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

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 […]

7 Ways to Cure Summer Boredom without Going Over Budget | Tina Hamilton

With three months of freedom ahead, there is no doubt that children everywhere are counting down the days until school’s out for summer. As excited as kids are to be free from the homework, class work, and education routine, pretty soon the intrigue of nothing-to-do will wear off, leaving moms everywhere with a chorus of […]

Family Time

One of the things that I admire most about Amish families is the way they spend time together. It seems as if they actually enjoy being with one another! This past weekend we had the pleasure of a visit from our oldest daughter. Jordyn rarely has weekends off, so this was a special treat. My […]

Girlfriends… In Real Life

It’s a safe bet there aren’t any Amish women on Facebook. Besides that whole electricity thing, how would they have time for it? O, Facebook—how did I ever live without you? I discovered it’s beautiful blue logo during a season when I was working from home. I was lonely and bored and I craved being […]

Making memories… One Back Road at a Time…

As I sit here and ponder what to write for my first post, thoughts of summer keep pushing their way to the forefront. Lemonade, the smell of fresh cut grass, juicy red tomatoes straight from my garden and stifling heat are what I am craving right about now. Instead I am met with freezing temperatures […]

Come to the Table(s)

My family and I live in a craftsman style home built in 1921 on a tree-lined street in Portland, Oregon. There have been times when it seemed small for our family of six, but we’ve made it work. We never opted for a larger house in the burbs. We’ve aimed to live a fairly simple […]

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