Posted in FAMILY TIME, Guilt, Questions

Confessions of a crazed mother: popping my bubbles!

The soft relaxing sound of that warm water filling the tub; bubbles and candles after a long week at work is just what this mommy needs. My feet throb like a heartbeat and my back feels as if the whole world has been carried on it… It’s time for some relaxation. The pitted patter of feet outside the door I begin to sink… As the door thuds open I hold my breath in hopes that I won’t be seen.

“Pop.. Pop.. Pop!” The bubbles begin to burst as sticky fingers make their way to the tub. I’ve been spotted and now I have two little mermaids in the tub with me. Overcrowded I cannot reach the soap, candles blown out and that drink that I poured myself is now in the fridge.

I think back about the times that I would spend at least an hour laying in a hot bubble bath… Music playing, having time to myself but when Isabella came life got a little bit crazier… But ALOT better. Once Elleanna arrived I knew that peaceful bath time while Isabella napped would be a thing of the past because now I get those precious moments of mommy doing Isabella’s hair and Isabella doing Elleanna’s hair all in a row.

So here’s my confession and I hope I am not alone or judged harshly..

I wait… I wait until it’s dark out I set up the baby monitor  on the bathroom sink to see the girls. I’ve given them baths after dinner, snacks and story time and I find myself excited for their cuteness to lay their heads to sleep. I set up a movie and give them water and slowly sneak out the door after goodnight kisses. As their mesmerized into their Disney movie I make my move. The steaming hot water, the bubbles… I pour a glass of, well at this point anything I have whether whine, gin, vodka or rum… One glass to ease the worries, to sit back and relax because to tell the truth I don’t do this often.

See here’s the dirty truth that many are scared to speak about but first step to healing is admitting there is a problem right? Well my heart begins to beat faster, my chest feels as if someone is sitting on it. The breath is taken from me and my arm feels like a thousand needles are pricking it. Anxiety hits. The bills lay on the table, my phone in hand I look over my schedule a million times. Back and forth I read… Monday off, Tuesday 10am, Wednesday 11am, off Thursday, Friday off again and Saturday on call.. But look oh wait off again for Sunday. Those pricks turn to numbness, my head begins to ache these relaxing bubble baths turn to moments of getting my head into what is to come.

For those with anxiety there’s more then just the bills that make us react, maybe its the amount of diapers we have left or what side dishes we have that the children will eat with dinner. There’s so much to anxiety from traffic, being late to appointments or in my case my anxiety is providing the best for my children.

Those bursting bubbles are bubbles of hopes that we can go have some fun in the upcoming week on my days off. “Pop! Pop! Pop!” as the bubbles burst I think about what about another job on the side? Then the anxiety of missing my children more like I once did. Going from working 6 days a week hours that would leave no time to see my babies but to look in on their sleepy heads at night… Anxiety hits again I don’t want to miss them but the bills are multiplying.

I like many parents find relaxation a thing of the past. We wake with worries and at the end of the night we don’t think about the good things that have happened during the day… With anxiety we just worry, day and night and even in our sleep. We forget to take advantage of the precious moments such as I forget. The giggles and squeals of my two mermaids popping the bubbles in my relaxing bath. I must remember their healthy, their happy and they’re my bestfriends. We won’t have these moments forever, soon they will be pushing my out their bedroom doors as I ask what they are up to. They will be sitting at the dinner table texting as we are having a family meal, instead of making faces and fighting over what I cooked. Climbing on my lap to daddy’s lap and back to their own chair by crawling over or under the table.

Here’s my goal from here on out… Please bare with me while I try to control my anxiety.

  • Breath, take in every piece of fresh air and remember that I live once in this moment…
  • Remember that there is a plan whether I like it or not… There is a bigger plan then I have and it will be much greater…
  •  Remember you cannot control everything, sometimes you just need to let yourself go with the flow.
  • That bubble bath that you had looked forward to all day, maybe all week is just a bath but the memories of two little monsters taking over the bath as beautiful mermaids… happens just for a short period of time. One day they will be grown with their own mermaids.
Do you have anxiety? How do you cope with it?
I’m researching ways to help myself to better help my family.
The happier I am the happier my family could be.
Posted in Circus, FAMILY TIME, Live Show, Summerfun

Bring on the Excitment: Circus Hermanos Vazquez

In exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion  within blog, The Circus Hermanos Vazquez has provided myself and family with complementary tickets. My opinion within my blog is a 100 percent my own. Enjoy.

The excitement of the crowd fills the tent as music begins to play, the show is about to begin! The girls eyes are widened with expectations of surprises, unaware of what is to come. Our bodies begin to move with the beat of the music and our hands clapping on point with every bang.

We are ready!

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Little did I realize that the show was all in Spanish, should have guessed that… Silly me. But what an experience, Geraldo was laughing hysterically and translating what was being said.

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The girls were entranced into the show, as well as myself. Amazed as we watched the many acts. The young men dancing and lifting one another into the air; bringing Elleanna to her feet to dance to the music. As we laughed at their act, awed at the lifts I couldn’t help but keep smiling at my daughters laughs and smiles.

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Though I had a hard time understanding what was being said other then having my translator near; I found myself drawn to the Alien Clown. As he “shot” arrows at a gentlemen from the audience I thought I would never catch my breath from laughing so hard. Though the many performances that you all may see, there will always be a different reaction to the shooting arrows. As the gentleman jumped blindfolded, worried the arrow would get his lower half Isabella cracked up laughing. I’m sure she didn’t understand the whole performance totally but to hear my children giggle, to watch a breathtaking performance was a lifetime memory.

