Lost a Loved One in Prison? You Might Have a Valid Wrongful Death Claim

Having to go through the pain of losing a loved one can be devastating, more so when the loss happens within prison walls. Families dealing with the demise of an imprisoned relative often have numerous questions and emotions. While navigating the legal system seems like trading in an empty market, it is crucial to understand that there may be ways to find justice and accountability. Families of the deceased may have grounds for pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of a wrongful death … [Read more...]

Why Are More People Choosing Cremation?

Making funeral arrangements is one of the most personal decisions you will ever make, whether you are doing it for yourself or somebody else. Final arrangements are an important choice, and while there are still many who opt for a traditional burial, cremation is becoming an increasingly popular choice. But why is this? While neither method is better than the other, there are several benefits of cremation that are leading more people to choose it for their funeral arrangements or on behalf of a … [Read more...]

Reflections on 2013

It's hard to believe that 2013 is about to come to a close. There have been lots of good things - watching Riley grow more, reuniting with my in-laws and other family, plus a few other things. But it's hard one major down - losing my mom in May. This has been the hardest year I have ever had to go through. If you have ever lost someone close to you, I'm sure you understand. Losing your best friend and mother - honestly, it just plain sucks. My heart has been broken since that day. There … [Read more...]

Origami Owl Necklace in Honor of My Mom (Plus a Giveaway!)

Disclosure: I received the product free to review. All opinions are 100% my own, though! A couple months ago I got to meet Angela from Library Girl Reads at a Purse Pact meeting. She's such a sweetheart! Definitely go check out her blog! A couple weeks after the meeting she invited me to an online Origami Owl jewelry bar party she was the hostess of. April, the consultant, and I started talking and we instantly hit it off! She's a great person and I'm so happy to virtually know her. … [Read more...]

It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later

If you follow my blog, you know that my dear mother passed away May 10th. Losing her has been the most difficult thing I have ever gone through, and I have been through a lot in my 22 years already. My mom was my best friend, my everything. She was always the first person I went to when I had good news (after my husband, of course) and the one I went to for advice. She taught me so much. To treat people the way you want to be treated and to always stand up for yourself and your family, … [Read more...]

RIP Mom.

It is with a very heavy heart that I have to say that my mom passed away Friday, May 10, 2013. It was so unexpected. I am so lost right now. My mom was my best friend. I will be taking some time off to deal with funeral arrangements, spend time with family and friends, and deal with my grieving. My mom meant everything to me and it's going to be so hard without her. Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you. … [Read more...]

Thoughts & Prayers Go To Sandy Hook Elementary Victims & Family

I've sat down several times to write this, but have never known what to say. Honestly, I still do not know what to say, so I'm just going to type and let what comes out, come out. Last Friday was a terrible day. Twenty innocent, beautiful children lost their lives. Seven adults also lost theirs. It's so tragic. I have cried every day since that day. I just can't shake the grief. I couldn't imagine being one of those parents. They put their children on the school bus, or dropped them … [Read more...]

National Day of Remembrance For Sandy Hook Elementary

Also, the United Way has set up a page to donate to victims of the tragic events in Newtown, CT. If you can give anything, even ten cents, I know it will be appreciated it. I'll be donating. I hope you will, too. <3 … [Read more...]