If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a new mom or dad and baby this holiday season, we have lots of great suggestions, thanks to our friends at the National Parenting Product Awards. They have been busy evaluating and testing these products all year and we’re excited to share the annual “Bundle, Baby and […]
Your child could appear on the cover of L.A. Parent! It’s easy to enter our search online! We’ve extended our deadline to give more kids a chance to participate. Register ($30 fee per child) and receive (within 4-6 weeks) your child’s photo on a mock cover of L.A. Parent. We’ll choose up to 25 finalists […]
Local skies will be bursting with fireworks July 4th. Here are four events that stand out from the sparkle. Kaboom at the Fairplex in Pomona might have the best name for a July 4 extravaganza. The event begins at 5 p.m. with a metal-crunching Monster Truck and Motocross show, monster truck rides, pit party and […]
This coming weekend’s picks are a festival of festivals, with an arts and children’s festivals downtown, a music festival and art walk in South Pasadena and a fiesta on Broadway. And we’ve thrown in a poetry slam for good measure! The festivities start Friday in Grand Park, as the Our L.A. Voices: L.A. Arts Festival […]
We’re partnering with our pals at the National Parenting Product Awards on a great giveaway. Enter now for your chance to win a Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Convertible Crib, plus a toddler conversion kit to adapt the crib as your little one grows. The timeless and vintage-inspired Jenny Lind Crib is one of DaVinci’s best-selling cribs, […]
Our friends at Just Dance Live! have partnered with us for an exclusive giveaway! Win tickets for your family to see the world’s first live interactive JUST DANCE experience, running March 29-March 31st at the Hollywood Palladium. We’re giving away four family four-pack of tickets to see Just Dance Live!, an immersive live show based […]
Made it through the holidays with your budget not quite as intact as you’d hoped? Or maybe your 2018 resolution to spend less but play more needs some help. We’ve got this! Read on for almost a dozen (just one short!) things you can do this weekend without pulling out your wallet. Music Just for […]
Just because we love you, we’ve partnered with our friends at the National Parenting Product Awards to give away some of the season’s hottest toys and games. We’ll be giving away a different toy each day – Dec. 5-19. Visit our Facebook page daily at Facebook.com/LAParent/. You may also enter by visiting the contest landing […]
If sweet treats are among your holiday traditions but baking is not, you might be looking for a spot to snap up some festive cookies for your family or special gathering. I’m happy to report that there are many, many options in Southern California, but let’s keep things simple. Here are six bakeries that are […]
Stratford School touts itself as, “an unparalleled education where tradition meets 21st century learning.” Its unique and nurturing school environment motivates students through high expectations in a collaborative and fun learning environment. Opening its first SoCal location a year ago, the school continues its expansion. Its fourth Southern California campus will be located at 2000 […]
Welcome to our 2018 Cover Kids search. We love showcasing some of L.A.’s most delightful young faces on our cover each year. Here is your family’s chance to be a part of the fun. To enter, fill out the registration form below, submit payment of $25 per entry and upload a high-resolution photo of your […]
The PAW Patrol Roll Patrol Road Tour is currently making its way across North America, and is set to stop in the L.A. area Oct. 27-29. The PAW Patrol Pups and L.A. Parent want to see you there. Two lucky winners who pre-register for the event and send upload a screen shot of their pre-registration […]
Once parents have passed through the diapers and sleep deprivation of their child’s infancy and those “terrible twos,” the middle-school years are the next mountain to climb. Children at this age are entering puberty, grappling with its changes to their bodies and brains – and sharing their conflicted and confusing feelings in our continuously connected […]
Looking for a way to spice up your kid’s snack time? Or maybe they’re tired of the same snacks each week? Don’t worry, Otis Spunkmeyer has your favorite student and their classmates covered with a new giveaway, a chance to win 20 boxes of Otis Spunkmeyer’s NEW Grab-N-Go Chocolate Chunk Cookies. As pioneers in the […]
We have two theories about love: 1) We’ve watched enough TV to convince us that people like Ross and Rachel or Lorelai and Luke should always end up together; 2) we have grown up in a house where love was a constant. Now, we know it is cliché to believe that one person is made […]
L.A. Parent’s Inclusive Day is coming to Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Recreation Center (14201 Huston St., Sherman Oaks) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 16. This celebration of children of all abilities and their families will include adaptive activities and workshops, fun prize giveaways and a chance for kids to enjoy an adaptive playground with equipment […]
If you’re like me, your sweet tooth tend to be stronger in the summer. These fun and innovative L.A. area ice cream shops offer unique and creative ice cream combinations that are sure to satisfy. Cool off this summer with the family and check out one of these fun shops!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. 1. Promotion Description: The ‘Personalogy Family Fun, The Laugh Out Loud Discovery Game for the Whole Family’ (“Sweepstakes”) begins on 03/31/2017 at 12:00 AM (Pacific Time (US & Canada)) and ends on 04/30/2017 at […]
Love abelskivers, puppets and princesses? Want to take wing with the butterflies or celebrate kids from around the world? Or maybe cowboys and cats in hats are more your style. There’s something for every family this month, and our top picks won’t steer you wrong.
