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I grew up visiting Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, every few years, staying in the classic hotels – the Polynesian and Contemporary Resorts – wearing my oversized plastic sunglasses and hypercolor t-shirts, making sure my keds were bright white and vacation pic ready. My favorite WDW memories, however, are of my first visits with…

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With many families having everyone home for every meal, many are looking for unique meal ideas and bold flavors to mix up meal planning. Look no further than the frozen food aisle at your local supermarket. Innovation in the frozen food aisle means you can find foods for every dietary and lifestyle need including plant-based,…

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With everyone spending more time experimenting in the kitchen, where can you go to find some culinary inspiration? Your local, or online, supermarket dairy aisle! June is Dairy Month and the perfect time to check out all that’s new and tasty in the dairy aisles. The modern dairy aisle has evolved, and it no longer has…

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Twitter Live Event Monday

Join me for a Twitter Live event this Monday at 7 p.m. ET! I’ll be chatting with author and activist Kaitlin B. Curtice about her new book, Native. I had the opportunity to hear from Kaitlin last fall at the Evolving Faith conference in Denver where Kaitlin spoke about faith, justice, and decolonization. The author…

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. WE WILL UPDATE WITH A NEW DATE/TIME WHEN AVAILABLE. Disclosure: This event is officially sponsored by Disney Parks and RM Media has received compensation for services provided. Family vacations are a wonderful way for everyone to relax, unwind, have fun, and bond together. When going on vacation with little ones,…

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March is National Frozen Food Month and with many special prices and promotions on frozen foods, it’s the perfect time to stock up and save. A limitless variety of on-trend, easily prepared foods for every lifestyle can be found in the frozen food aisles of your local market. Check out all that’s new and tasty, like quick and…

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DisneyKids February Twitter Party

Disclosure: This event is officially sponsored by Disney Parks and RM Media has received compensation for services provided. Spring is just around the corner and while it means the end of the winter months that many of us love, it is the beginning of so many wonderful and beautiful things. This is just as true…

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Why Am I Invisible – A Response

(originally published 12/8/11 – don’t miss reading comments 46 and 54) Some bloggers check their “stats” weekly daily hourly to see how many visitors have come to their sites, how long they stayed there, what posts they’ve read, how they got there, etc.  For many bloggers, these stats are a constant source of anxiety.  I…

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I love the movie As Good As It Gets. I love the characters, I love the dysfunction, I love the honesty, I love the bittersweet comedy. And I love the quotable writing. There’s a scene where Greg Kinnear’s character begins to open up to Helen Hunt as she and Jack Nicholson are driving the trio from…

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Fear and Testimony

Yesterday I did something that felt amazing. I deleted my other blog where I haven’t written since 2016. I have been so absolutely paralyzed by fear of failure for the last couple of years that at times it has made it impossible to write. Every time I logged in to my other site, Reasonably Happy…

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Disclosure: This event is officially sponsored by Disney Parks and RM Media has received compensation for services provided. As a parent, careful planning of your family’s vacation time and budget is important to a stress-free time away, especially when you’re traveling with preschoolers. At Walt Disney World Resort, there are many great ways to make…

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Star Wars Month Celebration Winner

Congratulations to Tiffany S., winner of the Star Wars Month Celebration Giveaway! Baby Yoda and Classic Yoda are headed your way, Tiffany. Enjoy!

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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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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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…