Thanksgiving Recipes for a Crowd

Thanksgiving season is upon us and that means grocery stores are going to be crowded. Many people will be shopping for the usual stuff like turkeys, gravy, stuffing ingredients and pies but what if there was more? What if it was very easy to add new ingredients, new...

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El Toro High School Ranking and Reviews

It is simple to compare high schools to one another based on the results they provide. Results come in many forms like grades, test scores, and where students end up after graduation. Once we compare each school, we can see where the school ranks. The El Toro High...

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Things to do in Orange County in November 2018

Looking for things to do in Orange County in November 2018? Get ready, because there is a lot going on, as usual. While just about everywhere else, November means cold weather, prepping for winter, and holiday celebrations, in Orange County, things are a bit...

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Mission Viejo High School Ranking and Reviews

Students who attend Mission Viejo High School have a great opportunity. That opportunity is to learn from a highly ranked high school in California. But what does the Mission Viejo High School ranking actually look like when you dig deeper? There are some areas where...

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Organization Tips for Teens

Staying organized is a skill and that means it can be taught, learned and fine-tuned for optimal results. Adults use organization for work, bills, and other responsibilities, even for vacation time. However, teens have a lot to organize as well. One would be mistaken...

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Trabuco Hills High School Ranking and Reviews

The job of a high school is to provide an education for students and prepare them for college. When a high school does its job, the future of the students who attend it is bright. Parents can tell which high schools do the job well by taking a look at how it ranks...

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Driving Tips & Care

Car Dealerships in Irvine California

Shopping around for a car means dealing with a lot of different dealerships. Some people have a certain make and model in mind which makes shopping easier. But not everyone knows exactly what they’re shopping for and that makes for a full weekend of test drives....

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How Often Should you Balance your Tires

When there is something wrong with your car, it will tell you in many different ways. One example is when the tires are imbalanced. There is a weight distribution in each wheel or tire of a vehicle. If the weight isn’t distributed correctly, drivers will notice the...

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What to do Before You Drive

Whether you’re driving down the street or to the other side of the country there are a few things you should do first. Driving requires all of your attention so if you get in a car that isn’t prepared you won’t have time to fix it later. Before you drive, make sure...

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Driving Tips for Fuel Economy

Fuel prices rise and fall many times throughout the year. Unfortunately, no matter how high the prices of gas are you’ll still need to fill up eventually. Unlike other items, you can’t just wait for the prices to go back down before filling up your tank. While you...

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Things to do in Orange County

Things to do in Orange County in September 2018

In 2018, September starts off on a three day weekend, Labor Day weekend. This means that f you’re looking for things to do in Orange County in September 2018, you’re in luck, you’ll be starting off strong. After Labor Day, there are still many things to do in Orange...

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Things to do in August 2018 in Orange County

Saying goodbye to summer is easier in Orange County mostly because summer isn’t really leaving. The weather is still nice, the crowds are starting to die down, and there are still plenty of things to do in August 2018 in Orange County. When you’ve lived in Orange...

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Best Places for a Family Hike in Irvine

Living in Orange County means there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. The weather is nice, the trails are long and the tourists have packed the theme parks and beaches so take a hike instead. One of the best places to hike is in Irvine, California....

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Acaciawood School Ranking and Reviews

All across the country, parents are sending kids to schools that are often near where they live. Some schools perform better than others and some families will move from their homes to make sure the schools they attend are good enough. What makes a school good enough...

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Safety Tips

Sleepy driving vs Drunk Driving: Interesting Things to Know

We all have heard of the dangers of drunk driving, we are warned about it constantly and most of us successfully avoid it. But there is another dangerous way to drive, sleepy driving. Sleepy driving vs drunk driving shows us that the dangers are more similar than we...

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What is Defensive Driving? | Things to Know

Many driving schools charge an extra fee for defensive driving lessons. While Varsity Driving Academy doesn’t charge an extra fee for defensive driving lessons, there’s got to be a reason others do. What is defensive driving that makes it worth an extra fee at other...

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Back to School Driving Tips for Drivers and Students

School is back in session and for some teens that means driving to school for the first time ever. Back to school season also means plenty of parents are looking for back to school driving tips. The best driving tips for school zones will not only help keep you safe...

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How to Cool Down a Hot Car in Summer

Summer is great for heading to the many beaches in Orange County or for hanging out by the pool in your own backyard. The heat makes summer the perfect time to spend more time outdoors but also the perfect time to stay as cool as possible. What the heat is not good...

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Parent Resources

Thanksgiving Recipes for a Crowd

Thanksgiving season is upon us and that means grocery stores are going to be crowded. Many people will be shopping for the usual stuff like turkeys, gravy, stuffing ingredients and pies but what if there was more? What if it was very easy to add new ingredients, new...

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