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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.

Dogs for Seniors: 5 Questions to Ask Before You Get a New Best Friend
1 month ago

Dogs for Seniors: 5 Questions to Ask Before You Get a New Best Friend

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Does the thought of cuddling up with a blanket, a good book and a sweet pup snuggled at your feet simply warm your heart? Me too!

There’s nothing better than having the best companion dog by your side. It’s a fantastic idea! Read More

5 Things You Need to Know About Advance Directives
1 month ago

5 Things You Need to Know About Advance Directives

Marie’s son was distraught. He had told his mother he would have the doctors do everything they could – but now they were saying that they didn’t know how long she would be able to breathe on her own without the tube, nor did they know how long she might last if the machine continued to do most of the breathing for her. Read More

Understanding and Surviving the 7 Stages of Pet Loss Grief
1 month ago

Understanding and Surviving the 7 Stages of Pet Loss Grief

The stages of pet loss grief for some people over 60 are really no different than the experience of someone in their 20s.

However, if you are feeling a little raw or unsure with your emotions from the impending loss or the loss of your pet, keep in mind that what you are feeling is normal. Read More

Parenting Adult Children: How to Respond When Your Child Has a Problem
1 month ago

Parenting Adult Children: How to Respond When Your Child Has a Problem

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One of the most challenging and rewarding thresholds in life can be talking to your adult child when they come to you with a problem. This is it is a statement of love and trust. Read More

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