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17 Awesome and Affordable Gifts for Your Girlfriend’s Parents   Recently updated

You’ll quickly find a perfect and affordable gift for your girlfriend’s parents here. Whether it’s her mom’s birthday or her dad’s retirement party, this list will make your online shopping excursion easy and painless. Bonus: you’ll find a gift that will make your girlfriend and her parents love you even more than they […]

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

Finding the perfect gift for your boyfriend’s parents can be stressful – unless you shop with a light-hearted, joyful attitude. This list of gifts to buy his mom and dad will give you lots of ideas and options. These gifts, ideas, and tips will help you find the perfect gift for […]


How to Survive Your Birthday When You Aren’t Happy

When you’re sad, lonely or grieving a loss, celebrating your birthday is the last thing on your mind. These tips for surviving a birthday when you aren’t happy are inspired by a reader who recently lost her husband… “I’m turning 40 and experiencing my first birthday as a widow,” says […]

How to Survive a Birthday When You Aren't Happy

How to Deal With Your Mom's Disappointment 

How to Deal With Your Mom’s Disappointment 

Disappointing your mom and dad is the hardest part of growing up – even for grown adults! I’m over 40, and I recently disappointed my mom by deciding to spend my Christmas holidays volunteering at a camp for adults with developmental disabilities. “I dreaded telling my mom that I was […]


The First Valentine’s Day After Your Husband’s Death

A reader recently commented that she’s coping fairly well with her husband’s death, but Valentine’s Day is coming. And that changes everything. She just got through Christmas, and now she has to deal with the pain and grief of Valentine’s Day. “We got married on February 14, exactly one year […]

Valentine’s Day After Your Husband’s Death

Sympathy Gifts for the Loss of a Mother

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 […]


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 […]

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