New Direction for Go Mouse Scouts!

New Direction for Go Mouse Scouts!

Hey, Kris here! I know it’s been a while since we’ve been consistent with our content. Life has been pretty crazy the last year-and-a-half or so. As you may know, we’ve added to our family with Roddy, our fourth kid. I’ve also landed a new job, and we’ve started doing some DIY work around the house. We’ve also decided that we’re going to move out of California (in a couple years) to the East Coast which means that now we’re also doing a lot of decluttering so that we have less to move. That’s where all of our time has been diverted and why we haven’t put out much content if any. 

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.

Walt Disney

Megan and I have been thinking and talking behind the scenes about what we want to do with Go Mouse Scouts. It didn’t seem like we’d found our niche in doing park tips for visiting with kids so we’re going to pivot. We homeschool our kids and so in our daily life, we’re always trying to find teachable moments wherever we go to help enrich our children’s education and visiting Disney is no exception. In fact, Walt Disney is credited for saying, “I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.”

That said, we’re going to start to focus on finding the education at Walt Disney World. This will involve taking deep dives into the attractions, lands, shows, and small details to draw out the underlying educational lessons. This will be geared for homeschoolers, those that want to take their kids out of school for a Disney trip without feeling guilty, and anyone who would like to learn while visiting Disney. 

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Baby Wearing at Disney World

Baby Wearing and What Can Babies Ride at Walt Disney World?

Imagine being able to carry your napping baby around with you while you travel around Walt Disney World and still be able to experience some of the rides! We’ve done this on many occasions having gone on two, sometimes three different rides and nobody had to stay back with the napping baby. How is this accomplished? Through the magic of baby wearing!


Baby Wearing at Disney World

Ompa Baby Wearing
Ompa Wearing Our Little One

There are so many benefits to wearing your baby in a comfortable carrier:

Leave the stroller behind!

  • Even if you brought your stroller to cart your stuff, you can leave it in one place while you go around the land visiting attractions and shopping without shoving a stroller through crowds and small spaces.
  • Your baby is in their favorite spot: right next to your heart. He can turn to you for comfort when scared or overstimulated. When he’s sleepy, he can just snuggle in and doze off and you can continue to experience attractions.
  • Hands-free (or mostly) nursing, with practice.
  • Save your back and arms when standing in a long line—which you will be doing without the stroller. A properly fitting and adjusted carrier shouldn’t hurt.

Everyone can do it! We were visiting Disney World with Nonna & Ompa (Megan’s parents) and Ompa even took a turn wearing our little one. 

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What to Pack for Baby at Disney World

Packing for Baby at Walt Disney World

We had a problem. We were on day two of our Disney World trip and our son had lost his last and only “sucky,” which is what we called his pacifier, and therefore we couldn’t get him to sleep. Huge problem when you’re planning to make the early magic hours at The Magic Kingdom the next morning!

Sleeping Pacifier
There’s the pacifier in question. Argh!!!

I can read your mind. You’re asking, “Why in the world would you only have one pacifier?” It seems a little backstory is in order. At the time, our son was two years old and we had decided that we were going to try to retire his sucky and therefore weren’t going to buy anymore as they got lost or needed replacing. The plan was to have him completely done with pacifiers before our Disney World trip because get this: we thought it would be easier to not have to worry about pacifiers on our trip!

Well, things always go according to plan, right? Wrong! The date for our trip arrived and we had one pacifier remaining. It almost seemed like he’d anticipated hanging onto that last one just so he could lose it on Disney property. Now that we’re up to speed, let’s get back to the situation at hand.

There we were, our son wasn’t sleeping without his sucky, and to complicate matters even more, he was in an unfamiliar environment, in a different time zone, subjected to a disrupted schedule, and exhausted beyond measure from our trip so far. There was one item in the world that would solve our problems and it was gone!

After all, a family vacation wasn't the place to stick to our guns on the pacifier retirement plan. Click To Tweet

I think you probably know what we did next. After all, a family vacation wasn’t the place to stick to our guns on the pacifier retirement plan. I went down to the gift shop at our resort, looked for, and found our son’s brand, and bought not one, but two suckys for him. He was out like a light within two minutes upon my return to our room. 

Packing for Baby for Your Walt Disney World Trip

Are you getting ready to pack for Baby for your Walt Disney World trip? There’s a lot to consider and so many factors in play that can affect what you bring along. Are you flying or driving? How long is your trip? How light or heavy do you want to pack?

We’ll break things down to everything you might want to consider for your trip as a whole, and then what you’ll want to have daily in the parks with you.

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145: Walt Disney World Trip Report with Lauren


Megan and Kris have a very special guest on our show! We invite Lauren, a member of our Facebook Group onto our show to share a trip review or Walt Disney World. She also drops a few awesome park tips!


Walt Disney World Trip Review with Lauren

In our conversation, we cover the following topics:

• How did you prepare for your trip?

• How was your trip there?

• Where did you stay? What were your thoughts?

• Talk about your trip, how many days, what all did you do (brief overview)?

• Were you celebrating anything?

• What did you eat? Did you bring food? What restaurant did you visit?

• What did you do right? What could you do better for next time?

• What was your top highlight?

• Did you have any failure moments?

• Where there any cast members that stood out?

• How was your trip home?


Conversations with Kit

Kit is now tall enough to ride Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye, and he did on our last trip! Listen in to find out how he liked it.


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Homeschool Weekly Lesson Planner Free Download

Hey Mouse Scouts! Kris here…

So Megan had me design a quick Weekly Lesson Planner form that she could use to help plan her homeschooling week and I thought this might be useful to other people as well. No email required, just click on the image or the link below to download the PDF.

Weekly Lesson Planner


Weekly Lesson Planner PDF – 13 kb