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Episode 36: Former Disney Moms Panel Member Jackie Stevens - (09-29-2010 10:30 AM)


Podcast Description: Join Jennifer and Sara as they discuss this week's news, get a look at the upcoming issue of PassPorter News and chat with former Disney Moms Panel member and current Mouse Fan Travel Planner, Jackie Stevens!

Special Guest: Jackie is the self proclaimed “Queen of All things Disney!” As a former member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel®, she is bubbling over with her passion for the Disney Parks and Cruise Line. She has traveled to Walt Disney World over 30 times throughout her life – as a child, teen, young adult, blissful honeymooner, hugely pregnant woman, nursing mother, overwhelmed mom of cranky toddlers – you name it and she has experienced it! Jackie loves nothing more than to share her tips with her clients – everything from where to get free chocolate to where to get the best “adult beverage” after a long day at the parks. She and her husband never go a day without cracking up at the antics of their three young boys, ages 11, 7 & 5. With a household full of boys, it's little wonder that she’s known on most days as a Princess, but on others as the Evil Queen! She's happy either way... As long as she gets to wear the crown!

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I have been enjoying the weekly podcast since it started. I love the length of time. It works in perfectly for my work schedule. This weeks espisode with Jackie S was the best so far. I think it woould be fun to have a once a month Q&A with her. I think her past Mom's Panel knowledge could definately be interesting and helpful to us all. Now that she doesn't have the panel questions to answer maybe she can come out of retirement once in a while to chat with us.
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Wow!!! I had sooo much fun recording this podcast and I can't thank the "moms" enough!!! Oh and WDW Jill - thank you!!!!!!!!!!!! Today is the best day ever!! ºoº
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Podcasts! Yay!
I've been away for a while. Since I had no trip to WDW on the horizon, and sharing the joy of others only goes so far, I took a Passporter break. I didn't plan it. I just sort of drifted away from the mother ship.
Upon my return I discovered the podcasts! I just downloaded 6 of them, to listen to while I run. Very excited!!
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