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Not only were we taken by the amusing clowns, dance moves and routines of these wonderful circus performers but also their animals. From the trained horses that had Elleanna in aw  with she snacked on caramel popcorn to the trained dogs act. I was shocked to see a circus performer dressed just as I imagined… As if he was a vintage circus performer, a ringleader I would say. I was in love with the costume.

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Watching the thrilling acts above the stage, daggling from ropes, and spaceships that were in my eyes SPEEDING; I was shocked at their calmness… The way they were so in control on something that could easily go out of control. We certainly were having a lifetime experience!

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I was thrilled to have a photo with one of the clowns that was walking around pre-performance. Towards the intermission they came around to see if we would like to purchase the photo; how could I say no. Though I believe that Elleanna was staring down a clown that was across the ring and could have smiled… But this is one for the scrapbook, better yet one for the large number of photos of family activities we have done from Maryland and now back home in Central Florida.

I am very pleased to have shared this experience with my children; to have them involved in not only English speaking performances but also Spanish. I hope you too will attend and love the performance just as myself and my family.

La emoción de la multitud llena la carpa, cuando la música comienza a sonar, el espectáculo está a punto de comenzar! Los ojos de las niñas se abrieron con expectativas de sorpresas, sin darse cuenta de lo que está por venir. Nuestros cuerpos comienzan a moverse al ritmo de la música y nuestras manos aplaudiendo en el punto con cada explosión.

¡Estamos listos!

Las chicas estaban en trance en el espectáculo, así como yo. Sorprendido mientras veíamos los muchos actos. Los hombres jóvenes bailando y los maravaristas haciendo su show. Yo sujetando a Elleanna al querer levantarse a bailar a el ritmo de la música. A medida que nos reímos de su acto, asombrado en los ascensores que no podía dejar de mantener la sonrisa en mis hijas se ríe y sonríe.

No sólo estuvimos asombrado por los payasos, movimientos y rutinas de estos maravillosos artistas de circo si no también a sus animales. los caballos entrenados que tenían, Elleanna comiendo palomitas de caramelo, el acto de perros entrenados. Me sorprendió ver a un artista de circo vestida igual que yo me imaginaba … Como si fuera un artista de circo vintage, cabecilla diría yo. Yo estaba enamorada de el traje.

Viendo los actos emocionantes sobre el escenario, maravaristas y las naves espaciales que estaban en mi ojo A ALTA VELOCIDAD: Me sorprendió la tranquilidad que tenia ellos … La forma en que estaban tan en control de algo que fácilmente podría salirse de control. Ciertamente estábamos teniendo una experiencia unica.

Estoy muy contenta de haber compartido esta experiencia con mis hijos; tenerlos involucrados en actuaciones ,ahora. No solo en Inglés, pero también español. Espero que usted también pueda asistir y tenga el rendimiento al igual que mi familia que se la paso riendo. Estoy seguro de que ella no entendía todo el rendimiento , pero escuchar mis hijos que se ríen me hacia entender que se lo disfrutaban ,para ver una actuación impresionante era un recuerdo de por vida.


Posted in Disney, FAMILY TIME, Live Show, Summerfun

Disney on Ice: 100 years of Magic

I am a Feld Entertainment Blogger Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and other exclusive opportunities.

Disney on iceLet the enchantment of a Disney on Ice celebrating 100 Years of Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt at the Amway Center in Orlando sweep you and your family into 14 classic and modern stories with over 50 beloved Disney characters.

Disney on ice Mickey and Minnie

Find yourself captivated with Mickey and Minnie Mouse while diving in with Nemo and Dory.

Disney on ice Nemo

Watch as your favorite funny guy, Olaf and your favorite Frozen royalty, Anna and Elsa captivate you as the wintry wonderland as Frozen comes to life before your eyes.

Disney on ice Frozen

Discover the magic of the classic Beauty and the Beast and the charm of Aladdin as you are shown a whole new world.

Disney on ice Belle

This epic production featuring an international team of award-winning figure skaters and high-energy choreography on the breathtaking set will leave you and your family with memories of a lifetime.

Disney on ice lion king

“Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase Hakuna Matata! Ain’t no passing craze. It means no worries for the rest of your days. It’s our problem-free philosophy. Hakuna Matata!” – Hakuna Matata song by Elton John

Let Disney on Ice 100 years of Magic leave you singing masterpieces during Performances at the  Amway Center, 400 West Church Street – Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32801 during:

Friday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 5 at 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 6 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
To purchase tickets for your family’s magical memories to Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic please visit:
You can also call 800-745-3000 or visit the Amway.
Tickets start at $25. Also available at $30, $40, $60, $75 (VIP) and $100 (Rink side).
(Ticketmaster service charges and facility fees not included.) All seats are reserved, and tickets Center box office (phone for information only: 407-440-7900 or group sales and information: 866-248-8740.
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“You just remember what your old pal said. Boy you’ve got a friend in me. Yeah, you’ve got a friend in me.”
– You’ve Got a Friend in Me featured in Toy Story
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Disney on ice cinderella

What memories do you and your family have with such classics as Cinderella and modern favorites as Rapunzel?