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Visiting theme parks with children is so much fun! I’ll never forget my ADHDer’s smiling face when she first rode on Dumbo at Disneyland or when she got picked to talk to Crush at Disney’s California Adventure. It was truly magical! As a parent to two young girls, one with ADHD, I also know that waiting in lines at the Disneyland Resort and other amusement parks can be downright stressful for the entire family. Waiting in long lines can feel like a lifetime...

I had the honor of attending Mouse-Con’s 1st Annual Disneyana Fan Convention in Concord, California and it was absolutely amazing! I got to meet great Disney legends, such as Margaret Kerry, the original reference model for Tinker Bell. I also learned interesting facts about Disneyland that even a huge Disney fanatic like me didn’t know and I picked up some great Disney finds that had me totally Disney-geeking out, like a teapot that actually looked like Mrs. Pots! So adorable! What was surprisingly really fun to be a part...

Over the past six years, I have taken my children to many amusement parks.  Whether it was Disneyland, Legoland, or SeaWorld, I realized that they all have something in common and it is probably not what you think: They are a lot like parenthood. They are loud. For starters, the noise level is pretty excruciating. Amusement parks are filled with loud and obnoxious kiddie rides, games, and people (Squealing teenage girls are the worst), just as children’s toys are. Toys seem to have two volume levels: Loud and painfully loud. I am this...