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Showing posts from August, 2012

Labor Day Weekend - Things to do

Just a brief Labor Day around town fun events. Los Angeles County Fair - It is that time again to have fun at the fair. There are rides, food, contests and music. During the day is the best for young families. Wear comfortable shoes and lots sunscreen. Be prepared to walk long distances. They charge for parking so bring cash.  Information from their link: Daily Highlights Opening Day, Friday Aug. 31 Today’s hours : 3 p.m. - midnight Today’s Deals : - $1 admission from 3-6 p.m.; $1 22-oz soft drinks from 6-9 p.m.; $2 carnival rides from 6-9 p.m.; $2 carnival games from 9 p.m.-midnight - Season Pass: presented by Walgreens, $24.99 for ages 6 and older at participating Walgreens - Ralphs Any-Day Tickets: admission tickets $10 for adults, $6 for ages 6-12, comes with exclusive unlimited carnival ride wristband ($35). Restrictions apply. Presented by Ralphs. - Costco Savings Pack: $54.99 for 4 any-day tickets, one parking pass and 44 carnival ride/game tickets. At partic


Just hot off the email box. I got a notification that a fun event will be happening here throughout Southern California. The  debut will be at the Los Angeles County Fair September 3, 2012 with several appearance throughout Southern California. There will be a TV finale September 30th  on the Food Network channel. Here is a brief description about the event which was taken from The Art Institutes email: Culinary Arts students to battle it out with Food Truck favorites in four cities The Art Institutes (Ai) Food Truck Tour coincides with the third season of Food Network’s hit reality competition series The Great Food Truck Race, which can be seen on Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. through the September 30 finale.  Culinary Arts students from The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes will be asked to battle local food truck favorites. The trucks will each be challenged to create a dish that includes the same ingredients.  Celebrity chefs, including James Beard Award-nominee

Field Trips - Zimmer Children's Museum

I believe everyone knows parents are a child’s first teacher. Every outing is a learning moment and can be considered a family “Field Trip.” With today’s work demands, it can be hard to plan your own field trips. Additionally, with all of the technology that is around us, it is very easy to stay inside the home and simply relax. For many, going outside is not a priority anymore. Most are so busy with other events that we miss big educational opportunities and experiences that we could be broadening our minds and our children’s. Dr. Seuss said, “Sometimes questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” Field trips with the family or school can bridge the gap between education and hands –on experience. Just look to private and charter schools as examples, you will see that field trips are a vital requirement of their educational curriculum.   It is here where public schools lack funding and effort to have more access to providing field trips for its students.    Studies pu

The Zimmer Children's Museum Zimmer Children's Museum The Zimmer Children's Museum is trying to raise funds to help 2500 head start children. As you know Field Trips are very important to help develop the child. Your donation of a few dollars can change the life of a local child. Please help reach their goal of raising $25,000.00. No donation is too small or too big. Please tell others... Thanks you!!!

New Adventures in Food - Korean Barbecue

Meat on the grill. Fresh Salad  A few weeks ago a friend invited us to join him for dinner. He suggested Korean Barbecue. If you have never been to Korean Barbecue, then you are missing great food. Korean Barbecue is thinly sliced meat grilled on the dinner table. The table has a small grill that you yourself can cook chicken, pork, shrimp and steak. The restaurant will bring side dishes to go with the meal. They are vegetables thinly sliced with a gentle touch of homemade dressings aka sauces. Vegetables used in the side dishes are onions, mushroom, green beans, carrots and other healthy veggies. Besides the side dishes the meal includes a variety of sauces to add to your barbecue meats. It was the first time that my kids had experienced a Korean Barbecue meal. I was a little unsure how they would take to change. But they were very interested in finding out what everything tasted like at least once. The meat was delicious, but the veggies were still off limits. (They are not

Family - Time to see the eye doctor

School has started for some and for others school will start soon. What is very important is that you have your eyes checked regularly. Specially important when starting school. Kids usually don't know how to communicate that they are having trouble reading the board or books. So by having a routine eye check-up it can help to identify any problems and eventually help save future vision damage. On a routine checkup we found eye vision concerns and we began to see Dr. Althea Molarte an Ophthalmologist. She has cared for our two kids and has helped improve their vision over the past 3 years. This summer we began by going to our appointment to find out if the patching and glasses had helped. Always a serious moment for us. Here is the latest visit with Dr. Molarte.  Dr. Molarte is a very calm quiet person with lots of  funny stories. She is very gentle with kids and understanding. She has great manners and does not push or force kids to do anything. My kids adore her and find

The Odd Life of Timothy Green - Miss Odeya Rush

Personal Interview August 7, 2012 Field Trip Mom Contributor: Jasmine Hingorani   "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" coming out August 15th!                As soon as I walked through the door, Miss Odeya Rush, the 15-year- old who plays Jodi in The Odd Life of Timothy Green welcomed me with a smile. We both took a seat and I started gushing about how wonderful The Odd Life of Timothy Green was and the surprisingly ending it had. We both laughed as we shared stories of how it even emotionally affected the men, including her father.  From this, I was able to tell right away that Odeya was very family-oriented. Her parents sat behind her during the interview and she looked back to them a few times when talking about her personal life.Her connection to her family guided her to agreeing to star in the film. Odeya was glad that this film was able to bring families back together in theaters. She also enjoys the fact that The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a sincere film about f

Lunch with the Grandparents - When they live far away

The kids and I had a lunch date the other day. When I asked where they wanted to go, they said Souplantation.  I asked why they were so excited about the place. My little one said because it is the place where grandma and grandpa took us to lunch when they came to visit. It was great to hear that although the grandparents live far away that my kids hold them close to their hearts. As we walked through the line I pushed the veggies. Making this a great moment for getting some green veggies in their bodies(they hate them). I pushed the salads and the fruit. I was so grateful in that moment that the Grandparents loved salads. Because my kids had seen their grandparents eat healthy they felt they too had to eat healthy, while at Souplantation. We all loaded our plates and sat down to eat. Salad, pasta, soups and lemonade to drink was on our table. We talked about the last time we came with grandma and grandpa and what fun we had eating.  It was great to know that memories are made s

Photographs Tell the Story - Summer Field Trip to #Tanaka Farms 2012

Tanaka Farms of in Irvine, Ca offer the best garden experience. They have watermelons, strawberries and corn growing in the middle of a city. The kids and I had a fun time tasting fresh watermelon and strawberries. We rode on farm vehicles and saw bugs flying like butterflies. My kids experienced so much goodness that they want to come back to Tanaka Farms. I enjoyed buying fresh produce. Sharing my pictures of the day. Please leave a comment if you have any questions. 

Raising Children

If I Had My Child to Raise Over Again By Diane Loomans If I had my child to raise all over again, I'd finger-paint more, and point the fingers less. I would do less correcting and more connecting. I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. I would care to know less and know to care more. I'd take more hikes and fly more kites. I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play. I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars. I'd do more hugging and less tugging. I'd build self-esteem first, and the house later. I would be firm less often, and affirm much more. I'd teach less about the love of power, And more about the power of love. May you find peace and happiness at the end of the day.... P.S. Having technical difficulties :(