Monsanto: Monster or Maternal? As mother’s day approached this year I considered all that mom’s do for us throughout life. They protect us, teach us, help us when we need it, problem solve ways to patch up our hurts and listen to all our hopes and dreams. When they hear our hopes and dreams they… Read More Farm Adventures #Illinois Farm Families-Trip to Monsanto April 25, 2015
Have you seen a senior in your life recently? Maybe your own parent or someone at church or in the library. Somehow they think it is ok to give you their unfiltered opinion or criticism. When I am bombarded with statements like that I reflect on what might be the truth. I love this song… Read More Greater love for others
Teamwork is what gets your steak on your plate! Every time I visit a farm I am impressed by the integrity and work ethic of the entire team that makes up a farm operation. This visit to Larson farm where Mike and Lynn Martz’s greeted us did not disappoint… Read More Farm Adventures-#Illinois Farm Families visit to Larson Farms October 18, 2014
Grocery shopping you can’t do life without it! Our final tour for the field moms this year was to the Ultra Foods in Wheaton and the Northern Illinois Food Bank. We started in the store with a shopping 101 with Michelle, the store manager, giving us great information about Ultra Foods. I hope we have one… Read More Farm Adventures-#Illinois Farm Families visit to Ultra Foods and the Northern Illinois Food bank November 9, 2013
Integrity, hospitality, hard-work, intelligent, precision farming are all words or terms that shined through on this visit to Paul and Donna Jeschke’s farm. We learned so much about corn and soybean planting. I am certain they picked the date in the middle of May in order to make sure that all the fields were planted… Read More Farm Adventures-#Illinois Farm Families visit to Jeschke farm May 18, 2013
In January 2013 I began my farm adventures by applying to be a Field Mom (Called City Mom now) I have always been fascinated by farming and thought this was a perfect opportunity to learn more about where our food comes from and how it gets to our table. So I answered this ad by… Read More Farm Adventures-#Illinois Farm Families Application January 2013
Link to this blog post on Illinois Farm Families I love the smell of bacon or a wonderful glazed ham don’t you? I got the privilege of enjoying a trip to Old Elm Farm where some of your bacon may come from! I assure you that we did not smell any great smell like ham… Read More Farm Adventures-#Illinois Farm Families visit to Old Elm Farm February 23, 2013
We need to see ourselves as beautiful. How do we measure beautiful? I truly like what Dove is doing to turn these ideas upside down. Yes. I know it is marketing for them but what a great idea to help women feel beautiful. Because you are! Believe the Best about yourself. We are so quick to… Read More Do you think you are Beautiful?
I don’t plan on only writing my amazing original thoughts because I don’t have that many amazing original thoughts. Sometimes it will be links to some wonderful stories that really say Believe the Best in each other. This article is one of them. This is what being humble and vulnerable and open with others is… Read More This article is exactly what Believe the Best is all about!
“Believe the Best” is a concept that has been on my mind for a few years now. My hope is to gather information and articles for people who want to make a difference in their life, family and community. One of the inspirations for this group came from an article in Parade magazine from the Chicago Tribune.… Read More Believe the Best