05Mar

Visiting Walt Disney World with Tweens – My Top Ten of What Not to Miss

Over spring break, we headed to Orlando for what my husband would coin as the "reluctant dad's trip to Disney". Yes, my husband is a naysayer when it comes to everything Disney, but I know the value of taking the kids and understand the significance of doing it while they're young. With my daughter going on 14 and my son a very unimaginative 12, I felt as though the trip was 100% necessary this year. So this will be my first of several pieces on our visit. I will also have pieces on publications besides this blog, which I'll be sharing on Twitter and Read More

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

28Nov

Passports with Purpose: Supporting Literacy and Going to Disney

Wyndham Orlando

When I try to imagine a world without books, it's just too hard.  My whole world revolves around the written word, it always has.  When I was a child, I ran home from school to read books.  My mother took us to the library all the time.  When I finally got around to reading the classics, it was as though a whole new world opened up to me.  I majored in Journalism, started my career in television but naturally found my way into the publishing industry where I have worked for the last eleven years.  My love for reading and books has never waned and I am 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

28Apr

Epcot with Kids

Epcot Disney World

(This article 'Epcot with Kids' is also featured on TravelingMom.com.  I am currently on vacation in Orlando and will be posting articles from my trip over the next few days across both web sites.) When we decided to visit Disney World during Spring Break and Easter weekend, we didn’t really factor in the expected lines and big crowds. So, we decided to spend our first day at Epcot. Epcot may not be the first Disney park you may consider as a good place to start for your kids. It’s big, it’s educational, it doesn’t have the roller coasters and more 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