Well, the time is quickly approaching to think about gift-giving and holiday events. Trying to come up with gifts for my elderly loved ones gets harder every year. I don't know why. So, compiling this extensive list of gift ideas for aging parents is as much for me as it is for you. My own people will never tell me what they WANT. And somehow I feel guilty giving them practical things they … [Read more...] about Your Midlife Family: Gift Ideas for Aging Parents
Can I be honest ? I've never been much of a seasonal decorator. As my life has calmed down the last few years (not running around like a madwoman getting kids to their events) I am inspired more to put out some seasonal pieces. With more time on my hands, I've been more intentional in initiating hospitality, and I've developed more of an interest in adding a little more seasonal spirit to … [Read more...] about Your Empty Nest: Fall Home Decor from Target
Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and I don't even play one on TV. This information is shared simply to help you understand the basic process of probate. Please do your own research as to your state laws. Our parents are aging, and we as their children and perhaps their caregivers should be prepared with information to help them with legal matters like probate now so that their wishes are … [Read more...] about Your Aging Parents: What is Probate?
Midlife delivers change. Plain and simple. Your roles are changing which can leave you feeling out of sorts. Last week I posted about establishing some new habits to help you find your new normal. We talked about using a journal to rediscover yourself again. Writing can be a cathartic and helpful means to delve deep into ourselves and uncover long buried emotions or passions. Midlife … [Read more...] about 10 Journal Ideas to Rediscover Yourself in Midlife
Midlife is aptly named. We are, in fact, in the middle of life. We know a lot about a lot. But at the same time we are often drowning in uncharted waters. Menopause shows up to reak havoc and leave our bodies unrecognizable. Our parents need our help in a new world of caring for them. And did I mention we are launching kids into adulthood. Help! We … [Read more...] about Your Midlife Mess: Whose Inspiration are YOU?
Well, it's the last 'official' week of summer and we 've got our minds set on routines and finding a new normal. I can already feel a chill in the night air and in my latitude I've noticed the darkness finds us a little earlier in the evening. I love autumn. As a former homeschooler, fall brings fresh new beginnings. On to new things! A new and better you!! I want to help you find … [Read more...] about Five Easy Midlife Habits to Find Your New Normal
When hot flashes suddenly crashed headlong into my life, I wasn't prepared. I thought that unbalanced hormones were just a right of passage and I'd just have to 'suck it up'. Clueless about sugar and its toxicity, I didn't know that refined carbs throw the feminine 'flashing' midlife body into a whirlwind. Seen as the gasoline that ignites your flammable estrogen, sugar is toxic to the … [Read more...] about Your Healthy Midlife: Sugar is Toxic
If you're like me, the whole empty nest gig is a little disconcerting and just plain feels weird. This summer has afforded us little snippets of time where the baby birds were all gone and we tasted what life will be like next year when we're officially empty nesters When I have unexpected quiet, I read. And since we're in the midst of back-to-school time, I'm betting your own babies may be … [Read more...] about Ten Great Reads to Inspire Your Midlife