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Monday, January 29, 2018

Project Nursery Deals

Here are some awesome deals for Project Nursery for the rest of January and February.

Project Nursery Sitewide Sale

Save 10% sitewide to close out the month on everything you need for your baby.

DEAL CODE:  SITEWIDE

GOOD:  1/28/18 - 1/30/18



Love is in the Air

Save 10% on the V Day curated collection.

DEAL CODE:  BEMINE

GOOD:  2/1/18 - 2/6/18



For Baby & Mom

Save 10% on essentials and gear

DEAL CODE: GEARUP

GOOD:  2/8/18 - 2/12/18



Because, we Heart you!

Save 10% on V Day curated colletion.

DEAL CODE:  CUPID

GOOD:  2/12/18 - 2/14/18



Baby Shoes
President's Day

Save 15% off wallpaper, decals and rugs

DEAL CODE:  2018DECOR

GOOD:  2/16/18 - 2/21/18



Celebrate the BIG KID!  Grown out of the Nursery?

Save 10% on select curated collection of backpacks, luch bags, towels and quilts.

DEAL CODE:  JUNIOR

GOOD:  2/23/18 - 2/25/18



Feeding Collection

Save 10% on curated collection of bibs, plates, EZPZ, plates and snack packs

DEAL CODE:  GETMESSY

GOOD:  2/26/18 - 2/28/18



March consumer deals are coming!




Sunday, January 28, 2018

Best Disney World Tips

I have made a list of some of the best tips for when you go to Disney

Resort Tips

1. The Disney website will automatically charge you regular price unless you go through their special offers page. You can book rack rate now and when specials come out, you can call and ask them to apply the special to your vacation. They will not do it automatically!

2. Travel agents are FREE to use, so take advantage of them and use them.

3. When figuring out where you want to stay, make sure you consider how long you will actually be in the room. If you will spend the majority of your day in the parks, opt for the least expensive resort that is on your list. If you aren't worried about using the perks, you can stay off site as well.

4. The biggest difference between the pools at the Value and Moderate resorts is the water slide. Value resorts don’t have one! So if you love to swim, you might want to use the pools as your deciding factor on which resort you choose.

5. If you stay on site, you can take the Magical Express from the Orlando Airport to Disney World for FREE! The bus will even drop you off in front of your resort. Just remember to tip your driver $1 per each bag that he or she handles.

6. Staying on property gives you access to the parks that have Extra Magic Hours. This is a special time when a specific park is open either 1 hour early or 2 hours late. Also keep in mind that many people who stay on property take advantage of Extra Magic Hours and there are over 20 resorts on property so the parks may still be busy at those extra hours.

7. Buses on property start running about 2 hours before the park opens. If you want to make it to the park in time to be at the front of the line, you need to get on a bus at least one hour before the park opens. That will give you time to make it through security and still get up near the front of the park’s entrance.

8. The resorts will accept packages on your behalf starting 2 weeks before you arrive. You can use this amenity to ship items to the resort including food, a stroller, a case of water, etc. Just Google for your resorts address. This will save you having to bring things on the plane. Also great if you need special equipment or anything.

9. Mousekeeping is Disney’s version of Housekeeping. The rule of thumb is to tip $1 per person in your room plus an extra $1. So a family of four would tip $5 per day. Sometimes Mousekeeping leaves you magical touches such as towel animals, turn down service, extra towels or extra shampoos. Don't be one of those that comes to expec it though as it takes the magic away.

10. If you get sick at Disney, let a Cast Member know. They can advice you on how to get over the counter medications, transportation to the nearest doctor’s office and more. Disney is very good about taking care of their guests that are under the weather, you just have to remember to ask them!

11. You can visit any Disney resort on property. You can take a bus or a monorail or a boat and browse the resort (you can also drive, just let the guard know you want to browse the resort. You are usually allowed 2 hours.). You can dine in the resort’s restaurants, shop in their stores, walk on their beaches. You just can’t swim in their pool.

12.  Animal Kingdom Lodge has over 100 grazing animals on property. You can view them for free. While you are there, you can stop by the gift shop and there is a place set up for kids to play musical instruments from Africa!

