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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.

Grandfathers Ain’t What they Used to Be… and That’s a Good Thing!
7 months ago

Grandfathers Ain’t What they Used to Be… and That’s a Good Thing!

By  •  Family

Have you noticed that something very wonderful is happening to men? Perhaps not all men in every circumstance, but certainly with respect to children in their family. They are becoming so very much more involved. It is a joy to behold. Read More

Co-Mothering Your Teenage Grandkids? 3 Ways to Manage the Worry
7 months ago

Co-Mothering Your Teenage Grandkids? 3 Ways to Manage the Worry

By  •  Family

There are grandmothers raising their grandchildren, living with them, feeding them, doing it all. And there are grandmothers simply enjoying their grandchildren from a distance, whether across the country or across town…
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7 Songs Every Grandparent Should Share
7 months ago

7 Songs Every Grandparent Should Share

By  •  Family

It seems like yesterday I was singing these songs to my own daughter. Heck, it seems like yesterday I was learning them. And now it’s time to teach them to my children’s children. Read More

Have You Had “The Talk” with Your Adult Children?
7 months ago

Have You Had “The Talk” with Your Adult Children?

By  •  Family

If we haven’t already, we need to make sure we’ve had “the talk” with our children by the time we reach retirement. This does not refer to the infamous sex talk we have with our children during their pre-teen stage, but about our end-of-life planning and final wishes. Both talks can be difficult, but for different reasons. Read More

How Much Parenting of Adult Children Is Too Much?
7 months ago

How Much Parenting of Adult Children Is Too Much?

By  •  Family

“How’s everything?” I innocently asked someone whom I hadn’t seen in a long time. She immediately said everything was fine. She added that one child was entering high school and the other starting his senior year in high school so things were stressful. Read More

The Joy of Watching Our Grandchildren’s Personalities Emerge
8 months ago

The Joy of Watching Our Grandchildren’s Personalities Emerge

By  •  Family

One of the real pleasures of having grandchildren is watching them grow into very distinctive individuals.

One minute, there is a little new born baby, looking sweet and untouched. Then, in what feels like no time at all, you suddenly have a child with a strong personality. It is quite breath-taking. Read More

How Estranged Mothers Can Find Acceptance and Healing
8 months ago

How Estranged Mothers Can Find Acceptance and Healing

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Martin Luther said, “You cannot keep birds from flying over your head, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair.” Read More

How My Relationships Have Changed During the Pandemic
8 months ago

How My Relationships Have Changed During the Pandemic

By  •  Family

I woke up that fateful day in March to a panicked group of parents and co-workers. I work with kids on the autism spectrum and at 4 o’clock that morning, our county schools suddenly made the decision to close for two weeks…
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Do Mothers and Grandmothers Ever Stop Feeling Guilty?
8 months ago

Do Mothers and Grandmothers Ever Stop Feeling Guilty?

By  •  Family

We do our imperfect best. From the moment we push them naked and helpless from our bodies, they’re ours to nurture, protect, and love. They come without instructions and each one is so uniquely different that a single guidebook would never suffice. Read More

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