Monthly Archives: May 2012

Chicken Little Shop of Horrors: Rural Life is a Freak Show

Chicken Little Shop of Horrors: Rural Life is a Freak Show

I’ll never understood why city folk think that living out in the boonies is boring. After all, where else can you chase after a chicken barefoot through the front yard (with a diaper-only baby on your hip) just to capture a picture of a mouse hanging from the yard-bird’s beak? Yep, that’s right. A mouse.Read More

Love Bigger than a Lie: God’s True Nature Revealed

Love Bigger than a Lie: God’s True Nature Revealed

To be honest, I don’t want to tell this story. I’d rather forget it ever happened, keep it hidden with the other skeletons in my closet of shame. But, there are some stories that just have to be told. I hope the beauty and deeper meaning in this message surpasses my ugly deed. I hope.Read More

Beautiful Morning on the North 80: No Words

Beautiful Morning on the North 80: No Words

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The Blessings of Not Being Beautiful

By society’s standards, I am not a stunning, beautiful woman. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think I’m hideous. I can relate to this line from one of Gretchen Wilson’s honky-tonk tunes: “I may not be a ten, but the boys say I clean up good.” Give me a shower, some makeup and a flatteringRead More

Shut Yo Mouth! 3 Things Not to Ask At-Home Parents

These are actual things that people have asked me since I decided to stay home with my girls a little less than two months ago. I’m getting a little tired of pushing my right eye back into my head (it pops out a little when I get angry), so I decided to provide some “education”Read More

I Love You More Than I Hate Cutting Cardboard

There are few things that give me the “oogies” more than cutting cardboard. And by “oogies,” I mean that nails-on-chalkboard shiver that shoots up your spine and causes your head and shoulders to shudder with disgust. (The sound of someone hocking a loogie and/or vomiting are equally offensive to me. In fact, I nearly couldn’tRead More