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Stolen Goodbyes: Families of the Dying Need Clarity, Consistency

Earlier this month, I said goodbye to my grandmother for the last time. It was not as I had intended—squeezing her hand and kissing her softly on the cheek as we always do—but from outside a window, my face pressed tight to its dirty screen. I couldn’t see much, but called out to her, desperately hoping she could hear my voice through a tiny 1.5” opening.…

Valentine’s Day Giveaway: $1000 PayPal Cash

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so allow me to spread a bit of love and cheer. Whether you plan to spend the holiday with your “galentines” or with a significant other, I want to help you celebrate in a GRAND way!

I’ve teamed up with a few of my blogger pals to present one of you with a gift of $1000 PayPal cash.…

A Mother’s Day love letter & gift guide

I’ve always thought my mom was superwoman—selfless, capable and confident.

But until I became a mother myself, I didn’t fully understand the depth of her love. I knew she sacrificed a lot for our family. I knew she always put me first. However, after tasting the challenges of parenthood myself, I have a far greater appreciation for what she has done for me. The worries, the sleepless nights, the “mom guilt,” the challenges of juggling work and family life—mothers are truly incredible!…