Author Archives: JillSavage

TODAY ONLY: $5 off $15 Amazon Book

I love to both give and receive books and because I’m a living with less girl, I also love to pass along a good deal. I just learned that Amazon is offering $5 off any print book purchase of $15 … Continue reading

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Give the Gift of Holiday Freedom

We didn’t spend Thanksgiving with a single one of our five children.  Did it feel odd? Yes. Was it the best for everyone? We think so. Our oldest daughter and her husband alternate holidays with his family and our family; … Continue reading

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We’re Better Together!

I met her at the park this summer. Mark and I had two of the grandkids for the week and I had decided we would spend the day out and about visiting some of our city’s parks. She was playing … Continue reading

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Get Help Sooner Rather Than Later

Mark: Since I’ve been down in my back, I’ve been enjoying a Netflix series called “Longmire.” One of the episodes I recently watched was about post military service PTSD. One of the characters made this insightful statement, “When there’s shrapnel in … Continue reading

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I’m Grateful…for Online Shopping

On the eve of Thanksgiving, I want you to know I’m grateful for YOU!  I love hanging out in the cyberworld with you. I love hearing your ideas and benefiting from your wisdom when we interact!  I truly hope tomorrow … Continue reading

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Six Healthy Ways to Express Frustration

Mark: Two weeks ago, the headlines in our local paper read: “Woman shot husband over lack of attention.”  Such a sad story and an extreme way to handle frustration. Jill: Most of us have been frustrated with our spouse being … Continue reading

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Are You Digging For Gold?

Today’s guest post is provided by popular Hearts at Home author and speaker Dr. Todd Cartmell. Todd is a child psychologist who offered great content as a workshop speaker at our 2016 conferences. He’s also the author of the Hearts … Continue reading

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5 Travel Tools I Use On Every Trip

“The Sound of Music” is one of my favorite musicals and “These Are A Few of My Favorite Things” is one of my favorite songs in the musical!  It’s one that I find myself humming without even realizing it. That’s why … Continue reading

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10 Cancer Resources for You or A Friend

It was three years ago this week that I heard the words, “You have breast cancer.” One simple phone call turned my world upside-down as words like lumpectomy, mastectomy, radiation, and chemotherapy forced their way into my well-ordered world. My … Continue reading

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Is Your Heart Open Or Closed?

Mark: I can remember the day like it was yesterday. I had determined I was leaving. I had communicated to Jill that I had closed off my heart to her months ago. I was looking forward to a soul mirage, determined … Continue reading

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The One Question You Must Ask Yourself Today

It was a suggestion Dr. Kathy Koch made at a Hearts at Home conference that changed my after school question. Instead of asking, “How was your day?” I began to ask, “Who were you today?” Because our daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter … Continue reading

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What Do You Want When You’re Under The Weather?

Jill says: A week ago last Friday I had knee surgery for a torn meniscus. The first few days I was pretty much attached to my recliner and Mark served as a wonderful nurse. Just a few days ago, Mark injured … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Help a Grieving Parent

In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan Proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.  Today’s post was written by Emily Fawcett who understands the reality of infant loss.  I asked Emily to share how a mom can help … Continue reading

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