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I am a below knee amputee. More importantly, I am also Mommy to two boys, a very active 10 year old (Robby) and an mischievous toddler (Timmy). I have learned that being a parent with a disability can create some unusual and sometimes humorous situations. This blogger is available for hire! Let's talk and learn how a blog can expand your business.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Festival Season

I love autumn. From the cooling temperatures to the shorter days, I adore all of the cozy aspects of the season. After the sweltering heat of summer, the cooler temperatures are especially welcome this year. I can't wait until we can light up the firepit and enjoy evenings outside again.

Perhaps my favorite part of autumn are the family activities, especially pumpkin farms and corn mazes. I adore throwing on a sweatshirt and heading to a farm with the boys. Being outside with the boys, unplugged from technology and just having fun, makes me the happiest mom in the world.

Pumpkin festivals are plentiful and they seem to increase every year. Although we definitely have our favorites, we try to visit as many as possible. Each farm offers a unique experience and no two days are ever the same.  Because we visit so many pumpkin festivals, I have learned that each host offers a different level of accessibility. 

I'm fortunate that I can adapt to most situations. My limb loss doesn't keep me from enjoying the activities with the kids, but sometimes the "luxury" of accommodations is definitely appreciated. For example, simply adding rope railing along the trek to the slide certainly helps me as I try to shlep up for yet another race down on a burlap bag.

Not every farm is accessible, and I have learned to prepare ahead of time for the unexpected. In this week's podcast, Dave and I discussed tackling less than ideal environments. I hope that some of our advice is beneficial!

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