Friday, May 9, 2014

Confessions of a Chicken Obsessed Stay-at-Home-Mom

I dedicate this post to all past, present and future stay-at-home-mothers.  

I have two obsessions in life that help keep my sanity as a stay-at-home-mom of two young, energetic girls: running and my chickens.  I am sure some of you have wondered: "Why in the world would she create a blog and Facebook page dedicated to her chickens?" To be honest, sometimes I wonder that myself.  Have I started to lose my mind as a stay-at-home-mom?  Am I turning into a crazy chicken lady?

All stay-at-home moms can probably relate when I say it's a hard, but very rewarding job.  It's especially hard when you don't have family close by for support and you need an hour break for an uninterrupted shower and a bit of silence.  At times I feel like there is no escape from the constant needs and wants of my girls. I have days that I fight crying because I am so tired.  I have days where I feel like all I do is yell.  I have days where I feel like I am going to break if I hear one more poop joke. With all that said, at the end of the day I love my girls with all my heart and I am extremely grateful that my husband works hard so that I can stay home with them.

The Goldhen Girls and the chicken blog have become my outlet. They are a way to make me feel like I haven't totally lost myself while putting my family's needs and wants before my own.  My mom put it perfectly when she said this is something that is mine, but fun for the whole family.  Watching the chickens free-range after a long, tiring day relaxes me.  They are my zen and this helps me maintain balance as I try to raise happy, healthy, kind, independent women.  So please bare with me and my chicken obsession.  I am just trying to keep my sanity as a stay-at-home-mom.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Sweetie, been there done that. You will make it and be better for it. Stay at home moms are saints. Your girls will be grown and gone before you know it, and you will be so happy that you had the chance to watch them grow. Miss you, Debbie Skillman

    1. Thank you, Debbie, for the kind words. The days are long, the years are short. I am truly blessed to get to watch them grow. Miss you, too.

  2. You are a smart, talented, creative spirit, fulfilling an inner part of your desires, with such a positive, nurturing, good soul! You are making a difference in first and most important your young daughters, and each good deed will be a blessing to ALL! Daily steps become weekly, become monthly, yearly and will get easier in time. The fruit of your endurance, persistence, your sharing ups and downs and crying out when needed is GOOD! I am inspired by your journey and love you very much! Much LOVE & LIGHT, Rooster's MOM!

  3. Hello from a fellow chicken obsessed stay at home (homeschooling ) mom in Oregon!!


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