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parenting advice Archives · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
parenting advice Archives · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
We to a big leap of faith, quit our jobs are moved to the the heart of the Shawnee National Forest to follow our dreams of self sufficiency and to make a go of living off the land… Can we help you feed your family?
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Reflections on parenthood, 16 days postpartum.

Our baby girl was born 16 days ago. She is adorable and is very healthy. I was fortunate enough to have an amazing natural birth experience and she was afforded the best possible start in life. The crazy thing about childbearing is that after birth they really just hand the baby over to you to figure it all out on your own! It's crazy to think about how little guidance first time parents get before taking baby home and how scary that really is. I was in labor for about 18 hours and then voila I am responsible for another living, breathing being and on my way home 4 days later. I still think it all hasn't fully sunk in for me. Sure the love and attentiveness is there but the gravity of...

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Assvice: Lets talk baby play yards for a second…

You guys are so helpful with the mommy assvice advice! I can't call it assvice because really I do appreciate hearing all the good info about those useless things that new parents often get sucked in to buying. My eyes have been opened, thank goodness! Gives me less to stress about, lol. So, we figured since Tater's room is down stairs from our bedroom and since she'll be so small...

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Happy, crappy Friday the 13th!

At 2 am I got a start to the craptastic day thanks to the kitty crying and waking me in the middle of the night. Good parent preparation right? First thought in my head was, "Damn! N didn't feed anybody before bed that is why they are crying!" I confirmed this my asking him, he answered "no" while asleep by the way. So I grabbed my robe and ventured down to the damp, cold and moldy basement to fill food dishes when the most disgusting smell hit me. It was a cross between mildew, wetness and feces. When I fed the cats I spotted a piss covered litter box with poo filling it, figured that was the source of the smell. Oh and there was cat vomit, we are talking huge...

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