Friday, August 31, 2012

GIVEAWAY TIME FOR TEACHERS: Captain Underpants Book!

Many of MontebelloMom readers are teachers and I want to thank them by running a special giveaway just for them!

I have a brand new, only read once, pristine hardcover copy of the new Captain Underpants book! A perfect addition to any classroom library.

 I will deliver the book to any school within Montebello or within 5 miles outside of Montebello.

To enter the giveaway post a comment on the MontebelloMom facebook page, leave a comment with your email address below, or email me at! Enter by Tuesday, September 4 at 11:59pm. Only one entry per teacher please!

Congratulations to Mrs. Jimenez of Eastmont Intermediate, she won the Captian Underpants book!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Soccer & Cheer at Montebello/Commerce YMCA


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Eyebrow Bargains @ the Shops at Montebello

Beauty treatments are a special treat for me and whenever I can save a few bucks it's even better. There are two great deals for taming your eyebrows at the Shops at Montebello. The first is free and the other is only $5! Here's to beautiful brows!


Benefit Cosmetics offers a free eyebrow waxing, a $20 value, during your birthday week!

The Brow Bar is located in Macy's, call 323-201-2111 to make an appointment or walk-in and they may be able to take you if it's not busy.

This offer is good through the end of the year, sorry Spring/Summer birthday people.

Ziba is a new store that offers hair removal by threading. The first eyebrow treatment is $5. Ziba is located upstairs near Forever 21. There are usually a few threading experts available and getting a walk-in appointment is never a problem.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pre-School & Day Care: Montebello

Licensed Day Care Facilities
Search for licensed childcare options in your area via the State of California website. You can search by:
  • Child Care Centers, larger facilities such as Maple Avenue Preschool, church run centers, YMCA, City Parks & Rec. Departments that care for kids usually ages 2+
  • Infant Care Centers, larger child care centers that also care for infants
  • Family Child Care in Home, licensed providers who take care of children of all ages in their own home, such as Cisneros Family Daycare.
  • School Age Child Care Center, such as the YMCA, and city Parks & Rec. Departments that provide before/after school extended daycare and "camps" during school vacations for kids.

Parent/Child Classes, think Mommy/Daddy & Me, are offered through Montebello Adult School. The classes are offered on various campuses in Montebello Unified. Parents attend the classes with their children. Registration is $16 for a full semester of classes. Classes are held 2-3 days a week. Contact Montebello Adult School for more information or email Miss Katie who leads the Bella Vista Elementary classes for information at

Monday, August 20, 2012

Back to School Shopping at the Shops at Montebello: GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

The Shops at Montebello gave me a $50 Shops at Montebello Visa card for Back to School Shopping!
You can have a chance to win a $50 card too! Read on for details!

I spent some quality time with my 9-year-old son last Tuesday at the Shops at Montebello with the goal of finding new shirts. We visited all the stores that carry children's clothing; the Children's Place, Gap Kids, Kids Foot Locker, JCPenney, The Disney Store, Gymboree, and Macy's.

Hurley t-shirt $14.40,  Champion long-sleeve shirt $12, Quiksilver t-shirt $9.60, Quiksilver t-shirt $14.40.
He liked the designs of the Quiksilver, Champion, and Hurley t-shirts at Macy's the best. They have bold and bright graphics, fit him well, and look cool.

None of the shirts were on sale and the subtotal was $63. I am not one to pay full price, so I asked the Macy's associate if there were any coupons that I could use. She told me about the Glam Pass which costs $10 with proceeds going to charity, but takes $10 off the total and comes with a 20% off coupon; both discounts could be applied at once. I bought the pass and the subtotal came down to $50.40.


GIVEAWAY TIME!!! Now it's your turn to go shopping! You can have a chance to win a $50 Visa card for Back to School shopping courtesy of the Shops at Montebello!

To enter leave a comment below sharing what you would buy for back to school with the Shops at Montebello Visa card. Be sure to include an email address that I can use to contact you if you are a winner.

