Plan a Day Out: OC Outing Ideas and Activities for Kids

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Susanne and I flipped when we clicked on this website. You will too, guarantee it. Plan a Day Out [www.PlanADayOut.com] is a FREE resource for families filled with a gazillion OC outing ideas and activities for kids.

On the site, you can easily find tons of fun things to do with kids in Orange County based on distance from your address and other parameters you can enter into your search.

I played around on the site recently to find ideas for my family and was floored at the result. I entered the date (Sunday) and a willingness to drive 20 miles from my home and was given a list of 109 activities that we could do that day. Yes, 109.

Once the search results appear, you can then narrow down your search by the following filters in the left column:

* Category: Museums, arts and crafts, inflatable fun? There is a long list of activity categories to choose from.

* Total Cost of Admission: On a budget? You can filter to show completely free activities (there are over 100!) or put in a max total cost you want to spend for your group, and the results will show only those activities in your budget. Please note the total cost of admission will actually be calculated for you in the results!

* Ages: Filter to show those activities suitable for your youngest, oldest or for the whole family.

* Time of Day:  Are you a stay-at-home mom looking for a fun Tuesday morning outing or a working mom looking for something to do with your kids after work now that daylight savings time is here? Plan a Day Out has you covered because you can filter results to show daytime activities, after-school activities (after 3pm), and evening activities (after 5pm).

* Weather:  Need a rainy day outing or something to do on a gorgeous OC day? Filter your results to show only indoor or outdoor activities.

Once you have your options narrowed down, you can click on the activities and it will display more details like hours of operation, address including a link you can click for driving directions, admission cost per person, contact info and any other events coming up at that location.

It is AMAZING!!!!!

The site is one of the coolest discoveries of my life as a OC mom thus far! I especially love that it is the brainchild of a fellow OC mom in search of an easy place to search for activities for her family. I love moms, they truly have the BEST ideas. Please share this one with your mommy friends. They will thank you!

www.PlanADayOut.com * Follow on Facebook

[Disclosure: Plan a Day Out is a Tiny Oranges Sponsor. Check out their cute purple tile (lower right column) anytime you need an activity idea! We are thrilled to be working with them to help spread the word about their awesome company!]

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Essential Free Workshop for Parents

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Today is my daughter’s first day of Kindergarten so now that school is back in session I am sure it is finally giving many of you some time to regroup and breathe and think about things you want to accomplish this Fall.

If that is the case, if you haven’t already taken the legal steps to name guardians for your children, I hope you might have the chance to attend this free workshop hosted by Darlynn Morgan of Morgan Law Group coming up on September 20th, 2011.

Space is limited, so register early.

I have had the pleasure of meeting Darlynn in person and have worked with her for over two years as a Tiny Oranges sponsor and she is a complete doll. She is a fellow OC mom, like us, and is there to help you figure out the steps you need to take to get your legal stuff in order.

Once you do, believe me, a huge weight will be lifted.  I know it is something you have all probably thought more than once, “we should really do that” but it is one of those things that is (1.) not fun to think about and (2.) not high on the list of things you want to do.

However, have you thought of what would happen to your kids if something happened to you?  That is not fun either.  So it is better to have the peace of mind knowing your wishes are legally documented just in case.

Here is more about this upcoming free workshop:

Have You Documented Who Should Care for Your Kids if Something Happens to You?

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare—suddenly passing away and not having the opportunity to see your minor children grow up and thrive through adulthood.

And while this is indeed a heart wrenching and scary thought, have you considered what life would actually be like for your kids? Who would they stay with? What funds would be used to provide for their care? Who would manage such funds? How easy will their life be in your absence?

Fortunately, you have more control over this than you think. While it is impossible to predict when a life-threatening illness or accident may occur, as parents we CAN plan ahead to make sure our children will be raised by the people we want, in a way we want, if something unexpectedly happens.

Curious to learn how?Join OC estate planning attorney Darlynn Morgan at Move It Momma on September 20th, 2011 at 9:30am for a FREE workshop where you will learn exactly how to name legal guardians for your minor children.

Get all the details by visiting www.kidsprotectionworkshop.com.

There are two ways to register:

Use the Online Registration Form on the right when clicking this link.

Call our office at 949.260.1400 between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.

See you there!  And yes, you can bring your kids!

[Disclosure: Morgan Law Group is a Tiny Oranges Sponsor.]

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