4th of July in Orange County

4th Of July Fireworks and Festivities in Orange County, CA | #4thFireworks #4thOfJuly

 Have you started making your 4th of July plans yet? Many Orange County cities are hosting 4th of July Fireworks and festivities, some of which are free to the public. Here is a list of what I’ve found to be going on around Orange County for the 4th of July. 4th of July Events in …

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Achieve! Educational Workbooks

Summer Learning with Achieve! Workbooks | @HMHCo

During the summer months we tend to get away from our typical routines. Specific bedtimes have disappeared, because were either on the run or out playing with friends. When it’s hot, the kids have been either in the pool, or in the air conditioning with their pastime of choice – their ipads and other electronics. To …

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Keeping Children’s Minds Engaged With Summer Reading Programs #FamiliesRead

Now that it is summer, we’ve gotten out of our typical routine of homework and after school activities. With my children’s current addiction to the iPad and more particularly Minecraft, I’ve decided it’s time to re-implement family reading time with summer reading, especially with the National PTA’s Reading Challenge coming up.
National PTA Summer Reading Program, Summer Reading, Families Read, BalancingTheChaos.com
Just before school let out for the summer, I let the kids choose a couple of books from the their teachers scholastic book orders, many of the selections geared toward summer reading. Now when I think they have had too much screen time, we pick out a book and take turns reading.

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Enjoy Summer with FREE Movies In the Park throughout Orange County 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for something to do with the family summer evenings? Many of our local cities or neighboring cities offer FREE Summer movies in the park. Grab a picnic dinner – or head to your favorite eatery and pick up a “to go” order; grab blankets, chairs, pillows, even a few of your favorite toys and make your way to one of these local parks for an outdoor movie night.

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30 Fun Summer Bucket List Things To Do With The Family

We’re late! Summer is here, the kids are out of school, and we haven’t yet planned out what we’re going to do!!! Ahhh!! Yes, I’m one of those moms who plans down to the last minute if I can, summer is no exception.

Each year we sit down as a family and figure out what we’d like to do for the summer. This year, if you can believe it, the dental assistant told me about some ideas my darling daughter had shared with her. I guess that means it was time to get our Summer Bucket List 2015 in order.

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Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long | @kidsbowlfree

Does your family like to bowl?  Kids Bowl Free is a special program at www.kidsbowlfree.com, where your kids can bowl for free, all summer long.  Bowling alleys across the nation are giving back to the communities by offering two free games per registered child each day, all summer long, which is valued at over $500! …

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LEGO® Star Wars™ X-wing Starfighter Lands at LEGOLAND® California Resort | @LEGOLAND_CA

I grew up in the “Star Wars” generation. My family raised me to be a pretty big fan, so I was really excited to hear that a life-size LEGO® Star Wars™ X-wing starfighter has been assembled by Legoland park’s Master Model Builders and is now on display.