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Raising kids is a challenging. It requires a lot of patience, dedication, and hard work. As a mom, rancher, and entrepreneur, I know firsthand the struggles of juggling multiple responsibilities and trying to do it all. But the one thing I've learned is that it's impossible to do it all, and that's okay.

Being a rancher means that I spend a lot of time outdoors, working on the farm, and taking care of the animals. My kids are often by my side, learning about the importance of hard work and responsibility. They help me feed the animals and even assist with small repairs around the farm. It's not always easy, but seeing them take pride in their work and grow into capable individuals is truly rewarding.

But, as a mom, I also have the responsibilities of running a household. (Just to clarify, Rancher Josh and I share in this responsibility.) This includes cooking, cleaning, laundry, making sure piano books with lesson money are packed the night before and all the other tasks that come with keeping a family running smoothly. It can be overwhelming at times, and I often find myself feeling guilty for not being able to do it all. But, I've learned to prioritize and put my family first. This means that some days the laundry may pile up, and the kitchen may not be as clean as I would like, but my kids know that they can always count on me to be there for them. 

One of the most important things I've learned is that it's okay to ask for help. Whether it's from my husband, my kids, family or a friend, I've learned that it's not a sign of weakness to ask for assistance. It's important to remember that we are all human and we all have our limits.

In the end, raising capable kids is about more than just teaching them hard work and responsibility. It's also about being there for them, being a role model, and putting family first. It's not about being perfect, it's about being present and showing them that they are loved and valued. Being a rancher, mom and entrepreneur is not easy, but it's worth it to see my kids grow into capable, responsible and loving individuals.

Happy Ranching,

Beef Dr. Sarah

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