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O Happy Day!!!Long considered a beacon of happiness around the world, Walt Disney’s original Disneyland Park reopened to...
04/30/2021

O Happy Day!!!

Long considered a beacon of happiness around the world, Walt Disney’s original Disneyland Park reopened to the public, along with Disney California Adventure Park, today!

Guests entered the theme parks filled with joy and excitement as they discovered the magic is here once again. On this historic day, cast members welcomed guests back to the parks to explore favorite attractions, wave hello to beloved Disney characters, don a pair of Mickey Mouse ears and savor iconic Disney treats. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa also reopened.

#happyplace
#happiestplaceonearth
#disney
#disneyland

O Happy Day!!!

Long considered a beacon of happiness around the world, Walt Disney’s original Disneyland Park reopened to the public, along with Disney California Adventure Park, today!

Guests entered the theme parks filled with joy and excitement as they discovered the magic is here once again. On this historic day, cast members welcomed guests back to the parks to explore favorite attractions, wave hello to beloved Disney characters, don a pair of Mickey Mouse ears and savor iconic Disney treats. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa also reopened.

#happyplace
#happiestplaceonearth
#disney
#disneyland

***WE HAVE A NEW PODCAST***You've known us for more than 40 years as the trusty monthly los Angeles-based magazine full ...
04/29/2021

***WE HAVE A NEW PODCAST***

You've known us for more than 40 years as the trusty monthly los Angeles-based magazine full of stories, inspiration and fun family events.

And now, we want to bring you even more inspiration with our podcast. Real Parents, Real Conversations is about all of us -- moms and dads trying to figure it out day by day.

Our host is Jorge Martin, a wonderful L.A. dad of 3 daughters.

We can't wait to launch the #LAParentPodcast in May! Learn more here: laparent.com/l-a-parent-podcast-coming-in-may/

Join us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google+

#newpodcast
#LAParent
#growthmindset
#LA
#parentingpodcast

***WE HAVE A NEW PODCAST***

You've known us for more than 40 years as the trusty monthly los Angeles-based magazine full of stories, inspiration and fun family events.

And now, we want to bring you even more inspiration with our podcast. Real Parents, Real Conversations is about all of us -- moms and dads trying to figure it out day by day.

Our host is Jorge Martin, a wonderful L.A. dad of 3 daughters.

We can't wait to launch the #LAParentPodcast in May! Learn more here: laparent.com/l-a-parent-podcast-coming-in-may/

Join us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google+

#newpodcast
#LAParent
#growthmindset
#LA
#parentingpodcast

Always dreamed of being on a game show?Here's your chance!!Apply at venertainment.com.#familygameshow#KristenBell #DaxSh...
04/29/2021

Always dreamed of being on a game show?

Here's your chance!!

Apply at venertainment.com.

#familygameshow
#KristenBell
#DaxShepard

Always dreamed of being on a game show?

Here's your chance!!

Apply at venertainment.com.

#familygameshow
#KristenBell
#DaxShepard

We’re honored to publish an excerpt from “I Have Been Buried Under Years of Dust: A Memoir of Autism and Hope,” co-writt...
04/29/2021

We’re honored to publish an excerpt from “I Have Been Buried Under Years of Dust: A Memoir of Autism and Hope,” co-written by L.A. mother and daughter authors Valerie Gilpeer and Emily Grodin and published by William Morrow.

Kirkus Reviews writes: “Parents of children with autism will find gentle, helpful guidance in these pages.”

Read the excerpt her: laparent.com/autism-and-hope-memoir/

#autism
#hope
#ihavebeenburiedunderyearsofdust
#autismmemoir
#memoir

If you've got a cranky toddler on your hands, Michelle Tangeman, founder of @thriving.toddler, has some tips to help you...
04/26/2021

If you've got a cranky toddler on your hands, Michelle Tangeman, founder of @thriving.toddler, has some tips to help you improve your toddler's mood (and your own).

laparent.com/improve-your-toddlers-mood/

#toddlers
#tots
#getoutside
#LAParks
#letsmove

If you've got a cranky toddler on your hands, Michelle Tangeman, founder of @thriving.toddler, has some tips to help you improve your toddler's mood (and your own).

laparent.com/improve-your-toddlers-mood/

#toddlers
#tots
#getoutside
#LAParks
#letsmove

World Immunization Week (Saturday, April 24 - Friday, April 30)World Immunization Week – celebrated every year in the la...
04/23/2021

World Immunization Week (Saturday, April 24 - Friday, April 30)

World Immunization Week – celebrated every year in the last week of April – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million children in the world today who are not getting the vaccines they need, and many miss out on vital vaccines during adolescence, adulthood and into old age.

