Wordful Wednesday-{Parenting By Dummies Guest Post}

Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, only WITH words. It’s for those of us that can’t contain the chatter, but in a good way. More info. in my tabber box titled WW on the right.

{I’m wondering if an introduction is even necessary?  I’m thinking that most of you are already familiar with my friend, author extraordinar at Parenting By Dummies. When making the Wordful rounds, I invariably find that she has already stopped by.  She’s that great!}

I started blogging 20 months ago (I like to track my blog age in months because it makes my blog sound younger, thereby giving you fewer expectations about how awesome it should be.  Successful blogging is about trickery and bribery people, that is all!).

I didn’t plan to start a thriving and amazing community for moms to enjoy, so I didn’t.  But I really had no ideas or preconceived notions about where I wanted my blog to go or what I wanted it to be.

No branding. 

No editorial calendar. 

Just me, my quick wit and charming personality a couple of marginally funny stories about motherhood, and The Dudes. 

Tons of pictures of The Dudes who are really my only selling point as people come over just to soak up their cuteness.

Really I’d just read some mom blogs that I liked and decided I wanted to copy them share my stories too.

Angie is someone I wanted to copy who inspired me.

20 months ago, when my blogging community consisted of me, Mimi, and BFF, I stumbled across Wordful Wednesday and got hooked.

Angie and her sweet little meme quickly became the monkey on my blogging back.

I don’t think I’ve missed a WW in months (maybe 20).

So being here, today, with WW in Angie’s big top is huge, people.


So, I decided to shake things up.

This summer I’ve been sharing tons of shots of The Dudes swimming…

But this is my chance to prove that we do other stuff too.

I don’t just lounge at the lake/pool and doze off while they swim unattended snap shots of them enjoying water play.

We do other crap too.

Like take educational trips to the farm so I can stuff my pie hole with farm fresh ice cream they can learn about the farming community in which we reluctantly live.

They go for the experience…

And the friendship…

I go for the cow on cow action, and like I already said, the best ice cream this side of the Mason Dixon line (although admittedly, I’m not 100% sure which side I’m currently on?!)…

And the joyful boy smiles.  Can’t forget those…

Want more boy-filled fun?!

Come by parenting BY dummies any day of the week.

The Dudes are always there, even if we’re not ALWAYS having fun!

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


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    Twitter: SeriousKrystyn

    Look at those boys and the cows….what a fun experience!

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    My boys would love the opportunity to feed the cows and get dirty like that! Wish I could try the cream! 🙂

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    I have to agree, Angie is awesome and so are you. I just love your Dudes and the blog. 🙂

    And aren’t cow’s mouth kinda gross an slimy?


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    veronica lee says:

    Cool pics!! Happy WW!

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    Twitter: GennyHeikka

    So fun to see you over here at Angie’s! Love the photos. I’m not much of a cow person, but that kissing cow picture is cute!

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    Twitter: jumpinbeans09

    cute pics!
    would love some fresh ice cream like that

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    Muthering Heights
    Twitter: MutheringHeight

    Oh my goodness…how CUTE are your boys feeding those little cows?!?

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    Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher}
    Twitter: ArtistMother

    Happy little kids and happy little cows. 🙂

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    Jennifer @ Milk & Honey Mommy
    Twitter: veggiemommy

    I’ve been enjoying your quick wit for a while now, about 20 months. If I really loved cows, then the kissing (?) picture would be totally cool (it still is cool). Since I’m not, I’ll just enjoy the cool pictures of your boys. I love the one of your son feeding the cow and also of your little one wanting to, but hesitating to pet the cow.

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    Amy at Never-True Tales says:

    Always glad to read a Parenting by Dummies post! Glad to see you and your darling little men here!

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    The dudes are so cute. And your wit is too!

    Glad the boys had fun down on the farm. Ice cream sounds perfect right now…

    And thanks for being such a gracious host Angie!

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    Paula Kiger
    Twitter: biggreenpen

    That guest post was a fun read! Adorable boys, cute (?) cows, and you mentioned ice cream. What’s not to love?!

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    Honey Mommy says:

    You can come by my house for more boy-filled fun anytime too!

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    scrappysue says:

    those little dudes are gorgeous!

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    Becca - Our Crazy Boys
    Twitter: beccascrazyboys

    Look at those adorable smiles!!! My boys would love the farms, as well. And I would definitely take them to taste the ice cream!

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    what handsome guys!! love all your pics!!:)

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    We go to Purina Farms here and can do the cow milking and feeding. My kids love it! Great pics!

