Lido Beach Resort in Sarasota with Special Needs

Lido Beach Resort in Sarasota with Special Needs Ahh Sarasota.  White sandy beaches, warm, calm water and lots of relaxation. Earlier this year I was guest of Lido Beach Resort and wrote a review for luxurytravelmom.com.  With summer vacations just around the corner I wanted to make sure that you had the DL on this […]

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DIY Hand Sanitizer Spray Recipe

There’s a great debate about hand sanitizers – even the more natural versions of DIY hand sanitizers get people talking. The conversation is about germs having their place in this world, and if we try to be completely germ-free we weaken our own ability to fight the bugs on our own. Although I do believe […]

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Vacation Ideas for Special Needs in San Diego

Whenever anyone asks about vacation ideas for special needs families, the first city I think of is San Diego.  With its beautiful beaches, warm weather, friendly people and fun attractions, San Diego is a top vacation destination for families, but it’s also the most handicap accessible city that I’ve visited.  Much of this is due […]

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What to Expect – Adaptive Skiing with Special Needs

I had no idea what to expect the first time my daughter with special needs went adaptive skiing, I swear I didn’t breathe the entire first run. But once I saw that big, beautiful smile on my girl’s face at the end of the first run, it was game on! Turns out she’s got quite […]

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Gift Ideas for Children with Special Needs

What does V want for her birthday or Christmas? I don’t know about you, but I kind of dread that question. V loves a celebration, and is so excited to get presents, but it’s tough finding things that really resonate with her or that she’s able to use. It becomes a quest for me to […]

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Gluten-Free Sausage Stuffing Recipe

The pre-holiday rush is on at the grocery store. Seeing all of my favorite holiday foods and seasonal decorations really has me in the mood.   To be honest, I enjoy every time of year, but the Holiday Season is truly something special, and Thanksgiving is the official kick off to all of the festivities. Reminiscing […]

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Holiday Recipes with Essential Oils

The Holidays are HERE!  I love the holiday season…it all kicks off with Thanksgiving and that’s right around the corner.  I’m celebrating even more this year because my college freshman is coming home!  I haven’t seen her since August and I just can’t wait to have her back home.  I’m baking more, cleaning more and […]

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STRIDER Balance Bike for Children with Special Needs

When I find fun solutions that work well for special needs kids, I can’t wait to share them.   This is one of those times.  I’m so excited! The STRIDER balance bike is an interesting concept. A bike without pedals, it promotes a natural approach to balance, allowing the rider’s feet to remain safely touching the […]

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Alaska Airlines’ Perspective on Serving Passengers Flying with Disabilities

Living in the Pacific Northwest, I‘m very familiar with Alaska Airlines and their reputation for good customer service. After an interview with Ray Prentice, Alaska Airlines’ Director of Customer Advocacy, I have a new appreciation for the intention behind the reputation, especially in regard to accessibility and traveling with special needs. Here are a few […]

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Product Review: cinda b Super Tote

It’s a diaper bag, it’s a travel tote, it’s the perfect carry-on bag – the cinda b Super Tote can do it all, with style. Recently in my search for the best diaper bag for travel, a friend recommended the cinda b Super Tote.  The pretty tote immediately got my attention, so I had to […]

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Memory Monday : The Best is Yet to Come

Part of a series telling Veronica’s story.  I’ve previously written about Veronica’s first day, the first steps in a quest for answers, and going home. After my daughter was born, the quest for answers began. Her life in the NICU was filled with tests and scary prognoses, and as soon as she was stable enough […]

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Flying with Special Needs : Airport Rehearsal

I’ll be honest, the first time someone mentioned “airport rehearsal” to me, as a mom with a special needs child already managing a full plate, my first thought was, “That sounds like a lot of extra work.” After all, packing up, parking, navigating through the airport, going through TSA and flying with a special needs […]

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