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Holidays

Holidays like Christmas, Grandparents Day, Halloween and New Years offer opportunities to spend time with the people we care about most. In this section, we will discuss holiday ideas to bring you closer to your friends and family.

A Gift of Love: An Odyssey of Baking Cinnamon Rolls to Warm an Old Heart
1 year ago

A Gift of Love: An Odyssey of Baking Cinnamon Rolls to Warm an Old Heart

By  •  Lifestyle

With the holiday season in full swing, my house is decorated, cookies baked, gifts wrapped, and holiday cards sent. With one final thing to check off my list, I saved the most challenging for last – buying a Christmas present for my dear husband. Read More

3 Tips to Connect with Others in a Meaningful Way This Holiday Season… Even If You Hate Parties
1 year ago

3 Tips to Connect with Others in a Meaningful Way This Holiday Season… Even If You Hate Parties

I’m not very comfortable at parties.

I flit around like a hummingbird, never lingering with any one person. Or I latch on to one person in hopes of having a conversation that lasts all evening. Read More

No New Year’s Resolutions for Me! The Confessions of a Mature Woman
1 year ago

No New Year’s Resolutions for Me! The Confessions of a Mature Woman

By  •  Mindset

Smile if you have made New Year’s resolutions in the past. Now smile again if you have kept them all year. It is truly difficult to keep those ‘promises’ going for an entire year, isn’t? Read More

Debbie Reynolds’ Thanksgiving Tradition Lives On Through Her Granddaughter
1 year ago

Debbie Reynolds’ Thanksgiving Tradition Lives On Through Her Granddaughter

By  •  News

The holidays are a time for relishing in the various family traditions that we each hold near and dear to our hearts, whether they are tried-and-true traditions passed down through generations of family or brand-new traditions that have just been developed, all traditions have a way of making the holidays feel personal and special. Read More

5 Considerate Tips to Help You Decorate for the Holidays – Caregiving Style
1 year ago

5 Considerate Tips to Help You Decorate for the Holidays – Caregiving Style

Yes, it is fall, which means we are approaching the holiday season. The retail stores are crowded with holiday decorations, which, ultimately, poses the question, “Should we decorate our living space when we are a caregiver?” Read More

How Is Mother’s Day Celebrated Around the World? You May Be Surprised!
2 years ago

How Is Mother’s Day Celebrated Around the World? You May Be Surprised!

Mother’s Day is a special day celebrated by every culture around the world. It is a day to observe the women in our lives who do so much to raise and support their children.  Read More

What Are the Best New Grandma Gifts? You May Be Surprised!
2 years ago

What Are the Best New Grandma Gifts? You May Be Surprised!

By  •  Lifestyle

As a new grandmother (for the second time), I have had the opportunity to think about some of the things that were missing in my “Baba Bag” or “Grandmother Survival Kit!” Read More

This International Women’s Day, Let’s Celebrate the Women Who Came Before Us
2 years ago

This International Women’s Day, Let’s Celebrate the Women Who Came Before Us

Someday in the future, our female youth may think of us who are over 60 as ‘the women before us.’ We are the women who inspire their future. We are the women who went through the fires of life, held fast and came out more whole and wholesome. Read More

How Caregivers Can Create the Best Possible Holiday for Loved Ones
2 years ago

How Caregivers Can Create the Best Possible Holiday for Loved Ones

I grew up with a Mom that pulled out all the stops for the holidays. Our entire house was decorated inside and out from the weekend before Thanksgiving to the weekend after New Year’s. Our house looked like a Hallmark Christmas card.  Read More

5 Things to Get Rid of and 5 Things to Embrace as an Older Woman in 2018
2 years ago

5 Things to Get Rid of and 5 Things to Embrace as an Older Woman in 2018

As the end of the year approaches, I begin to putter around in closets and cabinets, donating those things that I am not using. I enjoy simplicity and orderliness. But it’s not just the cabinets and drawers that deserve attention, it’s the stressful things in our psyche that we should be willing to give up. Read More