Why You Should be a Swinger

Do you want to do something easy and fun that will make you weightless? Do you want to feel the breeze in your hair as you float through the air while laughing out loud? Go swing. You can do it alone or with a group of people of all ages. And, it’s legal!...more

I'm a Grandmother But...

A while ago my son told me, "Mom, you have to be the worst grandmother in the history of the world!"  He's probably right. Most grannies love to babysit and hang out with kiddies who drool, but I want no part of it. With an only child who is 30, I don't want to get up in the middle of the night unless I want to read a good book, or watch a rerun of Chopped on the Food Network; and I have absolutely no interest in having food thrown at me in the kitchen for grins and giggles. (lol)...more

Turn your face to the Sun

   turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind youTe tiro atu to kanohi ki tairawhiti ana tera whiti te ra kite ataata ka hinga ki muri kia koe   - Maori proverb...more

10 Things to Tell Your Children in February

Our (grand)children will only know who they are by understanding where they came from share your memories and family stories with them.  Click here to read this post ...more

Nowadays, seniors have more entertainment options

They do not want to stand still: the superagers as they are known in the US, make college, walk and exercise for the brainOnce upon a time when they were quiet ones at home knitting or watching TV all day. The superagers, that here we can translate as superseniors, want to be part os community and do their best to maintain physical and mental health....more

Wilted: The Power of a Mother's Criticism

My mother scolded me on the phone one night for leaving my eight-year old daughter alone while I went to the store and I didn't talk to her for months. I felt the scorch of her judgment in every part of my body. It made me sick, angry, indignant, sorrowful, shamed....more

When Do I Tell Them?

Kid: Mom how was your dad as a dad?Me: Huh?Kid: Yeh how was your dad?Me: What do you mean?Kid: Well was he a good dad like ours?Me: Well my dad... (What should I say. My dad abandoned us the summer of my 10th birthday). Well, my dad didn't live with us.Kid: Neither does our dad....more

An open letter to the people who talk to my Tiny Human:

I see what you are doing.Or, rather, I hear what you are doing.Last weekend, my Tiny Human came back home after spending a few days with her grandparents; we had taken down the Christmas tree, added a new chair, and generally cleaned up the entire house.Here is a sample of what my 4 year old Tiny Human said to me, upon entering the house:“Wow, this looks wonderful!”...more

Happy Birthday

Yesterday was my mother’s birthday.  And with all the craziness of the past couple of days (you know, what with the break-in and all), I failed to mention it when I dropped the monkeys off at her house yesterday morning.  Not exactly a stellar moment....more

When Cancer Pain Flares

If you're a caregiver or have recently become involved with a loved one's care, then you may be dealing with managing pain and pain flare ups. When it comes to managing cancer pain, it is important to take time to consider the various options that might work best for you or your loved one....more