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 Russia gold medal sled hockey game.  These guys are hardcore; the skill and endurance required […]

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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 eye condition, everything on her body was a little asymmetrical.  One ear looked a little […]

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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 perfect beach to learn to surf.  You don’t have to go out into deep water […]

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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 sure; that I have an incredible, beautiful, funny, amazing little girl who touches my life […]

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Twilight Movie Road Trip – Quest for Filming Locations in the Northwest

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.  I’ve received a lot of questions about our itinerary, so here it is.  Have fun! […]

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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 was all of the family-friendly activities in close proximity, with an all-inclusive price that gives […]

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