One thing I've always loved about my heritage is the amazing inclusivity of children and their participation in everyday tasks. Work together. Play together. Even though Jake and I aren't practicing the Amish faith, we incorporate many of their core values into our life with our 5 children. From kitchen duties to household maintenance, we stand side by side in the kitchen and contribute together to our shared household. I love looking for the intentional ways the Amish include children as helpers: the wash-lines are hung low, so they can help hang out the laundry to dry, the brooms are made small so they can feel like a valued part of the clean up tasks. When I thought of creating The Millstream Home Collection I knew that making children feel welcome was important to me andI tried to create products that place value on the nearness of children. After all, this is their home too.
With Love, Janelle