Moments with Mimi: A Positive Reflection

Welcome to Moments with Mimi where I share thoughts, experiences and stories of my life as a Work At Home Mimi. This past Saturday morning, Butch and I decided we would pick up Aleyah and McKinley and take them out to breakfast. We arrived at one of our local restaurants and went inside. There was a small crowd gathered in the

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Top 5 Tips for Great Ride Photos

  Now that our family has been to Walt Disney World together a number of times, we usually don’t make it a practice to purchase souvenirs. There are two exceptions to this rule: Christmas ornaments (we purchase one for each of us every year); and Memory Maker, because our family is growing and changing all the time. Some of the rides

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Moments with Mimi: My Play-Doh Princess

There are so many different activities around for children these days. I don’t know how your kids like to spend most of their time, but Aleyah absolutely adores Play-doh. She not only likes playing with it, but she even loves to watch other children playing with it on YouTube. She knows just about every set made and enjoys videos showing the

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Tips for a Successful Disney Trip

Traveling to Walt Disney World is one of the greatest pleasures your family will ever experience. Days spent together having fun and being away from the stresses of life are some of the best you can imagine. Still, things can go wrong. Afterall, kids get tired and hungry, parents get frustrated, plans fall through. Believe me, I’ve been there and

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Moments with Mimi: Happy 1st Birthday, McKinley!

It is hard to believe our “Little Bitty” McKinley Grace turns 1-year-old today! Happy 1st birthday to my precious little princess!!! This past Saturday, we celebrated big and, of course, took lots of pictures. It was a Minnie Mouse-themed party — what better kind for a 1-year-old? My party started about an hour before everyone else’s. Luckily, as her Mimi and primary

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A Snowy Birthday in Texas!

Happy Monday everyone and thank you for joining me. Today, I am sharing a recap of Aleyah’s birthday celebration from a few weeks ago. We are so blessed to have had this precious little girl for 3 years now and we, of course, wanted to celebrate big! Being a family of Disney fanatics, I am sure you can guess that the party had

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The Family that Vacations Together…

For nearly fifteen years, our family has been going to Walt Disney World for our family vacations. In the memories of those visits is where my greatest happiness can be found. In the early years when we could not afford to fly our family of 5 to Orlando, we hopped into our jam-packed minivan with a full Thule on top and headed

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I Am Edna's Daughter

This Sunday, September 21, we will celebrate World Gratitude Day and, just like you, I have many things in my life for which I am grateful. At the top of my list, and therefore my logical topic for today, is my mom. My mother is a wonderful woman. The eldest of ten children, her focus has always been on family

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Moments with Mimi: Happy Grandparents Day!

Thank you for joining me today for the inaugural post of my new series, Moments with Mimi. This series is a way for me to share special moments from my blessing of being able to keep my grandchildren as a daycare alternative. For those of you who may be new followers, I will give you a little background. I have worked full-time my entire adult

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