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Grandchildren

How important are your grandchildren to you? Whether you are a grandparent raising grandchildren or you just like to help out from time to time, we can help you to build a better relationship with your grandkids.

3 Things You Can Do to Prepare for the Empty Nest
1 week ago

3 Things You Can Do to Prepare for the Empty Nest

By  •  Family

Releasing your kids to adulthood is a mixed blessing. You are both proud and saddened. They are embracing maturity and that’s a good thing! But your home will change after they leave, and that can be a confusing prospect…
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How a Baby Granddaughter Can Be the Motivator for Financial Creativity
2 weeks ago

How a Baby Granddaughter Can Be the Motivator for Financial Creativity

Last September, we welcomed Zaylee Jean into the world – our first grandchild. She is, of course, perfect in every way. As many of you can relate – it rocks your world in a whole new way…
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I Am a Mother-in-Law! These 5 Tips Should Be a Reminder to Follow
3 weeks ago

I Am a Mother-in-Law! These 5 Tips Should Be a Reminder to Follow

By  •  Family

Life is surely full of relationships. We are born the child in relationship to our parents, and we may simultaneously become someone’s brother or sister. In our extended family, we will likely have grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. Read More

The Many Joys of Teaching Our Grandchildren
3 weeks ago

The Many Joys of Teaching Our Grandchildren

By  •  Family

As any grandmother will know, there are many sources of joy in the time spent with grandchildren. For me, a key one is teaching my grandsons something and seeing how they respond. Read More

Why is it so Painful to Be a Mom After Your Kids Leave Home
4 weeks ago

Why is it so Painful to Be a Mom After Your Kids Leave Home

Any excitement I had for my son preparing to go 2700 miles away to college has been replaced by an aching, heavy heart. And because it’s such a big transition for both of us, I suggested he take his dog with him – a 14-pound Jack Russell with a big personality. Read More

Letting Go as a Mom of Grown Children: Is There Ever a Time When Detachment Is a Healthy Idea?
2 months ago

Letting Go as a Mom of Grown Children: Is There Ever a Time When Detachment Is a Healthy Idea?

By  •  Family

When I think of detachment, I think of a husband unlovingly detached from his wife, or a depressed mother who is detached and uninvolved with her child. Read More

Private Life: Should Your Kids Read Your Journals When You’re Gone?
2 months ago

Private Life: Should Your Kids Read Your Journals When You’re Gone?

By  •  Mindset

My friend’s mother died recently after a sudden stroke, and among her belongings he and his siblings discovered volumes of journals, going back 40 years. They started reading through these family artifacts and learned a lot. Perhaps more than they wanted to. Read More

Attention Grandmothers: What Will Happen to Your Life Story?
3 months ago

Attention Grandmothers: What Will Happen to Your Life Story?

Every grandmother has her story. I may not know each of you personally, but I know that, like me, you’ve had loves and losses, trials and triumphs. But where does that story live – other than in your heart and mind? Read More

Ultimate Family Time: A Multigenerational Safari to South Africa
3 months ago

Ultimate Family Time: A Multigenerational Safari to South Africa

By  •  Travel

“Multigenerational travel” has been a buzzword for a few years now. Who can argue with the brochure-ready images of grandparents, adult children, and grandkids all sharing in the joys a family adventure can bring? Read More

“I’m Not That Young Grandparent Anymore”: 5 Tips That Work Well After 60!
3 months ago

“I’m Not That Young Grandparent Anymore”: 5 Tips That Work Well After 60!

I realized the other day that I have been grand-parenting for 21 years and I’m not as young as I used to be. I used to get on the ground with those kiddos and play-wrestle. I climbed trees and monkey bars. Read More