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A Sad Story + Empowerment for Parents

Free Kids Protection Workshop for Parents


A Sad Story + Empowerment for Parents

by Orange County Estate Planning Attorney, Darlynn Morgan of the Morgan Law Group

I walked into my office last week to see one of our attorneys, Brooke, visibly shaken over something that had happened to her.

It turned out that her neighbor, who was only in his 40’s and in seemingly good health, had suffered a heart attack.

He was on life support and they weren’t sure if he was going to make it.  The days of his incapacity were agony for his family. Life or death decisions needed to be made.  They were constantly on call.

The kids waited by his bedside, wondering what would happen to their daddy. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it.  Just a few days later he died, leaving his young family behind.

Now in the midst of her grief, his wife has to focus on providing for the family as a single mom without him.  She may also secretly wonder who would raise the kids if something now happens to her, too.

Young families don’t like to think about these issues.

I Know Because I’ve Been There.

I thought I was invincible in my 30’s…until my first husband was diagnosed with cancer and died of the disease.

I was a business lawyer at the time and realized just how unprepared I was for his death.  So much of the information I received was wrong, and by the time I learned what type of plans I should have had in place, it was too late.

From that day forward, I dedicated my entire career to helping young families avoid a similar fate.

Free Kids Protection Workshops

I started hosting FREE Kids Protection Workshops in the community to teach parents the 9 simple steps to getting their affairs in order.  These steps are SO easy to put in place.

You’ll be scratching your head wondering why you didn’t do it sooner!

*  Imagine the peace of mind going on a date with your spouse without worrying about what would happen to your kids if there was an accident.

*  Or, how about knowing without a shadow of a doubt that your hard earned money would be safely protected for your family in the event of death, incapacity or unfortunate situations like lawsuits?

*  And, wouldn’t you love reassurance that you are making smart decisions for the future such as saving for college, buying the right insurance policies and more?

At our free Kids Protection Workshops, you will walk away with a clear roadmap for creating a solid legal and financial future.   Plus, we host these workshops at kid-friendly locations so you can learn while your kids eat, play and enjoy supervised fun!

Upcoming Events in Orange County

We invite you to join us at one of our upcoming events in Orange County.  Events to give empowerment for parents in a simple way. They are FREE, fun and probably the most empowering 90 minutes you’ll ever spend as a parent:

Xpecting Maternity (Costa Mesa)
May 8 – 6:00 pm

My Gym (Tustin)
May 10 – 3:30 pm

To register, simply visit or call (949) 260-1400.  Spaces fill up fast, so don’t wait to reserve your spot!

I encourage you to do the right thing for your kids.  Take control of your legal future so you know, without question, that your loved ones would be taken care of and prepared for life without you.

Bubblefest 2014 [+ Giveaway!]

[Complimentary Media Tickets Provided]

Bubblefest 2014 is back at Discovery Science Center this month with shows running through April 20th, 2014 and believe me when I say, it truly is, a must-see event for kids. I have 4 tickets to give away today which include general admission plus the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show! ENTER BELOW!!! Seriously. Your kids will love it.

Every year around Spring Break time Bubblefest returns to The Cube for a day of hands-on family fun.

The Mega Bubblefest Laser Show is a separate ticket event featuring Bubble Scientist Deni Yang as he works his magic and does things with bubbles you would not think were possible unless you saw them with your own eyes!

There are bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles! Spinning bubbles, kids in bubbles, bouncing bubbles, bubbles within bubbles, even smoking bubbles!

I had the opportunity to experience the show this week with my four and seven year old. Both of which were in awe during the entire experience.  As if the show weren’t spectacular enough on it’s own (it is), Discovery Science Center has an entire Bubblefest XVIII exhibit outside the main attraction tent, which is included with general admission.

There were multiple bounce houses, bubble exhibits for the kids to make their own giant bubbles, learning centers about the science behind bubbles, even a Bubble Sphere Activity where the kids could be IN a bubble on water. Haven’t seen smiles that big on my girls in awhile!

We spent a few hours in this area alone.

Bubblefest 2014 Information

Bubblefest Ticket Prices:

Adult Admission w/Laser Bubble show: $22.95pp
Child Admission (ages 3 – 14)  w/ Laser Bubble Show: $19.95
Senior Admission (ages 62+) w/ Laser Bubble Show: $19.95

The Mega Bubblefest Laser Show Times run day at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm.

