01Apr

On Saying “No”: Disney Social Media Moms Conference

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I've been blogging for five years now and every year I've quietly hoped to be invited to a blogging conference called Disney Social Media Moms. It's a very big deal in the social media community, or seems to be. Besides getting an opportunity to delve into the world of social media with other women for a weekend, you get to bring your family along to experience Walt Disney World in a very magical way with Disney as host. When I didn't make the cut the first year, I thought I'd make it eventually. But when I didn't make the cut the next year, I began to Read More

14Dec

Review: Saving Mr. Banks

savingmrbanks

Have you ever wondered about the creative process behind one of your favorite films?  There are so many pieces that have to come together in the making of any film, including the personalities behind each function. There are films that we love so much, that are a part of our heritage, of our existence, but do you ever stop to think about what went on behind the scenes? Let's pick a film like Mary Poppins...a film that we all grew up with and urge our children to watch...a film with a powerful message, a brilliant cast and the music, ahhh, the Read More

22Jun

Brave: A Film with Girl Power

Brave

  Last night I went to a preview of the new Disney Pixar film, BRAVE. The event was graciously hosted by Visit Scotland.  I didn't take my nine year-old daughter.  It was a busy day in the city and I didn't have time to get home to bring her into the city.  But this is a film that I want her to see, that she has to see, and you had better believe I will be back in the cinema this weekend, with her in tow. Why? Because the character in the film is someone I hope my own daughter to resemble - a strong heroine with a mind of her own.  She's Read More

21Jun

Product Review: Ridemakerz for Car-Serious Kids

Ridemakerz

This past Saturday I dragged my husband and kids into the city bright and early, not an easy feat in my house.  For one thing, my hubby is english and he likes to call home on Saturday mornings.  For another, my family just aren't morning people, none of us really are.  On the weekends, we all like time to CHILL OUT.  But I was invited to what I thought was going to be quite a special event hosted by Disney and I was quite demanding that we get up and out. And indeed it was worth the early trip in.  It was a an event hosted by the folks behind the new Read More

02May

Animal Kingdom with Kids

It's Tough to Be a Bug Animal Kingdom with Kids

(This article 'Animal Kingdom with Kids' is also featured on TravelingMom.com.) When I started planning our trip to Disney World, I decided that on this trip to all the parks, I had to visit Animal Kingdom. It was the only park I had never visited, and I really didn’t expect it to be as good as it is. After a day in Magic Kingdom, which was really, really crowded due to spring break and Easter weekend, Animal Kingdom was much more manageable and far more enjoyable than I ever imagined. I’m not sure why I doubted for a minute that this park would Read More

29Apr

A Child-Friendly Timeshare: Wyndham Bonnet Creek

Wyndham Bonnet Creek Child-Friendly Timeshare

My family and I discovered a true gem of a resort on our current trip to Disney World.  The Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort is located 10-15 minutes from all the Disney Parks, Universal Sea World, downtown Disney and is perfect for families of all shapes and sizes. It's not a hotel or even a Disney resort; it's actually a timeshare.  It has so much to offer: location, activities, accessibility, spacious rooms, amenities, free shuttle service to all the Disney parks, five pools scattered around the resort, miniature golf, club rooms, an extremely kind staff Read More

30Nov

Tangled isn’t so Tangled After All

My daughter recently outgrew the whole Disney princess phase, which was a phase that I thought lasted a heck of a long time.  For a while, I, too, got into it, humming the princess tunes when she wasn't around after we picked up a copy on the way out of Disney World at the airport.  Quite frankly, I haven't been very inspired by the last few princess films.  I had great hopes for The Princess and the Frog last year, but I fell asleep and wasn't razzle dazzled by that film.  I was about to give up on the whole phenomenon.... Until Tangled entered the Read More

02Feb

Calling all DisneyMoms! Disney Guides Book Giveaway – enter today

Calling all DisneyMoms getting ready the Disney Social Media Moms Conference, I'm offering two popular Walt Disney World travel guides to take along on your trip.  They are: With 1 winner for each guide, everyone  has three entry methods available to enter this contest!  Choose any, all or a combination of the methods listed below for up to 3 entries per person:1. Leave a Comment on this very blog post telling us which book you’d like to win!2. Follow @culturemomblog  on Twitter and send out the following tweet (or improvise your Read More