General Park Tips

13. When you enter a park, you must first go through security. To make this process move quickly, go ahead and unzip all of your bag’s compartments. Also the security guard will first check the bag to the person on his left and then he will check the person on his right. Try to go thru the shortest line! Don’t just follow the crowds. If you don't have any bags there is normally a separate line for you to go through to make things quicker.

14. It’s important to know where the crowds are going to go as soon as the park opens.
At Magic Kingdom, they will head towards Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Fantasyland (mainly Dumbo and Peter Pan) and Space Mountain.
At Epcot, they will head towards Soarin’ and Test Track.
At Animal Kingdom, they head straight back to Kilamanjaro Safaris.
At Hollywood Studios, Toy Story Mania is the main attraction with some people heading towards Tower of Terror and Rocking Roller Coaster. Try to stay away from these areas to avoid lines. Get fast passes for these rides. If you couldn't then head to the most popular rides first as the lines are shortest early in the day.

15. If you are going to Disney with little ones, you need to know about an unadvertised Disney amenity called Rider Swap. Rider Swap enables a parent to ride with the older children while the other parent waits with the younger child. After the older children ride, the parents swap places and they ride again. To use this feature, just approach the Cast Member at the entrance of the ride and let them know that you want to do Rider Swap.

16. Love to meet characters? Every single character meet and greet for the park is listed on the Times Guide that is available when you enter the park. You can also find the Times Guide by the register at many souvenir shops or you can even ask a Cast Member for one. You will also find the show times and parade times listed in the Times Guide. If you want to know the location they are meeting, just ask a Cast Member. The ones in blue shirts are character handlers. Remember only face characters speak.

17. Disney has a selection of special occasion buttons that you can wear. They have everything from Birthday to Family Reunion. You can pick up your button at the concierge desk or Town Hall in the parks.

18. Each park contains a First Aid center. Here you can get single dosages of select over the counter medicines. They can also help with blisters, heat exhaustion and loose teeth! If you need their services, use them. It’s FREE!

19. Have a little one? Each park also contains a Baby Care Center. This center includes a nursing room, changing stations, high chairs, toys and more.

20. Renting a stroller from Disney is very expensive. You can bring your own or you can rent one from an off site company. You could also order an inexpensive stroller on Amazon and have it shipped to your resort. When you leave, offer it to a family checking in with a little one. It is also cheaper to rent wheelchairs and ECV vehicles from offsite companies. They will even deliver it to your resort and have it waiting on you at luggage services. You can rent other items as well.

21. Want to experience shorter lines, cooler temperatures and smaller crowds? Just make it to the park about 45 minutes before it opens. This will ensure that you enter the park in front of the crowds. We can typically squeeze in about 10-12 rides in the first hour the park is open. It will take you 3-4 hours to ride that same number of rides later in the day! Some of the parks, like Magic Kingdom, also have awesome rope drop ceremonies.

22. If anyone in your party has special needs, Disney offers a Guest Assistance Card. A Guest Assistance Card will enable those will special needs to fully enjoy their vacation by offering alternative entrances and waiting areas for attractions. Visit a concierge desk or Town Hall for more information.

23. You can get in line for an attraction up until the park closes. So if the park is closing at 9 pm, as long as you get in the queue at 8:59 pm, you will get to ride! Take advantage of this!

24. Even though the park has a listed closing time, that doesn’t mean that everything shuts down at that exact moment. Stores are usually open 1-2 hours after the park closes and by browsing the stores, you’ll avoid the mad rush to the buses and other transportation.

Dining Tips

25. Staying hydrated in the park is essential to having a great trip. You are welcome to bring in your own beverages or food in a soft sided cooler. You can also get water for FREE at any snack or counter service restaurant that serves fountain drinks. Just ask for an ice water! We always bring flavor packets (like Crystal Light or Hawaiian Ice) to add to our water.

26.  Dining with the characters is a great way to collect autographs while feeding your family. Each park has at least one character meal. At Magic Kingdom, it’s Crystal Palace (with the gang from Pooh) and Cinderella’s Royal Table (with Cinderella, Snow White, Jasmine, Belle and Sleeping Beauty). At Animal Kingdom, it’s Donald’s Safari Breakfast at Tusker House. At Hollywood Studios, it’s the Disney Junior characters at Hollywood and Vine. At Epcot, it’s the Princesses at Akershus in Norway or Mickey and the gang at Garden Grill near Soarin.

