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Showing posts from January, 2018

Why Every Kid Should Have A Pet

As a parent when our kids ask us if they can have a pet we tend to automatically say No! I know I have been guilty of that also. In our minds we think about the time and mess and the cost of feed to keep a pet and how that will affect our day to day lives. But in the long run a pet or pets can teach kids so many things and that is what I want to talk about today.

First of all when a child gets a pet they realize their self worth. They feel important because they now have become a parent of sorts to an adorable animal. When you give a child an animal there are many life lessons they can learn.

# 1. They learn about the the birds and the bees through animal husbandry and watching the birth of babies being born.
# 2. They learn how to care for animals. How to feed, water and clean there habitat.
# 3. They learn how to treat an animal with kindness and not be rough and to respect them.
# 4. They learn how to put something else before themselves teaching them selflessness.
# 5. They learn …

Happy New Year!


Well another year has come and gone. It doesn't seem possible that we have lived in our new little house for over a year and a half. We have accomplished so much in the past year..... We got more chickens, and a cow. We fenced our whole property, put up a wall in the kids room ( which still needs to be completed) that's an ongoing project. We planted a yard made a spot for a pool ,planted some trees and a garden. I am sure there are more things that I am forgetting but you get the picture. We had lots of ups and downs but in the midst of it all we praise the Lord for he is good to us. So what does the new year hold for our family. Well lets see, my son started a job at McDonalds in our small town so he is excited about that, last year he bought a truck that he is going to fix up with his dad so having a job will help finance all that. My girls are learning the ways of a homemaker and I intend to do more sewing with them. I am going to try and eat healthier lose …