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Vacation Meal Planning Made Easy
 
Vacation Meal Planning Made Easy     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jun 8, 2021
Every other summer, my extended family plans a big trip together. Since last years plans were cancelled, we are eager to be [...]
 
 
A Thoughtful Extra to Send Along with a Meal
 
A Thoughtful Extra to Send Along with a Meal     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jun 1, 2021
One evening this week after dinner, I planted some larkspur seeds in my box garden. A sweet friend of mine included the seed packet in my [...]
 
 
Keep Things Lovingly Simple for Post-Op Care
 
Keep Things Lovingly Simple for Post-Op Care     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on May 25, 2021
This week, a friend of our website, Kelli Napotnik, is sharing what she learned about taking meals after her recent surgery. Kelli currently lives in [...]
 
 
Top 10 Freezer Meals to Take to Others
 
Top 10 Freezer Meals to Take to Others     Posted By: Rachel Tiemeyer, Co-author of ThrivingHomeBlog.com on May 18, 2021
We often think that taking a meal to a person in need has to be fresh, hot, and delivered right at dinnertime. But, that is not always [...]
 
 
Taking Desserts
 
Taking Desserts     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on May 11, 2021
Last year around this time, my family, like many others, was feeling pretty isolated. We were a few weeks into the pandemic and the reality that [...]
 
 
Meaningful Ways to Give Flowers
 
Meaningful Ways to Give Flowers     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on May 4, 2021
Flowers are a beautiful way to acknowledge loss. A dear friend of mine always remembers the anniversary of my [...]
 
 
Our Engraved Spoons are Now Available!
 
Our Engraved Spoons are Now Available!     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Apr 29, 2021
For a limited time, our YOU ARE LOVED spoons can be ordered alone! [...]
 
 
Ways to Help Before a Hospital Stay
 
Ways to Help <i>Before</i> a Hospital Stay     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on Apr 20, 2021
When my son was born with a congenital heart defect, we were told that he would need 3 heart surgeries. The first two came quickly during his first year of life. Now he is [...]
 
 
An Inside Look at TakeThemAMeal.com
 
An Inside Look at TakeThemAMeal.com     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Apr 13, 2021
A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by the talented Becky Hadeed for her podcast, The Storied Recipe. As an added bonus, she prepared and [...]
 
 
Taking Healthy, Budget-Friendly Meals
 
Taking Healthy, Budget-Friendly Meals     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Apr 6, 2021
Earlier this year, our friend, Lindsey, began working for another company and we have missed her as well as her blog writing and excellent [...]
 
 
The Art of the 'Happy'
 
The Art of the 'Happy'     Posted By: Terri Foster, on Mar 30, 2021
A meal schedule made for a friend going through tough times can be a life saver. But what if that type of [...]
 
 
Don't Forget the Pets!
 
Don't Forget the Pets!     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Mar 23, 2021
As many of our long term readers know, my family said goodbye to Violet, our rescue dog of 17 years, back in 2018. She was a beloved member of our family and we have missed her these past few [...]
 
 
An Easy Way to Feed Others
 
An Easy Way to Feed Others     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on Mar 16, 2021
When we think about taking a meal to others, we think about celebrating a new baby, providing after a surgery, or comforting after a loss. We think about [...]
 
 
Two Tips (and One that Didn't Work)
 
Two Tips (and One that Didn't Work)     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Mar 9, 2021
It is hard to believe that last year at this time we were enjoying an end-of-season basketball banquet at my kids [...]
 
 
Food for Shiva
 
Food for Shiva     Posted By: Amanda Friss, on Mar 2, 2021
Writer Haruki Murikami says that death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it. We have all experienced loss in one way or [...]
 
 
New Baby Comfort Food
 
New Baby Comfort Food     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on Feb 23, 2021
Like many places around the U.S., it is snowy and icy here in Virginia. The weather is perfect for staying home with a [...]
 
 
Unique Memorial Gift Ideas
 
Unique Memorial Gift Ideas     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Feb 16, 2021
We are always looking for thoughtful ways to encourage or care for those we love. When you have a friend who is grieving, you want to [...]
 
 
5 Ways to Care for Someone in the Early Days of Grief
 
5 Ways to Care for Someone in the Early Days of Grief     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on Feb 9, 2021
Many of us are familiar with the five stages of grief. But what about those disorienting hours and days directly after life changing [...]
 
 
Recipes for Friends with Cancer
 
Recipes for Friends with Cancer     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Feb 2, 2021
Taking a meal to a friend with cancer can seem overwhelming at first, but it doesn't need to be. If there is a meal schedule, the coordinator can be a [...]
 
 
A Meaningful Gift Beyond Meals
 
A Meaningful Gift Beyond Meals     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jan 26, 2021
The other day as I was straightening the family room closet, a blue crochet blanket caught my eye. My neighbor had brought it to me a few [...]
 
 
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