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Magic show benefits SCV B&G club

The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley will present the third annual "An Evening of Magic" fundraiser on Saturday, April 18. The local International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 280 will offer three hours of magical entertainment for the entire family.

April 10, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Rosemond on Parenting

Bruce Hotmer: I’m no ‘Lone Ranger’ but I keep my promises

Not long ago, my son went to a birthday party. Seems innocent, huh? Well, it seems they went horseback riding. He came back having the time of his life and insisted we take him out sometime soon, like, maybe Sunday.

April 10, 2009 | Signal Staff | Rosemond on Parenting

Gone are the days of 'LOL'

Tap, tap, tap and the frenzy of flying thumbs. Did you know that 45 percent of 12 to 17-year-olds, about 11 million teens, own cell phones? According to Pew Internet Research, a third of those teens use their phones to text others. Researchers say nationally more than 75 billion text messages are sent a month and the most enthusiastic texters are 13 to 17 years old.

March 27, 2009 | By Cary Quashen ACTION | Rosemond on Parenting

The family that hikes together ...

Ken Wiseman is issuing a challenge to fellow locals - 12 hikes in 12 weeks.

March 13, 2009 | By Michelle Sathe Signal Senior Staff Writer | Rosemond on Parenting

Eric Christiansen: Princesses, weddings and sock drawers

My wife and I were happy to be alone on a "date" - even if it was going to a wedding. At home, the babysitter wrangled our three kids - Peter, 10, Will, 9, and princess Kathryn, 7.

March 13, 2009 | Eric Christiansen | Rosemond on Parenting

Homemade fun is back to basics

When the going gets tough, the tough get baking. At least that's the philosophy of Nancy Olmos, owner of Clarice's Cake & Candy Supplies. Olmos teaches four or more hands-on baking classes per month at her Newhall location, the Santa Clarita Valley's only independent baking supply store, which carries everything from edible "spray" paints to Elmo-shaped baking pans.

February 27, 2009 | By Michelle Sathe Signal Senior Staff Writer | Rosemond on Parenting

How to talk to your junior high school age child

The turbulent adolescent years are an especially trying time for students, yet we parents often fall into the trap of expecting children to respond to reason and logic as though the kids are younger versions of ourselves. Have you ever caught yourself saying to them, "What were you thinking?" after a particularly illogical action? We forget that they are undergoing tremendous changes physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.

February 27, 2009 | By Diane Trautman For The Signal | Rosemond on Parenting

Cary Quashen: Love your children 365 days a year

Americans are infatuated with Valentine's Day. Telling each other how much we love them has been on display in nearly every store window and newspaper ad for weeks. According to the National Retail Federation Americans spent a record $18 billion on Valentine's Day in 2008. More than 200 million valentines were exchanged, not including those used in the traditional classroom exchanges.

February 13, 2009 | Action | Rosemond on Parenting

Senior canines need love and homes, too

The Brittany Foundation, a non-profit humane organization dedicated to the rescue of homeless dogs has several "senior citizens" in need of placement in caring homes.

February 13, 2009 | By Michelle Sathe Signal Senior Staff Writer | Rosemond on Parenting

Eric Christiansen: Opening our eyes to miracles and more

The car was packed. The snowboards, jackets and gloves were set out the night before. My two sons, Peter, 10, and Will, 9, came into my room that morning at 4:45 a.m. excited to celebrate a special day with their dad.

February 13, 2009 | Chairman of the Boards | Rosemond on Parenting

Louise Elerding: Cupid always aims for good dating manners

There's a lot of love in the air these days, and Cupid is ready with his bow and arrow to do some match-making and to make the love last. Good dating manners is a way to turn a potential romance into a lasting love affair. Here are a few of Cupid's pointers:

February 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Rosemond on Parenting

ESCAPE to 'The Music Man'

ESCAPE Theatre and 220 children and teens will perform "The Music Man" at Hart Auditorium in Newhall on Saturday and Sunday.

January 30, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Rosemond on Parenting

Homeless hounds need love at Brittany Foundation

Bandit, a 1-year-old Coonhound, is a handsome young lad looking for a home with a big backyard and someone to take him for long walks.

January 30, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Rosemond on Parenting

A cheery future for SCV All-Stars

They fly through the air, sometimes with the greatest of ease, sometimes not. Three hundred cheerleaders, ranging in age from 5 to 18, jumping, tumbling, dancing, stunting, tossing and forming pyramids intensely practicing for a two and a half minute shot at championship glory.

January 30, 2009 | By Michelle Sathe Senior Staff Writer | Rosemond on Parenting

Adorable adoptable dogs need homes

Abandoned at a house and left to die of starvation, Bill is just so happy to be safe and loved that all he wants is to stay in your arms and cuddle (though he likes car rides, too).

January 23, 2009 | By Michelle Sathe Senior Staff Writer | Rosemond on Parenting

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