We’ve partnered with the California Science Center to host a special advance screening of the new IMAX film “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” from MacGillivray Freeman Films, and we’re inviting you and the kids. The film celebrates engineering marvels – large and small – that help create better lives for people around the world, as […]
We’ve got a great roundup of events in the coming month. On stage you’ll find Alice in Wonderland, Golden Dragon Acrobats, a WWII cat and a vintage circus. On the basketball court, The Harlem Globetrottoers. And festivals this month include Cookie Con and the Ooey Gooey Weekend. Enjoy!
We at L.A. Parent are always on the lookout for stories about amazing moms, dad heroes and really cool kids. We want as many eyes and ears as possible to help with our search, and that’s where you come in! Amazing moms: We think all moms are amazing, just because they’re moms. But maybe you […]
Halloween is Monday. Is your jack-o’-lantern carved yet? Just in case you’ve been procrastinating, here are six great spots where you can find a great pumpkin in need of a face. Even if you’ve met your quota for the year, you and the kids can have a great time exploring corn mazes, creating crafts and […]
Infants should sleep in the same bedroom as their parents – but on a separate surface, such as a crib or bassinet, and never on a couch, armchair or soft surface – to decrease the risks of sleep-related deaths, according to a new policy statement released by the American Academy of Pediatrics Oct. 24. “SIDS […]
Like the candy bag of a child who has been out trick-or-treating for hours, this October comes stuffed with a tasty variety of Halloween events. At Theme Parks Disneyland’s nighttime holiday spectacular, Mickey’s Halloween Party, continues through Oct. 31 and also has some new twists this year, including the Frightfully Fun Parade and appearances from […]
For the 76th year, Nisei Week will make Little Tokyo a little more magical. This popular festival, held over two weekends, presents an entertaining lineup of cultural events. The first weekend, Aug. 13-14, offers several of Nisei Week’s signature events. The Tanabata Festival will fill Little Tokyo with vibrant colors from 10:30 a.m.- 9 p.m. […]
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You’re pregnant with your first child, your marriage is entering a new phase and your body is starting to feel like a foreign country. What better time for an exotic vacation? So many couples do take one last trip together before becoming parents that this type of travel is now called a “babymoon.” And the […]
If you’re looking for help in comparing summer camps, check out the new Summer Camp Guide at LAParent.com. You’ll find it at the top of the homepage, in the “What’s Hot” menu. The guide has links to our articles about choosing a summer camp, traditional camps and camps for kids with disabilities, and it’s also […]
L.A. Parent’s 2016 Cover Kids Contest is coming to The Point at Rosecrans and Sepulveda (850 S. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo; www.thepointsb.com) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 24. Join us at this wonderful new addition to Plaza El Segundo for a day of fun. Have your child’s picture taken by one of our professional photographers, visit […]
For the third year in a row, L.A. Parent is ready to meet L.A.’s most excellent dads. Do you know a guy who goes above and beyond for his family? Are you the man who’s busy transforming your child’s school, volunteering in your community or even building a great tree house for the neighborhood kids? […]
We had such fun last year with our Amazing Mom Makeover that we’ve decided to make it an annual tradition. Our motives are pretty selfish. We just love hearing about all these fantastic people who are mothering families all over L.A. And our 2015 Amazing Mom, Holly Carson, inspired us with her tireless support of […]
By Carolyn Richardson As you wait for your teen’s college acceptance letters, you’re probably also worrying about what their college decision means for your pocket book. Thank goodness for scholarship programs to help you bridge the gap. Simon Youth Foundation(SYF) is continuing its annual giving to students earmarking over $1 million for scholarships nationwide. Simon […]
