Learning & Growing: My Big Disney Social Media Mom’s “Aha Moment”


I just returned from the Disney Social Media Moms On the Road Conference in Philadelphia.  I learned a lot and met many new friends as well as reconnected with old!

020I attend the Disney Social Media Moms conference not only because I love all things Disney, but to learn what is new in the Parks, but more importantly, to get re-energized.  Tomorrow I will share a recap, but tonight I want to leave you with my one, as Oprah likes to say, “Aha moment.”

050The Mom’s panel made up of Mom Business Owners, Amy Bradley, @toydozer, Toydozer Kristi Gorinas, Dad Pack Jen Groover, @jengroover, Butler Bag and Maria Bailey, @MomTalkRadio, MomTV.com were sharing their lessons learned of being a Mom business owner.   Their big tip:

Be present with your kids and loved ones. 

Then Maria Bailey said, “look into the whites of their eyes and let them know that you are listening.”

That’s it.  Simple enough – no?

No, not really, but because a photo my daughter took of my husband and I on one of our many Walt Disney World vacations I know how hard it is to be present.

January 2012 on the bus to the Magic Kingdom - I'm registering for the lottery to get into the NYC Marathon - I'm not sure what Jack's doing...

January 2012 on the bus to the Magic Kingdom – I’m registering for the NYC Marathon lottery  – I’m not sure what Jack’s doing…

This photo is my shame and I look at it every single day with disgust to remind myself to BE PRESENT.  Life is short.

Do you remind yourself to be present?  Do you have a shameful moment?

9 Comments on “Learning & Growing: My Big Disney Social Media Mom’s “Aha Moment”

  1. I ALWAYS see this on the Disney bus and I, too am guilty. Always so excited to share what I’m doing and forgetting about those that are with me.


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