In today’s episode I had the joy of chatting with Mary Pat Sass about finding your balance between farm and family. Join us as we chat farm wife – to – farm wife about setting boundaries, working as a team, and taking care of ourselves during the busy seasons. We discussed how communication is key in discovering and living the life that brings you joy and purpose.
Mary Pat, “MP” is a midwestern farm wife and mom from Northern Illinois. She left her corporate career in agriculture technology to be a stay-at-home mom and become more involved on the family farm. What she thought was her dream job turned out to be the one thing keeping her from living her dream life. Now, she works to inspire others to find what makes them happy and live a joy-filled life.
MP has started two of her own businesses. First marketing cheese from her dairy roots in Wisconsin, The Cheesery. She is about to launch a business to help farm and ranch families preserve their memories, Grounded Journals. She uses her social media to inspire others while telling her farm family’s story. This season she has placed a great focus on helping other farm wives THRIVE through harvest.
In this episode about finding your balance between farm and family, we cover:
- Our journeys back to the farm and what it was like coming back to our husbands’ operations
- The conversation around taking breaks, resting, and prioritizing family time
- The importance of compassion and constant communication with your spouse and other family members
- Readjusting to each new season on the farm
- Ways to set yourself and your family up for success and thrive as a farm wife
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Welcome to Gather in Growth, a show created for passionate, growth-focused rural women like you. From mindset work and building strong habits to nerding out over personal growth books through the lens of life on a backroad, this is a show to leave you feeling joyful, inspired, ready to take action, and a little less alone.
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