Click here to buy tickets.

Hooray! It’s a Tiny Giveaway! Going to be a quick one! Get your entries in ASAP. Good luck!
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StinkyKids the Musical [+ Giveaway!]

StinkyKids the Musical


StinkyKids the Musical, based on the popular StinkyKids book series is coming to the award winning The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre this month and I have a family 4-pack of tickets to giveaway! Enter below!

But first, a little more about this show and the characters who live by the motto, “Always be a leader of good.”

The show follows the story of Britt, a girl who never gets in trouble and loves making her friends happy, as she wakes up with an epic wad of gum in her hair. The horror! She worries her parents will cancel the trip to the brand new MegaJumper 3000 at Captain Happy’s Jumpy-Fun-Super-Bouncy Indoor Place! What will she do? Will she get to go?

Named the winner of “Best Family Show” by the Off Broadway Alliance is suitable for kids ages 3 and up and is sure to be a hit with kids and adults of all ages.

StinkyKids the Musical Information 


Friday, April 4 & 11 ~ 7:00pm
Saturday, April 5 & 12 ~ 1:00pm and 6:00pm
Sunday, April 6 & 13 ~ 1:00 pm and 6:00pm
Thursday & Friday, April 10th and 11 ~ 10:00am

StinkyKids Pre-Parties:

On April 5th and 6th, kids can attend a special pre-show party from 11:30am – 12:45pm ending right before the 1pm performance. Tickets to this separate ticket event are $20 per child and include a photo, crafts, face painting, story and treat. Lunches will be available for sale.

General Ticket Prices:

$18 for children 14 and younger; $20 for adults.

Hooray! It’s a Tiny Giveaway! Enter below to win a family 4-pack of tickets to see StinkyKids the Musical! Good luck! It’s a QUICK giveaway – only one day – so get your entries in today!!

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Free Guardianship Planning Workshops

Free Guardianship Planning Workshops


DeDe Soto of The Soto Law Group is hosting two free guardianship planning workshops next month at newly opened (and amazing) The Dailey Method Newport Beach barre studio.

Here three reasons why you should sign up today:

1. Choosing the right guardians for your kids is one of the most important decisions you can make as a parent. DeDe will teach you how to avoid making any of the six common mistakes families make when naming legal guardians for their minor children.

2. Have you ever wondered what exactly an estate plan is? Or if you need one? DeDe will tell you exactly what is entailed in putting one together and how to get started.

3. These two guardianship planning workshops are free to attend and offer free childcare! Essentially, you have nothing to lose by going and everything to gain.

Here’s the info!

Date Night for Parents

Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 6:30pm
Couples can attend together, enjoy some much deserved Friday night drinks and apps

Light Brunch

Thursday, April 10th at 10:30am
Light brunch will be served

Free childcare is available both events at The Dailey Method. Registration for attendance and childcare is required due to limited space.

There will also be raffles and other fun prizes.

Reserve your spot by calling 888-735-7686 or click here to sign up online.

Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower Ever

The Biggest Baby Shower Ever LA

The Biggest Baby Shower LA presented by Big City Moms might be unlike any baby shower you have ever seen. So, if you are a new or expecting mom, or if you KNOW a new or expecting mom, send on this info to check out all the Biggest Baby Shower LA has to offer for glowing mamas. Let me tell you what to expect (hee hee…!)

Taking place on Tuesday, March 18th from 6 – 9:30pm in the Guerin Pavilion at The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, attendees can expect to find over 70 of the best companies in the baby industry representing baby gear, accessories, clothing, skin care, parenting services, retailers and more.

Click here for a full list of Biggest Baby Shower LA 2014 Sponsors.

Rub Your Belly For Good Luck

At the event you can play games to win prizes including strollers, high chairs, diaper bags, car seats, bedding, bibs, clothing, decor and more. Plus, everyone will go home with a gift bag.

Register Today 

Many tickets are sold out, however, there are still Basic tickets available for the event only at the cost of $50/person.  A waitlist is also available for the Standard Pass which includes a gift bag, access to seminars, samples, shopping, treats and mocktails.

Susanne and I are going to check it out on Tuesday. Follow @TinyOrangesOC on Instagram to see pics of our favorite baby/moms finds!