Pages Navigation Menu

Things to do in Orange County for OC Moms

Categories Navigation Menu

Exclusive Look Behind-the-Scenes of General Hospital

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Entertainment, Featured, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of Disney While I was pregnant with my youngest son, I was put on bed rest very early on in the pregnancy. Being stuck in bed for 16 weeks, I watched a lot of television, and one of my favorite shows to watch every day was General Hospital. Every afternoon, I would look forward to seeing what was happening in Port Charles. I continued to watch it daily while caring for my baby, but as he got active, I found myself having to record and then watch a week full of episodes during the weekend. Being such a fan of the show, I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to visit the set of General Hospital. The morning that I was going to be visiting, I was overwhelmed with excitement. I couldn’t...

Read More

Hilarious New Television Comedy 9JKL

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network. However all opinions are 100% my own. There is so much darkness in the world in which we are living. It is refreshing for all of us to escape it for awhile while enjoying a hilarious comedy. Unfortunately, most television shows that are currently airing are dramas, and it is was refreshing to learn about a hilarious new comedy on CBS called 9JKL. When I was invited for a set visit at CBS, I had no idea what the show was about. I had heard some buzz surrounding it and knew that it was a comedy, but I waited until visiting the set to learn more about the series. As I entered the soundstage, I got to watch Linda Lavin create magic on the screen while filming an upcoming...

Read More

An Afternoon with Dan TDM

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Entertainment, Film, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of YouTube My son has never played Minecraft, but he sure loves watching one of his favorite YouTube stars Dan TDM play the game. Over the past couple of years, he has been watching his YouTube channel, and I didn’t realize how big of a fan he was until we got an invite to go to YouTube Space in LA to meet Dan TDM. When I mentioned the invitation to my son, he nearly passed out with excitement. He circled the date on my calendar and started counting down the days until he was going to meet his favorite YouTube star. I waited until we were on our way to LA to surprise my son with the news that he was going to get a one on one meet and greet with Dan TDM...

Read More

World Premiere of Big Little Lies

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Entertainment, Featured, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of TCL Little did I know when driving up to Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago for the world premiere of HBO’s Big Little Lies, that the show would become my all-time favorite series. The night of the premiere, I got on my prettiest dress and picked up my friend Darice to go to the premiere. Outside of the TCL Chinese Theatres was a long blue carpet where celebrities were getting ready to walk down before entering the theater. We found a spot on the carpet and eagerly awaited our favorite celebrities to arrive. While on the “blue” carpet, we got a chance to meet Nicole Kidman (squeal), Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, and more. Once the last celebrity had walked the carpet, everyone entered the TCL Chinese Theatre to watch the debut of...

Read More

Ronja the Robber’s Daughter on Amazon

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 Early screening provided I love anime movies! When my mom got a pre-screening of Ronja the Robber’s daughter, I was a little confused at first. First of all, I have never heard of this series and was excited to watch something new. And second, of all, I was happy that it is anime because you can never go wrong with anime. We received the first 16 episodes, and I couldn’t wait to watch them all. When I started the series, I was immediately into it. You can watch Ronja live her life from when she is a newborn baby to when she gets older. She faces many challenges but goes on mind-blowing adventures. One of the reasons I love this series is because it is relatable to real life situations. She meets people she likes and people she dislikes...

Read More

Amazon Prime’s Just Add Magic

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We were invited as a guest for a private screening of Amazon’s Just Add Magic. When my daughter found out we were going to attend a private screening and Q & A with the stars of Just Add Magic, she was giddy with excitement.  Not only were we going to get to see a private screening of episode 1 of season 2 but also were treated to tasty treats, a DIY station for decorating aprons, and a chance to talk to the cast.   Amazon’s Just Add Magic series is a favorite in our house.  Being a child of the 70’s, my parents didn’t have to search for a “family friendly” show for us to watch.  There was pretty much one on every channel, (all seven channels), at any time throughout the day and evening.   Fast forward 40 years...

Read More

Netflix Trollhunters Inspired Rock Trolls Craft

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in Crafts, Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We are a member of the Netflix Stream Team The minute that my kids saw their first episode of Trollhunters on Netflix, they fell in love with the show. They were immersed into a world where the trolls live, and couldn’t stop talking about the show for days after watching the first couple of episodes. Since my kids love the Netflix series so much, I decided to help them make their own trolls at home, so we made rock trolls. My kids favorite part of making this craft was acting out some scenes from the series while searching for rocks around the neighborhood. All of the rocks the kids collected were just as unique as the trolls in the Netflix series. They had a blast taking their time to carefully find rocks that looked just like the trolls in...

Read More

10 Facts about the Gilmore Girls

Posted by on Nov 6, 2016 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We are a member of the Netflix Stream Team Who is excited about The Gilmore Girls coming to Netflix? MEEEEE!! I can’t wait to share this great series, “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” with my children starting on November 25th. I know that I am not the only one excited about the series coming to Netflix because thousands of fans lined the streets of LA to visit the Luke’s Diner pop-up coffee shop. We drove to Los Angeles, but unfortunately, our kids had a meltdown before we could make it into the coffee shop. In anticipation of the upcoming Netflix series, we wanted to get everyone excited by sharing these ten fun facts about The Gilmore Girls!! If you are not already a subscriber to Netflix, then make sure and subscribe before the debut of “Gilmore Girls:...

