Life Is Good In The Summer


Are you enjoying summer? I am basking in the delightful sun and love having no set schedule but the one I make. Before we know it school will be starting (my kiddos already got their schedules!) and we all will be rushing around again. Well, at least that’s how it feels in my house. I… Read More

A Lesson–Too Late


It’s been over a quarter of a century since I penned the poem below, and in the spirit of the “older women teaching the younger women,” I’m sharing the poem and a quiet nudge to you young mothers out there. Take time to breathe. To enjoy. To delight. To savor the still moments of the… Read More

Choosing to Embrace the Summer Chaos


I love summer! For the past few years, ours has been full of camps, trips, and holiday celebrations with family.  So far this year, we’ve had cheerleading camp, youth camp with our church group, a beach vacation with family mixed with a couple of birthdays and other holiday celebrations. My daughter is spending this week with… Read More

Time To Celebrate!


A Very Merry Unbirthday to You!! Not heard of an unbirthday? It’s from Alice in Wonderland. Honestly I’m not sure if it is a Lewis Carroll creation or a Disney addition but it’s is a great excuse for a party either way. After all there are more unbirthdays than birthdays every day! Think about it,… Read More

On reading and writing Amish fiction


I recently asked readers what they like most about reading Amish fiction. Here are a few of the answers: Amish fiction transports me to the simpler life that I wish I were living in with my family. The beautiful, rural settings always leave me with a sense of peace. I love their lifestyle, their faith,… Read More

Hospitable Kitchen {Plus a Giveaway!}


Our kitchen remodel is finished! Back in April the demo began and in May I shared a little bit of how not having a kitchen impacted my world. (Here’s the link if you missed it!) Now that this project is over, it’s a little like childbirth, I’ve forgotten how hard it was. And also like… Read More

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