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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 to Remember When Traveling with Your Grandchildren
2 weeks ago

3 Things to Remember When Traveling with Your Grandchildren

This is the story of a 74-year-old grandmother. Of course, this is my story, a story about how I joyfully help my family when they need me in summer, fall, winter or spring. Read More

My Son Has Big Plans for My Grandson’s Financial Future… and He Needs My Help
2 weeks ago

My Son Has Big Plans for My Grandson’s Financial Future… and He Needs My Help

By  •  Family

My family hasn’t done a terribly good job at generating cross-generational wealth. There was a time when I thought that my husband and I would be the ones to break our family into the world of the 1%. Then, a series of events, missteps and outright mistakes brought our financial dreams crashing down to Earth. Read More

5 Tips for Learning How to Be a Grandmother
2 weeks ago

5 Tips for Learning How to Be a Grandmother

By  •  Family

It is often suggested that babies should be born with a manual, because it is so hard for new parents to work out how best to look after them. We, mothers, know that we managed somehow or other. But now it begins again, as we are faced with being a grandmother. Read More

Adult Children Coming Home Don’t Break these 9 Rules of Engagement!
3 weeks ago

Adult Children Coming Home Don’t Break these 9 Rules of Engagement!

By  •  Family

Have you ever needed to provide temporary housing to your adult children?

Living in a full house can be a wonderful experience and also a very challenging time. I am describing a situation when your adult child and their family move in under the same roof and have different – read as unique – parenting ideas that may seem foreign to you! Read More

5 Mother’s Day Gifts to Show Grandma That You Care
3 months ago

5 Mother’s Day Gifts to Show Grandma That You Care

By  •  Family

Mother’s Day is with us again very soon. How did that happen? Didn’t we just do Mother’s Day? Or was it Christmas or her birthday? Read More

The Detachment Wall: How to Let Go of Your Adult Children
4 months ago

The Detachment Wall: How to Let Go of Your Adult Children

By  •  Family

Some of us moms have a problem with our attachment to our children, to the point where the bond can become unhealthy. Read More

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

3 Reasons to Share Your Money Mistakes with Your Grandkids
4 months ago

3 Reasons to Share Your Money Mistakes with Your Grandkids

By  •  Family

When we were growing up, my family never discussed money. It wasn’t that my parents or grandparents though that money was evil. It’s just that, like many working class families, we didn’t have much to discuss… or so we thought! Read More

Letting Go as a Mom of Grown Children: Is There Ever a Time When Detachment Is a Healthy Idea?
4 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

What Are the Best New Grandma Gifts? You May Be Surprised!
5 months ago

What Are the Best New Grandma Gifts? You May Be Surprised!

By  •  Lifestyle

As a new grandmother (for the second time), I have had the opportunity to think about some of the things that were missing in my “Baba Bag” or “Grandmother Survival Kit!” Read More

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