Welcome to Typically Twitterpated. I am so happy you are here!

What is Twitterpated?

Twitterpated is a term coined by Walt Disney Studios’ Bambi in 1942 to explain the animals becoming smitten with a love interest.

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Owl: Nearly everybody gets twitterpated in the springtime. For example: You’re walking along, minding your own business. You’re looking neither to the left, nor to the right, when all of a sudden you run smack into a pretty face.

Fun fact: ‘Twitterpated’ is a deleted song from the movie composed by Frank Churchill, Helen Bliss, Robert Sour, and Henry Manners. It was supposed to be sung by Bambi during the spring scene. However, Disney deleted the track because the powers that be thought the forest animal characters shouldn’t have musical numbers. You can hear it in Bambi’s 2011 and 2017 Blu-ray home release editions.

What’s the actual non-Disney definition of Twitterpated?


ˈtwidərˌpādəd/ adjective twitterpated

infatuated or obsessed; the happy jumpy feeling that causes you to smile uncontrollably.

What is Typically Twitterpated?

The mission at Typically Twitterpated is to help families affected by autism or other sensory conditions enjoy travel together. Having unique travel needs is celebrated here!  This blog shares our journey with all things: Travel, Autism, Disney, and Gluten-free.

Who are you, and why do you write Typically Twitterpated?

First, my name is Caitlin Goodwin, and I am a Certified Nurse-Midwife, writer, and mother of four children (one with autism).  My son with autism is the inspiration for this journey.  As a family who loves going on adventures together, many told us that traveling with a son with autism would prove difficult.  When you add a gluten-free diet, it seems impossible.

Finally, please join our email list, read our articles, or drop me a line. My inspiration is helping families become typically twitterpated with travel. I look forward to hearing your feedback or letting me know what your real concerns are. I use your feedback to help me create better content!