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Family Farm & Parenthood Transitions with Lexi Wright
Episode 2628th March 2024 • Barnyard Language • Caite Palmer and Arlene Hunter
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In this conversation, Lexi Wright shares her experience of balancing work, family, and the transition of a family farm. She discusses the challenges and importance of communication in farm transitions, emphasizing the need for open dialogue and planning. Lexi also talks about the pressure of leaving a legacy and the realities of juggling work and childcare. The conversation highlights the need to let go of expectations and prioritize what works best for each individual family. In this conversation, Lexi Wright shares her experiences as a working mom on a farm and provides insights into transitioning from work to family life. She also offers valuable marketing tips for farm businesses and discusses the challenges and joys of raising kids on the farm. Lexi highlights the importance of managing different personalities and needs within the family and shares her struggles with sleep as a parent. The conversation concludes with a lighthearted discussion on cussing and discussing dirty dishes and weird kid obsessions.

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  • Open communication is crucial in farm transitions to avoid misunderstandings and conflicts.
  • Planning for the future of the farm and discussing it with family members is essential.
  • Balancing work and family can be challenging, and it's important to prioritize and let go of expectations.
  • Leaving a legacy involves working towards financial security and setting goals for the future. Transitioning from work to family life can be challenging, especially for working moms on a farm. Finding ways to shut off work brain and create a clear separation between work and family time is important.
  • When marketing a farm business, clarity and knowing your goals and audience are key. Focus on creating content that aligns with your goals and resonates with your target audience.
  • Raising kids on the farm offers unique opportunities for them to learn and be involved in farm activities. Seeing their faces light up when they contribute and accomplish something meaningful is a rewarding experience.
  • Managing different personalities and needs within the family can be a struggle. Simplifying routines and finding ways to spend one-on-one time with each child can help address individual needs.
  • Sleep can be a major challenge for parents, and each child may have different sleep patterns and difficulties. It's important to find strategies that work for your family and prioritize self-care.
  • Dirty dishes can pile up quickly, but finding efficient ways to wash and dry them can help save time and make the task more manageable.
  • Kids often develop unique and sometimes unexpected obsessions. Embrace their interests and enjoy their enthusiasm for the things they love.


  • 00:00 Introduction and What Are You Growing?
  • 01:35 Livestock and Kids
  • 07:29 Transitioning the Family Farm
  • 12:10 Balancing Work and Family
  • 16:31 Leaving a Legacy
  • 23:10 Managing Work and Childcare
  • 27:23 The Reality of Balancing Work and Family
  • 32:01 The Stories We Tell Ourselves
  • 35:10 Kids' Understanding of Work
  • 38:20 Transitioning from Work to Family Life
  • 43:05 Marketing Tips for Farm Businesses
  • 53:17 Transitions in Parenthood
  • 59:23 Managing Different Personalities and Needs
  • 01:02:57 Raising Kids on the Farm
  • 01:05:00 Parenting Struggles: Sleep
  • 01:08:10 Cussing and Discussing: Dirty Dishes
  • 01:09:28 Cussing and Discussing: Weird Kid Obsessions

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