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Scarlet Helps Kids Learn About Hospice
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Scarlet Helps Kids Learn About Hospice

by Meagan Frank

When a family cares for a loved one in hospice, one of the many challenges is helping young children understand what is going on around them. Christine Thompson wrote the picture book Scarlet Says Good-Bye to help kids learn about hospice and capture memories. Turns out it’s also a great resource for the grownups in the room—hospice workers, parents, and grandparents— to ease the conversation in an emotional time of stress. […]

Hightower & Scherer: Military Spouse Journey
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Hightower & Scherer: Military Spouse Journey

by Terri Barnes

Kathie Hightower and Holly Scherer share more than credits on a book cover. For two decades, the pair of military spouses have presented workshops to encourage and empower military spouses to pursue their passions. Their new book, Military Spouse Journey, is due out this fall, and Kathie and Holly are just as passionate about the difference they are making today as they were when they started this journey. […]

Deborah Tainsh: Writing Through Grief
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Deborah Tainsh: Writing Through Grief

by Meagan Frank

Deborah Tainsh never set out to write a book about the loss of a child, nor did she envision becoming a children’s writer as she processed her grief. But after the death of her stepson in Iraq, Deborah wrote two books to help others and has made it her life’s mission to use words and stories to make sense of the senseless and to offer love to the lonely. […]