The Kids Crash the Pirate Dash!

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The first-ever Pirate Dash 5K and Fun Run were held this past Saturday in Mayberry. It was a fundraiser for the PTC for the two schools that cover grades kindergarten through sixth grade, so it was heavily promoted to the students. Sarah Kate’s school running club, in particular, had trained specifically for this event. Unfortunately, […]

Why Nathan’s Haircut Matters

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If you read Tuesday’s post – and especially if you read the comments – you know at least one of my readers doesn’t like Nathan’s haircut. I do like Nathan’s haircut, so in a perfect world the story would end there, and I wouldn’t be writing a post about Nathan’s hair. But we don’t live in […]

What You Said on the Bringing the Sunshine Survey!

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I’ll be honest – when I posted the reader survey a few weeks ago, I wondered if I’d have more than a couple of dozen responses, and I was a little bit afraid of what the responses I did receive would tell me. I know what I think about the blog, but I had no idea if […]

Sun-Beams: January 25, 2015

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Sun-Beams is a collection of links to stories, articles, photos, or videos I have come across that I believe will inspire, inform, or encourage you, as well as my favorite photo posted on my other blog, Violet Film, from the past week. Athletes with Disabilities Eye College Competition – Have you heard of goalball? I hadn’t, […]

Seven Snippets: Disney Dream Cruise Edition

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— 1 — Originally, we planned to take two days to drive down to Port Canaveral, and two days back. It’s doable in a day, but without stops it’s about eight hours and we have two kids, including one sorta-kinda-but-not-totally potty trained, so … not fun. In the end, we opted to leave late on […]

Disney Cruise, Part 2: Sailing With Two Special Needs Kids

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Based largely on Ellen’s review of the Disney Fantasy, I felt pretty confident going in that it would be a good experience. What I wasn’t sure about was what the experience would be like for OUR family. Every kid with special needs is different, and we have two! How would a Disney cruise go for our […]