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Attention Junior Rangers: Your Passport to Summer Fun

Earn your badge for “coolest parent of the summer” when your kids start earning Junior Ranger badges by visiting local national parks.

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Swimming in Nature: Wet & Wild Water Holes

From the lava rock pools in Malibu to waterfall pools in the San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles has plenty of natural swim spots to help you beat the heat.

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Tag, You’re It: Family-Friendly Graffiti Art

If you’ve never been to El Segundo’s little gem of an art museum (ESMoA), their latest exhibit is an eye-popping, floor-to-ceiling, fabulous reason to bring the kids.

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25 Totally Free Things to Do This Summer

Summer activities, camps, ice cream treats and beach parking all give the bank a beating. Here are 25 totally free things to do in LA with the kids this summer.

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Pack and Play: Perfect Picnic Places

Eating alfresco all year is one of the great luxuries of living in LA. So pack the basket and round up the kiddos for a meal in the great outdoors.

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Hooray for Hollywood: Playing Tourist In Your Own Backyard

Hollywood is so much more than kitschy tourist traps. Take a mini-getaway to check out the family friendly gems on this star struck street.

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LA’s Queen of Green Gets Kids Gobbling Superfoods

In the summer, it’s extra hard to get kids to eat right. We love this LA Mom’s solution for getting us all eating healthy that is fun, creative, easy, and has them begging for more.

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Hit the Surf: The Best Kid-Friendly Beaches in LA

With clean bathrooms, shallow breakers and short walks from the parking lots, a day at the beach with kids can be a – well, a day at the beach.

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Get Your Kicks With Soccer Classes For Kids

If you’ve got World Cup fever, it’s time to enroll your budding Beckham in a soccer class. From a zen outlook to getting ready for the majors, we help you find the perfect program.

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Tips From LA’s Top Tot Fashion Blogger

Celeb stylist and tot fashion blogger Estee Stanley gives us tips and tricks for keeping kids (and mom) fashion forward without breaking the bank.

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Summer Cinema: Family Flicks Under the Stars

Pop the corn at home, throw a blanket in the car and get ready for a cinematic adventure of the summer kind as you see a family flick under the stars.

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The Only Bag You Need This Summer

Our summer bag obsession is Pattern LA, a new local company that makes stylish, affordable, useful, practical (in other words perfect) bags for Moms.

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Get In the Swim Of Things: A Dozen Perfect Public Pools

It’s hot! Sometimes you just need to dive into summer. One of these clean and local public pools is the perfect place to take the plunge.

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Keep it Cool in the Valley: Super Frozen Treats in the 818

If you live in the land of heat waves and record breaking temps (aka the SFV), you are surely in need of frequent chilly treats. These are so good, they might make visitors move to the 818.

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New Healthy Eats: The Harvest Bar Opens

Ice cream for breakfast? Absolutely! At the new The Harvest Bar in Sherman Oaks. (Ok, it’s not really ice cream, but the kids say it tastes just as good!)

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