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Understanding Grief

The days are becoming shorter now and the mornings are becoming crisper, fall is on the way. Many of us look forward to the comforts of the fall season such as comfy sweaters, backyard fire pits, and pumpkin spice everything. However, for those in acute grief there is more of a sense of dread rather [...]

Understanding Grief 2018-10-11T15:15:06+00:00

Today is Teddy’s Birthday

Today is my 3rd birthday! Thank you to all who celebrated early with me yesterday. Especially thank you to Treats Unleashed – O'Fallon for the yummy birthday cake! Thank you to Meribeth with Dogs on Duty and Carrie with K9 Kamp Dog Training for joining us! I am so lucky to work with such a [...]

Today is Teddy’s Birthday 2018-09-01T07:14:57+00:00

Grief is a Process

Grief is a Process Soon after the death of a loved one, many people start wondering, "how long is this pain going to last?" "How long will it be until I feel something close to closure?" or "When will I just start to feel like my old self again?" The truth is that in grief [...]

Grief is a Process 2018-08-10T14:44:50+00:00

Teddy Talks: Teddy’s Wellness Fair

Teddy Talks: Teddy's Wellness Fair I had a blast at my 1st Annual Wellness Fair! Over 100 people and furry friends spent the bright sunny day with me celebrating pet wellness and raising money for Dogs on Duty and Missouri Lost and Found Paws! We had such a great time listening to music, splashing in the doggy pools, enjoying the [...]

Teddy Talks: Teddy’s Wellness Fair 2018-08-08T15:29:34+00:00

Keeping Memory in Memorial Day

Ah, Memorial Day! The first long weekend of summer, when millions of Americans celebrate with backyard parties, beach trips, parades and general revelry. But is that what Memorial Day is really about? In truth, this is a holiday meant for remembrance. It’s a somber occasion, thinking about those who have lost their lives for our [...]

Keeping Memory in Memorial Day 2018-05-24T13:25:16+00:00

An Upcoming Hometown Event for All Ages

An Upcoming Hometown Event for All Ages Save the Date: Sunday, May 27 58th Annual Veterans Memorial Program St. Charles Memorial Gardens 3950 West Clay Street St. Charles, MO 63301 Picnic: 12:00 p.m. Program: 2:00 p.m.   For many Americans, Memoria Day Weekend arrives just in time to kick off the summer season. Kids are [...]

An Upcoming Hometown Event for All Ages 2018-05-23T09:22:26+00:00

F-15 Eagle Flyover at local Veterans Memorial Program on Sunday, May 27th

F-15 Eagle Flyover at local Veterans Memorial Program on Sunday, May 27th St. Charles, MO – May 22, 2018 –  As part of their commitment to the community and in honor of all veterans, Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory and Cemetery is hosting their 58th annual Veterans Memorial Program on Sunday, May 27th at the St. [...]

F-15 Eagle Flyover at local Veterans Memorial Program on Sunday, May 27th 2018-05-22T12:21:52+00:00

4 Tips for Memory Making on the 4th of July

4 Tips for Memory Making on the 4th of July What do you think of when you think of 4th of July? There are fireworks and parades, patriotic songs and speeches, parties and picnics, but what’s the underlying element in all of it? For most people, it’s family. Maybe your favorite Independence Day memory is [...]

4 Tips for Memory Making on the 4th of July 2018-03-18T20:33:21+00:00