We’re Going to Disney: Why We Plan for Trips Year Round

We’re Going to Disney: Why We Plan for Trips Year Round

It starts quietly, answering the questions of a co-worker looking to take a budget trip to Walt Disney World.  The craving increases as your oldest child stares at a carousel horse spinning in a snow globe and says “Can we go to Disney soon, Mommy?” While attempting to find a new baby photo on your…

The History & Future of the World Showcase Adventure

The History & Future of the World Showcase Adventure

While many people are attracted to Epcot for the fast-paced rides or futuristic attractions, a few of us love the nostalgia of a flip phone that sets off events in the World Showcase. However, while the history of this attraction is well documented, the future of any World Showcase Adventure attraction is murky. Rumor has…

What restaurants in Walt Disney World offer a free birthday treat?

What restaurants in Walt Disney World offer a free birthday treat?

Much of Disney’s birthday magic comes from the dusting of pixie dust by cast members (and even other guests). While visiting the magical World over a birthday, I wanted to see if any Disney free birthday treats were available. Disney birthday freebies are few and far between- but you can get a birthday treat! Does…

Marsh View at Marriott’s Harbour Point & Sunset Pointe Resort in Hilton Head Island

Marsh View at Marriott’s Harbour Point & Sunset Pointe Resort in Hilton Head Island

Picture sitting on your private balcony with a mug of coffee as dolphins play in the wake of powerboats on Broad Creek. Marriott’s Harbour Point resort is nestled in Shelter Cove Harbour next to its “sister” resort, Sunset Pointe. The Hilton Head Island, South Carolina resort, is recently refurbished and features views of the dolphins…

Is Flying Frontier Airlines Good for Autistic Children?
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Is Flying Frontier Airlines Good for Autistic Children?

Every time we travel on a plane with an autistic child, we need to consider what is best for our family. All experiences are based on our own travel and we receive no compensation from Frontier Airlines for this post.  We write all about family travel focusing on the unique challenges of traveling with a…

How to Support People with Autism while Shopping: Why are the Helpers Hiding?

How to Support People with Autism while Shopping: Why are the Helpers Hiding?

So often, our children are in crisis, and people are cruel or judgemental instead of supportive. I’ve dealt with so many mad customers because my autistic child was experiencing sensory overwhelm and in crisis. I’m hopeful it is only because many people don’t quite understand how to support people with autism while shopping. Let’s change…

What happened to the Allergy Kiosk at Animal Kingdom?
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What happened to the Allergy Kiosk at Animal Kingdom?

The allergy kiosk at Animal Kingdom is gone and renamed Terra Treats. Terra Treats is a colorful and seasonal kiosk at Disney’s Animal Kingdom that has a fascinating history. However, with the name change came the disappearance of its well-known allergy-friendly snacks and drinks. When is Terra Treats Open? Terra Treats is closed unless it’s…

Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem: A Family-Friendly Experience
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Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem: A Family-Friendly Experience

The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem is a boutique mid-century modern hotel in the middle of the downtown that is pet-friendly. The hotel room is a little small for families, but there is so much to do nearby that you may not spend any time in the room at all. And if your family is…

I Got Pregnant with a Paragard IUD: My Miscarriage at 6 weeks

I Got Pregnant with a Paragard IUD: My Miscarriage at 6 weeks

Trigger warning: Miscarriage. This is the story of how I got pregnant with a Paragard IUD: my miscarriage at 6 weeks gestation in February 24, 2018. I am a certified nurse-midwife with 13 years of nursing experience, but this is not medical advice. Please consult your medical professional if you’re concerned that you’re pregnant with…