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Connecting When You Feel Disconnected During The Holidays

Living in a connected world sometimes leaves people disconnected. Holidays often amplify those feelings. How do you create holiday experiences that will leave you filled with joy and happiness?

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Heirloom Guilt

Hi, my name is Sara and I have heirloom guilt. What is heirloom guilt? It’s a mental health issue, kind of. A psychological block that brings about feelings of guilt at having to get rid of family “heirlooms”. And I use heirloom loosely. It sounds fancier than “getting rid of the “crap my family couldn’t” guilt”. […]

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Make Trick or Treat Time Safer With Life360

This post is a sponsored conversation about family communication. It’s that time of year when little ghouls and ghosts take to the streets to plan a few tricks, but mainly to grab lots of treats. For some people Halloween is a big celebration. Not so much for me. But I do buy the good candy! […]

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3 Stargazing Apps For Every Smartphone

Stargazing App Summer is a time to relax and put the schedule aside. It doesn’t always work that way, though. And at the end of the day your mind goes over the 872 things you did that day and the odometer on the car that seems to spin like you’re looking for the $1.00 space […]

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30 Ways Smartphones and Mobile Devices Have Changed the Way We Live

  According to the Pew Research Center, as of January 2014, 90% of American adults have a cell phone. Of that 58% of American adults have a smartphone. Add in tablet ownership and we’ve got a lot of people using mobile devices in the US. And when it comes to the ways these devices can […]

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The Second Most Difficult Phone Call

Elder Care I’ve had to make difficult phone calls. I think we all have. And we’ve likely all been on the receiving end of those difficult phone calls too. So we know, a little bit, about what’s going on when all we hear is silence. When my grandfather passed away I’m the one who called […]

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Make Room For Family Time This Summer

No alarm clocks waking the kids, endless sleepovers, camp, swimming and fun pretty much defines summer. Although, for many summer can be as scheduled and busy as the school year. Either way, we’re once again left with few opportunities to just hang out as a family. You dont’ need a staycation or a fun-filled family […]

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Tips For A Great Family Vacation

Whether spring break or summer travel, family vacations are often on the schedule. For some, the childhood memories are filled with fun experiences of family vacations at the beach, camping, drives to the national parks. For others, it was just hours in the car wanting to be anywhere but there. As parents we want to […]

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Tips for Improving Family Communication

  CycleGuy and I have been married 17 years and have been together over 25 years. In that time, we’ve gone through various degrees of communication. I often joke that I can read his mind. But the truth is, if good communication was as easy as mind-reading we’d all be working on becoming mind readers. […]

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Elder Care: From a granddaughter’s perspective

That’s my grandmother, my Bubbe. BabyGirl and I went to visit her in December because she doesn’t like to travel. Actually, she loves to travel. Only traveling now is much more complicated since she needs oxygen at night. And then there is all that TSA stuff. So, we go visit her. I’ve mentioned my grandma […]

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