Eulogy for Grandma Harriet

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My son Benjamin Gluck wrote and read this beautiful eulogy at his Grandma Harriet’s funeral, who passed away this week. Always love, Allison Eulogy for Grandma Harriet As the cliche goes, you never know what you have until its gone. But what if you do in fact know that you have something important, and when […]

“What Is A Grandma?”

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My sweet daughter Samantha eulogized her beloved “Grammy” yesterday with grace and love; as only a grand-daughter could do.  Always love, Allison “What Is A Grandma?” A grandma is warm hugs and sweet memories. 
She remembers all of your accomplishments and forgets all of your mistakes. She is someone you can tell your secrets and […]

Creative Gift Idea: Give an Experience Gift

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{Guest Post Feature: Lily Himmelsbach of Let’s Gift It} Looking for just the right gift that’s out of the box? Well this holiday season we’re excited to bring you the newest trend from across the globe: Experiential Gifting. We’ve seen it happening for years and now consumers are calling for it too, they are looking […]

Letting Go of Sentimental Items

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My mother died in 2009. It was an incredibly difficult time in my life, it goes without saying. She lived a thousand miles away and after she passed it was my responsibility to vacate her apartment in Florida. It was a small, one-bedroom place, but it was packed wall-to-wall with her belongings. My mother had […]

The Magic In You

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“We don’t see things as they are we see them as we are.” -Anais Nin “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” -Marcel Proust When my kids were in elementary school parents and their children were invited to hear a motivational speaker whose name I have […]