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…

Stepping Up for the Future of Agriculture- Are You Willing?

When it came to our first year in New Mexico, we had a lot of expenses. With a cross country move, buying a new farm, renovating the new farm, and then the normal expenses of four kids, we didn’t have a lot of extra…

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…

Why I Stopped Homeschooling My Son

The two biggest decision that a homeschooling parent will make is when to start homeschooling, and ultimately, when to stop. For some families, the decision to stop only comes after graduation. However, that’s not always the case in every family. If I stop homeschooling…

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…

Learn How to Recruit and Keep Active 4-H Members In Your County- Part 1

  A disturbing trend is being felt in 4-H groups across the nation. Enrollment of new members is on the decline. Directors and club leaders are concerned over how to keep their current members, as well as reach out to new families. As a…

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…

Learn How To Motivate Your Children With Farm Chores

One question that I get often is, “How old does my child need to be to start chores?” I may be a minority, but I believe that we often underestimate our children. Not allowing your child to do chores, and thus learn responsibility, is…

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….

Why Your 4-H Club Needs Cloverbuds

Take Time For the Cloverbuds The age that children begin their 4-H journey is a pivotal time in their life. All too often we tend to overlook our 4-H members that are in the Cloverbud age group. Sometimes this is simply due to not…