27. The Dining Plan is a great way to save on the cost of food if you normally eat all the food that you will receive on the plan. I suggest that you check out the menus on AllEars.net and plan out a mock day. If you would save money using the dining plan, then it is for you! For your mock day, you will need to choose one counter service restaurant and one table service restaurant. If you have kids, you might choose to have lunch at Cosmic Rays in the Magic Kingdom and dinner at Chef Mickey’s just outside the park.

28. Animal Kingdom only has paper straws which can be difficult for children to use. I suggest you bring some sort of a sippy cup or thermos for the kids to use. (Their cups also do not have lids.)

29. Eating breakfast in the room is a great way to lower your costs. You can bring poptarts, dry cereal, breakfast bars, donuts, etc. Every resort room now has a fridge (for FREE!) so you can keep drinks cold.

30. If you are planning on seeing a parade or watching a fireworks show, consider timing your meal around your wait time. Pick up your food to go from a nearby counter service restaurant and sit and enjoy it in your parade/fireworks viewing spot. This will help pass time and kill 2 birds with one stone.

31. Before you head to the parks, buy your souvenirs ahead of time! I always pick up little things for the kids at The Dollar Tree or the Dollar Spot at Target or Michaels. Also catch deals at DisneyStore.com for cheap items.

32. Most Cast Members wear a lanyard that contains Disney themed pins. You can trade up to 2 pins with each Cast Member. You buy a lot of Disney pins on Ebay. Just make sure the seller has positive feedback and the pins have a Disney seal on the back.

33. Another great and inexpensive souvenir is Pressed Pennies. There are over 175 Pressed Pennies machines on Disney property. Each Pressed Penny costs $0.51. We take coins in a Mini M&Ms tube and arrange it 2 quarters and 1 penny so it is easy to access in the parks. You can also buy Pressed Penny books at the souvenir shops to keep them organized.

34. You can make your own autograph books at home and save money! Characters will sign anything really… shirts, hats, pillow cases, canvas, etc. They just won’t sign anything that you are currently wearing.

35. Downtown Disney contains many different stores that sell most of the souvenirs you’ll find in the parks.   There is no admission to visit Downtown Disney. There are full size statues of Disney characters that you can pose next too for memorable pictures. There is an amazing Lego store there with plenty of Lego structures that you can check out. They also have a big play area where kids can build Legos for free. Also be sure to visit the Ghiradelli Chocolate store. They are always giving out free samples! It is also a great place to trade pins. There are so many things to do here!

Magic Kingdom Tips

36. Want to enter the Magic Kingdom before other guests? Just book a dining reservation in the 8 o’clock hour with either Crystal Palace or Cinderella’s Royal Table. You should be able to get a picture of Cinderella’s Castle without any other guests in the photo! Sometimes the Photopass photographers are out to capture the moment for you.

37. Exiting the park after the fireworks is a mission in and of itself. If you are planning on leaving as soon as the Fireworks are over, try to find a seat towards the entrance to the park instead of near the castle. This will help you to make a speedy exit as soon as the show is over.

38. The Magic Kingdom is not the only place you can see the Magic Kingdom fireworks. You can watch the fireworks from the beach at the Polynesian Resort. You do not need to be a guest of that resort to enjoy the show. Just let the guard know you want to tour the resort when you arrive (if you are driving) or you could just take the monorail or other Disney transportation to the resort and head back to the beach.

39. Fantasyland is the most appealing land for little ones. Make sure you go to this land first thing in the morning. Crowds starting to increase around lunch time and will stay crowded for the rest of the day.

40. There is a sled located outside Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Liberty Square. This would be a great place to take your Christmas card photo.

41. There is a working barber shop located on Main Street. At Harmony Barber shop, you can get your baby’s first haircut. Your package will even come with a pair of commemorative ears. You can also get a gel style for just $5 complete with mickey shaped confetti.

Epcot Tips

42. Epcot has 2 sections: Future World and World Showcase. Future World opens at 9 am and World Showcase opens at 11 am. Most of Future World closes at 7 pm, but a few rides remain open including the Character Spot.

