The Momma Diaries

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST -- Printable Coloring Pages!!

Disney's live-action film, Beauty and The Beast will be released in theaters in less than one month -- March 17, 2017!! I cannot even begin to tell you the last time I was this excited for a movie!! Today I am delighted to share 10 beautiful coloring pages that are free for you to download and print! Share them with your favorite little ones -- or even take some time for yourself and color away!
Beauty and The Beast Coloring Pages

When I was at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration a couple of weeks ago, we were treated to an exclusive 8-minute sneak peek of Beauty and The Beast -- all I can say is, WOW!! It seriously gave me chills. It was just so, SO good!

I am happy to share this clip from the film with you, featuring the "Belle" song.

You guys, Emma Watson can SING!!! That was only a glimpse of the 8-minute sneak we had the privilege to view.

Also, enjoy this new featurette about bringing the film to life with never before seen interviews from the cast and filmmakers.

Like BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyBeautyAndTheBeast

Follow BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beourguest

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Visit the official BEAUTY AND THE BEAST website here: http://movies.disney.com/beauty-and-the-beast-2017

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST opens in theatres everywhere on March 17th!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Rivers of Light Debuts at Disney's Animal Kingdom

The highly anticipated Rivers of Light debuted at Disney's Animal Kingdom February 17th, 2017. However, attendees of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration got an exclusive first-look of the nighttime show on February 7th, 2017! Being among one of the first to witness such a breathtaking masterpiece was incredible.
Rivers of Light Disney Animal Kingdom
Beautiful. Stunning. Mesmerizing. Breathtaking. Spectacular. Magical. Sensational. Those are a few of the words that could be used to describe Rivers of Light.  The 15-minute show celebrates the connection between animals and humans. The performance combines live performers, floating lanterns, fountains, special effects and animal imagery projected on giant water screens. 

The combination of water, sound, and light will be unlike anything you've ever seen. It is truly only something that Disney could do.
Rivers of Light Disney Animal Kingdom
Guests are invited to gather along the Discovery River in a 5,000-seat amphitheater. The sounds of animals are heard in the distance, as four beautifully illuminated Lotus flowers float across the water. You will be entranced in their sheer beauty as the water dances and changes colors. 

Soon the storytellers will make their arrival aboard elaborate lantern vessels. Adorned in their intricate costumes they summon the animal spirits -- a Tiger, Turtle, Owl, and Elephant.
Rivers of Light Disney Animal Kingdom
photo credit: Disney Social Media Moms Celebration
Rivers of Light Disney Animal Kingdom
photo credit: Disney Social Media Moms Celebration
Guests are transported on a journey throughout Asian jungles, African savannahs, and parts of North America as the story is told. 

While most evening shows at Disney typically end with a big BANG, Rivers of Light is different. It is more soothing, and like a sweet, yet powerful lullaby; making it a nighttime show all family members will love.
Rivers of Light Disney Animal Kingdom
photo credit: Disney Social Media Moms Celebration
 Rivers of Light is now showing on select nights at Animal Kingdom. Fast Passes can be scheduled for this show, and I would highly recommend booking them at your 60-day mark window. Special dining packages at Tusker House and Tiffins that include reserved seating are available to park guests by visiting DisneyWorld.com/dining

Here is a little preview for you to enjoy. 
I believe Rivers of Light is an incredible addition to Animal Kingdom's transition to a nighttime park. It is one of my favorite shows I've ever seen at Disney. I am looking forward to our next visit to witness this magic again. 
Rivers of Light Disney Animal Kingdom
I was invited to the 2017 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. I paid a nominal conference fee to attend and received discounted & complimentary items from Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and their sponsors. I was not asked to write about my experience. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Snacking Solutions For Busy Moms


Busy, Busy, Busy. That seems to be our family's motto. We always have something going on. Aside from my husbands crazy work schedule, and although I do not work outside of the home, I still have my fair share of appointments. And of course there's the kids. It seems like the older they get, the crazier their schedules become. Lincoln is 7-years old, and in the first grade. Between his homework, swimming lessons, sports activities (he plays soccer, baseball, and basketball during their seasons), he is one busy boy! However, he loves to keep busy, so of course we happily keep up with his fluctuating schedule.

Avery is only 3-years old. I'm being a bit selfish with him and not sending him to preschool until next year. He's my last baby and I'm trying to enjoy this special time I have with just him. While Avery might not have as many activities as Lincoln, he still keeps me plenty busy!

More times than not I am so busy doing something for my children, that I forget to take care of myself! It's all too easy to do, and I can guarantee if you're a parent, then you know exactly what I'm talking about. Something as easy as grabbing a healthy snack often goes forgotten until I'm completely ravenous and reaching for the convenience of a candy bar! Thankfully, I recently found the perfect solution -- VitaTops Muffin Tops!

snacking solutions for busy moms, #VitaTops
I love the convenience of grabbing a muffin -- and VitaTops provide the very best part of the muffin...THE TOP!! With only 100-150 calories per serving, it's a treat I can feel good about eating! It allows me to indulge all while supplementing my overall wellness with nutrition. All VitaTops Muffin Tops use only clean and simple ingredients, and offer a wide range of nutritional benefits.
snacking solutions for busy moms, #VitaTops
VitaTops are conveniently located in the freezer section of your store. I found my VitaTops Wild Blueberry Muffin Tops at Stop & Shop! You can find yours at your nearest Publix, Kroger, Stop & Shop, Shop-Rite, or Target locations.
snacking solutions for busy moms, #VitaTops
Want to indulge with me? CLICK HERE for this coupon! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do -- I'm warning you, though...you may want to hide them from your kiddos! They're THAT good!!
snacking solutions for busy moms, #VitaTops
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