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Christkindlmarkt SLC

Christkindlmarkt SLC

Attraction: Christkindlmarkt SLC Address: This is the Place park - Cost: Free but there's lots to buy Close to: Across the street from the zoo, down the canyon from Ruth's Diner, and a good number of restaurants within a ten minute drive. I love Christkindlmarkt! It's so much fun and really well done considering it's just a little holiday market. The entertainment comes from a lot of local schools and groups so there's always someone to see and the line to meet Santa is short (free photo opp!). They also have live reindeer sometimes which is so much fun but...

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Salt Lake City Halloween: Pumpkin Nights

Salt Lake City Halloween: Pumpkin Nights

Pumpkin Nights is a seasonal attraction here in Salt Lake City that offers a family-friendly Halloween experience. There are semi-scary bits including an optional (mini) haunted house and some spooky sound effects but the 6 year old, 4 year old, and 11 month old made it through with no complaints or tears. My only caution would be this - bring warm clothes because it's mostly outdoors and our light jackets didn't cut it at the end! The attraction offers more than 4000 pumpkins, a series of themed areas, on-site pumpkin carving artists, movie screenings, face painting, a game area, and...

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Eva Talks: Life with Allergies and Asthma

Eva Talks: Life with Allergies and Asthma

Four-year-old Eva lives with severe food allergies and asthma. As Eva gets older, it's interesting to hear how much she has to say about her medical challenges. We put together a vlog today so she could share some thoughts and give you guys a tour of her stuffed animals and her medicine bag.

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8 Tips for Navigating Your Kid's Food Allergies at Walt Disney World

8 Tips for Navigating Your Kid's Food Allergies at Walt Disney World

As parents of a child with severe food allergies, we have found that food is our biggest concern whenever we vacation. The easiest answer (for us) would be to take snacks and squeeze pouches that we know Eva can eat and feed her only from our stash. Although that has worked for the occasional day trip, ultimately tourism is a lot about enjoying new things in a new place and that means exploring new foods. Scary...but it can be done safely at Walt Disney World! Even though we're lifelong Disney fans, I think we'd be new converts to the Disney vacation...

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Our Snowy Snowflake Penguin Party Playdate

Our Snowy Snowflake Penguin Party Playdate

We had a snowy snowflake penguin party playdate! (Say that ten times fast.) I had seen a little preschool project where kids made snowflakes from folded coffee filters and I wanted to do that with Eva. I decided it would be more fun with a little theming and some easy snacks and...well...it was awesome! We had gingerbread donuts... ...penguin cookies... ...blue jello "ice" cubes... ...and for the table cloth we did layers of sparkly fabric to make everything look snowy. Each girl got a blue Santa hat, a stack of coffee filters, and some safety scissors to make some snowflakes....

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