Gluten-Free At Walt Disney World: Garden Grill

Monday, April 2, 2018

A more recent change in my life has been cutting out gluten. As difficult as that has been (since I have a genuine love affair with bread), it was more of a daunting task to take on at theme parks. Specifically, Walt Disney World, as I am there so frequently. Or, at least, I thought it was going to be daunting. Little did I know, they have gluten-free options in so many places!

Now, given all of the sensory aversions my kids have with food, it can be kind of hard to find a good restaurant for us to dine at. However, a couple weeks ago, I decided that my family and I should have a splurge kinda morning and go eat somewhere in the parks! We decided on the Garden Grill Restaurant inside Epcot's "The Land" area. I checked their breakfast menu and it looked like it could be a decent option for us.

Gluten-Free At Walt Disney World: Garden Grill

Disney With Special Needs - Autoimmune Disorders

Saturday, March 24, 2018

I have been going to Walt Disney World my entire life. More so, though, in the past 5 years. In these past few years, I have become pretty well-acquainted with navigating special needs through Disney. I thought I had it down pretty well. That is, until my second child came around. Little did I know, I would be taking on some extra needs with this one!

It's not something I've discussed on here before, or even much on social media, but my daughter has some form of autoimmune deficiency/disorder. We are still working on testing and getting answers, but this is what I know.... For a breastfed toddler who eats pretty well, doesn't go to daycare, and has never received any form of medication that could possibly tear down her immune system, she gets sick a lot.

I mean a lot.
Disney With Special Needs - Autoimmune Disorders
In fact, in a span of 14 weeks time she had gotten sick 7 separate times. SEVEN!! She was sick literally every other week. It was horrible. I, myself, have autoimmune issues and catch things easily..but this is intense.

Alone Is Something You'll Be Quite A Lot..

Monday, February 26, 2018

My whole life, I have been pretty alone. Granted, I grew up in a large-ish family, but that had it's own set of issues unrelated to this.

For the most part, I only had one or two friends that I considered real friends. And even though I moved around a lot, I kept in touch with those friends. Even into my adult years. My adult years have come with their own challenges, though, in the friendship department.

Alone Is Something You'll Be Quite A Lot..

You see, I had my first daughter when I was 17 years old. All of my friends at 17 didn't want to stay friends with me (or weren't allowed to) and other women having kids were older.. so they didn't want to be friends with a mom who was a teenager. So, for the first few years of my daughter's life, I had nobody. Again, I had family, but that's not the same. Even if we want it to be.

My Opinion Matters: Why You Should Pay A Blogger

Thursday, January 25, 2018

It seems like such a cheap topic to write about, right?

I mean, I'm basically reaching out to the world, telling you that I'm important and you need to pay me for that. How tasteless! Or.... is it?

The fact of the matter is, my opinion matters. Your opinion matters. Our opinions may not matter to everyone that hears them, and a lot of people may specifically choose to not hear them. But, to some, our opinions matter a lot.

My Opinion Matteres: Why You Should Pay A Blogger