Write Your Story

I share my testimony every year around Easter because I think that’s an excellent time to tell stories of redemption. When I first had the idea to write my testimony a few years ago I thought yes, this could really help people. And then I almost immediately talked myself out of it. I thought, no … Read more

Experiences Over Things and Mom Plays Too: Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

posing at the wax museum with michael jackson

I catch myself doing it all of the time. Taking life wayyyy too seriously trying to keep it all together and get everyone everything they need and everywhere they need to go in one piece. It’s easy to turn into an old stick in the mud trying to keep everything in order, so I’m making … Read more

Making Memories When You Can’t Afford a Big Vacation

Big theme park vacations are not the norm for us, so visiting Legoland and Disney World this year is something we’ll always remember. I do recommend making memories on a big splurge at least once in a lifetime if you can. But the fact of the matter is, big vacations are not always possible. Spring … Read more

The Big Impact of Career Day at School

A homemade CEO career day outfit for school with sharpie markers and a cardboard box laptop computer.

Post may contain affiliate links. See Disclosure and Policy for details. So, the night before Career Day at school we were brainstorming for an outfit. It’s Dr. Seuss’ spirit week and in honor of “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” they had the option of dressing up for their dream job for the day. He’s 9 … Read more

40 Things That Happen When You Travel With Kids

Family travel comes with its challenges but taking trips and traveling with kids on vacation is worth it.

If you’re like me, you plan a trip in eager anticipation to see new things and hit the road on a family road trip. And you start to mentally prepare because there is never a dull moment when you travel with kids. Kids are kids are kids are kids no matter where they are, and … Read more

What is DisneySMMC?

The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2017 DisneySMMC

If you follow mom bloggers on social media anywhere at all, you’ve probably seen the #DisneySMMC hashtag blow up in your social feeds at some point. And if you’re like me, the first time you saw it you thought to yourself what the heck is DisneySMMC? I knew it was a big deal given the … Read more

Our Favorite Things at the LEGOLAND Florida Resort

The Legoland Hotel in Florida has an awesome lobby. They're sitting on a pirate bed made from LEGO bricks.

**This is a sponsored post with the LEGOLAND Florida Resort. We received a one-night complimentary stay with park tickets in exchange for a resort review. I only partner with brands that are a great fit for my family, and all opinions are my own. I am one that yearns for the simple. I love kids … Read more

See the New Rivers of Light Show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Rivers of Light is a beautiful must-see attraction using vibrant colors and effects with water and light at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

This is a sponsored post with Disney. I was afforded this experience as a member of the DisneySMMC event, in which I paid for my own travel, accommodations and registration. I choose to write about the events that truly spoke to me and my family that I believe will be of value to my readers. … Read more

Kids These Days…

Ellie's 10th birthday party at the nursing home to celebrate with her grandmother

For every negative article out there that talks about “kids these days” there should be an equal and opposite article that highlights how awesome they are. There will always be generational growing pains, and there will also always be a whole slew of kids out there doing something good. We should highlight more of that. … Read more

Why I Was Never Really Much of a Disney Fan as a Kid

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I was never really much of a Disney fan as a kid. That may widen some eyeballs and spurn a few gasps, but I really wasn’t. I know I enjoyed more than my fair share of Disney Movies on VHS growing up. But a Disney vacation was something that just wasn’t within the reach of … Read more

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