Now that you are part of the Baby Boomer generation or close to it, you may have the freedom to travel and be able to leave your home at the drop of a hat. If you are married, you and your husband might be old hats at this. However, if you now find yourself on […]Read More Finding the Right Travel Partner
“Pick Em’ Off … One At a Time!” Those of us who are grandparents know that you had better not make a promise to one of your grandchildren unless you mean it. I am blessed to have, Sascha Yasmeen Ellison, who I often say is my favorite granddaughter. However, she is also my ONLY granddaughter. […]Read More The Benefits of Traveling with Your Grandchildren
This is not meant to be a downer, but it needs to be discussed again. Recently, I lost a couple of long term friends. One died suddenly of a heart attack and one after a long valiant fight with cancer. The deaths were entirely different, and both individuals had prepared differently. My friend, Cheryl, just […]Read More A Gift for Your Family
Several years ago, my daughter, Wendy, was up visiting during a Thanksgiving break from college. Wendy has always been “kinda” interested in cooking. She never had to do a lot of cooking, a being blessed with a “helicopter” mother. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I just love all of the food. Our standard procedure […]Read More The Legacy of the Recipe
There is an age old adage that says, “Man makes plans, then God smiles”. All of us have many wonderful plans for our lives, only to face a detour or two along the way. I had married for the second time and my husband and I loved to travel. He retired in December 2004 only […]Read More Asking for HELP
Will somebody help me…please? This article could start out with “Outta Gonna Should-have”…regarding our adult children. Am I the only one who wished that they could turn back the hands of time? It is a slippery slope when your children move on to adulthood and you are still in your parenting mode. Do you give […]Read More Parenting Adult Children. Not.
OK…you now find yourself a 50+ widow/widower with a bit of living left to do. You enjoy your time with family and friends. Your days are full with trips to the gym, taking a Tai Chi class, knitting or tutoring grandchildren. Yet, something was missing. Ah, yes…companionship was what was missing for me. “No”, I […]Read More Getting Back Into the Dating Game
Well, you work all these years and now are able to enjoy the fruits of your labor. You have a nice budget, but somehow at the end of the month, you are scratching your head wondering where did all that money go? Mmmmm? I have a budget…I have expendable income, but for the life of […]Read More Where Did All My Money Go?