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Elder Mediation – Family Conversations

Elder Mediation – Family Conversations

Are your parents getting older? Do you worry about your father’s driving? Is your mom losing her memory? Is it still safe for them to live alone? …

Residential Elder Care Costs Keep Going Up

Residential Elder Care Costs Keep Going Up

How Will You Cope? The cost of elder care for our honored elders rises every year; this year, according to cost-tracking organization Genworth …

How to Successfully Age Together with Your Parents

How to Successfully Age Together with Your Parents

Seems like everyday we hear that 40 is the new 30, 60 is the new 40, and 80 the new 60. Are we hearing this because we are living healthier and …

Laughing in the Face of Aging

Laughing in the Face of Aging

Every day I am compelled to stand in front of my mirror. It is a compulsion. I cannot start my day without the ritual of eye liner and rouge. …

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Laughing in the Face of Aging

Laughing in the Face of Aging

Every day I am compelled to stand in front of my mirror. It is a compulsion. I cannot start my day without the ritual of eye liner and rouge. However, what I can't understand is the shock I feel each time I look. Who …

Happy Aging is Fearless

Happy Aging is Fearless

What many people believe is a good quality of life while aging, is the ability to live far differently than during the preretirement years. People look forward and actually may, travel to vacation and site seeing …

Time for Mother’s Day

Time for Mother’s Day

Thoughts of a Special Needs Mom I often feel cheated on Mother’s Day because it gets lumped with my birthday. There is also my mom to think about on Mother’s Day or getting ready to celebrate my daughter’s …

2 Big Lessons Children Will Learn from a First Job

2 Big Lessons Children Will Learn from a First Job

I remember when my kids got their first jobs. Oh the joy! (Yay, they will have their own money and stop asking me for mine). What an exciting time of growth for our children! As thrilling as this period of growth is, …

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Divorce, The Tipping Point

Divorce, The Tipping Point

11 Reasons.... According to Malcom Gladwell’s book with the same title, “The Tipping Point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.” I …

Divorced? Think Before Badmouthing Your Ex

Divorced? Think Before Badmouthing Your Ex

3 Things to Consider If your divorced, this will help not only your kids but you as well. Dealing with a difficult ex can multiply the struggles of divorce by tenfold.  At times, the stress can turn one into a …

Keeping the House After Your Divorce, Part 2

Keeping the House After Your Divorce, Part 2

There can be some very good reasons to keep the marital home after your divorce.  For instance, you might want to allow your kids to finish their schooling in that area.  Or providing stability for the family.  But …

3 Keys to Life After Divorce

3 Keys to Life After Divorce

Divorce can leave you feeling down and dazed, wondering what happened and how you can possibly move on.  While it might seem impossible in the beginning, you will eventually find your footing and take small but …

Stepping it up as the Step Parent

Stepping it up as the Step Parent

How many books and articles have been written about the importance of parents who are divorced maintain an amicable relationship for the sake of their children? I Just googled the topic and had 18,700,000 results come …

10 Important Facts About Divorce

10 Important Facts About Divorce

Even if you think you’re familiar with divorce, this tumultuous time in your life can be very challenging.  Several experienced divorcees share what they wish they had known prior to getting divorced. Expect your …

3 Things Children of Divorce Need

3 Things Children of Divorce Need

Divorce is hard on everyone in a family, and parents might watch their children closely for signs of turmoil. Are the kids spending time with new friends? Are their grades falling? Are they exhibiting behavior …

I’m Getting a Divorce, Can I Keep the House? Part 1

I’m Getting a Divorce, Can I Keep the House? Part 1

“If your spouse is a louse, I’ll get you the house.” This was on the business card of one of the first divorce lawyers I ever met. Hardly the sentiments of the mediation or collaborative law I practice, but it …