7 Best Experiences at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration

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#DisneySMmoms, conference day

I’m still riding the high of attending the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, and have lots of posts to share with you. But, I decided that it would be best to share just a few of my favorite personal experiences of the conference.

#DisneySMmoms, mom smiling

My Mom giggled
It was almost 1 year ago that my Mother lost her Father, and became an adult orphan. These past 11 months have been tolling on her, and she’s experienced so much grief, stress and heartache. This experience released the Mom I remember from my youth; quirky, funny, and ready to enjoy whatever came her way. I heard her giggle at least 100 times during those few days. I could tell this was something she’d needed for a long time.

Vanellope Von Schweetz

My sister went from 17 to 7
My sister has never been to Disney. Due to her arriving 14 years after me, and my parents taking me on many a vacation to Disney World, she just ended up missing out on the experience. This trip not only bought out the kid in her (she waved, yelled, and took pictures with as many characters as she could) but she finally saw how all of my hard work online, great work ethic and attitude has blessed all of us.

#DisneySMmoms, Jackie Huma, Lady Gaga

There was Lady Gaga overload
Speaker Jackie Huma dedicated most of her session to Mother Monster who is also the Queen of social media. You may not have known this, but I am a Lady Gaga uber- fan. This Little Monster was geeking out with the constant mention of the Lady Gaga. Also, Jackie Huba ended up giving me Lady Gaga’s new perfume, Fame. I’m not ashamed to say that I cried. I’ll write about Jackie’s session and my geek moment a little later in the week.

holding hands with my boy

My son learned about the power of writing
My first born is a big fan of all things science. We joked that he would rather learn how to build all of the Disney rides than actually ride them. He knows that Mom writes on her computer for work (and that she goes off to do military “stuff” one weekend a month) but he’s never gotten into writing. Once he saw all of the other Moms and Dads at the conference, and realized that we were all chosen because of the work we do online, he had tons of questions. I basically had to explain what I’ve done on my blog for the past 6 years in a matter of 3 days. Also, he held my hand while we talked. He hasn’t held my hand in ages. Thank you Disney Social Media Moms Celebration!

Great-Grandmother and kids

My kids met my Great-Grandmother for the first time
While this wasn’t officially part of the festivities, we took advantage of how close we were to Georgia and visited my Great-Grandmother who lives 4 hours from Disney World. She’s 98, and not in the very best health. She’s also never met my husband or children. This trip just might have been the best part of this experience and out of everyone, my husband was the most affected. I’ll be writing about this as well, so stay tuned.

#DisneySMmoms, R2D2, Star Wars

R2D2 is my homeboy
As a Sci-Fi geek, it was heart-warming to not only see one of my favorite Droids zooming around our conference room, but to film a Vine of him AND take a picture with him! He whistled at me too. Cheeky, cheeky robot.

Mother's Day picture

Dreams do come true
When I first wrote about our family being invited to Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, I still thought that it was some type of fluke. As a “small blogger” I still have a hard time realizing that just because you are small, it doesnt mean that no one is reading or paying attention. I’ve found that being positive, helpful and supportive to others has gotten me to places and situations. I firmly believe this is why I was included on the invite list to the most magical conference on Earth. I dreamed of being invited and put in on my dream list last year. It’s amazing to see that dreams really do come true, especially for those of us that work hard and praise others that do the same.

Thank you so much to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration team for creating this amazing event and experience for us. We feel blessed beyond words and can’t wait to see what other magic you have in store for years to come.

Disclosure: I attended the Disney Social Media Moms Conference and received discounted rates and tickets for particular events, attractions and other fun. All opinions and experiences are my own.

About Amiyrah

My name is Amiyrah and I'm an an African American fashion & lifestyle blogger based in Ohio.

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  1. 5.20.13
    Nichole said:

    I’m so glad you were able to do this! What an amazing experience for your family.

    • 5.20.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thanks Nichole! It was amazing and unforgettable.

  2. 5.20.13
    Crissy said:

    That bottom photo of you with your kids is gorgeous. It was fun learning about your experiences, looks like an amazing time was had by all! 🙂

    • 5.20.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thank you so much, Crissy 🙂

  3. 5.20.13
    Shell said:

    It looks like you had a fabulous time! 🙂

    • 5.20.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thanks Shell!

  4. 5.20.13

    I just LOVE that last picture of you with your two (you should link up to Mommy and Me Monday)..and I love that you were able to share the experience with your mom and sister and it was so special for them!

    And, I never did get to smell you with your new Fame on! I’ll have to do it this September!

    • 5.20.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Ha! I probably won’t have it on, unless I can splurge on the travel version. That bottle is ha-uge!

  5. 5.20.13
    Chacoy said:

    Aww, it sounds and looks like you all had a great time!
    I love that you were able to visit your grandmother too, I bet she loved every minute of it.
    I can’t wait to read your other posts(:

    • 5.20.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thanks you Chacoy! Having my kids meet their great-great-grandmother was amazing. So were all the other experiences we had at Disney. It was a dream come true.

