Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will invite guests aboard the Halcyon, a starcruiser known throughout the galaxy for its impeccable service and exotic destinations. When they arrive onboard, guests will step into the ship’s main deck Atrium to begin their journey through a galaxy far, far away. (Disney/Lucasfilm)

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If your family loves Disney and Star Wars as much as mine does, I’m quite certain that for the last couple of years, you’ve heard the following echoing through your home: “But when will the Star Wars hotel open??” With the release of the final three movies in the Star Wars saga and the opening…

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Disney’s New Riviera Resort

Disney’s new Riviera Resort, a Disney Vacation Club property, is now open to guests! Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to visit Disney’s Riviera Resort to get a sneak peek at the magic. My family is traveling to the World later this month, and I was so impressed with the Riviera Resort that I…

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Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queue FAQ

Since the opening of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios on December 5, there has been epic level anxiety over the ride boarding groups, otherwise known as the virtual queue. Friends, I am with you! My family is heading to the parks over the holidays, and while I got to…

Disney guests will traverse the corridors of a Star Destroyer and join an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance - including a face-off with Kylo Ren - when Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens Dec. 5, 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Jan. 17, 2020 at Disneyland Resort in California. At 14 acres each, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios is Disney's largest single-themed land expansion ever. (Joshua Sudock/Disney Parks)

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Earlier this month I had the opportunity to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, to preview the new attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Now I’m bringing Resourceful Mommy readers everything they need to know before they go. Where is Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance? Star Wars: Rise of…

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Giveaway! Star Wars Month Celebration

Happy Star Wars Month! Right now there is a laminated Millennium Falcon pulled monorail cruising around my kitchen doorway, counting my family down to our first family trip to Walt Disney World in four years. Four years! When we were last there as a family, my son could still eat off of the kids’ menu…

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ASHA Holiday Hearing Twitter Party

    More than 7 in 10 parents are concerned about their children damaging their hearing by listening to their tech devices, such as music players, tablets, and smartphones, at too-loud volumes, according to recent polling commissioned by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and conducted by YouGov. As the holiday shopping season gets into full…

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Easy Home Meals #HolidayHacks Twitter...

Preparing for all of the many holiday celebrations can be hectic. It’s easy to simplify your prep with some innovative ideas that start in the frozen and dairy aisles of your local grocery store. A stocked fridge and freezer full of easy-to-make appetizers, ready-to-go ingredients, and already-prepared desserts can help reduce holiday stress. With foods…

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(Re)Creating Memories at Walt Disney ...

Full Disclosure – I am the person who rolls her eyes and clicks away every time the “You Only Have 18 Summers” memes make a resurgence. After all, I’m forty-one years old and I still vacation with my parents. I tend to think that preemptively panicking about my children growing up and moving away is some next…

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Evolving Faith

I am sitting on the bathroom floor, next to the draining tub, wrapped in a heap of towels, refusing to move forward in the bedtime process and left alone to create my own inertia when I am good and ready. I stare at the enormous mirror covering the wall in front of me from floor…

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What Is Your Volunteering Style: A Lo...

In my kitchen there is a chalkboard wall with the days of the week running from top to bottom in a Pinterest-worthy design created in soothing blues and cheery yellows. Under each day’s heading you’ll find a series of times and activities: 4:00 to 4:30 – piano, 6:00 to 7:30 – soccer, 7:00 to 9:00…

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#DisneyYouthPrograms Twitter Party

Disclosure: This event is officially sponsored by Disney Youth Programs and RM Media has received compensation for services provided. Parents and educators agree that learning is something that should happen each and every day, in and out of the classroom. Disney Youth Programs agrees wholeheartedly and has developed a series of amazing learning opportunities throughout…

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Talk to Them

This post was originally published in May of 2015. I am re-publishing today for World Suicide Prevention Day. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Last month my husband and I visited Spain, first spending a couple days in a Mediterranean beach town, then one night in Barcelona followed by a couple days in Granada. I took…

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American Red Cross: Look for the Helpers

Earlier this month I visited the American Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, DC, just a quick Metro ride away from my home in the suburbs. My visit was part of an online influencer event, and to be completely honest, I didn’t know what to expect. Somewhere in my childhood bedroom is the CPR certification…

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What’s Next at Walt Disney Worl...

Today is Monday the 26th of August, otherwise known in my home as The Day to Sort Through D23 Expo Announcements. via GIPHY Last week some of the luckiest people on the planet came together in Anaheim, California, to celebrate all things Disney, including learning about what’s next for Disney Parks, Disney Cruise Line, and…

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Walt Disney World #DisneyKids June Tw...

  A first trip to Walt Disney World is an amazing experience for the young and the young-at-heart! There is so much to see and do, especially for families with little ones. So how do you plan a perfect vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort for your family and ensure that you have the…

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Easy Home Meals #JuneDairyMonth Twitt...

June is Dairy Month and the perfect time to check out all that’s new and tasty in the dairy aisles. This section of the store has really evolved over the years. The modern dairy aisle no longer has just dairy or only traditional staples like milk, eggs, and butter. Whether you’re satisfying a plant-based diet,…

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Walt Disney World #DisneyKids May Twi...

  It’s no secret that there is plenty to see and do this summer at the Walt Disney World Resort’s four amazing theme parks, but did you know there is even more in store for families who visit with their little ones? Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, the two amazingly themed waterparks at Walt Disney…

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Where I Went and Where I’m Going

If you haven’t been to Resourceful Mommy for awhile, you may be utterly confused by my recent posts. Let me catch you up. I mostly stopped blogging back in January of 2014, except for moments like when I felt compelled to pop back in and tell you about my sweet Alison, write an open letter to teens about…

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Why I Left

In the beginning, God created Twitter. And it was good. And the people of the Internet came together to share stories and ideas and skills and information. Websites were built and businesses created. Connections were made. Friendships were formed. Then people began tweeting to ask me for money to buy themselves new teeth, for help…

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ASHA #BHSMchat Twitter Party

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is back with another great Twitter Party to share more very important information with us to help us better understand our children’s  speech/language and social development. A recent survey showed that one in four parents has had concerns about their child’s ability…

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Avengers: Endgame Movie Review

I have just returned home from watching a special screening of Avengers: Endgame with my twelve year old son. I’m committed to my no spoilers oath, so read on without fear of ruination. I’ve got you. Avengers: Endgame By The Numbers Three: Number of times my son tried to hand me a tissue because tears were…