Coming soon: A Mother’s Secret

While I’m praying it gets warmer soon, I’m enjoying the first days of spring. It’s such a beautiful time of year as we enjoy hearing the birds sing again, and the earth is renewed. I always look forward to seeing the daffodils sprout up in our yard. Daffodils are special to me since they remind […]

Behind the Scenes of ‘Destination Unknown’

Many authors use real life experiences in their books. Oftentimes a character’s name or even a pet’s name has special significance to the author, but the reader would have no way of knowing that just by reading the book. Most readers know that I write Amish fiction, but they may not know that I also […]

Why I’m an Advocate for Blood and Organ Donation

I became a blood donor when I was sixteen. I remember my mother coming home with “Be nice to me, I gave blood today” stickers on her shirt. She donated blood for the boy who lived next door to us. His name was Jimmy, and he was diagnosed with leukemia when he was little. Tragically, […]

Happy New Year!

It’s difficult to believe 2013 has come to a close. It’s been a chaotic year for my family, and we have a lot to celebrate. A Hopeful Heart, the first book in my Hearts of the Lancaster Grand series, debuted in June. My mother and I stuck to our exercise program and successfully made it […]

21 Days of Favorite Family Recipes | Day 2 – Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Casserole

Since I have two boys under the age of 13, Christmas morning is loud, fun, and crazy. Each year I tell the boys they have to stay in bed until a certain time (preferably 7), so my husband, my mother, and I get some sleep before the present-opening chaos begins. I’m certain my older son […]

The Fall and Favorite Birthday Meals

I love this time of year. When I was a kid, I called the fall “jean-jacket weather” since I looked forward to pulling my favorite jean jackets out of the back of the closet and wearing them to school. I relished penning my Christmas wish list, and, along with the holidays, I dreamt of my […]

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