Read More

Behind-the-Scenes of Dr. Ken

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the studio Earlier this month, we had the unique opportunity of going behind-the-scenes of the making of the popular ABC television series Dr. Ken. I was given a tour of the set where they film the show, meet with the cast and snap a ton of pictures. If you haven’t been on the set of a television series before, it is super cool. The sets are located inside of large buildings (soundstages) with the soundstage for Dr. Ken being located on the Sony Studios lot in Century City. Inside of the building is small sets that make-up the different place where the film the series. Before going on my first set visit, I thought that when they were filming inside of a house that it was a full house built inside of the...

Read More

Ron Funches Brings Sharzod to Life in Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We attended the interview as a guest of Netflix Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh is a hilarious new comedy series that is now available to stream on Netflix. Last month, we were given a unique opportunity to visit the DreamWorks Animation Studios were we talked with Ryan Crego (Show Runner) and Ron Funches (voice of Sharzod) on bringing the sassy and hilarious character, Sharzod to life in the animated series. Crego had been working on the show for over two years. He came on when they were just finishing the last movie, so he had a lot to reference. “I’ve been at DreamWorks my whole career. I grew up here. I feel like this was my school, my home, and my family. I was lucky that Home had such great characters to work with. We had a lot...

Read More

Five Facts About Disney’s Future-Worm

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We attended a preview of the show as a guest of Disney Did you hear? Disney XD has a rad new series coming on August 1st called Future-Worm. Not that long ago, while I was in LA learning about the film “The BFG,” I also got to learn about this cool new pre-teen cartoon series. I saw a couple of episodes and immediately knew that my 12 and 14-year-old kids are going to LOVE it! What is Future-Worm? It is a new show that takes kids on epic adventures, and that shows kids that science is cool – which we all know it is. The show is based on a 12-year-old boy named Danny Douglas, who created a time machine lunch box that he uses to visit different dimensions and meets his best friend, Future Worm. Future Worm has...

Read More

Season 2 of DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender is Coming

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We are a member of the Netflix Stream Team One of my kids favorite summer Netflix series has been Voltron Legendary Defender. I have loved watching my children fall in love with the series just as much as I did as a child. Guess what? We just got news that the adventures will continue with season two in late 2016. Executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery and writer Tim Hedrick thrilled fans with confirmation of a second season arriving later this year during their San Diego Comic-Con panel Thursday, July 21st. Joined by surprise guest Steven Yeun, who voices Keith the pilot of the red lion, panel attendees were treated to some behind-the-scenes stories, the filmmakers’ favorite scenes from season 1 and a sneak peek of what promises to be an epic second season. Picking up...

Read More

The Future is Bright with Future-Worm

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We attended the event as a guest of Disney Do your kids like The Amazing World of Gumball? Adventure Time? Then you’re going to find them quickly changing the channel to Disney XD to watch the coolest new animated series Future-Worm, that debuts on August 1st. While I was in Los Angeles earlier this month learning about the upcoming film “The BFG,” I got a chance to watch the first couple of episodes of Future-Worm and immediately knew it would become my teenage sons favorite series. It is a fast paced, action packed, animated series that speaks directly to the pre-teen/teenage demographic. It is filled with silly jokes, crazy adventures, and cool characters. After watching the episodes, we had a chance to speak with the creator of the show, Ryan Quincy. Quincy has worked in animation for almost 20...

Read More

How to Make Voltron Cupcakes

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We are a member of the Netflix Stream Team Form Voltron! Once your kids watch the all-new Netflix series Voltron: Legendary Defender they are definitely going to want to have a Voltron themed birthday party. While I was at Dreamworks Animation Studios last month, they hosted a festive Voltron themed luncheon for us, and it felt like I was reliving my childhood Voltron birthday party. During the luncheon they had Voltron coloring place mats, a candy bar, and the cutest Voltron themed cupcakes for dessert. The cupcakes were adorable and were the perfect addition to the Voltron luncheon. Everyone at the party was asking the staff at Dreamworks about how they were able to make the cupcakes, and they generously offered the DIY tutorial for us to share with all of you on how to make Voltron cupcakes. When...

Read More

An Epic Voltron Blast From the Past at Dreamworks

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of Netflix When I heard that Voltron was coming back to Netflix, I was over the moon excited. Growing up a “tomboy” Voltron was one of my favorite series as a child, and I couldn’t wait to learn more about how Netflix and Dreamworks were going to bring the series back to life. I headed up to Los Angeles for a couple of days to learn about the making of the new Voltron: Legendary Defender series along with the upcoming series, Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh. I checked into the chic Hotel Amarano excited for an epic adventure. Shortly after checking into the hotel, I joined the other journalist for dinner at Hyperion Public where we spent the evening sharing our favorite Voltron memories together. It was a blast from the past as...

