Mommy Mondays — Taking Care of You

We are always so busy taking care of everyone else and everything else we often forget to take care of ourselves. But what happens when we do get down? Let's just not go there because we know it all falls apart. There are some things you can do to help keep you on your feet: … Continue reading Mommy Mondays — Taking Care of You

Check Your Local Code Before You Get Urban Chickens

Looking to keep poultry in town? Here is an example of our local code that says yes, we can keep chickens within certain limits, such as keep your chicken house clean. It even says that pygmy goats would be permitted as pets. So are you allowed to milk pets to keep them healthy? Hhmmm...something my … Continue reading Check Your Local Code Before You Get Urban Chickens

Is There Really an Omnivore Dilemma?

I can understand not wanting to eat something because you watched it come into this world (humans do not eat their children is evidence to support this theory). I can understand that if you give it a name that it is hard to see it on the table next to the mashed potatoes. I really … Continue reading Is There Really an Omnivore Dilemma?

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?