43. One fun way to enjoy the World Showcase is to purchase a specific item from each country. Here are a few ideas: snacks, candy, magnet, pen, hat, doll, musical instrument. You could also get an autograph mat (from Michael’s) and have a Cast Member in each country write a phrase in their own language. A few choices for phrases could be love, vacation, family or your name.

44. Instead of eating in a restaurant at Epcot, consider buying a snack for everyone to share in each country. It can fill you up and get a taste of different countries.

45. Stop by Club Cool in the Innoventions building and test Coke products from around the world for FREE! There is one very bitter drink called Beverly. Trick your family into trying it, but avoid drinking it yourself. It is so nasty!

46. There is a play place located in the Mission: Space building that is great for kids under 5. To get to it, you will need to enter the exit of Mission Space (it’s like a gift shop area, it’s not an exit like other rides). This is a great place for little ones to play while their sibling rides Mission Space or Test Track.

Animal Kingdom Tips

47. Did you know that there is a secret entrance to the Animal Kingdom? If you go through the Rain Forest Cafe’s gift shop and out the doors at the back, there is a fun garden type area with oversized vegetation. There is also a working turnstyle with a CM that you can use to get into the park! A lot of people don’t know about this and thus it isn’t very busy.

48. Animal Kingdom has an amazing playground for kids under 10 called The Boneyard. It is a great place for the younger kids to hang out with mom while the older siblings ride Dinosaur, Primeval Whirl, Expedition Everest or Kali River Rapids with Dad.

49. The Animal Kingdom has a program for kids called Kids Discovery Club. As you tour Animal Kingdom, look for the Kids’ Discovery Stations. Each station has a different activity and your child will receive a special stamp in their free activity book (given to them at the first station they visit) when you complete the activity. When you have received all your stamps, you can turn it in for a special surprise.

Hollywood Studios Tips

50. If rain is in the forecast, Hollywood Studios is definitely the best park to avoid the rain. Almost every single attraction and queue are indoors.

51. The most popular ride at Hollywood Studios is Toy Story Mania. Almost everyone at Rope Drop will be heading towards the ride. Your best option in the morning is to send one person from your group to FASTPASS the ride. You can take everyone else to meet the characters near the Chinese Theater followed by Buzz and Woody (located across from the Toy Story Mania ride).

Other Tips

52. If you like a dish at a Walt Disney World restaurant, you can request the recipe.

53. I will also suggest that if you’re going to watch the fireworks at Cinderella’s Castle, DON’T get stuck BEHIND the castle. They rope it off and they have heavy security so that no one can get through until the fireworks are over.

54. Selfie sticks are banned from the parks

55. If you are staying on site you can book fastpasses and reservations up to 180 days in advance. If staying off property you can make them 30 days in advance.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Finding the perfect family Car

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I am sure at some point in our lives a majority of us have bought a car. The process can be a little different depending if you are buying a new or used car, but the decision process on which type or car you should buy is the same no matter what.

One major thing that will impact what type of car you need is the size of your family. If you are single or just a couple maybe you want a sports car or a convertible. If you have a kid or 2, then you likely want a bigger car like a sedan or coupe. If you want to use the vehicle for hauling or work, you might consider a truck. If you have a few kids an SUV or van would probably be good for your family. It is also good to buy a car with maybe an extra seat or 2 than the size of your family, if possible. It is always nice to have room for a friend or family member. Also to consider, maybe you have 2 kids and 2 adults now so you can fit in a simple car, but if you are considering another child or 2 in the next few years you might want to consider something a bit bigger.

The next thing to consider is how much you can afford. Can you afford a monthly payment? If yes, how much? Remember if you buy new and are making payments on a car you have to have full coverage insurance on the vehicle as well. How much do you have as a down payment? Do you have another vehicle to trade in? Maybe you just want to buy a cheap car outright.

There is one website to use that will help you in finding the right car for your family, Cars.com. You can reasearch through types of cars or car brands. You can also do side by side comparisons. Use the payment calculator to figure out how much your monthly payment would be. There is even a price comparison tool. The website will also help you find cars local to you. This website is a huge help when it comes to helping you find the perfect family car for your family. You can even use it to sell your old car.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day

What is Moebius syndrome?

