Why YOUR Child Should Participate in Extra-Curricular Activities

The other day, one of the agricultural “Mom” groups I am in had an in-depth discussion regarding extracurricular activities for your children. Through the discussion, it was upsetting to see that most parents said they would not allow their children to partake in extracurricular…

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Homesteaders!

Dear ol Dad. He is the man that has it all. With Father’s Day fast approaching, there is a lot of pressure to find the perfect gift for Dad. If your Dad is a homesteader, this complicates the search for the perfect gift even more. Here’s…

Affordable Summer Reading Motivation For Your Child

With summer fast approaching, many parents are left searching for ideas to keep their children engaged in their education. As a parent, it is my belief that reading is one of the most important ways that children learn. Reading not only teaches facts, but…

The Top 10 Things Homeschool Families Wish You Knew

These days it seems like everything revolves around shaming. From husband shaming to Mommy shaming, it seems everyone is looking for a way to tear others down. I think that a lot of that comes from a lack of true understanding of each other…

Why We Should Never Participate In Husband Shaming

We have all seen it. The people on social media that always seem to be putting down, or complaining about their spouse. It may be a comment about a disagreement, to full on insults. Either way, it is a disturbing trend, and one that…

Learn To Find Value In Yourself As A Wife, Mother, and Friend

I am that wife I was the wife that never says no when someone, or some group, asks for help I was the wife that frantically cleans when you say you’re coming over I was the wife that despite my efforts, still notices a…

Guide to Camping at Palo Duro Canyon Texas

History Palo Duro is a fascinating place! Palo Duro Canyon is 120 miles long and up to 20 miles wide at some points. The canyon opened as a park originally in 1934. The park contains the northern part of the canyon and is 29,182 acres….

Teaching Your Children Life Lessons Through Livestock

When people talk about being self-sufficient, you usually do not think of teaching these skills to your children. My son has been involved with 4-H and livestock shows for the past three years. In that time he has expanded from rabbit to poultry to goats….