical uniform?  You can do all of these things and more at National Night out in Laguna Hills on August 2. Come and meet your … [More...]

15 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Music

15 Facts You Probably Didn't know about Music

  The original lyrics of the "Happy Birthday to You" song was "Good Morning to You” A song that gets stuck in your head is called an "ear worm”. In 1989, the U.S. military blared AC/DC music at General Noriega's compound in Panama for 2 continuous days. The dictator … [More...]