Don’t forget your stroller at Disneyland…you might get peed on!

sleeping-in-stroller-at-Disneyland

I am an overachieving mom. I wanted my daughter out of diapers before she was two, reading by four, and definitely not sitting  in a stroller at five. Sometimes it  takes a funny mishap, like your daughter peeing on her daddy's head at Disneyland, to take a step back and realize maybe it is okay to push a five year old around in a stroller! Since that happened we have a stroller at Disneyland and I don't feel badly when I get odd looks for pushing  my only child in a stroller when Read More... {Read More...}

Back to School Effortless Meals

effortless-meals-pizza

We officially survived our first week back to school. My daughter was so excited to start kindergarten this week. She came home even more excited to tell me all about the fun in her classroom each day. By the end of the week we were all exhausted from the excitement. A new routine without the ability to nap during the day has worn her out. With last minute school supplies to purchase and other errands with my daughter after school this week, we could all use a break from our normal dinner Read More... {Read More...}

First day of school gift with kids cards

cards-for-kids-first-day-of-school-gift

Today is my daughter's very first day of kindergarten. She has been so excited all summer and couldn't wait to get ready for school this morning. While she was busy learning on her first day I put together a fun surprise for when she gets home later today. Her first day of school good job gift includes a new coloring book with twistable crayons, a stuffed Minnie Mouse, a cute Minnie dress to wear this week, and one of the new Hallmark kids cards that unfolds into a jumbo poster. The Read More... {Read More...}

Children of Disney Social Media Moms Celebration learning about friendship with Disney

friends-through-blogging-mommies-Disneyland-#DisneySMMoms

I have had many great opportunities through this blog. Sometimes those opportunities are working with brands I love, attending events, and meeting idols. The best endeavors are when my entire family gets to participate and offers my daughter valuable learning opportunities. As a consumer I have a short list of brands I've favored well before I ever worked in social marketing. It's amazing to be able to work with some of those brands in this capacity and build genuine relationships with Read More... {Read More...}

Teach your child about vaccinations

learning-about-global-vaccinations

When I noticed my daughter playing with her dolls and a doctor kit recently I wondered what she was doing. As I listened to her imaginative play, I overheard her telling the dolls they all needed their shots to go to kindergarten. My daughter is going to kindergarten in just a couple of weeks so back to school vaccinations have been a hot topic in our house. She knows about vaccinations and why she needs them to stay healthy but she doesn't know about all the children without access to a Read More... {Read More...}

It’s okay to take a break, social media influencers can go on vacation too

okay-to-take-a-break

As a social media influencer, the work day never really ends. Growing your presence, consistently creating content, and fostering your online relationships takes time. Most often, more time than you can anticipate. With constantly changing goals and focuses on different platforms, it's easy to get overwhelmed and never walk away from your smart phone in fear of missing an important opportunity for engagement and growth. It's summer and that means my daughter is ready for some fun. I am extremely Read More... {Read More...}