Read More

10 Ways to Get Your Teen to Unplug

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in Entertainment, Hot Topics, Parenting, Tech, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We are a member of the Netflix Stream Team Do you have a teenager? Are they always connected to a device? What teen isn’t? Teens of today are always texting, snapping, and live streaming every moment of their life using their mobile devices. The biggest downside is that they are more disconnected from physical relationships, and miss opportunities to learn essential social skills. How do you get your teen to disconnect and join your family at the moment? These are our ten top tips: 1. Hide the chargers. While this is not my #1 recommendation, and there will be tears, your teen will be forced to unplug, and spend quality time with your family. 2. Cut off their wifi. There are multiple devices that parents can utilize that will help with managing their children’s online access. There is the...

Read More

DIY LEGO Friends Friendship Rings

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Crafts, Entertainment, Family, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We are a member of the Netflix Stream Team My kids eat, sleep, and dream about LEGOS. There is a blanket of LEGOS on the playroom floor, and my kids are always immersed in the world of LEGOS both on the playroom floor and while watching the new Netflix originals LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship. Since we have been enjoying the new Netflix series, and I encourage my children to build strong friendships, we made these adorable (and easy) LEGO Friends friendship rings to give to all their friends at school. The kids used their “LEGO-tivity” to add different creations to personalize the rings using spare parts from their LEGO kits. Each of the rings is unique, special, and made with love for each of their friends. How do you make them? It is super easy. Step one:...

Read More

World Premiere of Fuller House

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the venue My daughter squealed with delight and almost hyperventilated when she found out OC Mom Blog was invited to attend the Premiere of “Fuller House.” She jumped up and down and said, “Really mom, you mean we get to see D.J., Uncle Jesse, and the stars of the show?” I calmed her down and said, “Let’s just enjoy it for the moment and remember, that they are just people!” Then she belted out, “Mom, you don’t understand, they are not just people they are ‘the’ people! I’ve watched every episode from beginning to end, some two to three times and even watched Jesse over and over!” The “Fuller House” Premiere was fantastic to attend at the Grove in Los Angeles. The red carpet (graced with green grass), bright lights and exciting cast...

Read More

Have Mercy! Teens Love Fuller House

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

  Full House was my favorite television series growing up. I loved it so much that I have enjoyed sharing my favorite old episodes of the series with my children. When I heard the news that the gang is coming back for an all-new Netflix original series “Fuller House” we couldn’t wait to see it. We planned a “Fuller Night In” to watch Stephanie, Kimmy and DJ all grown up in the new series “Fuller House.” We were able to watch the first six episodes of the Netflix original series, and my kids loved it – especially my teen and tween. They were on the edge of their seats laughing hysterically at the corny jokes in the new series. What did I think of it? I loved it just as much as my kids did. It was just as...

Read More

Premiere of Disney Channel’s New Series ‘Stuck in the Middle’

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 Your kids are in for a big treat as Disney Channel will be introducing a brand-new series on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, “Stuck in the Middle” at 5:45 pm PST. The premiere of “Stuck in the Middle,” will follow the award-winning film “Frozen” that will debut for the first time on Disney Channel at 4 pm PST making the Disney Channel the best channel to watch with your kids on Valentine’s Day evening. It is going to be another great family-friendly series that children of all ages will enjoy watching on the Disney Channel. It is created by the producer of the popular series “Dog With A Blog,” Alison Brown, and stars Linda Videtti Figueiredo (“Rules of Engagement” and “Last Man Standing”), Jenna Ortega (“Jane The Virgin” and “Elena of Avalor”), and many more. The series is about a...

Read More

Kid-Sized Countdown to the New Year on Netflix

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

  The excitement is building for families around the world get ready to ring in the New Year. Since many children cannot make it until midnight to have the official countdown, Netflix is helping families to do their own New Year’s Eve countdown hosted by your kids favorite Netflix characters. No matter where your family will be celebrating the New Year or what time of the evening, your children have an epic New Year’s Eve countdown thanks to Netflix. Have your kids begin by picking from one of their six favorite Netflix characters. Get your party poppers and streamers ready as your family counts downs from 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Happy New Year!! The six characters that will be available on Netflix for the New Year’s Eve countdown are: Puffin Rock residents Oona and...

Read More

Five Favorite TV Moms of 2015

Posted by on Dec 27, 2015 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 It was a great year of television in 2015 and women were ruling the networks this year with their stellar performances as moms. When it came to thinking about who were the best TV moms of 2015, we asked some of our OC Mom writers to share their favorite TV moms of 2015. Jessica Huang Fresh off The Boat (ABC) Constance Wu does an incredible job playing the role of Jessica Huang in the ABC Television Series “Fresh off the Boat.” She is Shelby’s favorite TV mom because, “She is hilarious, authentic, and a mom that I feel that almost all of us can relate too at times in our life.” Frankie Heck The Middle (ABC) Patricia Heathen is known for playing some of the best moms in the history of television, and she doesn’t disappoint fans with her...

