Give Kids the World – Where Magic Lives

In 2009, when I first joined the Walt Disney World Moms Panel, I thought it was an awesome opportunity to raise awareness for an organization that I have always thought was one of the most amazing on the planet.  Can you imagine this – you are the parents of a very sick child, and every…

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Walt Disney World Moms Panel – Round 2

This is the photo taken of the 2009 Walt Disney World Moms Panel during our training weekend.  It was and always will be one of the most amazing times of my life. I know there are many of you who are disappointed that you haven’t gotten the coveted round 2 e-mail today, and I wanted…

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Via Napoli – A Gastric Bypass Restaurant Review

On our first night in Orlando, some of the Moms from the Walt Disney World Moms Panel had decided to do a quick meet up at Via Napoli.  It was all 2009 Moms, and we figured with all the events of the weekend that were planned, it would be one of the few times we’d…

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Wine and Dine Weekend – FINALLY! Some Dining!

So, we’re in warm, sunny Orlando, and it’s time for lunch.  That can only mean one thing.  What’s that?  A Dole Whip?  I wish.  No, for us, it’s off to the Mara at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge to see our oldest daughter at work!  She is in the Disney College Program, and quick service is…

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Wine and Dine Weekend – Episode 2

We arrive safely at the Orlando International Airport, but we’re starving and tired.  We hop on Magical Express (I so appreciate this complimentary service more and more each time we use it).  It is truly nice not to have to run to claim the luggage and worry about dealing with it when you get to…

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Wine and Dine Weekend – Episode 1

As with all good Skamarakas Family Trip Reports, this one starts with chaos and mayhem.  After deciding to make this weekend trip, I decided to go back to school.  That means that in addition to the kids each missing two days of school, I’m missing two days of school.  I scrambled to get the kids’…

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