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Raising Thankful Kids

 Although children can be taught to say “Please” and “Thank you” at a very young age, many of those children may not feel truly grateful or understand the concept of feel thankful towards receiving that new gift, or at having family members visit them from out of state, or any other scenarios you could think […]

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Gem Mining with the Kids

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 sweet little mountain town full of quaint restaurants, gift stores, and toy stores. It was […]

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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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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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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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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!! Throughout the week, some of you may have noticed that our social media had images and links regarding soldiers and this blog post has the same. Sometimes, we can get distracted by the barbeques and fireworks this holiday, but I believe it is important to remember active military personnel who can’t be […]

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Reasons For Kids to Write Thank You Notes

Sometimes, kids need a reason to be motivated. I think that it’s in their nature. They are curious about everything, especially why they have to do something that might not seems as fun as playing super heroes or pretending the floor is lava. So, to help mommies and daddies, here are the reasons for kids […]

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Newest Member of the Team

Some of you may have noticed that the name has changed that responds to our customer service e-mails as well as on our blog. Unfortunately, Caroline has left amyadele.com to pursue another career, but I am so excited to be working with the staff here and with all of you! My name is Brittney. I […]

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