Read More

5 Ways to Lose Weight by Watching Netflix in the New Year

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Entertainment, Family, Giveaways, Television Shows | 20 comments

 We are a member of the Netflix Stream Team Do you have a goal to start losing weight in the New Year? Who doesn’t? Along with many moms, I’m guilty of eating too many leftover goldfishes on my kids plate and have gained one or ten extra pounds over the past year. With the help of Netflix, I plan to meet my weight loss goals, and I’m giving away one six-month membership to one of you to join me in this supernatural weight loss plan. How do I plan to use Netflix to help with my weight loss goals? #1 You’ll strengthen your core from hysterically laughing when watching Grace & Frankie. #2 Learn more about what you should/shouldn’t be eating by taking lots of notes when watching Food, Inc. #3 Wasn’t crying out your weight a recent headline...

Read More

Favorite Fall Television Series

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 Sponsored While we are still experiencing sweltering summer temperatures, fall is officially here. Normally I cuddle up on the couch with a cup of coffee in front of the fireplace watching my favorite fall television series, and now I’m watching them with an iced latte and a fan blowing. Just like the crazy HOT Southern California weather we have been experiencing, things are heating up with the fall television lineup, including my ultimate favorite, Scandal. Scandal is back, and better than ever this year as Olivia Pope continues her steamy love affair with the President of the United States. While Olivia Pope and the President are finally back together on Scandal, Miss Piggy and Kermit have officially broken up at the start of The Muppets first prime time series. The series is a more “grown-up” version of The Muppets...

Read More

World Premiere of Sprout’s Nina’s World

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We were invited to attend the world premiere of Sprout’s NINA’S WORLD. You might wonder what makes this show different from others out there, DIVERSITY.  Having a child who is hearing impaired, you could imagine the joy on my daughter’s face when she saw that one of the characters in Nina’s World is hearing impaired and wears hearing aids.  What a wonderful moment as a parent to see my daughters face light up and see someone who is just like her on the TV.  Nina’s World has a multilingual approach as well as has many different ethnicities and characters with disabilities.  Well done Sprout for portraying these characters so well. Nina’s World is a wonderful new animated show that follows  an adventurous 6 year old, Nina and her best friend; a talking stuffed animal star, who only she can...

Read More

Tips for Monitoring Your Kids Television Time

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Entertainment, Family, Hot Topics, Parenting, Tech, Television Shows | 1 comment

 Sponsored Let’s be honest that monitoring kids television time is a challenge for many parents. With all the great series, movies, and documentaries, it can be tempting for children to try and spend most of their free time watching television. Now that the kids are back in school, and spending less time being active outdoors, it is more important than ever to monitor their screen time so that they can live a well-balanced lifestyle. Charting I am the queen of charts. With our family being so busy with school, sports, and work, charts are the easiest way that my family has found to balance our kids screen time. I keep a small chart by the television where we monitor our children’s screen time. I also use the same chart to add extra television time as a reward for good...

Read More

Five Reasons Your Daughter Will Benefit from Watching Project Mc2 on Netflix

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 2 comments

 We are a member of the Netflix Stream Team Netflix has recently released a new series geared towards tween girls called Project Mc2. I have watched all of the current episodes with my daughter and have found it to be one of the best series ever created for her age group. The series encourages girls to feel proud of being smart and is filled with many great messages that young girls can take away from after watching an episode. Confidence Most girls think there is one or the other, Being cool or being smart. With this show, girls will learn that being smart is beautiful. The girls in the show will take on any challenge that they put their mind too, and do it with confidence. Teamwork The four girls in the series all work together to complete the...

Read More

Dragons Soar to New Heights on Netflix

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Entertainment, Film, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We are members of the Netflix Stream Team Calling all dragon lovers. Toothless, Hiccup, and all your kids favorite characters from the Dragons movies are back with their own original series on Netflix with “Dragons: Race to the Edge.” The new series features all new adventures, action and explorations that keep your kids entertained during the dog days of summer. The series encourages friendship, kindness, and imagination. Just like in the movies, your kids will be entertained and fall in love all over again with their favorite dragons. “Dragons: Race to the Edge” series is now available on Netflix. I guarantee that your kids won’t be able just to watch one episode. Our dragon loving kids have been enjoying the new series on Netflix, and these are their...

Read More

Behind the Scenes of Celebrity Family Feud

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Entertainment, Featured, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of ABC When spending a couple of days in Los Angeles earlier this month, I was given a special surprise of visiting a taping of Celebrity Family Feud. The show was an all-time favorite of mine as a child, and I couldn’t wait to see what they did with the bring back of the classic family television series. As we took our seats in the audience, there was a host that got us up and out of our seats dancing along to the music. We were having the time of our life shaking, dancing and grooving along to fun hip music. Then it was time for the show to begin as two of my childhood celebrities brought their families out on the stage to play the game. The show was even better than it...

