“Write something today even if it sucks.”
I read these words at least 3 times a week. They’re printed on an 8×10 piece of paper that hangs on the door of the shared workspace for composition faculty (i.e., graduate assistants and lecturers like myself) at the local university where I teach regularly. And no matter […]
As I am working through Jeff Goins‘ Intentional Blog course, I’m learning to focus my blog on the things I’m really passionate about. I intend to write more about the two topics that consume my mind both day and night: writing and motherhood/family. Learn more about me and my plan for […]
Contrary to how it may seem, we really try hard not to “spoil” our children. We don’t want them to grow up being disrespectful or feeling entitled to anything. Sure, they have TVs and X-boxes (Christmas gifts and/or purchased by someone else) and phones (our hand-me-downs), but they have chores and responsibilities as well. They […]
For the last couple of months or so, hubs has been commuting to Hot Springs (about an hour and half drive from us one way) to work at in an interim position at a hospital there. He’s been staying there some nights and driving back others, mainly to not miss kid-related events. Yesterday, he accepted […]
This Mother’s Day post is dedicated to the teenager in the house, who remains the sweetest child of mine.
Now, don’t get me wrong. The boys have their sweet moments. The way hubs tells it, Wonder Boy (the almost 7yo) took extra special care in picking just the right Mother’s Day card for me yesterday, […]
On Wednesday evening, February 12, 2014, our last goat left our property. That was only about a week and a half after I posted our herd of goats and cows for sale, though I’d been thinking about it for awhile. We still have a few chickens, but all our livestock are gone. So for the […]
As of February 2014, we are selling our livestock herd. All dairy goats and cows are for sale. If interested, email: info AT applebottomsfarm DOT com
Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
We currently have 5 does and 2 bucks for sale. All but one are show quality dairy goats. Names and prices are listed below. Click […]
There’s a reason I don’t work a traditional 8-5 type job anymore. Well, actually, there are several; here are a couple, in no particular order:
I like naps. (Okay, if I’m being really honest, this probably would be number one).
We have three kids, and Bryan’s job is really demanding. So my schedule being flexible […]
That was the semi-random question asked on the way home from guitar/voice lessons the other night. Only semi-random because, being the nerdy family we are, we’re regularly debating things such as “what superpower would you want,” “who would win in a fight” (hint: always Superman), and other *super* issues.
The 11yo (Boy Genius) […]
Today, my first thought of the morning — well other than the standard “man, I’m tired” — was of Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally. There is a scene where she’s sobbing to Billy Crystal’s character, “And I’m gonna be 40!” He asks her when and she replies, “Someday,” to which he responds, “in […]
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