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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!

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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

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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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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

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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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Magic Kingdom Park: Main Street, U.S.A.

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Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park is one of my favorite places in the World. As my daughter noted on our very first visit, the magic there is just so real. Entering those gates is like stepping into a completely different universe. The outside world vanishes upon entry into Walt’s realm of imagination, adventure, and […]

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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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