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The Sandwich Generation: 7 Tips for How to Survive!

Yipee! Our two boys were becoming more independent, so my husband and I could now reconnect and perhaps have a bit of time for ourselves! But that was not to be. One after another our aging parents’ health deteriorated. They’d … Continue reading

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Why we need to stop forcing our children to hug

It’s the holiday season and that means lots of visits with friends and family. This can also lead to an awkward situation: relatives (ahem, grandparents!) and others who expect automatic hugs and kisses from children — even when some kids … Continue reading

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Grandparenting: Times have changed

­­­­I am one of the lucky ones who has the support of two sets of grandparents to help raise my 2 kids: 2 nanas, 1 papa and 1 granddad.  Whether it is to watch them on a PD day, or … Continue reading

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Busting through parenting myths across the generations

This is the second post in a four-part series about being a grandparent. I remember fondly being pregnant with my first baby; I had such a thirst for all and any information.  It was crazy… 9 months to prepare for … Continue reading

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Becoming a grandparent

This is the first post in a four-part series about being a grandparent. As a young parent I was often confused about the conflicting parenting advice I received from family and friends… “Don’t pick the baby up every time she … Continue reading

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