A Snapshot of the Holidays in Walt Disney World

Christmas is my favorite time of year!  (Although if you ask our son, he will let you know that Disney Halloween is first and Christmas is a close second.)  The jubilant decorations at Walt Disney World go up overnight, and they change an already magical landscape into a winter wonderland. This article features our favorite …

What happened to the Allergy Kiosk at Animal Kingdom?

The allergy kiosk at Animal Kingdom is now gone. It was renamed Terra Treats, which is a seasonal kiosk at Disney's Animal Kingdom. However, with the name change came the disappearance of its well-known allergy-friendly snacks and drinks. When is Terra Treats Open? Terra Treats only opens during crowded times of the year, like the …

Denver Walking Ghost Tour: The Haunted History

I've compiled the list of my favorite spine-chilling buildings in our ideal Denver walking ghost tour.  During the fall, I enjoy scaring myself a little more than usual. If you are looking to make it less frightening for your kiddos, go during the day time. You can walk it- just make sure you time your …

FAQs and Tips for Families with Autism in Walt Disney World

While families with autism in Walt Disney World are often nervous to make their first trip, we return year after year because Disney provides a routine for our child. Disney is wonderful for accommodating their sensory needs and any special diets. This article covers all of the answers to frequently asked questions and tips that …

Top 8 Quiet Places at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Even adults get exhausted and overstimulated in the theme parks at Walt Disney World.  At Hollywood Studios, there are less shaded areas than other lands.  When you throw these in with a son with autism, you get creative.  Over the years, I have found the top 8 quiet places at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Preparing for …

Best Tips for Traveling to San Francisco with a Baby

Flying to San Francisco with a Baby Traveling with kids adds an additional layer to travel.  But can you still vacation with an infant?  Absolutely! Learn how to get your family to San Francisco from SFO airport in one piece.  This article will give you tips about flying to San Francisco with a baby, such …

Walking Tour of San Francisco with a Baby

Our Walking Tour of San Francisco with a Baby (with Itinerary!) We knew that we wanted to go on a walking tour of San Francisco with a baby, but did not know where to start.  When we were planning our trip to San Francisco, California- we quickly became overwhelmed. The more we read about visiting this …

Can you take a double stroller on Walt Disney World’s Skyliner?

Can you take a double stroller on Walt Disney World's Skyliner?  Before we went to ride the Skyliner, we couldn't help but wonder how smoothly the transportation would be in practice.  As a family of six, we cannot travel to Walt Disney World without a double stroller.  Staying at the Art of Animation Resort, taking …

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

Trigger warning: this is the story of how I got pregnant with a Paragard IUD: my miscarriage at 6 weeks gestation.  Originally posted February 24, 2018. When you are graduating college or celebrating the birth of your baby, you shout it from the mountaintops. We live in a world where we publicly discuss every aspect …

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

For our last night in our North Carolina home, we stayed at the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel is a boutique hotel in the middle of the downtown that is the ultimate in family and pet-friendly. And if your family is competitive, this hotel will allow you to level …