#WorldImmunizationWeek
#UNICEF
#vaccines
#immunization

World Immunization Week (Saturday, April 24 - Friday, April 30)

World Immunization Week – celebrated every year in the last week of April – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million children in the world today who are not getting the vaccines they need, and many miss out on vital vaccines during adolescence, adulthood and into old age.

#WorldImmunizationWeek
#UNICEF
#vaccines
#immunization

Arrive in sunny Los Angeles for a getaway at Terranea Resort - and save! Enjoy your third night free using promo code 3F...
04/23/2021

Arrive in sunny Los Angeles for a getaway at Terranea Resort - and save! Enjoy your third night free using promo code 3FREE, and experience outdoor adventures including whale watching, scenic hikes and tidepooling, falconry, stand-up paddle boarding and endless amounts of fun for the whole family. #Terranea

#weekendfun
#staycation
#terranearesort
#free

Happy #EarthDay!We have to leave a better place for our future. For fresh ideas to get the kids involved in learning abo...
04/22/2021

Happy #EarthDay!

We have to leave a better place for our future.

For fresh ideas to get the kids involved in learning about our planet, check out our ever-growing roundup: laparent.com/celebrate-earth-day-all-month-long/

#protectourplanet
#earthday2021

Happy #EarthDay!

We have to leave a better place for our future.

For fresh ideas to get the kids involved in learning about our planet, check out our ever-growing roundup: laparent.com/celebrate-earth-day-all-month-long/

#protectourplanet
#earthday2021

04/21/2021

Happy Book Pub Day to L.A. Parent Editor-in-Chief Cassandra Lane, whose memoir #WeAreBridges hit shelves today!

Posted @withregram • @coriolisco Happy Pub Day to @cassandra.lane71! Her debut memoir "We Are Bridges" (@feministpress) is now available!
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"We Are Bridges" turns to creative nonfiction to reclaim a family's history from violent erasure so that a mother can gift her child with an ancestral blueprint for their future. Haunting and poetic, this debut traces the strange fruit borne from the roots of personal loss in one Black family—and considers how to take back one’s American story.
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“In this narrative, Lane seeks an origin story, searching for what facts are available and wondering about the legacy she is passing on. . . . A multiangled exploration of family trauma and the forging of an identity.” —Kirkus Reviews

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"Cassandra Lane approaches motherhood, generational trauma, and hope (and fear) for the future from a multitude of angles in a personal story that is utterly captivating. Her writing is beautiful and truly embraces readers." —Jennifer Baker, editor of Everyday People
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#WeAreBridges #CassandraLane #NewRelease #PubDay #BookBirthday #PublicationDay #NewMemoir #DebutMemoir #2021Memoir #NewBookRelease #HappyBookBirthday #HappyPubDay #NewBooks #2021Books

We need poetry now more than ever. Poetry helps us, young and old alike, see the world and understand our feelings in de...
04/20/2021

We need poetry now more than ever. Poetry helps us, young and old alike, see the world and understand our feelings in deeper ways.

We've loved all the events and activities celebrating #NationalPoetryMonth this year.

Don't forget to check out our roundup: laparent.com/celebrate-national-poetry-month/

#poetry
#Poets

We need poetry now more than ever. Poetry helps us, young and old alike, see the world and understand our feelings in deeper ways.

We've loved all the events and activities celebrating #NationalPoetryMonth this year.

Don't forget to check out our roundup: laparent.com/celebrate-national-poetry-month/

#poetry
#Poets

Are your kids back on campus yet? If so, how did you feel on that first return to school in a pandemic? (Asking for a fr...
04/19/2021

Are your kids back on campus yet? If so, how did you feel on that first return to school in a pandemic? (Asking for a friend).

There was something so warm and fuzzy about seeing our kids with their backpacks on-- and seeing them smile at the familiar and comfortable feeling of those straps against shoulders...

#backtoschoolinApril
#hybridsschool
#anewday
#backpack

Are your kids back on campus yet? If so, how did you feel on that first return to school in a pandemic? (Asking for a friend).

There was something so warm and fuzzy about seeing our kids with their backpacks on-- and seeing them smile at the familiar and comfortable feeling of those straps against shoulders...

#backtoschoolinApril
#hybridsschool
#anewday
#backpack

La Create Sp_ce is welcoming people back into its doors-- following the mandated protocols of Covid-19. And they're offe...
04/16/2021

La Create Sp_ce is welcoming people back into its doors-- following the mandated protocols of Covid-19. And they're offering free membership to their virtual membership!


“Building a community is important to the success of any business, and we know how people have struggled over the past year,” said Marisa Johnson, Co-founder of La Create Space.

“We want all of our members to thrive, so to go along with our reopening, we have made becoming a member of our virtual community free.”

