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Kids are growing and changing all the time. Having a regular doctors check-ups are a must. I realized how quick things could change a few years ago. My child was going to start Kindergarten and I took him to his regular doctor before school. The doctor gave my child a clean bill of health. As the summer began I notice my child would fall often and that he no longer enjoyed swimming. I thought he was being difficult and was acting out. To my surprise the school noticed an alarming change to his vision. I received a notice asking that I get an eye specialist to see him. My husband thought it was a mistake. He was very upset that we had to pay for a specialist to give him an eye test. (But this is another story.) So we went to a Pediatric Ophthalmology,  Dr. Althea Molarte.  She immediate informed us that he had a severe change in his eye sight and that he needed treatment. After (2) years of eye therapy (glasses and patching), my child has slowly overcomed his vision problem. There i

Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood???

Learning happens everyday. Everyday is a great time to teach a child that neighborhoods are amazing. They are amazing because people get involved and people do care. Sesame Street made a song to help children understand what is a neighborhood. Here are the lyrics: Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood? In your neighborhood? In your neighborhood? Say, who are the people in your neighborhood? The people that you meet each day (a blue muppet, I believe, walks onstage) [Bob: Oh, hi there, little fella.] [Anything Muppet #1: Hello.] [Bob: Hey, listen, know who you could be if I gave you this little hat and this bag to go over your shoulder?] [Anything Muppet #1: I could be a laundry man.] [Bob: No, not a laundry man.] Here are the rest of the lyrics.... Growing up my neighbors were the most important people in my life. I played with their kids and they often took me on many field-tr

5 Ways to save at the movies.

My family and I are avid movie goers.  We love to see the latest animated feel good movie.  We look forward to the bag of popcorn and a large soft drink. Sometimes we get so excited that we plan our day around the movie release. Let me tell you that once we hosted a birthday party at the movie theatre along with a back stage access to how the movies are played at our local theatre.  We even planned the meal to match the theme of the movie.  To say we are fans is an understatement.  Of course, we try to save every time we go to the movies. Today, I will share my money saving tips to help you maximize your dollars at the movies.   (1.) Discounted Tickets -  Planning ahead is the key to saving on going out with the family.  Costco, local diners (participating Ruby's Diner, Johnny Rockets, and AAA Auto Club) and other retailers offer wholesale discounted ticket purchase.  Sometimes companies human resources departments also sell discount tickets.  Check with your employer.

Fun Things To Do This Weekend

Saturday July 9th at 3pm - 9pm Kids Fish Free on Sunday at Dana Point Join us every Sunday (right after our Free Kid's Fishing Clinic) for our 12:45pm 1/2 Day Fishing Trip and kids fish free! One child will get a free 1/2 Day Fishing Trip (a savings of $25) per paying adult! Rental gear is included for the kids too! A savings of $12! Free Second Sunday Art Museum Palmsprings 07/10/2011 Victoria Gardens Free Events - Rancho Cucamonga Free concerts at the Grove - Los Angeles Make sure to get their early. They are very packed and hard to get around. Be extra careful. Always check their website before going to make sure things have not changed. Have fun!

A Great Future is Waiting for You at the Local Library!

Everytime I go on vacation I go to the local library to find fun local events not on the internet. But I visit my local library often, because of all the other things it has to offer.  I  have borrowed books, CD's, movies, learning material, toddler books, teaching materials and resource information.  Had I bought all these items, I would have spent thousands of dollars. But I spent no money to use my library card. Other things at the library  I have participated in are Toddler Reading Time, Sing Time with my kids, Evening crafting with the family and lots of other fun events. My kids love the library, because of all the events that they have attended. I have met the stuff at some of the local libraries and they are great! I want to encourage you to visit this week. The Summer Reading Program, Wild Animals, Book sale and much is happening this week. If you have books or magazines to donate, please take them to your local library.  The best libraries in California: Downtown Los

How to find a 4th of July celebration ?

If are looking for a fun place to watch fireworks then check out these websites: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please raise your glass to all the young man and women who have helped make this country free. Star Spangled Banner Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thru the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? On the shore

Orange County California Fair 2011 July 15th August 14th

The Orange County Fair is opening on July 15th. Today we submitted our entries for competition. The kids were super excited about crafting and submitting it to the fair. To our surprise we received two free tickets. That made our day, since it costs $11.00 per adult and $6.00 per child. Add the total and you pay $34.00 just to walk into the Fair for a family of (4)four. Yikes!!! So I started looking on how to save money on the OC fair. Here is what I found: Go to the website and click on "Promotions". There you will find all the discount days that the OC Fair has planned. I list a few here for your convenience. July 15 OPENING DAY Free admission + parking (Noon – 1 pm) ****SATURDAY + SUNDAY Rise & Shine - Opening Hour $2 Special$2 general admission (10 am - 11 am) Read & Ride Children ages 5-11 Read (2) two books, get (3) three FREE carnival rides at the 2011 OC Fair! Click here for form and instructions