12 10, 2015

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Studios

By | 2015-09-22T18:12:16+00:00 October 12, 2015|Featured, Travel|2 Comments

Orlando doesn't just have one "family vacation destination." Don't get me wrong, we all know what Orlando, Florida, is known for. If you don't, you might need to fill up on some of my family travel articles. Right now, though, I'm going to share about another  family destination in Orlando. I'm sure everyone out there is [...]

7 10, 2015

Kids take on Universal Studios in Stride Rite sneakers

By | 2015-09-18T19:57:33+00:00 October 7, 2015|Featured, Reviews, Travel|1 Comment

Walking. It's all part of a trip to Orlando. It doesn't matter how hot it is, or if the rains pour down upon you, you're going to be doing a ton of walking. The Boy had destroyed, or in his words, "got good use out of," his sneakers from first grade. He loved them so [...]

5 10, 2015

Disney California Adventure helped 3 moms recharge after the kids went back to school

By | 2015-10-05T22:10:30+00:00 October 5, 2015|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Disney California Adventure helped 3 moms recharge after the kids went back to school

Who goes to Anaheim without hitting BOTH Disneyland and Disney California Adventure? Not a trio of moms who couldn't wait to keep the #MomsDisneyDay going strong after the kids went back to school, that's for sure. After we'd had our Disneyland fun, it was obviously time to head over to Disney California Adventure, and enjoy [...]

1 10, 2015

Frugal ways to save on last minute travel deals

By | 2016-08-30T22:19:58+00:00 October 1, 2015|Travel|Comments Off on Frugal ways to save on last minute travel deals

If you want to see more of the world for less, definitely keep reading. I’ve pulled together some awesome tips for getting a last-minute package deal for less - and there are plenty of different ways to save. Take a look at the frugal ways to save on last minute travel deals, and let me [...]

28 09, 2015

#MomsDisneyDay recharges moms after the kids go back to school

By | 2015-10-05T22:11:18+00:00 September 28, 2015|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on #MomsDisneyDay recharges moms after the kids go back to school

What better way to spend time at Disneyland, than to have a girls getaway with some friends? You know what's even better? When you receive complimentary 1-Day Park Hopper Passes to Disneyland, as well as Disney California Adventure! Kids are back at school, and #MomsDisneyDay recharges us moms after the kids go back to school. Disney [...]

21 09, 2015

Moms recharge at the Anaheim Marriott after kids go back to school

By | 2015-10-05T22:12:14+00:00 September 21, 2015|Featured, Reviews, Travel|7 Comments

Summers can make even the most patient of moms want to sell their kids online. Hot, sticky summer weather can push a normally sane woman with kids, to a padded room at the nearest psych ward. Work all day, come home to a house without air conditioning in Southern California? Sondra from Happy Healthy Hip Parenting [...]

24 08, 2015

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Garden Grocer

By | 2016-04-24T17:35:08+00:00 August 24, 2015|Featured, Travel|Comments Off on Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Garden Grocer

As established by my entire Disney Social Media Moms Celebration series of travel posts, I'm a fairly new Walt Disney World vacation-er. Just because I'm new to this, doesn't mean I'm not going to do my best to make the Disney experience as magical as possible, right?! Well, one of the best things we could [...]

17 08, 2015

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: FastPass and Park Hopper Pass

By | 2015-10-05T22:13:23+00:00 August 17, 2015|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: FastPass and Park Hopper Pass

Disney vacations are all new to me. I wasn't familiar with much of anything before we ventured out to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. Everything was brand new from the MyDisneyExperience website, and app for my Smartphone, to Magic Kingdom, to Animal Kingdom, to Hollywood Studios, and Epcot. It was a whole new world, with Mr. Sunflower [...]

10 08, 2015

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Disney Memory Maker

By | 2015-10-05T22:13:59+00:00 August 10, 2015|Featured, Travel|Comments Off on Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Disney Memory Maker

Hands up if you're the one behind the camera all of the time. I would imagine a good percentage of you out there are raising your hands. (You can put them down for now, because you probably look fairly ridiculous to your co-workers right now.) Honestly, I don't love being in front of the camera, but [...]

3 08, 2015

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Epcot

By | 2015-10-05T22:14:34+00:00 August 3, 2015|Featured, Travel|Comments Off on Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Epcot

The first night of the conference, our families were shuttled over to Epcot for an outrageous Family Dinner, after the attendees had a little welcome reception. The family dinner was amazing, and once it ended, we were led over to the IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party. The party had cocktails, desserts and one of the most [...]

27 07, 2015

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

By | 2015-10-05T22:15:22+00:00 July 27, 2015|Featured, Travel|Comments Off on Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

When I was younger, my parents took the family to Walt Disney World in Orlando. Way back then, there was a park called MGM. My only memories of the park were of a Jaws ride, which was no longer in existence; and Indian Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular. When I got the invite to Disney Social [...]

20 07, 2015

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Disney’s Animal Kingdom

By | 2015-10-05T22:15:51+00:00 July 20, 2015|Featured, Travel|Comments Off on Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Before we left for our Disney Social Media Moms Celebration trip, many people told me Disney's Animal Kingdom was a bit boring. It would probably be something the kids wouldn't find fun. Those people were totally wrong. We had a great time at Animal Kingdom. Holy macaroni, the shade all over the park was fun [...]

13 07, 2015

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Disney’s Magic Kingdom

By | 2015-10-05T22:16:58+00:00 July 13, 2015|Featured, Travel|1 Comment

If given the chance, I highly recommend spending Mother's Day with your family at Disney's Magic Kingdom. I thought Disney Social Media Moms Celebration was nuts to have the conference over Mother's Day weekend. They were not nuts. Those masterminds were geniuses. Geniuses, I tell you! Extending our trip was the best decision Mr. Sunflower [...]

