The Language of Social Media: What a Facebook “Like” and “Comment” Really Mean

By |September 17th, 2018|Family, Technology, Travel & Entertainment|

Having a social media account and utilizing a social media account are two very different things. Let me define the parameters here. Having a social media account means occasionally or frequently log [...]

How to Give Your Vintage Clothing Meaning

By |August 6th, 2018|Family, Grandchildren, Health, Healthy Living, Work & Purpose|

Does your closet feel like a treasure trove of never-ending clothes from the past? Would you consider yourself an “organized” hoarder? Many older women may have an abundance of clothes piled up in th [...]

You Can’t Always Get What You Want—Until Now

By |June 20th, 2018|Family, Wealth & Home, Work & Purpose|

In 1969, the Rolling Stones sang “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” claiming that instead, you get what you need. While the lyrics of this hit song may have held true in your earlier years, I dare [...]

Long Distance (Family) Relationships: Are They Possible?

By |June 11th, 2018|Children, Family, Grandchildren|

When family is scattered across the country, life’s moments can get in the way of staying in touch. We can lose sight of staying connected with family members whom we don’t see on a daily basis. Howe [...]

How to Get Your Grandchildren Off the Couch and On Their Feet

By |June 1st, 2018|Family, Fitness, Grandchildren, Health, Healthy Living|

Don’t let laziness run in the family! Young children are known for their everlasting energy and exuberance. However, peeling the kids away from the screens of their iPads or iPhones is often a daunti [...]

How Can I Prepare My Children For Financial Independence?

By |May 25th, 2018|Children, Family, Wealth & Home|

A little over a year ago, I applied for my first credit card. My name, my bank account, my money - no one else’s. This card was a first for me, representing a pivotal moment in my life. Up until this [...]

Is Listening To My Grandchildren’s Music Really That Bad?

By |May 21st, 2018|Family, Grandchildren, Health, Mental Health|

Music is such an important aspect of who we are. Music can define a certain time in our lives, remind us of a specific event or person, lift our moods, and evoke deep emotions. Best of all, music is [...]

Crafting Across Generations: Getting in Touch with Your Inner-Child

By |April 25th, 2018|Family, Grandchildren|

Do you miss the feeling of coloring outside the lines? As we age, we are burdened with more responsibilities and less excuses to let our imaginations run wild, dodge the rules, and get a little messy [...]

GOTCHA! 9 April Fools’ Jokes to Play on Your Family and Friends This Year.

By |March 27th, 2018|Family, Travel & Entertainment|

Ah, April Fools’ - a day when no one is safe and everyone can become a prankster. Want to make your family unsuspecting victims of some clever pranks? Check out some of popular favorites below and le [...]

On Choosing Where to Live in Retirement: Two Will Never Be One

By |February 8th, 2018|Family, Work & Purpose|

You’ve seen them. Those “Best Places to Retire” lists. They evaluate retirement locations on the availability of cultural events and attractions, along with the cost of living and access to medical c [...]

Re-connecting with Family Members Across Generations

By |December 22nd, 2017|Children, Family, Grandchildren|

Growing up was punctuated by zesty family interactions during the holidays. Something about those few days- where my aunt would fly in from Georgia, my grandparents would make the trek from Maine, an [...]

How to Bring Up The Topic of Inheritance With Your Family

By |December 20th, 2017|Children, Family, Grandchildren, Money, Parents, Wealth & Home|

For many, discussing finances is considered a very private matter. Growing up, I was never supposed to ask how much money my parents made, and we left it at that. However, whether you are a child hel [...]

Healthy Aging: Keeping in Touch with Family

By |November 22nd, 2017|Children, Family, Grandchildren, Health, Healthy Living|

Family structures and dynamics have changed significantly when compared with past centuries. In today’s world, we tend to idealize and foster independence and individuality. From a very early age, ch [...]

Plugging in – Using Your Smartphone to Connect with Family

By |November 3rd, 2017|Children, Family, Grandchildren, Technology, Travel & Entertainment|

A handful of years ago, my grandfather purchased an iPhone for the first time. The jump from a flip phone to a smartphone should not be underestimated. It didn’t matter how many times he read the han [...]