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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.

7 Ideas for Preserving Your Family History
4 weeks ago

7 Ideas for Preserving Your Family History

One year ago, an historian from a museum in Lueneburg, Germany, contacted me. “Are you the great granddaughter of Robert Heinemann?” she asked.

They were looking for descendants of Robert’s father, my great, great grandfather, Marcus Heinemann, who had been a leading Jewish citizen in Lueneburg many years before Hitler. Read More

5 Ways to Deal with Uneasy Mother / Daughter-in-Law Moments
1 month ago

5 Ways to Deal with Uneasy Mother / Daughter-in-Law Moments

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We all find it so easy to blame others when a relationship fails. If we could read our daughter-in-law’s mind, we would likely find she is blaming us for the uneasy atmosphere. Read More

What is the Best Thing About Seeing Your Adult Children Grow Older?
1 month ago

What is the Best Thing About Seeing Your Adult Children Grow Older?

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My daughter turned 50 this week. Yes, 50. How did that happen? I was 50 myself only a few months ago – or so it seems. Read More

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

Leaving a Marriage After 60: How to Know When it’s Time to Let Go
2 months ago

Leaving a Marriage After 60: How to Know When it’s Time to Let Go

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Marriages, especially ones that have lasted for decades, take work. Every day will not be a honeymoon. Arguments, compromises, and sacrifices will no doubt be daily currency. While the give and take in a relationship is normal, there are instances when staying married is not a sustainable option. Read More

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

6 Tips You Can Use to Help Your Grandchildren Unplug
2 months ago

6 Tips You Can Use to Help Your Grandchildren Unplug

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The other day I was stunned by a news report I saw on TV. It described a month-long camp where parents can send their kids to unplug when they’ve become addicted to screen time. What?! Read More

Do You Love the Holidays? Do You Embrace them Even if You Don’t?
2 months ago

Do You Love the Holidays? Do You Embrace them Even if You Don’t?

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There are two kinds of people: those who adore the time-tested holiday traditions, the shopping, the wrapping, the cooking, the expectations… and those who, for whatever reason, don’t.

Of those who don’t, there are the ones who carry on anyway, and there are the ones who realize it’s okay not to conform, that they can make other choices. So, they do. Read More

This Authentic Baker’s Dough Recipe Will Take You Back to Your Childhood
2 months ago

This Authentic Baker’s Dough Recipe Will Take You Back to Your Childhood

You may remember this Baker’s Dough recipe from when you were a kid because before there was ever Playdough, there was Baker’s Dough. It’s the perfect thing to share over the holidays, especially if you are going to have kids running around. Honestly though, I know that adults love this one, too. Read More

How to Give and Receive Gifts Graciously During the Holidays
2 months ago

How to Give and Receive Gifts Graciously During the Holidays

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With Christmas approaching, presents, trees, decorations and even the gorgeous lights in the different towns we visit sometimes seems a little pointless. So many other people are doing the same thing! It’s almost overload. Read More