Taking care of a toddler isn’t easy. Adorable, joyful moments are flanked by tantrums, creating a roller coaster of frustration for parents. Community blogger Elise Hofer Derstine shares the story of her 1-year-old moving into a challenging phase, as well as her appreciation for spring.

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 9:48 a.m.
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Elise Hofer Derstine
Elise is co-owner of Blue Heron Farm, a pasture-based livestock farm that raises chicken, sheep, pigs and cattle. She is also a freelance writer and the co-author of two children's books, Music Everywhere! and What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World. She lives in Goshen with her husband and son.

In Hoof and Wing, Elise writes about pursuing life's most elusive goals – balance and meaning – while learning to be a farmer and a mom.