Disney Moms Panel Monday – Allison

Straight from my heart – A glimpse into what makes my fellow Panelists so very precious to me.

The Walt Disney World Moms Panel has brought so many special people into my life. I’ve often shared that one of the most unexpected surprises with the Panel for me was the indescribable, immediate connection that I felt with the others. We truly are a family.

Today, I want to share a little bit about Allison with you. Allison calls herself, “Big Al”. I used to giggle when she said it, as it’s a bit of a joke considering how teeny-tiny she is. However, when I consider the size of her heart, I actually think she couldn’t have picked a more perfect nickname.

Sweet Allison & I at Mickey’s Backyard BBQ – Sept. 2010

Allison stole my heart at the Moms Panel Training and we’ve been super close ever since. She is one of those rare people in life who inspires me to be a better person simply by being around her. She has a heart of gold and her smile lights up the room. In addition, she’s incredibly passionate. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner to help me with the fundraising for Give Kids the World last year. On top of her sweet and loving side, Allison is also absolutely hilarious and has been known to make me laugh so hard I cry. We’ve had phone conversations that have left me smiling for days afterwards.

When I started the parenting column for the Disney Driven Life, Allison immediately came to mind as someone who I would want writing alongside me. She knocked her first article out of the park, and left me sobbing in front of my computer screen.

I took this photo below of Allison and her precious son Reagan last year during the Moms Panel reunion. He is dancing with his sweet Mama at Mickey’s Backyard BBQ. Grab a box of tissues and take a moment to be inspired by their story. You’ll see why this photo is priceless.

If you haven’t had a chance yet, please read how Allison applies a well known Disney movie line to her life:


Be sure you are following Allison on Twitter: @mamadis

Love ya, Big Al!

*Want to get to know some more Walt Disney World Moms Panel Moms & Dads? I share a different Panelist with you each Monday! Here’s the link to all of them so far:

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