Judy Dudich

Judy Dudich

Judy Dudich resides in the beautiful woods of Pennsylvania, where 24 acres of land and a home-office provide the perfect setting for her children’s home-education and her own homesteading and business ventures. Mom of 10, Grammy to six -- sharing the love and joy she finds in Christ and in living an ordinary, extraordinary everyday family life is her passion.

Chaperone tips you’ll want to keep in mind

chaperone, group of hikers

Do you have teenagers in your household? If so, do you often act as a chaperone on field trips or pilgrimages? I just spent a weekend (as I do every year) with more than 1,000 teenagers at Mount Saint Mary’s College and Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. As always, I had a great time. Since I’ve [ keep reading ]

Bad habits: Are yours in the top 10?

bad habits, woman biting nails

It’s your constant companion, greatest helper or heaviest burden. It will push you onward or drag you down to failure, and is at your command. It’s easily managed — you must merely be firm with it. After a few repetitions, it comes automatically. It is the servant of all great people; and alas, of all [ keep reading ]

Joy stealers: Don’t let them drag you down

joy, painted sign

Pretend you have an electronic meter strapped to your body that registers your level of joy at any given moment. With 10 being supremely joyful and one being the opposite extreme, where would your meter be right now? Do people describe you as a joyful person? Did you used to be but are not at [ keep reading ]

Causes of debt that might apply to you

causes of debt, woman with head on hand

It’s 2020 now. How is your financial situation? I know, I know — we’re not supposed to ask such questions. I never really understood why it’s inappropriate to discuss finances in a personal way. What is it that we don’t want others to know? Do you worry that a forthright discussion will destroy the facade? [ keep reading ]

Chronic cough remedies: Drink lemon water

chronic cough remedies, lemon water

Several years ago, I contracted bacterial , community-acquired pneumonia. Never in my life have I ever felt so ill. I’m talkin’ unable-to-lift-my-head-off-a-pillow ill. I typically avoid doctors’ offices and hospitals as much as possible. When I had bacterial CAP, I sought medical attention because I literally felt like I was dying. I learned later that [ keep reading ]

Brain injuries: Why Chris Borland quit the NFL

NFL brain injuries, offensive line

Christians celebrate Sundays as “The Lord’s Day.” It’s a day (that is supposed to be) set aside from all others. We honor Sundays as special because we believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead on such a day. In the United States, this coming Sunday is special for another reason. It will be the day [ keep reading ]

A potty training tip I promise you’ve never thought of

potty training tip, toilet paper on a roll

Especially when you have your first child, you want to do everything right. You want to be the best parent you can be. If God blesses you with additional children, you hopefully continue to want to be a loving parent. You want to teach your children everything they need to know to get a good [ keep reading ]

Entrepreneur thoughts you must avoid to be great

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We live in a spectacular age where the self-made business possibilities are nearly limitless. In fact, chances are, if you have a business dream that hasn’t come true, you’re to blame. Sorry, but most obstacles are self-inflicted. When you spend time alone, thinking of your dream, you feel great. However, when it comes time to [ keep reading ]

Parenting humor that will make you cry laugh

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Good morning (afternoon, evening, night)! Did you come to Hot Mess Press in need of some good parenting humor today? This one’s for moms or dads who need a good cry laugh. Sometimes, you just have to laugh at life, so you don’t cry, but if you cry laugh, that’s good, not bad. Know what [ keep reading ]

Secrets to a happy marriage: Kiss, a lot!

secrets to happy marriage, elderly couple

Are you in the middle of your having-babies-raising-a-family-building-a-career phase in life? If so, you might think it difficult to imagine being married more than 50 years.  After all, you’re just trying to make it through this day, right? You no doubt have high hopes, however, for finishing the journey right alongside the one with whom [ keep reading ]

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