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Our grandchildren and other family members are so important. Whether you are in a happy marriage or going through a divorce after 60, we can help! Let’s talk about how to get the most from your family relationships after 60.

The More the Merrier – Getting Used to Having a New Grandchild in Your Life
1 day ago

The More the Merrier – Getting Used to Having a New Grandchild in Your Life

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A couple of years ago I started minding my one-year-old granddaughter for two days a week when my daughter returned to work after her maternity leave ended. If you didn’t know, you can catch up with one of the weekly blog posts I wrote here. Read More

How to Deal with the Grief of the Loss of a Pet After 60
2 days ago

How to Deal with the Grief of the Loss of a Pet After 60

Coping with the loss of a pet is incredibly difficult at any age. As you probably already know, it doesn’t matter if you are six or 60 – the raw emotions of pet loss can make you feel alone, angry or even numb. Read More

How to Sow the Seeds of Patience with Your Grandchildren
3 days ago

How to Sow the Seeds of Patience with Your Grandchildren

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Like most three-year olds, patience is something my little granddaughter (J) has very little of. When she comes round to see us, within minutes every toy is out. Within an hour she has painted, pummelled play dough, played shops and been outside on her bike! Read More

Break the Silence in Their Golden Years: Give Your Aging Parent the Gift of Music
3 days ago

Break the Silence in Their Golden Years: Give Your Aging Parent the Gift of Music

I was talking with my friend Deb today. She recently shared my CD Songs You Know by Heart
with her mom. The CD is loaded with 18 old-time favorites and includes hits like You Are My Sunshine, Side by Side and Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree. She was sure her mom would love it. Read More

3 Ways to Nourish and Care for a Terminally Ill Loved One
6 days ago

3 Ways to Nourish and Care for a Terminally Ill Loved One

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Last year I experienced one of the great, unexpected joys of grand-motherhood. One lunchtime I introduced my then 18-month old grandson to my meatballs. Read More

6 Actionable Steps to Combat Caregiver Stress
1 week ago

6 Actionable Steps to Combat Caregiver Stress

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Stress is a normal part of life for most people, but for those who’ve taken on the responsibility of taking care of an elderly loved one, the strain can quickly take its toll.

In fact, research consistently shows how the emotional and physical burden of caregiving, along with the uncertainty it brings, means caregivers are far likelier to develop chronic stress than non-caregivers. Read More

Why Do Our Grandchildren Grow Up So Quickly?
2 weeks ago

Why Do Our Grandchildren Grow Up So Quickly?

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We all know that our sense of time changes as we grow older – with everything speeding up at an alarming rate. One of the most notable markers of this is the age of our children – and even more so – our grandchildren. Read More

Losing a Pet After 60 is Especially Hard. Here’s How to Recover
2 weeks ago

Losing a Pet After 60 is Especially Hard. Here’s How to Recover

As a woman over 60, having a pet in your life can give you boundless love and happiness. You probably don’t need anyone telling you that the love you have for your pet is amazing. Read More

4 Tips for Managing the Difficult Conversations that We Face After 60
2 weeks ago

4 Tips for Managing the Difficult Conversations that We Face After 60

Whether we need to tell our adult children that we’ve started dating, or our best friend confides in us that she has been diagnosed with cancer, we often find ourselves in the midst of a difficult conversation. Read More

Mourning in Maturity: Going Beyond “Closure” After Losing a Loved One
3 weeks ago

Mourning in Maturity: Going Beyond “Closure” After Losing a Loved One

We’ve reached a stage in life where death is closer to us than it ever was – death of parents, friends, siblings, associates. When it happens, we are often given advice to obtain “closure,” defined as a sense of finality…
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