Saturday, August 20, 2016

Florida Kids and Family Expo...August 27, 28th, 2016!



Next weekend is the Family and Kids Expo! I am super excited because I have never had a chance to go until this year. I have had friends attend and they talk about all the fun stuff their kids got to do and I become jealous. This year the event will run  August 27th-28th from 10am-5pm which I love the time because well its kid time. Normally my kids are waking up at like 9ish and ready to go do something at 10-11 then they are done and worn out by 5-6pm so right away you know they are focused on the kids. The Family and Kids Expo is being held at the Orange County Convention Center located off International Drive in Orlando not to far from Sea World.

Here is some more info about the event:



The Florida Kids and Family Expo brings approximately 200 pre-natal, baby, toddler, kid, teen and family exhibitors together with products, services and opportunities to enrich your family. From free trials to coupons, discounts and giveaways, not only will you discover new ideas, but you’ll also be able to try them out for free or save money along the way! Many of the exhibits are free to interact with, from animal encounters to product trials to character meet and greets and so much more. All exhibitor interactions are included with admission!

In addition to the exhibitors at this expo, you will have the opportunity to watch live performances on multiple stages! From puppet shows, magicians, karate demo teams, dance troupes, live animal shows, dueling Medieval Knights, vocalists, and so much more, you could spend all day simply watching the shows and fill your experience at the expo. All shows are included with admission!




  • 150+ Family Friendly Businesses with Interactive Activities
  • Attractions*
    • Zip Line
    • Trampolines
    • Rock Climbing
    • Zorb Balls (kids can climb inside)
    • Mechanical Bull
  • Bounce Houses*
  • Pony Rides*
  • Soap Box Derby Cars for Kids to Drive
  • Train Rides (Sunday)
  • Baby Zone (Sunday)
  • Animal Interactions
  • Character Meet and Greets
  • Basketball with the Orlando Magic
  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Dinosaur Interaction
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Prizes
  • Giveaways
  • Samples (ice cream, smoothies, and more)
  • FOUR STAGES of performances all day both days
  • An Aerial Stage with three performances per day
  • There's so much going on...it's hard to list it ALL!

*Some activities and/or attractions may have a nominal fee. Bounce Houses and Attractions $2 or less.

As one mom wrote to us, “We never made it to the attractions because there were so many other things for us to enjoy and learn about. My daughter got a glitter tattoo, petted animals down just about every row, played games, picked up free toys, rode a skateboard and enjoyed the performances…especially the aerial acts. We shopped at the consignment sale and had her photo taken with Cinderella and Iron Man. It was a great day! Thank you so much.” -Angela B., Mom

The goal of this expo is to put you in front of companies, schools, and organizations that can enrich your family in our community. From discovering new opportunities to trying new products to uncovering new ideas, this annual event will allow parents to learn new things while allowing their kids to have fun for the day. It’s all meant for your Central Florida family!


You can purchase tickets for this event by clicking here. use code FAMILYEMAIL and save $2 your tickets.  Also keep in mind that there is a $15 parking fee for the convention center. Visit the My Central Florida Family Facebook page to learn more about the exciting event, click here

Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Disney On Ice Presents Follow Your Heart! Coming to Orlando Amway Sept. 2-4, 2016

Disney is one thing that I believe most people enjoy no matter age. This year at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL on September 2-4th, 2016 Disney On Ice will be presenting Follow Your Heart. 




A live performance on ice which includes all your beloved favorite characters from Disney, like Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto. Along with your classic characters they will also have the loving faces of  
Dory, Nemo, Marlin and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they embark ona life-changing excursion to find her parents and discover the true meaning of family. Cheer with the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out –Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust– as they help Riley find the confidence to win the hockey championship and experience the emotional rollercoaster of growing up. Venture to wintery world of Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana and the Disney Princesses make their dreams come true through their virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and The Toy Story gang. 


Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart start from $18. Market pricing applies to all tickets. Rates can fluctuate based on factors that affect supply and demand. Lock in your price and location today! Hurry Save 20% off select seats with code SAVE20. Not valid on premium VIP seating.  Hurry for the best available seats! Code expires September 1, 2016.

Show Times:  Friday, September 2, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, September 3, 11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.Sunday, September 4, 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.


 All seats are reserved. Tickets are available at www.DisneyOnIce.com  orwww.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (phone for information only: 407-440-7900). For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740

Hurry enter now to win tickets to see Disney On Ice Presents Follow Your Heart at the Orlando, FL Amway Center.  For select dates: Friday, Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m. or Saturday, Sept. 3, 11 a.mEnter below:



Disney on Ice Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Powramid® Power Center and USB Charging Station..........WOW!



If you know anything about big jobs or losing power you soon learn that a lot of bigger things have bigger plugs, like 3 prongs which not many cords or power plugs have. Living here in FL we have hurricanes, which are not to much of a big deal because honestly it storms like that on a normal day so really a hurricane is a longer storm. Having hurricanes or rainy days power gets knocked off often, which makes for you to have to find things which you can plug in your fridge, freezer, power tools if you lost some of your roof :) , or had a ceiling leak.


I was sitting in my living room doing something on my computer when I heard what sounded like my kids left the faucet on, I had seriously just sat down after working all day to relax. I get up and head into the kitchen where the sound was coming from, I come around the corner and I see water pouring down my window, (no it was not raining outside) as soon as I was like Oh whatever splash! My ceiling came in!!!!!!! Running around my house in a crazy nightmare trying to turn off the water my neighbor and friend saw me. After getting the water off I had about 3-4 inches of water in my kitchen!!!!! So what does this have to do with the Powramid Power Center & USB Charging Station.....well thankfully this had just arrived, so with the help of my neighbor we were able to plug in our shop vacs to the Powramid Power Center & USB Charging Station. We had my floor and kitchen pretty much cleaned up by the time any men arrived.


