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Back to school is here. The hustle and bustle of cramming in last minute family vacations, shopping for school supplies, getting back into regular bedtime routines and saying our sweet goodbyes to...

 

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Wheat harvest is rapidly approaching and I often get sentimental this time of year. There’s something magical about it. The sights, the sounds, the smells, the rush of adrenaline when equipment...

 

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Two is somehow my most and least favorite. It’s a stage that comes with so much fun and new found independence, but also with a formidable dose of tantrums and tears. There’s not a button that...

 

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At some point in my motherhood journey, I had convinced myself that to be the best mom I could be I had to give up everything that made me who I was before I had kids. I told myself that being a good...

 

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‘Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house A bomb had exploded that water could not douse The stockings that were hung on the entertainment stand with care Were ripped down and...

 

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2020 sucks. We’ve all said it and we’ve all felt it really deep in our bones. COVID has taken a lot of things away from us and it’s easy to get so focused on what we’re missing that we may hav...

 

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We were preparing for school pictures last week and my middle child was adamant on having “rock and roll hair” for his. I tried and tried to talk him out of it, but he kept insisting that he has...

 

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As a mother of young children (three boys, for that matter), I am no stranger to the smelliness that accompanies their little bodies. Dirty diapers, vomit, stinky shoes, farts, sweaty clothes,...

 

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My kids haven’t asked about school. It’s not even a blip on their radar at this point, when usually we’re gearing up for it with some back-to-school shopping, talking about their new teachers...

 

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The day you become a parent, you are given this enormous responsibility and privilege to raise a child. A responsibility and privilege so great that everything else falls by the wayside. Everything we...

 

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We are a farm family, so playing with tractors, combines, semis, barns and cows is commonplace. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stubbed my toe on a toy tractor or vacuumed up a barnyard...

 

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We had just gotten home last Saturday night around 8 p.m. and by 8:30 p.m., our two massive trees had blown over, barely missing our house. It was a whirlwind, to say the least (see what I did...

 

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I try to keep three or four frozen pizzas on hand. I buy them at the beginning of the month and limit myself to cooking up one a week; only on those days when things are crazy or if I just don’t...

 
 By Audree Edwards    Opinion    June 3, 2020

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Since the weather has gotten nicer, we’ve been spending a ton of time outside. My boys could be out there from sunrise to sunset just digging in the dirt, playing on their playground or roaming the...

 
 By Audree Edwards    Opinion    May 13, 2020

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I hope all of you mamas had a blessed day with your families or I hope they left you alone if that was your Mother’s Day wish. No judgement, I get it. Each passing Mother’s Day makes me feel more...

 

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Being in quarantine with boys is like living in Lord of the Flies*. My oldest is Ralph. He makes the rules, tries to maintain some type of order and has power and influence over the others. My middle...

 

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What a crazy time we’re in right now, huh? I’ve gone back and forth on this quarantine and social distancing thing a lot. When things first started being cancelled, closed and shut down, I...

 

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We parents have big hopes and dreams for our children. As soon as they start figuring out that life exists beyond the four walls of their home, they start dreaming of what their future selves will...

 

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