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What It Means to Be Family

Image: Castello di Montebello, Bellinzona, Switzerland, © Boris Stroujko (Fotolia.com) Putting Family First One Christmas in high school I bought my boyfriend at the time two small gifts. The problem? I had purchased only one gift for each of my family members…

No Right or Wrong Way To Grieve

Image: © Steve Byland (Fotolia.com) My Late Night Visitor The night my grandmother passed away, I took my dog outside for a walk. As I opened the front door, I caught a movement at the corner of my eye. A red cardinal…

Camping Indoors During a Snow Storm

Image: © adogslifephoto (Fotolia.com) When the Snow Storms Some people look at snow and see the beauty of nature. Snowflakes outline tree branches in streams of white. Children frolic with snowmen teeming with corncob pipes and button noses. Other people see the…

A Celebration of Life Leads to a Stroke of Insight

Image: Photo from Tanya Feke, left to right, front row: Gilbert Aidan Feke (my son at front left), Anita Couto (my cousin in polka dot shirt), Tanya Feke (me!) with daughter Charlotte Feke on my lap; second row: Tyler Almeida (my nephew…

Why Party Favors Matter (They Don’t)

Image: © millefloreimages (Fotolia.com) What Birthdays Are All About Like most people, I love the gratitude and togetherness of a Thanksgiving meal. A Christmas noel (a birthday celebration all its own) brings joy to my heart. Love on Valentine’s Day…