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7 Back-To-School Scheduling Apps

The Cozi App is just one the apps that can help families get ready for going back to school

It’s almost time for Back-to-School and since it seems like (almost) everyone has a Smart Phone, here are some scheduling apps to help you keep track of a new school year’s worth of activities. MomsLA is your source for Things to do in Los Angeles With Kids inClass For high schoolers and beyond, the free inClass app works on both the iPhone and iPad. Users can keep track of their ... Read More »

Daycare Insurance: I Wish I’d Known To Ask

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This is a sponsored post. My kids are 13 and 17, long past the age of daycare, but when they were little, I researched all the possible daycare centers we considered sending them to by asking about their philosophy, checking how well-maintained the facilities were, and how warm and inviting they felt, but I wish I’d known to ask about Daycare Insurance back then as well. Accidents happen. We hope ... Read More »

10 Benefits To Enrolling Your Child In An After-School Program

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Regardless of the type of after-school program your child participates in, you’ll feel good knowing that he/she is benefitting in so many ways. Here are 10 benefits to enrolling your child in an after-school program. Companionship.  At school, your child may be the only one in his class who is interested in riding horses (for example). But an after-school program can put him in a group with like-minded children. He’ll ... Read More »

11 After-School Programs in Los Angeles

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When it comes to after-school programs, there are many factors to consider. You’ll need to take into account your child’s interests, your family’s finances, scheduling obligations, and commute times. And because we live in southern California, you can find an after-school program for just about any interest your child may have. Here’s a list of several well-known after-school programs. Beyond the Bell offered at more than 600 schools Beyond the ... Read More »

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead for the 36th Annual OC Fair Imaginology

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Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead for the 36th annual OC Fair Imaginology! Imaginology, held at the OC Fair grounds in Costa Mesa is a FREE family fun event held annually over the course of three days in April. The non-profit education and entertainment fair is sponsored by the OC Fair & Event Center and invites families to explore hands-on exhibits for all ages that are related to S.T.E.A.M., or Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, ... Read More »

High School Students: Meet the New SAT

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The new SAT test is here, and unless you live in a State affected by January’s Snowpocalypse, where a snow delay means students get a final chance to take the old version, the SAT is poised to begin its new era. Wondering what’s new in the “New SAT?” MomsLA turned to Jay Bacrania, CEO & Co-Founder of Signet Education, LLC, a tutoring company that specializes in College entrance exam prep. ... Read More »

Scholly College Scholarships App Review

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I have a son in 11th grade, so college is looming in our future, and as soon as I can stop weeping over the idea of my baby boy growing up so big long enough to get serious about planning for him to go to college, I start to weep all over again when I think about paying for college. Long ago I thought that scholarships would be an answer ... Read More »

LAUSD Closes and The City Comes Together

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Los Angeles parents started the day with alarming news that all 900 LAUSD schools would be closed because of a threat. Parents sprung into action. My phone was buzzing with messages from friends offering to have kids over for parents who had to go to work. So far, there has been a wonderful outpouring of support and not just from friends, but the entire city. We welcome #LAUSD students today, plus ... Read More »

Media Use by Teens and Tweens Plus Tips for Parents

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Like many parents today, I’m never sure how much screen time is too much screen time. I know my middle schooler’s cell phone use annoys me, but is it harming him and his ability to focus and be present?I’m even more unsure after learning the results of The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens, which is a comprehensive picture of media use by kids 8 to 18 in the United ... Read More »

Fuel Up To Play 60 en Español Comes to LAUSD

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of National Dairy Council, Fuel Up To Play 60 and Latina Bloggers Connect. The opinions and text are all mine. Last month, a group of Los Angeles Unified School District kids were treated to healthy snacks and active games to celebrate the Fuel Up to Play 60 en Español launch. The program encourages Spanish-speaking communities to live healthier lifestyles. LAUSD ... Read More »