I was so grateful for the Powramid Power Center and USB Charging Station because it was strong and sturdy making it safe for me to plug in the shop vacs, if I hadn't had it I would had been running around looking for something which would give us room to put the 3 prongs into. Now its clean up time, so we have a huge mess, we have had to charge batteries for drills and other tools, again using the Powramid Power Center and USB Charging Station. I love this thing! It is something which I will take with me on vacation, we have been using it to power the cords, vacuums, phones, tablets to keep kids out of the way and so much more.

It is nice knowing that when I leave, my items are safe in the Powramid Power Center and USB Charging Station since it is also a surge protector. Living in FL you want all your devices on a surge protector or who knows what you will lose or will blow up and cause a fire. The Powramid Power Center and USB Charging Station is great for schools, offices, work place, homes etc anywhere you have a laptop, computer or anything you wanna save basically you wanna have a Powramid Power Center and USB Charging Station.



Key features of the Powramid Power Center are:
  • 1080 Joules Of Surge Protection
  • Two USB Charging Ports (2.1A)
  • Six Adapter Friendly Outlets
  • Heavy Duty 6 Foot Power Cord
  • Power Stop Technology - automatically stops conducting power once the Powramid's absorption has reached capacity
  • Fireproof X3 MOV Technology
  • Green On/Off Switch for White Powramid
  • Blue On/Off Switch for Black Powramid
  • Safety Switch Cover
  • 4 Rubber Feet that Protect Furniture from Scratching

You can purchase the Powramid Power Center and USB Charging Station here along with other amazing items like the PowerSquid another favorite of mine which keeps my tv, game system and phones safe during the day.

Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Tax Free Weekend! .............FL


So not sure when but we no longer get a week now they shuffed it into a weekend of no taxes on Back to School items, so it includes clothing, supplies and some electronics. It is also however the store wishes, they can still tax you on clothing and supplies. Pay attention when making purchases, because you might find yourself paying taxes here in FL. The tax free weekend is this weekend August, 5th-7th. Happy shopping!




Monday, August 1, 2016

Back to School with PopSome Toddler

School is less than a week away! Time to start getting school supplies, uniforms and thinking about what to send in their lunch bags. If your kid doesn't pack a lunch chances are they still have a snack, and what better way to send a snack then in the new PopSome Toddler by The International Innovation Company and its brand, Tomorrow's Kitchen.

The PopSome Toddler is a 6oz cup which is a air tight container that keeps food fresh all day long. The top is a soft silicone which makes for easy grip for little ones. The 6oz PopSome Toddler cup is the perfect size to fit into a backpack, purse, diaper bag, etc.

You can pick up a PopSome Toddler on Amazon at a retail price of $5.99. Click here to purchase yours now.

Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Friday, July 22, 2016

My son Michael


My kid Michael who is 2nd oldest is OBSESSED with animals! So basically anything he catches I kinda let him keep although now I am trying to get him to enjoy and let go :) He has caught probably a easy 10 snakes, which include black racers, pinewood, and ring neck.


He has had a turtle in his pocket while at school, come to find out it was a REAL turtle a baby alligator snapping turtle which guessing a bird had and dropped? I still have it to this day, it mummified itself. He has caught god knows how many frogs and turtles, we have kept a few of his turtles and they have gotten huge. Its pretty neat to watch all these animals grow.


His all time favorite animal has to be the frog! I swear it was his first word. He has had many of bullfrogs which we did have a set for 3 years before we decided they were getting to big and needed to go back into the wild, they were about the size of a softball easy.


He also likes to catch bugs, beetles, and lizards. We have caught a few many geckos. I learn when out with my son to make sure I drink fast or have something in which he can place whatever it is in something. He will try and sneak it in his hand and every so often it gets loose while I am driving! I have had a frog on the back of my head, around my feet and a cricket jump from the ceiling fan while wrapping gifts! I must say NOTHING at this point surprises me, and the animals and critters are getting bigger as he grows older.


Although he is still young I see him doing something with animals when he gets older, even if its living out on his own in nature he will always be around animals. I am good with that : )


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Johnson & Johnson to the Rescue!



Having a big family I often hear the words ouch, hurt, blood or I caught. So I always am in need of the basics like bandages, shampoo and more.


Johnson & Johnson is a family owned company which pretty much we all have one or more of their products in our homes. Each year just before school lets out I take my kids to the local Walmart, and have them pick out a pack each of their favorite Band-aids since there are so many fun characters to choose from. I also stock up on Neosporin, shampoo and much more.



I love that everything is at a fair price, and my kids enjoy getting their favorite characters ( which sometimes they fake a cut just to get a band-aid ) I also make sure to grab some water block band-aids, having a pool these come in handy as my kids seem to get most of their cuts by playing around the sides of the pool. I keep all their favorite picks of band-aids in Johnson & Johnson's Let's Go tote. It is a cute 9in x 6.25in x 2in, which is the perfect size to carry with me almost everywhere I go, so I am prepared for whatever my kids throw my way. You can purchase, your Oh Joy first aid bag here.

You can pick up Johnson & Johnson products at all stores, remember to stay safe this summer.




Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.