BY PAT BURNS The Golden Bachelor, which debuted on ABC on Sept. 28, expanded its Bachelor Nation viewers to a more mature audience. Being one of those mature viewers, I

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Love You More BY PAT BURNS Living geographically close to all but one of my children and grandchildren, I am thrilled with their planned and spontaneous visits. Upon their departure,

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A Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary Thought for the Fortnight BY ANN RICHARDSON It is what young people these days would call ‘surreal’ – you and I know this is a complete

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Good Morning Merry Sunshine BY AVERY MALIA GIESKER In my short sixteen years of living, tattoos have always intrigued me. How do people decide on the designs or words they

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My Four Fondest Wishes BY:  Almost everyone 65 or older Hello, my name is Almost Everyone, and I am 65 or older. Here are my Four Fondest Wishes  1.  In terms

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Send a boosted book to your grandchild from a distance BY KERRY BYRNE, PHD Grandparents spend a lot of money on books for grandchildren. When I first became an auntie,

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Love: A Time for This is Now Blessing gay marriage and parenting. I’m a Catholic mom with a dear friend, Sarah, who’s also a Catholic mom. We both feel called

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Valentine Video Chat Game with Your Grandchildren BY KERRY BRYNE Maybe you are like me. You have the best intentions to get something in the mail but it sits in

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  Raising children or your grandchild (as over 2 million American grandparents are doing today) with confidence and respect isn’t something that parents have to do by themselves. We grandparents

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Dear Dad BY CAROLINE CHIRICHELLA Dear Dad, It’s been 436 days since we last saw you. 436 days since you last saw your granddaughter, Lucia-Antonia. I remember so clearly the

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My Five L’s for Embracing a Positive Future BY JACK LEVINE I was recently asked to summarize my personal and professional beliefs in pursuit of advocacy goals. In response, I’ve developed these

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What is Love From The Mouths Of Babes BY JACK LEVINE Wishing you and your loved ones well.  As Valentine’s Day approaches, I’m pleased to share this heartfelt message with

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The Story of a Legacy of Love BY LORRAINE STEWART Many women are tasked with going through their own parent’s life of accumulated belongings in preparation for a change. The

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In Celebration of Grandparents: Wisdom Across the Generations By Jack Levine  This Sunday is Grandparents Day, a good opportunity to reflect on the importance of our elders in the lives

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The Grandkids are Gone BY KATE CARPENTER The grandkids are gone There’s holes in the yard The floor needs a mop And I am so “tard.” The grandkids are gone

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The power of hugs   BY ANNETTE PERKINS “Grandma, hold me a little longer.”  What happy, magical words. Grandkids and hugs just go together, like PB&J.  Blessed is the relationship where

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We hope you will enjoy the Love infographic below from our friends a HAI Global. Loading…

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The History of St. Valentine’s Day The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as

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What DOES Love Mean? This is from a post I found. A group of 4 to 8-year-old children were asked the question, “What does love mean?” Below are their answers.

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A Love That Lasts  It was a busy morning at the clinic, about 8:00, when a gentleman in his 80’s arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he

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