Coppelia is a local Orlando radio personality, wife, mom and self-proclaimed "Boricua princess!" Boricua because she was born in Puerto Rico and princess because ... Disney! Her love of all-things-Disney probably started when her grandma "Abuela Mamin" brought 5-year-old Coppelia to Disney World for the first time! She's married to her "Boricua prince charming," Adam, who is also from Puerto Rico. Both of their kids, their son Chris {2006} and daughter Ally {2009} were born in California. So far, Coppelia's family adventures have taken her from Puerto Rico to California, then Texas (where she loved being a part of our sister community, the Houston Moms Blog!) She moved to Orlando in 2019 for an awesome radio gig! You can hear her on Z88.3 in English and La Z 102.5 in Spanish! When she's not on the radio or getting her kids to basketball and gymnastics, Coppelia blogs about family, faith and fun at She's also the author of a Bible devotional called “Whole: How One Book Can Transform Your Whole Life." While her roles as wife & mom are priority, she loves opportunities to lead worship and sing in churches and speak at Christian women’s conferences. Orlando life is still new to Coppelia, but she loves being a Disney Annual Passholder. She and her sister Emille hit the parks as often as possible! Special Disney memories include her Disney Honeymoon in 2004 and her first RunDisney half marathon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in 2015! Can't wait to make new memories & share them with YOU! You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @Coppeliamarie.

Three Kings Day celebrations in and around Orlando

Happy Three Kings' Day! IYKYK, but just in case you don't know, today some families celebrate a holiday I like to joke is the one your kids WISH you celebrated! ;) For many Latin or...

Christmas Tree Lightings around Central Florida TONIGHT!!!!

Just in case you just haven't felt "that Christmas feeling" yet, tonight could be the night! There are SO MANY Christmas tree lightings all over Central Florida tonight & tomorrow, all of the excitement,...
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Orlando Moms’ Favorite Coffee Shops

Happy Coffee Day! (Wait, isn't that every day?!) If you're like me, YES! But today is extra special because it's NATIONAL Coffee Day! To celebrate, we asked Orlando area moms on Instagram + Facebook...

How to make the best of “Mask Mayhem”- Kindness

Are you SO over people talking about masks? If someone is wearing a mask (or not), they illicit an instant response. Snap judgement. "I like you" or "I hate you." You're with me or against...
summer fun for teens + tweens

8 Summer Fun Ideas for teens & tweens (before summer is over!)

Summer is going by too fast, amiright? I saw a whole rack of backpacks the other day at TJMaxx. BACKPACKS! So I'm here to say hold on, partner, and wrangle summer back from those...

Holding my breath for the verdict

I'm sure it's not just me. If you've been following the news, you know there's a jury deliberating an important case that has many moms like me holding our breath for the verdict wondering,...
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How To Keep Your Sanity During Spring Allergy Season

You may know and love Orlando for many things: Disney, Universal, Sea World (OK, I'm a theme park girl!). I know there are other wonderful things to enjoy in and around our city, from...
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5 Tips to have better mornings!

If you're an early bird and never hit snooze, you're my hero! But just in case you're more like me (I hit snooze a LOT!), let's talk about how we can have a BETTER...

A REAL Christmas tradition

As the holiday season comes upon us, you aren't alone if you're wondering if COVID-19 is going to mess with Christmas. I mean, just the thought that this intrusive virus would come in the...
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Mom, Can We Go to Disney World (in a Pandemic)?

Normally, my answer to "Mom, can we go to Disney World?" is HECK YEAH, LET'S GO, BABY! My daughter is 10 and she's my Disney bestie. She gets excited about Minnie ears and Magic...

Quarantine 30 Day Challenge: Budgeting

It's time to check in on our Quarantine 30 Day Challenge! It may seem like 17 weeks have gone by, but it was only one month ago that our entire state of Florida began...

A Quick Overview of the My Disney Experience App!

If you're coming to visit Disney soon, this quick overview of the My Disney Experience app can help you make the most magical plans possible! The app can help you get those sought-after Fast...

7 Reasons to Check Out “Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

The holidays are officially here! And there are WAY more Christmas things to do in Orlando than any of us have enough time (or money) to do them all! How do you pick? I'll...

Holiday Fun for Out of Town Guests at Disney World and Universal Studios!

Let me guess -- you have out of town guests coming to visit sometime between now and December 31st, right? I mean, you live in Orlando! Odds are someone you know is planning a...