We got home from an amazing trip this past week.  I was so honored to be included amongst so many great bloggers, speakers, and friends.  I hope we will meet again in real-life, but can’t wait to continue these connections beyond this wonderful weekend.   

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 I will be sharing some of the great tips and information I learned along the way, but wanted to share some of the highlights from the trip.  So many great memories I could barely squeeze it in a 6 minute film.

 Disclosure: Our family was invited to the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. In exchange for a conference fee, my family was provided with room accommodations, park passes, some meals, and admission to conference events.  It was not a requirement of the conference to write about our experiences at the conference or about sponsors. We had so much fun I want to capture the memories and share the magic with you. 

Dis­clo­sure: I received a com­pli­men­tary copy of this book for review pur­poses from Dis­ney Hyperion Pub­lish­ing. As always, all opin­ions and expe­ri­ences are my own. *This post contains affiliate links

One Busy Day, Disney, Hyperion Books
“All Mia wants is for her big brother, Spencer, to play with her. But he’s always too busy. With a little imagination and a lot of love, Mia might just be able to show Spencer that it’s a lot more fun to be busy together.”

One Busy Day: A Story for Brothers & Sisters (written by Lola M. Schaefer & illustrated by Jessica Meserve) is a follow up to One Special Day: A Story for Big Brothers & Sisters.  I won One Special Day at the perfect time.  I was pregnant with baby brother and we were doing our best to foster a positive sibling relationship for our boys.  It’s not difficult to make me cry and the beautiful story of Spencer becoming a big brother to baby Mia had me in tears.  The rambunctious and rowdy Spencer reminded me of our lil man.  The book foreshadowed the moment my boys met each other and the calm and quiet that came over Aiden when he held his baby brother.  

One Special Day, One Busy Day, Disney, Hyperion Books

 Spencer has grown up and so has Mia.  We’re about 2 years later in this book and Mia has the same energy and imagination as her big brother.  All Mia wants is to play and explore with her brother; Spencer just wants to play on his own.  Books about siblings often leave me flustered, portraying a model of the older sibling annoyed and pushing their younger sibling aside.  

One Busy Day, Disney, Hyperion Books

This book models and shows the relationship as it grows.  How the inquisitive Mia engages with her brother and how their relationship grows into lots of fun and giggles.  One of my favorite parts of the book are the little story excerpts in the front and back.  The simple words and pictures that give a snapshot of the book.  Aiden loves to end the book by giving me a synopsis of the story.  A book that depicts a positive sibling relationship and engages children in storytelling.  

One Busy Day, Disney, Hyperion Books

The story of One Busy Day is beautiful, but the illustrations are even more stunning.  The words guide it, but the pictures truly tell the story.  The pair of books have quickly been a favorite of the whole family.      One Busy Day, Disney, Hyperion Books

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Our home has been chemical free for several years now.  We purged the household cleaning supplies, but struggled to “clean-up” our personal care routine. With that said every year we do a big household organization, the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day (April 22nd). I’m a list maker so I’m happy to share a bit of the type-A side with all the health and money saving tips for a chemical free home.  Thanks to Walgreens, their new Ology line is making it easier to keep my healthy home and passing on the social responsibility for a healthy world.   

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Let’s take a look at how you can help contribute to a healthy child, healthy world for your family and future generations.  

Laundry Get a boost from plant based power. Switch out products full of harmful chemicals for a healthier alternative that’s tough on stains, but gentle on your skin and clothes.  Live well and make positive choices that impact your environment.  Try washing your clothes on a cold cycle to reduce energy use. [Continue Reading...]

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