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My first Mother’s Day without my mother

As Americans ramp up to celebrate Mother's Day this weekend, I find myself experiencing a new level of grief for the day I will never spend with my mother again. Knowing that Mother's Day is approaching would be difficult enough I imagine, but I receive multiple daily reminders of it. I check my email and… Continue reading My first Mother’s Day without my mother

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Have you checked on your family and friends lately?

Life can be busy. Life can be hard. Sometimes, you get caught up in your own chaos, so much that you don't realize that other people are going through difficult times as well. One of the simplest things you can do for another person is to just check in to see how they are doing.… Continue reading Have you checked on your family and friends lately?

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Am I The Only One Who Is Glad Christmas Is Over?

Past years found me waking up early (yes, even in my thirties), excited to open presents. Like most people, I enjoy receiving presents. I also like giving presents and seeing the look on a person's face when they open a perfect, well thought out gift. This year could not have been more different. I woke… Continue reading Am I The Only One Who Is Glad Christmas Is Over?