Get The Ants Out Of Their Pants
Toddlers don't require a massive, Olympic-style gym to learn how to tuck. But we think the new baby gymnastic classes at JAG Gym are pretty flipping cool. Taught by seasoned instructors, classes focus primarily on developing gross motor skills. Tadpoles … Con…
Penguins are cute. The 2-month-old penguin chicks at the Aquarium of the Pacific though, are ridiculously adorable. Hatched in nests hidden behind the June Keyes Penguin habitat, the four new babies (two girls and two boys) have been kept behind … Continued
Bilingual Is Sort Of Expected These Days
It may not guarantee your kid an Ivy League ticket, but early exposure to foreign language can only help. A Mother’s Haven is introducing music and movement classes for infants and toddlers in Spanish and French this fall. Each total immersion class is … Cont…
Cooking Doesn't Get Much Easier
We do a little happy dance when something new comes along that makes feeding — and entertaining — kids a bit easier. Founded by LA mom Galit Laibow, Foodstirs is a collection of food-crafting kits that include fun dessert recipes … Continued
A Refreshing Way To Zen
There's no shortage of yoga classes in this town. But few sound as lovely as the new mom-and-baby sessions at the South Coast Botanic Garden. The hour-long classes are held outdoors and taught by instructors from People’s Place Yoga, who … Continued
Because Nursing Isn't A Snap
In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we've hunted down the best local resources for gear, advice, and assistance when you need it most. One-stop shop: Not only does the Pump Station & Nurtury sell nursing clothes and pumping supplies, but … Continued
Nursing Never Looked This Good
Slipping into nursing duds may not be exactly like getting back into your old clothes again, but it's definitely a step closer. And fortunately, the options are getting cuter and cuter (not to mention more and more clever). Here, some … Continued
Less-then-craftsy moms who want to put a DIY spin on their child’s party should check out the new P.S. XO all-in-one party boxes. Launched last month by local moms Soleil Moon Frye and Kara Nortman, the kits come in toddler-friendly themes … Continued
The Latest Bump Styler In Town
Sarah Pollak has been helping the Bay Area's polished moms-to-be stay fashionably relevant for seventeen years. And now she's brought her stylish maternity store, Mom's The Word, to Beverly Grove. Expect a range of carefully selected brands including Paige, M…
Let Them Belt It Out
Here's a concert where you won't get shushed, no matter how noisy your little ones are. Starting July 18 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, the new Princess and Pirates Sing-a-long Concert is a must. The mash-up of favorite fairytale characters … Continued
Blow Their Minds
Toddlers who like fossils tend to really like fossils. But even those who are lukewarm on the subject would probably get a kick out of seeing them excavated. The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits is making that … Continued
This Y Hearts Families
Not only does the new Anderson Munger Family YMCA in Koreatown have its own parking lot (!), but the top-notch facilities were designed specifically for families with small children. Beyond the usual lap pool and gym you'll find a kiddie … Continued
There’s A Store In Your Driveway
Traffic and public meltdowns are two very good reasons to loathe shopping with a toddler. But what about browsing the racks inside a mobile boutique that's parked in your own driveway? That's the idea behind Peanut Butter & Jane. Owned … Continued
Sitting in traffic on an errand run can ruin a  good day. Which is why we think Postmates sounds like a godsend. Launched locally just a couple of weeks ago, the app (which is available for iOS and Android platforms) … Continued
Google is great for a lot of things. But as a resource for pediatricians and toddler classes? Not so much. For something more trustworthy, resident mom and SoCalMoms founder Tracy Fredkin is launching CITYMOMS. Kind of like a specialized Yelp, … Continued