The Amish Way

The Amish Way

In our rural area of southern Ohio, it is a commonly held belief that there are no good jobs around. We have been in a recession since the steel mills and shoe factories closed many years ago. Farmers complain it is no longer possible to make a living off the land. A majority of our children qualify for free school lunches.

So when the Amish began moving in about ten years ago, I wondered how they would support themselves. Land was cheap here and the Amish revere farm land, but how could anyone expect to support large families with farming alone?

Eating for a Healthy Pregnancy

Eating for a Healthy Pregnancy

By Barbara Vaughan, MSN, RNC-OB Expectant mothers have a lot on their mind. “Is it a boy or a girl?” “Where is the best place to put a crib?” “Who will the baby look like?” But maybe one of the most important questions is, “What should I be eating while I am pregnant?” With so […]

7 Ways to Teach a Child to Be a Good Loser

7 Ways to Teach a Child to Be a Good Loser

  By Jude Bijou, MA, MFT Our kids are exposed to bad losers all the time—not only in their sports leagues or school competitions, but also on television and in the home. They see reality show contestants thrown tantrums, parents yell and blame, and professional athletes trash their teammates or coaches when they lose. With […]