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Disney Games for Holiday Gifts, from Wonder Forge

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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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Magical Blogorail Red: Little-Known Facts about the Haunted Mansion

Little Known Facts Haunted Mansion http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

Welcome to those of you joining me from A DISNEY MOM’S THOUGHTS and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail. One of my favorite haunts at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is the Haunted Mansion. Judging by the steady stream of Guests in the queue, I’m not […]

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November 2014 Earn Your EARS

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Welcome to the November 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. As a homeschooler, I emphasize learning. I do not stress getting good grades, and so my children do not always appreciate the value of […]

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Disney Youth Programs: Performing Arts Workshops, Festivals & Competitions

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We’re wrapping up this month’s discussion about the Disney Youth Programs offered at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. (Click the link to view related articles.) We’ve provided an overview of all programs and have taken a look at what is offered within each category. Having experienced a showcase of several courses, I […]

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Disney Youth Programs: Individual Enrollment, Disney Student Seminars, Kingdom Keepers Quest, & Disney YES College Edition

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If you’ve been following along, each Monday this month we’ve been talking about Disney Youth Programs, a series of educational courses and performance programs that take place in and around both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort that offer kids exciting ways to learn while they play with the magic of Walt Disney entertainment. […]

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Magical Mouse Schoolhouse on Mom Talk Radio

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This past week I was interviewed by Maria Bailey, host of Mom Talk Radio. Although our phone call was abbreviated by technical issues, I was thrilled to be featured on her weekly show. We got to chat a bit about Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, from how it all began to what it has become; the Magical […]

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Disney Youth Programs: Applied Sciences & Environmental Studies

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We are back this beautiful Monday morning, continuing a series on Disney Youth Program offerings. This week we’ll focus on the Youth Education Series Applied Science & Environmental Studies. Classes are designed for elementary, middle grade, and high school students, and, like the Liberal Arts and Leadership Development courses we looked at last week, last […]

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Disney Youth Programs: Liberal Arts and Leadership Development

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Good Monday morning, pals! As promised, we’re continuing a series on Disney Youth Program offerings, focusing this week and next on the Youth Education Series. Today’s spotlight is on the Liberal Arts and Leadership Development courses, classes designed for elementary, middle grade, and high school students, that last 2-3 hours each. Workshops can accommodate 15 […]

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