  6. 5.20.13
    Mary said:

    WOW – looks like an amazing time had by all. Love Disney! And I absolutely love that you got to “meet” venelope – she is one of my faves

    • 5.20.13
      Amiyrah said:

      I just love Vanellope! The had Wreck-It-Ralph there too, but we just missed him. We’re doing a Wreck-It-Ralph party for the kids birthday so this was a great teaser.

  7. 5.20.13
    Lucrecer said:

    So glad to see you had a great time! Wonderful post, my friend.

    • 5.20.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thank you, Lu!

  8. 5.20.13
    Meghan said:

    So glad you were able to go! I love the picture of your kids with their great grandmother! Perfect!

    • 5.20.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thanks Meghan! That’s their Great-GREAT- grandma! She’s my great-grand and still just as feisty as I remember from when I was my son’s age. It was a great experience.

      • 5.20.13
        Meghan said:

        Wow! That’s even more amazing – so special that they get to meet her!

  9. 5.20.13

    YOU are awesome, a love and a sweetheart … and now I know after our time in Disney also, a little monster 😉

    • 5.20.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thank you Nicole! I so enjoyed meeting you and seeing your smile all over the place. I hope we get to chat again soon.

  10. 5.20.13
    Courtney G. said:

    Wow! Sounds like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing!

  11. 5.20.13

    I’m so glad I got to meet you. It was such an incredible trip.

  12. 5.20.13

    I was so thrilled to FINALLY meet you, Amiyrah! You totally deserved this. And this post is one of my fave Disney posts thus far. What awesome moments you had while visiting Disney. I think it’s just wonderful how your mom got to giggle so much– laughter truly does heal us in many ways.

    • 5.20.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Hi Melissa! I was so excited to meet you as well. It was your blog critique that really got me on the right path of blog awesome, so I owe quite a bit to you. I hope we can meet again soon and maybe have long chat. You’re the best!

  13. 5.20.13
    Autumn said:

    Amiyrah, you are awesome! You totally deserved the invite! I am so glad that you were able to experience the things you did, and to create the memories that will forever impact your family in a positive way. It was a pleasure to meet you and your sweet family, and I look forward to reading more of your posts! 🙂

    • 5.20.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Aww thank you, Autumn! It was such a pleasure to meet you too. I’m always a fan of genuinely nice people, and you are definitely it. I hope we get to chat again soon!

  14. 5.20.13
    Erin Lane said:

    LOVED seeing you and really enjoyed this post! So glad your mom AND your sister had such a wonderful time. Hope to see you soon! Type A?

    • 5.20.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Yes! I’ll be at Type A for sure. Loved seeing you again, Erin. We’ll have to have coffee or dinner in ATL and really chat it up 🙂

  15. 5.20.13
    Shauna said:

    Wow… sounds like a wonderful experience… love that y’all GIGGLED 🙂 I think that is what life should be about

    • 5.20.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thanks Shauna!

  16. 5.20.13
    Kuleen said:

    Mitch at gaynycdad.com told me that there are no small bloggers! I have taken his advice to heart, and so should you. :0 (Besides, my blog is even smaller than yours.)

    • 5.20.13
      Amiyrah said:

      That Mitch is so wise, isn’t he? And your blog may be “small” but it’s great! Thanks for commenting, Kuleen 😀

  17. 5.20.13

    Love all the pics – looks like a great trip!

  18. 5.20.13
    Amanda said:

    I love seeing the highlights of each member coming out of DisneySMMoms because for each one it is different but there is one solid theme, that families were included! Loved your highlights and can’t wait to read more 🙂

  19. 5.20.13
    Dee said:

    Thank you for sharing this with us, Amiyrah! So glad you had a dream come true 😉

  20. 5.21.13

    I love this and I’m so glad you got to go. xo

  21. 5.23.13

    Love the pictures and you and your kids are so cute in that last pictures!! What a fun time you guys had!

    • 5.24.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thank you Kelsey!

  22. 5.23.13
    vianney said:

    How fun, what a great experience for you and your family!! Thank you for sharing.

    • 5.24.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thank you for reading 🙂

  23. 5.23.13

    Based on those photos, looks like you all had an amazing time!!
    Doesn’t everyone kinda turn into a 7 year old though when they are there?? 🙂

    • 5.24.13
      Amiyrah said:

      They sure do! My 31 year old husband turned 7. It’s all that pixie dust that does it 😀

  24. 5.23.13
    Cyn said:

    What an amazing experience!

    • 5.24.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thank you Cyn!

  25. 5.23.13
    Amanda said:

    I love this post 🙂 It makes me smile even though it is the second time I am reading it!

    • 5.24.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thanks Amanda!