63 responses to Rainbows and Sunshine: A New Publication for Children (Win a 1-Year Subscription)
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    Barbara Long
    Comment on How Wonderful! (February 10th, 2017 at 09:50)

    How Wonderful!

    This is just wonderful! When I was a child, as a gift, my Aunt purchased a subscription to a children’s magazine and had it sent to my address. It is one of my fondest memories: mail addressed specifically to me; a magazine full of exciting stories, crafts, puzzles, etc. I could hardly wait to receive each issue! I can’t think of anything in my childhood (and I had a blessed childhood!) that left quite the same impression.
    Freida, this is a wonderful venture for all children blessed enough to receive it. Unfortunately, it will be difficult for me to pay the subscription fee at this time, but I would love to win one for a year. That way, I could save up and purchase the next year. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful gift.

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    Ferris Watson
    Comment on I would be a surprise (February 10th, 2017 at 09:54)

    I would be a surprise

    It would be a welcome surprise as a gift to an Amish family in Gilman, Wis.

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    Judith
    Comment on Rainbows and Sunshine (February 10th, 2017 at 10:13)

    Rainbows and Sunshine

    What a wonderful idea…to share Frieda’s talents with adults and children! A subscription would certainly be nice….providing a “together” time with grandchildren. It could be sent either to the Grandchildren’s address (knowing little ones love receiving mail!) or the Grandparents (like myself) to have on hand when the kids are visiting.
    I have always been very fond of the Amish and respectful of their way of life/practices. This is just one more avenue that shows their immense “family” sense. Actually, the chosen magazine title pretty much says it all!

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      Comment on My grandchildren would love Rainbows and Sunshine! (February 10th, 2017 at 10:29)

      My grandchildren would love Rainbows and Sunshine!

      Thank you so much for sharing about this new publication. It sounds so awesome. We are blessed with four grandchildren and I know this would be great fun for them. And I like there will be interesting things for adults to read too. Thanks, Freida, for creating this wonderful magazine.

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    Comment on Subscription (February 10th, 2017 at 10:14)

    Subscription

    This is wonderful! I, too, am an idea person who has trouble getting my ideas carried out. I want to do a church newsletter but got dejected when all three of the people who said they would contribute to the first, sample newsletter, didn’t come through. You’re a great motivation. May you be blessed for seeing this through, and I look forward to seeing more of this.

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    Mitchell
    Comment on Sign me up (February 10th, 2017 at 10:22)

    Sign me up

    My Kids would enjoy this

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    Comment on Children's magazine (February 10th, 2017 at 10:26)

    Children's magazine

    My daughter Ava would love this!

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    Patricia Mapley
    Comment on Over Joyed (February 10th, 2017 at 10:31)

    Over Joyed

    This offer has made me over joyed. I love the idea of a simpler life. My Grandchildren live in Alaska and share my love. They would enjoy Rainbows and Sunshine. Blessings to ALL.

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    Comment on Thanks for the Opportunity (February 10th, 2017 at 10:33)

    Thanks for the Opportunity

    My grandchildren would love this – I have 18 so which family would get it?

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    Comment on Wholesome (February 10th, 2017 at 10:34)

    Wholesome

    It is so refreshing to see a wholesome source of fun for children. I wish I had some little ones around to give it to.

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    Comment on FCA kids would love this (February 10th, 2017 at 10:36)

    FCA kids would love this

    My grandson would love this and would be able to share it with all of his classmates at First Christian Academy in Florida. I looks to be a really well done publication.

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    Kara Marx
    Comment on Awesome Magazine (February 10th, 2017 at 10:45)

    Awesome Magazine

    Lots of fun activities and good reading; all so wholesome = a great kids magazine!!

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    Cindy Gangwer
    Comment on Rainbows & Sunshine entry (February 10th, 2017 at 10:57)

    Rainbows & Sunshine entry

    I would love to win the subscription! I have four granddaughters who like learning about the Amish. The olders read Amish fiction frequently.

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    Jane underwood
    Comment on Good idea (February 10th, 2017 at 11:01)

    Good idea

    It looks like a good idea for children, like Highlights for children. Children need a magazine to look at that is their own. They also can keep them to look at on rainy days. It helps develop their thinking and reading abilities. It is good also that it is a nice not worldly way of thinking.

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    Cindy Linthicum
    Comment on Sounds like fun (February 10th, 2017 at 11:03)

    Sounds like fun

    My grandson would love this. What a great sounding publication!

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    Comment on Outstanding Read (February 10th, 2017 at 11:10)

    Outstanding Read

    Serving as a Chaplain at a Children’s Hospital we have many who come as patients from Amish communities. This would be a wonderful resource to share with them. Many thanks.

