6 Ways to Cope With Being a Foster Kid

If you’re a foster kid – or even a foster parent – my tips for dealing with feelings of helplessness, shame, and loneliness will help you cope. It’s hard to be in foster care, even when your foster homes are supportive, your foster parents kind, and the system good to you.

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How to Cope With Guilt When Your Dog Kills Squirrels

How to Cope With Guilt When Your Dog Kills Squirrels

One of the hardest parts of owning a hunting dog or a terrier with “ratter” lineage is seeing your dog kill a squirrel. I never dreamed I’d say “My dog killed a squirrel” – nor did I realize how guilty and sad I’d feel.


15 “Thank You” Gifts for Family Caregivers

Sometimes words aren’t enough. These gifts for caregivers will help you express heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to someone caring for a loved one. My work with with the Alzheimer’s Society inspired me to research a list of thoughtful thank you gifts for caregivers.

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Best Gifts for People With Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease

20 Cheerful Gifts for People With Alzheimer’s or Dementia

These 20 gifts and ideas for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or other types of cognitive disorders will bring a splash of color and cheer into their lives! Caregivers will love these gifts, too. These ideas make life happier, easier, and brighter for everyone. The Fun Dogs Wall Calendar is the least practical, most cheerful gift idea […]


30 Delightful Gifts for Older Parents Who Have Everything

Your elderly parents have everything they want and need; the best gift helps your mom and dad feel close to you. These gifts and ideas for older parents and grandparents are designed to keep you connected without actually moving you into their home! The Moments of Glory Wall Calendar is a beautiful, practical gift for […]

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Sympathy Gift Ideas for Someone Who Lost a Grandmother

20 Sympathy Gifts for Someone Who Lost a Grandma

Here, you’ll find a variety of sympathy gifts to offer comfort and support after the loss of a grandmother. I also included sympathy messages and ideas for condolence cards and funeral or “celebration of life” books. The Willow Tree Forget Me Not is a lovely sympathy gift for a coworker or friend. The Willow Tree figurines are […]


15 Gifts and Ideas to Help a Patient Recover After Surgery

I’m recovering from orthopedic surgery; this gift list includes everything I needed to help me heal. I also found a doctor’s post-surgery suggestions recovery. No matter what type of surgery your patient underwent, you’ll find something to help with healing on this gift list. The Nifty Nabber Pick-Up Tool with Aluminum Handle is a great gift idea! After […]

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40th Birthday Gift Ideas That Will Surprise and Delight Her

Turning forty is a once-in-a-lifetime event! These 40th birthday gift ideas for women will add a dash of fun, creativity and playfulness to this celebration. Even if she isn’t excited about turning forty, she’ll be surprised and delighted by one of these thoughtful and unique gift ideas. The Anuschka Hand Painted Leather Handbag is first on […]