Enter by Saturday, August 25, 2012, 11:59PM. Entries will be numbered according to time of entry and a random number generator will chose the winning entry. One entry per person. The winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours another winner will be chosen. Gift card will be sent to the winner via the USPS.

A special thanks to the Shops at Montebello for sponsoring my Back to School shopping trip and for donating the $50 gift card for the giveaway.


Out of 27 entries the winner comment #3! SKMBRUIN@... Check your email! If SKMBRUIN does not respond within 48 hours another entry will be chosen. The winner has been verified. Congrats SKMBRUIN!

Once a winner has been verified I will hide the entries to prevent you all from getting spam. Thanks for entering! -Bernadine

Friday, August 17, 2012

Pay L.A. County Library Fees ONLINE!

The Los Angeles County Library has taken the shame out of paying late fees. 

A new feature allows fees to be paid online with a credit card. No more cowaring to the librarian to admit you lost the book or worrying about the stares you'll get when library patrons overhear that your fees are over $30.

Thank you L.A. County Library, I'll add paying fees online to the list of great things about using the

Visit the L.A. County Library website here: You'll need your pin number which is usually set as your birthday, for example: June 23 = PIN # 0623.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Groundwater Event: Pico Rivera, Saturday 9/8

The event is located at the San Gabriel Coastal Basin Spreading Grounds at 9764 Whittier Blvd, Pico Rivera, CA. Park across the street. Bring the bicycles!

Car Show: Uptown Whittier, Sat, 8/18

On Greenleaf Avenue, in Uptown Whittier. Should be fun!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Free Krispie Kreme Doughnuts!

Make a donation of new school supplies and get free doughnuts in return!

1 New School Supply = 1 Original Glazed Doughnut
1 New Backpack w/ Supplies = 1 Dozen Orignial Glazed Doughnuts

FYI: Original Glazed Doughnut is $1.09, a dozen is $8.49.

August 6 - September 9, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

East L.A. Yard Sale: Saturday 8/11 & 8/25

Bike Metro East L.A. Bike Ride: Saturday, 9/8

Join Bike Metro on a free bike ride through East L.A. on Saturday, September 8! Check in is at 8:30 am and the bike ride leaves at 10:00 am, starting from 4801 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles 90022. Activities include a bike decorating contest and of course a scenic ride through East LA. The family bike ride is 1.8 miles and the East LA Bicycle Ride is 4.3 miles, so bring the whole family and don't forget your helmets!

For more information visit Bike Metro's Facebook page and scroll down to August 7 for the original posting!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Back to School Resource Fair: El Monte

New Disney Baby Store: Grand Opening: 9/8

Celebrate the Grand Opening of the very first Disney Baby Store.
The first 500 guests get special gifts and the first 100 babies get special Disney Baby Mickey Mouse ears! Meet and greet with Pooh & Friends from Noon-4pm!
See a preview of the store here.

Saturday, September 8
Americana at Brand, Glendale

Monday, August 6, 2012

Free Tito Puente Jr. Concert: Baldwin Park, Thursday, 8/9

Head to Baldwin Park to hear a free Tito Puente Jr. concert and enjoy some great food available for purchase from Baldwin Park eateries.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Free Shutterfly Photo Book with My Coke Rewards + Free Points Codes!

You can earn a free Shutterfly 8x8 photo book during the month of August with the MyCokeRewards program. Enter 5 codes during the month of August and receive a code for a free photo book.

MyCokeRewards is a great way to earn freebies and enter giveaways. I buy soda only a few times a year for parties and I've won a $50 Southwest airline gift card, coupons for free Coke products, and 200 free 4x6 photo prints on the site.

As a bonus use these codes 10096122897198 and 10096071476917 to earn 20 extra points on your account. These codes are good to use every day until August 12.

Back to School Events @ Shops at Montebello Mall, Saturday, 8/18

The Simon Kidgits Club is for children up to 10 years old. For a $5 annual membership fee your kid will receive a t-shirt, badge with lanyard, a prize every time they visit the mall and more. Visit the official Simon Kidgit website, where you can get more information about the program and your kid can play games and activities.