Why We Love Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Oh, Disney Vacation Club, how I love thee! When we began to look into joining the Disney Vacation Club, we actually toured at the Polynesian.  It was stuff of dreams for me. There’s no way that we could afford the room rates at the Polynesian.  I was pretty sure it was always going to beContinue reading “Why We Love Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows”

My Favorite Apps for Instagram

Let’s be honest, many of us have moved past the point of slapping on an imbedded filter from Instagram, editing with their tools, and hitting Done. I get questions every now and again on what apps I use so. I figured this would be a nice little way to round them up.  Snapseed This is aContinue reading “My Favorite Apps for Instagram”

Character Dining at Disney World and Why I Recommend It!

Character dining is one of the more expensive ways to eat at Walt Disney World but I think it can be worthwhile, so hear me out as to why. Obviously if you’re not a person who’s amped to meet characters, then this post probably isn’t for you, but if you have small kids who likeContinue reading “Character Dining at Disney World and Why I Recommend It!”

A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party

Does anyone else enjoy party planning? I mean the create a Pinterest board, dream big, no budget type planning. Yeah, that’s me. Extravagant, over the top boards that are just gorgeous. I did the same thing for my wedding. Ringing any bells? Mhmm. Thought so. Well, back in the real world, there’s a thing calledContinue reading “A Magical Unicorn Birthday Party”

Nest Diapers- A Plant-Based Eco-Friendly Option

I don’t know about you, but I’ve found throughout my four year stint in motherhood that we are constantly bombarded with options. Options on EVERYTHING. Diapers, food, clothes, creams, you name it- there’s at least a handful of options. I’ve solidified my role in the world as a crazy researcher. I am that person whoContinue reading “Nest Diapers- A Plant-Based Eco-Friendly Option”

Once a Nurse…

I’ve thought about writing this post probably once a day for the past six months. But, I haven’t been able to bring myself to put pen to paper, in a manner of speaking. 8 years. I’ve been a registered nurse for 8 years. Taking care of some of the sickest, most critical patients in theContinue reading “Once a Nurse…”

What I’m Reading to Combat my Mom-Brain

Hello, there. Self-proclaimed book nerd over here! Since I can remember, I’ve always loved reading. It’s one of the reasons I joined UBAM and started selling kid’s books. I just think it’s so important for kids to read and to be read to! I also think it’s super important for adults to find the timeContinue reading “What I’m Reading to Combat my Mom-Brain”

How I Pack for a Plane Ride with Small Children

Snacks. Snacks. And more snacks. But honestly, I’ve never heard a child ask for so many snacks at 6 in the morning! After many flights with my kids, I have a system down for what I pack for the plane. I like to think of myself as a modern-day Mary Poppins. My first stop isContinue reading “How I Pack for a Plane Ride with Small Children”

Best Quick Service at Disney World (that keeps parents AND kids happy!)

Ahhh I remember the days when I’d hit 180 days from my reservation and be on my computer ready to book my Advanced Dining Reservations at our favorite Table Service restaurants on Disney property. But, times have changed. And to be completely honest, unless we have another adult on the trip to babysit the kidsContinue reading “Best Quick Service at Disney World (that keeps parents AND kids happy!)”

Disney World with a One Year-Old- It Can Be Done!

Now that Meryl is THREE (read- catastrothree/threenager), I guess I can write a little bit about bringing her to Disney World when she was one (and 1.5!). This is what happens when you’re a mom- your life is paved with good intentions and blog posts, yet many are started and never finished. OH, and thenContinue reading “Disney World with a One Year-Old- It Can Be Done!”