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About thewritingrancher

I'm passionate, driven, and dedicated to my family. Connecting with people through my writing brings me joy and purpose while leaving a legacy for my children. Cheers to "Writing for the Brand"!

We Love Teachers

Day 2: I’ve realized the past few days merely represent “a weekend at home”. Tomorrow begins reality. I don’t mind the slower pace. I don’t miss the social pressures of doing everything or going everywhere. It doesn’t bother me to … Continue reading

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Laughter is Contagious

Day 1 Highlights of Self-Quarantine (kidding–with the children’s social activities halted, we just actually go nowhere): A) My husband survived another day of communicating telepathically during chores. B) I spent seven hours after chores painting a bedroom with an eight-year-old. … Continue reading

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Be kind. Be patient. Be present.

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh We aren’t the infirmed left worrying about a virus for which they couldn’t prepare. We aren’t yet the hotel … Continue reading

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Reality and Romance

“I do not believe there was ever a life more attractive than a life on a cattle farm.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt I’m guessing Teddy was referencing the romantic notions of cows grazing an open plain while calves buck about playfully, … Continue reading

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Put your head in the clouds

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds We’re ranchers, so this quote doesn’t fit all the time … No one … Continue reading

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Light the Candle

Thank you, Audra Scheel, for inviting me to visit with Teen Leadership Academy members yesterday! 🍀 Part of me wants to share all the things I’m not, but in the interest of taking my own advice, I’m sharing my gratitude … Continue reading

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Ripples of Kindness

“There is no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” ~ Scott Adams Our sons are some of Mason’s teammates. We experienced this story in real life, and I’m telling … Continue reading

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Ranch Dates

“Married people should not be quick to hear what is said by either when in ill humor.” ~ SAMUEL RICHARDSON , ENGLISH NOVELIST 😜 Tonight’s photos are brought to you courtesy another date night with Mr. Romantic himself! By the … Continue reading

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Beauty Lives Where We Look

“We are so busy watching out for what is ahead of us that we don’t take time for where we are.” ~ Calvin and Hobbes  After a full day with chores, wrestling, and even some football, the rancher and I … Continue reading

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Writing for the Brand: A note to you, Rancher.

Dear Rancher, Yes, you—the one who cares for livestock and land. The one who gets up and gets to work every day. The one who ponders the possibility of a beach vacation or night out with friends but refuses to … Continue reading

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