Busy Mom Menu Planning Tips

Pre-planning your menu will do several things for you. It will force you to double check your calendar. It will force you to go through your pantry, fridge and freezer (helps keep things fresh). It will also force you to make a grocery list (which will help you stay in budget). Quick note about budgets, … Continue reading Busy Mom Menu Planning Tips

Gearing Up For Back to School

It is that time of year here, for all of us! Some of the things we have been working on, besides the endless list of school supplies, are school lunch planning, organizing and scheduling. We have also been looking at various extracurricular activities. The kids have such varied interests that we have been looking at … Continue reading Gearing Up For Back to School

Dreaming of the Future

Apparently our future has been something weighing on my subconscious mind. I have had a couple of dreams lately depicting the whole layout of the farm. Granted the perfect place I have had daydreams of for years years. Now it is showing up in my regular dreams, so I guess it is time to really layout … Continue reading Dreaming of the Future

How is Your Fall Shaping Up?

Did you make any New Year's Resolutions that haven't made it past the first week? Have you been "meaning" to do something all summer and not gotten to it yet? Are your kids going back to school or are you getting organized for another year of homeschooling? What is on tap for fall?Don't look at … Continue reading How is Your Fall Shaping Up?

You Locked the Door!

Yep, totally ticked my kids off. I locked the screen doors and sent them outside to play on Sunday afternoon. They had been sitting around, bored and it was a beautiful sunny day outside. I heard excuses from I can't do that without my MP3 player to I don't want to use my imagination anymore. … Continue reading You Locked the Door!

Weather Not Good Enough to Play Outside?

"I'm bored" is the call of many a child stuck inside on bad weather days. I think most of us want our kids to stay active and play outside more. I know we struggle with "screen" time here especially when the weather sucks. For the heck of it I checked out The Wild Weather Book … Continue reading Weather Not Good Enough to Play Outside?

School is Almost Here!

I have always loved school. I have always gotten excited about going but there is something about starting this year that has me even more excited. I think it is the freedom I feel to really create a career that I can enjoy and will fall in line with my personal beliefs and dreams. So … Continue reading School is Almost Here!

You Just Won the Lottery!

If you won the lottery today what single life changing dream would you follow? Would buy/build a sustainable homestead? I know I would. Would make sure you were instantly debt free? Would you go to Las Vegas to increase your fortune, or at least try to? Would you give part or all to charity? Mine … Continue reading You Just Won the Lottery!

Farm Business Plan: Do I Really Need One?

Well that depends really on you. Some people can work well with just a list of their goals, others need more details. We would all love to have our farms support us, how you get to that end is really up to you and that is where a business plan comes into play. To see … Continue reading Farm Business Plan: Do I Really Need One?