Do You Check Your Kid’s Grades Online…Like, A Lot?

Step away from the grade portal…

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 […]

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, Day 3

For the full DSMMC experience, click here and here and here first. What’s better than breakfast burritos? Breakfast burritos with an advanced screening, that’s what! We headed over to Disney Springs (FL’s version of CA’s Downtown Disney for you SoCal locals) to see Disney Nature’s Born in China set for release on Earth Day, April […]

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, Day 2

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 […]

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, Day 1

If you haven’t already, click here for our pre-conference adventure at Epcot! First day of DisneySMMC! First day of DisneySMMC! Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Oh, boy! We spent the morning getting the lay of the beautiful Port Orleans Riverside land. I could try to describe all the beauty on the bayou, but pictures are way […]

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 […]

Welcome, 2017.

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46 Things No One Tells You About Parenting a Teenage Boy

If you think life with an almost-teenage boy is full of surprises, I’m here to tell you the biggest, baddest, and bestest is yet to come. More than big appetites and even bigger messes, parenting a teenage boy is magic and madness — and that’s what makes it so damn good. Bridging those years between boyhood […]

In Defense of the Simple School Dance Ask

His name was Brian and he was a junior. He had red hair, an ambitious goatee, and he liked me. I suppose I should have been flattered. As a shy freshman, I didn’t get the attention of boys — or upperclassmen — very often. One day after class, Brian approached me and said hello. I muttered […]

The Great Retainer Debate