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A Jingle Jungle Holiday at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom dons holiday decor a bit differently than its three sister Parks at Walt Disney World Resort. So as not to upset animal inhabitants, no flashy lights glow or synthetic snow falls here. However, there is still lots of festive fun! Today, enjoy this excerpt from MAGICAL MOUSE SCHOOLHOUSE: Learn While You Play […]

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Deck the Halls at Walt Disney World Resort!

Mickey Christmas

When the Christmas and holiday decorations go up at Walt Disney World Resort, the Vacation Kingdom transforms into a winter wonderland. No doubt this is a special time of year! Across the Resort, 8.5 million holiday lights are strung 98 percent of that lighting is LED; 2 percent is compact florescent Of that, 10 miles […]

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Today is #GivingTuesday! Make it BIGGER than #BlackFriday!

Today is #GivingTuesday, a day set aside during the holidays on which charitable donations are encouraged and are often matched. I would love to see people make this day as crazy as Black Friday–or even crazier. So, get out there & make a difference! Here are a few of my favorite charities accepting #GivingTuesday donations […]

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December 2014 Earn Your E.A.R.S.

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Welcome to the December 2014 edition of Earn Your E.A.R.S.! The Enriching Academic Reward Series, or E.A.R.S., is an achievement program designed to encourage kids to continually reach for academic success. Sign up to Earn Your E.A.R.S.! #FREE #Disney #homeschool resources Click To Tweet As a homeschooler, I emphasize learning. I do not stress getting […]

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Disneyland Park: Have the Happiest Christmas on Earth!

Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle DLR http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

Nov. 13 through Jan. 6, 2015, the Happiest Place on Earth transforms into the Merriest Place on Earth! During the Christmas holidays, Disneyland Park‘s Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle sets the stage for unforgettable tannenbaum traditions. Its snow-capped steeples, glistening icicles, and shimmering lights excite Guests’ festive spirits. The whole Park, it seems, is aglow. The […]

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ANNOUNCING: The Ultimate Educational Field Trip Spring 2015

The Ultimate Educational Field Trip http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

Alrighty, my Disney-loving homeschool pals, I hinted at this a month or so ago on our Facebook page, and the time has now come to shout it to the world! We are excited to offer you the opportunity to experience the magic of The Ultimate Field Trip along with educational classes offered by the Disney […]

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Thanksgiving Day Dining at Liberty Tree Tavern

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Liberty Tree Tavern—where any day of the year you can enjoy a Thanksgiving-esque feast—is a Table Service restaurant located in Magic Kingdom Park’s Liberty Square. It’s one of my family’s favorite eateries on property, especially when we’re craving a hearty, family-style meal. The restaurant’s atmosphere is a step back in time to the days of […]

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Disney Games for Holiday Gifts, from Wonder Forge

Disney games from Wonder Forge http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

My kids and I love to play board games together. It’s a great way to enjoy each other’s company, discover new pieces of personality (see who’s competitive), crank those brain gears, and just have some good old family fun. So you can imagine how excited I was when Wonder Forge contacted me about reviewing three […]

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TweetBlog Thursday: The Stocks

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Stocks–also referred to as stockades–were a common form of punishment in Colonial America. This form of public humiliation was popular during medieval and Renaissance times as well. Aren’t we glad when our forefathers were establishing laws–and the consequences for breaking them–they removed such “cruel and unusual punishment” from the list of possibilities? The phrase was […]

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Magic Kingdom Park: Tomorrowland Speedway

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  Part of Walt Disney’s success was due to his being a forward-thinker. He had a certain fascination with the future and wanted to feature attractions that not only explored tomorrow’s possibilities, but that also taught us how to approach and embrace what was to come. Back in 1955, when Disneyland opened, the interstate highway […]

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