Hamilton Nerd Gift Guide

I am a Hamilton and Lin-Manuel Miranda fan. Do you have a Hamilton Broadway Musical fan in your family? Not sure what to get them for Christmas? My Hamilton Nerd Gift Guide should help!! Hamilton: The Revolution I have this book and LOVE it. It’s hefty and has all of the lyrics along with photographs from the broadway production, insight into each song and funny footnotes from Lin-Manuel Miranda. The book is brilliant. Buy Hamilton: The Revolution from Amazon    {Read More}

Capturing the Magic Book Review & Giveaway

“Capturing the Magic: A Photographic Journey through the Walt Disney World Parks” is a beautiful book that is perfect for any Disney Nerd. This remarkable table book of 256 pages takes you on a photographic journey through the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme parks while sitting at home. What I love about the book is that it is a solid book, but has a nice cover that is soft. All of the images are breathtaking, {Read More}

Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood – #PeterandtheWolfApp

As a child of the 70’s I was obsessed with my Peter and the Wolf Read-Along Book and Record. Most times I would just listen to the record and enjoy the music. The story of Peter and the Wolf is a great way to introduce kids to Classical music because I know when I was younger I loved it. Little did I know at the time but I was enjoying classical music. When I heard there was a storybook app with {Read More}

Q&A with Author Laurenne Sala of “You Made Me a Mother”

Laurenne Sala began her career at an ad agency writing funny commercials for the fast food chain, Jack in the Box. She was a devout vegetarian, but this first job taught her how to write as if she were in someone else’s shoes. This came in handy as she then went on to write commercials and content for video games and headphones and other stuff she doesn’t use. She took everything she learned in advertising to write a memoir of {Read More}

Sheriff Callie’s Wild West #Giveaway

When I first heard about Sheriff Callie I was really excited to watch it with my daughter.  Sheriff Callie is the cutest kitty cat in the West!  We love the music in the show too, it is fun to sing along to the catchy tunes. The first Western for preschoolers, “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West” follows Callie, a loveable kitty cat sheriff, her deputy woodpecker Peck, and their sweet-natured cactus sidekick, Toby, as they watch over their pleasant little frontier town of Nice and {Read More}

Minnie in Paris Giveaway

The cartoon shorts “Minnie’s Bow-Toons” are such a hit at my house.  These are cartoon shorts featuring Minnie and her friends advetnures at Minnie’s Bow-tique. The shorts only last a few minutes and air between other shows on Disney Junior.  If your kids are fans of “Minnie’s Bow-Toons” then you should check out a new book called Minnie in Paris. Fashion is Minnie’s passion! And, as a result, she’s been invited to show her bows on the runways of Paris! {Read More}

Butterfly in the Sky – It’s Reading Rainbow for Today’s Kids – #ReadingRainbow

I am a child of the 80’s and I grew up watching Reading Rainbow  on TV with LeVar Burton as my guide.  I was an only child of a single mother for many years and the TV was my friend.  However, when Reading Rainbow was on I felt like I had a friend to go on adventures with and it was LeVar who taught me that I would never be alone because as the song says ” I can go anywhere, I can {Read More}

Best Disney Fantasy Book: The Kingdom Keepers

Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Orange. Enjoy the ride as we share some of our favorite Disney books. Have you heard of the Kingdom Keepers? I hadn’t heard about the book series until a few years ago even though the first book was published in 2009. My daughter and I saw a quick video about the books on the Disney Channel and we knew that it was something we had to check out. I searched on YouTube {Read More}

Disney Junior’s Give a Book, Get a Book Program

While at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in Disneyland we were treated to a fun Saturday morning hosted by Disney Junior.  Little did we know that it would actually be a start studded morning as Disney Junior announced their new ‘Give A Book, Get A Book’ campaign. Our children were treated to a reading of “Mickey and the Beanstalk” by Disney Junior stars Ariel Winter and Tim Gunn (of “Sofia the First”) and David Arquette (of “Jake and the Never {Read More}

Give Yourself a Raise

You all know how hard it is to be a mom, this is the hardest job I’ve ever had. I can’t sleep in, I can’t quit and at times the little people are hard to manage. With Mother’s Day approaching I am reminded how important it is to give yourself a reward and take time for YOU! If you could give yourself a reward what would it be? A new pair of shoes a purse or just some time away {Read More}