As a working mother of two boys who is married to a farmer with an 80-plus-hour-a-week job, I am instantly drawn to the articles or Ted Talks that promises to deliver the secrete to work-life balance. I'm always searching for it, wondering if I've made it and then, sadly, realizing I may never find it. … Continue reading Work-Life Balance, Farm Style
My farmer hubs proposed to me almost one year to the day after our first date. Whether he would admit it or not, I knew we would get married about six months in. I spent the next six months waiting for him to pop the question. After we were engaged my farmer explained that he … Continue reading The Seasons of Farming
Today’s mommas always preach the value of a tribe – having friends, family, colleagues and neighbors who support and understand the struggle of motherhood and raising kids. We have play dates with our tribe, wine nights with our tribe and inside jokes and memes with tribe members. But for all the glory we heap upon … Continue reading The Case for Outsourcing Child Care
This week has been dedicated to the service and remembrance of President George H.W. Bush. And rightfully so, he was a great leader and great man. I was in grade school when President Bush (#41) was in the White House so my memory of him is faint. But when I think of President Bush I … Continue reading Remembering the Greatest Generation – And Raising the Next
It's been an embarrassing long time since I've updated my blog. It's not that we haven't been farming or working or living our best (and most hectic) farm life, it's just that whenever I sit down to write an update or talk about an issue something comes up and I close the computer promising to … Continue reading It’s Been A While . . . We’re Still Here
Today we celebrated the first birthday of our youngest son, Owen Douglas Sawyer. The past year has flown by - although there were days time seemed to grind to a halt. We had our good days and our bad. We survived a whole lot and spent many a late nights cuddling and rocking. Owen may … Continue reading A Year With Owen Douglas
Monday marked the end of a chapter of my life. I left my job in marketing and communications at King Enterprise Group in McPherson for a position as a field marketing manager for Rabo AgriFinance in Wichita. The new position allows me to marry my carer in marketing and public relations with my love of … Continue reading Having It All . . .