Farm Adventures #Illinois Farm Families-Trip to Monsanto April 25, 2015

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

Farm Adventures-#Illinois Farm Families visit to Larson Farms October 18, 2014

            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

Farm Adventures-#Illinois Farm Families visit to Ultra Foods and the Northern Illinois Food bank November 9, 2013

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

Farm Adventures-#Illinois Farm Families visit to Jeschke farm May 18, 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

Farm Adventures-#Illinois Farm Families visit to Old Elm Farm February 23, 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

This article is exactly what Believe the Best is all about!

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

“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