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Nineteen years ago, we were standing in my parent's kitchen - pink tile and dirty dishes. The house was empty and you leaned over to take a kiss from my lips. My first kiss. A few days later, I told my parents, "I'm dating Tim Sheaffer." Matter-of-fact. I don't remember there being a … [Read More...]

Compassion Experience

If Compassion Experience Comes to Your City

If Compassion Experience comes to your city - GO. Make a reservation or walk-in. Bring a handful of kids. Let them listen to the lives of four real children in Bolivia, Uganda, Kenya, and the Philippines. You and your children will each be given an iPod and a headset. Then, … [Read More...]

chatting with Anna

What’s Your Super Power?

Anna leaned in close to my 6-year-old and whispered, "Do you have a super power? I do! Can you guess what it is?" She was perfectly in-character - sparkling eyes, a contagious and mischievous grin, and spunk for miles. My 6-year-old seriously pondered the question for a moment. … [Read More...]

Enchanting stories and characters from Fantasyland come to life for Magic Kingdom guests in Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. The daily spectacular showcases fantastic and innovative parade floats, vibrant costumes, and an original soundtrack that features beloved songs from favorite Disney films, plus a new parade theme song. Magic Kingdom is located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (David Roark, photographer)

That Time My 8-Year-Old Got Stabbed By A Lost Boy (True Story!)

It's no secret that Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom is one of our family's favorite shows! Everything is exactly on cue - the costumes are extravagant, the dancing is perfectly choreographed, and the cast demonstrates a huge amount of energy and … [Read More...]

Opening Night at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

Highlights of 2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration

I was honored and humbled to be invited to the 2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration at Walt Disney World last week. In case you are unfamiliar with #DisneySMMC, it's an invitation-only conference for social media influencers, entrepreneurs, and bloggers. My favorite thing about the … [Read More...]