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farming family

  • So God Made a Farm Mom

    One day, God looked down at all the fields, barns, pastures, and farmers and knew He needed someone to take care of all the families on the land. He knew it had to be…

    October 24, 2022
  • How to Save $5 on a Dozen Eggs

    First, and this is key; you must declare, “I’ve always wanted chickens! Wouldn’t it be fun?” (Even if you just thought of it yesterday.) You imagine restoring the run-down coop in your farm yard…

    August 23, 2022
  • The Harvest Meals You Didn’t Ask For

    The knife slices through the potato, the sharp edge hitting the cutting board with each chop. Thwack. Thwack. It’s not quite noon, but I want the mashed potatoes made now, so all I have…

    August 12, 2022
  • On Being a Farm Mom During Harvest

    “She’s probably the last little one we’ll have at harvest,” my father-in-law said, looking at Nora in her car seat. She smiled at me, her cheeks covered in chocolate, leftover from dinner in the…

    August 8, 2022
  • In Good Hands

    I shivered, tucking my hands into the pockets of my brand new Carhartt coveralls. Just the year before, I wore dress pants and skirts and walked the halls as a high school counselor. My…

    June 9, 2022
  • Sometimes I’m an Idiot Sandwich

    For weeks, people on social media have been excited about spring. More light! Longer days! My cranky side thinks, Yay, more hours for my husband to be gone!   My stomach turns in knots in…

    April 8, 2022
  • The Keeper of All the Things

    My son, Rhett, is stuffing his feet into the wrong shoes when he asks me if I’m going to play football with him and his dad. I’m in the hallway on the way to…

    March 21, 2022
  • Love Evolves: A Short Story

    Nine years ago, love looked like counting down the minutes at work on Friday, then breaking the speed limit to get to the ranch. My stomach full of butterflies—all to spend the weekend with…

    February 14, 2022
  • Where I’ve Written: An Incomplete List

    At my desk, in the laundry room. At the kitchen table, surrounded by Legos. In the car, using talk-to-text because I know I’ll forget by the time I get to where I’m going. In…

    February 9, 2022
  • A Part of Who I Am

    “I was a high school counselor before I got married.” “I have a master’s degree.” Years ago, I sometimes found myself trying to drop these sentences into conversations. I wasn’t necessarily trying to brag.…

    September 17, 2021