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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.

6 New Holiday Traditions to Consider this Year
7 years ago

6 New Holiday Traditions to Consider this Year

Family traditions are the foundation of a happy holiday season, whether that means decorating a Christmas tree or sharing Christmas dinner, or giving gifts and lighting menorah candles for Hanukkah, or whatever your family does together to make the holidays special.

One of the privileges of being women over 60 is that we often are assuming the role of matriarchs for our families and extended families – and we get to be the leaders at the center of our family celebrations. So if you would like to try Read More

6 Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas that Will Get Your Guests Talking
7 years ago

6 Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas that Will Get Your Guests Talking

Christmas dinner is a cherished tradition and, for women over 60, we often feel the urge to go “above and beyond” with unique Christmas dinner ideas.

Especially with so many lifestyle gurus like Martha Stewart showing us how to make beautiful things for our homes and create warm, welcoming experiences for our guests, many women over sixty might find themselves wanting to do something really special for Christmas dinner this year.

But, how can you create a one-of-a-kind Christmas dinner experience without a lot of unnecessary clutter, work and expenses? Read More

New Grandma? Build a Strong Relationship with Your Grandchild in 6 Steps
7 years ago

New Grandma? Build a Strong Relationship with Your Grandchild in 6 Steps

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The knowledge that the child you brought into this world is not only all grown up, but a parent, and that you are now a new grandma, is a scary prospect. You are excited and elated, but nervous and fearful all at the same time. Read More

Easy Winter Crafts for Kids: Keep Your Grandkids Entertained No Matter the Weather
7 years ago

Easy Winter Crafts for Kids: Keep Your Grandkids Entertained No Matter the Weather

Kids love crafts! One of the joys of being grandparents is getting to work on special little arts and crafts projects with our grandkids.

This is a great time of year to find some new winter craft ideas for kids, because it helps to keep kids entertained while they’re cooped up in the house on cold days, without having to resort to TV, video games or more screen time. Read More

Taking Your Grandchildren on the Road: Tips for Traveling with Kids
7 years ago

Taking Your Grandchildren on the Road: Tips for Traveling with Kids

One of the most fun and heartwarming ways to spend time with your grandchildren is to travel together. Whether it’s a weekend trip close to home, or a longer excursion to a faraway vacation destination or even another country, more women over 60 are discovering the joys of traveling with their grandchildren. Read More

6 Important Principles for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
7 years ago

6 Important Principles for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

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According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there are 4.9 million grandparents raising grandchildren. If this group includes you, congratulations for stepping up to the plate. You are doing something amazing. Read More

Grandparenting Tips – What to Do When Your Grandkids Have Too Much Energy
7 years ago

Grandparenting Tips – What to Do When Your Grandkids Have Too Much Energy

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Do you have a grandchild who is always on the go, so much so that you are becoming frazzled trying to keep up? If so, don’t be too hasty blaming your age. The problem could be primarily not with you, but with your grandchild. Read More

6 Ways to Build Healthy Family Relationships that Stand the Test of Time
7 years ago

6 Ways to Build Healthy Family Relationships that Stand the Test of Time

One of the unique challenges of getting older is that our family relationships and family dynamics change with the passage of time. As a result, many women over 60 might find themselves navigating some uncertain emotional territory with their family relationships. Read More

Have Patience! Why Teaching Your Grandkids to Wait is So Important
7 years ago

Have Patience! Why Teaching Your Grandkids to Wait is So Important

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Every time your grandkids affectionately call you “Grandpa” or “Grandma,” they are doing a lot more than acknowledging their familial relationship to you. They are looking up to you as an older, wiser, more experienced role model. Read More

Dealing with Cancer: 6 Steps for Helping Your Loved One in Their Time of Need
7 years ago

Dealing with Cancer: 6 Steps for Helping Your Loved One in Their Time of Need

Finding out that a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer can make it feel like the world is crashing down around you. Dr. Phil says, “When one person gets cancer, the whole family gets cancer.” As hard as it is for you, imagine how your loved one feels dealing with cancer. Keeping this in mind may help you provide more compassionate support. It’s okay to be afraid. Do research, ask questions, and offer your assistance where you can. Read More