• Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet

    August 24, 2020

    On our first trip to Disneyland as a family, we decided we wanted to splurge on a character meal. We thought it would be a super fun and exciting thing for Emma, and since we booked this breakfast for the morning of our departure, it would also be a great way to say “goodbye” to…

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  • How to Prevent Stroller Theft at Disneyland

    August 18, 2020

    While Disneyland may be the Happiest Place on Earth, that doesn’t mean that every trip there has a happy ending. For some, their trip becomes decidedly unhappy when they return to their parked stroller, only to find it missing! Not only can it be more difficult for a family with children to move through the park…

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  • Disneyland Rider Switch: What to Know & How It Works

    August 13, 2020

    If you’re planning on heading to Disney parks with small children, there’s something you need to know about – the Rider Switch. Disney’s Rider Switch service allows “one adult or supervising Guest (14 years or older) [to] wait with non-riders while the rest of the party enjoys the attraction. Then, they simply switch roles to…

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  • Our Favorite Family-Friendly Disneyland Hotel: The Howard Johnson Anaheim

    February 14, 2020

    The first time I heard about the Howard Johnson Anaheim was over a year ago on the Instagram feed of Carly at Lipgloss and Crayons. She’s a California local who visits Disneyland a lot! Her family did a Disney trip that involved spending a couple nights at HoJo. As soon as I saw her pictures,…

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  • Disneyland Stroller Tips: What to Know Before You Go

    February 10, 2020

    Disneyland is a magical place for children – the characters, the rides, the colors, the treats! I was soooo excited to take Emma for the first time. I couldn’t wait to see her face as she laid her little eyes upon the castles and princesses that she already loved so much! Having never taken a…

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  • 7 Super Simple Ways to Save Money at Disneyland

    February 4, 2020

    They say that Disneyland is the “Happiest Place on Earth.” For many of us, that is absolutely true. My family loves Disneyland. The characters, the rides, the magic . . . we love it all! But on top of being the happiest place, it’s no secret that it can be one of the most expensive.…

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  • A Ride on the Polar Express

    December 28, 2019

    I’m sure you’ve heard of the Polar Express. If you haven’t read the book, then you may have seen the movie. The story of the Polar Express has been a Christmas classic for decades. A child rides a magical train to the North Pole and gets to meet Santa Clause! The train ride is filled…

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    Camping Activities for Kids

    September 2, 2019

    Camping with kids can be scary endeavor. Lord knows, I was terrified at the idea of going camping with mine. But, in parenthood, doing lots of things with kids is scary – the first time you need to take a newborn shopping . . . by yourself, the first drive that’s longer then 20 minutes,…

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  • Camping at Canyon Point Campground

    August 1, 2019

    When I was a kid, my family and I went camping every year. We started small by spending a night or two at a small lake close to the house. Then my dad got a boat. We started camping at Lake Powell every Fourth of July. But once I became an adult, the camping stopped.…

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  • Chef Goofy’s Character Breakfast

    November 7, 2018

    After spending two crazy and fun-filled days at Disneyland & California Adventure, we decided, what better way to end our whirlwind trip than with a character breakfast? So before we started the drive home, we hopped over to the Disneyland Resort to fill our bellies at Goofy’s Kitchen. Character Dining is when you get the…

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