There is a famous Mr. Rogers quote that has always stuck in my head. When discussing scary events with his mother she advised him to “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” This quote has been running through my mind since my kids and I experienced a serious car accident … Continue reading When bad things happen, pay attention to who shows up.
Jeff the cat, provider of love, laughs, and teacher of empathy.
Jeff in his designated spot with his designated best human. Jeff is one of those accidental cats. He just kind of appeared on our little farm and decided we were his home. He was tiny, adorable, and the kids found him first... and named him Jeffery Albert Batman, Jeff for short. He wasn't going anywhere. … Continue reading Jeff the cat, provider of love, laughs, and teacher of empathy.
Why I never wish time slows down
“Don’t dwell on the fact that they they are growing beyond needing you for everything, but rather celebrate.”
Back to School: A New Level of Parenting
The kids are officially back to school here in the midwest. This forces us parents out of some lazy practices like sleeping in and movies before bed on weeknights. Ugh, I almost dread the beginning of the school year as much as they do. But all good things must come to an end. It's been … Continue reading Back to School: A New Level of Parenting
We are who we are: The women of tired not dead are…
We work hard, then have drinks
Sometimes lizards happen. The story of how I ended up being the mother of a dragon.
#1 So it was made apparent to me, by my husband, that our lives have been missing some chaos. A hobby farm, bee keeping, chickens, 2 cats, deaf dog, gardens, maple syrup side hustle, hunting seasons, 2 jobs, 1 wife in school, and 3 kids under 7 was just a touch dull. Obviously, the answer … Continue reading Sometimes lizards happen. The story of how I ended up being the mother of a dragon.
Why I should probably be dead. Tales of “Crash n’ Burns”
5 years old I was playing Chop, chop, TIMBER! on my parents bed. As I trust fell backwards over and over again, I didn't realize how close I was to the headboard on the bed. The last time was a doozy and I cracked my head and neck on the edge of that wooden piece … Continue reading Why I should probably be dead. Tales of “Crash n’ Burns”
Why camping is not a vacation when you’re the mom.
Let's just be honest here...
Like a long winter that might make you question why you live in such a state, then casually strolls in summer, just in time to remind you it's not so bad.
The Epic Hell of Doing Something “Fun” as a Family
We always go into this with good intentions, and a spark of hope that it doesn't turn into some World War III kind of shit show...