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Choosing a Christmas gift for a new widow can be difficult because of the emotions surrounding this holiday season. Here are some thoughtful gift ideas that can provide comfort and support during this difficult time: 1. Personalized jewelry: Consider a piece of jewelry such as a necklace or bracelet that can be personalized with her […]

December 5, 2023

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A FRIEND DIES

I was listening to Tony Robbins and he says, “Where focus goes, energy flows”. It’s true if I really think about it. So how do I change my energy so it goes where I want it? Some days I get stuck in the mundane and have a “just get through today” attitude. SO how do […]

December 1, 2023

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PERSONAL GROWTH

                  When do I take off my wedding ring? This is the question I see the most. The answer may seem simple, but there are so many dimensions to this- just like a diamond. Everyone feels differently about who should wear a wedding ring, where they should […]

September 24, 2023

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QUESTIONS

Sometimes I find tips that I wish I had known years ago! They are like magic because they save so much time and money! Here are 3 of my favs: 1. Put your brown sugar in the freezer. It doesn’t take long to thaw when needed for recipes, but it doesn’t get hard like it […]

August 31, 2023

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HOME

                  It’s common for people to ask, “How are you?” But when you are a new widow, sometimes it is hard to know what to say back. Are they really wondering- an actual interest, or is it just what people say as a greeting? Answering the question, […]

August 12, 2023

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1st WEEK, QUESTIONS

                  These are some of the Funeral Service Details you may be asked to plan. It helped me to have a time where there was a little peace and quiet to think through these things. So if you have anyone asking what you can do- have them […]

August 1, 2023

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FUNERAL PLANNING

Planning the funeral of my husband wasn’t fun- even though those are the first few letters in the word funeral. But I realized I could make it meaningful. When someone asks what they can do to help- let them help you with something special for the funeral. I have taken note of creative things to […]

July 1, 2023

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FUNERAL PLANNING

I don’t always understand why things happen, but I have found a reason to be brave. That reason is you, my friend. I have felt strongly in the past few years since my husband passed away to write my story. Why would anyone want to do this?! It has hurt all over again and I […]

June 29, 2023

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1st DAY

                  After a close family member or loved one has passed away, some people feel the loved one may be sending them things or feelings to let them know they are still around. Is my loved one sending me signs from heaven? I believe they are. I […]

June 8, 2023

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1st WEEK

In the absence of play, individuals, especially children, may experience various negative effects on their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Play is a crucial activity that contributes to the overall development of individuals, and its absence can lead to several consequences: 1. **Limited social and emotional development**: Play provides a platform for children to interact […]

April 26, 2023

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PERSONAL GROWTH

                By their very nature, kids are active- they need to move, they need to interact, and focus on specific activities. ¬†Doing this requires a certain level of creativity throughout the duration of the lockdown. Play fun group games There are quite a number of board games that […]

March 16, 2023

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FUN