I'm in the camp of moms who enjoys the thinking, the research, the price comparisons, and the shopping involved in gift-giving. For those moms who either don't enjoy this or who don't have the time, gift guides and one-click...
Happy Holidays! They look and feel different this year in many ways, but may the love and joy of the season fill you and yours with hope and happiness. Now not to sound like a broken record from my...
easter basket ideas orange county oc

Easter Basket Ideas

Easter Basket Ideas Easter Baskets are a staple in most households, but it can be hard to figure out what to put in them.  There are so many different options you can't really go wrong! A super fun Easter Basket will...
It may have been a weird, spooky year so far with everything from the COVID-19 pandemic to our state literally being on fire, but Halloween is not canceled! Whether you decide to do the traditional Trick-or-Treat or not, be...
Our Guide to the December Holiday Season at the Disneyland Resort is sponsored by Pediatric Smiles of Orange, Dr. Joanne Suarez Martinez. I have the privilege of providing dental care to children of all ages for over 18 years. My...
I get frustrated A LOT.  Before I became a mother, I am pretty sure I never used to get this frustrated. I can’t help it! My 4-year-old daughter is “people-stop-us-in-the-street” adorable, but she is precocious, incredibly stubborn, verbal beyond her years...
I’m all for enjoying the holiday spirit well and early. We respectfully dug our holiday boxes out of the garage the day after Thanksgiving and had our lights up the next day. We did our Black Friday shopping from...
If your school is anything like my son's, they're off the ENTIRE week of Thanksgiving. That means, I've got several long days to fill with him, at a time when I also need to be prepping the house and...
You know you're a parent leaving for vacation when you realize you've done everyone's laundry but your own. Hello, my name is Maria and I'm leaving for vacation soon and I haven't done my laundry.  Everyone else will have...
Giving season is officially upon us and this year feels like another unprecedented time for our local nonprofits looking to assist with our community's greatest needs. If you're having a tough time deciding which nonprofits to give back to this...
When news broke that Los Angeles County banned trick-or-treating, haunted houses, and Halloween parades, I was crushed. As my phone blew up with texts and the news was shared on my Facebook feed, the plaguing question was, “What are...
My husband and I dated for three years before we got engaged. I remember how dating him was so much fun. I planned every weekend with something new to do. We went to the aquarium, museum, wine tasting and...
We know our kids never get tired of trick-or-treating!  If you're looking for a different kind of trick-or-treating experience check out our list of the best places to trick or treat in Orange County below!  And let us know...
The Holidays Are Here

The Holidays Are Here!

Now that Halloween is over, it's officially time for all things Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year and everything in between. The Holidays Are Here! We've got recipes, gift guides, and new tradition ideas as well as how to cope during this...

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Tips For Enjoying Night Of Lights OC This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here in Orange County and events for the family are back! From ice skating to tree lightings, Santa visits to...