Back to School: 3 ways NOT to give in to peer pressure

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Every summer, it happens. As day after glorious day of summer vacation dwindles, so does the time of our children’s summer “freedom.” Somehow the routines that we held so closely during the year have been forgotten, and it’s almost Thanksgiving break, it seems, that we feel like we’re almost back on track. Advertisers have been… Read More

More Misconceptions About the Amish

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  Last January I wrote a post on general misconceptions about the Amish. It turns out I had misconceptions about some of the misconceptions, lol. Thankfully readers helped me sort some of those out. I’ve been thinking more about misconceptions lately, mine in particular. Mine show my ignorance. Or assumptions I don’t even realize I… 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

How to Find Time to Clean!

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How to Find an Hour’s Worth of Cleaning Time in the Random Moments of Your Day I don’t have hours a day to clean . . . although since I have a college-aged son, a husband, a grandma, and three kids six-years-old and under at home, I wish I did! Instead, I’ve developed the habit… Read More

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Summer Road Trip | Tina Hamilton

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Your kids are finishing up with school for the summer and the whole family is in much need of a break. Road trips are always a good choice in the summer to see the country and spend quality time with your family. Driving to your destination is often less expensive than flying, but that does… Read More

Amish Country Photography: From My Favorite Photographer

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My brother Henry Hershey got his first camera with the S & H Green Stamps my mother saved in the 1960′s. It was an Argus 35 mm, built with metal casing, strong as a truck. We grew up on a dairy farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Our parents were plain Mennonites. I was the big… Read More

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