Rejected Mothers: The Silent Sorority Of Estrangement BY SUSAN ‘HONEY’ GOOD Stories of joy, lessons of sorrow, and countless experiences have shaped who I am–a visible woman over 50 who

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How Do You Eclipse An Eclipse? BY PAT BURNS What could possibly eclipse an eclipse? Turning it into a family reunion adventure of course! With four siblings and their kids,

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Maternal vs Paternal BY VICTORIA BISSELL BROWN Carmen Ruiz whispered, “I would not advise you to write this, but it seems to me that there’s always a closer relationship with

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Follow these tips for a multi-generational home that thrives BY EUGENE WILLIAMS The trend of multi-generational living arrangements is rising, offering unique opportunities and challenges for families. Organizing and harmonizing

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A stepmother shares her experiences and advice BY KAREN L. RANCOURT, PH.D.  A stepmother explains why she feels positive about her role: When I met my husband, I learned he

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How to be a lifeline for an unfavored grandchild BY KAREN L. RANCOURT A distraught grandmother sought my advice concerning her granddaughter: My son-in-law bullies my 6-year-old granddaughter Katy, while

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Once again I’m feeling sentimental and pulling out Christmas cards from my grandmother’s collection to share with you.  The featured image card is from 1908 and the others are from

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Looking for an easy-to-use, straight-forward parenting book?  Look no further!  The newly-released book, E.N.R.I.C.H. Your Relationship With Your Child, by author and grandparent Debbie Farr, Ph.D., is now available on

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Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: An Aunt’s Family Role BY KAREN RANCOURT In many families, aunts and uncles often play critical roles in the lives of their nieces and nephews and

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On National Grandparents Day, we celebrate the important role grandparents play in providing love, wisdom, and strength to their families, and fostering greater understanding across generations.  Grandmas and grandpas, abuelas

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Advice for grandparents vacationing with extended family BY KAREN L. RANCOURT  As Covid-19 vaccinations increase and more and more extended families get together, many vacationing together, intergenerational conflicts may result.

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Grandfamilies – Overcoming Isolation and Loss By Dr. Deborah Langosch, LCSW As we welcome and adjust to this time of re-entry from the pandemic, it’s an opportunity to identify where

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The Effects Of 2020 On Relationships BY KAREN L. RANCOURT  Ah, 2020 — a year that will be long remembered for its losses, challenges, disappointments, and surprises. I am particularly

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Life is Messy! BY LINDA K. STROH, PH.D. Many of us grow up with the illusion that if we work hard, are smart enough, are kind enough, everything will eventually

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My Thanksgiving Message BY JACK LEVINE Wishing you and loved ones well and a Happy Thnksgiving! While we have many challenges, let’s resolve to face them with faith and fortitude…and

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Do Estranged Mothers Blame Themselves More Than Dads? BY DR. JOSHUA COLEMAN One of the biggest obstacles to your ongoing serenity is the idea that being a good mother means

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Estrangement: The Stretch It Takes BY EMILY MORGAN What are we to do when we are blocked from having a relationship with our grands by their parents–our own children? Emily

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Share Adventure, Activities And Memories With Your Grandkids BY MICHELLE BUDD In these uncertain times, families are looking for affordable ways to provide entertainment while sharing meaningful experiences with their

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Celebrating Our Grandparents – A Legacy of Living History BY JACK LEVINE As Sunday, September 8th is Grandparents Day, I’m pleased to reflect on the importance of grandparents in the lives

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The Magic Behind Generations United BY ALAN KING In a controversial journal cover, a young person and an older person, dressed in battle fatigues, stood back to back. They each

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