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I forgot a kid today...

I forgot about one of my kids for 30 mins today. First off, she was fine. She took a nap, haha! I was off my regular schedule. I had a million things running through my brain that needed to be done or are coming up and I was making sure the kids that weren’t mine were safe. 

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My (once) dreaded 3 messes

Okay! So I can’t be alone with this one.  There are certain messes that happen with kids that really mad me mad, because I hated cleaning them up, but I’ve got all 3 down to a science and I’m going to share my hacks with you.  Pee on the couch. We’ve all been there….you’re potty training a toddler and they pee on the couch/bed when they are sleeping. Here’s how I clean it up fast, and get rid of the stink too. Soak up as much pee-pee with a towel as you can. Use hot water and Shout Stain remover liberally on the area. Sop it all up with a towel again. Then the key to being DONE with the...

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Bedtime with my Littles

One. Because I’m farking tired. Okay?  They don’t need to be up bugging me until 10pm (yah, I said bugging me, because at 14 hours of [usually] solo parenting it’s gone from cute to straight annoying) or later just because it’s summer. If they wind down and go to bed early, then I can relax and watch tv or read my book or pick up the kitchen or whatever the heck I want for a couple hours before I need to go to bed. It makes staying up late for fun things like visiting friends, traveling and whatnot more special.

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M to the O, double P to the ING #psychoranchwife hack 5

I have a couple gram-friends and a real-life bestie that were swearing by their O’Cedar mops and it seemed like an easy “yes” to just give it a go.  I use powdered Tide in mine (imagine that LOL) and sometimes a splash of bleach.  I vacuum everything first, because I don’t really like to sweep and then I can mop around 1200 square feet in less than 10 minutes with this sucker and it is CLEAN!  Hashtag lurve it When I’m done, I just dump the dirty water in our deep sink and rinse out the bucket. The mop head gets thrown in the washing machine and we are good to go until the next mess. You know…5 minutes later?...

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Farmhouse Sinks (#psychoranchwife hack 4)

After we got the sink installed, I was so afraid that something would happen to it.  Like terrified that it would get ruined before I even got to hardly use it.  I ordered this grate for the bottom of the sink for two reasons. First, I was really worried with the age/height of my little kids that they would throw/drop dishes in it and it would chip.  The grate has rubber on the legs and prevents anything from smacking into the bottom of the sink. Second reason, the grate allows water to run under it so I can rinse around dishes that drip or rinse food into the garbage disposal without having to scoot dishes around in the sink. My...

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