Moebius syndrome is a neurological disorder. It is non-progressive, which means it does not get worse as time goes on. It usually presents itself as facial paralysis. Some affected individuals also have limb abnormalities, respiratory problems, speech and swallowing disorders, visual impairments, sensory integration dysfunction, sleep disorders, weak upper body strength and autism spectrum disorders. 


What are the symptoms?

  • Lack of facial expression; inability to smile
  • Feeding, swallowing and choking problems
  •  Keeping head back to swallow
  •  Eye sensitivity due to inability to squint
  • Motor delays due to upper body weakness
  • Absence of lateral eye movement
  • Absence of blinking
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Drooling
  • High palate
  • Short or deformed tongue
  • Limited movement of tongue
  • Submucous cleft palate
  • Dental problems
  • Hearing impairment
  • Articulation / speech disorders
  • Minor mid-line anomalies
  • Club feet
  • Hand/feet deformities

What are the treatment options?

There is no definitive treatment available for Moebius syndrome. All cases are different and it is important to surround yourself with a good medical team, which may include a mix of the following:

Pediatricians
General surgeons
Pediatric dentists
Orthopedic surgeons
Ophthalmologists
Pediatric otolaryngologists
Psychologists
Psychiatrists
Occupational and physical therapists
Audiologists
Speech therapists

Friday, January 19, 2018

Awesome Christian Quotes Website

Hope everyone is doing good so far. It has been a cold and snowy start to the year so far here. In times like these I like to find some great and inspiring quotes. There is a really cool website I found that has really inspiring Christian quotes.

ChristianQuotes.info  has over 10,000 Christian quotes that are categorized by Bible, Author and Topic. The inspirational website has a new devotional each day around the daily quote. It also has thousands of images perfect for sharing on Facebook.

Some of the most read and used pages on Christian Quotes includes:
World’s 10 Most Encouraging Bible Verses In Quote Images
Christian Quotes most shareable images
World’s 10 Best Bible Verses About Hope In Comforting Images

Christian Quotes also boasts a Facebook page with over 4.5 million fans


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Update on everything

Hello everyone. It's been a while since I did an update. I have been staying pretty busy with my new job, been there almost a month now. I am really enjoying it, but it has been a big transition since I went from being a SAHM haven't worked in almost 8 years to working 40 hours a week. Everyone is doing pretty well with the transition though, which is great.

I myself have been having a few problems lately. I found out I have some MTHFR mutations which can cause problems. I went to hematology where they said it's not a big deal (this is a big disagreement between doctors) and that it's only sometimes associated with blood clots and checked my homocistine levels which were high but he said they weren't high enough to treat. Lately I have been having chest pains that come and go and getting really dizzy. I really don't know what to attribute it to, but I am pushing on.

Bella got diagnosed with Specific learning disorder in reading. We are working on getting her an IEP. She is also going to be getting evaluated for ADD and ODD. Other than that she is doing pretty good.

Kaya is anxiously awaiting her 7th birthday in March. We are going to go roller skating. Her health is doing OK. We discovered she might not have the type of EDS we thought she had and will likely be going through some tests here in the next few months. She has been doing her exercises and trying to strengthen and work on muscles and learning to not hyper-extend herself. She is still having headaches pretty frequently. She also just lost another tooth.


Louie is doing ok. It has seemed his absent seizures are starting to increase again, hoping we don't have to put him back on medicine again. He had his 5 year check up last week and failed his hearing test. He got sent to Childrens where they did a test and he passed. His pediatrician looking through his chart said some sort of levels have been getting worse over the past few years so may end up needing hearing aids in the near future. This was one of our fears from the antibiotics he was on at 2 months for the meningitis they said it could cause hearing loss. We are getting ready to soon enroll him for next school year in kindergarten and start the IEP process with him.


Silas is doing great!! He is learning to count. He can tell you his name (or whatever nickname he wants to go by at the time) and his age. He counts pretty well to 10. He is so smart. His health is doing pretty great right now, really nothing to talk about. Starting to plan his 3rd birthday here in about 2.5 months. Next school year he will get to start preschool!!

