Category Archives: Interpersonal relations

Is An Apology Necessary?

Recently, a 10-year old boy was out bike riding with his dad in our neighborhood.  He wasn’t paying attention and rode into our mailbox.  The mailbox, pictured here, was a gift from one of our children and honors our Boston … Continue reading

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Saving $370 at Tour d’Argent

I took my daughter and granddaughter to Paris. I have always wanted to eat at the Tour d’Argent – a famous Michelin-rated restaurant, albeit only one star. But it’s the place to see and be seen and I wanted my … Continue reading

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Message for Our Grandkids: It’s Okay to Feel Sad

 In our happy-face culture, we rarely hear people express they are sad.  But that’s exactly what happened to me recently.  My Yoga instructor had her two dogs die in a horrible accident.  It happened on a Sunday night.  She cancelled … Continue reading

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Grandmothers for marriage equality

I’m starting a movement today—Grandmothers for Marriage Equality. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and 12 states now allow same sex couples to marry. I’ll get to why I believe grandmothers should work for … Continue reading

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What kind of world will our grandchildren inherit?

I was at the gym the other day and overheard a conversation that shocked me.  Two women were talking about the weather forecast and climate change. The forecasters were predicting yet another major and frightening storm. The conversation went something like this: Woman … Continue reading

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LOL: How grandkids view their grandparents

We all know kids have a refreshing view of the world but when it comes to grandparents it may be downright LOL. My cousin Mary forwarded an email to me with these vignettes on children’s perceptions of their grandparents.  It made me smile … Continue reading

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Strict parent, relaxed grandparent?

I was reading a 1964 article about grandparenting styles in the library the other day and it made me wonder if my style of grandparenting is different than my style of parenting. When my kids were younger I heard friends … Continue reading

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In celebration of being a grandmother

Becoming a grandmother is a celebration of new life and reaffirmation of the choices we made when we started a family. When I held my first grandchild in my arms, she was only hours old.  I felt an incredible connection … Continue reading

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