A Big THANK YOU to all of our moms who participated in our 2011 "All Babies Are Beautiful" Contest!!! Tara had SUCH a hard time deciding on her winners as EVERY child was just adorable!!!!
As a special thank you to all participants, Tara Sierra Photography is offering a 1- hour love session for $300, that's a 50% discount!!! And you will receive a disc of 10 edited images from your gallery.. That's a deal! Call or email for more information
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Do you feel like you have a power struggle over everything- bath, naptime, bedtime etc? Do you feel like you are constantly at battle with your child?
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Huggies diapers, made by Kimberly-Clark, is offering 12 $15,000 grants to help mompreneurs turn their awesome ideas into businesses! Nobody does a better job figuring out what parents need than those who are with their little one daily. And many of our favorite products have been inspired by just that: real-life, day-to-day parenting experiences. That's why Huggies are helping moms like you take ideas from your memorable parenting moments and make them a reality with our Huggies®…Continue
Added by Beth G on April 27, 2011 at 1:12pm — No Comments
I'm not the person who can keep secrets very well.. and I couldn't WAIT to share with all of you one of the AWESOME companies that will be participating in our fashion show next week. So I'm spilling the beans and introducing to all of you…Continue
the Disney Store in Mission Viejo will join the worldwide celebration of “World Wish Day” on April 29, recognizing the 31 anniversary of the first wish ever granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 5 Orange County Make-A-Wish Children their families will have a private meeting with Mickey Mouse, take photos, officially open the store to the public that morning and receive a $100 shopping gift card.
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On Saturday, May 7, 2011, Soka University will celebrate the 10th Annual International Festival from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. Enjoy over 900 musicians and dancers performing on three stages and over 200 non-profit, craft and business exhibitors!
The 2011 International Festival will again be part of the Orange County's Imagination Celebration, presented in cooperation with Arts Orange County and the Orange…Continue
Added by Beth G on April 26, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Decorate Cupcakes with Mommy!
This special 'Mommy & Me' class will have you decorating Mother's Day themed cupcakes that you can bring home and enjoy with your family. Bring 1 dozen non frosted cupcakes. An additional $10 material fee is required, payable to the instructor at class.
Location: Dana Point Community Center (34052 Del Obispo St.)
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My pediatrician posted this article of healthy snacks for toddlers on their Facebook page and thought I'd share...
Please welcome Hilgers, Nissen & Clark Orthodontics to OCMommies.com!
About Hilgers, Nissen & Clark Orthodontics
Simply Outstanding Care!
The goal of our practice is to make every patient feel special while providing clinically outstanding results in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Our doctors have an international reputation for…
Added by Beth G on April 25, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
In the late 90s the American Academy of Pediatrics started recommending that parents ALWAYS put their babies to sleep on their backs in an attempt to reduce the risk of SIDS. As one article, A Quite Revolt Against the Rules on SIDS" by Brian Baiker points out, before that recommendation "70 percent of infants in the United States were sleeping on their stomachs. By 2002, that figure had plummeted to 11.3…Continue
Colin, my 2- yr old son, has always been a fan of smoothies. He loves watching me make them, and pushing the buttons on the blender. Colin is a really good eater, but he does have his days where he won't touch his veggies. Little does he know, I add lots of super, healthy ingredients to make this smoothie a perfect meal. Smoothies are a great way to add veggies, omega 3's and protein into your little ones diet. It's so yummy you will want to have some too!!!
I recently came across a fun company called LEXIGIRL CLOTHING.
The Lexigirl clothing line is super cute, stylist and a great active wear/every-day-wear line that would appeal to moms who want to look cute while staying comfy at the park. The clothes fit GREAT, they are affordable and everything is custom ordered to your liking (you choose your size, color and applique)! Last year I bought a few of their little girl…Continue
I know a few moms that flat out refuse to post any photos of their children online. I am not of that camp, but I am all about being highly educated on relevant technology so that I know I'm not doing something flat-out dangerous. So here's my tip for the day: If you take photos of your children using a smartphone, be sure to disengage GPS.…Continue
One of the great things about pregnancy is that it offers a seemingly plausible excuse to indulge — eat a little more dessert (why not, when you're going to gain so much weight anyway) and dial down that hard-core exercise regimen (see first parenthetical). But new research upends that mindset, showing that exercise during pregnancy can actually result in a healthier baby.
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After having an unplanned c-section with my first child, I knew immediately when I got pregnant with my second I would try for a VBAC. I personally felt this was important to me, my baby and the hopes for a speedy recovery to take care of my family. I luckily was able to have a successful VBAC with my daughter, Emmie, and boy was it worth it!! Absolutely amazing experience ... even after 20 hrs of back labor!
There is so much negative attention surrounding VBAC's, when in…Continue
Here are some of our favorite spots serving yummy brunches in honor of Mother's Day
Sit down brunch- 4 course meal, complimentary champagne
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My family and I will be doing a little volunteer work to help cleanup our beautiful beaches here in So Cal. The Surfrider Foundation is a great organization that we have choosen to work with! Beach cleanups are a fun and easy way to volunteer your time by helping to keep our beaches and ocean clean! They provide the bags, hand sanitizer and a gorgeous view. If you need community service hours we have certificates of completion available. They welcome individuals of all ages, schools clubs,…Continue
Added by Beth G on April 14, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments
There has been a lot of talk about the program "Your Baby Can Read". Some of our moms swear by it and some say it didn't do a thing for their child except give them hours of TV time. Here is an interesting article posted by Today Money.
The experts in this discussion all say that "Your Baby Can Read" is just a memorization game of words and that the infant/toddler brain just isn't developed enough to grasp the concept of reading.They go…Continue
Don't miss Irvine Park's Eggstravaganza!
2011 Easter Eggstravaganza Dates:…