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Revisiting Hope for the Caregiver
 
Revisiting Hope for the Caregiver     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on Jun 11, 2024
Recently, a close, elderly friend of mine sustained a knee injury that couldn't be operated on. Friends and family immediately sent out group texts asking who could stay with her... [...]
 
 
4 Fresh & Simple Summer Pasta Recipes
 
4 Fresh & Simple Summer Pasta Recipes     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jun 4, 2024
Last weekend some of our family visited us as they were passing through Virginia on their way to North Carolina. We spent time together outside and... [...]
 
 
Quick and Easy Sports Night Meals
 
Quick and Easy Sports Night Meals     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on May 28, 2024
I have the privilege to be a part of a local homeschool co-op. I tell my friends that I benefit more from it than my children do (although they are just as happy to be a part of it)... [...]
 
 
Fun Asparagus Appetizers + A Stunning Bouquet
 
Fun Asparagus Appetizers + A Stunning Bouquet     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on May 21, 2024
You may have noticed that at Take Them A Meal, we love asparagus! It's beautiful to grow in the garden, is delicious as a side, and can be used in so many ways to adorn dinner plates... [...]
 
 
What Funeral Food is Most Appreciated
 
What Funeral Food is Most Appreciated     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on May 14, 2024
When a grieving family has come together for a funeral and is staying in one location, having ready-to-eat food on hand is extremely helpful... [...]
 
 
High Fiber Foods for Post-Op Recovery
 
High Fiber Foods for Post-Op Recovery     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on May 9, 2024
My mom recently underwent a total knee replacement surgery on her right knee. After her surgery, my two brothers and I, as well as my older daughters, took turns staying with her. We made sure she was comfortable and cared for to encourage a speedy recovery... [...]
 
 
Our Engraved Spoons are Now Available
 
Our Engraved Spoons are Now Available     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on May 6, 2024
Our YOU ARE LOVED spoons can be ordered alone!!! [...]
 
 
Our Engraved Spoons & Meal Carriers (+ free gift) are Now Available
 
Our Engraved Spoons & Meal Carriers (+ free gift) are Now Available     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Apr 30, 2024
Our famous YOU ARE LOVED spoons and custom meal carriers are now wrapped and ready for May gift giving... [...]
 
 
When are the BEST Times to Take a Small Meal?
 
When are the BEST Times to Take a Small Meal?     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on Apr 23, 2024
There are times when preparing a small meal for a loved one (as opposed to a large one) may be helpful. Perhaps you are taking a meal to a friend and don't want to overburden their refrigerator, or your loved one is experiencing grief and is not ready for large meals... [...]
 
 
A Giving Plate Giveaway!!
 
A Giving Plate Giveaway!!     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on Apr 16, 2024
Sharing meals among friends and loved ones is an outward extension of the love we have for each other and the friendships we cultivate. Often, the recipes we share have stories behind them... [...]
 
 
Surprised by a Post-Travel Meal
 
Surprised by a Post-Travel Meal     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Apr 9, 2024
In addition to loving all tips and topics related to taking meals, I happen to be a pretty big basketball fan! I don't often have a reason to combine both of these loves in my blog writing... [...]
 
 
Brighten a Hospital Stay with a Busy Box
 
Brighten a Hospital Stay with a Busy Box     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on Apr 2, 2024
Unexpected or extended hospital stays can be a very stressful time for both the patient and those at home... [...]
 
 
Overcoming Comparison
 
Overcoming Comparison     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on Mar 26, 2024
As I sit at my desk, the sunlight shines on my computer keys, warming my hands. The windows are open and I hear the birds chirping in a nearby tree outside. In this moment, I feel grateful... [...]
 
 
Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas
 
Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on Mar 19, 2024
I was scrolling through Instagram the other day when I stumbled upon an influencer I follow, asking for breakfast ideas. She shared that she was out of ideas and tired of using the same ingredients each time. I related to this whole heartedly... [...]
 
 
I'm fine, but hold my hand please. Learning to accept help and be fine not being fine.
 
I'm fine, but hold my hand please. Learning to accept help and be fine not being fine.     Posted By: Renee Robinson, on Mar 12, 2024
This weeks guest post is written by my friend, Renee Robinson. Renee is a gifted author who writes about everyday struggles in a way that has encouraged me over the years... [...]
 
 
Feeding Two Families: Yours + Another
 
Feeding Two Families: Yours + Another     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on Mar 5, 2024
There are times in any meal provider's experience when you sign up to take a meal to a family, but you also need to feed your own. Providing enough for everyone does not need to be stressful or expensive... [...]
 
 
A Thoughtful Extra to Send Along With a Meal
 
A Thoughtful Extra to Send Along With a Meal     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on Feb 27, 2024
I received a letter after my surgery almost three years ago that remains memorable even years later. A dear friend wrote to me while I was in surgery and mailed the letter so that it would be delivered when I was home recovering. Upon opening her letter, I was delighted to find two packets of flower seeds along with her very kind words cheering me on... [...]
 
 
Finding Calm When You Feel Overwhelmed
 
Finding Calm When You Feel Overwhelmed     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on Feb 20, 2024
I feel overwhelmed. This is a statement I hesitate to admit. Many of us, like me, are juggling the ins and outs of our daily routines... [...]
 
 
Support Made Simple: We'll Help You Care Well for Your Friends
 
Support Made Simple: We'll Help You Care Well for Your Friends     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Feb 13, 2024
My good friend is a dedicated user of both Take Them A Meal and Perfect Potluck. She recently reached out to me for some assistance in coordinating meals for difficult situations.... [...]
 
 
Easy & Fun DIY Beeswax Food Wraps
 
Easy & Fun DIY Beeswax Food Wraps     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on Feb 6, 2024
To me, sharing a meal is an outward extension of the love and care I have for my own family. It speaks to our most basic needs while providing comfort... [...]
 
 
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