Family

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.

7 years ago

3 Implications of the Rise of Divorce After 50

In recent years, a lot has been written about the fact that divorce rates among people over 50 are rising, while other generations are staying married longer. For example, over the last 20 years, baby boomer divorce rates have increased 50%. Read More

7 years ago

Grandparenting Tips: Building a Strong Relationship with Your Daughter in Law

The relationship between mother-in-laws and daughter-in-laws is complicated. At its best, it can be like finding a long-lost daughter. At worst, it can be a center of tension for the entire family.

When you think about it, having a daughter-in-law is a beautiful thing. After all, this is the person that your son has chosen from the billions of women in the world. She is also the mother of your precious grandchildren. And, while this may be hard for many mothers to accept, she is now the center of your son’s life.

So, with so much riding on the mother-in-law to daughter-in-law relationship, why is it so hard to get right? Why do so many of us feel a sense of tension, or even outright hostility, from the most important woman in our son’s life? Read More

8 years ago

It’s a New World! 5 Things that are Different about Grandkids Today

Grandkids are a treasure for many women over 60 – but just as is the case with so many other aspects of our world and our new stage of life, many things are much different than previous generations might have expected. Read More

8 years ago

6 Tips for Dealing with Grumpy Grandkids

For many women in our community, being a grandmother offers the opportunity to apply their experience and wisdom to shaping and nurturing their grandkids. Read More

8 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

8 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

8 years ago

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

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

8 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

8 years ago

6 Important Principles for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

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

8 years ago

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

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