Living with anxiety

apart from the overwhelming anxiety and debilitating panic attacks, I think I'm pretty well adjusted. (someecards user card)

I’ve shared a little, very little, of how I have a history of anxiety. I don’t like to talk about it much, for fear it could bring my anxiety back. But lately, I’ve seen more and more people writing about their experiences, and I feel compelled to share mine. Not because I want you to visualize me rocking back and forth in a corner. But I want the shame that is associated with it to go away. There shouldn’t be any embarrassment, or stigmas attached to people who suffer from anxiety disorders. continued

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is out in theaters today. Last night, I got an advanced screening of the flick with a couple teenagers I know. Kids can be brutal critics, so I wasn’t sure how this would go.

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The great news is all three of us loved this movie. I don’t want to give any spoilers about it, but some general reasons why we loved it so much… continued

Kiwi Crate: Hours of fun!

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When the Kiwi Crate arrived on our doorstep I was so excited to share it with my girls.  My nine year old loves to gather items around the house and make new things out of them.  You should see her latest creation with some straws, a few balloons, some string and a paper doll.  She has a very creative mind and when I heard about Kiwi Crate I knew this would be perfect for her. continued

Mickey Mouse Halloween crafts

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. For the last few years, we’ve been going to Disneyland during the Halloween festivities. Last year, we attended Mickey’s Halloween Party for the first time. We typically go sometime in October. It’s the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. continued

Meet Oswald, the lucky rabbit

Have you ever wondered who that crazy character is at the entrance of California Adventure? You know, the one that kind of looks like Mickey Mouse? Every time we walk past Oswald’s on Buena Vista Street, I hear people ask about him. There’s a little confusion over this character.

Oswald is a rabbit. A lucky rabbit. Oswald is over 80 years old, created even before Mickey Mouse. He’s been gaining popularity lately with Disney’s revival of early characters. Now you can meet him in person at DCA.

Starting today, you can find Oswald on Buena Vista Street between the main entrance and Hyperion Bridge, from park opening until 7 p.m.

After your meet-and-greet, head over to Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream and order the “Oswald” ice cream sundae! Yum!

We’re expanding to Walt Disney World

Ever since I started writing about Disney, I never felt like I had enough experience to talk about Walt Disney World. We’ve been to WDW a total of 14 days over a ten year period. Not really enough to get a feel for the ins and outs. Or provide helpful tips.

WDWIt’s with great excitement that we get to welcome Eric, Rachel, and then entire Cox clan to our Growing Up Goofy family. The “CoxClan7″ will be sharing their Walt Disney World trips and tips with us. continued

Findery: My latest obsession

You know when you stumble upon something that is so great, you want everyone you know to use it too? This is how I feel about Findery.com. I was introduced to Findery this past week, and now I have a new obsession.

For those of you who don’t know what Findery is, it’s best described as a Google Maps + Pinterest+ Yelp all in one. The best part–you connect with your friends, see where they’ve been and what they recommended in places you are visiting, are curious about, or plan to visit. It’s almost like your friends are there right now, offering you photos and commentary about anything nearby.

Findery allows you to leave “notes” around the world on a map. Notes can be made up of photos, commentary, stories, videos, or list. It’s really up to you what you want your note to be about. I’ve been posting my Disney tips all over the map!

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Stay-at-home mother of two, wife, blogger, amateur photographer. Former flight attendant. Lover of all things Disney. Living the dream.
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