The Inward Call to the Simpler Life | Martha Artyomenko

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Amish fiction. Jane Austen. The call of the past and the promise of a simpler life draws many of us. Those of us that spend our days surrounded by cell phones, computers, and the latest technological gizmo often think we would love something more or maybe I should say, something less. The draw of the… Read More

How to Prepare Your Floors for Your Toddler | Tina Hamilton

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How to Prepare Your Floors for Your Toddler New moms have a lot of things to worry about, and it seems like the older your child gets, the more you have to worry about. An age when moms become especially worrisome is during the toddler years. Their child is learning how to walk and becoming… Read More

Keeping Your Home Safe All Year Long | Tina Hamilton

How to Keep Your Home Safe All Year Long

The safety of you and your family is a top priority that is always on your mind. You want to do everything you can to prevent any possible accident or incident that might cause harm to your family. Creating a safe home environment is one of the best ways to do that. You want a… Read More

Looking Beyond Stereotypes | Sarah Price

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No matter when I happen to visit my friend Rachel, she always greets me with a warm smile and accepts a big hug from me. After all these years, she must be used to my “popping in” without calling first (bad habit of mine, I admit). When her children were younger, the house would not… Read More

Eco-Friendly Home Improvements to Save You Money | Tina Hamilton

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Home Improvement always seems like a difficult task to tackle. There are some many things that can go wrong and we all want our homes to look as good as they possibly can. Not to mention the extreme cost that always seems to accompany most home improvement projects. There’s got to be a better way… Read More

Swartzentruber Amish | Karen Johnson-Weiner

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I was asked once to talk about the Amish to members of a local church, and, as I debated how to help them make sense of what Don Kraybill has called “the Riddle of Amish Culture”[i], the answer hit me. The Amish don’t study their religion, read learned texts, or debate biblical scholarship. Theirs is… Read More

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