Show 215…Beyond Buggies and Bonnets: Brenda Nixon


The last time I spoke to Brenda Nixon on my show she was a fellow host here on Toginet Radio with The Parents’ Plate. Today I am welcoming her back to  The Sociable Homeschooler ,where homeschooling is a unique lifestyle, to talk about how her family has taken on a different dynamic with the inclusion of ex-Amish teenagers whom she has adopted.  She is now known as the “Mom to the Ex-Amish” with a son-in-law, 2 adopted sons, and relationships with those who’ve left the most insular Swartzentruber Amish order. Today we’ll be talking about the Amish culture not found on TV or in fiction books. Brenda’s blog, Beyond Buggies and Bonnets, has 70,000 readers world wide! She’s writing a book about the struggles of Amish to assimilate to the “forbidden” English world, and about the life they left.

Today Brenda and I are going to be talking about how she first became involved with this strict Amish order, the challenges she faced and how her first impressions of this culture have changed.  Grab yourself a cuppa and join us on Friday at 12 noon Central.

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