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Illustration by Dàlia Adillon
Angels

The Perfect Christmas Memory of Her Late Father

A heaven-sent dream comforted her on the first Christmas without her dad.

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Actress Lacey Chabert; photo: Paul Archuleta/Getty Images
Family

Lacey Chabert: Christmas Is Close to My Heart

The star of multiple Hallmark holiday movies wants to help you find the spirit of the season.

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Grandma Mimi and her daughter/granddaughter. Photo credit: Natalia Weedy
Angels

This Grandmother Made the Best Thanksgiving Dinner Ever

Her granddaughter’s dairy allergy seemed daunting. But with a new attitude, and a little creativity, she made a memorable meal.

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A slice of pumpkin pie in the sky. Illustration by Mike Hansen
Angels

A Heaven-Sent Slice of Pumpkin Pie

Her mother’s favorite Thanksgiving dessert saved the day during a difficult holiday.

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Illustration by Aurélie Blanz
Angels

How Jesus Helped Her Son in a Christmas Play

Her four-year-old son was the innkeeper in the church’s annual Christmas pageant. Could he remember his line?

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A Christmas wreath surrounded by two angels. Illustration by Hennie Haworth
Angels

This Christmas Wreath Became a Source of Divine Comfort and Love

The festive decoration was just what they needed for their first Christmas as a blended family.

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Reading a book
Positive Living

A Fun, Safe Way to Connect with Your Neighbors

Try a “book swap n’ stroll,” a neighborly way to clear clutter, check in with others and lay in a winter reading supply all at once.

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Lynn Rufing
Stories of Hope for Caregivers

A Visit to a Medical Foster Home for Veterans

Lynn Rufing, a career nurse, shares how she, her husband, and their newly adopted daughters worked to open their home to veterans in need of care.

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A young woman making a list outside.
Caregiver Stress

5 Tips to Adjust Your Expectations as a Caregiver

You can make life easier by accepting a more realistic version of your role.

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An aging mother in wheelchair converses with her caregiver son.
Advice for Caregivers

Caring for a Parent When Your Relationship Has Been Strained

Whether you assume a hands-on or a backseat role, caregiving may offer an opportunity for healing.

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