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The human touch: Handcrafted items speak to the soul with unique, customized appeal

The human touch: Handcrafted items speak to the soul with unique, customized appeal

The quilt handed down through generations, the turn-of-the-century wooden rocking chair made by a long-gone relative, hand-stitched samplers that have graced every home your family has lived in – handcrafted…

Road Trip Ends With A Sparkle

My Fourth of July weekend started like this: “What are we doing over the fourth?” Ginger asked me Thursday night. “Well, I thought we would take a road trip. We…

Create a more natural summer with safe, effective household cleaning tips

Create a more natural summer with safe, effective household cleaning tips

Sunscreen, bug spray, pool chlorine – some chemicals seem unavoidable when summer arrives but the season should be a celebration of Mother Nature. You can give your family a healthier…

Spring into the season: Great dishes and flavors to celebrate spring’s arrival

Spring into the season: Great dishes and flavors to celebrate spring’s arrival

When spring finally arrives, we gladly shed heavy coats and snow boots. Meals, too, lighten up with warmer weather, as we leave behind hearty soups and heavier meals in favor…

Still need to file your taxes? Tips for faster, easier filing

Still need to file your taxes? Tips for faster, easier filing

Spring can inspire a renewed sense of confidence and optimism in do-it-yourself activities. For nearly 40 percent of Americans, this includes preparing and e-filing their own income tax return. Like most…

World Cup(R) – Ronaldo triumphs, Messi failes to score

Soccer frenzy is alive and well. So who’s the most popular soccer star right now? Hot or Not, the original site that lets you rate friends and celebrities, has the…

Una ayuda para que las madres controlen sus finanzas actuales y futuras

Una ayuda para que las madres controlen sus finanzas actuales y futuras

Ser madre es un empleo de tiempo completo. Independientemente de la edad que tengan sus hijos, la madre está disponible a toda hora del día o la noche, curando lesiones…

Throw your retirement accounts into the spring cleaning to-do pile

Throw your retirement accounts into the spring cleaning to-do pile

Spring cleaning season is here. For most, the garage, basement and wardrobe immediately come to mind as needing an annual review, but what about reviewing that pile of retirement account…

Grandson Makes The Call

Ginger and I have friends that practice both the Amish and German Baptist Brethren faith. I’ve always admired both of these churches for two reasons. First, they’re both Anabaptist. Old…

When freedom rings: top tips to help launch your own business

When freedom rings: top tips to help launch your own business

With summer bringing the celebration of our country’s freedom and a bit more flexibility in our hectic schedules, it’s also a time to reflect on the American dream: life, liberty…