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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

We could all use a little Mother’s Day gift giving inspiration when it’s time to buy for the person who’s always been there for you, Mom.  Whether you’re buying for your mom, mother in law, wife, girlfriend, sister, grandmother, aunt or another woman who holds that special place in your life we’ve got you covered. Shop our picks for the…… Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Crochet · Faith · family · Homestead

Crochet Love: Just the beginning…

My mom loved to crochet.  She crafted beautiful scarves, blankets, hats, hotpads, dishcloths and more.  I never fully appreciated the work that went into creating these works of love.  When my mom passed away from Leukemia last month, I decided I would teach myself to crochet in memory of her. I joined a ton of…… Continue reading Crochet Love: Just the beginning…

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Savoring the little moments…

Last night, I lay awake trying to occupy my mind with thoughts other than my mom.  As I browsed crochet tips on Pinterest, our son starting whining from his room. I waited and listed to see if it was just a common whimper in his sleep or if it would continue.  After three more loud…… Continue reading Savoring the little moments…

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Planning a Funeral

I never thought about planning a funeral…until  I had to.  Really, who wants to think about that?  I always thought that you just call up the funeral home and they take care of the rest.  Right?  Wrong.  I hope you take a few moments to read this post.  It might be helpful to you in…… Continue reading Planning a Funeral

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Caring for someone you love who is terminally ill (and yourself)

  I’ve been struggling to write again since my mom passed away on Friday, March 31st… People always talk about feeling like there is a hole in their heart when someone passes.  Unfortunately, I now understand what they are talking about.  I held my mom’s hand when she stopped breathing and since then, life feels…… Continue reading Caring for someone you love who is terminally ill (and yourself)