Saturday, October 8, 2011

No Moms Panel but I'm Proud to be a Minnie Mom

The last four Septembers I have sat down at the computer and hoped that my passion for Disney flowed through the keyboard. And for four Octobers I have been told thanks but no thanks by the WDW Moms Panel. At least I made it to the second round last year.

I don't want this to sound overly negative. The panel is a great tool and helps answer questions for many guests. It's hard not to take it at least a little personally when something you love so much doesn't want you as an ambassador. But I wouldn't change a thing.

It was a blessing last year when I didn't go beyond round 2. At the time, I didn't know the year I was in for. Very sick pregnancy while chasing my toddler, moving to a new state, having a baby, moving again from the rental house when we bought a house and then damage from a hurricane and fire. Let's just say I am busy.

I won't be eligible to apply for the panel next year since it will be a while between visits. But I know me and I will continue to apply every year I can.

However, I love what I am doing here with Growing Up Disney and if I had to choose, this would win hands down. I get to write about my favorite places with family and friends. I have partnered with some terrific folks on various projects. I've made a bunch of friends that I've yet to meet in person. I have an ongoing creative project that's under my control and keeps me sane as a stay at home mom. I help people plan their vacations all the time.

I wish all the best for my friends who are advancing in the competition. Even though I may not be earning the coveted pink polo, I proudly wear my light blue GUD shirt.



  1. Love to you! GUD is awesome and something for you to be very proud of. I'm so glad to know that I'll still be able to find you right here!

  2. Sorry it didn't work out. Of course GUD needs your leadership here.


  3. What grace!! Your blog is a work of art, and I LOVE your multi-generational perspective. What says Disney better than that?! xo

  4. I love your attitude and think you are wonderful!

  5. Thank you all! You've totally proved my point that I've met the best people through blogging! Well, other than you, Dad, you're just stuck with me. :)


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