What to Do For a Friend with Cancer

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I often receive emails asking what to do for a friend with cancer or another serious illness. So I decided to create a comprehensive post because I know people want to do, say, and give the right thing, but often don’t know what that looks like. Many of the ideas below come from DoSayGive readers. If you’ve had a cancer diagnosis please share what was helpful and meaningful to you and your family in the comment section at the bottom of the post. DoSayGive readers would appreciate it!Read More

Tidings of Good Christmas Etiquette


The holiday social season is upon us! With so many of us hosting and attending parties, I thought it would be the perfect time to think about Christmas party etiquette. I am delighted and honored to have former White House Social Secretary, and now blogger at America’s Table, Lea Berman, share her etiquette tips along with some beautiful ideas for hostess gifts!

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Mamie’s Poppy Plates: A Lasting Gift to Families Suffering From Stillbirth or Infant Loss

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I truly believe most people want to do or say the right things when loved ones are suffering, but often times they don’t know what that entails. So today I am sharing an interview with Sarah Adams, founder of Mamie’s Poppy Plates, about tangible things we can do or say when friends or loved ones suffer from stillbirth or infant loss. You will be moved reading Sarah’s story in her own words and inspired by how she turned her family’s deep loss into a non-profit organization that is providing tangible mementos to grieving families around the country. Read More