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Balancing farm and motherhood

Women ask other women all the time… How do you balance everything? How do you balance being a wife, mother, and farmer? Before I blush and say modestly that I don’t do anything special I’m going to be very honest with myself and you. Balance looks different to each of us and I know my version of a balanced work and family life looks A LOT different now than it did 3 years ago. Three years ago I had a 6 year old, 4 year old, and 1 year old. I was elbow deep in dirty diapers and always getting…

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She wants your permission

The woman carrying bags of feed, she wants you to give her permission to take some time off. The woman holding a teething child and wearing yesterday’s shirt, she wants you to give her the o.k. to sit somewhere quiet. The woman sitting with her parent, the roles reversed, she wants you to step in without making her feel incapable. She isn’t weak. She isn’t lazy. She’s determined. She wants to be there for her animals, and for her family, and for her friends. She wants to fix the problems, to make the day run smoother. She’s a caretaker. She…

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How to get more minutes in your day

It’s go-go-GO from sunrise to sunset and every evening I wonder what in the heck I did all day, judging by the state of my appearance any stranger would say my shower must be broken, my children don’t own shoes, and I must have lost my sanity and my hair brush months ago. But it’s not like that, right?! You get it, I know I’m not alone. Regardless, I’ve been trying to figure out ways to get MORE minutes in my day… more minutes equal more [fill in the blank] time! Here are four easy ways to get more time…

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