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014 :: Spring Break Highlights + I Need Your Advice…

Man, I missed writing last week.  PRAISE GOD, the Wineingers survived Spring Break 2019!  I had a mental breakdown Thursday night, and poor Nathan got to hear my blubbery mess...but I picked myself back up & we’re back at it this week.  


Our chickens got moved in!  For not liking chickens much, Nathan build QUITE the coop!  It’s about 90% complete. All that’s left is a door out of the nesting area & chicken wire on the exterior sides.  


I SUCCESSFULLY swept every day.  *I hope you hear my sarcasm there.*  One day did not go by that I didn’t step on a goldfish.  LOVE...not. Ruthie got a chance to get away & spend the night at Gigi’s house, so Tessa, Jo & I got a walk in and some yard work done.  Although COMPLETELY self diagnosed, I fully believe I have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) because winters are HARD on my spirit. So, this walk was HUGE!  

I was determined not to spend any money, so we went to the playground a few times & rented books and movies from the library.


I ended the week at an event in Springfield BY MYSELF (I was pumped!), but then left early because I made myself sick out of sheer exhaustion…I think...again, self diagnosed.


CONCLUSION: The girls had a BLAST! Gotta love FREE entertainment.  I SUCK at Self-Care.


Saturday is CHICK DAY!  At the store, we will have pretty close to 1100 chicks.  We’ve already sold quite a few with special orders that have come in.  The weather is supposed to be BEAUTIFUL! That’s SUPER beneficial for chick snowed last year on Chick Day & we still had 400ish birds left over.  



You know when Jesus is trying to tell you something & it gets ANNOYINGLY obvious that He’s trying to tell you, and you HEAR it, but you’re clueless about what to do?!  That’s me RIGHT NOW with SELF CARE! Guys...I’m riding the STRUGGLE BUS….in fact I may be driving it, because I KNOW that I need to stop & take time for myself, but I am so CONVINCED that it’s selfish & I'm taking time away from my family’s needs. I promise you, that I know that the devil is weaving those lies in my head, but I think I don’t BOLT the other direction, because I don’t know what the other direction is!!  

What does self care look like for you?
What do you do (I don’t care what stage of life you’re in) to revamp & refuel & take some much needed ME time?


Thank you in advance, sweet friend, for your advice.

a Mama running on baby smile

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  • Reply Katie Cowser

    It’s so hard in the thick of littles who need you for every little thing. Your kids are about the same spacing as mine and I can tell you this….it gets SO MUCH BETTER. I miss the smooshy babes, toddler funnies and them needing me so much (sometimes 😉) But now- at 11,8 and 6- they still love being with us and can wipe their own behinds, get their own snacks and dress themselves 🙌 Every age is fun at some point. But I’m calling this our “sweet spot”. Now I can run while they are in school, grab lunch with a friend or get a massage 😊 I take baths at night too, right before bed, a relaxing. I was terrible at self care when my kiddos were smaller and its so important. I doubt I’ve been terribly helpful, but there is a light at the end of your tunnel 😉

    April 2, 2019 at 6:43 pm
    • Reply Lindsay @ Wineinger Farms

      Def appreciate your encouragement. The awareness is the first step, right?! 😬 Some day I’m going to look back at this time and wonder how I did it all! (At least I keep telling myself that! 😁)

      April 2, 2019 at 9:55 pm
  • Reply Renee Quinn

    Lindsay, get the book My Best Yes. It’s the foundation for self care. As a single parent of 2, I would beg borrow and steal one night a week out. It made me a better parent. You are not selfish and by not practicing self care, your daughters will not learn it. Love you.

    April 3, 2019 at 10:54 am
    • Reply Lindsay @ Wineinger Farms

      I have that book! I read it about 3 yrs ago…1 kid ago. I remember LOVING it, but I need to read it again! Thank you for the reminder. YES! I am getting it out & putting on my nightstand TONIGHT!!

      April 3, 2019 at 12:15 pm
  • Reply Shelley Davis

    Can’t wait till we are permanently out your way! Meanwhile please call me. That’s what Mamas are for! Love you! 💕💕

    April 3, 2019 at 11:46 am
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