The Journal Frequently Asked Questions

The Journal, a Homemaker’s Newspaper

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is The Journal? The Journal is a bi-monthly publication written by and for homemakers. The newspaper is owned, compiled, edited, printed, distributed, managed by Mrs. Katie of Heritage Ways. The Heritage Ways community contributes the majority of the content and an all-volunteer staff works hard to manage various areas of the paper. It is printed on newsprint paper and mailed in a protective envelope.
  • Who is the readership of The Journal? The readers of this community publication are those who appreciate homemaking and old-fashioned values. They appreciate all that home entails, they support small and local businesses and community endeavors, they appreciate positivity, joy and hope.
  • How often it published? Mailing dates for 2023 are as follows:
    • January 30
    • March 27
    • May 30
    • July 24
    • September 25
    • November 27
  • How do I subscribe to this publication? There are several ways to order a yearly subscription of The Journal.
  • Questions about subscriptions?? Email Dani at

Five ways to order:

  1. Barter) Mail 22 (twenty-two) US first-class postage stamps to Heritage Ways/POB 355/Loudonville OH 44842; provide address.
  2. Check) Mail $13.00 to Heritage Ways/POB 355/Loudonville OH 44842; provide address.
  3. PayPal) $13.00 using yellow PayPal Subscribe Button Below; Outside USA, use PayPal, please send $18.00 USD
  4. Free) top-tier Patreon patrons (Heritage Keepers) receive paper at no additional cost; includes international; subscription provided as part of Patreon gifts;


  • What is the deadline to subscribe and still receive the latest issue? The deadline to subscribe and still receive the most recent upcoming issue is 7 days (one week) prior to Mailing Dates (refer to those above). Mailings (checks, barters) must be postmarked by that date and digital payments (PayPal) must be paid by that date.
  • May I advertise my small business in The Journal? Yes, please do! Our readership appreciates knowing about small and family operated businesses that market toward homemakers and homesteaders.. Refer to this Advertisement Fee Schedule for more information.
  • May I buy gift subscriptions for others? Yes, certainly! Simply order for others in the same way which you order for yourself. Please make note to us, when paying, that you are ordering for others and be sure to provide the appropriate names and addresses.
  • May I order a digital copy of The Journal? Digital copies are not available as our primary goal in sending through the mail is to return to a slower, simpler and kinder form of sharing community.
  • I live outside of the United States, where Heritage Ways is based, but I would like to receive this publication. We mail anywhere in the world!
  • What type of content may I submit to this community newspaper?
    • “News From Home” is our primary feature where folks submit what is going on at their homes. It’s that simple. What have you been cooking, crafting, baking, reading, watching, thinking, planting, making, etc? Simply share the daily goings-on. This feature has been a huge hit with our readership.
    • Recipes
    • Homemaking Tips
    • Homeschooling Ideas
    • Devotional/Motivational Thoughts
    • Trivia from Home and History
    • quite honestly, anything you would like that would appeal to homemakers and homesteaders
    • memories of the days gone by
  • How do I submit content? Content is directed to various folks who have volunteered to help with our community newspaper.
    • Submit general questions to
    • Submit “News from Home” to
    • Submit anything food-related to
    • Submit advertising content (not payments) to
    • Submit inspirational, devotional, motivational content to
    • Submit book reviews, original poetry, and the like to
    • Submit content to Community Board to
    • Submit home tips to
    • Submit jokes and funnies to
    • Submit trivia to
  • What is the deadline to submit content? The deadline to submit content is exactly 14 days (two weeks) prior to Mailing Dates (see above).
  • How can I know if my check or stamps arrived to Heritage Ways? We will follow the model of other publications in that you should assume that your payment arrived to its destination in a timely manner. We are not able to devote the time to notify subscribers when mailings arrive. Refer to following question for more details.
  • What if I don’t receive my copy of The Journal when I feel it has been a reasonable time? Publications will be mailed on or before the Publication Dates, Lord willing and barring any strange unforeseen circumstance. (In that event, we will notify you via our email mailing list.) If your copy has failed to arrive within 7 full days (one week), feel free to contact Mrs. Katie to verify its mailing. If the copy has been mailed, please allow 7 additional days. If after that time your copy has still not arrived, notify us once more and a replacement will happily be mailed. We treat you the way we would want to be treated. Please do keep in mind the changes and fluctuations within the postal system these days. We have to offer grace all around.
  • May I tip or donate to this community effort? Yes and thank-you! Mr. Patient and Mrs. Katie do have start-up and ongoing costs which are being defrayed, in a large part, by those who have offered a tip or donation. Thank-you!

More questions? Please contact Mrs. Katie. Please note that this email *may* be forwarded to others who have offered to help with duties regarding The Journal. Therefore, the response may come from an email other than Mrs. Katie’s.


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