4 Great Stories from Funeral Service this Year

December 22, 2016 Featured

At Homesteaders, we are blessed to work with exceptional funeral professionals – business owners, pre-need counselors and partners who are committed to offering value and compassionate service to their client...

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In Case You Missed It: 2016 NFDA Convention Recap

November 03, 2016 Industry Events

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is the largest membership organization in the funeral profession. More than 19,700 individuals – and 10,000 funeral homes – are members, representing funeral...

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4 Ways to Manage Funeral Home Workplace Stress

September 08, 2016 Funeral Home Workplace

When my husband and I were in pre-marital counseling, our pastor asked us to complete a short questionnaire to identify relational strengths and sources of conflict. Among many attributes, the test measured our...

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7 Great Mobile Phone Apps for Busy Funeral Professionals

August 09, 2016 Funeral Home Business

More than any previous generation, today’s workforce is constantly tethered to their phones – but we’re no longer simply using them to stay connected to friends, family and co-workers. We use our phones for...

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A Guide to Memorial Day Origins and Traditions

May 26, 2016 Memorial Day

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and many of us are making plans to attend ceremonies at area cemeteries, town parades, neighborhood barbecues and local Veterans’ celebrations. We thought we’d take a moment,...

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How to Make Every Family Member Feel Included in the Memorial Service

May 12, 2016 Memorial Service

When my grandmother died, I delivered the eulogy on behalf of our extended family. My dad recommended that I speak at the memorial service – not because I was the one who knew her best (grandpa, obviously) or the one...

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How to Help Families Who Are Grieving on Mother’s Day

April 21, 2016 Grief

A very dear friend of mine recently had a baby boy. He is absolutely perfect – ten fingers and ten toes, a nice blend of chubby and warm, perfect for snuggling and tickling. Mother’s Day for her this year will be a...

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Why Funeral Homes Need to Offer Pet Loss Grief Support

April 07, 2016 Grief, Pet Loss

My cat is a menace.

He routinely sprints full tilt through the house at 4 a.m. only to crash into a wall/door/cabinet in a mess of flying fur and distressed meows. He repeats this at least once a week.

He regularly...

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9 Statistics that Will Change Your Approach to Funeral Home Marketing

April 05, 2016 Funeral Home Marketing

In today’s competitive marketplace, funeral home marketing is an essential component of a successful long-term business strategy. Many of our funeral home customers have limited resources to devote to marketing. In...

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How to Retain Top-Performing Funeral Home Staff Members

March 31, 2016 Funeral Home Workplace

According to the United States Department of Labor, the average American worker switches jobs every 4.6 years. Considering that most people will work for 40 years or more before retirement, today’s nine-to-fivers can...

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