Monthly Archives: August 2010

Cow Pies on the Driveway

There are many interesting farm facts I’ve learned over the years, and this one by far is one of the most interesting to this City Chic. We’ve been on this farm for a little over 9 years now and I … Continue reading

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Personality Parenting ~ Mealtime

I wish I would have understood personality parenting more as a child, but I know it’s impossible for a child to understand.  If there was a way to explain to your kid(s) that punishments, rewards, and the way we interact … Continue reading

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I Want that Cow!

Just like any child that looks up to their parent(s) that work in an office, work for the airlines, work for the railroads, are a police officer, a firefighter, or whatever the profession is the children pretend play that profession.  … Continue reading

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Pride in the Little Accomplishments

Running a household is one of the most challenging tasks in life in my opinion.  I doubt if any household that is raising kids runs like clockwork, but I believe we all try to do the best we can, at … Continue reading

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A New Chore Line-up

As the boys get older the chore responsibilities need to be updated and switched up from last year’s chore list.  I took an afternoon the other day to create a chore chart that not only had daily chores, but also … Continue reading

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A "Fair" Experience

Every summer we try and hit a county or state fair for some family time, learning time and not to mention fun.  This year we decided to go to the Indiana State Fair.  In the past we’ve had a good … Continue reading

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No Rooster Needed

Believe it or not I’ve already shared with you that we might start a chicken operation, which would add to the black angus cattle that we raise for beef, and sometimes when prices are good we buy pigs to raise … Continue reading

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Oh man. . . It's Over! :(

I was just as excited as my boys that the last school year came to an end.  Summertime with them is so much fun and not to mention a well deserved and needed break in routine.  Since I’ve had a … Continue reading

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It's All About Routine

I’m learning time and time again if I don’t make something part of my routine it isn’t going to happen or get done.  Whether it be exercising, taking my vitamins, reminding and enforcing the boys to do their chores, or … Continue reading

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A Family Field Trip

Normally kids get exposed to other professions such as firefighters, police officers, and many more though school field trips or presentations, but for us we got a private guided tour of an amazing firehouse in the Cincinnati area.  Recently a … Continue reading

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