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How do I get through Valentine’s Day? You have to know this LOVE Day is a trigger for many people who have lost a spouse. The first few years it’s really hard to get through the day. And then who knows, but maybe the 6th year somehow is bad- you never can quite guess this […]

February 10, 2023

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1st YEAR

We all know if you like to go to work it makes getting up easier, working easier, and going to bed (so you don’t dread tomorrow) easier! Finding meaning in your work is the key to happiness. Most adults spend the majority of their waking hours at work- an average of 48 hours a week! […]

January 20, 2023

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CAREER

  My husband and I both had our spouses pass away before we met. While we were dating I asked him to tell me about the things people gave him or did for him when his wife passed away that were meaningful. I noticed that some of the things I really appreciated were completely different […]

January 15, 2023

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GIFTS

After 14 years of blending families, 88% of our kids still talk to us. That’s a B+ and I guess I can be pretty happy with that.What brought this to my attention is a friend who is new at blending a family. He now has a bunch of kids trying to figure out how to […]

January 4, 2023

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BLENDING

I’ve heard this a few times before, “She got lucky!” or “How do I get your gig?” Well, work your butt off is the answer. Nope! There is no “overnight sensation” in business. It takes a lot of work, failing, looking at things from a different perspective, passion and maybe a sprinkle of luck.People often […]

November 30, 2022

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CAREER

Instead of “Kids say the darndest things!” I would like to change it to, Adults say the darndest things to a child after a death of a parent. I assume people are doing the best that they know how, so if we teach them to be aware of what to say and why things should […]

November 20, 2022

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A FRIEND DIES

Since I was four years old I had always wanted to adopt a baby with dark skin. Anytime I went out of the country- to Mexico and Asia- I would go crazy over these little kids. Oh my gosh, they’re so cute! I remember telling my grandpa that I was going to adopt a black […]

October 21, 2022

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ADOPTION

“Yesterday” by Leona Lewis Such a good reminder that there are special things that nobody can ever take away ~ The memories you have with your loved one who has passed away! . I just can’t believe you’re gone Still waiting for morning to come Wanna see if the sun will rise even without you […]

September 8, 2022

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MUSIC

I love this in the morning with granola or in the afternoon when I’m craving my 4:00 sugar rush snack! It’s so easy to make yourself- no need to buy one from a store. Blend: 3 cups of your favorite juice (mango, guava, apple, dragon fruit, etc) 2 cups of your favorite frozen fruits (mango, […]

An oldie but goodie for sure! I love to listen to Whitney Houston- what an incredible voice! This song hits home whenever I hear it. Did you know Dolly Parton wrote this?! “Bittersweet memories, that is all I’m taking with me.” Enjoy this one! Listen to the song Lyrics: I Will Always Love You by Whitney […]

August 8, 2022

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MUSIC

SONG: Angel by Natasha Bedingfield I believe your loved ones are right beside you… LYRICS: A-N-G-E-LA-N-G-E-L Just like a shadowI’ll be beside youI’ll be your comfortAnd let it guide you homeI will provide you a place of shelterI wanna be your zoneTell me what to doTell me what you wanted me to doI’ll make you […]

August 8, 2022

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MUSIC

Oh, this song will get me every time! I’m sure most of us have wished we had just a few moments again with a loved one who has passed. This song pretty much sums up all of those thoughts. One More Day ~by Diamond Rio Last night I had a crazy dream A wish was […]

August 6, 2022

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MUSIC

  I wrote this in 2017 but feel it is so important, so I am republishing it.  I have been waiting 9 years for the right time to tell my story. There have been times when I felt I was ready, but my kids were not. I have waited to be in a space where […]

July 30, 2022

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SUICIDE

Ribs are one of my favorite things to order at a restaurant. But NOW I can make them just as tender and yummy at home with my new Sous Vide Precision Cooker! I have never tasted better ribs IN ALL OF MY LIFE!! They take a long time in the Sous Vide, but without much […]

July 23, 2022

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FOOD & NUTRITION