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Meet Rachel C. of Staples, Minnesota

We are Rachel, Seth, Wyat, Katie, Lance.
We have a cattle ranch with lots of cows and horses. 2 dogs.

Check out my blog: The Ranch Woman

Follow me on Instagram: connell.novels

How do you Timberdoodle?

I make a schedule for each child and their kit is customized to their needs and each item gets used on a specific day.

Tell us about a typical school day at your house.

We start after breakfast and animals are fed. Every day reading and spelling and math are worked on. Other subjects are spread out throughout the rest of the week. Chores are right away in the morning and once again in the evening. Meals are all home-made and sit down at the table.

If we peeked inside your home on a random Wednesday afternoon, what would we see?

School work spread throughout the living room and kittens running wild.

If you could take your family anywhere you wanted for vacation where would you go?

A camping trip to Jay Cooke State Park, Minnesota.

What books have you read over and over?

Magic Tree house book series. My 6-year-old LOVES them

What dietary challenges does your family face?

Sugar is a problem. We have noticed that an excess amount of processed sugars causes mood swings and bad behaviour in our youngest. Cutting it out completely has shown a huge difference in attitudes.

What tips do you have for surviving a hard day?

If things aren't going the way we want them to, we stop, take 5 minutes to breathe and try it from a different perspective.

What’s something your child has done that thrilled your soul?

Offered to give a friend his sled when his friend's sled broke at a sledding party.

How does your family celebrate birthdays?

Party with extended family members until age 13 then no more parties. Cake, tacos, presents at home.

What have you done recently for the first time?

Gone to a new state.