Princess Diana for a Day


As a little girl, I had one big dream: to becoming a nurse-princess. Sure, it hadn’t been done before, but I could have certainly been the first. I’d wear scrubs by day and gowns by night, and it all sounded rather practical until I learned that nurses have to deal with…blood. The very word made me weak in the veins. Upon this realization, I was forced to settle on a career as princess; life can be so unfair at times.

High school proved to be a bit of bummer on account of Queen Renaldi’s no-show. While I was lucky enough to marry my Prince Charming, our castle turned out to be an always too hot upstairs apartment.

Time marched on and I had two little princes of my own. Just when it seemed my royal dreams weren’t meant to be, Babble invited me to portray Princess Diana in honor of Women’s History Month, highlighting one of 49 Great Moms in History!


I was excited and nervous and honored and eager because PRINCESS DIANA. Not only was she an incredible mother, she was an iconic beauty, champion for children, and true humanitarian who meant so much to all of us.

The day of the photo shoot, I headed to the studio to get my transformation on. The hair and makeup team was incredible!

Here’s a scared selfie I sent my husband from the bathroom.


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Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, Day 4

For the full DSMMC experience, click here for our pre-conference day, day 1, day 2 , and day 3. Day 4, whew! It was a big day. I have so much to share; I almost don’t even know where to begin! I know, I’ll start with breakfast with my husband at Cabanas, the all-you-can-eat-and-then-some buffet […]

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For the full DSMMC experience, click here and here first. Image credit: Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Picture it: Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Just me and a few of my favorite influencers enjoying Epcot. See me? I’m right there. RIGHT THERE. Yes! On the left. And oh, what a beautiful morning it was! First, we […]

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Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, Day 1

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When You Wish Upon A Star…

When it comes to big wishes, I have a few: to travel to Europe, to free myself of cellulite without really trying, and to make it to Disney World for the very first time with my family. Well, the pixie dust fairies must have been listening because I was invited the 2017 Disney Social Media […]

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Secret Clothes

C’mon, tell me about your secret clothes.

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Welcome, 2017.

From floppy disks and uncomfortable bras to cutting your own bangs and blaming your mom. Like us? WE LIKE YOU, TOO! Be sure to follow From Carpools to Cocktails on Facebook for more awesome Amber.

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