Thanksgiving is a holiday that centers on food and family. That’s what makes it so ironic that many family arguments and drama occurs when the family is all together. Much of it can be due to stressful situations that surround the preparation for Thanksgiving meals. Here are some tips to help you make the most of the family time together instead of worrying about logistics and food.
Prep Work Is Good Work
When it comes to a large meal, last minute just doesn’t cut it. After all, it takes Read more [...]
Many people will be all too familiar with how difficult this situation can be when a long day at the office is followed by an evening of completing household tasks. This infographic from HappyCleans takes you through how to make life a bit easier with the help of apps.
The truth of the matter is that you shouldn’t be completing all of the tasks by yourself and the kids should at least chip in a bit. Apps such as Happy Kids Timer can help you out as it encourages younger kids to get involved. Read more [...]
Americans are living longer, which means more time with the grandchildren, more time to travel to those places you didn’t see when you were younger and more time to devote to leaving your mark on the world.
But a longer life expectancy also comes with problems.
At least 70 percent of Americans will eventually watch as an aging loved one’s life is taken over by a growing list of impairments that could mean there’s a need for long-term care. And many family members will be unprepared Read more [...]
It is no secret divorces can get downright contentious – often because the stakes are so high financially and emotionally.
But those already high stakes are raised dramatically when children are involved and one or both parents try to use them as pawns in their never-ending battle with each other.
That is a recipe for disaster, says Jacqueline Newman, a divorce lawyer and author of Soon to Be Ex: A Guide to Your Perfect Divorce & Relaunch.
“You really should try your best Read more [...]
Do you have any family members over age 65? They may not know about the grandma scam. Although the government, local agencies and sometimes the media publicize these predatory traps for elders, somehow the word doesn’t get around fast or far enough. Here at AgingParents.com, we work with a lot of families who have elders and we’ve been sounding the alarm since 2007 on this one. But it persists. Intelligent people, doctors, lawyers, professionals Read more [...]