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    Twitter: rudyrukus

    So cute and fun! I grew up on a farm sort of…. Good memories mostly!!

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    Twitter: Twinfatuation

    Can’t beat cows as complementary subject matter! Darling pictures!
    Hope to see you at BlogHer? 😉

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    Twitter: debi9kids

    I just love seeing what The Dudes are up too 🙂
    Looks like a great time at the farm and now I want icecream 🙂

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    The Literary Lioness says:

    That picture of the kissing cows is priceless! Lesbian cows?

    Your dudes are really cute!

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    Mrs. Marine
    Twitter: mrsmarine

    Love the last shot, that smile is priceless! I went to a farm on a school field trip once and got licked by a cow… Yuck!

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    Twitter: ErinsMiracles

    OMG I would love to feed a baby cow a bottle!

    And I am always around, and the dudes are just that cute!!!

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    Twitter: mommyofamonster

    The boys are adorable…but the cows kissing is my favorite pic 🙂

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    Vicarious Chelsea
    Twitter: VicariousChels

    What great photos! I absolutely LOVE cows. And kids. Cows and kids together = too cute!

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    Vicarious Chelsea
    Twitter: VicariousChels

    Shoot I forgot my twitter acct!

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    Sherry @ EX Marks the Spot
    Twitter: sherryshealy

    Great lessons on the farm. Terrific experience.

    I like The Dudes!


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    Twitter: FamilyTrifecta

    What fun pictures. I think the cow on cow comment and photo was great. 🙂

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    The pictures are gorgeous, and it looks like such a fun time!

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    Faythe @Grammymousetails says:

    I love the one with the dude feeding the baby cow the bottle, he looks so intent, like he has been doing it for years! great story telling in pictures!

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    Twitter: PrettyPinkMomma

    I love Parenting by Dummies! I don’t stop by often enough, definitely one of my favorites to read.

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    dysfunctional mom says:

    Mmmm, ice cream.
    I love PBD!

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    The Drama Mama
    Twitter: poopscoopinmama

    They are so adorable, they really are, and I love that y’all are always having fun.

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    Twitter: according2kelly

    looks like so much fun!

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    Twitter: blogmom221

    How lucky your little boy was that he actually got to give one of the baby cows a bottle! They looked like they had so much fun. My daughter had as much fun eating her ice cream pop at the end of a recent trip to a local dairy farm (it was not quite as cool as the one you guys visited) as she did making friends with the cows.

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    The Dudes AND Cows…doesn’t get any better than that! 😉

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    Twitter: mami_picture

    jejeje love all the pictures full of FUN!!
    you have una familia muy bonita!!!
    Lovely family!

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    Dominique @Dominique's Desk says:

    It must be great fun feeding cows. My boys have yet to visit a farm as there aren’t any around here.

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    Danielle says:

    Love your pictures and your boys are adorable!!!

    Glad I found your blog! I’m your new follower!

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    Lauren @ Hobo Mama
    Twitter: Hobo_Mama

    That was hilarious! The picture with the huge cow bottle was precious. But I love the hot cow-on-cow action, too.

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    Twitter: IHaveLanded

    What a great guest post. I love taking my Little Miss to see the farm animals too. Great pics by the way. Oddly enough, I featured a pic of hers with a farm animal on my post today too, although it was taken at the zoo.

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    Dumb Mom
    Twitter: thenagainphoto

    Hi Angie! Thanks for having me today. Hope we didn’t mess the place up too badly with your messy farm feet:)! It was fun. I NEVER want to actually live on a farm, because the smell and the work and stuff. But, as I sit here typing this and watching Cho Cho Train Soul in the other room, I’ve decided that’s what I wanna do; be on Cho Cho Train Soul. Seriously, I would rock that show. Except for the fact that I can’t actually sing…

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    I ADORE the photo of the cows kissing, as well as feeding the cow a bottle.

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    Twitter: girlgonemom

    That looks like a ton of fun too! But I don’t mind the lake/pool pics either.

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    Melanie @ Whimsical Creations
    Twitter: melaniescrafts

    Fantastic Shots!! Nice to meet you. Off to go check out your blog. =D

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    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner says:

    Great photos! Oh how I love parenting by dummies! I worship at the altar of her bloggie awesomeness!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner

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    Twitter: mammakerr

    LOL – Great post! 🙂

    Thanks for hosting this fun meme. I love Wordless Wednesday, but sometimes you just can’t help from adding a word or two (or LOTS, as I have done this week!)


