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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.

4 Tips for Building a Strong Relationship with Your Daughter-in-Law
4 weeks ago

4 Tips for Building a Strong Relationship with Your Daughter-in-Law

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Are you trying to improve your relationship with your daughter-in-law? Do you want to create a better understanding and reduce tension? If these are a few of the questions that frequently enter your mind, then read on for some answers. Read More

Preventing Your Midlife Crisis from Affecting Your Marriage
4 weeks ago

Preventing Your Midlife Crisis from Affecting Your Marriage

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You probably know a few couples who got divorced after being married for decades. Going through a midlife crisis can cause a marriage to dissolve. The midlife crisis itself can have a negative impact on the marriage or can make one of the spouses realize that the relationship is not fulfilling. Read More

They Grow Up So Fast! 4 Fun Things to Do with Your Teenage Granddaughter
1 month ago

They Grow Up So Fast! 4 Fun Things to Do with Your Teenage Granddaughter

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As your grandchildren grow, they need adults less and less.

If you enjoyed babysitting them when they were small, there are so many things to miss when they grow out of that period, and even more so when they start craving more independence in their teens. Read More

New Grandma? Here’s How to Play the Grandmother Game
1 month ago

New Grandma? Here’s How to Play the Grandmother Game

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The instant our eyes met, I was done for. One single glance and my knees turned to liquid, my heart to putty. In that moment, I suddenly knew that truth that nothing really happens until it happens to you. Read More

Why Your Children and Grandchildren Should Avoid Student Loans
1 month ago

Why Your Children and Grandchildren Should Avoid Student Loans

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Graduation time is here, and families will join to celebrate an important milestone in the lives of their graduates. Mixed with all the elaborate pomp and circumstance should be the harsh reality that student loans could make them indentured victims buried in endless, mounting debt. The popular book by Dr. Seuss Oh, the Places You’ll Go! will change to Woe! The Money You’ll Owe!
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The More the Merrier – Getting Used to Having a New Grandchild in Your Life
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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