Little Blessings on the Prairie

Humble Confidence – Hersha Parady

Yesterday, in my live video about Hersha Parady, we talked about her spirited personality and humble attitude. The character of Alice Garvey is strong, loyal, and feisty… just like Hersha. I love how Hersha is comfortable in her own skin. She rocks her own style of living without looking around to see what others are…

Times Are Changing – The Carter Family Moves In

The first episode of season nine said everything that Michael Landon wanted to say. It’s hard to leave something you love, something that feels like home. But times are changing. We take a deep breath and whisper our goodbyes through teary eyes. Goodbye to Pa playing the fiddle and Laura coming down the stairs from…

Radames Pera

It’s not every day that you connect with someone on a deep level. Both people have to be willing and in the mood, so to speak—but I’m not talking about anything romantic. This is about connecting with a person, maybe someone you don’t know well but after the interaction you have this learned sense of…

All About Sidney Greenbush

Twins, twins, and more twins. That’s the number of twins on Little House on the Prairie. Carrie twins, Grace twins, and Rose twins. One of the most common questions I get is why are twins used on television anyway? The answer is simple—child labor laws restrict the number of hours a child can work, even…

Charlotte Stewart

I don’t know about you, but I can’t seem to get Walnut Grove out of my mind. My whole summer seems to be planned around the Cast Reunion on July 12-14th. As we were driving home on Sunday after my husband’s graduation weekend, I came up with the greatest idea for the next ten weeks…

It’s Not Always About Us

Memories of last weekend are still flashing before my eyes. Hanging out with the cast at the festival, visiting the museum, and the school assembly. Listening to Richard Thomas, “John Boy” from the Waltons give his State Dinner address. Signing autographs and talking with fans. I’m still posting videos on Facebook, Instagram, and youTube. Sometimes…

Intentionality

Cherry Blossoms are in the air… well at least they are in Marshfield, Missouri for their annual Cherry Blossom Festival this weekend. I am honored to be among numerous guest stars from The Waltons, It’s a Wonderful Life, Andy Griffith Show… and of course Little House on the Prairie, not to mention many other famous…

Oh, What Love

I’ve been talking about lies all month—how they are overtaking my planters and my mind, how they affect my relationships and how I view myself—hopefully you are sick of hearing about lies and ready to do something about them, like I am. The only way to combat lies is with the truth. And so, this…

The Lies I Tell Myself

Expectations. Specifically, the expectations we put on ourselves. Expectations often give way to internal lies we put on repeat. Telling us that our expectations were not met. We failed. Again. Expectations... Can we talk about them for a minute? When I was elephant-sized pregnant with my son Tobey, I imagined being the best mom. Snuggling…

The Weeds Have To Go

April is here, spring has sprung! Everywhere I look buds are coming out of hiding, and bright orange poppies line my old country road. My jasmine bush, in the corner of our deck, has exploded with beautiful white flowers. The scent is sweet and light. Everything I want to be. I have this deep desire…

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