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Star Wars Fun At Disney World! (and at home!!)

Disclosure:  We were invited to Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, and were given a heavily discounted rate to fully experience all Disney has to offer!  All opinions expressed are my own. My boys are five and three, and over the last few months they have become just absolutely Star Wars obsessed!  My husband is a big Star Wars fan, so it's been really cool to watch them bond over their favorite characters.  My husband looks so proud when he hears our…

The “Advice” I’d Give New Parents.

I feel every morning while I'm sipping my coffee and scrolling through my social media feeds I see, at minimum, one article for new parents written from the perspective of someone further along on their parenting journey.  The advice is genuinely well intended, but often the author has been out of the "trenches" for several years.  Honestly, I love these pieces of wisdom. I've always been a big fan of having mentors!   So, today, I wanted to offer my two…

Your LEGOLAND- California Trip Planned For You (Plus A Printable Schedule!

Disclosure:  LEGOLAND provided us with tickets in exchange for promoting a giveaway they were hosting a couple months ago.  We only work with brands we love and trust on this blog.  We used those complimentary tickets to conduct this feature.  All opinions expressed are my own. Before you go:  Check random things for Kids Visit Free Tickets! (Like juice boxes, LEGO packages.) Order tickets online for the best possible prices:  I suggest splurging on the ticket that includes admission to…

Can You Afford A Family Vacation This Year?

I did not grow up going on family vacations.  A family vacation for us was eating inside of the restaurant as opposed to only picking up our 39 cents Wednesday burgers through the drive thru.  My husband grew up with frugal parents who opted to travel more.  We knew that regular travel would be something of priority in our family's culture, and we are always looking for creative ways to make it happen.  Like everything else in our lives, we…

Homeschool ideas for a Wrinkle In Time!

Disclosure: We were actually given a book from Disney Press and four free movies to watch a wrinkle in time in theaters at the conference we recently attended (Disney Social Media Moms) we were not asked to write about anything and paid a nominal fee to attend.  All opinions expressed are my own! Honestly, A Wrinkle In Time is a book for kids a bit older than my preschoolers, but we love to stretch outside of our comfort zones and…

Our Easter Baskets + a 50.00 Incredibundles Gift Card Giveaway!!!

Disclosure:  I received an Incredibundles gift card for myself to make my Easter Basket Selections.  I only promote companies I love on this blog! I am one of those obnoxious people that blows holidays out of proportion.   I've said it on this blog multiple times, my grandmother did it for me and I'm doing it for my kids with no shame.  With that said, when I get my kids presents, I like them to be purposeful and useful.  I…

Speaking Engagement Recap- Kid’s Parties on a budget!

I recently had the opportunity to speak to the mom's group I've been attending for nearly five years.  This was actually my third time speaking to them, but it was extra special to me as it will be my last.  Our move is only eight weeks away now, and it is so bittersweet.  This group of mothers has grown from about forty women when I started attending to almost two hundred mamas.  I have learned so much in my journey…

Preschool Activities!

I'm talking about things to do with your preschool age kids to keep them busy.  I like to keep my kids busy so they don't argue all day.  I like to leave a lot of their open for playing, but I try to keep more structured activities on deck, too. I try to have something ready for them in the mornings or else they'll just whine and cry to watch television.  The activity above is a crowd favorite.  Just craft…

What we are reading this fall + a book giveaway!

I'm astounded that tomorrow is labor day!  Fall is here people, and you know what goes great with a pumpkin spice latte?  A good book. Kids are back in school, so they need some books too.  Dad is busy with school reading, so I've cut him out of this post this year. Here is what I'm reading, have recently read, or want to read before December: One Mom Can Change the World by Amy Lanham & Claudia Mitchell-  I loved this…