Read More

Summer Family Television Series: The BattleBots

Posted by on Jun 20, 2015 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

  Is your family looking for a fun new show to start watching together over the summer? BattleBots is an all-new show premiering on ABC this Sunday at 9|8c. The epic tournament begins this Sunday as the first round of generation robots go head to head in an interactive tournament. During the first night of the six-episode tournament, 8 teams will converge in an arena of minefield and hazards for the ultimate shot at glory during the Qualifiers round. Each match will consist of a single three– minute bout in which the goal is to completely destroy or disable the opponent. If there is no knockout during the three-minute battle, the panel of judges will declare a victor to move onto the next round. Competitors range from NASA engineers, to teenage students, to everyone in between — each with...

Read More

Emotional ‘Last Day of Summer’ Finale of Phineas and Ferb

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Disney, Entertainment, Featured, Television Shows, Theme Parks | 8 comments

 We attended as a guest of Disney My children have grown-up watching Phineas and Ferb. They were a part of their childhood. A part of who they are today. Tomorrow, we will go on our last adventure with Phineas, Ferb, Agent “P,” and Heinz Doofenshmirtz. Over the weekend, I had a special opportunity to preview the finale along with the Executive Producers of the show, Dan Povenmire, and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh. I couldn’t make it through the finale of the show that I have spent countless afternoons watching on the couch cuddling with my kids without tears rolling down my cheeks. The music, the story, and the ending was perfectly executed that children will not feel so much like its an ending but part of a journey. Once we were done previewing the finale, we sat down to talk...

Read More

OC Mom Blog Goes Behind the Scenes of Disney’s Hottest Summer Movies

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Disney, Entertainment, Film, Television Shows | 3 comments

 We are attending as a guest of Disney What does the upcoming film “Inside Out,” Phineas and Ferb, and “Teen Beach 2” have in common? Us! Our kids are feeling envious of our upcoming “Moms only” press trip to Los Angeles this weekend to learn about the new movies, shows and more. While our kids can’t come with us to find out the inside scoop, they can follow along on social media and you can too! We will be tweeting, posting to Facebook and Instagram like crazy during the three-day event sharing all the details, and answer any questions you might have about the upcoming movies. How do you follow along? The easiest way to get all the details is to follow us on Twitter @ocmomblog and the other bloggers on the press trip by searching the hashtags: #InsideOutEvent...

Read More

Three Reasons Your Kids Will Love SUPER 4

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We are a member of the Netflix Stream Team I grew up playing with Playmobil toys, and couldn’t wait until my children were old enough to explore their imagination with the interactive toys. Over the years, I have watched my children play with their favorite Playmobil toys. When Netflix announced their new series, SUPER 4 based on the toy line, I couldn’t wait to watch it with my children. Ever since the series debuted last month, we have fallen in love with the characters, and these are three fun reasons why your kids will enjoy watching too. Imagination! The series has encouraged my younger son to be creative. After watching an episode, he will continue the adventure through play with his Playmobil characters. He takes the stories and expands on them by bringing his Playmobil characters on all new...

Read More

Five Best Drama Series to Binge-Watch

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 Sponsored Do you binge-watch shows? For me and my husband, it all started with the show “Lost.” We started with one episode, and then we quickly found ourselves staying up until the wee hours of the night trying to get caught up in the series. After the finale of “Lost,” we quickly jumped into a plethora of drama series. Staying up late together on a weeknight has quickly become one of our favorite things to do together as a couple. With the news of one of our favorite drama series, Revenge getting canceled – I thought it was a perfect time to share these five best drama series to binge-watch after the kids have gone to sleep. Start popping your popcorn and get ready to stream these awesome drama series with your Verizon FiOS service. Revenge If you haven’t...

Read More

Five Reasons to Love The Power Rangers

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We are a proud Power Ranger Parent I loved Power Rangers as a kid, and I love that my kids share the same love for the show that I grew up watching. Power Rangers is not just an action-adventure show but one that families of all ages can enjoy watching together. These are my five reasons to enjoy watching Power Rangers with your children. Team Work No matter what the Power Rangers come across they always stick together. Children will learn about the importance of teamwork and supporting their friends while watching the series. Friendship Friendship is an important part of a child’s growth and development. The Power Rangers are friends to the end, and encourage children to show kindness toward one another. When they are not protecting the world, they are busy playing games, and spending quality time...

Read More

23 Ways to Get Rewarded for Using Verizon FiOS

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Entertainment, Family, Tech, Television Shows | 0 comments

 Sponsored We are all members of rewards programs with many of them having their customers jump through hoops to earn points and lots of “hidden” disclosures. Customers who use the Verizon FiOS service are eligible to earn rewards through the My Rewards+ easily and without any strings attached. Customers can easily earn points by purchasing movies, being a loyal customer or connecting with Verizon FiOS’ social networks. Once signing up for the program, customers can go about their daily life, and points will keep adding up while using the service. The points can be redeemed for gift cards or donated to your favorite local non-profit organization with Charity Choice. With as little as 1,000 points, customers can redeem for a $10 gift card, and earn $50 for every referral customer who signs up for Verizon FiOS service. This program...

