Eight Halloween Theme Park Celebrations for Families with Autism

  Every year most  US kids are ecstatic to know Halloween is coming. Why is this? Well, it is the first of the major holidays leading up to Christmas. But for kids and parents with autism Halloween can be scary. Starting with the fact, the celebrations happen mostly in the dark can in itself be… Read More

Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 -Should You Take the Kids?

Many fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were happy to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 when it opened this week. Though I’m personally not as invested in this series, I still greatly enjoyed this movie when I went to see it with my son a few days ago as part of Ford’s promotion… Read More

Seven Reasons Why We Loved #Autfest Festival

A few days ago, we attended Autfest, the first of hopefully many movie festivals dedicated to autism. This year’s festival, which is the brainchild of Ed and Matt Asner along with The Autism Society of America, featured fifteen movies made about living with autism and by those living with autism. Attending celebrities included Ben Affleck for The… Read More

Fourteen Tips for Preventing Sensory Meltdowns at Disney World

Disney World with its five parks is vast, and there’s so much to experience. No parent wants to deal with a meltdown on vacation, let alone at Disney World where admission tickets are so pricey. In reality, chances are the intense activities of theme parks might kids with autism into sensory overload. To help parents mitigate such… Read More

Clothing Tips for Taking Kids with Autism to Disney World

Unknown to many, clothing choices can be quite important for a theme park visit. For those who deal with sensory issues, clothing can make a day visit unpleasant and lead to meltdowns. Here are our tips for making good clothing choices for Walt Disney World. Shoes Visiting Walt Disney World involves a lot of walking… Read More

Our Family Stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian

When visiting Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, families have many options for lodgings. For the most elaborate and luxurious  experience, we suggest staying at The Grand Floridian. This elegant resort is surprisingly family friendly, with plenty of activities for kids and parents alike to enjoy. What Makes it Family Worthy? This hotel is opulent with… Read More

Family Friendly Stay at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel

Walt Disney World is a magical place to bring families together. This year, when my family visited Walt Disney World, we decided to stay on a non-Disney property to see how it compared to staying at a Disney resort. Facing Crescent Lake, the Swan Hotel, with its 1509 rooms, is located at 1200 Epcot Resorts… Read More

Family Fun at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

In the early sixteenth century, a Spanish explorer came to the American South West looking for rumored cities of gold.  He might not have found the aforementioned treasure, but as part of the yearly Traveling Mom conference in Walt Disney World, we had an excellent stay at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort named for that explorer, Francisco… Read More

Networking and Fun Times at the DSMMC 2016

  At the DSMMC 2016, there was a thread of empowerment alongside exciting news. From Disney’s Moana to social media tips, there was a plethora of great information with quality Disney entertainment to follow. Last month I had the unique opportunity to attend the DSMMC 2016 (Disney Social Media Moms Celebration) and enjoy a day… Read More

Family Stay at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Resort

Since we became parents two decades ago, we’ve visited Walt Disney World multiple times. This year, as part of the TravelingMom.com influencer retreat, we stayed at Walt Disney World Boardwalk. The quintessential family-friendly hotel;the Disney’s Boardwalk  Inn Resort offered some of the best service, entertainment, and pools in Walt Disney World that we’ve seen so… Read More

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