Recording a Life

Recording A Life For the Not-so-Computer Savvy By Penelope Folsom You’ve lived all these years. You’ve had all those wonderful and maybe not so wonderful experiences. You’ve tried to share your history and your stories, but they don’t seem that interested – yet. In the 1950s I had the opportunity to visit my grandparents in […]

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Coaching and Connecting

Coaching and Connecting By Leah Lancione Grandparenting expert Susan Adcox says, “Grandparents probably fall roughly into three categories: those who love sports, those who somewhat interested in them and those who are totally indifferent to sports but love their grandchildren.” If you fall into any of those categories, consider getting more involved in your grandchild’s […]

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Parenting Our Grandchildren

Parenting Our Grandchildren By Joanne R. Alloway             When friends declined our annual party invitation, saying they still had their three grandchildren, I called a week later to ask if the children’s parents were away or if they were OK. Tearfully, she admitted that both her daughter and son-in-law had drug problems. Their grandchildren would […]

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Bobble On: A Guide for Getting Along with Your Grown Children By Victoria Duncan In the overcrowded Starbucks, the three-generation trio piling into the seats next to me drew my attention. Young mom wore a scowl, grandma looked like she’d been crying and the toddler in tow whined for his treats. All looked disheveled, irritated […]

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Charitable Remainder Trusts

A Legal Navigation Guide Charitable Remainder Trusts  By Jessica L. Estes With the holidays fast-approaching, things can get quite hectic: family gatherings, holiday decorating and shopping for that unique, but perfect gift for each of your loved ones. This year, as you make your list and check it twice, you may want to consider a […]

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Make a Kodak Moment

    “The Memories You Left Behind” Make a Kodak Moment By Joan Amundsen   “Good morning, yesterday You wake up and time has slipped away And suddenly it’s hard to find The memories you left behind Remember, do you remember The times of your life?” Whenever I hear those lyrics sung by Paul Anka, […]

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Taking the Family to Disney World

Taking the Family to Disney World By Penelope Folsom If you’ve never taken the family to Disney World in Orlando, perhaps this is the year to consider it. It’s huge. The grounds cover approximately 42,000 acres, far more than can be done in a week. With prior planning however, there’s a good chance that many […]

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Empty Nest Syndrome Redux

EMPTY NEST SYNDROME REDUX For Grandparents By Peggy Kiefer           We all hear about parents suffering from “empty nest syndrome” when their children (especially the first child) go off to college. But how about the grandparents of that child? We are the forgotten people. And, we certainly have our own strain of empty nest syndrome. […]

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