Read More

Mako Mermaids Tween Review

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We are a member of the Netflix Stream Team The Netflix original series is back and better than ever with new episodes of the Mako Mermaids season two! The Mako Mermaids has always been one of my favorite shows on Netflix. Mako Mermaids is fun for everyone! I watch Mako all the time with my brothers because there is not just mermaids, but there is also mermans, so they are interested in it too. Mako Mermaids is about three girls losing all of their mermaid friends (also know as their pod.) The reason they lost them is because they let a boy into the island hot tubs that keeps them in their mermaid forms. Within the episodes, the three girls are doing everything they can to turn him back to a regular human again. I recommend Mako Mermaids for...

Read More

Exclusive Interviews with the Cast of Baby Daddy

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We attended the interviews as a guest of Disney After a long day, taking care of the kids, one of the things I enjoy is watching a hilarious comedy with my husband before going to bed. We are always looking for a new television series to watch together, and the series ‘Baby Daddy’ is one of our favorites. Recently, I went to Los Angeles to have a sneak peek of the winter premiere, visit the set and interview the cast of the show. The winter premiere is one of my favorite episodes partly because of a steamy shower scene (spoiler alert!). We started by talking to our favorite comedian on the show, the mom, Bonnie Wheeler, played by Melissa Peterman. Peterman was originally cast for a guest spot in the pilot, but they decided to add her on as...

Read More

Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence Dish on Melissa & Joey

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We attended the interview as a guest of ABC Family I grew-up watching Melissa Joan Hart as Sabrina in “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” and fangirl crushing over Joey Lawrence. The two have now grown-up, become parents, and are the masterminds behind the popular hit ABC Family television series “Melissa & Joey” that will premiere its 100th episode in March. While doing a set visit for the television show, both Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence took a break from filming to talk to us about parenting, life and their hit television series. When we first walked on the set, we took seats in the audience and watched them rehearse for the winter series premiere episode. Joey Lawrence was singing holiday songs in-between takes. When they were done with the rehearsal, Melissa Joan Hart went to get freshened up while...

Read More

Behind the Scenes of the hit ABC Family Show ‘Baby Daddy’

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Entertainment, Featured, Television Shows | 1 comment

 We attended the set visit as a guest of ABC Family Have you seen “Baby Daddy” on ABC Family yet? Well, if you haven’t than you’ve been missing out like I had been. While I was in Los Angeles last month, I got a chance to see the winter season premiere of “Baby Daddy” along with getting a sneak peek behind the scenes of the hilarious hit television series. Normally, when jumping into a series without starting from the very first episode, I am often “lost.” I have never had the ability to start watching a series mid-story until watching “Baby Daddy.” The winter premiere had me bent over in my seat unable to contain the laughter, and I could not wait to return home from my trip to watch previous episodes. After watching the winter premiere we got...

Read More

All Hail King Julien Premieres on Netflix

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Entertainment, Film, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We attended the screening as a guest of Netflix “I like to move it..I like to move it…I like to move it!” Hey party people…our kids favorite character from the film “Madagascar” is back with an all-new series on Netflix called “All Hail King Julien.” The king is ready to bring your kids on a whole new world of crazy adventures with his loyal sidekicks Maurice and Mort. The series is recommended for children over the age of eight, and is guaranteed to provide endless laughs. The Netflix original series will have your kids up and dancing along to the party with every fun-filled episode. Naz and her family went to a pre-screening of the series and gave it two thumbs up. “It was done well, and it felt like a full movie in just 30 minutes. It was...

Read More

OC Mom Blog is Going ‘Into the Woods’ For the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Disney, Entertainment, Film, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We are attending the event as a guest of Disney One of the most anticipated holiday films of the year, “Into the Woods” is coming out in theaters on Christmas Day, December 25th. We’ll be sharing an inside look into the film before it comes out in theaters as we head up to Los Angeles this week. We’ll be sharing interviews about the film with Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Tracey Ullman, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Director Rob Marshall. If you’ve had questions about the film and whether it is a good fit for your children, you’ll be able to have all your questions answered right here at the OC Mom Blog before Christmas Day. Not only will we be learning about the making of the film “Into the Woods” but we’ll also be celebrating ABC Family’s...

Read More

Five Favorite Family Holiday Films

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Christmas, Entertainment, Film, Television Shows | 0 comments

 Sponsored   One of our favorite things to do during the holidays is to watch one of our favorite family holiday films. With there are so many holiday films to choose from, these are our top five favorites. With Verizon FiOS On Demand, families can rent or purchase these movies to watch any night of the week. Start popping your popcorn and plan a holiday family movie night tonight!   Elf A tale of a young orphan who crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts on Christmas Eve and is transported back to the North Pole and raised as an ELF. He then journeys to New York City to find his true identity. Will Ferrell, James Caan. How the Grinch Stole Christmas Oscar winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer go to Whoville to bring the world’s best-loved grump to life...

