Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Magical Blogorail ~ Me & My Blog

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Welcome to those of you joining me from Focused on the Magic and those of you who have just hopped aboard.  I am the 2ND stop on our Magical Blogorail.

blogorail logo (orange)150x174 I am very excited to be taking part in my FIRST EVER Magical Blogorail Loop as a part of the Magical Blogorail Orange!  My regular readers already know that I’m pretty passionate about all-things Disney and this is just one more outlet for me to express that passion!

My name is Heidi and I’m a stay-at-home, work-at-home, homeschooling mom to 3 great kids.  In addition to my Disney passion, I’m also pretty passionate about adoption (our two youngest children are adopted from Vietnam) and homeschooling (we’ve been doing it for 10+ years now!) 

I work as the Special Projects Manager for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine.  One of my biggest “special projects” is heading up a large product review team that specializes in homeschool-related products and curriculum.  It’s through my job that I first started doing reviews, and it has since spiraled into so much more than just books and homeschooling!  As a matter of fact, of special interest to you Disney fans out there, on Thursdays, I always share a review of a Disney-related book or product (you can see these reviews by clicking on the link above for Disney Reviews).

Reviews & Reflections is actually my 3rd blog.  I first started blogging as an outlet, as we awaited the trip to Vietnam to bring home our 3rd child in 2006.  Once that adoption was complete, I decided to close that blog – but, alas, it seems I had fallen in love with blogging and decided to reopen a new blog in early 2007.  Last January, I switched blogging platforms, and Reviews & Reflections was born. 

I don’t even recall how I came across the Magical Blogorail, but I remember thinking “what a clever idea! I wonder if I could be a part of it?!”  I host a weekly Disney-themed meme here on my blog – called Destination Disney (which you can see and read more about by clicking on the links at the top of my blog) – each week I share a new topic and other bloggers join in by posting about the topic on their blogs and coming back here and linking up.  But, as I’m sure you’ll understand, when you’re passionate about something – like I am about Disney – you can never quite get enough!  So, becoming a member of the Magical Blogorail is just one more outlet for me!

I hope that you find something that you like here and will decide to become a follower of my blog!  If you do, please leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can come visit you as well.  Disney Lovers Unite!

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Disney on Wheels.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Loop should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Focused on the Magic

2nd Stop ~ Reviews and Reflections

3rd Stop ~ Disney on Wheels

4th Stop ~ A Glass Slipper Vacation

Final Stop ~ Your Highway in the Sky

13 comments:

Bird said...

I already follow ;-) Glad to have you on the new loop though! Looking forward to more posts!!
~Bird
www.disneybird.blogspot.com

Doreen said...

How fun! This sounds like a wonderful adventure for you and I'm excited to follow along on your Blogorail.God Bless,
Doreen

Jodi Whisenhunt / Magical Mouse Schoolhouse said...

It's nice to get to know you better, Heidi! What a cool job you have with TOS! Ah...now I have an "in" ;)

Glad to have a fellow homeschooler aboard the Blogorail!

~Jodi
Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, MB Yellow

DebºoºS said...

Hi Heidi,
Hurray for adoption! You're so fortunate to be able to be at home and work at what you love. I can read the happiness in your blog:)I'm looking forward to your Thursday reviews and maybe joining you on Destination Disney. So glad you joined the Magical Blogorail Orange Loop.
~Deb~ Focused on the Magic

Jackie said...

Looking forward to reading more from you! I am going to be checking back on Thursday!

Disney on Wheels said...

I enjoyed your post & getting to know you a little better. I am so excited to be a part of the blogorail & I am so happy to be on the loop with you. I am going to make sure to check in on Monday for Destination Disney. :o)

Tricia from Return to Disney said...

Great post! I''m off to check out Destination Disney next!

BruceWDW said...

Welcome Heidi. It's great to join with you on the Magical Blogorail. Looking forward to checking out your site.

BruceWDW
A World View
http://brucewdw.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

Such a cool idea Heidi. Thanks for sharing & it was fun checking out the others' blogs too. I can never get too much Disney. :)

Beth Green said...

I'll be looking for your destination disney each week!! I'm so glad you're a part of the MB!! :)

Magical Days with the Mouse said...

Welcome to the blogorail! Fellow blogorailer from green. :) Your background is very interesting. I think that is awesome you adopted two of your kids. I'll be checking back soon!

Hedy @ WDW Not Just for Kids said...

Always nice to see a new blogorail face! :)

Manda said...

This was so nice to read :) You have an amazing story!

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