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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.

Using the READ Strategy with Grandchildren
3 weeks ago

Using the READ Strategy with Grandchildren

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Almost all grandparents realize that their grandchildren benefit when they read to them. However, if you want to really maximize the educational benefit of such an activity, you should READ when you read. And just what is READ?
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Lassie: The Puppy I Should Have Gotten Years Ago!
4 weeks ago

Lassie: The Puppy I Should Have Gotten Years Ago!

Recovering after a surgery, the doctor said the best thing I could do was get up and walk. I started walking way back when I quit smoking, mostly to keep the weight off. I enjoyed walking with my buddies in my old…
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Lessons from My Father: How Complicated Relationships Can Often Help Us Grow
4 weeks ago

Lessons from My Father: How Complicated Relationships Can Often Help Us Grow

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“The question is not what you look at but what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

Today was my father’s birthday. If he were still alive, he would have been 90 years old. It has been many years since he passed. He died after a very long and brave fight with cancer. Read More

4 Ways to Boost Relations with Your Kids (And Enjoy Your Grandkids)
4 weeks ago

4 Ways to Boost Relations with Your Kids (And Enjoy Your Grandkids)

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The pandemic has changed how grandparents and grandchildren relate. Some grandparents found themselves quarantined with their kids. Others found themselves close by but locked out, so to speak. What if there’s tension…
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Grandfathers Ain’t What they Used to Be… and That’s a Good Thing!
1 month ago

Grandfathers Ain’t What they Used to Be… and That’s a Good Thing!

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Have you noticed that something very wonderful is happening to men? Perhaps not all men in every circumstance, but certainly with respect to children in their family. They are becoming so very much more involved. It is a joy to behold. Read More

Co-Mothering Your Teenage Grandkids? 3 Ways to Manage the Worry
1 month ago

Co-Mothering Your Teenage Grandkids? 3 Ways to Manage the Worry

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There are grandmothers raising their grandchildren, living with them, feeding them, doing it all. And there are grandmothers simply enjoying their grandchildren from a distance, whether across the country or across town…
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7 Songs Every Grandparent Should Share
1 month ago

7 Songs Every Grandparent Should Share

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It seems like yesterday I was singing these songs to my own daughter. Heck, it seems like yesterday I was learning them. And now it’s time to teach them to my children’s children. Read More

How to Balance Freedom and Commitment in Your Marriage After 60
1 month ago

How to Balance Freedom and Commitment in Your Marriage After 60

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It takes more than love and determination to make a marriage work. People in successful marriages know that they have to compromise, accept a certain loss of independence, sacrifice some of their goals, and, more often than not, put the other person first. Read More

How to Prioritize Yourself as a Couple When You Have a Senior Parent or Adult Child Living with You
1 month ago

How to Prioritize Yourself as a Couple When You Have a Senior Parent or Adult Child Living with You

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About five years ago, my husband approached me and asked me how I would feel about having his mother come live with us. We had only been married for about three years at that point, and she lived about 1200 miles away…
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Struggling with Jealousy After a Divorce in Your 50s or 60s? Help Is Here!
1 month ago

Struggling with Jealousy After a Divorce in Your 50s or 60s? Help Is Here!

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If you divorced in your 50s or 60s, you’re familiar with that feeling. Some of us know it all too well, both during divorce and afterwards. Read More