Online community members get access to a virtual network of entrepreneurs, businesses, creatives, and techies, and stay up to date on what’s going on at the Space.

For membership inquiries and virtual tours of the space, visit: lacreatespace.com/contact.

#workspace
#lacreatespace
#Inglewood
#reopenings

Can we really call it "work" if part of our days are spent looking for the best #weekendfun for you?This week, we've rou...
04/16/2021

Can we really call it "work" if part of our days are spent looking for the best #weekendfun for you?

This week, we've rounded up:
-a sound walk at Griffith Park
-The L.A. Times Festival of Books, Stories & Ideas
-MOCA for Families
-A Very Special Arts Festival

...and so much more!

You can visit us daily over at our new laparent.com and sign up for our newsletter on laparent.com/newsletter to stay in the know.

Have a great weekend!

#thingstodo
#LAParent
#soundwalk
#griffithpark
#MOCA
#reopenings

Can we really call it "work" if part of our days are spent looking for the best #weekendfun for you?

This week, we've rounded up:
-a sound walk at Griffith Park
-The L.A. Times Festival of Books, Stories & Ideas
-MOCA for Families
-A Very Special Arts Festival

...and so much more!

You can visit us daily over at our new laparent.com and sign up for our newsletter on laparent.com/newsletter to stay in the know.

Have a great weekend!

#thingstodo
#LAParent
#soundwalk
#griffithpark
#MOCA
#reopenings

This is cool: You can celebrate #EarthDay all month long (and beyond), and we've rounded up some great events, books and...
04/15/2021

This is cool: You can celebrate #EarthDay all month long (and beyond), and we've rounded up some great events, books and activities for you here:

laparent.com/celebrate-earth-day-all-month-long/

#takecareofourplanet
#protectourearth

"For us to survive the pandemic on an emotional level, I knew I had to engage with my kids in a more light, fresh and fu...
04/14/2021

"For us to survive the pandemic on an emotional level, I knew I had to engage with my kids in a more light, fresh and fun way – for their sanity and mine. I had to follow my daughter’s lead – shake things up and stop taking this immeasurably serious situation so seriously."

Read more of this wonderful guest column from Lauren Burns, an actor, writer, teacher and founder of Fun Lab LA.

laparent.com/using-humor-in-pandemic-parenting/

#humor
#parenting
#improv
#disguise
#laugh
#funlabla

The Los Angeles Times is hosting its 26th Annual Festival of Books, Stories and Ideas from April 17-23 for a week-long v...
04/14/2021

The Los Angeles Times is hosting its 26th Annual Festival of Books, Stories and Ideas from April 17-23 for a week-long virtual festival and community gathering with 30 individual virtual events and panels.

We miss all the panels and the beloved #ChildrensStage, but this is the next best thing!

Enjoy!

More at: laparent.com/la-times-festival-of-books-2021/

#bookfest
#latimes
#festivalofbooks
#books
#authors

It's #BlackMaternalHealthWeek and Black Infants and Families Los Angeles is hosting a week of empowering virtual events ...
04/13/2021

It's #BlackMaternalHealthWeek and Black Infants and Families Los Angeles is hosting a week of empowering virtual events through April 17.

Yesterday, our friends First 5 LA co-hosted a panel with the Department of Public Health and L.A. County African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Initiative to address how the county is addressing Black maternal and infant health.

For more information and to register for events, visit www.blackinfantsandfamilies.org/bmhw2021.

#WeAreTheVillage
#bmhw2021
#healthiswealth
#healthequity

It's #BlackMaternalHealthWeek and Black Infants and Families Los Angeles is hosting a week of empowering virtual events through April 17.

Yesterday, our friends First 5 LA co-hosted a panel with the Department of Public Health and L.A. County African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Initiative to address how the county is addressing Black maternal and infant health.

For more information and to register for events, visit www.blackinfantsandfamilies.org/bmhw2021.

#WeAreTheVillage
#bmhw2021
#healthiswealth
#healthequity

This Friday, April 16 , The Music Center will host its 42nd Annual Very Special Arts Festival -- virtually!The event wil...
04/13/2021

This Friday, April 16 , The Music Center will host its 42nd Annual Very Special Arts Festival -- virtually!

The event will showcase the talents of students of all abilities!

The fun, hour-long program will stream on The Music Center Offstage virtual platform on Friday, from 10 a.m.–11 a.m., featuring student performances, professional entertainment segments and six participatory educational workshops.

The festival will also highlight hundreds of visual artworks created by students based on this year’s theme, “Seeds of Kindness,” in a virtual gallery.

It will include an ASL interpreter and will be transcribed for people with visual impairment. This free, annual inclusive event celebrates the students’ artistic achievements and encourages active participation in the arts and connection with one another as a community.

