THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF BEING A GRANDPARENT

The important role of being a grandparent to two beautiful granddaughters is one of my greatest joys. Just like parenting, the role doesn’t come with instructions. You often find yourself uncertain of the expectations of others and of yourself! Every family has its own rhythm and your role as a grandparent will depend on theContinue reading “THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF BEING A GRANDPARENT”

LIVING WITH PETS – LIFE WITH “SILENT CHARLIE”

Living with pets is one of the most enjoyable things I’ve chosen in my life. Now that my nest is empty, my fur baby gets all of my attention, like it or not! Since August is his birthday month, I thought I would write a post all about “Silent Charlie”. How We Got Charlie OurContinue reading “LIVING WITH PETS – LIFE WITH “SILENT CHARLIE””

LIFE AFTER 50 – HOW TO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE

Living life after 50 often has a negative undertone. The implication is that living a full life is over beyond 50 and it’s all downhill after that. Science and medicine advancements have increased our life expectancy. Many women are living well beyond 50 into their 80’s and 90’s. The truth is that we all doContinue reading “LIFE AFTER 50 – HOW TO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE”

LIVING WITH EXCELLENCE

I recently found myself considering what living with excellence really means. One definition says that excellence is the quality of being outstanding or extremely good, greatness or the very best. It is a good question to ask oneself if you are being your very best self. Ponderings On my recent vacation to Hilton Head, SC,Continue reading “LIVING WITH EXCELLENCE”

FAMILY BEACH VACATION IN HILTON HEAD 2021

Our second annual family beach vacation has come to an end but the memories linger. Having our whole family, daughters, son-in-law, and grandchildren all in one place was a success and a delight. We spent our vacation in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The Atlantic beach is lovely and the city is both beautiful and veryContinue reading “FAMILY BEACH VACATION IN HILTON HEAD 2021”

TIPS FOR DOWNSIZING YOUR STUFF

There is a task on my long term “to do” list that has been carried over for a year now. What’s the task you ask? The answer is downsizing. Only one word but one that is often overwhelming. So I thought I would share some tips for downsizing your stuff! A Little History At onlyContinue reading “TIPS FOR DOWNSIZING YOUR STUFF”

FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR WOMEN OVER 50

I recently read an article that surprised me. In 2021, girls still do not receive the same exposure to financial literacy that boys do. In fact, financial literacy in women over 50 is still an issue. Many women would rather talk about anything other than finances. This reflects a lack of foundational understanding about moneyContinue reading “FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR WOMEN OVER 50”

PET SITTING TRIP TO SAVANNA, GEORGIA

I recently had the opportunity to pet sit my “grand kitty” Lina. My daughter who lives in Savannah, GA needed to take a business trip and asked “Mimi” to help take care of her cat Lina. I was happy to to be able to help out. My daughter’s trip was just long enough to needContinue reading “PET SITTING TRIP TO SAVANNA, GEORGIA”