Faith, Farmgirl Daily, Mothering, Parenting

For The Love of Bunnies

About a week ago, I rounded the house to find our dog, Duckie, sitting with purpose on the sidewalk giving me a look that said, "You need to deal with this."  As I walked closer I spotted the littlest brown bit of furry cuteness sitting at her feet.  I picked it up and was surprised… Continue reading For The Love of Bunnies

Faith, Homemaking, Mothering, Parenting

The Most Powerful Woman In America

As I was standing in line at the grocery store the other day, Time magazine caught my eye.  An attractive woman was on the cover with the line "Don't hate her because she is successful" and under it was her name and claim that she had "a mission to reboot Feminism"  I guess being the… Continue reading The Most Powerful Woman In America

Faith, Mothering, Parenting

“The Talk”

It seems that it is time for "The Talk" once again at my house.  For many of you, you probably assume that from the title this talk will be about the birds and the bees.  Not so.  When you live on the farm topics like reproduction and various anatomical differences between male and females come… Continue reading “The Talk”

Mothering, Parenting, Random Thoughts

Our Food For Thought…

As we homeschool, great emphasis is place on character and knowing God.  One of the best ways to get to know God is to read the book He wrote.  Each week I choose a verse that the Sierra and Jonathan will use as their copy work and handwriting lessons.  This takes care of two things-… Continue reading Our Food For Thought…

Farmgirl Daily, Mothering, Random Thoughts

The Scents of Home

"Nothing recalls the past so potently as a smell, " Winston Churchill. How true this statement is, nothing can take you back like a smell.  Everyone in my family- I'm talking all those descended from my great-grandmother, about 20- think of her, Katie Mae Hoops or MawMaw to us all, whenever we smell a certain… Continue reading The Scents of Home

Family Fun, Farmgirl Daily, Mothering, Parenting

The First Eagle To Fly…

Today was a big day in the Ross household.  The first of our four children moved out.  Now, it was just down the highway a bit to Athens, Texas and Trinity Valley Community College, but it was a really big step.  It feels so odd as I sit here and type this knowing that she… Continue reading The First Eagle To Fly…

Family Fun, Mothering, Recipes

Sierra + Birthday= Chicken Jalepeno Soup

That is a lot of candles! She blew them all out in one try, make your wish My third daughter, Sierra Anne, turned 13 this past January.  My how time does fly.  Sierra is very petite, but don't let her size fool you.  She is a firecracker.  But, she is every bit as sweet as… Continue reading Sierra + Birthday= Chicken Jalepeno Soup

Mothering, Parenting

And Great Shall Be Their Peace

There are many scriptures to which I cling like one would cling to a scrap of wood while floating in the sea filled with hungry sharks smelling blood in the water.  These have been my guide posts, the light at the end of the tunnel of motherhood, and the happy promises of what this life… Continue reading And Great Shall Be Their Peace

Mothering, Parenting

What Did You Do?

When you have four kids you get asked a lot of questions. I am very proud of my children and  so often people now ask me what we did to get such great kids.  This question is especially asked of my older daughters who are now 19 & 17.  It seems that respectful youth with… Continue reading What Did You Do?