Summer Recap

It’s been pretty quiet on the old blog for the last few weeks. Lots of reasons for this, but basically I’ve been too busy living life to write about it. 🙂 My parents ended up staying for the entire summer, which was so much fun. Tessa is a fan of all food, especially Mimi’s milkshakes … More Summer Recap

DIY Princess Outfits for Disney World: When you need a comfy alternative to itchy polyester

The countdown is on. We leave for Walt Disney World this Friday!! We had no plans to visit again so soon after our last trip (only a year and a half ago) but grandparents, super cheap accommodations, free transportation, discount plane tickets, and C still getting into the parks for free added up to an … More DIY Princess Outfits for Disney World: When you need a comfy alternative to itchy polyester

Traveling with a toddler: Beach Vacation – tips and thoughts on letting go of the fantasy and embracing reality

In the last post in this series I talked about how my expectations for this vacation were so vastly different from reality. Once I was able to let go of my (ridiculous but real) fantasies I was able to embrace and enjoy the trip for what it was, not what I wished it could be. … More Traveling with a toddler: Beach Vacation – tips and thoughts on letting go of the fantasy and embracing reality

Disney World with a Toddler – Part 4: Epcot (or, "ISHYS!!!" that is, fishies, according to Baby Girl)

We rounded out our trip with a visit to Epcot. This park is much more focused on education and science, and while they’ve definitely made an attempt to be more appealing to kids, it didn’t offer a whole lot for the youngest visitors. If your time at Disney is limited you should definitely eliminate this … More Disney World with a Toddler – Part 4: Epcot (or, "ISHYS!!!" that is, fishies, according to Baby Girl)

Disney World with a Toddler – Part 3: Hollywood Studios (Lights, cameras, Mickey Mouse!)

Hollywood Studios has a lot of thrilling experiences to offer. Rockin’ Roller Coaster, Star Tours, and my very favorite, the Tower of Terror. It also boasts some very exciting shows that feature action and explosions. It’s a great place to visit as an older child or adult, but I wasn’t sure if it would have … More Disney World with a Toddler – Part 3: Hollywood Studios (Lights, cameras, Mickey Mouse!)

Disney World with a Toddler: Part 2 – The Magic Kingdom (There’s no place like home…)

The Magic Kingdom once again lived up to its name and reputation. We had an absolutely magical time both of the days we spent there. This park is definitely classic Disney, and has the most famous rides and attractions. We spent most of our time in Fantasyland, which was an absolute dream come true for … More Disney World with a Toddler: Part 2 – The Magic Kingdom (There’s no place like home…)

Disney World with a Toddler: Part 1 – The Animal Kingdom (lions and tigers and charging rhinos! Oh My!)

We began our Disney adventure at the Animal Kingdom. We actually spent our last day there too, but in the interest of time (and to avoid writing a 3,000 word post) I decided not to give you a blow by blow description of our days, but instead hit the highlights by describing our experiences with … More Disney World with a Toddler: Part 1 – The Animal Kingdom (lions and tigers and charging rhinos! Oh My!)