Fitting shoes for your special needs child

Updated August 27, 2014 Back to school time!  Recently I’ve been asked where to buy shoes for a special needs child, and how to have shoes fit for orthotics. My answer was simple – Nordstrom. I’ve always been a Nordy’s girl, so it was the natural go-to for my kids shoes.  Several years ago when […]

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iPad Air Case Giveaway: Win a Free Impact Folio iPad Air Case!

It’s back to school and iPads have revolutionized learning.  My special needs daughter has one with communication and learning apps, as well as her favorite movies and songs.  My older daughter uses one for her homework planner, tutoring apps, and some of her text books.  iPads are also expensive, protecting them is important!  Lacking some […]

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Affordable and Super-Portable Sun and Wind Shade

Typical summer activities for our family include going to the beach (usually at Cannon Beach on the Oregon coast) and boating on lakes and rivers in eastern Washington. When we go to the beach we’ll spend a day walking, flying kites and playing in the waves, but my special needs kid is usually done with […]

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Verizon HTC Rhyme

Only two weeks ago I was on the Disney Fantasy Preview Cruise with blogger friends from TravelingMom.com. On the cruise Verizon gave each of us TravelingMoms an HTC Rhyme to use and review. Professional travel photographer and fellow TravelingMom Kymri Wilt shared photography secrets and helped us learn how to use the many photo features […]

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Communication Apps AAC for the iPad

One of my biggest hopes for my daughter’s new iPad is that it will help give her a better ability to communicate, I’m so excited about this technology. And the kicker is this is actually cool equipment, as opposed to all of the clunky funky stuff special needs kids usually have as options. Read this […]

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iGuy – Cool kid-friendly iPad case

Leave to my daughter’s cool auntie and uncle to find this unique iPad case. It reminds me of Gumby. It’s free-standing and rubbery with these ingenious handles that allow kids (and adults) to easily hold and use their iPad. We haven’t put it to the crash test or anything yet, but I can tell you […]

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Thomashilfen Swifty Stroller / Pushchair Review

When my daughter outgrew her off-the-shelf stroller, I needed to find a replacement, but soon found that there was very little that met my criteria. All I wanted was something that was durable, could do a little off-road travel, provided good positioning and support, and, the deal breaker, it had to fit in the back […]

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