The Mommyhood Life – Travel, Crafts, Food, and Florida Family Fun

Month: September 2013

Nationwide Fall Festival Deals ~ Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and Fall Family Activities

Are you ready for some Fall Festival Deals!  Here is a great list of Corn Maze Coupons and Fall Festival savings nationwide.  Download valuable coupons for Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and Fall Family Activities.  Fall is the Best Season, I cant wait to go my local farms and have some Family Fun!

Arizona
Schnepf Farms – Queen City
Tolmachoff Farms– Glendale, AZ

California
Forneris Farms – Mission Hills

Colorado
Anderson Farms – Erie
Flat Acres Farm – Parker
Fritzler Maze – La Salle
Sunflower Farm – Longmont
Mile High Farms – Bennett
Wishing Star Farm – Calhan
Harvest Farm – Wellington

Texas
Devine Acres Farm – Devine
Fiesta Farm – San Antonio
Yesterland Farm – Canton
South Texas Maize – Hondo
Dewberry Farm – Brookshire
Brazos Valley Maize– Brenham

Louisiana
CM Farms – Dry Creek

Georgia
Lane Southern Orchards – Fort Valley
Poppell Farms – Odum

Michigan
Farmer Charley’s Corn Maze Adventure – Monroe

Indiana
Amazing Fall Fun – Waterloo
Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch – Lowell
Hobson’s Fun Farm – Rockville
Guffey Acres– Kokomo

Illinois
All Seasons Orchard – Woodstock
Kuipers Family Farm – Maple Park
Odyssey Fun Farm – Tinley Park
Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm – Lockport

Maryland/DC
Summers Farm – Fredrick County

Massachusetts
Sauchuk Farm – Plympton

Missouri/Kansas

KC Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze – Gardner
Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – Pleasant Hill

Mississippi
Seward Farms Maze – Lucedale

Minnesota
Afton Apple Orchard – Hastings

Montana
The Maize at Grandpa’s Farm – Billings

Nebraska
Camp Fontanelle – Nickerson

NewJersey
VonThun Farms – Monmouth Junction
Sahl’s Father Son Farm – Egg Harbor City

New York
Wright Family Farm – Warwick
Harbes Family Farm – Mattituck

North Carolina
Patterson Farm Market and Tours – Mount Ulla

Ohio
The Corn Maze at the Sharp Run Market – Millersburg
Meadow View Growers – New Carlisle
Oregon
The Maize at The Pumpkin Patch– Portland
Pennsylvania
Hurricane Hill Farm – CoatsvilleTriple B Farms – Pittsburgh
Reillys Summer Seat Farm
 – Pittsburgh
Rhode Island
Confreda Greenhouses & Farms – Hope (Western Cranston)

Virginia
Cows-N-Corn – Midland
Wayside Farm Fun – Berryville
Belvedere Plantation – Fredericksburg

Utah
Cornbelly’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fest – Spanish Fork

For Daily Updates on these coupons and coupons for other family attractions please visit and bookmark: http://www.usfamilycoupons.com

What Lilly’s Wearing ~ Little Girl Fashion

Outfit #1

Simple White Shirt: The Children’s Place
Fur Vest: BabiesRUs
Gold Tone Shoes: Marshalls
Headband: Little Lilly Love Boutique
Sunglasses: The Children’s Place
 
Outfit #2

Black Michael Kors Boots: Marshalls
Cream Lace Leggings: Target
Gray Lace Top: Target
Pink Pleather Jacket: Thrifted
Headband: Little Lilly Love Boutique
 
Outfit #3
Bow Pocket Skinny Jeans: The Gap
White with Black Polka Dot Dress Shirt: The Gap
Black Sweater: The Children’s Place
Black Sequin Shoes: Marshalls
 
Outfit #4
Black Leggings: Target
Purple and Pink Tank Top Blouse: Target
Black Sweater Shrug: Target
Sequin Black Shoes: Marshalls
Headband: Little Lilly Love Boutique
 
Outfit #5
Polka Dot Dress: Target
Black Sweater: The Children’s Place
Headband: Little Lilly Love Boutique
Black Sequin Shoes: Marshalls

Baked Pineapple Recipe

Last fall we where at a new Brazilian restaurant having the usual rodizio style dinner.  This  is when the waiters continuously bring barbequed meat, pork, sausage, and chicken around on big skewers and cut off pieces at your table.  In my travels I’ve also come across peppers, bananas, bacon, chicken hearts and many other types of food on these skewers.  However this restaurant had one of my favorite fruits on the menu, Pineapple! Yummmmm
The pineapple was covered in caramelized cinnamon and had been grilled for hours, I was instantly addicted along with the rest of the family.  Unfortunately we don’t have a industrial sized rotisserie oven so I had to copy there version in the oven.
1. Grab a whole pineapple 

2. Cut off the top and bottom and remove all the skin
3. Mix up some cinnamon and sugar, and roll and pat the cinnamon onto the pineapple so that it is completely covered
4. Put it in the oven, if your lucky you can fit it in right next to a small ham… double yummm
Cook for 45 minutes at 350, or at a lower temp for a longer period of time if you put it in with the ham.  The goal is to soften the inside of the pineapple and caramelize the outside.
If you grew up, like me, having canned pineapple and cherries on your ham,  you have to try it this way!

One IEP Done ~ Success!

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We had another IEP meeting for Anthony, and I am relieved we came out with a plan I am excited about.

Last spring, I had rejected Anthony’s IEP plan and took him into Children’s Hospital for their full learning disabilities program testing.  After two and a half years with the same type of services (language and reading pull outs 2-3 times a week) on his IEP and no visible improvement, I was tired of the black and white meetings. 
Once I entered the world of autism with Aidan, it really opened my eyes to what it takes to advocate for your special needs children.  Prior to last years IEP meeting I always blindly trusted the school system.  Big Mistake!  Don’t get me wrong, Anthony’s teachers have all been remarkable, especially his SPED teachers.  However they don’t get to make all the decisions on what services your child gets, there’s a bunch of people behind the scenes who may in fact care about what your child needs as a student but its also there responsibility to care about the schools budget.
Last year when I brought his education up to some teacher friends I was told “the squeaky wheel gets the goods” another words, if you don’t push for what you think your child needs, there’s a good chance you’ll get jumped over to the parent who’s making a fuss.  Well it definitely feels like I’ve become the squeakiest wheel in the city with the 3 kids.
The testing revealed that Anthony has a severe language disorder that will not improve with the education plan that the school had continued to lay out.  Anthony needed a smaller, language based program, comparable with an ESL classroom but in a sped setting.
When we reconvened last week, I was pleasantly surprised that the school already had their language class room’s teacher in the meeting and a plan to put Anthony into the program for a majority of the day.  I also instantly fell in love with how well his new language teacher advocated for him.  By the end of the meeting she had gotten him more services than I had even planned for.
All in all I am excited for this year because understanding fully what the issue is and having the right service plan in place gives me great hope that he will be able to catch up to his peers.

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