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Adult Sons

A recent comment came from Elaine, who wrote to say: Right now the “when-then” in my life is “when our oldest son decides to include us in his life again,…

Bayer

I heard a new Bayer aspirin commercial the other day. It said,“You always took care of your children. Now it’s time to take care of yourself.” The woman in the ad…

Small Lies Are Telling

This morning I saw a tweet from my son, and I always read what my sons post on twitter. Ben linked to an article and said in his tweet, “something I…

He Made an A!

I know there are many women out there who wrestle every evening when homework time rolls around. To have a child who struggles with school work is like another full…

Did It Work?

The years after I graduated from high school were  characterized by confusion, insecurity, and lack of direction. I often had a feeling of hopelessness, and the adults in my life…

Getting Your Child Ready To Leave

It is that time of year when many of us have a child leaving. Our child may be getting on the school bus for the very first time, starting a…

Our Children Need Hope: 30 Ways to Share It

Everywhere we turn we are reminded that it’s BACK TO SCHOOL time. It is time for me to rally the troops and get them all prepared for another year of…

Being Normal

I received a note from a good friend who is reading the book Susan Yates and I wrote, Barbara and Susan’s Guide to the Empty Nest. She wrote, “Read more…

Nobody is Exempt

One of my greatest desires is to have a close relationship with my children. Although our relationship is far from perfect, I am thankful that they at least know that…

Resolving Stepfamily Conflict

Recently during a life coaching session I encountered a stepmom who had a track record of acting negatively toward her adult stepson and his wife. They perceived her as harsh,…

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