Sunday, March 30, 2014

What should I blog about?

For the last couple of months I have slowed down on my Blog posting. I decided to take this time to really sit and think about my blog and what direction I wanted to take my blog.  Sometimes I cannot help but wonder what stories I am passionate about and what stories my readers want to read.

I like hosting giveaway, but I do not want my blog to become a giveaway only blog.  Those blogs have their time and place, but not this blog.  I still want to host some giveaway, but I also want my blog to be more about personal stories.  I want my blog to be about my life as a mother, but as my Oldest is getting older I am trying to be respectful of his privacy and I believed it is time for him to start his own social networking venture.

As a mom of a child that is differently-abled I know that many of my stories lately have featured her.  I cannot help but write about what I am passionate about and of course her struggles in life and the struggles we go through as a family are my passion.  Marebear does not have a voice and I have to be her voice.  Sometimes I have to be the one to educate people on the etiquette of people with special needs.  I am not saying I am perfect and I do sometimes make mistakes, but for the most part parents of special needs children have to stick together.  We (parents of special needs kids) all belong to the same "club" .  We did not ask to join, but none the less we are card holding members.  

We (special needs parents) go through the same trials,we need each other.  We need someone that truly knows what we are going through.  We need each other to lean on for support.  I know this blog is a great resource for parent of children of special needs children, and I want to keep it that way.

I want this blog to be filled with useful, inspiring stories as well as information that is helpful to moms.  That leads me to ask you two questions:

What stories are you most interesting in reading?

What do you want me to blog about?

Saturday, March 22, 2014

We showed our DisneySide @ Home Celebration

As a member of Momsense I was chosen to host a Disney Side @ Home Celebration.  Since we are Disney fanatics, I jumped at the chance to have some friends over to show our Disney Side.  My mind raced with all the different idea I had for a fun Disney party.  What would we wear and what would we eat?  The possible were endless and so were my party ideas.

So how do you show your Disney Side?  Well that is all up to you, but here is how we showed our DisneySide:

We started the year off my going to Disney World.  Nothing gets you more in the mood to show your Disney Side then going to Disney World.  We had the best time at Disney World and cannot wait to go there again.  We were sad to leave, but were glad we were going to host a Show your DisneySide @ Home Celebration.

 Next I had to set up the menu for my Show your Disney Side @ Home Celebration.  I made cute Disney cupcakes by using mini-Oreos for the ears.  I also made cutout cookies using Disney cookie cutter.  The cookie cutter shapes are mickey's head and hands.  I also used the cookie cutter to cut out shapes in my rice Krispy treats. Thanks to Disney we had all the decoration we needed. 

Marebear invited her friends over for a Disney Side @Home Celebration. If its the dress that makes she girl, all these girls are princesses!   All the girls dressed up as Disney their favorite princess.  My Little man wore his Olaf snowman shirt and my Oldest wore his Night Before Christmas shirt.  

What would a party be without games?  We played Disney's Scene It game.  It was a boys verses girls game night and it was a tight game, but the girls won (Yea).  If you have never played this game before it is tons of fun; it is a combination of video clips trivia and trivia card. 

Here we are at show your Disney Side @ Home celebration party.  We had tons of fun and cannot wait to go it again.  
After the party we printed some of our favorite moments showing our Disney Side using HP photo card pack I received in my party pack from Disney.  They are easy to create all you have to do is go For tip on how to make HP projects personal click here.
This is a sample of one of the cards I made showing off Marebear's Disney Side.
For more information on how to host your own DisneySide @ Home Celebration click here
You can tweet how you and your family show your Disney Side at #DisneySide. 

So go ahead what are you waiting for?  Show off your Disney Side!