aCremation Blog

Is green cremation a better choice than green burial?

June 12th, 2017

If you made the decision to choose cremation as an alternative to conventional burial, you may be seeking a way to have a green cremation. A properly and responsibly conducted cremation is considered by some to be more environmentally-friendly than traditional burial. Even if you don’t consider yourself an environmentalist, you may appreciate the environmental …

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To the working mother, Happy Mother’s Day

May 12th, 2017

There are many flavors of motherhood, and I’ve been blessed to experience several of them as a working mother. Working mothers. Mothers with mothers still living. Mothers grieving their mothers. Mothers caring for aging parents. So when I think of Mother’s Day, I do it from many perspectives. Perhaps you share the same ones. Today, …

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Non-Traditional Next of Kin Relationships

May 9th, 2017

We have the honor of meeting with hundreds of families each year. As a result, we frequently talk with people in non-traditional next of kin relationship structures. In these cases, it is extremely important for the people to understand what the law says, and doesn’t say, about Next of Kin relationships BEFORE a death occurs. …

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Busting myths about body donation

April 26th, 2017

I loved the original version of the TV show “MythBusters.” My family was so captivated by it, we named one of our dogs Buster in the show’s honor. Of course, the concept of myth busting applies to more aspects of life than real-world mysteries and Hollywood trickery. In honor of National Donate Life Month (NDLM), …

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Choose who makes your cremation arrangements

April 12th, 2017

Would you like someone other than your Next of Kin make your final cremation arrangements? If so, you can and it is legal. Perhaps you would like a close friend or the future Executor of your estate be responsible. Or, if you have several children, you might want to ask one of them to ultimately …

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