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Everyday Ways You Are Leaving a Legacy

It seems to me a hazard of getting older, this contemplation of what we will leave behind after we exit this world. Some would call it a legacy. The other day I attended yet another funeral of a friend. It caused me to envision what my own funeral would be like, what would be said about me and how I would be remembered.

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The Limitless Love of a Grandmother

by Teresa Bell Kindred The other day a lady asked me if I thought I would love my 7th grandchild as much as I did the first one. I almost dropped my cup of coffee. What a weird question, I thought, but didn’t say out loud. I laughed and assured her that I would. Later that day I thought about her question and I think I know why she asked me. She knows that I am one busy Nana. I try to help with all my grandchildren, I just published a book, I work on NanaHood and I help...

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Raising Grandchildren: Finding Joy in Heartbreak

by Teresa Bell Kindred For my latest book, The Faith-Filled Grandmother, I made sure to include a chapter about “Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren.” I knew there were a lot of grandparents taking on that challenge, but I didn’t know how many. And, because I know some grandparents who are doing this, I thought I understood their situation, but I was wrong. It’s much more complicated than I ever imagined, and I didn’t realize how difficult these grandparents’ lives are. Often they are dealing with legal issues (which vary from state to state) as well as emotional issues. When you...

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