b_schwartz09 You just never know what you'll find in Ben's laundry. 18h

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b_schwartz09 Z is for... Zebra hoodie girl up waaaay past her bedtime due to a late nap. 😕. #FMSphotoaday 3d

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b_schwartz09 Y is for... Yesterday's photo prompt. #FMSphotoaday 3d

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b_schwartz09 I'm joining in on @thetinytwig #fridayintroductions today since I have some new friends courtesy of #onedayhh. I'm Becca: wife to Ben, mama to Ava and Graham. We have a mini farm on our property and are baby-stepping our way through raising animals and learning farming skills. We hope to someday soon have a big piece if land where we can raise our own food and sell enough to provide our living full time. I grew up in the city, but Ben and I have found a love for farming and I can't imagine doing anything else.
Being a mama is the greatest and hardest thing I have ever done. Our practices of parenting align mostly with attachment parenting or gentle parenting. The area we live in is very conservative so our parenting choices are often seen as strange or extreme. I love all the friends I've made via social media channels who are like minded! It's good to have a tribe, even if it's an Instagram tribe.
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b_schwartz09 X is for... Xylophone. It's cute cuz you can't hear it. #FMSphotoaday 5d

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b_schwartz09 W is for... Waiting at the doctors office. Selfies kept A quiet while we waited for the doctor. #FMSphotoaday 7d

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b_schwartz09 Rinse and repeat... "Today is a new day with no mistakes in it." 1w
  •   kyrstenvanwieren You can do it Bec! This is what I should be doing. Is it weird that I love to-do lists? @b_schwartz09 1w
  •   b_schwartz09 @kyrstenvanwieren haha no I love them too. I have a hard time with the fragmented approach that mama hood forces on me. I naturally do better at completing projects that I can give 100% focus to. Too many interruptions and I shut down. 😕 lol. 7d
  •   annmariedetav Go get em Superwoman!!! 7d
  •   azombieee Good luck at Ava's appointment hope she feels better soon 7d
  •   emmasbestinshow I like how you actually had to write 'coffee.' I feel like that should be assumed. 7d
  •   b_schwartz09 @emmasbestinshow I also wrote shower/get dressed. Sad huh? It's mostly that it gives me a couple things to check off right off the bat. Good motivation. 7d
  •   b_schwartz09 @azombieee thanks, we got meds and have an ultrasound to check kidneys tomorrow. 7d

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b_schwartz09 This is almost always the last thing I do each day. #onedayhh #beautifulbfing 1w

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b_schwartz09 Catching up on The Walking Dead and OMG THIS SHOW!!! #onedayhh 1w
  •   azombieee Crazy season! I'm running back to my comics because I didn't remember all this... Uh boy lol. 7d
  •   b_schwartz09 @azombieee "you taste better than you look..." 😮😮😮 oh bob!!! 7d
  •   b_schwartz09 @azombieee also I'm glad the series has slowly built up the gore factor so viewers can get a bit used to it. Had this season been my jumping in point I so would not have stuck with it. 😬 7d
  •   azombieee Yeah there were a couple points where I had to turn away lol. I'm loving the new Rick too. 7d
  •   b_schwartz09 @azombieee um yes. Rick and Daryl: 7d
  •   azombieee Girrrrrl, you're telling me 6d

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b_schwartz09 Two closed doors. Two sleeping kids. Downstairs by 8:45 is a win believe it or not. #onedayhh 1w

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b_schwartz09 I'm putting kids to bed but this yummy supper is waiting for me downstairs. And yes sometimes supper is so late that you give the kid a bagel and Nutella and call it a date night. #onedayhh 1w

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b_schwartz09 Just caught the tail end of the sunset at milking time. #onedayhh 1w

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b_schwartz09 Today crashed and burned in a hurry, but we're grinning anyway. #onedayhh 1w

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b_schwartz09 Just cleaned off a sump pump's inner workings and am now helping bleed out a new brake line on the old Ford. #marriedlife is super glamorous folks. #onedayhh 1w

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b_schwartz09 She's not sitting here because she wants to potty train, she's sitting here because she thinks her diaper is making her bottom sore. No honey that's prolly another UTI. #dangit #onedayhh 1w
  •   jaydacabbell Awwww I hope she gets better 1w
  •   cheyboer Us too.. Any pointers would love to hear them! 1w
  •   b_schwartz09 @cheyboer wish I did... UTIs are the one thing I always go to a dr for. One of my sisters had a uti-kidney infection as a toddler and since it's genetic I watch Ava close. We're heading to the dr tomorrow for antibiotics and an ultrasound to check her kidneys. 1w

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b_schwartz09 Round two because no naps, probable toddler uti, no dinner made, and so much to do list not done. #onedayhh 1w

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b_schwartz09 "Nap time" is the most frustrating part of the day for me. I end up going round in circles with one kid waking up the other every time I get close to getting one to sleep. It's also the time of day when I'm really desperate to get more done on my to do list, so the hours wasted on naps are just infuriating. #epicfail #everyday #onedayhh 1w

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b_schwartz09 Somebody loves salmon patties. #OneDayHH 1w
  •   maggieemma1 So Gracie doesn't get the grab AND eat concept yet. Should I stop offering food? She'll grab at stuff and if I hold it up for her, she'll eat it, but that hand-to-mouth motion is not accurate yet. #blw 1w
  •   b_schwartz09 @maggieemma1 she'll get there! Ava was very slow with the food skills... Like refused to learn food skills until close to 9 months and even then would just chew and spit it out. I don't think she swallowed good until like 15 months. lol. I would just keep offering. My daily reminder to myself with Ava was "food before one is just for fun." Kept my stress down about it. 1w

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b_schwartz09 Late lunch with this kiddo. #OneDayHH 1w
  •   kyrstenvanwieren Oh my goodness! Where did you find that sweater!? @b_schwartz09 1w
  •   b_schwartz09 At the mom to mom sale! I've started shopping the boy stuff since G can wear them when he's bigger and because they just don't make dinosaur stuff for girls. Boy clothes have rockets and space ships and construction trucks and dinosaurs... All things that Ava prefers to princesses. 1w
  •   maggieemma1 You. Are. Brilliant. Let that girl be herself. 1w
  •   b_schwartz09 @maggieemma1 it's been awesome. I didn't really realize how lopsided kids clothes were until G came along and Ava was all sad pants about how he had so many dinosaur clothes and she didn't have any. #problemnowsolved 1w

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b_schwartz09 One last belated one from chore time. #OneDayHH 1w

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