Author: Tracy Fredrychowski

7 Ways on How to Enjoy Life

Looking for some simple ways on how to enjoy life? Do you have that yucky feeling way down deep?  Does your life feel out of balance and you just can’t put your finger on it? Do you feel like you’re missing something, but you don’t know what that something is? Don’t worry, because you know what?  You’re not alone. “Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet.” Amish Proverb Many of us feel discontented with life and are looking for ways to make a change. We live in a stressful...

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How we explain Easter to our children

Easter is filled with candy, colored eggs, food and a few toys but the real reason we celebrate Easter should never be forgotten. The Easter story can be disturbing,  but I found a way to make it fun and make the outcome something kids can remember.  This is how we explain Easter to our children.   We take twelve plastic eggs and fill each egg with a message and a small visual to help with the story.  We pass the basket of eggs around the room and each child opens one egg, in number order, they read the message, show...

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How to Simplify your Life

My focus in always close to my Amish friends and how they keep their lives simple.  Those of you who follow this blog know that I admire the Amish way of life, their simple ways of putting the Lord and family first and not adhering to any socialist way of life. As I worked in my office today, my mind kept drifting to the word “SIMPLICITY.”   How do I achieve simplicity and what does it mean to me? Recently I took a ride through Ohio’s Amish Holmes County. I found myself on a dirt road driving by picturesque white clapboard...

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The Secret to Being the Perfect Fraa (Wife)

An Amish Short Story “An industrious wife is the best savings account.” Amish Proverb Rebecca balanced a clothes basket on her hip as she pushed open the screen door that led to the side porch. The squeaky hinge echoed as it slammed behind her scattering a small flock of barn swallows hovering at the bird feeder. A cool mist hung in the air as she walked to the clothes line. Beads of sweat formed on her upper lip and her mouth watered as she swallowed hard trying to keep from being sick. As she rounded the corner of the...

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A Simpler Way of Life …Day by Day

“The smell of fresh baked bread, a simple walk to the mailbox and laundry drying in the sun are just a few things that keep me grounded to a simpler way of life.” If you’re just embarking on a simpler lifestyle I invite you to take a walk through a typical day in my world.  Before I take you for a walk, let me say that life around our homestead is not always sunshine and roses.  Money is often tight, animals die in your arms, the kitchen floor will be sticky, the dryer might be running on a rainy day, and...

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Tracy at Our Simple Homestead Hidden away in Central South Carolina is a little farm where we call home. Surrounded by pine trees, chicken farms, and lots of sandy soil we live a very simple lifestyle by the grace of God.

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