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.

Should Biological Males Compete as Females?

males compete as females, feet at starting line

The world of track and field is immersed in controversy regarding transgender and intersex athletes competing as female runners. The two issues are slightly different; yet, the base questions when males compete as females remain the same. I believe such issues will continue to proliferate in the coming years. We can’t deny that every human [ keep reading ]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank

father's day gift ideas, wall decorations

Whether you’re reading this post as an adult daughter or as a wife, you’ll hopefully find it helpful as you prepare for Father’s Day. My own dad passed away eight years ago and I miss him every day. Thus, I’m writing this post from my perspective as a wife and mother. You might be reading [ keep reading ]

How to Manage Menopause Without Going Bonkers

How to manage menopause, woman with flowers

April 2019 has a deeply etched place in my heart. It’s the month when I officially completed menopause. After 34 years of parenting, it was one of the biggest milestones of my life. I had heard and read so much about this mysterious, sacred, often turbulent time in a woman’s life. Nothing I heard or [ keep reading ]

Tips for Aging Gracefully: Get Ready for Your 90s

Tips for aging gracefully, old woman

I recently had the blessing of spending a week with my beautiful, wonderful, 90-year-old mother. I also got to hang out with some of her friends. My mother and her friends live in an independent living facility. I interacted with and observed these seniors, most of whom are age 90 and beyond. In doing so, [ keep reading ]

Foods to Fight Cancer: Top Five Choices

Foods to fight cancer, tomatoes

We’ve all heard the saying that we are what we eat. While it might not be a literal truth, there is definitely merit to the old adage. Current data shows that there are specific foods to fight cancer. Incorporating some of these foods into your daily (or, at least, weekly) diet may help prevent cancer-related [ keep reading ]

How to Garden when You Don’t Know How to Garden

How to garden, zucchini

Growing your own food is definitely one of the best means for combating a contaminated national food supply. If you purchase healthy seeds or plants and put them into the soil, you can provide staple foods for your family. Not knowing how to garden makes some people hesitant to try at all. As in many [ keep reading ]

Energy Drink Dangers: Parents, Be Alerted!

energy drink dangers, pop-top cans

One of my daughters recently suffered an adverse health condition due to dehydration. We’re a big water-drinking family. This particular child, however, never drinks enough water. (She does now, thanks to an app she downloaded to remind herself.) Many parents think that as long as their kids drink something, they’re hydrated. This post will hopefully [ keep reading ]

Creative Family Fun Ideas on a Shoestring Budget

Creative family fun, dinner party

If it’s getting more difficult to have once-a-week date nights, you likely have one or several children. It’s natural for married couples with children to stay home more often. In addition to finding a sitter (and paying for child care) it can be tough to afford a night on the town. Groceries, diapers, homes, vehicles [ keep reading ]

Family-Friendly Movies Part 2: Christian Themes

Family-friendly movies, movie sign

As promised in Family-friendly Movies Part 1, I’m back with more great ideas for your next at-home family movie night. The films on this list all share a Christian theme. In the recent past, Christians have been under attack. Persecution has taken  overseas and also right here in our own country. It can be quite [ keep reading ]

Gardening Ideas: Add a New Focus Every Year

Gardening ideas, lady in hat with tomatoes

Perhaps you’ve read other articles I’ve written here on Hot Mess Press. If so,you may have come across one (or several) where I mention my frustration over a contaminated food supply in the United States. Seriously. We shouldn’t have to feel like we’re poisoning our families just by putting supper on the table. Incorporating easy-to-do [ keep reading ]

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