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I have never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. I think declaring a day “romantic” and “for love” puts unnecessary pressure on people and relationships (and make people feel badly about themselves) and I just don’t love it. I can, however, get behind the new unofficial “Galentine’s Day”. I live for a day dedicated […]

February 11, 2020

Years ago, when we were traveling to Australia, we did an overnight layover in Hawaii and I have been obsessed with going back ever since. Last fall, we decided to take a week and take a family trip to Hawaii! Being Disney Vacation Club members, we really couldn’t beat the opportunity to use our points to […]

March 11, 2019

  Clara’s castle room definitely needed its own en suite bathroom – a Disney princess royal bathroom, to be exact. My old house had ONE bathroom for the four of us and when we were building, I wanted everyone to have their own space (and stay out of mine!) And what better Disney character for […]

March 4, 2019

So, this one time, I thought it would be a really fun idea to make Chloe and Clara and their three cousins matching Disney character outfits for a family trip to Disney World. Let me explain. I was pregnant with Clara and I hated being pregnant, so I was looking for a distraction. I had […]

February 27, 2019

We live in a digital age, and internet safety for kids – as well as adults – is a priority. I am often asked how my children deal with social media. Are there any special tips or tricks or advice I give them to deal with the stress (and trolls) that come with sharing our […]

February 25, 2019

I feel it’s so cliché to say “I LOVE to travel!!” but, call me basic, it’s the truth – and a trip to Ireland is no exception. Because “Dance Moms” was aired in so many different countries, my family has had some really amazing opportunities to travel around the world and meet some fabulous new […]

February 12, 2019

I have always been a Disney girl. Always. And when I was building our new home, I realized that I had an opportunity to turn Clara’s bedroom into the most magical, sparkly, royal princess room that I could imagine. I really wanted to create something that wasn’t a “typical” princess room with pictures of the […]

February 12, 2019

In these quaratimes, we are all looking for ways to stay busy and what better way than a great chick flick? As my public service contribution, I’ve put my Instagram to good use, took a survey and put together the ultimate list of the best chick flicks of all time. So, break out a bottle […]

February 8, 2019

I have always loved books, and it has always been a dream of mine to help parents learn to teach kids to read at home, like I’ve done with my girls. As a child, reading was the easiest way to discover new worlds. I will never forget how excited I was when I read my […]

February 8, 2019