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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.

Should Grandmas Move to Be Near Their Grandchildren?
3 years ago

Should Grandmas Move to Be Near Their Grandchildren?

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Will she go or will she stay? Recorded by the group, Journey, these lyrics from the song, “Never Walk Away,” are about impetuous young lovers who married quickly then realized they didn’t get along. That situation doesn’t apply to me but the question is one I’ve been asking myself for nine months. Read More

How Emotional Intimacy Adds Meaning to Your Relationships After 60
3 years ago

How Emotional Intimacy Adds Meaning to Your Relationships After 60

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What is the key to a meaningful relationship? Not just the one you have with your husband, lover, or partner, but any relationship. As we get older, our life journey becomes shorter and time becomes more precious. The answer to that question becomes more urgent. It is more sought after, and often more difficult to achieve. Read More

Surviving a Divorce After 50 Teaches Some Surprisingly Positive Lessons
3 years ago

Surviving a Divorce After 50 Teaches Some Surprisingly Positive Lessons

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Divorce for women over 50 gets a bad rap. We have this cultural conditioning where we tend to see a divorced woman left with nothing. She has nowhere to turn and having no clue what to do with the rest of her life. Read More

Following My Mother’s Funeral Hearse Back Through History
3 years ago

Following My Mother’s Funeral Hearse Back Through History

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My mother’s last journey on earth was in the fall of 2014 as her casket was carried from the Presbyterian Church to the cemetery. As we drove behind the hearse through the village of Wendell, Idaho, I recognized the three-mile trip as a snapshot of her life. Read More

Mama Bear Instincts Send New Grandma Into Attack Mode
3 years ago

Mama Bear Instincts Send New Grandma Into Attack Mode

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Growing up we lived several miles from the nearest town. I wandered the woods and rocky cliffs along the Mississippi River. At six or seven years old Mother sent me with an empty honey pail to pick wild strawberries in the meadow or blueberries in the marsh. I never thought to be afraid. Read More

Becoming Grandma Can Change Your Life
3 years ago

Becoming Grandma Can Change Your Life

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Are you a grandmother? Does that give you absolute joy or considerable worry? Or perhaps both? I will be writing a monthly guest post on Sixty and Me for grandmothers and grandmothers-to-be. This will discuss a wide range of issues affecting women when their child has a child or, indeed, their children have many children. Read More

5 Reasons to Play Kick the Can and Other Outdoor Games with Your Grandkids
3 years ago

5 Reasons to Play Kick the Can and Other Outdoor Games with Your Grandkids

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As a native-born Texan, my Daddy was geographically and culturally predisposed to be a storyteller.

Since everything is supposed to be bigger and better in Texas, it was sometimes hard to separate the fact from the fiction in his tales. Like the beginning of this short story about a popular game of the time he played with his brothers, sisters, and friends. Read More

How to Enjoy Your Adult Children After 60
3 years ago

How to Enjoy Your Adult Children After 60

When do our children become adults? And do how we as moms adjust the way we relate to these now-tall people who share our DNA? Read More

How Biking Can Bring You Closer to Your Grandkids
3 years ago

How Biking Can Bring You Closer to Your Grandkids

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As a grandparent, there’s nothing greater than spending time with your grandkids.

There’s something just so amazing about watching those youngsters grow up, while you get to share precious time, stories and experiences with them. Read More

How to Stop Feeling Guilty About Your Divorce After 50
3 years ago

How to Stop Feeling Guilty About Your Divorce After 50

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Divorce guilt comes in all sorts of mutating forms. It is normal for many of us to feel like we were somehow to blame for the divorce. Culturally, we are taught that keeping the household and marriage successful was our responsibility. Read More