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How to Wear a Crown: Five Gifts Grandparents Can Offer Children

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Proverbs 17:6 “Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.” Until I experienced it myself, I didn’t understand what all the fuss was about. Friends wearing beatific smiles assured me that no other human experience surpasses that of becoming a grandparent. But until little Owen, our first… 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

Twenty years, three things about love ‘n marriage

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This month, my husband and I plan to celebrate the 20th anniversary of our first date. I think, “Wow, twenty years. When did that happen?” Twenty years ago, we went on our first date. We went through the Taco Bell drive-through and then went to see a movie. We’d torn ourselves away from my husband’s… Read More

An Old-Order Mennonite Family: Like the Stars in the Heavens

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My husband and I will celebrate 45 years of marriage this August. We are taking the month of July to do a 4000-mile book tour with my memoir Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World. The Saturday before we left on this trip, however, we attended a celebration honoring Stuart’s maternal grandparents, Webster Clay… Read More

Little Bit Party

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In need of a summer activity to do with your kiddos? Throw a “Little Bit” Party! Haven’t heard of it? That’s because my husband created it! John came up with the Little Bit Party as a fun activity for  our kids and our three “adopted” grandkids, Cayla, Audrie, and Donovan. The concept is simple. Create a dinner menu… Read More

A Simple Summer

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So after a LONG winter, we are knee-deep into our summer. Are you making the best of it? If you’re anything like me, around March I start putting together in my mind’s eye all the ways I’m going to simplify our summer. Slower mornings. More pancakes. Playing outdoors. Reading more. As homeschoolers we are always… Read More

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