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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.

10 Fun Things to Do with Someone in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility
3 weeks ago

10 Fun Things to Do with Someone in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility

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When a loved one lives in a nursing home or assisted living, visiting regularly is an important way to stay connected and show how much you care. Spending time with you will brighten their day and knowing when you’ll visit next gives them something to look forward to. Read More

Are You Curious About Your Family History? Here’s How to Start Researching
3 weeks ago

Are You Curious About Your Family History? Here’s How to Start Researching

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There is something about finding ourselves in our 60s that makes our heads turn to the past, in general, and, more specifically, to our ancestry. I have no idea why this fascination comes so forcefully at this time.

Perhaps as we age, our perception of time changes. The decades before we were born seem less long ago. Our ancestors therefore seem more real and present. Read More

My Top 3 Tips for Managing Caregiver Anger
3 weeks ago

My Top 3 Tips for Managing Caregiver Anger

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My Mom, who had been diagnosed with dementia, was leaning up against the sink in the bathroom. Her soapy hands were under running water. I was reaching around her trying to gently use a nail brush to clean under her nails; she’d just had another accident and her hands and nails were a mess. Read More

7 Ways to Make Your Next Family Reunion Amazing
3 weeks ago

7 Ways to Make Your Next Family Reunion Amazing

We just spent a week with our grown children and their families. It doesn’t happen often (10 years ago was the last time) that everyone can congregate at the same place at the same time. It was a special week. For six months we all looked forward to sun and sand and waves and lounging. Read More

4 Grandmother and Grandson Activity Ideas
4 weeks ago

4 Grandmother and Grandson Activity Ideas

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I’m sure it’s not the same with everyone, but before my son was born, I was very worried whether I would be able to raise a boy. My world was profoundly feminine because all my closest cousins and siblings are girls. So, my knowledge and understanding of little boys was very limited, to say the least. Read More

How I Learned to Practice Patience as a Caregiver
1 month ago

How I Learned to Practice Patience as a Caregiver

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I’m not a patient woman by nature. I’ve never gone slowly and carefully into things but run full bore ahead. One of my mottos is, “If all else fails, read the directions.” Read More

How Estranged Mothers Can Find Acceptance and Healing
1 month ago

How Estranged Mothers Can Find Acceptance and Healing

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Martin Luther said, “You cannot keep birds from flying over your head, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair.” Read More

Damage Control: 10 Actions to Save Your Marriage After 50
1 month ago

Damage Control: 10 Actions to Save Your Marriage After 50

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If your goal is to immediately bring your marriage back to what you had dreamed it would be, you might find this list of quick actions very helpful. These tools have worked for hundreds of couples who have drifted apart.
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6 Summer Activities to Share with Your Friends and Family this Year
1 month ago

6 Summer Activities to Share with Your Friends and Family this Year

This year, it felt like winter would never end. Here in the great North West, we were all feeling a little down for the lack of warmth and sunshine. Now that summer is here, I know that it will go by too quickly – it always does. Read More

What is a Staycation and How Can it Help You As a Caregiver?
1 month ago

What is a Staycation and How Can it Help You As a Caregiver?

What is a staycation and how can it make caregiving during the summer easier? Let me explain. Read More