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This is our year. This is the year that my family, due to an unforeseen financial windfall and a late Mardi Gras, has decided to visit that place. THE place. The place with the magic. Yep … we are...
Kids Love Stories From birth and beyond, fiction is presented to us and typically, this is where we fall in love with reading. Once Upon a Time ... are the words we look for when we know something wonderful is...
I have now taken kids to Disney twice who probably will never remember. The first was my oldest, right when he turned two, and then my middle child, Dane, when he was 17 months. I absolutely do not regret...
The most magical place on earth. That's what I have always heard Disney referred to as. I am twenty-eight years old and have always wanted to go! This past week, we made that a reality. I went in with high expectations...
Who Doesn't Love a Good Movie? There's something so comforting about watching a great movie. Is there anything better than curling up on the couch with popcorn and a blanket and zoning out for 2 hours? It's a chance to...
It is almost time for the annual migration of New Orleanians to Orlando. Yes, I am talking about the large number of locals who will head to Disney World for the Mardi Gras holiday. Whether the plan is to...
Disney World is famously dubbed the happiest place on Earth. I recently went with my (immediate) family - my folks, my siblings, our spouses and four kids. It was my son's first trip to the magical place. He had...
I love Disney. There, I said it. And it’s not because of the experience of reliving childhood memories or seeing my kids light up in what can only be described as pure joy and exhilaration when they meet a character...
I say “yes” quite often. But most of the time, it’s not to myself or my immediate family. I say yes when people need help. I say yes when I get asked for a favor. I say yes to...
I believe there is a Disney difference. It’s what makes it the difference between the “Happiest Place on Earth” and any other theme park. We recently sailed on the Disney Wonder out of Port Canaveral to Castaway Cay. While I...
The day my son was born was one of the happiest days of my life. It’s true what they say -- when you have kids EVERYTHING changes. My priorities certainly shifted and I felt a kind of love that...
It is November 2013. I am on the hunt for a Christmas gift for my 5 year old daughter. But as I scan the aisles at Toys R Us, I begin to wonder if something is wrong with her....
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Tara Jones, a family travel planner with Cupcake Castles Travel Co, who specializes in Disney vacations. Five Mardi Gras Vacation Destinations {That Don’t Include Disney World} It’s that time of year that everyone in NOLA looks...
Crow Tastes Like Licensed Character Memorabilia Pre-parenthood, I swore I’d never spend money on official character stuff: Disney, Nickelodeon, whatever. I would always choose generic themed bed linens and I’d never buy character t-shirts or dolls. Never. Other people could...