Happy Disneyland #Halloweentime!


Halloweentime is my favorite time of year at Disneyland and this year is a banner one. The parks are totally decked out for the season and many of the rides have been transformed, including Space Mountain and the Haunted Mansion. This year marks the 13th anniversary of “Jack Skellington” taking up residence in the Mansion…

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Our Wacky (Goofy?) Family Traditions at Disneyland


At the risk of making complete fools of my whole family, I’ve just shared all the silly things we are somehow compelled to do each and every time we visit Disneyland/Disneyworld. I don’t think of these things as us being weird. I think of them as family traditions. I’m sure other people have to get…

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Trick or Treat – Mickey Style! Halloween at Disneyland


  It’s my most favorite time of year at Disney. Every year at Halloween the park is transformed. Not-so-spooky decor, “Halloween Screams – A Villainous Surprise in the Skies,” a fireworks spectacular (this one is my fave),  and of course… Mickey’s Halloween Party! On select nights, come to the Disneyland Park in costume to trick-or-treat in the ultimate…

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I Wouldn’t Do Theme Parks Without a Stroller!


Living in Southern California has its perks. The beach, the great weather, and theme parks galore. We don’t get through a summer without multiple visits to the Zoo, Wild Animal Safari, Legoland, Knotts, Soak City, Disneyland, Sea World and Universal. Not to mention the State Fair. We don’t get through all this fun without the…

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Toddlers on a Leash: Heel Baby!


I always said I was “practicing” my parenting on my dog, prior to having kids. After all, there are a lot of similarities to training a dog and parenting. You have to be consistent, firm and loving. You have to establish who is in charge. You have to feed them regularly and yep, there is…

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The Perfect Age for Disney


I’ve just returned from Disneyworld. It was a lovely, idyllic trip. We brought our two sons, and we left the tween/teen girls behind. People gave us a look when we first announced this plan. One of those “Are you really sure you know what you are doing with this whole parenting thing?” looks.  How could…

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5 Favorite Theme Park Strollers & a {Giveaway}

I’m planning a trip to Disneyworld next month and it has me thinking about strollers. Even though my “baby” just turned four and almost never rides in a stroller anymore, when it comes to theme parks, we still like to have one on hand. As a So Cal theme park aficionado (and a stroller veteran…

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