Why Asking for Help is Hard
 
Why Asking for Help is Hard     Posted By: Blythe Hunt, Author, MundaneFaithfulness.com on Oct 16, 2018
This is one of my all time favorite blog posts because I think we are all tempted to not ask for help when we need it. I know I am. I hope Blythe's beautifully written [...]
 
 
Tips for Extended Meal Schedules
 
Tips for Extended Meal Schedules     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on Oct 9, 2018
Sometimes circumstances demand that meals are needed not just for weeks, but for months or even longer. Here are some tips on how to create a successful extended meal schedule based on [...]
 
 
12 Perfect Potluck Themes to Share with Friends
 
12 Perfect Potluck Themes to Share with Friends     Posted By: Lindsey Shantz, Customer Service Specialist on Oct 2, 2018
Do you need some inspiration for planning your monthly potluck? Here are 12 themes to add some energy and excitement to your next [...]
 
 
When a Friend's Pet Dies
 
When a Friend's Pet Dies     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Sep 25, 2018
After my husband and I got married, our main motivation for buying a house was to obtain a fenced backyard as soon as possible because we both wanted to [...]
 
 
5 Ways to Help During a Natural Disaster
 
5 Ways to Help During a Natural Disaster     Posted By: Lindsey Shantz, Customer Service Specialist on Sep 15, 2018
Like many of you, this week we have been focused on the path of Hurricane Florence. The storm is expected to impact millions with far-reaching destruction, catastrophic [...]
 
 
5 Things You Should Include with Every Meal
 
5 Things You Should Include with Every Meal     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on Sep 11, 2018
Keeping these five simple tips in mind will ensure a successful meal delivery every time! [...]
 
 
3 Blue Ribbon Chicken Recipes
 
3 Blue Ribbon Chicken Recipes     Posted By: Lindsey Shantz, Customer Service Specialist on Sep 5, 2018
While family has played a large part in my cooking skills, I would be leaving out a major influence if I didn't mention the role 4-H played in [...]
 
 
Caring for Families in the Hospital
 
Caring for Families in the Hospital     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on Aug 28, 2018
Being admitted to a hospital, whether for a few days or a few months, whether it's expected or comes out of nowhere, can be a very stressful [...]
 
 
What Funeral Food is Most Appreciated
 
What Funeral Food is Most Appreciated     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Aug 21, 2018
Even when a loved one has lived a full life, loss is overwhelming. Our family recently faced the death of my husband's grandfather. He was a joyful man who [...]
 
 
8 Creative Back to School Potluck Ideas
 
8 Creative Back to School Potluck Ideas     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on Aug 14, 2018
Have some fun with these unique potluck ideas, perfect for the upcoming fall/back-to-school season! [...]
 
 
How to Take a Meal to a Family with Teenage Boys
 
How to Take a Meal to a Family with Teenage Boys     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Aug 7, 2018
I was sitting in a waiting room with my teenage sons and I asked them what I should write about for the blog this week. Since they have [...]
 
 
Summer Slow Cooker Favorites
 
Summer Slow Cooker Favorites     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jul 31, 2018
I love using my crock pot all year round. In the fall, nothing beats a slow, simmering chili enjoyed during an [...]
 
 
Advanced Settings Available to Meal Coordinators
 
Advanced Settings Available to Meal Coordinators     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jul 24, 2018
We realized recently that our site has some handy tools and tricks for those of you who are coordinating meal schedules for a friend - but not many [...]
 
 
5 Ideas to Brighten a Family's Summer
 
5 Ideas to Brighten a Family's Summer     Posted By: Lindsey Shantz, Customer Service Specialist on Jul 17, 2018
Going through a difficult time is never easy. For a family with children at home for the summer, experiencing an unexpected illness or death in the family can be especially challenging. Even something as [...]
 
 
Taking a Meal During Summer
 
Taking a Meal During Summer     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jul 10, 2018
I always look forward to summer because we have a break in the school schedule, but I also tend to forget that it's also fairly busy. Some of the busy is "fun" busy, but our [...]
 
 
The Most Important Tip for Your Outdoor Party
 
The Most Important Tip for Your Outdoor Party     Posted By: Lindsey Shantz, Customer Service Specialist on Jul 3, 2018
We are definitely in the summer season of backyard BBQ's, scrumptious church picnics and sizzling hot days and of course family reunions too. Numerous details go into [...]
 
 
Meaningful Items During a Difficult Time
 
Meaningful Items During a Difficult Time     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jun 26, 2018
Recently, a friend of our site, Ruth Newquist, shared the following with us: "My husband died 6 years ago. I appreciated everything people did for me. But..... I had lots of paper products and lots of fried chicken. Someone in my husband's office [...]
 
 
Taking Them Breakfast
 
Taking Them Breakfast     Posted By: Maureen Witmer, Director of Outreach, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jun 19, 2018
When I think (with deep gratefulness) about all the meals I've received over the years, a few stand out in my mind. Surprisingly, it's not the meals with the [...]
 
 
My Favorite DIY Project Using a Pasta Jar
 
My Favorite DIY Project Using a Pasta Jar     Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Jun 12, 2018
Six years ago, I shared this DIY project for a decorative jar and it was an instant favorite. I was folding a HUGE pile of laundry one day and was inspired by a [...]
 
 
Shoofly Pie from a Prized Shenandoah Valley Collection of Recipes
 
Shoofly Pie from a Prized Shenandoah Valley Collection of Recipes     Posted By: Lindsey Shantz, Customer Service Specialist on Jun 5, 2018
While I love the convenience of recipes online, cookbooks hold a special place in our home, especially "Mennonite Country-Style Recipes & Kitchen [...]
 
 
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