Back-to-School Giveaway with Promotional Codes – #BTS BTS Giveaway Back To School Giveaway ($2,300+ in Prizes) Have you finished all your back to school shopping, yet?  I haven’t, yet, and am just heading out to get some of it done!  Maybe you are doing some of your shopping online?  If so, try to work in entering this contest while you are shopping online as there are a LOT of great prizes below!  Good luck! Blogging Mom of 4 has teamed up with to bring you this AWESOME {Read More}

Back-to-School Promotional Codes and Kohl’s Pinterest Giveaway – #BTS

WIN Me! & Kohl’s Back to School Pinterest Contest Could you use $250 to spend on Back to School clothes??  I know I certainly could!  Back-to-school shopping can certainly be expensive!  Between all the school supplies and new clothes, the cost has got to be quite a bit.  That’s one of the advantages of homeschooling, not having to buy a whole new wardrobe at the beginning of school; however, I guess we do have to offset that by buying all of {Read More}

5 Tips for Enjoying Walt Disney World in the Rain

Cinderella's Castle

I’ve actually heard people decide to go back to their resort room when the rain starts, and it breaks my heart that a family’s vacation time would be cut short by a rainstorm.  It is so expensive to go to Walt Disney World or really any vacation destination that may be several hundred or thousands of miles from home.  I know there are inexpensive ways to do Walt Disney World, but even just the travel there can boost the overall {Read More}

What We Can Learn from Robin Williams

Meeting the Genie

I so remember watching Robin Williams in Mork & Mindy when I was a kid.  Did I just date myself?  I also watched many of his movies and found that he had such a wide talent of acting, from the seriousness of Dead Poets Society to the zaniness of Mrs. Doubtfire.  He was so talented!  But to the younger generation, he will always be the Genie in the animated Disney’s Aladdin. I was saddened to hear of his passing yesterday {Read More}

How Many Hashtags Should We Use?

How Many Hashtags Should We Use

Before you move on, thinking this is a post about how hashtags shouldn’t be used, WAIT!  I believe in hashtag usage and use them myself!  What I’m talking about is the hashtag usage where there is really only hashtags and very little if any content to the message.  Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words, but when one social media platform is feeding to another, we tend to forget who may be seeing our messages.  How many hashtags are {Read More}

ASIMO at Disneyland


DS11 has always loved robots!  He likes to look at them in books or in movies, but he really likes to watch ASIMO at Disneyland!  Disneyland has a show called Say Hello to ASIMO, Presented by Honda that shows off the abilities of this awesome robot!  ASIMO stands for Honda’s Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility.  If you or your child is interested in learning more about ASIMO, there are some educational files on the Honda ASIMO website. It is amazing how {Read More}

Random Thoughts with Mickey on My Mind


Do you ever just look over your pictures and marvel at all the things you’ve seen or done?  I know I do.  Not all of my photos are of Disney; however, no matter where we go or what we do, we still have fun as a family.  I know that many may think this is heresy, but…  Disney isn’t the only place out there to visit.  Yes, I did just type that!  There are so many things to see and {Read More}

5 Tips for Dealing with Change

Hair Raising Experience

Let’s admit it, life is rarely a steady walk along a straight path.  No.  Life is full of ups and downs, and sometimes, these ups and downs are very extreme.  Over the last 10 years, we’ve experienced some of the very large ups and downs including quite a few downs.  However, we have persevered and survived as a family.  Just over a year and a half ago, I left my “out of the home” job.  It was and was not {Read More}