The Mother Ranch Blog

How to Cope During a Pandemic

Jul 18, 2020

I listened to Leonie Dawson, one of my favorite podcasters: Mental Health in the Time of the Coronavirus and found, as usual, a piece of myself in what she has to say: I'm excited about the...

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The Gifts of 2020—Stand Up, Speak Up, & Overcome

Jul 16, 2020

Edit at the bottom of post: There's already an edit?!

For many years I've thought, "Well, I'll ignore it, I just won't respond," when confronted with racism, sexism, and homophobia. I recognize...

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Water Fight!

Jul 15, 2020
 

Oh my God, I'm such an instigator haaaaa!!! "Get him!" Our son had already nailed him with the hose once, heehee, might as well get him again right? Instead he ended up getting me and then talking...

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Creativity, Intuition, and Leonie's Riding the Wild Donkey

Jul 10, 2020

In my early days of coaching training, I took the required Keirsey Bates Temperment Testing (which you can take online here.)  Stop rolling your eyes, there is a reason I'm bringing this up!

I...

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Ranch life with the Latin lover

Jul 09, 2020

I'm reading Running with Sherman by Christopher McDougall. His Born to Run book kept me going during the early part of a particularly gnarly phase of my life. Running with Sherman is giving me the...

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It's a Baby Bird, Balloon Kind of Monday Morning

Jul 06, 2020
 

We have a very prolific pair of Red House Finches who make a nest in an old satellite dish attached to our house. It's right outside one of the art studio windows and while the dish is an eyesore,...

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Brad Got Stuck on the Garage Roof!

Jul 04, 2020

I was headed back upstairs to work and thought, "I need to go outside." I had this back and forth argument in my head, I needed to work vs be outside and visit with the animals. I finally decided...

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Velvet and the Boundary Lesson

Jul 03, 2020

Last year, I kept 2 baby goat boys (Poppy and Velvet Kiss) to be bucks. Sweetest, most loving babies ever! Velvet started this spring with putting his paws (hooves!) on me like he used to when he...

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Happy Pride!

Jun 30, 2020

I had a funny thought one day, a Ranch Pride Parade :-) Those of you who know Sweetness, know he'd definitely be the one leading that parade and waving the flag—he loves everyone.

Hopefully...

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Stand by Me

Jun 27, 2020


Watercolor, 9x12, sold

I hesitated. I didn't know what to do. I started following the Black Lives Matter website. I bought a book. I found some of my own biases and asked myself questions. It...
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