Can There Be a “From Scratch” for a Working Momma?

For twenty years I was a stay-at-home mom, until a few months ago when I landed a part-time job as a part-time Spanish teacher. So I plan lessons all morning, teach all afternoon, and when I come home this lanky teenager of mine says, “Hi, Mom. What’s for dinner?” I’ve barely kissed him on the […]

Christmas is Coming—The Knitter’s Getting Stressed

Earlier this month Teri Lynne shared a post mapping out a great plan of action for the upcoming holiday season. It was thoughtful and full of good advice. If you missed it, here’s a link so you can reread it. The very day I read her post I had purchased my first stocking stuffer of […]

4 Tips to Experience the Simple Life

Do you ever feel like you’re running from one thing to the next? Do you secretly yearn for some of the simplicity the Amish seem to possess? With all the running around we do in today’s society, it’s no wonder Amish fiction has taken off. It’s a form of escape for the over-processed world we […]

Simplifying Your Life

So often when I visit the Amish I think, “I want to live like that. I want a simpler life.” When I read an Amish book, it reinforces the things that I admire about Amish communities. And there are ways I can simplify my life: Walk somewhere instead of driving Eat at home Spend time […]

Ask a Life Coach

Hi! I am Carey Bailey. I am one the contributors for NQA and I am a life coach. Yes, those are real! I am excited to announce a new monthly feature here at NQA: Ask a Life Coach. Maybe you have always thought about having a life coach but the investment isn’t realistic for you, […]

Enjoy Your Life

Enjoy today. It won’t come back –Amish Proverb Do you enjoy life? Really enjoy it? We often wish life was simpler, but we are the ones in control of our schedule. We are also the ones who can hold ourselves back or experience life to the fullest with joy. “The purpose of life is to […]

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