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.

Life lessons: A Christmas film that shares many

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My husband’s favorite movie is Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. Our family makes a homemade Advent calendar each year and one of the pages always includes watching this film as a family activity. As a side note, I (randomly) suggested watching it the other day and all three [ keep reading ]

Learn to be still. You might start to like it.

Learn to be still, woman sitting with eyes closed

When I was in my early teen years, I used to have a nasty habit of virulently swinging my leg while crossed at the knee. I was also a knee bouncer. I’d lift the heel of my foot off the floor so it was resting on the ball. Consider use of the term “resting” lightly [ keep reading ]

Happy holidays: Make it more intentional this year

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So many people I talk to say they are yearning for more meaning and purpose in their holiday seasons. As soon as they start hearing “Happy Holidays,” they stress. For most Christians, the highlight of this season is Christmas. However, most people relegate it to just one day when, in fact, it is an entire [ keep reading ]

Is Christmas hard because you lost someone?

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Next week, Thanksgiving 2019 will kickoff a brand new holiday season. As a Christian, it’s a special time of year for me. I’ve always believed that a grateful heart is a joyful heart, and my mother taught me that, if I have God and family, I have everything. Many of us have lost loved ones, [ keep reading ]

Celebrity fun facts to lighten your day

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Are you feeling it? There’s an atmosphere of mixed anticipation-slash-anxiety as the official 2019 holiday season swiftly approaches for kick-off. If you need a break from planning your Thanksgiving menu or guest list, I’ve compiled a short list of celebrity fun facts to lighten the load. I have a dear friend from high school who [ keep reading ]

Home school help: Does pride keep you from asking?

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I’m coming out of the starting gate of this post with some tough love. You can’t do it all. If you’re Googling phrases such as “home school help,” then, the first thing you’ll want to remember is that you can’t do it all. False perceptions, misguided information and the deadly sin of pride might make [ keep reading ]

Kanye West: Friend or foe of Jesus Christ?

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There are a few topics that tend to incite debate, and Christianity is definitely one of them. Even within the Christian community itself, you might find numerous interpretations and belief systems regarding the general tenets and truths of believers. When a person accepts Jesus Christ as the Savior of the World, other people, especially fellow [ keep reading ]

How to help toddlers improve brain health

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Ample evidence suggests increased screen time has potentially adverse effects on human health. (I’d add that it also has potentially negative effects on human relationships.) Today, we’re focusing on how to help toddlers improve the health of their little, magnificent, wonderful brains. Yes, I’m going to tell you to cut back (if not eliminate) their [ keep reading ]

Ticks: Are you sleeping with them?

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Do you let your dog or cat lie on your bed, perhaps even sleeping with you all night? Cuddling with ‘fur babies’ is a popular trend among pet owners. Some say they’d rather snuggle up to their pups than their snoring spouses. (Seems like there’s definitely another post begging to be written there.) This post, [ keep reading ]

Live video tips: Avoid these things like the plague!

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Entrepreneurship is the way of the future, which is great because kids don’t have to feel like college is their only option. I can think of five or six businesses that were created in garages. These are $25 billion-plus companies like Google, Amazon and Disney. This post isn’t about whether or not it’s cool to [ keep reading ]

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