anxiety/depression, Country Living, Life, mental health, Parenting

If By Cleaning…You Mean Total Destruction

It started with a shelf. That’s usually how it always starts. It’s one item, in one room, that I want to rearrange so that, when I look at it, it offers some glimpse of serenity in the chaotic mess. Like every half-hatched plan I work up in my mind...it usually goes far beyond a simple… Continue reading If By Cleaning…You Mean Total Destruction

4H, Country Living, Farm Life, Parenting

County Fair Detox

These county fair things are no joke, you guys. No joke at all. This year was another 4H year and though it didn't go as planned, it was still enough of a success to provide proud moments for my little 4H'ers. We entered two chickens this year for the fair which was done at break-neck,… Continue reading County Fair Detox

Kids Activities, Life, Parenting

Busy on a Budget

Oh, well hi there, readers!! You guys, I’ve been dormant and still collecting followers left and right. It’s crazy!! So many followers!! And all from...outlook accounts...well...there goes my excitement. Turns out that there’s a trend where outlook “users” start following blog en-mass. I googled it because after about 15 in a week, something seemed off.… Continue reading Busy on a Budget

Parenting, Uncategorized

Acting Normal in Abnormal Sitautions

Part of my role as the Program Coordinator of Abound Counseling at Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, and a part I’m learning more about as I go, is to coordinate video conferencing events. We’ve started a series called the Brown Bag Lunch series where the Fargo based group of amazingly talented clinicians I am… Continue reading Acting Normal in Abnormal Sitautions

Parenting, Uncategorized

The Many Stages of Awake: As Told by a Mom of Two

  This blog post is brought to you today by the considerate wakeup call of my three year old bright and early this morning. “Mommy,” she said while poking me lightly in the nose, “are you still tired?” The answer? Yes, I’m tired. I’m always tired. Because when you’re a mom, you’re always tired. Always...tired.… Continue reading The Many Stages of Awake: As Told by a Mom of Two

Life, Parenting

Fall with Me

Well, it’s a Monday morning, the coffee is plentiful and the weather is gorgeous. My mood needs to catch up on it a bit, though. Even the idea of Pumpkin EVERYTHING isn’t really helping at this point. We just got home from the dentist where Mady stubbornly refused to open her mouth and after four… Continue reading Fall with Me

Early Childhood Education, Parenting

Playing with Your Children is More Than Just Play

Since I’ve had my girls, I’ve worked in two different daycare centers - one as a teacher and one as a director. Working in childcare and being a parent is burning the candle at both ends. And often times, it gets very easy to lose sight of how to be a good parent or child… Continue reading Playing with Your Children is More Than Just Play

Parenting, Personal Opinions

Mama Bear Problems

I was writing up a blog post for Sunday...all about not feeling “lazy mom” guilt for keeping my kids inside where the AC was blasting after a very busy weekend. I knew a storm was rolling in but had checked my weather app and hadn’t seen any warnings or watches. So I went about my… Continue reading Mama Bear Problems

Country Living, Parenting

Mommy Heaven

There is a Mom Heaven. It exists. I have found it. Okay, maybe not everyone’s “Mom Heaven” but certainly mine. And Heaven is the only way I can explain it. It happened last Friday. The Hubs was home and I had an errand to run in the city. Boy, if that doesn't make me sound… Continue reading Mommy Heaven