We are looking for later this year to get out of where we are now and move into an actual house. This is very exciting and going to be a big step. I am really looking forward to it.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

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Monday, January 8, 2018

2018 Special Needs Calendar: Awareness All Year Round

There are so many different special needs and many have their own awareness days and month. It can sometimes be hard to remember all of them. I have put together this calendar to help you remember all of the awareness days and months for 2018. Please share this post with anyone and everyone.


January

Alzheimer's Awareness Month 
Constipation awareness month
Glaucoma Awareness Month
National Mentoring Month
Self-Help Group Awareness Month
Volunteer Blood Donor Month
Weight Loss Awareness Month
National Birth Defects Month

January 4- World Braille Day
January 24- Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day
January 27 - Family Literacy Day - ABC Life Literacy Canada
January 30 - CTE Awareness Day (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy)
January 31 - World Leprosy Day - (International)


February

Children's Dental Health Month
Heart & Stroke Month

February 2 - Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day
February 4 - World Cancer Day
February 12 - Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day
February 14 - Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day - (Canada)
February 15- International Angelman Day
February 15 - International Childhood Cancer Day - (International)
February 22 - National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day (U.S.)

February 27 - Anosmia Awareness Day
February 28- Rare Disease Day

1st Wk - Eating Disorder Awareness Week
1st Wk - National Therapeutic Recreation Week

1st Wk - White Cane Week; National; Canadian Council of the Blind


March

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
DVT - (Deep Vein Thrombosis) Prevention Awareness Month
Developmental Disabilities Month
Endometriosis Awareness Month
Foot Health Month
Help Fight Liver Disease Month
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month
Reading Awareness Month
Self-Injury Awareness Month
Trisomy Awareness month
Social Work Awareness Month

March 1- Self-Injury Day
March 1- International Wheelchair Day
March 20- Brain Injury Awareness Day
March 21- World Down Syndrome Day
March 26- Purple Day for Epilepsy
March 27 - AFE Awareness Day - An international day uniting those affected by Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE)

1st Wk - Lymphedema Awareness Week - BC Lymphedema Association
1st Wk - World Glaucoma Awareness Week - World Glaucoma Week


April


Autism awareness Month - (Canada & U.S.)
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) Awareness
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month
Limb Loss Awareness Month
Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month
Primary Immunodeficiency Awareness Month - (U.S.)
Sarcoidosis Awareness Month
Testicular Cancer Awareness


April 2- World Autism Awareness Day 
April 4 - Auditory Processing Disorder Awareness Day

April 6 - Bohring-Opitz Syndrome (International)
April 8 - Cushing Disease/Syndrome Awareness Day
April 11 - Parkinson's Disease International Awareness Day.
April 13 - Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) Awareness Day (International)
April 17 - World Hemophilia Day - (UN)

April 19 - Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Action Day
April 23 - Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) Awareness Day

April 25 - World Meningitis Day
April 29 - World Primary Immunodeficiency Day (Canada)

2nd Saturday of April - Sarcoidosis Awareness Day
Last Saturday in April - Show Your Mettle Day - Awareness day to encourage amputees to show their metal (prosthetic devices, wheel chairs, etc).
April 11-18 - National Porphyria Awareness Week (NPAW) to enhance porphyria awareness in communities by spreading the word about porphyria.

April 12-18 - Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.


May


Better Hearing and Speech Month
Mental Health Awareness Month
National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
Prader Willi Awareness Month
Williams Syndrome Awareness Month
ALS Awareness Month - (U.S.)
Arthritis Month

Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month
Brain Tumor Awareness Month
Cystic fibrosis Awareness Month (Australia and U.S.)
Celiac Awareness Month
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)

Fibromyalgia Awareness
Huntington's Disease Awareness Month - (U.S.)
Lupus Awareness Month
Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month - (Canada)
Stroke Awareness Month - (U.S.)


