Living on a ranch in rural Oklahoma I live far outside the hustle and bustle of big city life. That being said, that doesn’t mean that all I do is sit on my front porch sipping iced tea. For one thing, I can’t stand tea and another reason is that we are just too busy. We have a very large family, including two teenage girls and five and three year old boys and just last year we added twins, another boy and girl. So, as I said, we are very busy.
Samuel and Braxton, they love playing in the woods around our house.
Alex and Amelia, they may be only a year but they love outside just like the rest of the family.
This year we decided to start a ranch so we have been busy building fences and buying cows. The idea of having cows comes naturally to me because I grew up around cows but the thought of actually having to manage our new ranch was very daunting. Its very different going out with your grandfather and watching him do his thing than having to be responsible for the lives of these animals yourself.
These ladies are the beginning of our Green Briar Ranch. They may look like a motley bunch but they’re ours. Our kids love them and our five year old has named them all, much to his father’s dismay lol.
Now that you know a little about us, let me explain what kinds of things you will find here at our site. This year, with Covid-19 looming over everyone’s head, I decided to homeschool Sam for his Pre-K year and let me tell you that my hat’s off to all those mother’s that homeschool. Being a full time working mother it’s difficult to set aside that time Sam needs to work on his school work every day. I have an amazing boss though, and she lets me bring Sam to my office every afternoon to do his daily classes.
Sam would much rather be working out side raking leaves or picking up leaves so it’s very hard to get him to focus on the computer screen for any length of time. That made me start to think outside the box to get him to learn. So I will be posting different ideas to help your little one in their learning journey. I will have printable items as well as DIY projects with your kids. All the coloring pages will be drawn by my 18 year old daughter who loves art.
I also plan on posting recipes and other things to help people stay organized during holidays or any day in general. You will quickly learn I love checklists. When we go on vacation I not only make one checklist but several. There’s a checklist for each kids to make sure they have everything they need, plus one for my husband and myself but also for snacks, diapers, wipes, sippy cups and any other item we might need for our trip.
Writing is a way of destressing for me and I hope I can help someone along the way. I hope you enjoy my posts and welcome any feedback you may have but please remember to be cordial and use G rated language. See you Soon!