Read More

Holiday Broadway Musical Event: Peter Pan Live!

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 Peter Pan Live! Party kit and gift card provided Your children don’t have to fly off to Neverland this holiday season to experience the magic of Peter Pan. The holiday Broadway musical event “Peter Pan Live” brought to us by the talented producers of “The Sound of Music Live!” is coming to NBC on Thursday, December 4th at 8pm (7pm central). Your kids imagination will soar as the story of Peter Pan comes to life during this special television event. Your family will be singing “I won’t grow up” together while watching the beloved magical story of a boy who won’t grow up. In excitement of the upcoming musical event, we sprinkled some of our friends with pixie dust and flew them over for a “Peter Pan Live” pre-party. The kids were able to expand their imagination by acting...

Read More

Five Favorite Netflix Films on Friendship

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Entertainment, Film, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We are a member of the Netflix Stream Team During the month of November, instead of our family focus being on the feast, we focused on the importance of friendship. Whether it was taking time to send a card, text message or a gift, we spent the month making our friends know how thankful we are for their friendship. To help expand on the importance of friendship with our kids, we shared with them our five favorite Netflix films on friendship. “My Girl” “My Girl” was one of my favorite films about friendship as a young girl. Even though I am now an adult, I still tear-up every time that I watch this classic movie. “Charlotte’s Web” In this heartwarming film, our children learned that friendship doesn’t have to be between people but also animals. Children can find friendship...

Read More

ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Christmas, Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We will be attended a media event as a guest of ABC Family All of your favorite holidays movies will be coming to ABC Family this holiday season with their 25 Days of Christmas. Starting on December 1st through the 25th, the network will bring holiday cheer with classic holiday movies, specials and favorites. Including favorite holiday movies for the first time during the holiday event ABC Family will feature holiday episodes from “Melissa and Joey,” and “Baby Daddy.” During the week of December 8th, holiday episodes from “Pretty Little Liars,” “The Fosters,” “Switched at Birth,” and “Chasing Life” will debut. The 25 Days of Christmas programming: Monday, December 1 (4:00–5:00 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1979) Pardon-Me-Pete the Groundhog tells the story of how Jack Frost briefly became human and helped a knight win his lady love. (Animated) (5:00–6:00...

Read More

Five Fun Facts about Star Wars Rebels

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Entertainment, Featured, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We attended a press conference as a guest of Disney The time has come. Star Wars is back with an all-new show “Star Wars Rebels” premiering this Friday, October 3rd at 9pm on the Disney Channel. Star Wars fans from around the world have been awaiting this highly anticipated new series, and we have five fun facts about the new show to share with your kids before watching the premiere this Friday. The show is about a team of rebels who have come together, and go on epic adventures while trying to fight the resistance against the Empire. Where does the show take place in the Star Wars timeline? It is set between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is trying to take back control of the...

Read More

Behind The Scenes of Family Game Night

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Entertainment, Featured, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the Hub Network Every Friday night, my family spends the evening playing board games together. We laugh, scream and jump out of our seats with excitement while playing our favorite board games. It is the best way for our family to reconnect after a busy week and strengthens our family bond. Since we enjoy our weekly family game night so much, we also enjoy watching the television show on Sunday nights, “Family Game Night.” Earlier this summer, our family went to a taping of the popular Hub Network show “Family Game Night.” We checked in at the studio, got our colored shirts, and took our seats in the audience for an afternoon of fun. Our family has not yelled and cheered as much as we did during the taping of this exciting family...

Read More

What it’s Like to Visit a Live Taping of Mistresses

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Disney, Entertainment, Featured, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of Disney Have you ever wondered what it is like to visit a live set for a television show? Who hasn’t? Last week, we gave you a behind the scenes look of the set of the ABC Television Network hit show, Mistresses. After we had visited the on-lot set of the show Mistresses, I jumped into a large black van, and headed to a secret location where they were filming an episode of the show. The black van pulled into a regular neighborhood in Los Angeles where the streets were filled with parked vans and film equipment loaded on the driveway of a home. “This couldn’t be where they film the show?,” I said to myself. I would never had imagined that the show was being filmed in a private residence in a Los...

Read More

Behind the Scenes Photo Tour of the ABC Series Mistresses

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of ABC Things are getting steamy tonight on the ABC Television Network with the return of the hit show Mistresses. I’ll admit that I was never interested in seeing the show because the name was so shocking to me. Then when I was on a press trip to Los Angeles last month, I got a chance to speak with the Executive Producers of the show who told me the same thing. “I had to get over the shock value of the title,” said Executive Producer, KJ Steinberg. “We explore all the meanings of love.” KJ Steinberg Then I watched a couple of episodes, and found that it is a very diverse and entertaining series. It is truly a story about four women, and their friendship. I am not going to admit that there are some steamy...

