Kuleen Lashley, Kid-at-Heart TravelingMom

Kuleen Lashley, Kid-at-Heart TravelingMom

Kuleen Lashley is a self-described “kids whisperer”. Random children discover her as she travels, some even hold her hand in line and have hopped on a ride with her at Disney World. Her own kids are now teens, but her fun-loving family still prefers travel locations and activities recommended for kids. Kuleen loves all things Disney. Proof of that? She married her husband Eric at the Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World. Her family frequently travels to The Most Magical Place on Earth along with her parents that live across the street, and her siblings and their families. Kuleen blogs about her life at MySmall.World.


5 Best Central Texas Holiday Trail of Lights

The weather is warm, and although there is no snow, that doesn’t stop Texans from celebrating the winter holidays. Central Texas has five of the most brilliant holiday trail of lights displays. Check out these twinkling lights in driving distance of Austin: Nature in Lights in Fort Hood, Rock ’N Lights Holiday Light Tour in Round Rock, Santa’s Ranch in New Braunfels, and Trail of Lights in Austin. 5 Best Central Texas Holiday Trail of Lights Displays My family gets into the holiday spirit by packing the kids in the car, turning on holiday music, and driving around to look...

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Nine Tips to Survive New Year’s Eve at Disney World

New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest days of the year at Walt Disney World. Crowds are shoulder-to-shoulder, and there are even queues to use the restrooms. Despite the warnings, do you still plan to ring in the New Year at the Most Magical Place on Earth? Then follow these nine tips to survive New Year’s Eve at Disney World. Nine Tips to Survive New Year’s Eve at Disney World My name is Kuleen, and I survived New Year’s Eve at Disney World in 2013. My family chose to spend the day at Disney Hollywood Studios, then we...

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9 Places to find Anna and Elsa at Disney World

Walt Disney World includes four theme parks, two water parks, over twenty-five resorts, a shopping area, and over forty square miles. Do you know where in Disney World to find your favorite Frozen characters? Here are nine places where you can find Anna and Elsa at Disney World along with your other Frozen favorites – Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven. 9 Places to find Anna and Elsa at Disney World My daughter was a Cinderella obsessed preschooler. She squealed with delight each time we found Cinderella references on our Walt Disney World vacations. Today’s young Disney Princess fans can’t get...

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The Best Age to Visit Disney World

Are you planning a Walt Disney World vacation but are worried that your child isn’t old enough? Parents are often concerned that their child won’t be tall enough to ride the attraction or old enough to remember a Walt Disney World vacation. We think your child will enjoy their trip at any age, but we have eight reasons why we think preschool is the best age to visit Disney World. Seriously. What is the Best Age to Visit Disney World? Our (now) teenagers have visited a Disney Park every year since they were 18-months and four-years-old. We have had...

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10 Free or Cheap Holiday Activities at Walt Disney World

Are you ready for the best family holiday ever? Walt Disney World is a magical place to visit during the holidays. Decorations cover the resort, Disney characters dress in their holiday finest, and lots of extra magical experiences are available for your family’s enjoyment. Find out 10  free or cheap holiday activities at Walt Disney World that your family will love and will still leave money in your pocket for souvenirs. Holiday Activities at Walt Disney World Free or cheap at Walt Disney World?  Yes, please. Thanks to Road Trip TravelingMom Karyn Locke for her list of 14 Must...

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TravelingMom Celebrates Magic Kingdom 45th Anniversary

On October 1, 2016, Walt Disney World celebrates the Magic Kingdom 45th Anniversary. In honor of the occasion, our TravelingMom writers share their favorite Walt Disney World Memories. Walt Disney World in the Beginning Walt Disney World opened on October 1, 1971, with just the Magic Kingdom theme park and The Contemporary and The Polynesian Village Resort hotels. Only 10,000 guests visited the park on opening day. How time flies as now we are celebrating Magic Kingdom’s 45th anniversary! Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom 45th Anniversary In just 45 years, Walt Disney World has become the number one family...

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Important Tips if Your Child Gets Lost at Disney

The Disney Parks are fabulous for a fun family vacation, but they are crowded and filled with gadgets and gizmos that may distract your children. Follow these important tips if your child gets lost at Disney, and your family will be reunited quickly. Important Tips if Your Child Gets Lost at Disney When my daughter was a toddler, she wandered away from me at Walmart. I was at the eye center, and I moved from the technician’s desk to the checkout. My daughter lost track of me and decided to go out to our car. The few minutes after...

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10 Unexpected Things We Learned Walking Boston Freedom Trail

Boston, Massachusetts is one of the top sites in New England to learn about American colonial history. Puritans first settled Boston in 1630, which then grew to be the largest port in New England. The Boston Freedom Trail guides you through the city and Revolutionary War history we learned in school. However, when we walked The Freedom Trail we learned that there were still many things we didn’t know. Tours are fine for learning history, but sometimes the best lessons come as a surprise. Here are 10 unexpected things we learned when we walked The Boston Freedom Trail. 1. Boston Common – Parks Weren’t...

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Chinatown and North Beach San Francisco Family Adventure

While preparing for our San Francisco CA  trip, I searched high and low to find a highly rated, economical tour that my kids would enjoy. The Chinatown and North Beach Family Adventure offered by City Clues Adventures and Tours was the perfect match for our family. Chinatown and North Beach San Francisco Family Adventure City Clues Adventures and Tours is a locally-owned company that offers unique scavenger hunt style San Francisco adventures geared toward families. While my husband was busy at a conference, my teenage son Berkeley, tween daughter Ellie, and I knocked two items off the list of...

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Five Reasons to Take Your Kids to Boston

When my husband had the chance to go on a business trip to Boston, it was the perfect opportunity to visit for the first time. We expected an impersonal urban city, but instead we found a friendly town our whole family enjoyed. We had no idea there were so many things to do in Boston with kids. If you visit Boston, take notes. It is a place you will want to visit again. Things to Do in Boston with Kids A few tips before you go. Boston is a walking town, and some of the historical parts have uneven cobbled sidewalks that are rough on strollers. Children old enough to handle the walk and appreciate the history will enjoy Boston best. 1. BOSTON COMMON Boston Common is a family paradise. During our Sunday visit, kids were running through the open green spaces, families were having picnics under the huge trees, and children packed...

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