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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Sago, A Very Special Service Dog, Book Review

This post was written by my friend who witnessed the benefits of a service dog for her autistic child, then started an organization to help other families find a service dog of their own. By Carmel L. Mooney, Executive Director and Founder Pawsitive Service Dog Solutions As a homeschooling family, one of the very reasons […]

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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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Fitting shoes for your special needs kid

Recently someone asked me where I  buy shoes for my special needs kid, and when my daughter had foot orthotics, how I had shoes fit for them. 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 my daughter […]

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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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