01 Aug 2018

Happiness and Knowledge: How Walt Disney World Parks & The Disney Youth Programs Make Learning Magical #DisneyYouthPrograms

No Comments Disney, Disney Citizenship, Education, Girl Scouts, Kids On Vacation, School, Uncategorized

I have seen this with my vary own eyes. My children, attentive and interested, listening to a lesson about how technology will change the future. Thinking, interacting with classmates, discussing possibilities. Talking through the whys, the how-do-they-do-thats, the lightbulb that goes off in their mind as they truly understand the robust concepts being explained. These immersive experiences are ones they don’t forget. They connect the dots of light refraction, mirrors and completely describe how they are used after they direct the inner workings of the Haunted Mansion.

“All thinking is conceptual and begins with seeing, hearing, touching and sense perception.” said Imagineer John Hench. And if that is the case, then the Disney Youth Programs are experiences that your child will never forget.

The Disney Youth Programs span across a wide variety of topics, Disney Parks and higher level thinking concepts.  In these workshop settings of 3-4 hours, elementary school kids to high school seniors learn from experts in the field that will take the key learnings, srap them up into an amazing story and show you, in real life how these concepts are used at the Disney Parks!

I lead Girl Scouts and I am always on the hunt for interactive experiences that my group of girls can learn from. They learn so much in a group setting together as they are always building on the conversation, diving deeper into the concepts and really being able to  grasp what is being taught. The Disney Youth Programs are designed specifically for groups. All workshops must be applied for by a member of your group.  By using the classroom setting, your “class” is really able to learn from each other.

Disney Parks are the perfect setting to use to teach these concepts! 

Disney Preforming Arts

If preforming is your passion, then Disney is the place to come and learn. All aspects of Disney involve preformance and by participating in the Disney Preformaning Arts preformances, festivals, competitions or workshops. For most all levels of skill, there are classes that your child can attend and learn from the best and even preform on the same stages for Disney Guests from accross the globe at Disney Parks. Even taking workshops with your ensembe will inspire you to dream big and really learn something new as these workshops are lead by real entertainers.

Disney Youth Education Series

Just driving to the best classroom ever!!!

“This was the best field trip ever!!!” – Mia Langford, 6th Grade

The classes they offer in their Disney Youth Education Series are very impressive and I seriously want to take them all (or at least sign up my kids for all of them!): Global Citizenship at Epcot, to an Energy and Physics Lab, Disney Storytelling, Properties of Motion, Managing Your Personal Brand, Techniques of Teamwork, Eveolution of Technology, Sustainable Practices in Wildlife Conservation, and there is even an entire Disney Education Program- College Edition!

How The Disney Youth Programs Work:

Pictures Above: Disney Performing Arts Performance- Candlelight Processional at Epcot

Hope onto the Disney Youth Programs website. You can search here for all the workshops, classes, festivals, competitions and field trips. Some are only available at the Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida or in Disneyland in Anehiem, California.

How Does the Preforming Arts Work

Of course, if you have even more questions, hop on the Disney Youth Programs FAQ page to learn more.  Here are a few I did ask because I would want to know these too!

Q: What if I homeschool?

A: If you are connected with an affiliated organization and are part of a group of 10 or more you can still come with your children!

Q: What if I don’t have a group of 10 or more but we are affiliated with an organization?

A: Unfortunately, your group must be a group of 10 or more students. A lot of groups connect with other similar groups locally first, and then apply together.

Q: Will a high school group be mixed with a group of elementary school kids?

A: No, your group of 10 or more will have its own facilitator scheduled to your program!

31 Jul 2018

Summer Savings with Chuck E. Cheese’s: All You Can Play Pass Saves The Summer #AYCP //Tampa Mama

No Comments Ad, Family Time, Lifestyle, Party Planning, Things To Do

Listen- I’m not gonna lie. Summer is my most favorite time of the year. For real. We are not bound to a schedule. We wake up late or get up early. What ever we want to do. My kids are kids during the summer. The day is ours! But… some days, I do that math on the amount of money a particular activity will cost me and OMG!  It can be outrageous!  Maybe I could justify it for 1 kid, but times four. No way.

