Author Archives: Karin

Adaptive Skiing at Silver Star Mountain Resort, British Columbia

V has a serious need for speed, but most of all she loves being a part of all of our family activities – including skiing. Last weekend we had the opportunity to visit Silver Star Mountain Resort in British Columbia, … Continue reading

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Passport Photos for Children with Special Needs

We have a couple of winter vacations planned in the Great White North; I’m excited for my daughter with special needs to ski in champagne powder snow, eat Nutella crepes and hear French spoken in conversation when we visit Quebec … Continue reading

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Disneyland Grand Californian – Relaxation, Disney Style

This was my first stay at the Disneyland Grand Californian 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. … Continue reading

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Wine Country Trattoria at Disney California Adventure : Delicious, Relaxing, Kid-Friendly and Gluten-Free

I had you at Wine Country, didn’t I? A few years ago I wrote about how few gluten-free options I found Disneyland.  I was so hungry most of that trip that I was exhausted and grumpy, which means nobody was … Continue reading

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Disney’s Official Word on the Guest Assistance Card Changes

With all of the conversation around Disney’s recent announcement to discontinue the Guest Assistance Card, here’s Disney’s official letter of reassurance and continuing commitment from Meg Crofton, President Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Operations, U.S. and France: I have no … Continue reading

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Baking Gluten-Free and for Diabetic Blood Sugar Control

I’m a foodie, but not much of a rule-follower in the kitchen. I have a tenancy to develop my own recipes.  In my mind I’m an artist in the moment of painting a masterpiece – unfortunately I make very few … Continue reading

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Disney’s New Disability Policy – Goodbye Guest Assistance Card

Last week it was all speculation, but today Disney announced it’s new policy for guests with disabilities, which essentially looks like the Fast Pass, but with a return time based on the actual wait time for the ride. This is … Continue reading

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Never Traveled with Your Special Needs Child? Start Small.

Someone told me the other day how traveling with their special needs child just doesn’t work.  They had tried a family vacation once and it was horrible; their child was unhappy the entire time, which made it hard for the … Continue reading

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Enter to Win a Wild Waves Theme Park Family Fun Four-Pack!

Time for summer family fun and Wild Waves Theme Park is just the ticket! Located right off I-5 just 15 minutes north of Tacoma, Wild Waves is more than a water park.  With 70 acres of theme park rides, water … Continue reading

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Road Trip! 20 Ways to Keep Your Blind Child Entertained on a Long Car Drive

Here’s some great information from Facebook friend Amber Bobnar who runs the website, a support and information site for parents of children who are visually impaired. Road Trip Tips from Amber Bobner How’s your child in the car? Some … Continue reading

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