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!”

Best Fast Passes to Make at Magic Kingdom

You have your reservation, you have your park tickets and you’ve hit that 60 day mark until your trip, which means you’re ready to make Fast Passes! Stressful, right? It doesn’t have to be! Before you do anything, make sure you have My Disney Experience downloaded to your phone and have your reservation and ticketsContinue reading “Best Fast Passes to Make at Magic Kingdom”

The Most Useful Things I Bring to Disney

Packing can be stressful for anyone, right? If you’re like me, you do that thing where you pack 8 pairs of underwear for 3 days (like what do you actually think is going to happen?) and 10 shirts because you just don’t know what you’re going to “feel” like wearing. Am I alone on thisContinue reading “The Most Useful Things I Bring to Disney”

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!”

Disney with an Infant- It Can Be Done!

Smack in the middle of the first 100 days of darkness with our daughter, as bleary-eyed and sleep-deprived parents, my husband and I decided to keep our previously booked trip to Walt Disney World. Before MGM was born, we envisioned how simple it would be to tote around an 8 week old. We scoured theContinue reading “Disney with an Infant- It Can Be Done!”

September 1st- A Pumpkin Spice Addict’s New Year

September 1st has become the unofficial start to Fall for all of the Pumpkin Spice lovers out there. We haven’t even passed Labor Day, but as of today, all of us who have been drinking Pumpkin Spice iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts since mid-August can finally stop getting eye rolls and looks of disgust fromContinue reading “September 1st- A Pumpkin Spice Addict’s New Year”

Week 14- Vacation

As I write this, we are finishing up our staycation. It’s been a really good week and some much needed time off to spend with my husband, family and friends. But where does working out fall into that mix? Well, I’ll give you a glimpse into how I handled it. When we started vacation, JonContinue reading “Week 14- Vacation”

Week 13- Milestones

If someone tells me, “Yeah, I lost 20 pounds,” my reaction is always holy cannoli, that is truly awesome. It’s an arbitrary number but for some reason, to me, it is significant. I know I haven’t shared much in the way of numbers in these posts and there are many reasons for that. Firstly, ifContinue reading “Week 13- Milestones”