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About Ann Richardson

Ann Richardson is a writer and grandmother. She is fascinated by other people’s thoughts, experiences and emotions and loves to write books where they can express their views in their own words. Her most recent book is Celebrating Grandmothers: Grandmothers Talk About Their Lives. Ann lives in London, England, as do her two children and two grandsons. Please visit her website here http://annrichardson.co.uk
Latest Posts | By Ann Richardson
Celebrating the Important Role of Semi-Caregivers
5 hours ago

Celebrating the Important Role of Semi-Caregivers

In recent years, we have all become conscious of the hidden army of people known as ‘carers’ (‘caregivers’ in the US). These are the people who look after a frail (or confused) family member or friend…
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Are you Spoiling Your Grandchildren or Just Showing Them Extra Love?
1 week ago

Are you Spoiling Your Grandchildren or Just Showing Them Extra Love?

By  •  Family

Do you ‘spoil’ your grandchildren? Some people say that this is a common phenomenon. It could be argued that children all over the world are becoming increasingly unhealthy, overweight and demanding. Could this be due to the over-attentive care of grandparents? Read More

Having Free Time After 60 Can Be So Rewarding – As a Volunteer!
4 weeks ago

Having Free Time After 60 Can Be So Rewarding – As a Volunteer!

A friend asked me recently whether she should take on the role of volunteer in a cause she believed in and for an organisation she trusted. My immediate reaction, based on my own experience, was “Yes, go for it…”
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How Happy Do You Feel in Your Own Skin? Growing Old May Have Something to Do with It
1 month ago

How Happy Do You Feel in Your Own Skin? Growing Old May Have Something to Do with It

By  •  Mindset

An old friend and I were chatting recently via email. She had sent me a photograph she had taken of me earlier that day. I replied that it made me notice how very white my hair is and that I needed a haircut…
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Coping with Our 60-Plus Year-Old Bodies – Is It Even Possible?
1 month ago

Coping with Our 60-Plus Year-Old Bodies – Is It Even Possible?

When my son, now in his late 30s, was about five years old, he made a remark that has stayed with me ever since. He had gone through a stage, thankfully brief, when he would pee unexpectedly, leaving a small visible stain on his trousers. Read More

The Taboo Topic of Older People Having Sex – Let’s Not Hide from the Facts!
2 months ago

The Taboo Topic of Older People Having Sex – Let’s Not Hide from the Facts!

By  •  Dating

People everywhere are fascinated by sex. I am not the first to say so. We wonder what other people do and when and what it means to them. And some wonder how long it continues…
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Losing Your Memory in the Details – It Can Get You in a Knot!
2 months ago

Losing Your Memory in the Details – It Can Get You in a Knot!

It is a well-known fact that we begin to lose our memories as we age. I’m not talking about serious conditions like dementia, but just day-to-day problems of bringing something to mind. Much of it isn’t too important…
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The Lesson I Learned from Dealing with My Grandchildren’s Fussy Eating Habits
3 months ago

The Lesson I Learned from Dealing with My Grandchildren’s Fussy Eating Habits

By  •  Family

Keeping up with children’s food preferences – or should I say prejudices – is a job in itself. It was hard enough when we were mothers and handled it every day. But it is harder as a grandmother…
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Embracing Memories of the Distant Past: A Way to Stay Connected to a World Long Gone
4 months ago

Embracing Memories of the Distant Past: A Way to Stay Connected to a World Long Gone

When Notre Dame was severely damaged by a massive fire recently, all the world mourned. In one sense, it ‘belonged’ solely to Paris or, perhaps, to France. But in another sense, it belonged to all of us…

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Are You Happy with How Your Grandchildren Are Being Raised?
4 months ago

Are You Happy with How Your Grandchildren Are Being Raised?

By  •  Family

As your children take that giant step of becoming parents themselves, what do you feel about how they are doing? Some grandmothers are highly impressed with the way their grandchildren are being brought up. Others are disappointed or even distressed. Read More