Bring a five-star spa massage to your home with Zeel Massage On Demand. Win a 60-minute in-home massage from a vetted, licensed therapist from Zeel ($99 value each, www.zeel.com). Relax and enjoy at your convenience – book as little as an hour in advance on the Zeel app or website. Zeel Massage Therapists come to […]
While nothing really freezes during the winter in Southern California, there are still several great spots for family ice skating. The Holiday Ice Rink at Pershing Square (532 S. Olive St., L.A.; www.holidayicerinkdowntownla.com) returns for its 18th season Nov. 13-Jan. 19. This year’s special events will include a Snoopy On Ice showcase, the Polar Bear […]
We are always happy to learn about a new support group for parents of children with special needs. These groups provide community connections and tremendous support for families facing challenges including autism, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, blindness, deafness and other special needs. It is easy, and free, to add your support group to our online […]
While searching for private schools for their son Kevin (now in college), Tony and Kristy Adler of Bel Air eagerly attended several open houses at L.A. schools with him. They quickly learned the do’s and don’ts of open-house protocol. “We were doomed at one school from the beginning when I grabbed our son’s name badge. […]
An Exclusive Liftoff For L.A. Parent Readers: The California Science Center, K2 Films and Giant Screen Films invite you and your family to a special event on Oct. 25. If you are looking for things to do in L.A., here is a great opportunity. L.A. Parent readers and their families are invited to take an in-depth […]
Last Halloween, McKenzie Westmore’s 9-year-old son, Maddox Volpone, wanted to be a zombie. Fortunately, she had resources – and creativity. “It started out just as a zombie,” says the L.A. mom, who hosts Face Off, an extreme makeup competition show on the SyFy Channel. “But then I said, ‘You could have a career choice.’” Maddox […]
Q&Q SmileSolar (www.smile-qq.com) is known for its solar-powered technology and expertly crafted color-driven watches. Win a “mix and match” package that includes two watches from the Core Collection ($40.00 each), two from the Spice Collection ($45.00 each), a watch from the Mini Collection ($35.00) plus two interchangeable straps ($10.00 each) so you can switch it […]
Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA), a nonprofit organization that offers a range of multidisciplinary screening, evaluation, therapy and specialized services for children and young adults with special needs, is hosting A Taste of Summer: Rosé Soiree at 6:30 p.m. July 22. Guests are invited to enjoy wine and food selections, music and mingling at a […]
Quilted Koala started as a little boy’s dream to be a part of his family’s business and continue the tradition of providing quality fabrics and designs. We’ve partnered with Quilted Koala to give away pieces from its new Mommy and Me Eric Carle collection. One winner will receive one large tote, a child bag, and […]
Fireworks are synonymous with Independence Day, but sometimes it is nice to celebrate the holiday without the cacophony of pyrotechnics. Here are a few events that don’t need fireworks to create fun. Pedal your way to a patriotic day at Long Beach’s Great American Kids’ Bike Parade, at 10 a.m. along the Granada Avenue bike […]
The skies above Southern California will be filled with fireworks on the Fourth of July. Some fireworks festivities, however, come with added entertainment. AmericaFest returns to Rose Bowl Stadium (1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena) for the 89th year, and this year the celebration, which lasts from 2-11 p.m., is bigger than ever. The afternoon FanFest […]
Deadline to enter is midnight July 17. Chosen winners must be present at L.A. Parent’s Birthday Bash from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. August 2 to receive their award and prize, including a gift card to The Original Farmers Market. Submit your nomination below!
