Fun Attractions To Take Your Kids to in New York City

Fun Attractions To Take Your Kids to in New York City

Visiting one of the most iconic cities in the world can feel intimidating. From the Big Apple to Chinatown, New York City offers so much to do, and you only have so much time to do it. It can feel stressful to make your children excited for a trip to the big city, especially your children with special needs. So what can you do that is friendly for everyone? Luckily, there are loads of fun attractions to take your kids to in New York City, and you don’t have to…

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Vehicle Modifications for Drivers With Disabilities

Vehicle Modifications for Drivers With Disabilities

The day our kids get old enough to drive is a thrilling and terrifying moment for parents. This is especially true for our kids with disabilities. We want them to have access to every opportunity but driving means they’re going to be out of our supervision… and out of our protection. First, take a deep breath and trust that you have prepared them for this. When you’ve got your nerves under wraps, it’s time to equip them with anything you can to make their driving experience go more smoothly. That…

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Tips for Planning a Vacation with a Child with Special Needs

Tips for Planning a Vacation with a Child with Special Needs

Planning a family vacation can be quite a taxing ordeal. Supreme foresight and organization is required to ensure that everyone in your family is pleased and that the entire vacation goes off without a hitch. Planning a family vacation that not only meets the interest of all family members, but also their skills and abilities, makes the entire planning process even trickier. Luckily, the following tips for planning a vacation with a child with special needs can help you arrange a family adventure that everyone will enjoy. Choose family-friendly activities…

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Together Wherever We Go: Best Vacation Ideas for Families

Together Wherever We Go: Best Vacation Ideas for Families

Everyone needs a break once in a while, and sometimes a vacation is exactly what the doctor ordered. Settling on a vacation destination that will please everyone in your family can prove quite difficult, though, particularly when you have kids of drastically different ages and areas of interest. This guide to some of the best vacation ideas for families will help take some of the guesswork and stress out of planning your family’s next great getaway. RV road trip An RV road trip is perfect for families that prefer to take their…

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Florida Vacation Photos – #WordlessWednesday with #linky on a Tuesday

We just got back from our vacation in Florida. I wasn’t able to write about our travels while we were there because our hotel did not have free wifi. Can you believe it? No free wifi? I was shocked. But the hotel only had 2 stars, so it wasn’t that great anyway. The rooms smelled like cigarettes, the bedding had stains on it, we didn’t have a coffee maker or a fridge or microwave, or even tissues to blow our noses.  But, the rooms were cheap and we had beds…

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#WordlessWednesday with #linky on a Tuesday – California Vacation Part 1

Wordless Wednesday is live on thehealthymoms.net and talbertzoo.com. Link up to your Wordless Wednesday post. I noticed I haven’t updated this blog as often as I probably should. But, I never forget to post a Wordless Wednesday. This summer has been extremely busy here at the Talbert Zoo. We moved and I still have a ton of stuff at the old house. Kitty is involved in this summer camp at the Pioneer Center. And on Thursday we piled into a rented mini van for a cross country trip to Sacramento,…

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Florida Vacation Part Five

After spending five days in sunny Florida we all resemble lobsters. I guess it is time to head back up north to Chicago.  I will miss the sun, sand and surf.  We all had a great time and I created lasting memories for my kids. Today we left our hotel and headed for the island early in the morning.  We took the kids to some of the local shops and visited one that had parrots outside in cages. The parrots are very colorful and most of them repeat everything that…

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Florida Vacation Part Four

I am finally caught up! Yes it is Wednesday night and I am going to remember the events of, drum roll please…today!  Our vacation is going by way too quickly, but the kids are having a good time and we are creating lasting memories. This morning Chris decided to skip the pool because the kids didn’t care for it too much yesterday. We headed out to the island bright and early around 9:30.  When we got to my parent’s resort they were not there, so we decided to go for…

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Florida Vacation Part Three

Here I am once again typing on Wednesday night, and trying to recall the events of yesterday.  Here is the continuation of the Talbert Zoo’s Florida Vacation. On Tuesday the kids wanted to play in the pool in the morning.  I thought it was too cold, so I opted to sit down, relax and take pictures. Besides, I woke that morning with a sore throat and felt a cold coming on.  We also heard rumors that it snowed back in Chicago on Tuesday, or maybe it was Monday.  Anyway, we…

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