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    My granddaughter is turning 2 and what a wonderful birthday surprise

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    Comment on Outstanding Read (February 10th, 2017 at 11:12)

    Outstanding Read

    As a chaplain at a Children’s hospital we have many Amish patients. This would serve as a wonderful tool to patients and their families.

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    Larry Simon
    Comment on Joy of learning (February 10th, 2017 at 11:29)

    Joy of learning

    Reading opens the mind to learning and that brings joy!

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    Cari Anderson
    Comment on Free subscription (February 10th, 2017 at 11:30)

    Free subscription

    Thanks for the fun offer, this will be a great addition to our homechool.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Penelope Kenney
    Comment on Great idea (February 10th, 2017 at 11:34)

    Great idea

    Excited to read about this. I have 3 children who would really enjoy this magazine. Can’t wait to see it.

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    Comment on That's exciting! (February 10th, 2017 at 11:49)

    That's exciting!

    This is a wonderful idea. I used to live in Lancaster area.

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    Bettina Worrall
    Comment on Great Idea! (February 10th, 2017 at 12:04)

    Great Idea!

    I’d love to win, if you send the magazine to Canada.
    I work at a small Hutterite School and our kids woukd absolutely enjoy the magazine and ideas.

    • Bettina, neat to hear you work at a Hutterite school. You reminded me of some posts we published from Linda Maendel, who teaches in her Manitoba colony. Here are a few of them that might be interesting:

      http://amishamerica.com/manitoba-hutterite-linda-maendel/
      http://amishamerica.com/hutterite-education/
      http://amishamerica.com/what-is-communal-life-like-for-hutterites/

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    Josette
    Comment on That's awesome! (February 10th, 2017 at 12:07)

    That's awesome!

    I’m a teacher of special needs children. We were talking about the Amish just the other day and they asked if the Amish have special children too. I told them all children are special to God. They want to study the Amish and this publication would be a great way to do it. Thank you for letting us know about it.

    • And Josette you might find these interesting, on the Amish and special needs education. I bet your schoolchildren are glad to have you for a teacher!

      http://amishamerica.com/amish-special-needs-children/
      http://amishamerica.com/caring-hands-helping-parents-of-special-needs-children/
      http://amishamerica.com/ask-an-amishman-special-needs-children/

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    Kelly Close
    Comment on I love it! (February 10th, 2017 at 12:26)

    I love it!

    What an exciting magazine for my 8 year old and 4 year old! I can see my almost 13 year old peaking in it, too!
    A treat for any family with kids!

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    Diane Floyd
    Comment on Rainbows and Sunshine (February 10th, 2017 at 12:29)

    Rainbows and Sunshine

    My daughter will become an 4-H agent soon and this would be great in her collection of fun, multi-age crafts and games.

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    Comment on Looks interesting (February 10th, 2017 at 12:30)

    Looks interesting

    I would love to have something like this for my daughter.

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    Teri raschka
    Comment on Rainbows and Sunshine: A New Publication for Children (Win a 1-Year Subscription) (February 10th, 2017 at 12:45)

    I would love for my niece to receive this. She lives in Grabil,indiana.many of her friends are amish even her babysitter. I know she would share this with all of them.

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    Comment on Lovely work! (February 10th, 2017 at 12:55)

    Lovely work!

    How refreshing! The various puzzles, coloring pages, etc. are wonderful. I live in a rural area of North Carolina and the women in my church circle bring their children with them to our meetings. It would be wonderful for them to have this to work in during meetings. Congratulations on work well done!

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    What a great looking magazine. That would surely bring hours of fun and learning to any child. This magazine looks much better than other children’s publications I have seen. My grandchildren would enjoy this so much. Thanks for sharing this with us and please enter me in the giveaway.

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    Sara Mandal-Joy
    Comment on Delightful! (February 10th, 2017 at 13:17)

    Delightful!

    My special needs (down syndrome and autism) adult son, Nathan, would absolutely love this magazine. We used to live neart some Amish folks who became friends. We’ve moved since but Nathan is still very drawn to the Amish. Nathan loves stories and puzzles and crafts, functions at about 2nd grade level, and would be delighted by this magazine. I hope I can win it for him!

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    Barbara Long
    Comment on Rainbows and Sunshine: A New Publication for Children (Win a 1-Year Subscription) (February 10th, 2017 at 13:18)

    I actually teach a course on the Amish life. What an awesome addition this would be to share with hundreds of students!

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    Paul Anderson
    Comment on Great! (February 10th, 2017 at 15:09)

    Great!

    My daughter Anna would love this!

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    Pam Kedderis
    Comment on This is a Lovely Magazine! (February 10th, 2017 at 15:42)

    This is a Lovely Magazine!

    My godchild’s twins would love this!

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    Meyre Gomes
    Comment on Yesss (February 10th, 2017 at 17:22)

    Yesss

    It would ve awesome to win this.

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    ciarra
    Comment on pick me please (February 10th, 2017 at 17:46)

    pick me please

    I want a magazine for children.

