Just since May I have learned things I never knew. I didn't know about Chickens, or goats, or dogs or rabbit's. And while I am no expert now, I know much more than I did. My sweet friend took these pictures of us this summer shortly after we moved in and started this whole journey.
I believe whole heartally in hard work. It's good for the Spirit, mind, body, and soul. I also, believe in rest. It's a combo of the two that make a beautiful existence. Teaching my kids hard work is more hard work for me, haha, but the reward is great. If they are going to have pride let it be in a job well done, and worked hard for.
Our children, just like us, have strengths and weaknesses. One thing that Luke and I try to do is direct them both, the good and the not so good, in a positive foot forward. For example, if your child is super stubborn give them a task that is difficult for them to do, push them in it when they want to give up, and when they accomplish it watch them beam with excitement. Now they are taking all that stubbornness and instead of it being a curse to them it has now become a blessing to their life. They will start to direct all that energy into things that interest them and ect. to accomplish their dreams and aspirations.
Not that I have it all figured out by any means, these are just some of the motherhood tips that I have. Motherhood is an ever learning, ever growing job, that we all hope to figure out at some point.
This is not a portrait of us every day. Yes, every day we do barn chores but life has ebs and flows and every day is slightly different than the day before. On school days my amazing Haddie and Judah go down and do their barn chores alone before school.
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