• Once Upon a time {Orange County Storytime}

    Once Upon a time {Orange County Storytime}

    We all know that reading to our kids is important. (Research has shown that early & good readers come from homes where reading is valued & experienced regularly.) As for me, there’s nothing I like better than snuggling up with my kids, to enjoy a good book… but sometimes it’s fun to get out, & [...]

  • Stuff to Do in Orange County

    Stuff to Do in Orange County

    The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer & suddenly you find yourself wanting to find stuff to do in Orange County. Not that you were worried, but we are here to reassure you – there are plenty of things to do in OC, CA… Orange County attractions such as the beach (Laguna [...]

  • Rainy Day Activities

    It you haven’t noticed, it’s raining pouring outside. & Chances are, if your kids are in school, this is their first day of the winter break! Ay Carumba! Never fear! We have a list of rainy day activities that will keep you out of the house, totally entertained, & as long as you bring an [...]

  • 12 for Tuesday: Story time at your local Orange County library

    12 for Tuesday: Story time at your local Orange County library

    Who doesn’t love story time? It’s quick and easy, it gets you & the kids out of the house, & best of all – it’s FREE. & Because I’m never very good at keeping the list to just 12, here are 24 local Orange County libraries that offer story times, crafts, homework help & other [...]

  • 12 for Tuesday: Indoor Bounce Houses

    12 for Tuesday: Indoor Bounce Houses

    Now, supposedly, it’s going to rain. this week. I don’t know if that’s true, but just in case, here are 12 13 (I couldn’t leave anyone off the list) Orange County indoor bounce houses. Some are open daily, others have specific “open play” hours & days, so be sure to check ‘em all out. But, [...]

  • 12 for Tuesday: 12 Spots to go with Toddlers

    12 for Tuesday: 12 Spots to go with Toddlers

    Toddlers have tons of energy, so they need plenty of activities to keep them occupied. Here are some of my favorite spots for them to have some fun: 1. Pretend City 2. Scooter’s Jungle 3. Zoomars 4. The Orange County Zoo 5. Discovery Science Center 6. Bill Barber Park in Irvine 7. Little Gym in [...]

  • $1 ish Movie Theaters in Orange County

    We’ve posted about dollar movies before, but this heat wave we’re experiencing has us searching for cheap, indoor activities. Movies are definitely at the top of that list! So grab the kids, pack a few snacks & check out these Orange County $1 (& otherwise really cheap) Movie Theaters… Irvine’s Starplex Cinema: 4626 Barranca Parkway, [...]

  • Prehistoric Pets

    We’ve mentioned Preshistoric Pets before, but it’s so much fun, I thought I’d mention it again. Located in Fountain Valley, Prehistoric Pets isn’t exactly your typical pet store. They specialize in snakes, turtle, geckos & lizards. & At Prehistoric Pets you can get “up close and personal” with some of the animals, because this is [...]

  • Museums for FREE

    I don’t know about you, but these days I’m especially fond of anything FREE. Granted, living in Orange County provides lots of FREE activities… beaches, regional parks & city parks, just to name a few. But did you know that you can visit several of our local museums for FREE? Yep, yep! This is definitely [...]