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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.

Securing Your Legacy: 3 Ways to Have an Impact After You’re Gone
2 months ago

Securing Your Legacy: 3 Ways to Have an Impact After You’re Gone

By  •  Lifestyle

As a former non-profit director, I used to help raise money for teaching and learning. One of our most successful fund-raising campaigns was a donor wall. Those who contributed a certain amount would forever have their names inscribed on a beautiful wall visible in the community. Read More

5 Tips for Reviving the Lost Art of Communication After 60
3 months ago

5 Tips for Reviving the Lost Art of Communication After 60

By  •  Family

My adult children communicate by using text messages through their smart phones. I’ll receive a typical text: “Hi Mom. Can you watch the kids this afternoon?” Read More

3 Things to Remember When Traveling with Your Grandchildren
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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!
4 months 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
6 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
7 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
7 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
7 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