The age old question of what to wear at Disney has perplexed the masses for many moons. This is especially true for those of us who live in colder climates. Us Northerners have two issues: (1) we understand heat just not “Florida heat” and (2) we think when it’s cold in the north it’s cold everywhere. So what are we to do?
Planning a Disney vacation isn’t something you do in a flash on a quiet Sunday afternoon. It takes time and preparation to have the most *MAGICAL* time possible. Having that *MAGICAL* time includes not sweating the small stuff like worrying about your house, your money situation, travel hassles, or any myriad of other issues that can arise without proper planning. This Ultimate Disney Vacation Planning Timeline not only includes all the tasks you will need to complete to make the Disney part of your trip practically perfect, it also includes all the minute tasks to make the trip as easy and hassle-free as possible.
Does this sound like you? You have a night free, so you want to make a nice home cooked meal, but you look in the cupboard… or fridge… or freezer… and there isn’t anything worthy of dinner to be found. This leads to you running to the Kroger or WalMart on the way home from work and getting something for dinner… and some ice cream… and five cans of soup because it was on sale for $1.50 per can… and a bag of potato chips… and a bag of croissants from the day-old bread bin. All totaled you spent $30 for ‘dinner’ and that’s just one night! After one week you spent over $100 and the only things in the pantry was a half a bag of potato chips, stale croissants and some canned soup. Read More
There is nothing better than finding an easy, healthy, frugal recipe which you can cook in one pot and Lasagna Soup does just that. It only takes four easy steps, includes healthy ingredients, costs $1.03 per serving and ONLY ONE DISH TO CLEAN!! This recipe will give you the great comfort food taste of lasagna without the hours of toiling in the kitchen. Read More
I make no secret of the fact that baseball and softball are my favorite sports. I grew up watching the Red Sox and played softball all through high school. To that end, I LOVE a good baseball movie. Two hours of escaping between the foul lines sounds like a good time to me. I have seen nearly every baseball movie imaginable but there are five that are near and dear to my heart for different reason. Here are my Top 5 Favorite Baseball Movies of all time. Read More
So your daughter or son wants to play volleyball but you haven’t played or even watched the game since the 1990’s? If so, the game has changed in many ways. It is not your mom’s “bump, set, spike” volleyball anymore. It is now not only a game of finesse but a game of power with towering serves and hard driven attacks. There are defensive schemes, multiple offensive strategies and nuances which require a bit of explanation. To help you out here is the Volleyball 101 for New Volleyball Moms. Read More
THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! As with all other aspects of our daily lives, there are lots of smartphone apps to not only plan and make the most of our Disney vacation but also to keep the Disney spirit alive when we are home. Here is a list of the Best Walt Disney World Smartphone Apps: Read More
How many of you sit through hours of your kiddo’s practices playing on your cellphone? Or maybe reading the newspaper? Or perhaps reading a book? Or let’s be honest… chatting it up with the other team parents? Why not make the time more productive by having a team parent book club? We all claim we want to read more, so let’s take advantage of this downtime to do something productive… and likely knock something off our New Year’s Resolution list. Read More
Are you looking for a way to add some extra magic to your Walt Disney World vacation? Maybe you have some down time between FastPass+ selections or Advanced Dining Reservations? Why not involve the entire family in a fun scavenger hunt throughout the parks of Walt Disney World?
Team building doesn’t happen in one session, it takes continual, coordinated efforts from the parents, coaches and players to foster an atmosphere of teamwork. The next activity in our Team Building Series, Secret Teammate, is one of those effort which, unlike most team building activities, takes place throughout the entire season. Read More