The Hardest Job

For those that have been following me, you know that I'm a mother of three wonderful and rambunctious kiddos. They are young, full of energy, and quite the handful. Being a parent is hard. Really hard. But that isn't the hardest job. You see, while my kids are trying to my patience, my lifestyle, and... Continue Reading →

A Christmas Card

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each and very one of you!! It has been another busy, bustling year on the Harvesting Roots Farmstead. We have been richly blessed with health and happiness. Having each of you with us, continues to be a blessing and exciting adventure, thank you for sharing with us! Now, a... Continue Reading →

Be Bold

Today was an...interesting day. I use that term loosely. I went to bed last night filled with anxiety. (Let's be honest, that whole time change has NOT gone over well and I wasn't going to make it until the eleventh hour!) As I awoke, I laid in bed with my eyes shut, willing my phone... Continue Reading →

#IowaStrong

I am blessed. I am blessed to raise my kids in a place where fresh air, clean water and green grass are bountiful. I am blessed to put my children to sleep in warm beds with full bellies, and lots of kisses from their mom and dad. I'm blessed to live in a town that... Continue Reading →

She Yelled At My Child

Recently I had a friend visit us at our home. Josiah was being his typical, three year old, misbehaving self. I had disciplined him several times already during their visit. I was getting tired. So the next time Josiah misbehaved and didn't listen, my friend yelled him. Not a big, forceful yell, but definitely enough... Continue Reading →

My Village People

A couple days ago I wrote about my struggles with postpartum depression and the triumphs I have over coming it. Today, I have to share my true key, my secret remedy, my magic potion for dealing with postpartum and quite frankly all depression. My village people, y'all! I have an amazing group of people who... Continue Reading →

Third Time is NOT the Charm!

**Disclaimer- I'm not sharing this post for your pity, sympathy or to make you sad. I share because sometimes we need to know we are not an island. We all have struggles. Knowing we aren't alone is important. Let's support each other is all walks of life. Thanks y'all!** Third times the charm, that's what... Continue Reading →

A Stammeyer Christmas Letter

Merry Christmas!! Season's greetings to each of you and Happy Birthday Jesus! Last year I posted our annual letter here on my blog, and I'm doing it again! Please enjoy our Top Ten Highlights of 2015: 10. Ross grew a (terrible) beard for hunting season. He shot one heck of a... Squirrel. He's a great... Continue Reading →

Perspecitve

This morning, my son was up before 5am. He was digging through the kitchen looking for Halloween candy until his daddy made him stop. He then did something naughty that landed him in the timeout chair which is located right outside my bedroom. So while I was trying to catch a few more minutes of... Continue Reading →

4 Gifts of Christmas

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The snow is falling (or more like ice recently), decorations are up and there is a great sense of anticipation in the air! Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Friends and family gathering to share in yummy treats and fun traditions. And the babies, oh how... Continue Reading →

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