Getting into Gaming (with Kids)

Back in the day (and I mean WAYYYYY back in the day) I enjoyed video games. I enjoyed playing Lego Star Wars with my brother on a Saturday afternoon and having a blast doing so. Yet, times changed; I got married to a man who was not a gamer, had kids, and life became too […]

Star Wars The Force Awakens Inspired Outfits

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Are you excited about Star Wars The Force Awakens movie? The United States premiere just took place and celebrities lined the red carpet in Star Wars costumes. However, I’m not one to dress up in a costume, but I am a mega fan, so what is a girl to do? So I came up with […]

Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center

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In February this past year, I got a sneak preview of the Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center and I was not surprised to see it in the toy line up for 2015; considering that the new Doc McStuffins new Pet Vet episodes had recently launched at that time. I knew it was going to […]

The Good Dinosaur Review

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The Good Dinosaur is the latest Disney Pixar Movie and there are already lots of toys ready to back the movie up! But is the movie any good? Is The Good Dinosaur movie worth seeing? Is the movie good for kids? I took my 3 year old daughter and 6 year old son to a […]

Here’s the Hot Toys for Holiday 2015!

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If you are looking for a comprehensive toy shopping list for the holidays this year, then you’ll want to bookmark this post with the total of 42 Hot Toys in 2015 that your kids want (or will want!) The general themes for this holiday season are anything to do with Star Wars Force Awakens (no […]

#DisneySMMC & American Tourister

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With only days out from the 2015 Disney Social Media Moms Conference #DisneySMMC, I received a wonderful surprise on my doorstep. A lovely, purple, ilite Xtreme suitcase by American Tourister. This suitcase has a fully lined interior with large packing area that expands for added packing capacity, and two large front panel pockets for even […]

DisneySMMC Disney Junior Outfit Ideas

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The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration (DisneySMMC) is less than a month away and, like my fellow attendees, I’m honored to be selected and excited to go. As a result, I love putting together posts relating to the conference and last year, I put together some quirky Disney themed outfits that were fun for the […]

Disney Jedi Academy Tips and Review

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In this post, I shared my recent Disney Dream come true on our family vacation. However, my son also had a dream come true when he got to participate in the Jedi Academy at Disney Hollywood Studios! I have to admit, it was a bit of me living vicariously through him since I am a […]

My Disney Dolphins in Depth Experience

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There is nothing like crossing off something on your bucket list; especially when it has been in your bucket for a long time. Yet, I got to enjoy the Dolphins in Depth experience at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort. It was something I had heard about for a long time and, with a […]

DisneySide Disney Themed Party!

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After having to cancel three other #DisneySide Parties over the last month due to record breaking snow here in Boston MA, I thought the only way I could have a DisneySide party was to have it AT Disney where the likelihood of snow would be next to zero probability…unless you go to Blizzard Beach…but it […]

Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup and Care Center

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There are some fun Disney toys coming out in 2015 for Doc McStuffins and Sheriff Callie. These are two of my kids’ favorite shows, as I am sure you can relate if you have toddlers and preschoolers. The big thing for Doc McStuffins is some new toys that correspond to her new role as a […]

Sheriff Callie Toys

Yippee I oh, Yippee I yay. Are your kids super Sheriff Callie fans? Then you know that was just my attempt at the theme song! My kids are fans too, and when I saw the characters in Target recently, I knew that Sheriff Callie toys are finally arriving. Whether it is little characters to play […]

Teaching My Kids to Save Money for Disney

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We are preparing for our Disney World Family vacation and, as you can see in this post, my kids are immersed in Disney (and Disney Products) more than ever before. As a result, they are beyond excited for the upcoming trip (and the shopping that Disney Parks offer!) I am already anticipating all of the […]

How Disney Junior Changed Our Disney World Experience

Last year I went to Disney Social Media Moms and attended some events around Disney Junior content. As I sat there, I felt a behind the times. I had no idea whom these people were, or the songs that the other attendees sung. As a Blogger, and as a long time Disney fan, you would […]

Disney Palace Pets Magic Dance Pumpkin

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Disney Royal Pets are fun and royal companions who loves to be pampered, just like their princesses. Cinderella’s Pet, named Pumpkin, is no exception. Cinderella’s pet, Pumpkin, comes to life with this adorable, interactive, remote-controlled puppy. The Disney Princess Palace Pets Magic Dance Pumpkin can speak over a dozen phrases and sounds, follow movement commands […]

Where to Find Dole Whip at Disney World

Having a Dole Whip during your visit to Disney is almost a required activity. Almost as as essential as riding Splash Mountain or seeing Its a Small World! So here is where you can find Dole Whip, get a Dole Whip or buy a Dole Whip during your next Disney Vacation! Types of Dole Whip […]

Disney Research: Discover Disney Together

Walt Disney began his Disneyland and Walt Disney World dreams, all because he played with his children. When Walt created Disneyland, he did so because he wanted to have more wholesome play opportunities for his family, and where other families could also spend memorable time together. Since he couldn’t find it, he began his quest […]

Disney Magic Bands Accessories

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After traveling to Disney this month, I learned more about how to use the Disney Magic Bands, which you can see from my post here. I also discovered some fun accessories you can buy to make your Magic Band Magical with Disney Magic Bands Accessories! There are three kinds: Sliders, Bandits and Covers. The Bandits […]

How Disney Magic Bands Work

Magic Bands are the latest technological offering by Disney to provide an easier guest experience in the parks and on Disney Resort property. You don’t have to be staying on Disney property to enjoy the perks of the Disney Magic Band. Here are the details of how the Disney Magic Bands work. Disney Magic Bands […]

runDisney: Events and Races for Kids and Parents

Breaking news everyone! I have signed up to run my 8th marathon! {Yup. I’m nuts.} But I should fit in with all the nutty cast and crew (like Chip and Dale) at Walt Disney World in Florida for the runDisney Marathon Weekend in 2015. It is a big deal to me if you have ever […]

My runDisney Adventure & New Balance Running Tips

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I recently signed up for the runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon, which you can see from this post here how the runDisney marathon has become one of the most popular marathons in the world. When I went to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, I got to experience the fun and excitement of a runDisney […]

Disney Junior: Give a Book Get a Book Program

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“There have been great societies who have not used media, but there are no societies that haven’t used storytelling” was a inspired quote that Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, of Disney Junior Worldwide, used during the kickoff of the Disney Junior Get a Book Give a Book program.     […]

Ideas Can Be Born From a Typo

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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 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 […]

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