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The 2020 Meat Shortage: Full Barns and Empty Coolers

Empty meat cases have become the glaring regularity in grocery stores across the US.  In the land of plenty, how does a meat shortage happen?...

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The 2020 Meat Shortage: Full Barns and Empty Coolers

The 2020 Meat Shortage: Full Barns and Empty Coolers

Empty meat cases have become the glaring regularity in grocery stores across the US.  In the land of plenty, how does a meat shortage happen?  And, how to buy local and keep your freezer full. A quick heads up in regards to terminology.  I will be using...

The Humanity of our Heroes; What It Says About Us

The Humanity of our Heroes; What It Says About Us

A power couple in the self-help world recently announced their divorce.  For some reason, it shocked me.  I read the announcement posted on her social media account several times to make sure it wasn’t a hack.  I don’t even know these people.  Why...

The Five Stages of Grief: Quarantine Edition

The Five Stages of Grief: Quarantine Edition

It’s likely you’ve heard about “The 5 Stages of Grief”.  The psychological theory has typically utilized with the loss of a loved one.  It was originally developed based on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's studies with patients and their reactions to receiving a...

Staff Appreciation Week: Let’s celebrate all the school staff!

Staff Appreciation Week: Let’s celebrate all the school staff!

Happy Staff Appreciation Week!   If quarantine has taught us anything, it’s that we don’t know how much we miss it until it’s gone.  That’s right, I’m talking about school.  I love my kids.  I also love the people who have an infinite amount of...

11 Uplifting Bible Verses for Difficult Times

11 Uplifting Bible Verses for Difficult Times

The day of this posting coincides with the news that our mandated COVID-19 quarantine will extend for at least another six weeks. While our activities are restricted, our hope is not. We have been given such an incredible gift of fortitude for times such as these....

Physical Stress Management: Staying Cool during Quarantine

Physical Stress Management: Staying Cool during Quarantine

How are you doing?  If you’re like my family, we are going into a full month of #stayathome.  For the most part, it’s been a positive experience. It’s not been perfect.  There’ve been meltdowns, messes, and the occasional “mommster moments”. I think the...

Meet Christy

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Aka the “Mommster”, a nickname given to me by my oldest, I’ve been blessed with five children, a challenging career, and a wonderful rural community community to raise my family.  With degrees in psychology, social work, and education, this all should be easy!

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I enjoy laughing and hope you do too.