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5 Ways To Create The Perfect Study Space In Your House

One of the keys to academic success is an organized (and quiet!) at-home study space. Create a homework hotspot in your home, whether it’s located in a designated room or tucked into a smaller nook with these tips.

07/17/2015

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Best Unique Summer Day Camps In LA

Camp has never been so good as it is in Los Angeles, where the disciplines to pursue for yourself or your children (or both) run from learning to rock and roll to becoming proficient in a language to being taught how to deliver an impromptu line.

07/17/2015

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5 Things Not To Forget In Your Summer Beach Bag

A day at the beach should include a bag full of essentials to keep you comfortable and protected in the sun. Here are five must-haves not to forget when planning a day at the beach.

07/15/2015

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5 Tips For Taking The Family To Dodgers Stadium

Want to treat the whole family to a fun-filled day at Dodgers Stadium? Make the most of your day at the park with these insider tips from Molly Knight, author of “The Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Wild Struggle To Build A Baseball Powerhouse.”

07/14/2015

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Ask An Expert: Overcoming First Day Of School Jitters

Overcoming first day jitters — whether for kindergarten or a new school — all starts with the parents, according to two counselors who weigh in on the subject.

07/14/2015

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5 Tips For Students Adjusting To New School Schedules

Kids of all ages love the lazy days of summer. Schedules are relaxed and fun is the main focus. These five tips can make falling back into school routines at the end of the summer break can be a lot easier.

07/13/2015

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Best Free Summer Activities For Kids In Los Angeles

Summer is great but sometimes gets boring for kids without plans. Los Angeles is full of opportunities during the warmer months, offering everything from various stage productions to special exhibits offered at certain museums to places where hiking has never been better.

07/10/2015

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Hollywood’s Best Fun For Kids

Hollywood doesn’t have to be Holly-Weird. In fact, Hollywood offers a wide variety of fun options that will keep families watching, learning, exploring and playing together.

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Best Paintball In Los Angeles

Are you searching for team building sports to play? Although kids like the thrill of roll playing, the pursuit of these “combat-style” extreme sports are very grown up. Much like entering a life-size video game, these environments are filled with the excitement of combat without the risk. Complete play packages are available at these unusual locales.

07/03/2015

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Best Toy Stores In Los Angeles

Kids go through toys like candy, donating or tossing out toys they outgrow or get bored with means it’s toy store time. Once the kids notice that their stash of beloved Matchbox cars and Barbies has been depleted, they’ll be on the hunt for the next greatest plaything to hit the market. Trolling the endless aisles of big box and chain toy stores just won’t cut it for L.A. kids, and parents who know there’s more out there. Take a nostalgic trip to the city’s best toy stores for a trip the whole family will love.

07/02/2015

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5 Ways Kids Can Help Around The House In Summer

Taking a break from summer fun to have kids help out with some things around the house is a win-win for any family. Chores are shared and kids learn the value in having responsibilities and the rewards in doing things for others. Here are five ways kids can lend a hand around the house this summer.

07/01/2015

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Animals Can Be ‘Key To Understanding Host Of Human Problems,’ Doctor Says

Did you know gorillas can experience depression and eating disorders? Humans and animals actually share many of the same medical conditions.

06/30/2015

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Celebrate The Fourth Of July Without Fireworks

If the nearest July 4th fireworks display isn’t so near, there are other ways to have a safe and sparkly holiday. Read on for some of these creative ways to light up your 4th of July when a fireworks display isn’t an option.

06/26/2015

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Guide To LA’s Biggest 4th Of July Celebrations

In the area where most of the Hollywood studio workers actually live, there are the most exciting Independence Day celebrations that draw huge crowds. These are the celebrations where you are most likely to see the pyrotechnics to awe and amaze the masses.

06/26/2015

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Best Carousels & Merry Go Rounds For Kids in L.A.

Extremely popular in years past, Carousels or “Merry Go Rounds” were often a young child’s first amusement park ride.

06/25/2015