Heal the Bay conducts annual water quality reports for beaches in Southern California. It’s important, if you’re planning on taking a family trip to the beach that you are aware of the water’s cleanliness and conditions. Mother’s Beach in Marina del Rey Because of its sheltered spot, Mother’s Beach in Marina del Rey is the […]
On May 16, KIND Snacks held a Kindness Safari at zoos across the country, including the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. KIND team members set up a booth by the entrance of the zoo and welcomed families to join in on the fun. Kids were given a scavenger hunt booklet to complete, noting all of […]
Comic book lovers can enjoy some of their favorite things in life – for free – May 2 during Free Comic Book Day. Diamond Comic Distributors and The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund have teamed up with the literacy organization Every Child a Reader and The Children’s Book Council for this nationwide event full of […]
Win a dedicated session with a beauty expert! We’re giving away a makeup session with Felicia Alva, creator of the Flutter Beauty cosmetic line and a resident makeup artist at the Butterfly Loft in Encino (makeup session value: $95, www.flutterbeauty.net). Her extensive training and experience have catapulted her career in the cosmetic industry. Two […]
The Original Farmers Market Welcomes Shooting Stars! We are thrilled to be hosting this year’s Shooting Stars Cover Kids Event at The Original Farmers Market, Los Angeles (6333 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles, 90036) on Sunday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us for a fun family day filled with activities and entertainment, […]
You’re Invited to Our Birthday Bash at The Original Farmers Market! 2015 is a special year for L.A. Parent; it’s our 35th anniversary and to celebrate, we’re throwing a Birthday Bash at The Original Farmers Market, an iconic location for Los Angeles events. Our Birthday Bash will be hosted by Whit Johnson and Daniella Guzman, anchors of NBC4’s Today in LA, […]
It may be difficult for moms to set aside time for themselves. They are often more focused on their children’s health, and the thought of sticking to New Year’s Resolutions may add to stress rather than alleviate it. However, eating well and exercising benefits moms and everyone in the family. As a physician practicing at […]
Our friends at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts have partnered with us for an exclusive giveaway! Win tickets to see POTTED POTTER: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff, February 25 – March 1, 2015. We’re giving away a family four-pack of tickets to see this Olivier Award-nominated performance. Watch as Dan […]
In September, we asked moms to write in and tell us about the important friends in their lives. Then we partnered with Terranea Resort to put together a getaway for one special group of women. Dozens of touching stories came in, and we chose Kristine Willis as our winner. Here’s how she describes her group […]
The IMUSA Granite Molcajete ‘Guacamole Set’ (www.imusausa.com) from the GlobalKitchen Mexico product line gives every home cook the ultimate tool kit in throwing an authentic fiesta. Made from ultra-durable natural granite, this mortar & pestle extracts essential oils from herbs and spices – dried & fresh.
The slender and stylish Calhoun Smartphone Clutch (www.jill-e.com) by JILL-E Designs will capture the heart of any woman serious about flexibility and fashion. With interior pockets designed to hold Apple or Samsung smartphones, and extra room for everyday essentials, this will be your new BFF.
By Elena Epstein The reception room inside Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts was filled with community supporters, families, and employees of Five Acres, a nonprofit organization focused on finding safe and permanent family solutions for children in L.A. County. But, the most anticipated guest remained under cover most of the evening. Boy 5A, a […]
Los Angeles may have more sand and sunshine than snow, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want our wintertime fun. One splendid way to feel the chill of winter is to stop by one of the temporary ice rinks that pop up this time of year. ICE at Santa Monica, 2-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 2 p.m.-midnight […]
Enter by 4 p.m. Friday (Oct. 17) to be part of this exclusive online giveaway! Get a family four-pack of tickets to the show.
Rena Durham – Rena is a wonderful photographer specializing in kids and celebrities. She is a veteran of many L.A. Parent cover shoots, and if your child needs headshots, we highly recommend her. Lauren Pisano – Lauren is a warm and wonderful photographer who turns her lens toward families and a variety of other subjects. […]
PathPoint, a nonprofit organization focused on assisting adults with disabilities or disadvantages to live and work as valued members of the community, is celebrating 50 years of service to people with special needs at the Grammy Museum Oct. 18. “This is a special event for us here at PathPoint as we celebrate our 50 years […]
Families with children of all abilities are invited to Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, 3200 Motor Ave., from noon-3p.m. Oct. 19 for the 3rd Annual Festival of Families Fall Carnival. Vista Del Mar works to provide comprehensive, family-centered social, educational and behavioral health services that encourage children, adolescents and families to lead self-reliant, […]
As a teen growing up in Idaho Falls, Heather Mason says she was shy and not very sure of herself. She credits several key adults in her life, who became her mentors, with teaching her the life skills she needed to push through her insecurities. “I was so lucky to have a high school history […]
