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We Are Going to Europe!

We Are Going to Europe!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]First of all, let me jump and down and squeeeeeeeel:[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”we are going to Europe!!” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Bad%20Script%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”bounceIn”][vc_custom_heading text=”we are going to Europe!!” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Bad%20Script%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”bounceIn”][vc_custom_heading text=”we are going to Europe!!” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Bad%20Script%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”bounceIn”][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]!!!!!!!! Here are the nuts and bolts: My mom is taking the kids and I on a Heritage Tour: we’re going…

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Give. To Live. For Life. Reece’s Rainbow and Children in Eastern Europe

A new report by Disability Rights International on abuse within institutions for the disabled in Mexico was horrifying. It's unbelievable that this kind of monstrosity is still occurring today. Right now.   So too, are reports regarding the situation of children with Down syndrome/disabilities in Russia, like this one from NPR and these from Human…

Budget Travel Tips: Exploring the World as a Student

Budget Travel Tips: Exploring the World as a Student

Travel has always been a siren call for curious souls, beckoning them to new horizons and experiences. For students, with their innate sense of adventure and thirst for learning, the allure is even more compelling. They stand at the crossroads of life, eager to explore, absorb, and grow. Yet, there’s often a constraint that holds…

How Does Crypto Futures Work the White Bit Exchange

WhiteBIT is the largest crypto platform in Europe that offers the full range of tools for trading such as smart staking, p2p, DEX, crypto futures, margin trading, etc. In this article, we will focus on how to trade crypto futures. This type of trading belongs to advanced financial instruments used by experienced investors. The essence of crypto futures trading is…

Almost 50

Almost 50

I wanted this to be a personal post like hauʻoli makahiki hou – a year sum up – but in the end, the time to write it was as elusive as mercury. And so. This is mostly about time. Click the player below to listen to me read this. Time speeds up when we get older….

Photography: Through Meriah’s Lens

The world is a beautiful place. People are living expressions of glorious diversity. I am blessed to be here.

The Benefits Of Renewable Energy on Your Health and Happiness

Renewable forms of energy, such as sunlight, wind, and gravity, can improve welfare, trade balances, and income worldwide, leading to a more prosperous, healthy, and happy life for everyone. Here, we look in more detail at how a move to renewable energy can help your health and happiness.  Image via Pixabay What is renewable energy?…

Culture, Disability and a Game Called Barnga

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”3d” style=”round” message_box_color=”turquoise”]This is about culture, disability, and a game called Barnga. There is a free PDF of this essay to download if you’d like to read this without distractions.You can find it at the bottom of this page. I read this essay in my “podcast” which is also available at the end of…

“37 Seconds” Came Busting Out of Japan and Knocked Me Over

“37 Seconds” Came Busting Out of Japan and Knocked Me Over

This is about the Japanese movie, 37 Seconds, that is currently on Netflix. There are a few spoilers in this review. My friend Mellanie sent me a message the other day, asking if I’d ever seen 37 Seconds. I scuttled over and watched it, pronto. Here’s the preview: 37 Seconds Movies that truly to seem…

7 Herbs To Lift Your Mood Naturally

Pexels  To look after our mental health, we all have different strategies. You might find solace in nature, exercise, or writing down your emotions. Some might take a cannabis product – providing it is legal where you live – to help relieve themselves of feelings of stress and anxiety (more on that later). What we put…

How to Get Your FREE Lifetime National Parks Disability Access Pass (Military & 4th Grade Too)
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How to Get Your FREE Lifetime National Parks Disability Access Pass (Military & 4th Grade Too)

This is about how to get a FREE lifetime National Parks Disability Access Pass. If you are serving with US Military or a 4th grader, you can also qualify for a free annual Parks Pass, and this post will show you how to do it! America has 61 protected areas known as National Parks and…