May 5 - Ependymoma Awareness Day
May 5 - National Childhood Stroke Awareness Day
May 5 - World Asthma Day
May 6 - World Moyamoya Day
May 7 - National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
May 6 - International Awareness Day for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bones)
May 7 - Bladder Cancer Awareness Day

May 8 - World Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day
May 10 - World Lupus Day
May 12 - International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND)
May 14 - Childhood Speech Apraxia Awareness Day

May 15 - International Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) Awareness Day
May 15- Tuberous Sclerosis Global Awareness Day
May 17 - Worldwide Neurofibromatosis (NF) Awareness Day
May 19 - Schizencephaly Awareness Day
May 20 - International Behcet's Disease Awareness Day
May 20 - International Blue Cone Monochromacy awareness day
May 20 - World Autoimmune Arthritis Day

May 21 - Global Accessibility Awareness Day
May 23 - International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
May 24 - Schizophrenia awareness day (Canada)
May 25 - World Thyroid Day (WTD)

May 27 - World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Day.


May 5-12- Cri du Chat Awareness Week
May 8-14- Brain Injury Awareness Week
2nd Week in May - Williams Syndrome Awareness Week


June

Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month
Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS) Awareness Month
Chronic Venous Insufficiency Awareness Month
Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Hemiplegic Migraine Awareness Month


June 1 - World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness
June 7 - National Cancer Survivors Day
June 8 - World Brain Tumor Day

June 11 - Neuropathy Action Awareness Day
June 13 - International Albinism Awareness Day
June 17- CDKL5 Awareness Day 
June 18 - Autistic Pride Day

June 19 - World Sickle Cell Day - (UN)
June 21 - Global day of recognition of ALS/MND
June 23- Dravet Syndrome Awareness Day (Canada)
June 29 - Chronic Migraine Awareness Day

June 29 - World Scleroderma Awareness Day
June 30 - Arthrogryposis Awareness Day



July


Disability Pride Month (NY)
Fragile X (FXS) Awareness Month
National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month (NCCAPM)

Sarcoma Awareness Month - (U.S.)


July 2 - National Corpus Callosum Awareness Day (Australia)
July 12 - Heterochromia Awareness Day
July 12- Disability Awareness Day (UK)
July 13 - Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Awareness Day
July 16- Disability (ADA) Awareness Day
July 22 - Fragile X Awareness Day (FXS)
July 23 - World Sjogren's Day
July 24 - National Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Day
July 30 - Gastroschisis Awareness Day


August

Cataract Awareness Month
Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
Children's Vision and Learning Month
Digestive Tract Paralysis (DTP) Month
Neurosurgery Outreach Month
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)

August 7 - Purple Heart Day

September


Craniofacial Acceptance Month
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness
Hydrocephalus Awareness Month
National Spinal Cord Awareness Month
Sickle Cell Awareness Month
Alopecia Awareness Month - (U.S.)
Arnold-Chiari Malformation Awareness Month

Achalasia Awareness Month 
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - (U.S.)
Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month - (U.S.)
Lymphoma Awareness Month
Orthostatic Tremor Awareness Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - (U.S.)
Pain Awareness Month
Polycystic ovary syndrome Awareness Month

Prostate Awareness Month
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month - (U.S.)
Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

Tumor Awareness Month - (U.S.)
World Alzheimer's Disease Month


September 4 - World Cerebral Palsy Day
September 7 - Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
September 9 - International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day (FASD)
September 13 - Celiac Disease Awareness Day 
September 15 - World Lymphoma Awareness Day - 
September 19 - Aortic Dissection Awareness Day
September 19 - Usher Syndrome Awareness Day (Global)
September 21 - Myositis Awareness Day - Designated by U.S. Congress

September 21 - World Alzheimer's Day
September 22 - World Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) Day
September 23 - Falls Prevention Awareness Day - (First Day of Fall)
September 24 - Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) Awareness Day
September 25 - International Ataxia Awareness Day

September 26 - Mesothelioma Awareness Day
September 29 - World Heart Day
September 30 - Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day

Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week - First week of September - 

October

ADHD Awareness Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Dyslexia Awareness Month
Occupational Therapy Awareness Month
National Physical Therapy Month
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
Special Needs Law Month
Spinal Bifida Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Colon Cancer Awareness Month
Depression Education and Awareness Month - (U.S.)
Dwarfism Awareness Month
Dysautonomia Awareness Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Physical Therapy Month - (U.S.)
Raynaud's Awareness Month
Selective Mutism Awareness Month
Vaccine Injury Awareness Month - (U.S.)



