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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.

What is a Grandmother Really? How Modern Grandmas Are Breaking the Mold (Video)
1 year ago

What is a Grandmother Really? How Modern Grandmas Are Breaking the Mold (Video)

Few roles are as important – or misunderstood – as the role of grandmother. It’s almost as if, once your first grandchild arrives, you are supposed to turn into a baby-sitting, apple-pie-making, scarf-knitting machine. At least, that’s how it feels for many women. Read More

5 Things No One Tells You About Writing a Memoir
1 year ago

5 Things No One Tells You About Writing a Memoir

One of the most powerful things a mentor ever told me about writing was this: Tell your story, you’re the only one who can. Read More

Why Grandparents Rights Won’t Protect You from Family Conflict
1 year ago

Why Grandparents Rights Won’t Protect You from Family Conflict

Life after 60 can be tough. Over the last few years, I’ve heard from women who are dealing with chronic illnesses. I’ve talked with ladies who have lost their husband to old-age or injury. I’ve heard stories of financial trouble and loneliness. Read More

Choosing Your Divorce Battles After 50
1 year ago

Choosing Your Divorce Battles After 50

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When fighting through a divorce after 50, it’s normal to feel like you are getting dragged through the mud for months – even years – wondering if frustration and stress will ever end. Even after the divorce papers have been signed, hurt feelings may remain. Read More

The Tradition of Oral Storytelling: A Powerful Gift for Our Grandchildren
2 years ago

The Tradition of Oral Storytelling: A Powerful Gift for Our Grandchildren

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It’s my belief that teaching the art of oral storytelling is an investment in the futures of our children and grandchildren. It gives them a basic training in sequencing events, and organizing thoughts and experiences into chunks; an invaluable skill to have at any age. And it teaches them how to listen and be heard; a basic ability so many adults have never mastered…
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The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Divorce After 50
2 years ago

The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Divorce After 50

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For months, even years, I knew that my marriage was crumbling. Yet, I lied to myself, telling myself a million things that would somehow justify the reasons why I should stay in the marriage. The main one dealt with time. Read More

Letting Go and the Art of Parenting Adult Children
2 years ago

Letting Go and the Art of Parenting Adult Children

Have you held a baby lately? I recently held little Ezra, a 10-month-old who had recently learned how to do a high five. Once he got the hang of it, he did over and over. How juicy and delicious. Read More

How do You Find Privacy While Caring for Your Aging Parents?
2 years ago

How do You Find Privacy While Caring for Your Aging Parents?

If there is one thing that the women in our community value, it’s their privacy. Unfortunately, when you are caring for an aging parent, your privacy is one of the first things to go. Of course, you understand all of the reasons that you are stepping up and lending a helping hand – but, that doesn’t make it any easier. Read More

What is Your Advice for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren?
2 years ago

What is Your Advice for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren?

In today’s complex world, the phenomenon of grandparents raising grandchildren has become increasingly common. Some grandparents find themselves taking on the role full time, after the tragic loss of one of their adult children. Others agree to look after their grandkids temporarily, while their own adult children are out of the country or going through a difficult situation. Read More

Protecting the Planet is the Best Legacy that We Can Leave for Our Grandkids
2 years ago

Protecting the Planet is the Best Legacy that We Can Leave for Our Grandkids

In December, 2015, 195 nations approved an historic climate agreement. Louis Psihoyos, one of the speakers at the summit, suggested that we “Boomers” have changed the planet forever. Now, we need to decide how to respond. Read More