Disney Cruise: Castaway Cay

Disney has it’s own island in the Bahamas – of course! It’s named Castaway Cay (pronounced “key”) and depending on your cruise, you might visit it once or twice. It’s a fun port of call on this relaxing vacation. Here are the highlights: Accessibility There are wide, paved pathways to every destination on the island, […]

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Things for Parents To Do on a Disney Cruise

Yesterday I wrote about the kids clubs on a Disney cruise and how they work for special needs kids. All of our kids have different needs, so some children might participate all day non-stop, while others might need breaks. Either way, you will have some much deserved time to relax, knowing your kids are having […]

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Affordable and Super-Portable Sun and Wind Shade

Typical summer activities for our family include going to the beach (usually at Cannon Beach on the Oregon coast) and boating on lakes and rivers in eastern Washington. When we go to the beach we’ll spend a day walking, flying kites and playing in the waves, but my special needs kid is usually done with […]

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Summer Camps for Special Needs Kids

Has your special needs kid ever gone to summer camp? Where and how did it go? Aside from VBS at local churches, my special needs daughter has never been to a summer camp. I guess I’ve always been a little afraid to leave her with people I don’t know, and honestly most places aren’t equipped […]

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What Makes You Fear Less?

Earlier this week I was asked to write an article for TravelingMom.com about being fearless – or fear less. I wrote from a travel perspective, but have been thinking about the most intense fear I have ever experience, which was when Veronica was born. We knew Veronica was going to be a small baby, although […]

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Hang Gliding in Orlando

Moms need adventure, too! Watch the video to see me hang glide – it was so much fun and really liberating. Wallaby Ranch has been doing this a long time, they have a perfect safety record and are a great group to spend some time with. They take have worked with kids as young as […]

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