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″…

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…

Disability Access in Holland

Disability Access in Holland

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message]This is a travel post about physical access in Holland (the Netherlands). It includes opinion about Dutch euthanasia, eugenics and the differences between the Netherlands and the United States with regard to disability rights and access.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You know how you don’t really miss something you’ve never had? Like, you kind of bumble around life, stumble over…

Welcome to Holland

Welcome to Holland

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message]This is a travel post.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the Down syndrome community, there is a famous missive called, “Welcome to Holland.” It was written in the 80’s by Emily Perl Kinglsey (who was a writer at Sesame Street – you can thank her for a lot of the inclusion that went on there). A lot of people hate…

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…

Mexico For the Winter
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Mexico For the Winter

It’s good to see people with disabilities doing something out of the ordinary. Good to see children with disabilities traveling and exploring the world. Good to see parents with disabilities being parents, good to see pictures and read stories that are about humor, power, understanding and connecting. We need those stories, all of ’em. Our family…

Child Safety: 5 Things that Will Help Keep Your Bolting Child Safe
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Child Safety: 5 Things that Will Help Keep Your Bolting Child Safe

Child Safety: I’d like to be able to just let my kids roam freely. But my daughter Moxie figured out a way to escape recently. She took her brother’s stool, put it under the door, unlocked the slide lock turned the handle, walked down the flight of stairs and slipped under the gate to go…

dreaming big

Someone once said that to be truly happy in this life, you need to love, you need to be loved and you need to have something to look forward to. I don't know how true that it for you, but it's pretty spot-on for me. I find that I slip-slide into dark murky places my…