2 months ago

Is Christmas Really the Happiest Time of the Year?

I love Christmas! Mostly for the fact that it means a rest from the daily grind, a chance to have at least one day eating what I want, and best of all, spending it with people I love. That said, Christmas is a lot of very hard work. I always start my Christmas…

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2 months ago

When People Ask About My Estranged Children… What Can I Say?

Being an abandoned mom is more widespread than most people think. When asked about estranged children (parents, or family members), we are put in the awkward position of what to say. Saying too much, not saying enough…

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2 months ago

3 Reliable Ways to Reduce Stress and Guilt at Family Celebrations

The Holidays are supposed to be a great time of happiness, love and good cheer, but often, it isn’t like that at all. It’s just stress, stress, stress. It’s also guilt, guilt, guilt, as we feel we should love our family unconditionally…

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2 months ago

Why Being a Grandmother Is Easier Than Being a Mother

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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2 months ago

A Tale of Three Marriages: Is There Happiness to Be Found?

I married two men who didn’t deserve me. My first marriage was with a man I loved beyond words. He was kindhearted and gentle with me. We planned a future and had two children together. The boys were high-spirited and wonderful…

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2 months ago

Lessons on Aging from My Mother and Grandmother

Now that I have become “their age” I find myself thinking a lot about my grandmother (Tania) and my mother (Helen). After all, they were my first aging female role models…

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3 months ago

The Joy of the Thanksgiving Stories

Ever since my childhood, Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday. It was a time for us all to come together to share stories and connect. I recall my mother spending several weeks preparing for the festivities…

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3 months ago

8 Thoughtful Ideas to Help You Keep a Strong Relationship with Your Grandchildren

But it’s not always easy to know how to ensure that your relationship with your grandchildren stays strong. That’s why I have put together this guide that will help you maintain a great relationship with the little ones in your family…

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3 months ago

Is Resentment Keeping You Stuck After Divorce?

There is a five-phase cycle to divorce recovery of feelings and emotions that you may experience after your transition through divorce. It’s called the Road Through Recovery. Some women feel “stuck” or “in pain” in one of the phases…

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3 months ago

Want a Happy Marriage After 60? Take These 5 Fast Actions Today!

Your marriage relationship is one of the most important treasures you will ever have in life. Every single day, you make choices about what will occur in your relationship. Some of those choices are small and inconsequential while others turn out to be extremely important…

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