Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Don't Ignore Aches and Pains! Chiropractic Therapy with Dr. Ng

Me in 1982.
Ever since I was a kid I experienced severe leg pain after a long day of activity. I knew it wasn't attributed to weight because as a young child I was as skinny as a twig.

My parents diagnosed it as "growing pains."

As a teen, a physician said the pain was caused by my sneakers.

With each of my three pregnancies and thereafter I experienced recurring pain related to sciatica. I was told by doctors that nothing could help alleviate the bouts of teeth-clenching pain I was experiencing twice a day.

Dr. Cathy Ng
After 30+ years of living in pain, and convincing my father that I was fully grown and it could not possibly be growing pains, I was referred to chiropractor, Dr. Cathy Ng.

I've heard a few things about chiropractors from co-workers, and one of my first questions to her was, "You aren't going to paralyze me are you?" After that I never once doubted Dr. Ng's abilities.

Her treatment and my recovery is nothing less than amazing. At my first visit Dr. Ng diagnosed me with scoliosis; the curve of my spine was unmistakeable on the x-ray.

I was given a treatment plan and after a month I was hardly experiencing any pain at all. It's nearly three years since I started seeing Dr. Ng and I can go weeks without experiencing any of my previous symptoms.

In addition to my treatment, Dr. Ng began adjusting my children for wellness purposes. They sometimes giggle or squirm, but they love the attention and I love that Dr. Ng is helping them stay healthy. Any time one of my kids experiences a major fall or bump they ask, "The next time you see Dr. Ng, can I go with you?"

To say Dr. Ng is passionate about her work is an understatement. I have never met a physician who is genuinely excited to share their knowledge with others. She is a very caring person who is sincerely interested in the well being of her patients.

 I tout the benefits of chiropractic care to anyone who complains of chronic pain. Trust me, she's the real deal, a true healer.

Dr. Ng practices in Arcadia. You can find more information about her services at

Bug Day: Cal Poly Pomona Farm Store, Saturday, 2/2

Touch millipedes and hissing cockroaches, get up close with moths, butterflies, and cicadas at...
Cal Poly Pomona Farm Store's
 *Bug Day*
Saturday, February 2
9:00AM - 3:00PM
Admission $2 for 12 and older, $1 for ages 2-11, and kids 2 and under are free. Parking is $3.
Farm Store, 4102 S. University Drive, Pomona, CA 91768, (909) 869-4906

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Papa John's Coin Toss Pizza Giveaway! Win Free Pizza!

This is the second year Papa John's is hosting the Super Bowl Coin Toss pizza giveaway.  Fill out the form with your contact information and vote if the coin toss will land heads or tails. If the coin falls your way you win a free pizza!

Also, upon voting Papa Johns gives a promotional code, VOTE 35, to get 35% off any large pizza, and yesterday I received a code, VOTE50, to get 50% off any large pizza!

I voted heads and my husband voted tails, so either way our family is getting a pizza!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lego Chima Challenge: Toys R Us Stores, Saturday, 1/26

The Toys R Us events usually include a small giveaway for the child, such as a poster, sticker sheet, or toy. Parents usually get a flyer with information about the product and sometimes a coupon. In Montebello the events are held at the front of the store.
Saturday, January 26
Noon - 2pm
Toys R Us Stores

Monday, January 21, 2013

Teen Author Panel: Central Library, Downtown L.A., Thursday, 1/24

Thursday, January 24
6:30 - 8:00PM
Central Library
630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 228-7000

Four young adult authors will be reading excerpts from their books and answering questions at the Central Library in downtown on Thursday, January 24 from 6:30 -8:00pm.

Jeff Gottesfeld (Robinson's Hood)
Leslie Margolis (One Tough Chick)
Lauren Strasnick (Then You Were Gone)
Cecil Castellucci (The Year of the Beasts)
 The Central Library is a quick trip on the Montebello Bus Lines.
Route 40, which travels along Beverly Boulevard will drop you off right at the library's door.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Make a Valentine: Michael's Stores, Saturday, 1/26

Free Family Event: Make a Valentine
Saturday, January 26
10 - Noon
There are Michael's locations at the Quad in Whittier, Downey Landing on Lakewood, West Covina at the Lakes, and in Pasadena on Colorado. Or use the store locator feature to find another store in your area.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Family Fun Activity: IKEA, Covina, Saturday & Sunday, 1/19-1/20

I love IKEA! The entire store is so family friendly I often take the kids just for fun. There is a drop off play area where kids can play in a fun supervised environment for up to an hour while parents shop.They offer free kids meals on Tuesdays and no adult purchase is necessary!
IKEA is hosting a free family activity on Saturday, January 19 & Sunday, January 20 from 1-3pm. For more information about this event, click here.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Lunar New Year Street Festival: Alhambra, Saturday, 2/16

This annual street festival covers five city blocks on Valley Blvd between Garfield and Almansor Avenues. The event features live entertainment, carnival rides, food, and local vendors.
Lunar New Year Street Festival & Carnival
Saturday, February 16
10am - 5pm
1 - 400 Blocks of East Valley Blvd, Alhambra

Monday, January 7, 2013

Montebello Christmas Tree Pick Up

Montebello Athens Services
Christmas Tree Pick Up

Christmas Trees will be picked up on your regular scheduled collection day through Saturday, January 12.

Trees should be free of decorations, stands, and please do not cover the tree in a bag.

If you missed your pick up day, you can put your tree in the green waste container or call Athens, at 888-336-6100, to schedule a bulky item pick up least a day in advance. The office is closed Sunday.