Spring Cleaning Your Kids’ Rooms | Tina Hamilton

Spring Cleaning Your Kids Rooms

Spring cleaning is always a little more difficult with kids, sometimes a lot more difficult. Kids are prone to messes, clutter, destruction . . . you name it. Their bedrooms are often the place that gets hit the hardest with messes, and can become the most intimidating place to clean up after a year of… Read More

From Rags to Riches: Stories from a Mennonite Childhood

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My great-grandmother Snyder seldom threw anything away. For her, turning one item into another had all the energy of the resurrection itself. So, it’s fitting in this Easter season to remember Great-grandma and her skill of transformation using needle and thread. She darned socks, turned frayed collars from one side to another, sewed patches on… Read More

Make the Most of Your Freezer!

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  “Catherine, I guess you’ll have to ask the blessing tonight. God knows I’m not grateful for turkey hash, and I can’t fool Him.” The Reverend Peter Marshall on leftovers, A Man Called Peter. When I cook dinner, there are usually leftovers, and boy, can it be hard to sell those leftovers when the next… Read More

Delayed Gratification

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It’s spring and my mailbox is filled with catalogs offering warm-weather clothing, kitchen accessories, outdoor furniture, seeds, gardening supplies and farm equipment, among a multitude of other offerings. There’s a slight lull in January and February, but by March and April the barrage of slick advertisements is coming on strong, drawing buyers into pages filled… Read More

Memory Jar Crafts

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Photo Pendants This memory craft is not only ideal to have your kids help with, but it’s also the perfect gift for them to give grandparents, aunts, uncles—basically anyone! These photo pendants are also very simple to make without much mess (very kid-friendly). All you need for this project are black-and-white, square-inch photos, square-inch glass… Read More

DIY Projects for Your Family This Spring | Tina Hamilton

DIY Spring Family Projects

Springtime is all about “out with the old and in with the new.” Many of us use the inspiration of new spring blossoms and the return of singing birds to make some changes on our own lives. Some try to restart their New Year’s Resolutions or finally clean out that closet that has been neglected… Read More

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