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#DisneySMMoms Question of the Day 11/25/10 Thanksgiving Edition

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is a day to reflect on everything we are thankful for...including the opportunity to participate in the Disney Social Media Moms conference. Last year I was so grateful I hugged every single person in the hospitality suite when I first got there. The Disney PR staff and Cooper Munroe can verify.

I was thrilled to hear social media gurus Chris Brogan and Guy Kawasaki speak. I mean, when would I get that opportunity again? 

I was inspired by the stories of these amazing business women: Marissa Jaret Winokur, Maxine Clark , and Kathy Ireland. As well as hearing from Walt Disney World Resorts president, Meg Crofton.

And after a weekend of thinking "Holy Cow. My kids have NO IDEA what a 'normal' trip to Disney is like" they were put to work filling bags of toiletries and other necessities, as well as planting small trees. Disney totally 'gets' the idea of balance!

image of autograph book via the Disney Store - buy one!

So with all that in mind, here is today's

QUESTION: If you could nominate a deserving family (not your own) to experience Disney World, who would that be and why?


I would nominate my sitter, Suzette. For three years she came to my house every Tuesday and Thursday through wind, sleet and snow (and sun too) to help me with my twins. She was more than a part-time nanny. She was nuturing, loving, calm, understanding, and a voice of reason when I was just too exhausted from lack of sleep. She was the one constant in those crazy days of no sleep when the twins were just a few weeks old and I had recently buried my father.

She's a window which means she's a single mom. She raised her three girls to be kind, loving, and strong. She's now helping her brother to raise two neices who were all but abandoned by their mother. And yet she always finds time to help others. She rarely gets back to Jamaica to see her family, but she is collecting things for needy kids there, and trying to find a way to ship it all back (customs costs are astronomical).

In short, she deserves a night in Cinderella's Castle, and a week at the most magical place in the world.

Maybe Disney would consider a buy one, give one promotion...

Happy Thanksgiving again, and I'm thankful to be able to share all of my daily #DisneySMMoms questions with you!


Reader Comments (2)

I would have to say Maggie's riding trainer Megan. I know she isn't a huge fan of rides, but she would totally dig a night in the castle! She's all about girly and glitter. She has been so formative in who Maggie is, spending days and weekends with her, teaching her about the sport...she's the perfect trainer for Maggie in temperament which has only increased her love of the sport. She's the one that's there for Maggie when I can't be there and has supported Maggie and loved her through all our hard family times...and I would love to really really give something back.

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlinda

I would nominate Shelise, a sweet young mother of three who recently experienced brain damage due carbon monoxide poisoning from an exhaust leak in her car. Her injury has left her with little strength to accomplish the tasks of motherhood yet she perseverance. At times she can barely walk yet supports her children and husband in all their accomplishments using a walker if necessary. Shelise has a quality that is not often found in others...she is always...always thinking of other people. She reaches out to those in need and less fortunate. She is truly an angel on this earth. Perhaps with a bit of a broken wing.

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCathi

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