Jump in at the Wilmington YMCA (1127 N Avalon Blvd.) from 9a.m.-3p.m. Oct. 4 as the brand-new indoor heated pool officially opens to the public. Olympic Medalist and World Record Swimmer Jessica Hardy will be at the opening, signing autographs and conducting swim clinics for children and adults. Wilmington YMCA, built in 1996, is a […]
Three years ago, babies born prematurely generally spent their first three weeks of life in intensive care. Now, Cedars-Sinai’s Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit, part of the Maxine Dunitz Children’s Health Center, has shortened the average stay to 17 days, sending premature babies back home to their families much sooner. In recent years, notable medical advances […]
In honor of National PLAY-DOH Day and Back-to-School season, the folks at PLAY-DOH have sculpted six schools and students from favorite family movies and TV shows made from 100% Play-Doh! Parents will take a trip down memory lane with Cher’s iconic plaid back-to-school suit from “Clueless,” the Plastics’ infamous Burn Book from “Mean Girls,” Rydell High’s infamous T-Birds & Pink […]
Green Beginning Community Preschool in L.A. is a recipient of Green America’s “People & Planet Award,” which recognizes innovative small businesses that deeply integrate environmental and social considerations into their strategies and operations. The award comes with a $5,000 prize. Green America is a green economy organization that provides economic strategies, organizing power and practical […]
At Sunrise Elementary School in Boyle Heights, teachers were noticing their students having fried food and a Coke for breakfast, and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and another Coke for lunch. They knew a change had to be made. This inspired bariatric surgeon Gregg Kai Nishi, M.D., and his partners at the Khalili Center for Bariatric Care […]
Halloween can often mean sugar, cavities, and weight gain, but this year, Halloween can mean a healthy treat and comfort for a soldier overseas. Kids love to go trick-or-treating, but they often bring home more candy than they need. With the help of the Halloween Candy Buy Back program, in which local dentists “buy back” […]
When people imagine heart disease, they usually think of older people. In reality, children of all ages can be affected by heart disease. Sudden cardiac arrest is the top cause of death among children on school property nationwide. That is why the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) has named September as Children’s Cardiomyopathy Awareness Month, and […]
Calling all environmental enthusiasts! Grades of Green is now collecting applications for its 2014-2015 Youth Corps Student Leadership Program. The environmental education nonprofit encourages kids to go green by selecting a group of students to create and implement a yearlong Green Project in their school community. The team receives regular guidance and leadership training from […]
Two L.A. moms have joined forces to open a boutique photography business with a twist: 30-minute portrait parties. Jennifer Howard and Kim Butan, both graduates of the UCLA Photography Certificate Program, created the fun photography concept to capture more spontaneous moments, rather than focusing on the “smile for the camera” type of images. The idea […]
Lakeshore Learning Materials has had one focus for the past 60 years: listening to customers and learning what they need. This year, Lakeshore is celebrating 60 years of learning and making real connections with customers. Lakeshore produces hundreds of new products every year for infants and toddlers, preschoolers and elementary-age children- covering a variety of […]
Wesley Wells, 9, of Mar Vista, does something that not all 9-year-olds do: he plays the violin. Wesley also did something that even fewer 9-year-olds do: he met famous violinist Joshua Bell. After seeing a YouTube video of Wesley playing violin, he was offered tickets to Bell’s July 8 concert at the Hollywood Bowl and […]
The Glendale Galleria has a fun new Kids’ Club featuring different activities from 10 a.m.-noon every Tuesday. Presented by the Zimmer Children’s Museum, the free activities and entertainment are designed for children ages 10 and younger. Activities include theater skits, craft projects, interactive sing-alongs, musical performances, carnival games and much more. For a listing of […]
Pre-registration for Shooting Stars 2014 is now closed, but you can still register and pay at the event. We hope you will come out and join the fun! Join us for our 2014 Shooting Stars Cover Kids Contest sponsored by the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, coming to Plaza El Segundo Oct. 11 […]
Is this email not displaying correctly? View in a browser window Brain-training Holds Promise For Fragile X Memory Skills When mice bred to have fragile X symptoms were trained in three short sessions with hour long breaks between, they remembered information just as well as typical mice, say UC Irvine researchers. People with fragile X […]
Last month, after our June issue came out, I received an email: Ms. Elston, I read your stories in the June 2014 issue of L.A. Parent about Hero Dads. Thank you for the coverage on Fathers. I have always believed that Dads get the shaft when it comes to celebrating their significance in the family […]
I played sports as a kid, as did most of you, I’m sure, and I have great memories from the experience. I played an assortment of sports, was on different teams (some won, others not so much) and learned much about how to work with others from being on a different team every year. There’s […]
The nominees are in, and now it’s time to rally around your family’s favorite spots to play, learn and stay healthy. Visit our Facebook page and vote! Who will be the Best of 2014 Reader Favorites? We will publish the winners in our December issue. Click here, and let the Social Media Showdown begin!
