Walt Disney World can throw a good party. As costs increase each year, one must ask, is it worth the price? Hard-ticketed events like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Magic Kingdom Park can offer experiences you can’t get during regular park hours. Things like special holiday snacks, different character meet and greets, holiday fireworks, shows and parades. Is a little extra holiday cheer worth all this hard-earned dinero? I’m a huge fan of Halloween, so Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party is always a no-brainer for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Christmas fan, too, but you can get...Read More
Tania Lamb is a Latina mom of 5 girls, ages tweens to preschooler. Dance parties, lip sync battles, the Avengers, and general tomfoolery are what bond this familia together. Tania lived in Ecuador and Russia, is proud of her Bolivian heritage, and loves to travel with and without her clan. She was a Disney Parks Moms Panelist, is a Role Mother for Another Mother Runner, and shares her stories on her blog, Lola Lambchops. Tania is happy to go on a run with you as long as there are empanadas waiting at the finish.
Mom. Mommy. Mother. Mamá. I hear it all day from five of my most cherished people. Five girls with five thousand different needs all day long certainly means this mami’s work is never done! As a stay-at-home mom, I discovered early on that I was earning a lot of vacation time but not using it. And as anyone with a full-time job knows, taking vacation is important. That’s why I travel without kids sometimes, and why I know it makes me a better mother. Some of my favorite memories are the adult-only vacations I’ve taken with my girlfriends. We...Read More
Luray Caverns in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley are spectacular to visit any time of the year! However, fall is a perfect time to visit with the cool air and changing leaves. Driving through the Appalachian Mountains as the leaves turn bright red, orange, and yellow will have your family ooh-ing and aah-ing. One of the best things about this family destination: it’s also dog-friendly. So bring your perritos along for the ride. My family and I recently traveled cross country from Texas to Virginia. The players were my husband and I, our 5 daughters, and our dog, Tucker. Having recently...Read More
With all of the runDisney races now, it seems like race season is all year long. My first half marathon was a runDisney race, and I didn’t know what to expect. Whether it’s your first race or your 100th, 5K or marathon, it’s important to have good race etiquette so everyone can enjoy their race and be safe. Here are 4 tips for runDisney race etiquette. I love runDisney races. They’ll always hold a place in my heart because it’s on Main Street, U.S.A. where I ran my first half and full marathon. They’re not perfect and often very...Read More
When I visit Disneyland or Walt Disney World, I’m not only going to experience the attractions and magic. I’m also there for the food! And I love me some Disneyland snacks. A Disneyland churro is always a must-eat snack, but on my last trip I tried new snacks that have moved to the top of my list. Instead of traditional meals, try snacking around Disneyland one day. Your taste buds will thank you. Snacks are always on the brain when I visit Disneyland. It’s the Happiest Place on Earth and the happiest place for snacks. I made that second...Read More
Orlando, Florida, offers you so many vacation destination choices. How do you choose where to spend your hard-earned dollars? I love both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort for different reasons. However, Diagon Alley in the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ is fast becoming my favorite. Attractions, treats, entertainment, shopping, photo ops, and magic pack this one area with tons of fun for the family! It’s no secret mi familia and I are huge Disney fans. I was a little nervous for our first family trip to Universal Orlando with my crew of five kids, ages 11...Read More
Planning a big family trip to Walt Disney World? Don’t know where to start? Then you’ve come to the right place! Multi-generational vacations can be stressful. Shoot, traveling with my family of 7 can be stressful. Who came up with the phrase ‘the more, the merrier’ anyway? With the right tools and tips, grandparents will be sipping on Dole Whip floats and riding Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with the kiddos in no time. Coming from a Latina family, I was taught familia was everything. When you have a party, EVERYONE is invited. Cousins, aunts, uncles, neighbors, neighbors’ cousins…you get the picture. Maybe it was my mom who...Read More