As my husband has told me multiple times in the last year, "I never pictured you'd be a crazy chicken lady." Yet here I am. A year ago I decided I wanted to get some chicks. I started with four, realized one of them was actually a meat bird and they were not the breed … Continue reading My Backyard Chickens.
One thing I find myself repeating the older my son gets is, “Parenting didn’t come with a manual.” No one could write a book on remembering to cut your kids fingernails, how to tell him his cat died, or how to cope when they push you to the edge of your sanity. I call my … Continue reading Laughter Is The Best Medicine.
I think recently the world has been a little bit mixed up for everyone. I’ve thought a lot about what I wanted to blog about knowing that not just my family, but my community, county, state, and country is going through such a unique an unprecedented time. There are so many questions and not enough … Continue reading Practice the Pause.
For the longest time I had a Pinterest board titled, “Baby Number 2.” I always knew there would be a baby number two. Even after my first pregnancy after my son ended in miscarriage. I kept the Pinterest board. Then we decided one was enough but there that board set. Waiting to be used as … Continue reading Why I painted my bedroom purple.
The thought running through my mind lately is “be a little kinder than you need to.” I say it to myself when I need the reminder, because sometimes it’s not the first thing on my mind. But it’s on my mind so much because I see it in others. Lately I’ve encountered people that have … Continue reading Be a little kinder than you need to.
If you told me a few years ago that I'd one day be almost elbow deep in a dead deer, I would have laughed. Never in my life did I imagine I'd be the kind of person to gut out a deer. In fact, the first time I saw it done I was close to … Continue reading My First Hunting Season in 10 Years.
I feel like I’m always talking about a new concept or idea, some new way of living or thinking, but the truth is...I’m constantly growing and learning and paying attention to different things in my life. One thing I’ve noticed is the way we speak to ourselves and about ourselves matters. In any kind of … Continue reading the words we speak to ourselves.