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Celebration Beef Tenderloin With Seasoned Butter

Every so often you want to splurge on a meal. You want to serve a meal that family and friends remember for months. Beef tenderloin is one of the first cuts of meat that comes to mind. Though beef ..
(December 13, 2008)
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Grief Recovery - Learning to Trust Life Again

Death shook my trust in life. After losing four loved ones I did not think I would ever trust life again. Lack of trust turned my life into an exercise in existence, rather than an adventure. I did ..
(November 22, 2008)
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Apple Crisp Coffee Cake

My husband and I try to eat healthy and we often have oat cereal for breakfast. But oat cereal can get boring, so I try to vary our breakfasts. We are also raising our twin grandchildren and, as I ..
(September 21, 2008)
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Making a Smooth White Sauce - The Basis of Many Recipes

White sauce is the basis of hundreds of casseroles, soups, vegetable, and meat sauces. When you know how to make a white sauce, you know how to make veloute sauce, cheese sauce, onion sauce, curry ..
(August 09, 2008)
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Mourning - I Don't Cry Because I'm Weak, I Cry Because I'm ..

Crying is usually the first response to a death in the family. I cried when the surgeon said our daughter was brain dead. The events that followed - disconnecting life support, signing organ donor ..
(April 06, 2008)
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Does the Disbelief of Grief Ever Go Away?

Disbelief is the first thing that comes to mind after a loved one dies. You can't believe your loved one is gone. Not only that, you can't believe he or she is gone forever. Sorrow defines your days. .
(August 09, 2008)
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The Caring Basket, a Sympathy Gift That Changed Lives

I have read about grief, written about grief, and learned grief terms, such as multiple losses. Reading about multiple losses and experiencing them are two different things. Only now, after four ..
(June 17, 2008)
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The Visible and Hidden Dangers of Flood Water

You have seen the television footage - flood victims wading through water, kids jumping into flood water to cool off, and floating debris rushing downstream. Flood water contains visible and hidden ..
(June 19, 2008)
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How Do You Decide How Much Allowance to Pay Teens?

Paying teens an allowance involves more than giving them money. When teens get an allowance they learn about budgeting, short-term goals, and saving for the future. My husband and I are raising our ..
(June 19, 2008)
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Chocolate Whipped Cream Layer Cake is a Delicious and Cooling ..

Hot summer days remind me of my mother's chocolate whipped cream layer cake. My mother, an excellent baker, was famous for her orange sponge cake. She didn't bake sponge cake in the summer, however, ..
(June 21, 2008)
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Grilled Kabobs Are a Healthy, Easy, and Adaptable Meal

Summer time is grilling time. Nothing tastes as good as food right off the grill. Kabobs are easy to grill and there are many versions: chicken, turkey, pork, beef, lamb, meat ball, shrimp, scallop, ..
(June 23, 2008)
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Two Lingering Effects of Grief Forgetfulness and Silly Mistakes

Seventeen months have passed since my daughter and father-in-law died the same weekend. I continue to do my grief work and, though I am making progress, I forget things and make mistakes I would not ..
(July 01, 2008)
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Is Your Homeowners Insurance Up to Date?

Sine we moved into our house 16 years ago we have made many improvements. We added built-in bookcases, installed hard wood flooring, renovated two bathrooms, renovated the kitchen, and added a gas ..
(July 01, 2008)
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Now That Youre Driving Tips For Teens From a Grandma Who is ..

When it comes to driving many teens think they are invincible. Nothing is going to happen to them. Unfortunately, headlines and images have proved this assumption to be false. Instead of paying ..
(July 08, 2008)
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Wall Paint Do You Need Sheen, No Sheen Or Both?

Color, shade, hue, and environmental affects are just some of the things to consider when buying paint. After you have chosen the color you need to determine the sheen. Do you need paint with sheen? ..
(July 08, 2008)
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Do You Need a Grief Recovery Tune Up?

Losing four loved ones in nine months turned into a battle for survival. I have spent months on grief work and there is still more work to do. Though 17 months have passed since the first death in ..
(July 09, 2008)
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Storytelling Can Turn a Ho Hum Talk Into a Wow Talk

I am a health writer and cite studies and statistics to back-up points. When I speak at conferences I am very careful about the research I cite. Listeners tend to forget research, but they remember ..
(July 20, 2008)
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A New, Delicious, Nutritious Tuna Casserole

Tuna casserole is made with basic ingredients: canned mushroom soup, noodles, and tuna fish. Americans love tuna casserole. If you search the Internet and you will find more than 818,000 listings. ..
(July 25, 2008)
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Is Grief Keeping You Awake at Night?

Sleep problems are a common response to grief. Lack of sleep (insomnia) saps your energy, makes it harder to function, and harder to cope. You need regular and refreshing sleep in order to recover ..
(July 26, 2008)
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Stop Heat Exhaustion Before it Starts

The hot, steamy days of summer are fun-filled days. They are also days of heat exhaustionn, a serious medical condition. The elderly, infants, and young children are more at risk for heat exhaustion ..
(June 11, 2008)
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Clearing Out Our Deceased Daughter's House - The Last Goodbye

Seventeen months ago our daughter died from the injuries she received in a car crash. Since that tragic accident we have walked with grief every day. We have also become a GRGs - grandparents raising .
(April 05, 2008)
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Six Steps to Take When You're Grieving and Cry in Public

Crying comes with the grief territory. You may sob uncontrollably right after the death of your loved one. Later in the grief journey you may cry at odd times and in odd places. Worse, you may start ..
(April 08, 2008)
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Family Rules - Do the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Need ..

I'm a GRG, a grandparent raising my 16-year-old twin grandkids. When I was growing up family rules were clear, so clear that nobody put them in writing. My job was to do well in school, help out ..
(February 21, 2008)
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Honor Your Loved One's Memory With a Favorite Foods Dinner

My father-in-law died on February 25, 2007. He had been in failing health and had memory disease. When family members learned he had been admitted to the hospital we knew the end was near. Dad stayed .
(September 04, 2007)
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Loss and Grief -- When Does the Crying Stop?

Surgeons worked all through the night to save my daughter, but they could not. Her injuries were too severe. She died a day after the car crash and my father-in-law died two days later. A few weeks ..
(September 18, 2007)
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