Shopping Safely in Stores During the Holiday Season

Last week we talked about staying safe online, and in that time Marriott hotel group announced a security breach. That should be another warning that our online information is not always safe! But we can’t forget about the dangers of shopping in brick-and-mortar retail shops, either. We don’t want to be all doom and gloom […]

Stay Safe During Holiday Online Shopping

Black Friday has passed, but there are still online shopping deals to be had between now and the holidays, whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas—or just exchanging gifts with loved ones. But nothing ruins the perfect shopping trip online than your identity being stolen and having to make all those calls to replace your credit cards […]

Keeping Your Pets Safe During Thanksgiving

It’s easy to get excited about Thanksgiving, especially if you’re not the one doing the cooking! But one thing is guaranteed is that there will be a lot of wonderful, rich food around this time of year, and our four-legged friends are fully aware of the savory goodness going on around them. Tempting as it […]

Top Orange County Halloween Events for Kids

Yes, it’s here! The annual holiday that’s spooky, fun, and full of costumes and candy—Halloween! But sometimes, sending your kids out trick-or-treating in the neighborhood can be, well, scary, and luckily there are plenty of other options. So get the kids dressed up (you can put your costume on too), and head out to one […]

Family Holiday Volunteering in the OC

The holiday season is a time of gratitude and generosity– what better way to channel this than volunteering and giving back to those in your very own community. Volunteering is a great way to act as a role model, encourage good works, and build memories with your entire family. Orange County offers a wide range […]

Holiday Health Tips

Holiday festivities are always guaranteed to involve food, and lots of it. It’s no wonder that our New Year’s resolutions usually involve opening a gym membership and swearing off sugar. But not to fear, if you come to the feast prepared with a healthy mindset and a few strategies to avoid overindulgence, there is no […]

What To Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers

You probably didn’t think you could ever make enough food for all of the Thanksgiving guests– but now you have two pans of mashed potatoes and more turkey than you know what to do with. Ah, Thanksgiving leftovers. Instead of getting tired of the same turkey-stuffing-cranberry sauce combo or eating turkey sandwiches for days, combine […]

Kids Can Help With Thanksgiving Dinner Too

Whether hosting a family of 5 or a gathering of 50, Thanksgiving dinner requires plenty of planning and a lot of time. It can be hard to do it all and enjoy the festivities yourself. One of the ways you can transform your Turkey Day dinner into a successful and enjoyable affair is to sign […]

How To Host the Best Fourth of July Barbecue

Summer is finally here, and so is that wonderful, patriotic holiday that we all love to celebrate. Yes, get out the red, white, and blue bunting, raise the stars and stripes, and clean the barbecue. That’s right–it’s the Fourth of July, and we’re getting ready to ‘cue. Nervous about hosting an Independence Day feast for […]