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Post-Parent Holidays

The loss of one parent may upset the balance of holiday celebrations if that person was the family gathering’s lynchpin. More often than not, the celebrations simply go on, minus one. When both parents are gone, holiday plans can get shaken up like a snow globe. If your already-small party …



I had a lot to keep me busy after my father died—emptying his house, deciding what to keep, trying to sell or donate the rest, finally putting the house on the market. That summer, my husband and I went on a vacation to Italy we’d planned before my dad’s unsuccessful …

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A New Season

    By Guest Blogger Carole MacLean Every Super Bowl season I am reminded of what I miss most about my Mom and Dad. Mom died almost eight years ago. Dad has been gone for only two. Dad was such a sports enthusiast, but I was not. So I would tune …