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Autism and ADHD

Disney Blog Hop – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Have a Very Happy Thursday, as Pooh would say. Thursdays ARE a Very Happy Day around here, because of course, it’s Blog Hop Day! If you’ve never been here before, welcome! If you’re an old friend, welcome back! Today’s Blog Hop theme is “The Good, The Bad, and The #8221; I originally planned to do something cute with pictures – a good picture, a fuzzy (bad) one, and maybe one of Cinderella’s ugly stepsisters…then I read Lisa’s post about her day alone in WDW and I realized that just wasn’t gonna cut it. I’ll admit, I like to focus on the warm, fuzzy, positive memories. But reality is, taking four kids ANYWHERE, even to Disney World, is going to be a roller coaster. So here goes. Keep your hands and arms inside the vehicle at all times… when Disney was good, it was very very good . . ....
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Bringing Disney Home

Beyond the Parks – it’s Blog Hop Day!

Welcome to everyone here from the Blog Hop hosted by Babes in Disneyland! This week’s theme is Disney pictures taken somewhere other than one of the parks. Well it just so happens that Princess gave me the perfect photo opp this week! A little background first. Princess is almost 3. She’s been in on-again-off-again potty training mode all year. She actually spent most of our first trip to Disney World diaper-free!  Lately….not so much. Gotta love toddlers. So I made a huge deal of letting her pick out her very own stickers, which she earns by going potty and staying dry. She started the morning strong, with a Donald sticker. I’d love (LOVE!) to report that the stickers all over her dress were an indication of our limited time left in diaper-land. No….apparently that whole “you have to EARN your stickers” concept went over her head. Or more likely,...
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Budgeting

What Makes the Magic Happen?

Disney magic is different for everyone. As I’m planning our return to Disney World, I’ve seen a lot of information on visiting Disney on a budget, cutting costs, and so on. Some of it makes sense, but I’m staring at a hard decision: What’s essential, and what’s not? I knew when I started this journey that earning enough money above and beyond what I need to contribute to our family budget wasn’t going to be easy. I still don’t know for certain that I’ll be able to pull it off. Freelancing is a high-risk career – I may be drowning in work one week and have nothing to do (except blog!) the next. I won’t know for sure that I can pull off this trip until every last dime is actually in the bank. I priced out different options recently, and it really hit me – staying at a...
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