October 6- World Cerebral Palsy Day
October 7 - International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day
October 7 - Team Margot Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Awareness Day
October 9 - PANDAS / PANS Awareness Day
October 10 - World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
October 10 - World Mental Health Day
October 13 - Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
October 14 - Global Food Protein Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) Day
October 15 - World Blind Day / World Sight Day
October 15 - National White Cane Safety Day
October 15 - Blind Americans Equality Day
October 20 - World Osteoporosis Day
October 21 - Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day
October 22 - International Stuttering Awareness Day
October 25 - Spina Bifida Awareness Day
October 25 - Hydrocephalus Day
October 29 - World Stroke Day

October 25 - 31 - International Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week
OCD Awareness Week



November

22q Awareness Month
Epilepsy Awareness Month
COPD Awareness Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Alzheimer's Awareness Month
Dercum's Disease (Adiposis Dolorosa) Awareness month
Diabetes Awareness Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Prematurity Awareness Month
Prostate Cancer / Men's Health Awareness month
RSD/CRPS Awareness Month


November 1- LGS Awareness Day
November 7- National Stress Awareness Day
November 8 - Aicardi Syndrome Awareness Day
November 10 - World NET Cancer Awareness Day
November 12 - World Pneumonia Day
November 13 - World Pancreatic Cancer Day
November 14 - World Diabetes Day - (UN)
November 15- World Ohtahara Syndrome Awareness Day
November 17 - World Prematurity Day
November 18 - World COPD Day
November 24 - N24 Awareness Day


December

Constipation Awareness Month


December 3- International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Favorite Places to eat at Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom is in the discussion for this weeks favorite places to eat. Let's start with quick service options.


1. Flame Tree Barbecue- This restaurant is located at Discovery Island. Check out amazing smokehouse meat and chicken dinners. You must try the jalapeno cornbread. Kids meals are available as well as adult beverage options.

2.  Satu'li Canteen- This restaurant is located in the new Pandora-World of Avatar. You get to enjoy the Na'vi culture while enjoying delicious food. The restaurant is inspired by a former RDA Mess Hall. Enjoy international options, vegetarian choices, fresh vegetables, and more. Try a beef, chicken, or fish bowl as your meal. Kids options available. Also try some cool drinks, with adult beverages available too.

3. Restaurantosaurus- This restaurant is located in DinoLand U.S.A. It is a great option for your picky eaters, or if you have people with different likes in food options. Eat Angus or bean burgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets and more while dining in a Dino themed dorm!! Adult beverages are available.

Now let's check out the popular table service options that Animal Kingdom has to offer.

1. Yak and Yeti Restaurant- This popular restaurant is located in the Asia area of Animal Kingdom.  Dine on sweet-and-sour chicken, ahi tuna nachos, pork pot stickers and Kobe beef burgers in a restaurant decorated in Southeast Asian artifacts. Vegetarian and kid options are available such as egg rolls, cheeseburgers, and chicken tenders. Adult beverage options are also available. Reservations are recommended.  There is also a quick service option located next door.

2. Rainforest Cafe® at Disney's Animal Kingdom- This tropical rain forest restaurant is located by the main entrance of Animal Kingdom. There is also a shop located in the restaurant. For breakfast enjoy scrumptious Eggs Benedict, fluffy French toast, Belgian waffles, breakfast sliders, Mexican-style breakfast pizza and more. For dinner enjoy options like Volcanic Cobb Salad, Jungle Steak and Shrimp, Lava Nachos and the Beastly Burger. Kids can eat dinosaur-shaped Jurassic Chicken Tidbits, a bowl of Python Pasta or a Gorilla Grilled Cheese Delight. Reservations are recommended. Adults can enjoy the Safari Bar.

3. Tiffins Restaurant- This international cuisine restaurant is located on Discovery Island.  Try some crazy foods such as roasted beets, octopus, venison, braised pork belly ramen or  grilled swordfish. Reservations are highly recommended and you can also purchase a River of Light dining package.


And now for the character dining, which everyone loves.

1.. Tusker House Restaurant- This family buffet is located in the Africa section of Animal Kingdom.  Eat with safari Donald Duck and his friends for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. For breakfast enjoy favorites like eggs, cereals, sausage, waffles and a few African inspired options. For lunch and dinner enjoy curry chicken, hummus dips and more. Kids options are on the buffet. River of light dining packages are available.

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