Category: Family

5 Ways to Make The Most of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Tree of Life, Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is a blend of amusement park, wildlife preserve, educational experience, and musical theatre–all with the magical Disney touch.

I love it for being everything Magic Kingdom is not. The pace is a little slower, but there is so much to see and do, and the food is phenomenal.

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Travel: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort 2018

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

When we visited Walt Disney World in 2015, it was for the Food Blog Forum conference. Our conference included a stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, but we tacked on a couple extra days at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort for a bit of a family vacation. As much as I enjoyed our prior stay at …

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5 Tips for Your Best Day Ever at Disney’s Epcot

5 Tips for Your Best Day EVER at Disney's Epcot

I can think of few more easily recognized icons in pop culture than Spaceship Earth at Disney’s Epcot. Whether you call it the giant golf ball or its real name, it’s more than just a really neat landmark to figure out where the entrance to Epcot lies.

During our 2015 trip to Walt Disney World, …

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The New Normal: Women’s March on Hartford, Connecticut

Women's March on Washington sister rally in Hartford, Connecticut

The older I get, the harder it is to stick my head in the sand and pretend life can go on, status quo, and that everything is okay.

Because everything is not okay.

You’ve probably noticed by now that I haven’t posted a single recipe since late November. The one lonely post that was delivered …

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A trip to NYC to see the new Ratchet & Clank movie!

My family and I were invited to a premiere for the new Ratchet and Clank movie in NYC! #ad #ratchetandclankmovie #sk

On a recent Saturday morning, my family and I boarded a train in Katonah, New York, to chug along to New York City. This was no ordinary day-trip, however. On this day, we were on a mission–to attend an advanced screening of the new Ratchet & Clank movie!

For those who aren’t familiar, …

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Pepperoni Pizza Hummus #ad #UnofficialMeal

Pepperoni Pizza Hummus makes for a great pre-dinner snack, gathering the family in the kitchen to share the details of their day as dinner comes together. {sponsored post}

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Sabra. As always, all opinions remain 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make Poet in the Pantry possible!

Dinner prep time can be a little crazy, especially on weeknights. We’ve just walked in the door, everyone’s hungry, and we’re all trying to speak at …

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Travel: New York Renaissance Faire 2015

The New York Renaissance Faire is a magical escape

Yesterday, I made a snap decision at 11AM that we should attend the New York Renaissance Faire. Normally, I’d plan this sort of thing ahead, but the weather was beautiful, we hadn’t gone in a couple of years, and it had been in the back of my mind for a couple of weeks now, anyway, …

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How To Throw A Memorable Birthday Party

Tie Dye Cupcakes are a fun way to celebrate a birthday! Made easily using boxed cake mix, they wow without a lot of effort!

Our kids never had birthday parties.

Let me rephrase that, for they’ve had more than their fair share, to be honest. But they were between our different sides of the family, combined with cousins or not, and even packaged up with holiday picnics. My kids don’t suffer a lack of fanfare; but we haven’t thrown …

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5 Things You Should Pack for Disney, But Probably Won’t Think Of

5 Things You Should Pack for Disney, But Probably Won't Think Of

The internet is full of packing lists for your Walt Disney World trip, and they can be quite inclusive. Overwhelming, too. I mostly used a common sense approach in packing, considering the weather forecast, number of days we’d be traveling, and the basics that we use daily. But there are a few things that I …

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5 Things I Would Do Differently Next Time I Visit Disney World

Hindsight is always 20/20. 5 Things I Would Do Differently Next Time I Visit Disney World.

The sparkle hasn’t worn off my recent Walt Disney World trip yet, but I’m already thinking of how I would do things differently. Learn from my experience and you’ll be a few steps ahead on your next trip!

1) Make Fewer Dining Reservations

For months I agonized over making dining reservations. You hear that …

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