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Mousekatools gives you the tools to help you plan your family's trip, be in the Disney "know," and keep the Disney magic alive at home! We talk about Disney fun with a focus on taking little ones to the park!

Michaelyn is a winner of Top 25 SoCal Moms - 2013

What's the best part of raising a family in SoCal?

The best part of raising little ones in SoCal is that it really has so much to offer. From great museums to world class theme parks and from the snow capped mountains to the sandy beaches. It is such a unique location that give families the option to give their kids the best of all worlds without having to travel more than a few hours in any direction.

What's a great destination for a family vacation in SoCal?

Being a Disney blogger, I would obviously have to say that the Disneyland Resort is the best destination for a SoCal family vacation! It is such a magical place where I have not only made some amazing memories with my children, but I have my own childhood memories there as well. I think that that is really part of Disney's charm is that it not only provides the thrills and fun of an amusement park, but it also brings back great memories for generations of families through the classic music and movie themed attractions.

What do your kids love most about living in SoCal?

My kids love SoCal for mostly the same reason I love it: because there is never a drought of things to do! Theme parks, community parks, beaches, museums, mountains, etc. There is something for everyone here!

Do your kids have a favorite non-violent video game that you'd recommend to other parents? Please share a link to the product an tell us why you AND your kids love it.


I have seen Minecraft mentioned, and my 6 year old really grew to love that one, but our favorite video game is Just Dance. It really is fun for the whole family (with kids now 7, 4, and 1.) We all get some exercise while having a great time to some of our favorite songs. While you can have a dance party without the video and just dance to music, the video game gives you the opportunity for some friendly competition as well as some great ideas for dance moves! :)
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