I am a firm believer that relationships with animals benefit all people greatly. A few minutes with an animal can turn a bad day around. When my kids are grumpy, fighting with a sibling, overwhelmed with school work, frustrated with me, tired, lonely, you name it… I send them outside for a few minutes with our animals and their mood usually turns right around! I find the same for myself.
This is the perfect time of year to move to the country. The kids and I are enjoying school work on the back porch and long afternoons in the front yard swinging and playing. I’ve never been one to worry about bathing my kids on a regular schedule, but here there is no getting around it. In Charlotte the kids bathtub looked clean for two weeks after cleaning day, here it