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Laurie Blossoms

Laurie is the Vancouver-based author of Growing Forward When You Can't Go Back. She started her "Quip and Tips" blogs in 2005 and has been writing full-time for over a decade! Her degrees are in Psychology, Education, and Social Work.

How Soon Should You Adopt Another Cat

How Soon Should You Adopt Another Cat?

Deciding if you should you adopt a new cat or kitten after the death of your beloved animal isn’t easy. Some bereaved pet lovers feel guilty, sad, or confused about adopting a cat or buying a kitten from a pet store. Others are worried about opening their hearts to another experience of great love and loss.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gifts and Ideas

15 Gifts and Tips for Your Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

Do you need good ideas and gifts for your Operation Christmas Child Shoebox? I’ve been researching gift ideas for five years! Your Operation Christmas Child Shoebox can change a family’s life; filling your shoebox with helpful, thoughtful gifts doesn’t just make a child’s Christmas brighter. Your gifts can change the trajectory of a child’s life…and that can change the world.