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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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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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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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Natural Burial Options

As much as it’s hard to talk about, it’s inevitable that one day you will die. Burial arrangements will need to be made – but what if you don’t want to choose between cremation and burial? Wouldn’t it be great if there were other options out there? Something that’s more gentle on the environment than

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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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Keeping Busy When Isolating With Kids

Self Isolation With Kids. The world is under house arrest, aka social distancing because of the worldwide pandemic Convid-19, aka Corona Virus. No, not from drinking beer. Not the Chinese Flu. A very serious virus with no cure, no vaccine, that can infect anyone and is spreading worldwide rapidly. This week, I’ve been home with

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Cardiac Arrest Vs Heart Attack

What are the differences between a heart attack vs cardiac arrest – do you know? I didn’t. The hardest question that everyone always asks is how my husband died. The short answer is: his heart stopped working. The longer answer is: we’re not quite sure what happened, but all signs lead me to believe that

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17 Things To Do When Someone Dies – An Indispensable Checklist

A Breakdown Of The Documents And Administrative Actions That Have to Be Done After A Loved One’s Death Please note that this post is informational only, and I cannot be held accountable for any decisions you make. This is also based on Ontario provincial law, and as required, Canadian Federal law.  This clear, concise list

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