Frugal Mother’s Day Gifts (that Mom will really love)

frugal mother's day gifts

Think Mother’s Day gifts need to be expensive and/or elaborate to make a hit with Mom ? The truth is most moms all wish for the same types of gifts on their special day. And surprisingly, what Mom wants for Mother’s Day is not elaborate or expensive. In fact, most of the ideas on this gift list are completely FREE! Frugal Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Really Love! A Clean House Moms everywhere love to sit in Continue Reading

Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

Today is Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day.  My husband is in the field … where he’s been all week … cutting the rye for hay.  A process that was supposed to take 2 days.  And is now in it’s 6th day because of breakdowns on virtually every possible piece of equipment that can break down, including my husband.  It’s been a stressful and harried week. As I am writing this blog post, I’m being interrupted more times Continue Reading

Date Night and Dirty Leftovers

Well, I didn’t post an update to The Farm Mama yesterday like usual, but I swear I have a very good reason. *Insert anticipation-building musical intro*  … It was … Date Night! I know, I know – it was SUPER exciting for me, too! It was the first actual date night Sexy Hubby and I have had in about 14 years.  That’s coincidentally right about the time our first child was born. Anyway, my true Continue Reading

Single Mom Week 2015

This week was my annual ‘single mom’ week.  Every year, my husband has to attend a continuing education school for his crop insurance adjuster’s license.  He usually doesn’t have to go very far – just into the City – for a few days, but he’s working for a different company now and their school was several hours away in another state.  He left Monday after lunch and returned Thursday late afternoon.  Per usual, things started Continue Reading

Fresh Bread, Essential Oils and the Zombie Apocalypse

Foggy Morning on the Farm

My 14 year old son is somewhat obsessed with zombies.  This is not the first subject about which he’s been passionate, of course.  He’s a fairly intense kid and when he gets ‘into’ something, he really gets into it. From the ages of 2 to 5, he thought he was Batman.  He wore his Batman costume around the clock and saved the household from criminals on a daily basis.  He had Batman sheets, pajamas, shirts, books, eating utensils, games.  Continue Reading

Looking Forward

The flu struck our house again a couple of weeks ago and we are still trying to recover. I’m not positive where we picked up the nasty bug since we, literally, never leave the farm. But it doesn’t really matter – it’s put us very far behind on our farm tasks and spring projects. So far behind, in fact, that any hope of a family vacation (our first ever since the six year old was Continue Reading

One of Those Days

As predicted, the time change has been wreaking havoc with my sleep cycle all week long. In fact, the only member of my household who seems to be getting enough rest is our dachshund – and it takes all day napping in a sunbeam for her to achieve that level of refreshment. Even though I knew it was going to be this way, I’m still not happy about it and I’m feeling thoroughly exhausted … Continue Reading

Reflections on Love

Today is Valentine’s Day. My 6-year old woke me at 3:30 this morning complaining of a tummy ache. Unfortunately, she complained about it loudly enough that she also woke the sleeping 15 month old who, even more unfortunately, still resides in our master bedroom. I stumbled out of bed and got her some crackers – she’s got a bit of a cold and I figured the drainage from her sinuses had hit her tummy and Continue Reading