Author Archives: Karin

Sled Hockey at the National Ability Center

If you’ve been watching the Paralympics, you’ve witnessed some inspirational stories and incredible events.  The strength of the human spirit has been on full display, serving as a reminder that anything is possible. Right now we’re watching the USA vs … Continue reading

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Thule Chariot CX1 Jogging Stroller – Bike Trailer – Ski Trailer

I was especially excited to test-drive the Thule Chariot CX1 uber-versatile stroller that was provided for my review.  We’ve tried many jogging strollers and bike trailers over the years in efforts to bring V along for the ride; I was … Continue reading

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After the First 12 Hours – The Search for Answers

Last Monday I wrote about Veronica’s first day – or at least the first 12 hours.  By mid-day it was clear that the delivery hospital was not equipped for Veronica’s needs. In addition to requiring oxygen and an extremely rare … Continue reading

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Adaptive Surf Lessons in San Diego for Special Needs

On a recent visit to San Diego, my oldest daughter and her friend wanted to take surf lessons.  Surf Diva at La Jolla Shores was highly recommended, so I booked a private lesson for them. La Jolla Shores is the … Continue reading

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Veronica’s First Day – Welcome little one!

I feel like it’s time to tell the Veronica’s story.  It’s been a long road and I like to stay in the present, not look too far in the future or past.  I stay focused on what I know for … Continue reading

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Twilight Movie Road Trip

My daughter’s 13th birthday was marked by a “Twilight Movie Road Trip” that was all about finding Twilight movie filming locations. It was so much fun that even my husband had a good time, but don’t let that get out.  … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Finding a Family Vacation Destination with a Special Needs Child

This week the question that I’ve been asked most is, ”Where are the best places to go for a family vacation with a special needs child?”  Between the crazy weather and the date on the calendar, everyone’s thinking about planning … Continue reading

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Silver Star Family-Friendly Ski Resort in British Columbia

It was just 2 weeks ago that we were enjoying the snow and sunshine at Silver Star Mountain Resort in British Columbia, and I miss it!  My favorite things were the fantastic snow and terrain, adaptive ski program, close proximity … Continue reading

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Apres Ski Family Fun at Silver Star

Silver Star Mountain Resort in British Columbia has great skiing, there’s no doubt.  Champagne powder covering over 3,000 acres of beautiful terrain with fantastic views and short lift lines, there’s a lot to love.  But what I appreciated the most … Continue reading

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Cross Country Skiing with Special Needs at Silver Star Mountain Resort, BC

We tried cross country skiing as a family a couple of years ago when visiting the National Ability Center in Park City and loved it!  With 65 miles of Nordic trails ranging from beginner (thank you!) to advanced, our ski … Continue reading

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