For more information: musiccenter.org/education/Very-Special-Arts-Festival/

The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles
#TheMusicCenter
#allabilities
#music
#virtualconcert
#musicfestival

This Friday, April 16 , The Music Center will host its 42nd Annual Very Special Arts Festival -- virtually!

The event will showcase the talents of students of all abilities!

The fun, hour-long program will stream on The Music Center Offstage virtual platform on Friday, from 10 a.m.–11 a.m., featuring student performances, professional entertainment segments and six participatory educational workshops.

The festival will also highlight hundreds of visual artworks created by students based on this year’s theme, “Seeds of Kindness,” in a virtual gallery.

It will include an ASL interpreter and will be transcribed for people with visual impairment. This free, annual inclusive event celebrates the students’ artistic achievements and encourages active participation in the arts and connection with one another as a community.

For more information: musiccenter.org/education/Very-Special-Arts-Festival/

The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles
#TheMusicCenter
#allabilities
#music
#virtualconcert
#musicfestival

The voices of Asian Americans have not always been at the forefront of history, even though they have always been a grea...
04/12/2021

The voices of Asian Americans have not always been at the forefront of history, even though they have always been a great part of global history. As a national early literacy nonprofit, Reading Partners has created a children’s book list to celebrate and highlight Asian American and Pacific Islanders’ stories and traditions. The list provides a productive way for families to create a dialogue around celebrating AAPI experiences and culture amid recent hate crimes.

AAPI booklist Reading Partners: laparent.com/asian-american-and-pacific-islanders-book-list/

#Booklist
#bookrecommendations
#childrensbooks
#weneeddiversebooks
#antihate

The voices of Asian Americans have not always been at the forefront of history, even though they have always been a great part of global history. As a national early literacy nonprofit, Reading Partners has created a children’s book list to celebrate and highlight Asian American and Pacific Islanders’ stories and traditions. The list provides a productive way for families to create a dialogue around celebrating AAPI experiences and culture amid recent hate crimes.

AAPI booklist Reading Partners: laparent.com/asian-american-and-pacific-islanders-book-list/

#Booklist
#bookrecommendations
#childrensbooks
#weneeddiversebooks
#antihate

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Just in case anyone with kids in grades 1 - 8 is looking for an alternative to the educational options with your district, we have created a homeschool away from home. You can go to our website and sign up for a virtual open house coming in November. www.MindfulHeartLearningLab.com "Mindful Heart Learning Lab: A Homeschool Away From Home! Concerned about academic progress? Worried about the lack of socialization during these challenging times? As parents and educators, we are concerned too. So we designed a new paradigm; we want to homeschool your child in our pod. We created an environment that combines social emotional learning, yoga and academics. We offer small pod sizes, direct instruction as well as quality online instruction, and lots of outdoor activities to keep the kids moving. We offer year round schooling and enrollment allowing parents to create the schedule that works for them! Join us for our virtual open house to learn more!"
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Hi! We are launching a brand new family friendly location to help get people outside! Haven Nature Studio is located in Montecito Heights, on an incredible 9-acre outdoor green space overlooking the city. We are providing a series of daily guided and self-guided nature activities to get your whole family outside, and to help promote your overall physical and mental wellbeing during these stressful times. We are following strict COVID guidelines and will make sure you and your family can have fun in the sun, while staying safe. We offer different packages including an unlimited 1 week trial, or 6-week unlimited Individual and Family packages. Check us out at https://discoverhaven.co/ and get your family out of the house and into nature - without the stress!
Good Afternoon Parents! I am a Cornell University educated tutor with a decade of tutoring experience. I have tutored in a broad spectrum of subjects ranging from SAT/ACT prep to Algebra 2 and more. I am offering my services this coming fall to help students who are having trouble adjusting to online learning. I am available daily for in person instruction and will take on as many as 5 students in a pod. Please feel free to call or text me personally for more information! My number is 516-242-3118!
Hi there! Not sure if this is the right place for this but I'm NYC based and figured I'd try. I have a friend in LA who had preeclampsia. She just gave birth to a beautiful premature baby who is currently in the NICU. They're a young couple just starting out and could use help sourcing baby needs that are gently used or for sale at a discount. Does anyone know of facebook / community groups in LA who can help with this? In NYC we have active facebook groups where parents provide used items, sell gently used items so not sure if there is somewhere that can help. Thank you!!
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Stay safe and healthy everyone and while stuck inside some great reading material for parents https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1045050095849263&id=476068709414074
Woodcrest School K-8 will be posting daily art, PE, dance, and music videos to engage our community and beyond during this very challenging time. We want ALL kids and families to have access to awesome videos that will make them move, dance, create, sing, and SMILE! Find the videos on our page Woodcrest School K-8.