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International Angelman Day

By on February 15, 2017

Today is International Angelman Day, a day when families and organizations affected by Angelman Syndrome around the world celebrate our kids, their achievements, raise awareness of their challenges and raise money to help orgs help our families with research, resources and support!

My son, Chance is 12 yrs old ,…

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5 Bloggers that can help you start a Blog

By on January 20, 2017

I’ve only been blogging since August but I’ve been so lucky to get so much help and guidance from other blogging moms. I’ve been keeping track of what’s been helpful and what’s not useful.
Setting up a Blog
There is a ton of blogs about the step by step process of…

Why I started a blog and my goals for this year


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Blogging Family Life

2017 Blogging Goals

By on January 6, 2017

I started blogging back in August as my youngest was just starting Kindergarten and I was getting used to not having any kids around all day (yay! and boo… still miss my little adventures with her during the day). We talked about the possiblity I might go back to…


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December fun with Kids – Sea World, Park Trails and Zoo Lights

By on January 2, 2017

Growing up during the holidays in Minnesota any outdoor activities was dependent on the weather, and if we were lucky enough to not be too freezing, we still had to be bundled up in a ton of layers. This is why living in San Antonio this time of year…


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December Treats Roundup

By on December 12, 2016

Candy Cane Marble


1 pound dark chocolate
1 pound white chocolate
30 small peppermint…

16 STEM gifts for kids under 10


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16 STEM gifts for kids under 10

By on November 18, 2016

2016 seems to be the year of STEM (Science, Technology, and Math) for kids. In fact my youngest is determined to grow up and be a scientist herself! Now with Christmas around the corner, I’m on the hunt…

15 toys for kids with special needs


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15 Toys for Kids with Special Needs under $30

By on November 17, 2016

As a special needs mother I try to always find gifts for my son that are both age appropriate and developmentally appropriate. This can be difficult when he’s unable to tell me what he wants, and he can’t…

screen time with young kids


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How to deal with kids and screen time in this digital world

By on November 16, 2016

Having kids grow up in this digital age can be hard to navigate. So many adults are addicted to their screens and not able to separate from their digital presence. How do we help our kids balance the appeal of being online and playing apps, with using it responsibly…

unique gifts under 20


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Gift Guides Holidays

12 Fun Quirky Gifts under $20

By on November 15, 2016

When I’m buying Christmas gifts for my friends and family, I like to look for things that are unique and something that will hopefully put a smile on their face, instead of just a regular gift basket or gift…


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When your child with a disability becomes a (almost) teenager

By on November 9, 2016

This morning I’m celebrating! My son, my oldest, Chance, he’s turning 12! I cannot believe it! First off, how in the world am I old enough to have a pre-teen! Second, this brings an annual bunch of mixed feelings due to his Angelman Syndrome.
What is Angelman Syndrome?
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