Tag: mother

I have a door to shut..

Small home, average sized family, cold climate 6 months of the year which means a lot of inside time and I decide to home school.

My boys are close in age, shared a room all their lives.  They got to a point where they were trying to devise ways of killing each other and I was soon going to do the job for the both of them, it was decided they needed to be separated.


Upheaval in the home, swap the layout to an unconventional arrangement to assure these two receive the dividing walls they longed for.


A 3 bedroom home, the eldest child is a girl so she takes the parents room.  The boys are split between the remaining two and the parents end up in the living room.


6 months of home schooling and the combined pressure and lack of general privacy I had to make the change back.


I had forgotten the magical lure of the door.  Although the simplest structure, it can offer a lot of power and control of your immediate environment.


The door is a major key to privacy and the ability to remove you.


Even still today, weeks after the change back I have much gratitude laying on the bed and gazing at the door.  The door has increased its value to me.  I finally have that momentary breath when I can shut it and leave it all on the other side.


The door became the vessel to relieve me, give me the 5 minutes I might need to re-fuel and head back into the game.


I would soon discover the power and pleasure in placing my hand around the cool knob of the door, tightening my grasp and I turn it while pushing the door into place behind me.


Another secret joy, is my NEW to me door has a lock, even better.. xx



The BOSS MARE, Betty

The Boss Mare, Betty..

The Boss Mare is the lead female horse within a herd.. She is who all the other horses look up to yet she has her responsibilities to the herd as well..

We have always had horses and years ago it came to me that I was the Boss Mare of our 2 legged herd.. As the Mum it is my job to ensure the youngest are safe, we have food and shelter when needed.. I require respect in a firm yet loving way to ensure we work together..

An animal can teach you much about life when you are quiet enough to listen and learn.. Admiration for horses and their way has helped me be the Mum I am today..

This independent character was the natural progression for me to embrace as she has taught me so much.. It was really only a matter of time before she required her own stage or mark on the social media platforms in the world of internet..

Boss Mare Betty is one of the many facets of myself. My daily life is about being on a farm, tending to small animals and the care of our horses.. The children are in an environment that allows them the natural freedom of simply being kids and because my husband and I have made choices for us to live our dream we are very happy and committed to each other even after 10 years of marriage..

We do not live that close to the nearest town.. Our favourite city is a 7 hour drive. We are really out in the tullies as they say.. If you were to stop by on any given day I would greet you in johdpurs and paddock boots.. That is unless it is our 6 month winter I am bundled up in snow pants and snow gear braving the -40.

So this you see is why going to town is a big deal, I average a trip about once a week to stock up on food and supplies and this is when Betty emerges..

My husband and I have a shared passion of tattooing, car culture and of course Pin Up.. Town days are my opportunity to step out into the world as cute as can be.

I decided it was time to showcase my interest, photo’s, reviews and journalling as it is lonesome being the only Doll in town.. ❤ YET since getting active on-line I have learned from Betty that the sky is the limit and I can make things happen.

I chose the name Betty an accumulation of woman that have stood out over time, from Betty Boop to Bettie Page and all the skater Betty’s..

For me these two names married well <3.

Although the worlds of farm life and Pin Up style are very opposite to each other, they have also complimented each other and helped me stand apart.. Living on the farm keeps me grounded and allows me to get dirty, where as Betty allows me to dress up, create and do the things that gurl’s dream of..

I love when these two worlds come together.. It is the most honest of places I come from when I am with the horses and to play and dress up including them, being inspired by them is such a reward.. ❤