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19 Jul 2018

Lemonade For Good// Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar Benefits Alex’s Lemonade Stand One Lemon at a Time // Tampa Mama Loves

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If I had only one wish, it would be to cure childhood cancer. To get rid of this terrible thing, that has caused so many families, loved ones, needless heartaches, would be a wish that I only wish I could grant. But until then, I will always support the foundations that try their very hardest to make that wish of mine come true.


This summer, until August 12th, head to Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar + Grill where guests will be able to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to help take a stand against childhood cancer. The simple purchase of a lemonade or a paper lemon will help Applebee’s and more than 1,050 participating restaurants, aim to raise $1 million dollars to help fund cutting-edge medical research for pediatric cancer and family support programs.

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18 Jul 2018

Touring Tampa: A One Day Guide// Tampa Mama & #MyTownMyToyota

No Comments Ad, Cars, Lifestyle, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Travel

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17 Jul 2018

Summer Fun for Kids at Wild Wonders Arrives at Westfield Citrus Park Mall + Tampa Mama #Giveaway #WildWonders

No Comments Giveaway, Lifestyle, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Things To Do

We are always on the hunt for fun things to do over the summer! And with the heat outside, we love finding fun activities that beat the heat and keep us totally entertained!

We are giving away a $100 Westfield American Express Gift Card to one lucky reader!

This year, Westfield Citrus Park Mall has creatively developed a Wild Wonders indoor playground for kids to come and explore! Their giant animal topiary garden leads you into an activity area where new and fun activities will take place each day!

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15 Jul 2018

Chevy Youth Baseball Inspires Kids to Dream Big League Dreams

No Comments Lifestyle, Sports, Things To Do

Playing in the Big Leagues is probally what every kid that plays baseball dreams of. Even me, yes a girl, and yes, I played softball for years and years, growing up, dreamed of playing for a college team or even the national team. So when an opportunity comes around to actually play on the big league field and even meet some big leaguers, you go.

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13 Jul 2018

Live Out Loud and Have a Blast: New BlastZ by GoGo squeeZ

No Comments Healthy Living, Kids On Vacation, Lifestyle, Mama Loves, Raising Children

I tell you what!  My kids are definitely living THE life.  We are half way into the summer and my kids are soaking up every last minute of vacation. With a few more beach weekends, a mountain weekend and a new pool in our own backyard, we are livin’ life out loud for sure!

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23 Jun 2018

Kids Learn to Code with Code Ninjas Tampa

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Opens June 23rd in Carrollwood! Code Ninjas will teach kids how to code and write their own games!

22 Jun 2018

Top Tampa Things To Do This Summer With Kids// Tampa Mama

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Nothing says summer time like swimsuits and pools!

It’s summer time in Tampa Bay and we can’t wait to explore our city! I’ve got the best tips on how to survive, how to simplify and just be this summer! Check out my article in Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine!

Here’s my top list of 75 things to do this summer with links so it’s an easy find!

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21 Jun 2018

Kids on Vacation Presents: Reconnecting With What Matters- A #GrandReconnect at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

No Comments Family Time, Family Travel, Florida, Kids On Vacation, Lifestyle, Mama Loves, Raising Children, Tampa, Tampa Bay

All I have are 40 printed pictures and a headfull of memories with my family I won’t forget from a weekend that reminded me to put down the damn phone, get in the pool and just be their fun Mom for no one else but them.

“Mommy, look! Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!” Teathered via invisible cord to a device that helps me live my life quicker, faster, smarter, better. But I have to question that last one. Better. What makes my life that much better when I’m seeing life through my screen instead of in real time? Isn’t that why we buy concert tickets, so we can see the artist in person? But what do we all do? Film the concert. Take the pictures. Capture the moment. For later. To share. But shouldn’t we LIVE the moment.

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