We recently returned from the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2018 and what a celebration it was. This year the celebration was held 3 days at Walt Disney World and 3 days aboard the Disney Cruise Line Disney Dream Ship. It was incredible and as I go through my pictures and videos I am so excited to share some of my favorite memories, some new and exciting Disney news, and what I learned about myself on this incredible journey.
Packing for Walt Disney World can be a lot of fun because there are so many ways to personalize your vacation. I will admit in the week before we leave for a big family vacation things tend to get chaotic. For our next vacation I want to work on enjoying the packing process a little more and see it as another way to get excited about our vacation. This list includes some essential but also fun packing tips for Disney World that will help you get excited and prepared for your next Disney vacation.
Earlier this year I shared that I want to be more intentional with our family time. What better way to enjoy family then visiting Kettle Ridge Farm. Kettle Ridge Farm is all about family. From the people behind the tasting counter to the people that help you tap your maple tree, they are all about working together and being a family. I love this about Kettle Ridge Farm and I couldn’t wait to bring my family back for our pancake breakfast and our tree tapping.
When planning a Walt Disney World vacation there is one important step that can save you waiting in lines and missing out on your favorite attractions. That step is planning your Fastpass reservations. When planning your FastPass reservations there are 5 fastpass tips I want to share. They are understanding how FastPass works, setting up your My Disney Experience, understanding the FastPass Tiers, having a plan, and finally making your FastPass reservations.
2018 is here and it feels like a really big year for my family. It is the year that my oldest will turn ten. Ten years old feels big. It feels more responsible and more independent. It feels like a new chapter of our lives. With this big change and all of my children getting one year older, I feel the pull to soak up every minute with them and enjoy every moment I have with them. This year I am saying Yes to setting intentions for family time.
I started blogging to share and inspire families to connect more with their families through travel and everyday life adventures. What I never expected was that I would be inspired as well. This year I have the incredible opportunity to make a personal dream come true by attending the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. Not only is this an amazing adventure for my family, but it is an inside look at Walt Disney World and I can’t wait to share it with you.
If you are a parent of more then one child there will be moments when your kids arguing with each other will be a constant parenting battle. As a mom of three kids, I am always working on building and strengthening my kids relationships with each other. Helping your kids cooperate not only makes your house more calm, it builds their relationship, teaches them to respect each other, and with less kids arguing there is more time for family fun and connections.
I have finally finished all of my Christmas shopping and it was so nice to use the Dosh app to help get a little bit of cash back. Dosh is a great app for earning cash back on everyday purchases as well as travel and going out to your favorite restaurant. This year I am did my holiday shopping with Dosh and it was an easy way to save this holiday season.
Hersheypark Camping Resort is a great place to unwind after a busy day at the parks. The lodge gave us space to stretch and rest and I loved having a full kitchen to wake up to every morning.We stayed at the campgrounds in the winter and I learned that Hersheypark camping resort is a great place to stay any time of the year.
Holiday shopping can be so stressful. Finding the perfect gift for each person on your list is often daunting and takes away from the joy of the holiday. This season I want to slow down and enjoy the moments. I am so happy I discovered Tile for Christmas to ease my holiday shopping stress, keep track of everything while we travel, and bring my family holiday cheer this season.
Gaylord National Resort knows how to celebrate Christmas. We spent the weekend visiting the resort as well at the holiday events during their annual Christmas on the Potomac. Family time during the holidays is always a top priority to me, and our weekend trip to celebrate the holidays at Gaylord National Resort is a memory my family will never forget.
Thanksgiving has come and gone and the frenzy of the holidays has kicked into high gear. I love the holidays. I love the lights and the decorating and creating memories with my family that connects us. From the family traditions, to the family get-together the holidays are an amazing time to focus on what is really important. This year we are starting a new family holiday tradition with the Adopt-A-Maple at Kettle Ridge Farm program.
There is something so special about getting cozy with your family during the holiday season. Picking a holiday movie to enjoy is a family tradition that helps our family celebrate the joys of the holidays. We watch a lot of holiday movies through December but we have a few family favorites that always make our list. These holiday family movies are classics in our home. They connect us and fill us with the holiday spirit all month long.
One of my best tips for visiting Walt Disney World is to plan a rest day. With so many Disney World activities to choose from, a rest day (or non-park) day can be filled with relaxation and a lot of Disney magic. Try one of these Disney World activities on your next visit to and give yourself a day of Disney magic without stepping foot inside a park.
Now that I have three kids in school our mornings have gotten so hectic. Our lives are busier and we are juggling more responsibilities as each kid gets older. One of the biggest challenges in the mornings is packing school lunches. I partnered with Stonyfield® Organic YoKids® yogurt to help encourage the kids to put together their lunches and create less chaos in the morning.
Fall is the perfect time to connect as a family as we start the new school year and there are so many family friendly Halloween events to chose from. This year we spent the weekend visiting Hershey, Pa to attend the Hersheypark in the Dark Halloween celebration.
Give me coffee and good conversation and I am a happy girl. Give me Fair Trade Ground Coffee that taste delicious and I am a very happy girl! Now that all my kids are in school full time I have more time to plan coffee mornings with my friends. Typically our mornings include coffee, conversation, and a few treats. It is a great way to connect with my mom friends and enjoy some conversation. When GlobeIn reached out to me to share their amazing products, I knew that I wanted to learn more and that they would be a great fit for my coffee with friends mornings.
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As a mom of school-age kids we have a lot of snacks in the house and I am always trying to find fun ways to teach kids healthy eating habits. My kids are always hungry and it is important for me to help teach them healthy eating habits. To do this, I like to give them the tools to make healthy choices. I believe the best way to teach is through fun hands-on experiences. I like to get my kids involved in the process and give them an opportunity to guide their learning. Over the weekend we had an opportunity to learn more about healthy eating habits and how to make good choices.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a great way to celebrate the season without any scary tricks. The event is a kid friendly special ticketed event at Walt Disney World that has your favorite characters dressed up and enjoying a Halloween celebration.
Planning an Orlando Theme Park vacation is fun and exciting but all the fun and excitement can add up for your budget. One of the biggest challenges I find when taking my family to Orlando is how to stick to a budget and save money. I am always looking for Orlando family vacation saving tips. For our latest Orlando vacation, I used Undercover Tourist to help me plan and help me save. I can’t believe I didn’t start using it sooner!