Grow

3 beautiful girlfriend eating ice cream while Selfie photo

It's all about me!

Is narcissism fueled by social media? What's a parent to do?
BY GREG HARDESTY
 Sardines is a backwards version of hide-and-seek.

Keep little minds active during summer

BY ROXANNE HACK
baby with small bottle in bed

Does my newborn need a vitamin D supplement?

Some doctors advise breastfeeding mother's to add supplements to their baby's diet.
BY JENN TANAKA
Doctor woman with stethoscope

5 common pregnancy fears

When to worry and when to realx
BY JESSICA HUSAMI
Happy Female Cashier At Cash Counter

Working for the weekend

A guide to your teen's first job
DR. JIM BURNS

Lifestyle

This tie-dye shirt is perfect for celebrating the Fourth of July.

Patriotic tie-dye shirts

BY DENISE SMALDINO
Different Family

Things you shouldn't say to (gay) parents

BY JILL HAMILTON

10 things nobody told me about being a parent

You wouldn't believe the things you and your child are capable of.
JILL HAMILTON

Podcasts for the whole family

BY MARCIE TAYLOR

10 lifestyle tips for saving more water

BY EVAN MARKS

Features

 Kai Perino, 2, of Fountain Valley plays in the sand at Newport Beach Pier.

If you're raising a beach baby, here's some things you should know

BY LAYLAN CONNELLY
Kai Perino, 2, of Fountain Valley plays in the sand at Newport Beach pier on April 26, 2015. Also shown is Kai's mom Laylan Connelly.

Top O.C. kid-friendly beaches

From Seal Beach to Doheny, we've listed our favorite spots for a beach day with the whole family.
BY LAYLAN CONNELLY
Make this bigfoot party bundt cake for an extra special birthday treat.

7 creative party ideas for kids

Throw the kids a party to remember! Go crazy!
BY JILL HAMILTON
A photo illustration shows Deborah Hernandez, Laura Kasbar, and Dr. Susan Huang, from left, three of our inspiring moms from Orange County.

Six O.C. moms making a difference

LORI BASHEDA

Test run

'The future of testing isn't pencil and paper anymore': Debut of online California tests sparks issues for parents.
KELLY ST. JOHN REGIER

Columns

Heather Skyler, OC Family editor

Coming-of-age ceremonies aren't just for boys

BY HEATHER SKYLER

Father-daughter breakfast bonding

We always order the special at RJ's
PAUL DAVENPORT
Marla Jo Fisher. Staff Mug. Taken on Sept. 19, 2012.

Frumpy Mom: I just love not hearing you brag about your kid

BY MARLA JO FISHER
 Malcolm Skyler ponders his graduation from eighth grade.

Coming of age should be something to celebrate

BY HEATHER SKYLER
Josh Stern, from left, and friends Scott Koche, Katie Reese, Jason Thompson, Erin Chick and Ben Roman enjoy time together at Disneyland.

Disneyland isn't just for kids, adults love it too?

I loved Disney as a child but many adults still seem to experience something special by visiting the parks.
BY HEATHER SKYLER