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How To Speak To The Family In Mourning At A Funeral Service

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

When you attend a funeral service with your family, the simple act of showing up to the event demonstrates your support for the family in mourning. Although your presence means something, your words of sympathy are also important to share with those in grief. When it comes to speaking to the family, less is often more. Many people can often feel the need to say too much — and, in the process, potentially say something that sounds insensitive despite the best intentions. Before you visit your next funeral service, here’s what to...

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Should You Try to Lose Weight to Fit into a Wedding Dress?

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

After weeks of traipsing from one bridal shop after another looking at hundreds (if not thousands) of dresses, you finally find the gown of your dreams. Problem is, it either fits too tightly or the shop doesn’t have the dress in your size. In this situation, many brides consider losing a few pounds so they can fit into the dress they want, but is this really a good strategy? Here are a couple of things you should consider before you start your wedding weight loss journey. Do You Have the Discipline to Stick to a Routine? If...

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3 Steps To Help You Determine If You Should Become A Foster Parent

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you have a big heart for kids and enough space in your home, you might want to take on the challenge and responsibility of becoming a foster parent. Foster parenting is not always an easy task, but it can be extremely rewarding. Before you rush into this, you may want to take some steps to find out if you have what it takes to be a foster parent. Here are three steps you can take to accomplish this: Attend classes Before you can become a foster parent, you will need to go through an entire application process. This process is designed to...

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Adoption Profiles: What You Need To Know

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Have you ever wondered how you would market yourself or your family? It may sound like a silly question, but if you are on the path to adoption it is something that you will soon be considering and putting into practice as you prepare your adoption profile to share with prospective birth mothers. This task may seem overwhelming and leave you feeling adrift as you sort through photos, templates, and ideas. Before you finalize your book, there are some things to remember. Less is More You may want to include every picture you have ever taken of...

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3 Ways To Save Money On Funeral Costs

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Whether there was a life insurance policy or not, you might want to make sure that you are saving as much money as you possibly can. This way, there will be more money for other things, such as final bills or the raising of a family. No matter what your reason is for wanting to save money, you might want to check out the following three ways to save money on the cost of a funeral. Purchase A Casket Somewhere Else There are a lot of people who naturally assume that you have to purchase the casket from the funeral home. While this can certainly...

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4 Myths About Placing A Child For Adoption

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

The decision to terminate your parental rights and place your baby in an adoptive family is one that is very emotional and difficult to make. If you are considering this option, you will want to have all the facts so that you really understand the choice you are making.  You give up control.  Many years ago, biological parents had no rights when placing a baby for adoption. You may have heard horror stories about birth mothers who were not given the option of changing their minds after their babies were born or whose babies were...

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