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Top 10 Financial Things To Do When A Spouse Dies

Top 10 Financial Things To Do When A Spouse Dies

The two things that are inevitable, death and taxes, are also the most administratively frustrating with all the paperwork and legalize. So many steps to take, in a particular order. This is an incredibly devastating time and you can’t think. You can have a team of financial experts on your side, but the crucial deciding

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13 Signs of a Romance Scammer

I’d like to believe that I’m Internet savvy, but a recent personal experience needed me to tell you that as a widow you need to beware of romance scams. From doing some research, I’ve learned that they are hitting hard and heavy, targeting widows and widowers, and it’s vital to know their tactics because these

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Happy Birthday to My Dear Dead Husband

Happy Birthday to my dear dead husband. There are certain milestones that a griever has to go through on their journey. The first year is the hardest because you hit all of these milestones for the first time. Some come around in their time as the following years travel their cycle. In my opinion, the

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Using Dreams and Grief To Go From Hell To Hello

This week’s blog post comes direct from Chantal King from Grieve Me Alone. I am honored to have her contribute her story to share to the rest of us. Everyone’s grief journey is different. Here is hers. How she uses dreams and grief together to create something wonderful for anyone who is grieving. Caution: don’t touch

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Why My Kids’ Mental Health Mandates Back To School

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on pinterest Pinterest I’ve been honored to write a guest post for a wonderful website called MindSpeaks. They reached out asking for a piece on mental health – I decided to take the current situation at hand: my kids’ mental health. This post is where I talk

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Hands-On Math Activities Using Playdough

Trying to home-school my kids during this Covid-19 lock-down has been hard, especially as they are four years apart. It may not seem like it, but the activities that a preschooler likes are a lot different than a third-grader! I needed a way to teach two levels of math in the same classroom – that

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Father’s Day As A Solo Mom Sucks

It’s really simple. When it comes every year, it’s a siren song announcing loud and clear that your alone. Father’s Day as a Solo Mom sucks. Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on pinterest Pinterest Every Year, It’s A Challenge My son’s father died when he was two and a half. My

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The Importance of Rituals In Grief

There is great importance of rituals in grief during trying times. These are unprecedented times indeed, when it seems that every week there’s some calamity to shake our world. First, came the wildfires of Australia which threatened to burn the country to the ground. Then, the Corona Virus which forced the world to hide away

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How To Decide To Take Someone Off Life Support

Not too long ago, a friend of a friend went through exactly what I went through back in 2014. The agony of being in the hospital. Keeping vigil on your loved one. Not knowing if they are brain dead or not, is torturous. How to decide to take someone off life support is a traumatic

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Choose Your Battles

Some days are longer than others. I don’t know about you, but during this Corona Virus home stay lock-down most days blend into each other and the hours stretch looong. Now that we’re all stuck together 24/7 with no reprieve, without our usual outlets of school or social life, we’re all getting a little wiggy.

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