11 07, 2015

7 reasons a schedule doesn’t work when traveling with kids

By | 2017-06-19T11:19:26+00:00 July 11, 2015|Travel|Comments Off on 7 reasons a schedule doesn’t work when traveling with kids

Traveling with kids. It's an art form many people don't truly understand. Simple trips to the store can be chaotic: last minute trips to the bathroom; car seat is wet for some reason; not one child seems to be able to find their sunglasses; every child wants to bring just one more thing for the three [...]

6 07, 2015

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Disney’s Pop Century Resort

By | 2015-10-05T22:17:58+00:00 July 6, 2015|Featured, Travel|1 Comment

  Once Disney Social Media Moms Celebration came to a close on Mother's Day, our family headed back to our room so we could check-out of the beautiful, luxurious Disney's Yacht Club Resort. Fear not! We weren't leaving Disney World, though. Our family still had some days left to enjoy our park hopper passes, and [...]

29 06, 2015

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

By | 2016-08-30T21:31:29+00:00 June 29, 2015|Featured, Travel|Comments Off on Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

November Sunflower, and the Sunflower Family, aren't what you'd call used to luxury. We're more of a "budget-friendly" family while on vacation. Hell, we rarely get to vacation, let alone vacation in a high-end resort like Disney's Yacht Club Resort. Don't get me wrong, we're classy animals, for sure. I say excuse me after I [...]

22 06, 2015

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Conference Day & Mickey’s Beach Bash

By | 2015-10-02T19:26:02+00:00 June 22, 2015|Featured, Travel|3 Comments

Have you ever been invited to something, and wonder "how am I supposed to concentrate on a conference while my family's enjoying Disney World without me?" It's not a regular occurrence in my daily life, so I'm fairly certain it's not a regular occurrence in most peoples lives. Well, it happened to me when I [...]

21 06, 2015

Guest Post: 3 tips for purchasing a vacation home

By | 2015-06-20T20:02:53+00:00 June 21, 2015|Travel|Comments Off on Guest Post: 3 tips for purchasing a vacation home

3 Tips for Purchasing a Vacation Home, and How to Make the Most of it. You've probably heard on the news how vacation home sales are reaching new heights. The economy is recovering, mortgage interest rates are low, and lenders are easing up their standards for approving loans. The National Association of Realtors had even [...]

15 06, 2015

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Welcome Celebration & Family Dinner at Epcot

By | 2015-07-10T21:35:33+00:00 June 15, 2015|Featured, Travel|Comments Off on Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Welcome Celebration & Family Dinner at Epcot

Oh the timing of it all...it was rough! Little Miss had a Spring Concert to participate in at her school the night I had wanted to leave for our Disney Social Media Moms Celebration journey. It totally messed up my plans, but the kid had worked super hard in early morning chorus, and with her [...]

11 06, 2015

Family time can happen all year long at Tuckerton Seaport

By | 2016-08-30T21:39:52+00:00 June 11, 2015|Featured, Travel|Comments Off on Family time can happen all year long at Tuckerton Seaport

Never underestimate the power of a family vacation you can do over a long weekend! It's not about the length of time you spend together, but the quality time spent together. Tuckerton Seaport has so many events throughout the year that'll bring smiles to kid's faces, and parent's faces, too. Heck, bring the grandparents, and [...]

8 06, 2015

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: MyDisneyExperience.com

By | 2015-08-20T11:21:19+00:00 June 8, 2015|Featured, Travel|Comments Off on Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: MyDisneyExperience.com

Much of the planning for Disney Social Media Moms Celebration is done by an amazing set of cast members. All the attendees have to do is create, or share, their MyDisneyExperience.com account. Cast Members work like crazed demons getting all of the magic into our accounts, including our hotel reservations, park tickets, and more. Attendees [...]

3 06, 2015

Guest Post: Toronto and its vibrant nightlife

By | 2016-08-29T16:36:08+00:00 June 3, 2015|Featured, Travel|Comments Off on Guest Post: Toronto and its vibrant nightlife

Toronto and its vibrant nightlife Every great metropolis has a life of its own. When visitors from all over the world flock to a certain city, they're mainly interested in content which they can experience. We're talking about things such as cultural events and museums, different local events, and sport competitions. Another thing that is very [...]

1 06, 2015

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: The Invite

By | 2015-07-10T21:37:03+00:00 June 1, 2015|Featured, Travel|2 Comments

I've been at this "blog" business for years. It all started back in 2009 after my son arrived, and I lost a job working from home. November Sunflower began as a local blog to show people all the free things to do on Long Island, along with teaching people how I learned to shop using [...]

28 05, 2015

Tuckerton Seaport Privateers & Pirates Family Festival on June 6th

By | 2016-08-30T21:20:10+00:00 May 28, 2015|Featured, Travel|Comments Off on Tuckerton Seaport Privateers & Pirates Family Festival on June 6th

If you're going to do a family road trip, pirates should be involved. Am I right? I thought so. We're Long Islanders, and we do a lot of activities on this Island I love so much. However, there are a few occasions where we leave the Island and head to other nearby family-friendly destinations. By [...]

6 02, 2014

Roommate vs. No Roommate when attending a conference

By | 2015-07-29T21:26:56+00:00 February 6, 2014|Travel|Comments Off on Roommate vs. No Roommate when attending a conference

The agony of attending a conference and having to cut costs by sharing a roommate, or finding other ways to cut costs so you don't have to share a room. What do you do? #bloggerproblems