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Top 9 of 2019: My Top 9 (and How to Make Yours!)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”3d” style=”round”]This is about the Top 9 on Instagram. There are links at the end of the post to where you can pull together your own image grid.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Top 9 on Instagram If you have been active on Instagram through the course of a year, then the Instagram Top 9  is always a fun…

The Highlanders of Kalmar County

The Highlanders of Kalmar County

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”outline” style=”round” message_box_color=”orange”]This is an image-heavy travel post[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When my Grandpa Jack passed on, we found many, many photos. They were photos of three laughing young women and one man. They were photos of their adventures. The photos are almost uncanny in how they capture their spirit, playful sense of fun, and the the skill…

How to Take Care of Your Family’s Health When Traveling in the States or Abroad

How to Take Care of Your Family’s Health When Traveling in the States or Abroad Whether you’re traveling across the U.S. or into Europe or the Far East, taking care of your health is very important. It’s easy to catch bugs that are going around when traveling. Often, you’re breathing recycled air on flights, trains,…

Disability Access in Budapest

Disability Access in Budapest

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_style=”outline” style=”round”]This is about disability access in Budapest. It includes deaf access in Budapest, blind access, and physical access in Budapest. There are links to helpful organizations and other posts at the end of this article.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Budapest was a real shock for me after the Netherlands, because one country (- the Netherlands) is the…

It Took a Deaf Lady in Budapest

It Took a Deaf Lady in Budapest

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message]This is a photo-heavy travel post about Budapest[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] I was fascinated by so much that I saw in Budapest. The grocery stores, markets, food Spaces, things available to the public. Playgrounds The playgrounds were so nicely designed, new, cushy, the kind every child wants to spend time in.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”53253″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”http://www.meriahsnaps.com”][vc_single_image image=”53255″…

Susie, Budapest, and Getting My Ass Kicked

Susie, Budapest, and Getting My Ass Kicked

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message]This is a travel post about arriving in the train station Budapest and finding our way to the Air B n’ B through public transport.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Budapest dazzled and intrigued me as we stepped off the train at the Kaleti station. Like a glorious glass lace building, it’s arches soared and sunlight poured in. It was easily…

On the Night Train to Budapest

On the Night Train to Budapest

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message]This is a travel post about taking the sleeper train in Europe (from Utrecht in the Netherlands to Budapest, Hungary)[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”There was a change in plan.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:44|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Alex%20Brush%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]My mom, whom we were going to meet at Nijmegen, Netherlands after her conference was finished, had to delay her departure from the US. That meant that the…

Have Disability, Will Travel

Have Disability, Will Travel

We’re leaving for Europe soon.  It occurred to me recently that this is kind of funny, with regard to disability. All of us except for one person (- Mack, my youngest child), has a disability! We’ve got my mom, who has an Acquired Brain Injury, PTSD, post concussion syndrome and dizziness and balance issues (related…

4 Health Lessons We Can Learn From The Rest Of The World

Health and well-being are two major components of modern life. In 2017, everyone wants to be as fit as possible. The thing is we can look to our friends and fellow neighbors, but the searching stops there. For most of us, the journey is not inclusive of anything outside the bubble. This is sad because…

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Why I am Not Touching the Story about the Abandoned Baby with Down syndrome
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Why I am Not Touching the Story about the Abandoned Baby with Down syndrome

There is a story that is going seriously viral right now, about an Australian couple that had a surrogate mother in Thailand grow them twins. When one of the twins was born with Down syndrome and health complications, the couple apparently abandoned him and went on back to the Land Down Under with their one…

Sibling Series: Patti Guest Posts in an Interview with her kids
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Sibling Series: Patti Guest Posts in an Interview with her kids

The second post in the weekly Sibling Series, exploring relationships between siblings with disabilities, we have a post written by Patti of A Perfect Lily . Patti, as many of you know, is a passionate blogger. She raises tremendous amounts of money for families wanting to adopt children with Down syndrome from Eastern Europe (thus…