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    Betty weightman
    Comment on Kids magazine (February 10th, 2017 at 17:49)

    Kids magazine

    Freida, I just love your creativity with the magazine. It appears you have considered all children’s favorite things…stickers, coloring, jokes, etc. Good luck on your new venture. Remember to be thankful in all things.

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    Bill Theroux
    Comment on Rainbow and Sunshine (February 10th, 2017 at 18:10)

    Rainbow and Sunshine

    Great article would love to read this magazine on a money basis.

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    Comment on Wonderful (February 10th, 2017 at 20:07)

    Wonderful

    Would live to introduce my Grandson Asher to the wonderful life of Amish.

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    Barb Zimmerman
    Comment on Good Luck with This Publication (February 10th, 2017 at 20:21)

    Good Luck with This Publication

    I would love to try this with my great-nephews. These activities might be just what’s needed to get their fingers off the computers and onto mind-building activities.

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    Tina Bolyard
    Comment on Wonderful (February 10th, 2017 at 20:49)

    Wonderful

    I would love this for my granddaughter. Would love to teach her about the amish.

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    Comment on Rainbow and Sunshine (February 10th, 2017 at 21:27)

    Rainbow and Sunshine

    I love the idea of this publication. I believe the Amish have much to offer us in their love of God and community. Children need to be shown when they are young that God is there for them. What a great way to shower kids with God’s love and perhaps, just perhaps, they might learn something along the way. Thank you, Freida.

    I have been a teacher for closing in on 30 years and tell parents who worry that their child is not reading novels, but devours comic books, “let him/her read comics, it can not only help the child learn to read, but also to learn to love reading.” The child has a lifetime to read novels.

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    Comment on Really great tool (February 10th, 2017 at 21:28)

    Really great tool

    This looks like a great book. My 5 year old would appreciate a subscription. I am so impressed, I will show my Amish neighbor, because I am sure she will send a few copies out to her grand kids out in Wisconsin. This is a great blog. Thanks

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    Franci Galvis
    Comment on Rainbows and Sunshine - Fantastic! (February 10th, 2017 at 21:37)

    Rainbows and Sunshine - Fantastic!

    Dear Freida,
    I would be thrilled to win a subscription to your very creative children’s magazine for an Old Order Amish family whom I have visited weekly for the past 2-3 years. Every week I buy brown eggs from them, and I’ve learned to appreciate the beautiful simplicity of the Amish lifestyle, and the closeness of the Amish community. This past October the father died in a tragic sawmill accident, leaving the mother with 6 young children, the youngest of whom was born just a few days before Christmas. The children and their mom would be so happy to receive Rainbows & Sunshine!
    Please enter my name (for them) in your giveaway contest.

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    Comment on Wha a great idea (February 10th, 2017 at 21:55)

    Wha a great idea

    First thing tomorrow morning my wife and I are going to obtain a subscription for Rainbows and Sunshine for our “Amish grandchildren” in Wisconsin. We will enter the subscription in one of the girl’s name but knowing she will gladly share the magazine with her brothers and sisters.

    Freida Stoltzfus is to be commended for taking on a project that will make many Amish children happy. I wish to thank her with all my heart.

  • Looks like a great publication....for the Grands....Grandchildren and Grandpa. May God bless this endeavor.

    Looks like a great publication….for the Grands….Grandchildren and Grandpa. May God bless this endeavor.

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    Comment on Much Success, Freida (February 10th, 2017 at 23:17)

    Much Success, Freida

    All the best to you Freida on your new publication! I have a grandson who would love this magazine.

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    Ken Nowicki
    Comment on Looks Great (February 10th, 2017 at 23:53)

    Looks Great

    What an awesome gift this would be for my grandson

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    Joyce Shelton
    Comment on I think your magazine is Awesome! (February 10th, 2017 at 23:58)

    I think your magazine is Awesome!

    I really think your magazine is awesome and shouldn’t be just for children. I Love reading Amish books and I collect Amish recipes. From what I have seen above of your magazine, it is very educational! I Love baking and wish I still could cook and garden and do all the things I used to enjoy so much! I have degenerative bone disease so I am disabled and can’t do the things I used to. This magazine would be a wonderful addition to my reading! I read and play games on my kindle to keep my mind off of my pain. As long as I keep my mind busy, I don’t feel the pain as badly. God Bless You and Please keep on writing!

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    Tammy Richards
    Comment on Rainbows and Sunshine: A New Publication for Children (Win a 1-Year Subscription) (February 11th, 2017 at 07:23)

    Looks like a nice magazine. We enjoy publications that are considered typically Amish.

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    Susan
    Comment on How Nice! (February 11th, 2017 at 09:06)

    How Nice!

    Finally going to be a grandmom and this would be perfect to use with the grandchildren.

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