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I am in Disneyland this weekend. It is the first time I’ve ever been here so I cannot wait to share my ‘in Park’ experiences. However, I wanted to start with a blog post that is not directly park related; although it is from Disney Parks. In actuality, they are lessons and inspirations from the […]

Best Disney World Attractions for Preschoolers

We recently came back from a complimentary #DisneyKids trip to Disney World in Orlando Florida with my toddler and preschooler. I have written a lot in the past year about traveling to Disney with toddlers and preschoolers because there is a whole other dimension of considerations when you are traveling with kids of this age. […]

Kohls Disney Apparel with Jumping Beans!

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Whether you love dressing your kids in cute clothes, are looking for cute clothes for a Disney trip, or your kids are big all-year Disney Minnie and Mickey fans, the Jumping Bean® line at Kohls has just launched their Disney “Magic at Play” line of mix and match Disney apparel. I received a $50 Kohls […]

Animal Kingdom Lodge Review

Earlier this month, I got to check one thing off my “Disney Bucket List”, which was staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to stay there. My stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and my review of it, was part of a complimentary 4 day stay […]

Character Dining at Disney

Even though I have been going to Disney World for years, I have never experienced Character Dining at Disney until 4 weeks ago. To be honest, it was something my family could not afford when we were growing up. When my parents finally could, us kids were beyond the ‘Meet the Characters’ phase as we […]

First Haircut at Disney World

My daughter has the most amazing curly hair. Of course, when she is a teenager, she may not think it is amazing, but I digress. I think it is beautiful. Yet, because of the curls and because I love it so, I have been hesitant to cut it. Besides, she is a girl, right? And […]

Pirates League Review at Disney World

My son had his first Pirate experience at the Pirates League at Walt Disney World last month! Let me just say that he is four and has a minor interest in Pirates; mainly Jake and the Neverland Pirates. He also has a mild form of Autism. Thus, I was not sure if scheduling an appointment […]

What to Wear: Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2014

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2014

Going to a blogging conference can be challenging when you don’t know what to wear! You want to be professional, but comfortable. Nothing is more accurate when you are talking about the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2014 in Disneyland! This year I am going for the second time and, needless to say, I am […]

2013 Disney Trip Giveaway with Craisins® and Ocean Spray

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As a Massachusetts Mom, I have a love for Ocean Spray®. It is part of my personal history. I’ve been to the old Cranberry World on Girl Scout trips, I lived next to a cranberry bog, and even ice skated on them during the winter when I was growing up. If you live in Massachusetts, […]

Disney Storybook Apps on Sale!

Disney Storybook Apps

Disney has several of its popular Disney Storybook apps on sale this weekend! Stock up for summer travel and school summer vacation!     Finding Nemo Storybook Deluxe – Through engaging narration, authentic underwater sound effects, and original graphics from the Academy Award winning movie, families can explore the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Harbor, and the […]

Disney Does Monkey Around After All

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When I thought about what my first “after Disney Social Media Moms Celebration” blog post would be, this was not the one I thought I would write. As the Mother’s Day Brunch concluded our Disney three-day celebration, it was a hectic time for many of us. I saw fellow Disney Mom families with luggage in […]

‘Twas the Night before New Fantasyland

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Twas the night before the new Fantasyland expansion, and all through the land, not a creature is stirring, not even this wo-man. Our swim suits are hung in the shower to dry, out of the way and up really high. The children are snuggling in their beds, getting ready to put on their Mickey Mouse reds. […]

Happy Disney Birthday to Me

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Celebrating a Birthday at Disney World! The preview of the new Fantasyland opening is tonight. I cannot believe it is finally here!  On this particular day too. December 5th. My birthday. Can you imagine any better place to be on your birthday than a place that is magical, where you feel like a princess, and […]

New Fantasyland Preview Party

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As I write this post, I am on the cusp of a reveal that will be forever in the Disney books. I don’t know what blog entries will follow this one, as I cover this grand opening of the New Fantasyland. Yet, I know that whatever words fill this screen will be ones that honor […]

Q&A with Jennifer Garner

Here is a fun free event I wanted to share. On Tuesday, August 14th, you can interact with actress Jennifer Garner – the star of the Disney’s new movie The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Watch a sneak peek of the movie and then have a Q&A via webcam.     RSVP to the event. […]

St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

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Whether you are Irish or not, whether you can spell claddagh or you can’t, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day can be fun, as well as good cultural exposure for your children. So here are some St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids of all ages. If you have younger kids, here are some fun ways to spice […]

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Disney Moms Panel Rejection Letter

The day I came back from my Disney Vacation with my husband and toddler, I got this email. (Ironic, isn’t it.) Yup. Rejected. Again. This is the third time I have applied. I am not sure what I am saying (or not saying) that is not getting me to the next round, but I have […]

Disney Cars

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My son is in love with trucks, cars and airplanes. I am pretty sure motorcycles are next. (Thank goodness he can’t drive yet.) So needless to say, the Disney Movie “Cars” that is coming out tomorrow (June 24) would be probably his nirvana. I loved the first one, which came out even before I had […]

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