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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.

Losing a Pet After 60 is Especially Hard. Here’s How to Recover
5 hours ago

Losing a Pet After 60 is Especially Hard. Here’s How to Recover

As a woman over 60, having a pet in your life can give you boundless love and happiness. You probably don’t need anyone telling you that the love you have for your pet is amazing. Read More

4 Magical Tips for Successful Holidays with Blended Families and Strange Bedfellows
2 days ago

4 Magical Tips for Successful Holidays with Blended Families and Strange Bedfellows

One of the quirkiest Thanksgiving holidays I attended happened in the early 80s. I had recently moved with my two sons from Las Vegas to La Jolla, California…
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How to Best Support a Widow Without Making Empty Promises
3 days ago

How to Best Support a Widow Without Making Empty Promises

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In recent conversations with about 50 women who were widowed suddenly, I asked, “What do you wish you had known?” One of the most common answers was…
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7 Ideas for Preserving Your Family History
6 days ago

7 Ideas for Preserving Your Family History

One year ago, a historian from a museum in Lueneburg, Germany, contacted me. “Are you the great granddaughter of Robert Heinemann?” she asked.

They were looking for descendants of Robert’s father, my great, great grandfather, Marcus Heinemann, who had been a leading Jewish citizen in Lueneburg many years before Hitler. Read More

Overstimulated Grandkids: 4 Practical Tips to Help Ease the Situation
2 weeks ago

Overstimulated Grandkids: 4 Practical Tips to Help Ease the Situation

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The holidays are behind us, and you may think that the inappropriate behavior of your grandchildren is a thing of the past as well. Unfortunately, the tantrums they threw over a toy they didn’t get from Santa…
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What is the Best Thing About Seeing Your Adult Children Grow Older?
2 weeks ago

What is the Best Thing About Seeing Your Adult Children Grow Older?

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My daughter turned 50 this week. Yes, 50. How did that happen? I was 50 myself only a few months ago – or so it seems. Read More

The Hardships and Joys of Grandparents Raising Their Grandkids
2 weeks ago

The Hardships and Joys of Grandparents Raising Their Grandkids

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There are nearly three million grandparents raising eight million grandchildren in the U.S. That has a cost in terms of time, money, and health. Our Caregiver Summit covers this topic in three sessions…
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Why Being a Grandmother Is Easier Than Being a Mother
3 weeks ago

Why Being a Grandmother Is Easier Than Being a Mother

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I heard a simple quote years ago, but back then didn’t understand the meaning. I had to look it up to check. Initially, I thought I remembered Groucho Marx, who said, “The best reason to have children is in order to have grandchildren…”
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Do You Love the Holidays? Do You Embrace them Even if You Don’t?
4 weeks ago

Do You Love the Holidays? Do You Embrace them Even if You Don’t?

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There are two kinds of people: those who adore the time-tested holiday traditions, the shopping, the wrapping, the cooking, the expectations… and those who, for whatever reason, don’t. Of those who don’t, there are the ones who carry on anyway…
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What Are Your Favorite Christmas Memories and Traditions?
4 weeks ago

What Are Your Favorite Christmas Memories and Traditions?

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Everyone remembers Christmas – the lucky ones amongst us will have fond memories of family traditions from an early age. Excitement begins to mount with the arrival of the Christmas tree and the boxes of decorations dug out of the attic. Our decorations go back generations…
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