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    Twitter: mellisarock

    Want to know a secret? I have a special place in my heart for baby cows…I grew up on a farm and bottled fed all the little cow babies as I call them! Love this guest post! Wonderful pictures!

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    Twitter: babysmamatimes4

    cows makeout? I never thought of it before..weird. Maybe one was trying to get some food out of the other one’s mouth. Very interested. Love your photography!

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      Dumb Mom
      Twitter: thenagainphoto

      Yeah. That’s all they were doing. The whole barn of them lick each other’s faces after they eat to get the extra milk off. You’d think they were starving the poor babies they were so excited by the milk! But I like to think of it my way better!

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    Such a great post and the pictures are just great! Thanks for sharing!

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    Twitter: lotsospermies

    Great shots. These moments will stick with them forever. What a life experience!

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    Susie's Homemade says:

    Great shots!!

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    Jennifer says:

    Love these photos. I think baby cows are the sweetest thing on the planet, next to real babies of course.

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    Love it! So great to experience the farming life!


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    Serendipity is Sweet
    Twitter: ptownmoofus

    Lol, love this post. I’m definitely going to check out her blog.

    Thanks for the linky and happy WW!

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    sonya schroeder
    Twitter: jugglingjpegs

    I love checking your pictures when I come here. You take some good ones! Have a blessed day!!

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    Fun! We did a trip to the dairy too last week.

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    Twitter: apaprikao

    Your pictures are AMAZING! I only recently found your blog but I have loved everything I’ve read on it so far. 🙂 Great guest post!

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    Stephanie R
    Twitter: asthepotter

    You’ve convinced me to take the lady to a farm when she gets older! Looks like you had a blast!!!

    Great pics 🙂

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    I love it! Wonderful series of photos!

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    Chana @ Mammatown says:

    What amazing photo’s!! I posted a WW about the farm too this week! Too cute! First time here and so happy to meet you and your beautiful depiction of your lovely life!!

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    Twitter: adventuroo

    Wow- those farm pictures are INCREDIBLE! And those two sweet cows? Extra wow.

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    Twitter: millermix

    Love these photos. I used to be reluctant about our agricultural community, but now I love that we have access to fresh food and our children are learning to be sustainable by growing their own crops and raising their own livestock. It’s pretty cool!

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    Liz @ Peace, Love and Guacamole
    Twitter: peaceloveguac

    Killer smile on that boy! Love it!

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    Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation
    Twitter: RachelVoorhees

    Wow!! Those pictures are incredible! I love me some Dumb Mom! xoxo

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    Twitter: flyinggiggles

    How fun guest posting today! Love the pictures. The farm looks like a lot of fun, but sitting by the pool is too…and relaxing!

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    Mommy2Four says:

    Looks like you guys are having a great summer so far!

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    Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings
    Twitter: jgmommy

    Looks like a lot of down home fun to me! Love the toning in those shots!

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    Twitter: jamericanspice

    I agree she is way cool and her kids are just adorable and despite what she says , she is hella funny!

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    Twitter: XmasDolly

    Fantastic post, and thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures. Children totally look like they’re loving what they’re doing & yet so curious.

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    Twitter: thelucaszoo

    Ah, farm fun! You are hilarious mama!

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    Twitter: MrsMeganC

    LOL I love it!! The cows kissing…or whatever they’re doing…is hilarious!! You’re too funny!!

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    Twitter: mommynamedapril

    we have a mess of boys too 🙂 fantastic!

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    Twitter: FrenchFoodieMom

    Hilarious guest post. And great cow on cow pic!

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    Aging Mommy says:

    Great guest post and wonderful photos.

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    Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation
    Twitter: RachelVoorhees

    Leaving another comment b/c I finally got my WW post done today! Wahooooo!

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    Mama Zen says:

    What adorable boys!

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    Steph @ Problem Solvin Mom
    Twitter: psmom

    Too cute! We were just at the state fair this week (actually there are pics in my link up from there) and we saw our share of farm animals! My 3 year old loved it. And of course the baby is just happy to tag along where ever we end up 😉

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    This is my first Wordful Wednesday blog hop. I can never really just put up a picture without explanation, so thank you for this clever blog hop.

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    Twitter: iambrimful

    We live in America’s Dairyland, so I must always comment on cow pictures. I’m pretty sure it is the law here. Adorable kids. Adorable calves.

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    Twitter: LamazeOnline

    What awesome photos! I love the simplicity and genuine awe in children’s faces as they discover the world around them.

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