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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Not enough room, but an abundance of toys

Have you ever gone into your kid’s bedrooms—or playrooms—and wondered where the floor went? Dolls, Legos, puzzles, hot wheels cars—there are so many toys all over the place that it looks like a typhoon hit the room! Maybe, until that very moment, you never realized how many toys your kids actually had. But this is […]

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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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Friday Amy Update: A Weekend at Camp

This past weekend I went to camp! Every Sunday, my daughter Emily and I lead a class of third grade girls at our church. That is how we got looped in with other leaders, and ended up taking 200+ third and fourth grade kids up to a weekend camp in the mountains. I’ve been to […]

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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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