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Vacation Planning

How Many Pairs of Shoes Do You Need?!?

Two, at least. I’m not a big shoe person. Yeah, I know, a lot of women like them. I’d personally be happier if they didn’t exist (don’t even get me started on high heels!). I’m a confirmed barefoot kind of girl. You want at least two pairs of comfortable, nicely worn-in shoes to go to Disney World. I started the trip with my favorite sandals – the ones I’ve worn every summer for the past….five?….years. By the end of day two, I had blisters. Luckily, I had tossed a pair of flats in my suitcase for the night we would eat dinner at Tutto Italia Ristorante. They rubbed too, but at least they rubbed differently!   Pin It
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Vacation Planning

Haircuts! Don’t forget the haircuts!

I’ll admit, we don’t always get the kids’ hair cut regularly. It usually happens when one of the boys can’t see anymore and we sigh and agree, “ok, it’s #8221; It takes forever to get 3 boys’ through a barber shop! But I’m always glad we got their hair cut right before we went to Disney World last fall:   Alex petting a goat at Animal Kingdom’s petting zoo I’ve been looking at the Disney photos all year!  And if his hair was shaggy, it would bug me every time I saw this photo. So – there’s today’s insider tip: Don’t forget the haircuts. Pin It
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Bringing Disney Food Home

Without a doubt, the food at Disney is amazing. For me, bringing the magic home required a lot of photographs and the food. Of course I didn’t actually combine the two and take pictures of our meals. Maybe on our second trip I’ll be thinking like a blogger! Since none of the Disney chefs are likely to show up in the local restaurants, I did what I always do – figured out how to make it myself. My big souvenir from our first trip was a copy of Delicious Disney:   Some of the recipes are things I already knew how to make, but a few are truly over the top. And as I was reminded recently, I still haven’t gotten around to making Tonga Toast for the family. UPDATE: Tonga Toast at home! The alfredo pasta is absolutely amazing, and is made differently than any alfredo I’ve made before. Want to see...
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Autism and ADHD

Disney World with Autistic Kids

10 tips for making Disney magical for your autistic child: Bring small sensory items – a chewy, Wilbarger brush, or headphones if your child uses them. Disney can be loud and visually stimulating on a slow day. Add in large crowds and any child – with or without sensory issues – can get overwhelmed. Being able to duck into a restroom or another quiet spot for a quick brushing helped our kids deal with the sensory overload. Choose your character dining experiences – we went to the safari breakfast at Tusker House and loved it. The character dinner at Chef Mickey’s was too much. Had we known that the theme at Chef Mickey’s was a rock-and-roll party, we would have done something else instead. You can always call ahead and simply ask if there will be loud music, flashing lights, or any other triggers. Ask where the nursing rooms are...
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