Words to Sweat by wants to fuel four (4) winners’ fitness passion and fashion with a $50 gift certificate to the shop from which they can select motivational mantra workout towels, inspirational jewelry, or fitness-inspired infinity scarves. To your health!
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Two winners will receive a $100 Gaiam gift card. Choose from hundreds in their collection such as the Wrap Waist Bootcut Pant featuring a tummy-flattening, wrapped waistband that won’t twist or bind; or the Releve Tank featuring a twisted racer back, mesh banding for breathability, and beautifully ruched fabric on the side.
One winner will receive a $200 gift certificate for family-owned Aventura Clothing. Aventura’s clothing that is flattering and functional for women who relish the everyday adventures and appreciate clothing crafted with natural fibers and a low environmental impact.
Altruette is a classic line of charms with a philanthropic twist: each charm benefits a different non-profit. For decades, women have worn charms to tell their personal story. We think they also have the ability to tell the story of the causes they represent. Each charm is beautifully designed to symbolize the organization’s great work. […]
By Christina Elston Stephanie Alves started sewing at age 10, and grew up with a brother with developmental disabilities. The clothing available made it truly challenging for him to dress himself. This was in the 1970s, when there wasn’t even Velcro on tennis shoes. “When I was a teenager, my mom said, ‘Why don’t you […]
Families find quaint shops and good food in this cozy part of town. by Erin Mahoney Harris Larchmont Boulevard, which runs between Melrose Avenue and 3rd Street, has long stood in as “Main Street USA” for the surrounding communities of Hancock Park and Windsor Square. Independently owned shops and restaurants still outnumber major chains, and […]
Whether you’re in the mood for shopping, culture or good food, this slice of L.A.’s West side has you covered. by Erin Mahoney Harris Tucked among the towering buildings of Century City, the Westfield shopping center was designed with family fun in mind, while the cultural institutions of nearby UCLA provide a high-minded counterbalance to […]
See marine life, taste delicious seafood, shop for hand-crafted goods and see a bit of battleship history. by Erin Mahoney Harris The harbor city of San Pedro is loaded with hidden treasures. An excellent aquarium, whale watching excursions, a permanent craft fair, a historic battleship and more neat discoveries are in store for families willing […]
Take a family field trip to these popular family communities for history, ranch fun, and a great ride or two. by Erin Mahoney Harris Just a half-hour’s drive north of Los Angeles, Santa Clarita has in recent years become a popular place for young families to settle down, and with good reason. Boasting beautiful natural […]
Quiet Montrose, west of La Cañada-Flintridge, offers family shopping, tasty treats for kids, great bookstores, and places to connect with nature. by Erin Mahoney Harris The quiet community of Montrose is nestled near the intersection of the 210 and 2 freeways, just west of La Cañada-Flintridge. It’s farther north than some Angelenos are used to […]
Take a family field trip to the SFV neighborhood to find classic diner food, sophisticated sweets, gelato, playgrounds and trains. by Erin Mahoney Harris Toluca Lake is nestled between Studio City, North Hollywood and Burbank, offering convenient access to the nearby television and movie studios while maintaining a relatively quiet vibe. Distinctive restaurants and shops, […]
Find seaside relaxation, upscale shopping, and plenty of family fun in this South Bay town. by Erin Mahoney Harris The well-heeled South Bay community of Manhattan Beach combines the laid-back vibe of a seaside town with the upscale dining and shopping of Beverly Hills. Every summer, its beautiful sandy beaches host the Manhattan Beach Open […]
An initiative at Laurel Hall School in North Hollywood was spearheaded by parents hoping to replace negative behavior with positive. by Ellen Byron Car magnets bearing the simple message, “Be Kind,” have sparked a lot of curiosity in the San Fernando Valley. They’re the latest brainchild of the Embrace Kindness Mission, a unique program created […]
Great stuff for families, chosen by the moms and dads who read L.A. Parent At L.A. Parent, we love pointing families toward the very best places to go, things to do, and fun ways to fill an afternoon or a whole weekend in and around L.A. But we want this to be a two-way conversation, […]
The L.A. Galaxy midfielder loves the game, but loves family time just as much. by Ron Epstein Marcelo Sarvas is a gifted midfielder for the L.A. Galaxy. Born in Brazil, he played professional soccer in Sweden, Poland and Costa Rica before joining the Galaxy in 2012. He’s played with and against some of the best […]