I haven't been to Disneyworld since well before Roo was born, which is semi-tragic since I used to go to Disneyland a couple of times a year as a kid while visiting my grandparents in SoCal. I feel like a pretty negligent mommy, not introducing the kids to the Magic Kingdom before they started school… Since I am a stay-at-home mom and Bob is a self-employed artist (in a crummy economy, if you hadn't noticed), we didn't think we would be able to afford such a big trip anytime soon. And then I heard about the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, a blog conference sponsored by 5 Minutes for Mom, Resourceful Mommy Media, Mom Bloggers Club , Mom Select and Walt Disney World. For $350, a blogger and three family members get to spend three luxurious nights in a room at Disney's Polynesian Resort. The bloggers network among peers during conference sessions for a few hours daily while the rest of the family enjoys the parks, and then they can all meet up for some fun using the included 4-day Park Hopper Passes. All we had to pay for was airfare. I hemmed and hawed about it, but it turned out Roo's kindergarten is off on those days and even the following Monday… Obviously, we couldn't pass this one up, so next month we will all be heading to Disneyworld!
On the downside, this unexpected vacation means there's pretty much no way I can justify attending Blissdom or Mom 2.0.