Love, Joleen

Friday, April 13, 2018

48 Hour Guide to Free and Cheap Fun for Kids in Los Angeles


It has been too many months since we've been back home to Southern California. I'll be honestwhen the weather is nice like it is right now, with the sun shining and a slight breeze, it just makes me miss SoCal so much. Last year I shared a 48-hour guide to free and cheap fun for kids in Orange County. Today, I thought I'd share a 48-hour guide to free and cheap fun for kids in Los Angeles. If you find yourself in Southern California with kiddos in the future, I hope you'll check out some of the fun things to do on this list! 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Fruit of the Spirit: Joy | Bible Journaling Process Video with Purpose Driven Essentials


Purpose Driven Essentials is a Christian-based lifestyle monthly subscription box. There are two types of subscriptions—the Purpose Driven Family Kit: filled with entertaining games, inspiring movies, and engaging family activities, and the PDE Mini Kit. I received the latter this month in exchange for sharing with ya'll, and lemme tell you, I was super impressed with this kit! 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Disney Pin Trading for Beginners


When I was in high school and a season pass holder at Disneyland, I had a friend who traded Disney pins. I really didn't know much about it other than it was something she was excited about. Fast forward to having my own child and gearing up for our first visit to Walt Disney World. I came across a Disney Pin Trading Starter Kit and I knew it was something we'd enjoy doing together. It's quickly become one of my favorite Disney traditions with my son. Disney Pin Trading is for all ages but I think children really start to understand and enjoy the concept from around preschool age, and would recommend starting at 4 years old and up. I've received a ton of questions over the years about pin trading and thought I'd share everything I know here one place. So, here goes—all my best tips for Disney Pin Trading for beginners. 

Monday, March 5, 2018

7 Reasons Why Your Next Family Vacation with Young Kids Should be a Disney Dream Cruise to Castaway Cay

My family and I just returned home from the 2018 Disney Social Media Moms Celebrationpart of which we spent on a Disney Dream Cruise to Castaway Cay (pronounced /ki/). It was our first family cruise and the first time any of us had experienced the Disney Cruise Line. We absolutely loved it! I honestly hadn't considered a cruise for a family vacation before, especially with a younger child, but I left there ready to plan our next one. Even if you don't want to do "the kid thing" 24/7, you'll enjoy this cruise. There truly is something for everyone. Here are 7 reasons why your next family vacation with young kids should be a Disney Dream Cruise to Castaway Cay. 

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