It’s my favorite time of the year! Farm Shares! Fresh local produce!
Food just feels more special when we pick it up at the farm. We have come to know the farmers at Brookfield Farm who have grown our food from greenhouse seeds to soil, through rainy days and hot patches. And each delicious bite reminds me of their work and what a gift this food is.
What are your favorite summer recipes? I let our share dictate the dinner plan last week…
Moms, fellow-handmakers, family members tend to have the same question for me… How do I get it all done? The mom-ing of two girls (4 and 2 years-old) and the making and running my business. The answer is a two-parter.
Part One: I don’t.I don’t even try. You know how you vacuum every week? Mop a few times a week? Make those adorable plates for lunch with food art? I don’t do that. I do enough to keep the house clean and free of bugs. Beyond that, I’m okay with the odd dust bunny or smudge on the wall. I’m the queen of doing what my husband would consider two loads of laundry in one. Dump it all in. Press the buttons. Sew. Make snacks. Fold. Haha! One and done! Easy peasy!
Part Two: With a two-year old in my lap. I do it all with her in my lap. I eat breakfast with her in my lap. I work with her in my lap. (BTW, She says “hiiieeee”. She’s sitting on my lap right now as I write this.) I eat lunch with her in my lap. She takes a nap–you guessed it — in my lap! I fold those huge loads of laundry while she’s in my lap (or in the basket). 🙂 I eat dinner with her in my lap.
Haha! While that is no exaggeration, she does leave my lap sometimes. When that happens, I grab a quick run on the treadmill, cut and iron fabric, or run around with her! It’s a good life guys. I’m super grateful that I get to stay home with my girls and play with them, listen to their stories and songs, console them, and design and sew my heart out.
It is never lost on me that I get to enjoy my two passions every day– mom-ing and making!
How do YOU get it all done? What does “getting it all done” mean to you? Tell me below in the comments or come over to the pen&thimble Facebook page to discuss!
My daughter’s preschool had a fun forest animals party last month. They made a cake in the shape of a turtle! They each selected an animal to research and report about at school. My honeybee chose the bear. We had so much fun learning about bears!
Did you know that pandas aren’t bears?
Did you know that bears don’t really hibernate? They sleep for a better part of winter, but on warm days they leave their dens to find food.
Your. Mind. Is. Blown.
The morning of the party I had the last-minute idea to make her a bear headband. I didn’t have brown felt, but forged ahead. I said last-minute but I made the decision as they were putting on all the winter gear, so I really had 5 minutes.
So she looked like a yellow mouse, but that’s life and her favorite color!