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What to Buy Your Boyfriend’s Mom and Dad – 20 Gift Ideas

Don’t stress about finding the perfect gift for your boyfriend’s mom and dad! Trust your intuition; it’s the gift that keeps on giving. If you listen, that is 🙂 This list of gifts, ideas, and tips will help you find the perfect gift for any occasion – whether it’s your boyfriend’s mom’s birthday, his dad’s retirement, or their 40th wedding anniversary. […]

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Healing Your Heart After Losing Your Dog

“My dog died and I can’t get over it,” she said. “How do I overcome this pain and feel normal again?” The truth is that you never ‘get over it’ after you lose your dog. Your heart, soul, and spirit have experienced the unconditional and amazing love of a dog – and you’ll never be the same. Your dog’s paw […]


Heartwarming Sympathy Gifts for Someone Whose Mom Died

This collection of sympathy gifts and ideas will honor and support your friend after the loss of a mother. It can be hard to know what to say to someone whose mom died – besides simply “I’m sorry you lost your mother.” Remember, though, that your simple heartfelt wishes and condolences mean more than you think. I love the idea […]

Sympathy Gifts for the Loss of a Mother

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Sympathy Gifts to Say You’re Sorry After a Family Death

These sympathy gifts and ideas will help you say “I’m sorry for your loss” after someone dies. Whether it’s a sudden death in the family or an expected death due to an illness, all losses are shocking. We know we’ll grieve a family member’s death, but we’re often unprepared for the depth of the pain and shock. If you feel […]


How to Keep Going – Even When You Want to Give Up

Giving up isn’t really what you want to do – but the problem is you just don’t know how to keep going. Take heart, for here you’ll find the strength, courage, and hope you need to fight those “I want to give up” feelings. My first teaching job was in Africa, at an American school for missionaries’ and ex-pats’ kids. […]

How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up

How to Cope With Rehoming a Dog

5 Ways to Deal With Guilt and Grief After Rehoming Your Dog

Rehoming a dog – or giving your pet away – is incredibly intense and sad. You’ll find no judgment here, only understanding and compassion. I know how you feel; I had to rehome my dog a few years ago, and the decision was agonizing. Here, I share tips on how to deal with your guilt and grief. First, the good news: your […]


7 Ways to Stop Feeling Like a Failure When You’re Over 40

Your life took a wrong turn somewhere along the way. You never thought you’d feel like a failure over 40 – maybe your career is empty, your relationships disappointing, your heart broken because of a betrayal or loss. Maybe your family is expressing their disapproval or disappointment with you. Guess what? You are not alone…and your life isn’t even half […]

Ways to Stop Feeling Like a Failure When You're Over 40

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A Quick List of Inspiring Adventure Travel Blogs for Women

When I asked for travel destination ideas on my “She Blossoms” Facebook Group, I got everything from the Yukon in Canada to Machu Picchu in Peru! So I decided this week’s Blossomy Bouquets absolutely must include inspiring adventure travel blogs for women like me, who need a few ideas and encouragement for their next vacation. Every week, I gather a […]