Our Travel with Kids Wish List vs. Reality

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If you’ve traveled with kids before, you know that you have to be prepared. The waiting, the sitting in your seats, the confined space, it’s all a bit pretty much a parent’s worst nightmare. What we want to bring and what our kids want to bring are two very different things. Add that to what… Read More

Disney Holidays At The Disneyland Resort

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Boy, do we have a treat for you today! I recently attended a holiday event at Disneyland and am so excited to share the whole inside scoop with you! Disneyland is amazing all year round, but it somehow steps it even even further during the holidays. There are so many extra fun and festive things… Read More

Walt Disney Studios Debuts Movie Trailer For Cinderella

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I couldn’t be more excited about the trailer release for the upcoming Disney Cinderella movie that is slated to hit theaters on March 13, 2015! It gives us a sneak peek at this much-anticipated film inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” that will bring to life Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece. The story of “Cinderella”… Read More

Travel Review: Sesame Place

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If there’s a place where a toddler’s dreams will come true, it has to be Sesame Place.  A small(ish) amusement park, specially designed for younger kids, this is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Unlike large theme parks (like Disney World, Busch Gardens, Six Flags), Sesame Place is totally doable and not at all intimidating-… Read More

Disney INTO THE WOODS to Hit Theaters Christmas Day #IntoTheWoods

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There is something you may not know about me. I LOVE musicals! Seriously, love-love-love them. It was always my dream to star in a musical, but unfortunately, my vocal pipes weren’t in agreement. In other words, I can’t sing. So, my dream is being fulfilled by watching musicals and singing to the soundtrack in the… Read More

Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa Review (VIDEO)

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A few weeks ago, Sandals invited my husband and I to a “Romantic Getaway” press trip at their Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa in Jamaica. Needless to say, when this type of invite comes in, you go. I’ve been dying to experience this all-adults, all-inclusive resort in Jamaica and our 3-days away didn’t disappoint.… Read More

Disney Studio’s Moana to Hit Theaters in 2016 #Moana

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After the wildly successful Disney movie Frozen in the winter of 2013/2104, we are always on the lookout for what the next Disney movie will be that our kids will become obsessed with.  We just got word that Walt Disney Animation Studios plans “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to… Read More

How To Survive Disney World With Kiddos

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Around the country, schools have started and it’s a great time to visit Walt Disney World with little ones.  However, even with crowds being lighter than usual because school is in session, it’s still Walt Disney World, where visitors come from around the globe.  There are certain ways of managing the madness so that everyone… Read More

Ninja Turtle Luggage Review

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If you saw my previous post, you’ll know I have a huge Ninja Turtles fan in my home. So today I’m reviewing the Ninja Turtle Light Up Suitcase, available at Target, for you all! This was one of my son’s third birthday presents and he adores it. Not only is it perfect for travel, it… Read More

Vegas Tips: With And Without Kids

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Today we’re talking all about Sin City. But the truth is, “Sin” City can be totally sinless if you’re taking the kids and looking for some G rated family fun! So we’re sharing some tips on vacationing in Vegas with and without kids. With Kids Circus Circus and Excalibur both cater towards kids. Circus Circus… Read More

Loving LEGOLAND California

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  About the author: Allison Cuevas is a former high school teacher turned stay-at-home mom of two boys. She is obsessed with baby products, classes and all things to make this mommywood journey easier. When she is not conducting pirate rescue missions with her sons, she is secretly gulping down a chocolate peanut butter cup… Read More

Mom Poll: What Is the Right Age For a First Visit to Disneyland?

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I grew up visiting Disneyland often. Not because we lived in California, but because my half sister did. Oh lucky stars!!! Visits to see her always included a trip to the Magic Kingdom. I remember when Toon Town launched and the first time I was actually excited to ride Pirates of the Caribbean rather than… Read More

Activities For The Family In The Beach Town Of Ventura, California

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Ventura, California is a gorgeous, laid back, beach town that my family and I adore. It is the epitome of relaxation: from Farmer’s Markets to strolls on the pier, to that perfect ocean breeze that is always present, this is a great place for adults and children alike. If you’re wondering what to do in… Read More

A Great Summer Getaway – Holiday World!

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Are you looking for a fun summer getaway destination? Maybe somewhere not so far from home or maybe somewhere you’ve never been before? We live in the Midwest and are always looking for a fun place to spend a weekend without having to drive forever to get there. Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana is… Read More

Carnival Freedom Cruise Room Tour (VIDEO)

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It’s no secret that cruise ship staterooms are small. ALL cruise rooms are small unless you are super rich or a celebrity and happen to score one of the presidential suites or big suites. It’s not a big deal because most people just know that space will be tight in their room. You don’t spend… Read More

Sh*t People Say When Stuck in a Cabin in the Woods Together (VIDEO)

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Oh yes, it is time for another “Sh*t People Say…” video! PSA: Before I begin, for those who get your panties in a bundle over the title of these videos, just don’t. First of all, I didn’t spell out the big, bad s-word (as if we aren’t all adults here!). Second, it isn’t like I… Read More

Police Photobombing & Cabin in the Woods UPDATE (VIDEO)

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Okay, so I’ve not had time to really do an update video lately because June was completely crazy. Not only were we living in my parent’s home for 2 weeks at the beginning of the month but then we made a 12 hour drive from St. Louis to the East Coast. When we got to… Read More

Carnival Freedom Camp Ocean Review (VIDEO)

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Last week we were invited on the 8-day southern Caribbean cruise of the Carnival Freedom to check out the new Camp Ocean and “Seuss at Sea” program for kids. We are avid cruisers but this was our first time on Carnival so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’m happy to say that I was… Read More

A Visit to Curacao (VIDEO)

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Last week on our cruise, one of our amazing stops was at Curacao. This is a Dutch Caribbean island just north of Venezula that we have never been to, and honestly, didn’t know too much about. I didn’t even know how to properly pronounce it until this week! Oops. It is pronounced “KEWR-E-SOW.” We had… Read More

The Amazing Journey with the Vue (GIVEAWAY)

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GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Congrats to our winner – Jayme H. Dear Baby Gizmo Family, In the last 21 days, I had no idea how much fun that I would have with you on your big journey from Illinois to North Carolina. To my surprise, the Southern Caribbean just happened to be on the route but I’m… Read More