Category: Family & Relationships

how becoming a widow at 60 changed my life
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When you marry the love of your life, the last thing on your mind is that you’re going to lose them before having the opportunity to grow old together. And that’s probably a good thing. Focusing on the “what if’s” is no way to live, so most of us don’t do that. But sometimes those far off possibilities become realities. I live by faith, knowing that my future (our future) is in God’s hands. So

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Crashed out, exhausted, and barely able to keep your eyes open! Is this how you feel after a visit from the grand kids? Well, it’s not surprising as they are often bursting with energy and desperate to spend some entertaining time with you! Luckily, there are some smart methods of keeping the little ones amused that won’t tire you out. Read on to find some creative ways to keep the grand kids entertained when they

when your elderly parents live out of state
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Part of the HOME, HEALTH & YOU Series When we’re young, it’s our parents’ job to look after us.They keep us safe, give us their love, make sure we are well fed, have what we need, and more. Even when we’re adults, our moms and dads never stop worrying about us and trying to help. It’s an occupational hazard of the job! Then, at a certain stage in life the pendulum swings, and the adult

How to be a better Nana
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Here are four surefire ways to be a better Nana, because Nanas (or Grandmas, or Mimis, or Memes, or Meemaws, or Gigis…you get the idea, the endearments go on and on) can play a very important role in their grandchildren’s lives. Do you know what the definition of ‘surefire’ is? It means “certain to succeed“. Let’s take a minute to see how we can go about being the best Nanas. Becoming a parent dramatically changes

Keeping your family close in midlife
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Part of the HOME, HEALTH & YOU Series Keeping your family close in midlife can be a challenge, but after all, is there anything more important than family? Whether you are in close physical proximity or thousands of miles away, those relationships are precious and are worth the time and effort to nurture as we age. For me,  family is the most important thing in the world, because nobody is going to stand by you through