Saluting Our Heroes! Planes: Fire & Rescue

July 18, 2014

  Saluting Our Heroes! Planes: Fire & Rescue presented us with a teachable moment as we asked our children to appreciate those who overcome great odds to keep us safe from fires and other weather disasters. Yet again Disney provides excellent family entertainment while emphasizing some important life lessons. Our children cheered with delight when they heard that Planes: Fire & Rescue, the new 3D computer-animated sequel to Planes, was dedicated to our brave American firefighters.  Dusty Crop Hopper, the voice of Dane Cook from the original Planes movie, decides he needs to help his hometown by becoming a firefighter to secure the certificate […]

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Disney Parks Adventure: Magic Kingdom Princess Experience

April 4, 2014

Are you looking for a vacation spot that appeals equally to both adults and children?  Consider a Disney Parks Adventure: Magic Kingdom Princess Experience! One of the best parts of having children is that we get to relive our childhood.  After visiting six times now, we have to say that we think the best place to be a big kid again is at Disney World.   A Disney vacation invariably yields special memories that our family will always treasure.  The park has something for everyone.  Magic Kingdom Princesses This year our daughter turned eight, and so for her birthday we […]

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Family Baseball Road Trip To Meet Cesar Ramos of the Tampa Bay Rays: Leg 4

July 26, 2013

Disclosure: Fairfield Inn in Lake City gave our family accommodations however, the opinions are our own. A family baseball road trip to meet Cesar Ramos, Relief Pitcher of the Tampa Bay Rays, comprised leg 4 of our vacation adventure. Our family has the tradition of visiting several major league baseball parks every summer with the goal of hitting every park in America. While the goal may take our whole lives, we want to achieve the exciting adventure together. So far we have traveled to 20 of the 30 parks. At each park, we have experienced a different slice of America […]

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Disney World: Apps to help you plan your trip

June 17, 2013

Desigual’s Vision of Disney World Driving to Disney World is a dream come true for our Family. Many magical Apps will be helping us along the way. We are so happy to have Apps to guide us since the last time our family visited, we attended a pre-planned conference. Now that the children are bigger and have diverse interests, we had to carefully plan our Disney World adventure. Our seven-year old daughter wants to visit with the Disney princesses while our tween wants to test drive in Epcot. Then, we have our teen who is constantly hungry and wants to eat […]

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WWE & Warner Brothers Partner for New Animated Flintstones Movie

May 31, 2013

WWE Does the Flintstones Tweet Disclosure: We were compensated for this post and for participating in the WWEmoms campaign. The below opinions are our own.   Our children are so excited about the great news that WWE and Warner Brothers have formed a partnership to create a new animated Flintstones movie to be released to direct-to-homevideo platforms in early 2015. John Cena, CM Punk, Vince McMahon all favorites from Wrestlemania will star. The deal to co-produce a “Flintstones” film started with an on-going joke involving John Cena over the last several years. Given Cena’s decision to build a brand around wearing brightly […]

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Tech-Mommy: Internet Passwords Provide Life Lessons

March 12, 2013

Surfing the internet is a favorite teen PASTIME Tech-mommy: Internet passwords provide life lessons An ongoing issue in our lives, almost as important as finding our car keys, is how to manage all those internet passwords so that we can protect our families and our financial security.  We learned a big life lesson a few weeks ago about giving our children access to our iTunes, Paypal, Hulu, Netflix and other internet accounts. We thought it would be smart to keep all our passwords in a file on our desktop so we would not forget them. Well, it took a few […]

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Soccer Moms live a mobile life

October 26, 2012

The sideline view of a Social Media Soccer Mom   We don’t understand why Soccer moms get such a bad reputation! Maybe we are a bit harried with two to three games per day on the weekend and managing multiple children at events.  Then, we have the extra angles of a little one who wants to play on the playground with a tween who is always bored. Plus, we have to mention the inconvenience that most soccer fields don’t have nearby bathrooms and the ones that do …….are pretty disgusting. You know that no matter how much you ask before […]

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Check out these great Eco-friendly Websites, Brands and Causes

April 24, 2012

In the spirit of earth week and all the great events happening in our community, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite eco-friendly sites, events and causes. These sites have helped us learn how to compost along with the big 3 our children recite at school: recycle, reduce and reuse. Websites: Catalogue Choice.org: since we signed up three years ago we have cut our junk mail by over 50%. Ecomii.com: gives great tips such as eliminating virtual vampires by unplugging cell phone chargers and how to pack a waste free lunch TheOnlineMom: features some great earth day tips. Discover with […]

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