Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Coming to Chicago!

Disclosure: I will be receiving complimentary tickets in exchange for sharing information about Disney on Ice. Join the celebration as 65 of Disney's unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!  You'll be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and many Disney Princesses.  Be thrilled by exciting … [Read more...]

Exciting News from D23 Expo – New Characters for Disney Infinity

I've been writing about Disney's new game, Infinity, that I was able to play at a special Disney event and loved!  At the D23 Expo today, a special announcement was made about new characters that will be introduced into the game.... I'm so excited about three in particular - they are adding a princess (Rapunzel) AND Phineas and Ferb!  Squeeeeel! The release date for Infinity is only a week away!  On August 18th, the game will debut with … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Chuggington DVD – Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue! (Ends 8/24, US)

Calling all Chuggington fans!  It’s time for another Chuggington DVD giveaway! We love Chuggington in our house!  When the series premiered in the US in 2010 on the Disney Channel, we watched and fell in love.  The music, stories and characters are fun for children (and even moms).  Trains have fascinated children for years, and this is a show that uses that fascination to entertain and teach.  The stories center around three main … [Read more...]

A Multi-Generational Vacation Everyone Enjoyed

My daughter and I were lucky to go on another trip to Walt Disney World in July.  On this trip, we traveled with family ranging in age from 7 to 85 and everyone enjoyed themselves!  There are many options at Walt Disney World in Orlando and something for everyone.  Our pace may have been slower than on other trips, but at Walt Disney World enjoying the journey -  details appreciated details as you go along - is often as beneficial and seeing … [Read more...]

Disney “Find Your Voice” Contest!

  Sha-la-la-la-la-la-let Your Voice Sing Out During Disney’s Find Your Voice Contest! Don’t worry, you won't need gadgets and gizmos aplenty, all you need is to Find Your Voice singing your own rendition of one of your favorite songs from The Little Mermaid, including “Kiss the Girl”, “Part of Your World”, and “Under the Sea”. Upload a video of your musical stylings to Disney.com/FindYourVoice and join the likes of the Nashville stars and … [Read more...]

Tips For The Team Mom Planning A Sports Fundraiser – Finding The Money For Your Team To Travel #DisneySportsFestival

Before my trip to Walt Disney World, I knew with my head that traveling to a sports destination was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a young athlete but now, after seeing the Disney Sports Festival,  I know it with my heart.  I wrote about The Top Five Reasons to Take Your Kids To the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in an earlier post.  Part of my recent media tour of the complex was meeting with a professional … [Read more...]

Where Are You Going For Your Next Sports Tournament? Will It Be A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience? #DisneySportsFestival

Disclosure:  This is a compensated post. "You just won a world championship, what will you do next?" "I'm going to Walt Disney World!" Ever since I heard the MVP cry out, "I'm going to Walt Disney World." I knew there was a special connection between sports and Disney.  Every kid dreams of playing at Walt Disney World.  And Disney makes the experience magical for kids and coaches alike.  Here are five reasons to take your team to the ESPN Wide … [Read more...]

Exclusive Debut of the New Trailer for “Delivery Man” starring Vince Vaughn

What does family mean to you?  As a mom created by adoption, I might describe family differently than others.  Our family isn't "traditional" and I don't look like my daughter but I'm proud to be her mom.  For me, families aren't a mom, dad, and two point four kids.  The question, "What does family meant to you?"  is explored in a new movie debuting November 22nd, called "Delivery Man", starring Vince Vaughn. When I received an email from my … [Read more...]

Johnny Depp Falls Off Horse And Nearly Trampled While Filming The Lone Ranger!

I can't wait to see the movie, The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer as the duo of outlaws for justice.  When I first saw the amazing makeup for Johnny Depp's character, Tonto, I was drawn in.  Each subsequent bit of information has only increased my interest. While filming a scene for The Lone Ranger, Johnny Depp fell off of his horse and was nearly trampled!  You have to watch the video - it's incredible! Did you say, … [Read more...]

Food at Walt Disney World – New Mickey Check Makes It Easy To Make Healthy Eating Choices!

"Instead of fun versus good for you; it should be fun AND good for you." At our last trip to Walt Disney World, I saw a noticeable difference in the amount of healthy eating choices at the restaurants.   One of the speakers at the Social Media Moms Celebration spoke to us about the priority Disney has put on addressing the problem of childhood obesity.  The cute, fun symbol you see above is called a "Mickey Check" and when you see it next to a … [Read more...]

Freebie Alert: Free 8 x 10 Photo Collage at Walgreens – Father’s Day Gift!

Walgreens is offering a free 8 x 10 Photo Collage!  Opt for store pickup and there are no shipping fees - totes free! Use the coupon code DADCOLLAGE but don't delay because the offer ends today, 6/15/13. A photo collage is easy to create and with Walgreens Photo you can even download pictures from Facebook.  It is easy, easy, and oh-so easy.  You can put a title or add text to a picture, like I did.  This is the collage, I ordered. … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Monsters U Scare Floor Playset by Imaginext (Ends 6/28, US)

This morning my daughter said, "Mommy, if today is the 14th that means the 21st is a week from today, right?"  I have no idea what she is talking about and mumble, "uh, huh".  A few minutes later, I hear, "Yay!  Monsters, Monsters, Monsters!"  Aha.  Monsters University is opening in theaters, June 21st, and we'll be there! We were lucky to see a pre-screening of the movie at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration last month and can't wait to … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Doc McStuffins App (iTunes Gift Card) and Disney Junior iPad Case (Ends 6/22, US)

Disney asked me to try their new, fun app based on the Disney Junior television series, Doc McStuffins.  It's called "Doc McStuffins":  Time For Your Check Up!" Children can play along with their favorite characters (Lambie, of course!) Doc, Hallie and the rest of their friends.  There are four different and fun activities, with developmental results that please mom as well. "Time for your check up!" If you have a child under the age of ten, … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Gaming “Toy Box” – Jack Sparrow Rides Tron Vehicle #DisneyInfinity

Limited only by your imagination, the new Disney Infinity launching this summer will take you to new experiences in video gaming.  I learned about Disney Infinity when I attend Disney Social Media Moms Conference and was blown away by the creativity and flexibility of this game.  Although I paid to attend Disney Social Media Moms Conference, the experience was also funded by Disney. Disney Infinity stars the characters from Monsters … [Read more...]

Ready to #PackMoreFun at #DisneySMMoms!

Just a few more days, Rosie and I will be headed to Walt Disney World for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration.  Squeeeee!  We are uber-excited.  If you haven't heard of it, every year, Disney invites a group of bloggers to come experience the wonders of the parks and learn more about what make it such an amazing destination for families.  It's an incredible three days, and I am blessed and grateful to be able to attend. If you haven't … [Read more...]

Disney Parks Vacation FUNdamentals! #DisneySMMoms

I'm excited to announce that I will be attending the 2013 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration at Walt Disney World.  I'm honored to be one of the approximately 150 bloggers invited to experience once-in-a-lifetime events, learn more about new features of the Park, and hear the wisdom shared by motivational speakers.  Because I can't travel without my daughter, most conferences just don't work into my schedule.  Disney, in their tradition of … [Read more...]