I often see parents who do everything for their children, picking up their toys, cleaning their rooms, preparing every meal, keeping track of homework, calling friends for them, and even feeding them by hand way past the time when it was necessary. How will these children learn to do things for themselves?
Babies need parents to do everything for them. They don’t have any choice. But as soon as a child starts moving around and exploring their world they begin…Continue
Added by Mary C Pratt on August 31, 2011 at 2:26pm — No Comments
Thank you to Elizabeth Pantley, author of the No Cry Sleep Solution, for offering to share her tips and parenting advice with our moms. So many of have family members who like to "chime in" on our parenting styles. Elizabeth writes a great article on handling unwanted advice from family, friends etc. Enjoy!
One of the most popular discussions that always seems to pop up on OC Mommies is finding a photographer. There are so many choices out there and it can be hard to find just the right one that will fit your needs and wants. Jennifer Ramos from Image 32 Photography put together a few helpful tips for you that may make your search a little bit easier.
3 Things To Know When Hiring A Family…
Added by Beth G on August 29, 2011 at 10:02pm — No Comments
If your child is any older than an embryo and you think you might use a nursery/preschool program...you better start looking for a quality nursery/preschool program now! Okay...maybe not that soon, but it is surprising how fast the "good ones" are filled. I have a friend who had been on the "wait list" for her child (who isn't even two yet!) for over a year and there are still about 50 kids ahead of her!
If you have a child in a nursery/preschool and live in Orange…Continue
One of OC Mommies favorite places is opening a brand new location!
This week, San Juan Capistrano will be adding a Gymboree Play & Music Center to their community!
Gymboree Play &…Continue
Added by Beth G on August 29, 2011 at 2:43pm — No Comments
I couldn't agree more. I will never be the 'cool' mom...and that's just fine by me.
Added by Nicole G. on August 28, 2011 at 12:52pm — No Comments
The Orange International Fair has been operating on Labor Day weekend for 39 years! It features ethnic street food booths, commercial and community booths, arts and crafts booths as well as Children Street, which is a designated area for crafts and game booths for the kids. There will be a rock climbing wall,…Continue
In less than two weeks we will be launching the OC Mommies Discount Club!!-- Opening September 06, 2011!!
How It Works--
*The Club is designed to allow moms to share some of the best discounts in Orange County!
*When you join the Discount Club you will have be given a complimentary Membership Card. When you present your membership card at many of our participating businesses,…Continue
Added by Stephanie on August 24, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
A few weeks ago I decided to host a giveaway on my Facebook page and Blog to celebrate my wonderful fans! The celebration is now open and will close on August 31st. There are several great businesses that have donated prizes to help me celebrate, some are our own OC Mommies…
Added by Monika Baptista on August 24, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments
This year, the Ocean Institute is celebrating its 27th year hosting the Toshiba Tall Ships Festival! Come and explore the majesty and wonder of tall ships through the smells, sounds and sights of…Continue
Added by Stephanie on August 24, 2011 at 7:37am — No Comments
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Join us for our Annual Brew Ha Ha Beer Festival. We will have it all… Custom Craft and Import Beers from some of the best breweries around,…Continue
Added by Stephanie on August 24, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out the The 2011 OC Foodie Festthis Saturday, August 27th at Angel Stadium. The Foodie Fest celebrates the gourmet food movement that has been on the rise in Southern California. These mobile eateries offer a wide variety of culinary creations and a unique spin on culinary fusion, while providing an affordable and easily accessible dining experience. The…Continue
Elizabeth Pantley, author of of Kid Cooperation, Perfect Parenting and Hidden Messages and many other popular books including The No Cry Sleep Solution, has graciously offered to share with our moms some of the articles she has written on parenting. I thought this article was great as so many of us can relate to the challenges of trying to be good at everything and having a balance between being a good parent and being a good…Continue
Added by Beth G on August 19, 2011 at 12:23pm — No Comments
Get ready for the happiest Walk on earth! Join us on October 16, 2011 and “Let the Memories Begin” at the 21st annual CHOC Walk in the Park presented by Disneyland® Resort.…
Thank you to Reyhan Bilici, with Independent Capital Management, Inc, for sharing this great article with our moms on the importance of life insurance. No one ever expects something to happen to their family, but if it does, you need to be prepared.Feel free to contract Reyhan at email@example.com
Life Insurance Basics
Added by Stephanie on August 16, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
The challenge with bottle feeding newborns and infants is that you can't just pack a bag of bottles and go. Instead, you're stuck in the kitchen trying to heat... and unheat... and reheat your bottles so that they are at JUST the right temperature for your little one. I often wished there was a…Continue
Added by Stephanie on August 16, 2011 at 10:55am — No Comments
FALL CLASS SCHEDULE 2011
Toddler Arts and Crafts Class - Starts 9/9
Every week moms and little ones will work together on some fun art projects. Themes for each week will include: shapes and colors, farm animals, making music, alphabets and counting.
* Instructor : OC Mommies Coordinators.
* Ages: 2-3 year…Continue
Added by OC Mommies on August 15, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
On September 6th, our newest group, the Discount Club will be accepting members! We are so excited to share the Discount Club with all of our moms as we have a FABULOUS list of participating businesses who will be offering AMAZING discounts to club members. And most of these discounts are ongoing for the duration of your club membership!! Some of the participating businesses you can expect to see are well-known spas, hair salons, children's activity centers, fitness centers, restaurants,…Continue
Enjoy Pretend City and all it has to offer for your infant! Pretend City was designed with your infant in mind, but with so many excited, older children playing in the museum, it may be hard for your little one to get around. Take advantage of this exclusive, infant only hour by engaging in age-appropriate facilitated activities which will teach you about your baby’s developmental milestones.
Infants age birth-12 months; grown-up…Continue