Disneyland Grand Californian – Relaxation, Disney Style

Disney Grand Californian Hotel Review This was my first stay at the Disneyland Grand Californian Hotel and Spa and it won’t be my last. I have to say it’s a pretty special place. The décor is comfortable and relaxing, very low key after a day in the park. Disney California Adventure theme park is right […]

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Tracks Air Review – Wireless Headphones by SOL Republic

Recently I had the opportunity to take the Tracks Air wireless headphones by SOL Republic and Motorola for a test drive, and I have to say, I was beyond impressed.  I’ve listened to many different types of headphones over the years and these are by far my favorite. The fact that they’re wireless means I […]

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Impossible Decisions

Impossible decisions. Parents of a special needs child are faced with more than their fair share of them.
Medications with horrible side effects that may not work, risky surgeries with uncertain outcomes, expensive alternative therapies on the quest to find answers for their child – these are just a few examples.

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Caroline’s Cart – Grocery cart for special needs

Originally published September 25, 2011, updated February 12, 1015. If you have have special needs child that has limited mobility and would benefit from being in the shopping cart seat but the standard grocery cart seats don’t work for your child, then you’ll want to find out more about Caroline’s Cart grocery cart for special […]

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Adaptive Skiing at Sun Peaks Resort

I took my daughter adaptive skiing for the first time a few years ago, and have been hooked ever since. Having my whole family on the mountain together gave me such joy, it was life-changing. Finding out how much my daughter enjoyed it solidified my determination to find adventures that our family can participate in […]

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What is a Limited Validity passport and how is it renewed?

Driver’s license, check. Passport photos, check.  Completed form DS-5504, check.  Official birth certificate?  Maybe not? Last year my husband got his first passport for our ski trip to Silver Star Ski Resort in British Columbia.  We thought we had everything required to have passport issueds, but got a surprise when submitting the application at the […]

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National Ability Center – Adaptive Skiing and Sports for All Abilities

If you’ve read my posts before, you know of my love for the National Ability Center (NAC) in Park City, Utah. The National Ability center is all about helping people of all ages and abilities develop lifetime skills by providing affordable outdoor sports and recreational experiences like adaptive skiing in an environment that understands disabilities. […]

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Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet

Introducing the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 Kids’ Edition! If your child enjoys books, movies  and apps, they’ll love the Amazon Fire HD Kids’ Edition Kindle.  With access to over 5,000 kid-friendly titles available through 1 Year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited (requires Amazon subscription starting at $2.99/month after that), your child will never get bored.  It’s […]

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3 Super Healthy Smoothie Recipes

  3 Super Healthy Smoothie Recipes I love smoothies and green drinks, they’re part of my health routine and are my go-to breakfast on the run when V has a day of doctor appointments or I have early business meetings.  There are so many tasty smoothie recipes, they’re never boring.  I’ve actually lived on all-liquid […]

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Game Day (or Any Day!) Sour Cream Enchiladas

Whether you watch the games or just go for the party, you’ve gotta have great food.  Here’s my go-to game day recipe – Seahawks Sour Cream Enchiladas Verde, based on my mother-in-law’s awesome recipe.  Enjoy! Seahawks Game Day (or Any Day!) Sour Cream Enchiladas Verde Ingredients: 1.5 lb ground beef (exchange half with spicy ground sausage […]

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Going Home

Part of a series telling Veronica’s story.  I’ve previously written about Veronica’s first day, and the first steps in a quest for answers. Veronica spent the first 12 days of her life in the NICU, every morning beginning with new specialists discussing new theories, running new tests.   Every night ending with the NICU doctor […]

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