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Grandchildren

How important are your grandchildren to you? Whether you are a grandparent raising grandchildren or you just like to help out from time to time, we can help you to build a better relationship with your grandkids.

5 Tips for Skip-Gen Travel in the Age of Covid-19
1 day ago

5 Tips for Skip-Gen Travel in the Age of Covid-19

By  •  Travel

Perhaps you are a “newbie” to skip-gen travel, and this was the summer you planned to take that first special trip with your grandchild. Or perhaps you are a seasoned skip-gen traveler and were looking forward to another great trip…
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Becoming Grandma Can Change Your Life
1 week ago

Becoming Grandma Can Change Your Life

By  •  Family

Are you a grandmother? Does that give you absolute joy or considerable worry? Or perhaps both? Read More

5 Tips for Learning How to Be a Grandmother
1 month ago

5 Tips for Learning How to Be a Grandmother

By  •  Family

It is often suggested that babies should be born with a manual, because it is so hard for new parents to work out how best to look after them. We, mothers, know that we managed somehow or other. But now it begins again, as we are faced with being a grandmother. Read More

Of Mothers and Adult Children – How Do You Cope with Thoughts that Make You Worry?
1 month ago

Of Mothers and Adult Children – How Do You Cope with Thoughts that Make You Worry?

By  •  Family

It is said that once a mother, you are always a mother. However old your son or daughter may be, they are always your children. This may be right, but it is a blessing and a curse. Most of us cannot escape it. This realisation came home to me…
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How to Divorce Your Adult Children and Restore Your Sanity
2 months ago

How to Divorce Your Adult Children and Restore Your Sanity

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I am known for exposing the “elephant in the living room.” Those things everybody knows but nobody is talking about. Not every mother-daughter relationship reads like a Hallmark card, and our culture makes that a shameful secret to bear.
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Talking About Estranged Adult Children and Some Healing Advice
2 months ago

Talking About Estranged Adult Children and Some Healing Advice

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Some time ago, I wrote an article about how to deal with estranged adult children. It was in the choppy wake of Mother’s Day. Many of us were feeling the heightened sting of loss. Read More

Does Being a Grandma Change How You Look at Your Own Grandmother?
2 months ago

Does Being a Grandma Change How You Look at Your Own Grandmother?

By  •  Family

Now we are 60 (as A.A. Milne of Christopher Robin fame might have said), we are of an age to think about grandmothers. Perhaps you are a grandmother or hoping to be one. Perhaps your friends are grandmothers…
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I Just Skipped Dinner… and Gave My Grandson $248,910 for His Retirement
2 months ago

I Just Skipped Dinner… and Gave My Grandson $248,910 for His Retirement

In some ways, retirement planning is fiendishly complicated. You have to guess how long you will live. You need to decide on the right balance of risk and reward for your investments. And, of course, you have to find the money to save in the first place!
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What Better Time to Tell Your Story? Use the Pandemic to Grow Your Legacy
2 months ago

What Better Time to Tell Your Story? Use the Pandemic to Grow Your Legacy

Everybody has a story, yet many fascinating and engaging stories remain untold because we just don’t think they are worth the telling. I challenge you to consider how important the information…
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I Am a Mother-in-Law! These 5 Tips Should Be a Reminder to Follow
2 months ago

I Am a Mother-in-Law! These 5 Tips Should Be a Reminder to Follow

By  •  Family

Life is surely full of relationships. We are born the child in relationship to our parents, and we may simultaneously become someone’s brother or sister. In our extended family, we will likely have grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. Read More