| May 2, 2013
“Why don’t you kids go outside and play?”
It’s a cliché to parents and children, but how effective is it when the message comes from the guy sitting on the couch with his hand buried in a bag of potato chips?
If parents are...
| May 17, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Movie awards show season is over, but for the parents of toddlers, the season of wardrobe changes and costume malfunctions has just begun. “I would bring at least three tops and two bottoms, a pair of shoes and a hat, to any summer outing,”...
| Dec 28, 2012
Three popular brands of baby mattresses that were marketed in recent months to families and day care centers contained toxic flame retardants linked to increased cancer risk, according to laboratory tests conducted for the Chicago Tribune.
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:01 AM
It’s only August, but retailers such as Wal-Mart and Toys R Us are already getting a jump on what is expected to be a difficult holiday season.
On Wednesday, discount giant Wal-Mart said it would bring back its layaway program this year after last...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:16 PM
With Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, expected to give birth any moment now, the world is on royal baby watch. And the British papers are in overdrive reporting every minute detail of what Kate is — or possibly could be — buying for...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Congratulations to Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the birth of their son, an 8-pound, 6-ounce boy born on Monday. And, after the media frenzy of the last week, as the world waited breathlessly, now what?
| Mar 11, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Having watched screener after screener of Gypsy Sisters, trying to come up with a preview that didn’t give away everything, I’ve decided the hell with it — ’tis better to recap than blow the show beforehand because I'm too inclined...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Fewer than 20 days after the last bell rang for the 2012-2013 school year, big box retailers launched their annual back-to-school promotions.
Advertisements for 25-cent boxes of crayons and brightly colored displays of glue sticks and notebooks...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:03 PM
A wide range of luxury vehicles featuring limited edition interiors, all-wheel independent suspension systems and peek-a-boo windows are on display at "Stroller Park" in Bel Bambini, a Costa Mesa baby boutique.
Inside the store, more than 20 strollers...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 9:04 PM
You know what to expect when you’re expecting. But, oh baby, nothing can prepare you to shop for all the furniture, gear and supplies.
Good news: Local baby and kids shops are here to help. Across the city and suburbs there are great places to...