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Family

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.

Cookies for Santa and Mince Pies for the Kids – Holiday Food Traditions We Love!
3 years ago

Cookies for Santa and Mince Pies for the Kids – Holiday Food Traditions We Love!

I guess we can all blame Santa for some of our holiday food traditions. Carefully placed cookies for Father Christmas and carrots for the reindeer are part of the holiday experience for most homes with children. Read More

Connecting Modern Families through Magical Holiday Traditions
3 years ago

Connecting Modern Families through Magical Holiday Traditions

Even though families are spread across the world these days, the holiday season offers an opportunity to connect even the most tenuous dots. Many families live close enough to visit each other. This is great because everyone can connect physically with great food, entertainment, walks or fun planned activities. Read More

Pink Knitted Gloves and the Meaning of Christmas
3 years ago

Pink Knitted Gloves and the Meaning of Christmas

Sleigh bells, holiday lights, Christmas markets, carols, Santa Claus, high street displays and gingerbread houses. December is here and the holidays have officially started. No matter where you live, the holiday season is about to take over your life for the next few weeks. Read More

3 Implications of the Rise of Divorce After 50
3 years ago

3 Implications of the Rise of Divorce After 50

In recent years, a lot has been written about the fact that divorce rates among people over 50 are rising, while other generations are staying married longer. For example, over the last 20 years, baby boomer divorce rates have increased 50%. Read More

Grandparenting Tips: Building a Strong Relationship with Your Daughter in Law
3 years ago

Grandparenting Tips: Building a Strong Relationship with Your Daughter in Law

The relationship between mother-in-laws and daughter-in-laws is complicated. At its best, it can be like finding a long-lost daughter. At worst, it can be a center of tension for the entire family.

When you think about it, having a daughter-in-law is a beautiful thing. After all, this is the person that your son has chosen from the billions of women in the world. She is also the mother of your precious grandchildren. And, while this may be hard for many mothers to accept, she is now the center of your son’s life.

So, with so much riding on the mother-in-law to daughter-in-law relationship, why is it so hard to get right? Why do so many of us feel a sense of tension, or even outright hostility, from the most important woman in our son’s life? Read More

It’s a New World! 5 Things that are Different about Grandkids Today
3 years ago

It’s a New World! 5 Things that are Different about Grandkids Today

Grandkids are a treasure for many women over 60 – but just as is the case with so many other aspects of our world and our new stage of life, many things are much different than previous generations might have expected. Read More

6 Tips for Dealing with Grumpy Grandkids
3 years ago

6 Tips for Dealing with Grumpy Grandkids

For many women in our community, being a grandmother offers the opportunity to apply their experience and wisdom to shaping and nurturing their grandkids. Read More

Want to Make a Family Tree? These 3 Sites Can Help Discover Your Roots
4 years ago

Want to Make a Family Tree? These 3 Sites Can Help Discover Your Roots

Everyone is naturally curious about their family history. But, what exactly does it take to make a family tree? Some of us are able to trace our ancestors directly, through our own family records. Others are not quite so lucky. The good news is that there are plenty of new websites that can help you to make a family tree. Let’s examine a few of the best. Read More

6 New Holiday Traditions to Consider this Year
4 years ago

6 New Holiday Traditions to Consider this Year

Family traditions are the foundation of a happy holiday season, whether that means decorating a Christmas tree or sharing Christmas dinner, or giving gifts and lighting menorah candles for Hanukkah, or whatever your family does together to make the holidays special.

One of the privileges of being women over 60 is that we often are assuming the role of matriarchs for our families and extended families – and we get to be the leaders at the center of our family celebrations. So if you would like to try Read More

6 Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas that Will Get Your Guests Talking
4 years ago

6 Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas that Will Get Your Guests Talking

Christmas dinner is a cherished tradition and, for women over 60, we often feel the urge to go “above and beyond” with unique Christmas dinner ideas.

Especially with so many lifestyle gurus like Martha Stewart showing us how to make beautiful things for our homes and create warm, welcoming experiences for our guests, many women over sixty might find themselves wanting to do something really special for Christmas dinner this year.

But, how can you create a one-of-a-kind Christmas dinner experience without a lot of unnecessary clutter, work and expenses? Read More