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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.

Mama Bear Instincts Send New Grandma Into Attack Mode
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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

Have You Been Married for Over 30 Years? What’s Your Advice for Newlyweds?
4 years ago

Have You Been Married for Over 30 Years? What’s Your Advice for Newlyweds?

Have you been married for more than 30 years? Congratulations!

Whether you have reached this milestone with almost no friction, or, like most couples, had to deal with plenty of “plateaus” over the years, this is definitely something to be celebrated. Read More

This Father’s Day, Remember Your Dad with All 5 Senses
4 years ago

This Father’s Day, Remember Your Dad with All 5 Senses

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When I taught writing, I asked my students to describe their parents by using the five senses. Read More

Your Adult Children Are All Grown Up. Get Over It!
4 years ago

Your Adult Children Are All Grown Up. Get Over It!

Having children is overrated. People think that you raise your kids until they’re 18 and then it’s over. No, it isn’t. It’s never over because your kids eventually become your parents. Read More

Divorced at 60? How to Deal with Your Grief and Start Healing
4 years ago

Divorced at 60? How to Deal with Your Grief and Start Healing

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Grief is a tricky thing. We understand the process during the death of a loved one but forget its role during divorce, especially if when ending a decades-long marriage. Read More