Friday Amy Update: Gem Mining with Kids

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Wednesday morning, we skipped school and work, packed up the car and headed to the North Carolina mountains. My parents-in-law live up there and wanted to visit a new gem mine store that recently opened in Brevard, NC. Brevard is a […]

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Organizing Kid’s Clothing and Toys

With school coming back in session and your little monkey is getting more independent everyday.  They are dressing themselves more.  They are finding their own  You want to encourage that independence.  And yet every time you turn around, your little monkey has stripped of their clothes and has a new outfit on.   You need […]

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Writing and Exercising Your Brain

We all know that we need to eat right and exercise. Everywhere you look, people are promoting the newest diet and fast ways to trim fat, but what do we know about keeping ourselves and our families mentally strong? That’s right, today I’m going to talk about exercising your brain. CNN released an article in […]

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Friday Amy Update: Summer Activities

I have had the privilege of spending the majority of my summer days with my joyful, excitable, dramatic and completely fantastic daughter, Grace! She is 11 years old and will be in 6th grade in just a few weeks. Her summer days have been filled with a lot of little events and activities to keep […]

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Children’s party ideas: 3 sweet cookie recipes

Looking for some easy and sweet cookie recipes for your next children’s party? Then look no further! Below you will find 3 terrific cookie recipes that will satisfy even the pickiest eater, and create leftovers that the whole family will enjoy. Peanut Butter Sweeties Similar to a peanut butter blossom, this cookie variation features the beloved […]

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Response to “The Found Art of Thank-You Notes”

“The Found Art of Thank-You Notes” by Guy Trebay at the New York Times is exactly what we love to see here at amyadele.com! Trebay examines the comeback that thank-you notes are beginning to have. With today’s technology, it would seem that a quick thank you at the end of an email is the standard, […]

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Encouraging writing skills: Boys edition

It’s a common misconception that boys are better at math and girls are better at writing and language arts. This popular belief, according to developmental psychologists actually has no basis in reality, but is more of a reflection of the beliefs and teaching of society. These days, teachers and parents of girls are often encouraged […]

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Friday Amy Update: Meg Muller

This week, I received the news that my grandmother, Meg Muller, passed away. She was 94 years old and lived a long life, but I tear up when I realize she is really gone. She was my maternal grandmother and was the last of my grandparents to pass, so that brings an extra bit of […]

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Cell Phones Out, Letters In

In 2009, I worked at a summer camp as a historical reenactor. I lived in 1941 that summer, having no electricity and only one spigot for water. Thinking that my biggest adjustment to my new situation would be chopping wood for our stove, I soon realized that wasn’t the case. At this point, I had […]

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Friday Amy Update: Things to Pack on a Mission Trip

Our daughter, Emily, is leaving for a mission trip! This Saturday, she is traveling with a small team from our church to Allendale, SC. It won’t be as far away from home as her previous trips to Ecuador and Guatemala, but she is so excited! She loves going out and helping others no matter where […]

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