When You Want the Dads to Bond, Throw a Football Social

I think you all know that I love my Autism support group. I look forward to seeing my very special moms every month. We talk about our challenges, we share our successes, sometimes we cry together, but most of the time, we just laugh a lot. After seven years of getting to know one another, I think we just “get” each other. When the children were younger, we used to meet every month, sometimes twice a month – one is a Family Social and the other is Moms’ Day Out. Dads need support too and we love it when they come out with us to help us with the kids, but the funny thing is – the Dads don’t really talk to each other. I can’t speak for all of us, but we joke about us Moms being the social butterflies in our families and the Men just need some nudging.

Family Day: Arcades and Go Kart Racing at Boomers! Irvine

For one of our Family Day adventures, we spent the afternoon at Boomers! Irvine in the arcade and go-kart racing. We couldn’t pass through the arcade without spending some time in here. Deciding what to play first was the challenge. We like arcade games we can play (or ride) together as a family. There are lots to choose from. GO-KART RACING FOR BIG KIDS For the big kids, right next to it is Thunder Road. (Drivers must be over 58″ tall. Drivers of the double go-karts carrying a passenger must be at least 18 years old and 58″ tall.) Hint: The double riders are extremely popular. Expect to wait in … READ MORE >>

NOW OPEN! NEW Play Area at Brea Mall | #NewBreaMall @ShopBreaMall #spon

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me for Brea Mall. Last Saturday, we attended the Grand Opening of the NEW Simon Kidgits Club’s Play Area at Brea Mall. The first 200 that checked in received a swag bag and yellow hard hats. As the crowd anxiously waited in line, I was able to capture this view from upstairs. It resembles a lot like the one at Westminster Mall, doesn’t it? My kids couldn’t wait to get inside to play. Yay! It’s open! We were all in balloon heaven! The kids went crazy for balloons as they ran inch-to-inch checking out their new indoor playground. It was exciting to … READ MORE >>

Highlights of Spooky Science @DiscoveryCube #SpookyScience

Continued from Ripley’s Believe It or Not at Discovery Science Center … Who doesn’t love Halloween?? We think of mixing potions, dressing up, decorating, getting treats, and having a little spooky fun! Discovery Science Center has combined all of our favorite things about Halloween into a limited time exhibit called Spooky Science! Great for families of all ages, they amaze us with Elephant toothpaste, green slime, and color changing liquids! We also decorated pumpkins, ran through a 3D maze, and had fun with science! Can you believe that my 6 year old weighs 46lbs and these pumpkins weigh 500lbs?! MAKING GLOW-IN-THE-DARK SLIME Glow-in-the-dark slime was our new favorite night-light for … READ MORE >>

MOVIE TIME with The Croods Movie and Friends | @FHEInsiders #TheCroodsDVD

As a Fox Home Ent Insiders, we’re celebrating the Blu-ray/DVD release of The Croods Movie. A selected few were invited to host a pre-screening party of the movie, and well, you know my answer was, YES!! Our morning started out with a shipment filled with little surprises for our guests. I was super excited to see these blue bags when I opened our box. WE’RE READY! As mentioned before when we were planning, we really wanted to keep the menu as simple as possible with movie theater staples such as hot dogs, nachos, and popcorn. Check out our spread! How did we do? SIMPLE CRAFT: We received popcorn cups and … READ MORE >>