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Stories by Lori

Keep the Holidays Happy for Your Kids and Grandkids

Dec 22, 2011

Empty nesters can put a lot of pressure on the holiday season. As former “helicopter parents,” we no longer have day-to-day involvement with (or control over) our adult children and many of us are joining the ranks of grandparents. Short of cutting out our tongues, there are many things we can do to ensure a […]

Sharing the Road: Grandparents Can Mentor Teen Drivers

Oct 17, 2011

Parents and grandparents alike know that “pit of the stomach” feeling when a child grabs the keys and drives away for the first time. It’s both exhilarating to share their freedom and frightening to consider all of the things that could happen when they are behind the wheel. A new study recently revealed that grandparents […]

Midlife Crisis or Living the Dream?

Sep 22, 2011

On a recent sunny day trip from the San Francisco Bay Area, I noticed many gray haired gentlemen flying through traffic in Porsches.  My middle-aged brain automatically registered “midlife crisis male.” My husband weighed in with a different perspective: “He’s driving the car of his dreams!” Though I hate to admit it, the numbers prove […]

It’s Not Our Parents’ Middle Age

Aug 10, 2011

A recent story by Claire Shipman at ABC World News describes a trend for baby boomers (born from 1946-1964) as they enter retirement. She reports that boomers are staying together, but spending increasing time apart pursuing separate interests. One couple she interviewed spends weeks apart as she volunteers in Honduras and he stays close to […]