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Find out our plans for the fall
 
Find out our plans for the fall     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Sep 12, 2023
Hello to both our faithful friends and new friends! We don't often put ourselves front and center, but Scott and I thought we'd take this opportunity to say hello as we're all headed into the season of planning and gathering as we close out summer... [...]
 
 
Our Favorite One-Pan Meal Ideas to Save You Time
 
Our Favorite One-Pan Meal Ideas to Save You Time     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on Sep 5, 2023
As a busy mom, I appreciate meals that do not require loads of effort (or dishes)... [...]
 
 
Make (or Take) a S'mores Station
 
Make (or Take) a S'mores Station     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on Aug 29, 2023
Two years ago, I shared some ideas for planning a lighthearted and fun fall gathering. While it is not fall just yet, I am hosting a birthday get-together... [...]
 
 
Simplify Your Back-to-School Week
 
Simplify Your Back-to-School Week     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on Aug 22, 2023
Our family will not begin school until the beginning of September, but many families are starting this week! I love the beginning of the school year. I love the smell of freshly... [...]
 
 
The Easy (and Free!) Way to Organize Meals - Jamie's Story
 
The Easy (and Free!) Way to Organize Meals - Jamie's Story     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Aug 15, 2023
Have you ever wanted to help someone during a difficult time, but even taking a meal feels overwhelming? [...]
 
 
Best Ever Zucchini Dish
 
Best Ever Zucchini Dish     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on Aug 8, 2023
A few weeks ago our family attended a birthday party where I met up with friends I hadn't seen in a while. It was wonderful to see everyone again, especially our children's pediatrician who is now retired. His sweet wife came up and while we were chatting about gardening and zucchini... [...]
 
 
Following Up After a Funeral
 
Following Up After a Funeral     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on Aug 1, 2023
My mom recently had a close friend lose her sister, mother and father on the same day. Being several states away, she wasn't able to physically be present to offer help... [...]
 
 
Help for Taking Meals to the Immunosuppressed
 
Help for Taking Meals to the Immunosuppressed     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on Jul 25, 2023
Taking a meal to a friend going through chemotherapy or who is immunosuppressed may seem overwhelming. You might feel the risks outweigh the benefits, but you can be confident when cooking... [...]
 
 
How to Offer Support During Chemo
 
How to Offer Support During Chemo     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jul 18, 2023
It's been 10 years since we were supporting my dad through his chemotherapy, but my tears still come easily when I hear of friends or loved ones who are starting treatments... [...]
 
 
6 Tips For Avoiding Caregiver Burnout
 
6 Tips For Avoiding Caregiver Burnout     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on Jul 11, 2023
Feeling overwhelmed as a caregiver can be a very common circumstance. You may be taking care of a spouse suffering from illness, an elderly parent, a child with special needs, or working in a healthcare community... [...]
 
 
Encouraging a Hobby During Surgery Recovery
 
Encouraging a Hobby During Surgery Recovery     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on Jul 4, 2023
I recently received an email from a reader saying she had ordered a microgreens kit for her friend to help during her recovery after surgery. The friend would not be able to be outside gardening for a while... [...]
 
 
Taking a Meal to Someone With Alzheimer's or Dementia
 
Taking a Meal to Someone With Alzheimer's or Dementia     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on Jun 27, 2023
June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month... [...]
 
 
Summer Slow Cooker Favorites
 
Summer Slow Cooker Favorites     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jun 20, 2023
Even though you might be tempted to store your crock pot away during the summer months, I tend to rely on mine even more when the temperature outside rises... [...]
 
 
4 Fresh and Easy Salad Recipes
 
4 Fresh and Easy Salad Recipes     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on Jun 13, 2023
For me, outdoor cookouts always signal the beginning of summer... [...]
 
 
An Easy Comfort Care Package Idea for Under $40 Shipped
 
An Easy Comfort Care Package Idea for Under $40 Shipped     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jun 6, 2023
Recently, a friend was facing some upcoming medical tests and I knew they were causing her concern. We don't live close to each other, but I wanted to support her... [...]
 
 
5 Tips for Taking a Meal to Adopted or Foster Families
 
5 Tips for Taking a Meal to Adopted or Foster Families     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on May 30, 2023
Making the decision to welcome a foster child into your home can be mixed with a range of emotions. I know several families who have opened their doors to fostering... [...]
 
 
4 Food Prep Ideas to Save You Time
 
4 Food Prep Ideas to Save You Time     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on May 23, 2023
Last week our family went to Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. Prior to leaving, I purchased a large carton of mushrooms and noticed they were starting to turn to the dark side... [...]
 
 
Take Them A Smoothie Kit
 
Take Them A Smoothie Kit     Posted By: Kelli Napotnik, on May 16, 2023
Smoothies have always been a wonderful way to cool off during the spring and summer months. I love how refreshing and nutritious they are... [...]
 
 
The Easy (and FREE) Way to Organize Meals - Jessica's Story
 
The Easy (and FREE) Way to Organize Meals - Jessica's Story     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on May 9, 2023
Sometimes the best way to help ourselves after a difficult time in our own lives is to care for others... [...]
 
 
Only a Few Days Left to Order our Engraved Spoons
 
Only a Few Days Left to Order our Engraved Spoons     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on May 5, 2023
Time is running out to order our YOU ARE LOVED spoons for delivery by Sunday... [...]
 
 
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