Read More

Extreme Weight Loss Tips From JD Roth

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Entertainment, Television Shows | 1 comment

 We attended the interview as a guest of Disney I never had to worry about my weight until having children. The leftover goldfish on the highchair and creamy macaroni and cheese is too tempting to resist. When I went to Los Angeles earlier this month, I had a unique opportunity to talk with the Executive Producer of the ABC Television Network show “Extreme Weight Loss” JD Roth. I’ve tried a million diets and nothing has ever seemed to work. I just lose the weight then gain it back (plus a couple extra pounds) until recently. I have found that eating small meals throughout the day instead of three big meals is the key to losing weight (and saying ‘no’ to bad food choices). I’ve also found that ditching the goldfish and macaroni and cheese, and feeding my kids healthier...

Read More

Behind the Scenes of Jimmy Kimmel Live

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Disney, Entertainment, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of Disney Doing a lot of entertainment coverage, I have had the pleasure of meeting a lot of celebrities over the years, and Jimmy Kimmel is by far the nicest celebrity I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Now, I am a full-time working mom to three young children, so I’m not going to lie and say that I stay up to watch Jimmy Kimmel every night, but when I do, I know that I am always going to be treated to some incredible entertainment. While in Los Angeles last week for the premiere of “Million Dollar Arm,” I got a chance to go behind the scenes of Jimmy Kimmel. When we first arrived at the steps on Hollywood Boulevard, I was in awe over the beauty of the historic building where the...

Read More

In-depth Look into the Music in Nashville

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Disney, Television Shows | 1 comment

 We attended the interview as a guest of Disney The season two finale of Nashville will be on the ABC Television Network tomorrow, May 14th from 10-11pm. I have never seen Nashville before I was in Los Angeles last week, and got a sneak peek of tomorrow nights finale. The #1 thing that resonated with me from the episode was the music. The music was not anything like I had expected. I expected the show to be full of the traditional country music I am used to hearing on the local radio stations. After seeing the finale, we talked with the executive producers of the show, Dee Johnson and Callie Khouri about the music. “The thing that wanted me to do this show was all of the great music. Most of the songs are heartfelt songs that you usually...

Read More

Vanessa Marshall on Empowering Young Girls in Star Wars Rebels

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Film, Television Shows | 1 comment

 We attended the event as a guest of Disney How did you celebrate Star Wars Day? This year I celebrated in a big way by celebrating the upcoming Disney Channel series, Star Wars Rebels in Los Angeles. I put on my favorite Star Wars t-shirt, twisted my hair into Princess Leia buns and went to the Loews Hollywood Hotel to learn more about the upcoming series. When I first arrived, I was greeted by storm troopers, R2 D2 and Chopper from Star Wars Rebels. I mingled with my favorite Star Wars characters, and watched the first full length trailer of the series before sitting down with Vanessa Marshall. Vanessa is the voice of, Hera, the pilot of the ship and the heart of the crew. Hera is a strong female character in the series, and people are always looking...

Read More

Vanessa Marshall of Star Wars Rebels on Star Wars Episode VII

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Disney, Film, Television Shows | 1 comment

 We attended the event as a guest of Disney Vanessa Marshall who is the voice of Hera in the upcoming Disney Channel series, Star Wars Rebels came to Los Angeles tonight for a Star Wars Day celebration. The celebration was filled with Storm Trooper Action, food and an even a little light saber fun. The question on everyone’s mind at the event was “what she thinks about the recent announcement of the cast of Star Wars Episode VII?” “I’m excited for all of it. I’m thrilled. I love the whole thing. Why aren’t there more women? Those distinctions are not important to me because I don’t think they matter in terms of existential crisis and things that are going on that we all suffer from regardless of gender – I am so excited. I know nothing about it either....

Read More

Star Wars Rebels Full Trailer Released for Star Wars Day

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Disney, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We are attending the event as a guest of Disney May the 4th be with you today while enjoying the new Star Wars Rebels full trailer that was released this morning. If your children love Star Wars, then they are going to be thrilled when this new series comes to the Disney Channel in the Fall. We are going to Los Angeles this afternoon to celebrate Star Wars Day and learn more about this thrilling new series, Star Wars Rebels. Enjoy watching the all-new trailer, and follow along to learn more about Star Wars Rebels today on our Twitter page under the hashtag #StarWarsRebelsEvent. Put your hair in your best Princess Leia braids, rock your favorite Star Wars shirt and celebrate this fun day with your kids. Happy Star Wars...

Read More

“May the 4th Be With You” Star Wars Day

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Disney, Events, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We are attending the event as a guest of Disney Star Wars Fans from around the world will be celebrating the “May the 4th be with you” day on Friday, May 4th. On this one day, all of the galaxy will come together to celebrate everything Star Wars! We will be celebrating the special day learning about the upcoming new Disney Channel series, Star Wars Rebels. The epic series will premiere in the Fall of 2014 with action packed adventures featuring new villains. Learn more about this new Disney Channel series by following us on Twitter and Facebook on May 4th using the hashtag #StarWarsRebelsEvent. Stay tuned for more information on the blog – we can’t wait to share it all with you! If your kids don’t already know about the upcoming Star Wars Day where they get to...

Read More