In the last three days, of three other moms have asked me, “How do you do it all so well?” My answer every single time is, “I don’t!” There are lots of things I don’t do. I don’t ever wear make up. I never iron. My inbox is absolutely out of control. My sink is … Continue reading I Don’t.
I love writing as part of the Our Rural Roots team for Progressive Farmer. This month, I’m sharing one of my favorite stories of my Gran. Continue reading One Dandy of a Scheme
I recently had the honor of going home and speaking at a high school graduation. I thought I would share my words here. I learned a lot in this town. Twenty-five years ago, I came to this school as a fourth grader. (I realize none of you high school students were even born then and now see me as a … Continue reading What This Town Taught You
Two and a half years ago, I was drowning. I had two babies in 13 months. I felt like all I did was bottles and diapers. I never slept. I felt alone and uninspired. Then, a friend shared a podcast called The Happy Hour with Janie Ivey on Facebook. I didn’t know what a podcast … Continue reading Happy Hour Live
Not long after I had kids, I heard someone ask Christian author and speaker, Lisa Harper, about parenting. Lisa said the best advice she ever got was from Beth Moore. I’ve tried to put it into practice in my own life ever sense. “Just try to say yes more than you say no.” Continue reading Parenting Advice
I recently published this column in the DTN Progressive Farmer magazine “Our Rural Roots.” The family farm is sacred ground. I think about it sometimes. The dirt. And how my grandparents and my children, although they never met, have both held it in their hands. Generations, four to be exact, have worked this land. They’ve … Continue reading The Family Farm Is Sacred Ground
Its hard, the working mom thing. Even for someone like me who 100% believes that I’m called to work out the home and who knows that working makes me a better mom. But the tears at drop offs and the “why do you have to go to work” questions and the “can’t we just stay … Continue reading An Important Lesson