The Adult

Some people delight in rules. They love following them, enforcing them, making up new ones. Anyone who knows me but I am not one of those people. But Caroline is. We are intrinsically different people. Learning to parent her as she needs to be parented might be my biggest challenge in life to date. She... Continue Reading →

Dog days

Some days just aren't a win. I took the day off today to hang out with the girls, as our babysitter had some things she needed to do today. The dog needed shots etc... and today was a good enough day for it. When I told the kids it was time to go and that... Continue Reading →

Farmer’s Top 10

The frenzy of spring has mellowed into long, muggy summer days. The work on the farm has transitioned to baling straw to be used for contractors and homeowners, baling hay for cattle to eat over the winter when the grass ceases to grow, checking on cows and fixing equipment in preparation for fall It is... Continue Reading →

Father’s Day.

Parenting is a funny thing. Sometimes you are on top of the world. It's smooth sailing, everyone is getting along and acting like decent people. Mid-blink it has all changed and the kids are trying to outscream each other while throwing poorly aimed punches...and sometimes rocks. (True story) It takes teamwork to do this. A... Continue Reading →

June finally

Between Three Waters

It’s been a minute since I blogged.

The entire month of May is crazy hectic and absolutely exhausting for me and Lynn both.

But we’ve finally got a little room to breathe. Or at least I have, and happy Mama, happy life…or something along those lines.

The girls are growing at lightening speed. They are also flexing their strong wills, testing me and each other.

I know they will need that someday, but I might have threatened to sell Caroline to the circus today as the “girl who never stops talking sideshow”.

Probably not my proudest parenting moment.

It’s probably not too out of character for me because she laughed uproariously slapped her knee and launched into another verbose and loud story. (What kid slaps their knee? I thought that was reserved for the 65+ crowd)

Caroline is old enough to hang with the farmers all day now. Although…

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June finally

It's been a minute since I blogged. The entire month of May is crazy hectic and absolutely exhausting for me and Lynn both. But we've finally got a little room to breathe. Or at least I have, and happy Mama, happy life...or something along those lines. The girls are growing at lightening speed. They are... Continue Reading →

Bedtime tears

Everyone at my house has been tired today. We did not do a ton of stuff... picked up the house, bought vegetable plants and seeds, attended a birthday party complete with face painting Picked up our "click list" groceries, then the girls followed Lynn planting sweet corn, supervising. Next we planted onion sets, and tomatoes,... Continue Reading →

Scrappy sisters

Y'all know I love my kids. Caroline is smart, organized and amazes me with the things she notices. (I never timed commercials on TV. But she does. Did y'all know that the Andy Griffith show has commercials exactly 15 minutes into it?) Claire is snuggly and polite and constantly compliments me. It's like I have... Continue Reading →

Piece of junk

It's no surprise to anyone who knows me that I am terrible with machines. Copy machines, lawn mowers, all weedeaters... whatever. They just quit working when I come around. It's not my fault! I swear! Machines just die when I come close. I am innocent of any wrongdoing. It must be my elecromagnetic field or... Continue Reading →

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