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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Traveling cross country with my puffer jacket.
My TOMS took me to California and back to New York - and what an adventure I had along the way. #ENMNCon14 rocked my panda socks, and so much more!
Traveling with TOMS was the smartest thing I could have done! They ended up being perfect traveling shoes for November Sunflower. Do you have a pair? How much do you love them?
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
Sponsored or non-sponsored when attending a blog conference - which do you prefer? #enmncon14
Heading to a conference? What will make your life easier as far as wicked cool gadgets?