How to Set Boundaries as a Parent

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Building Fences With Gates In a world of constant change, parents have a serious responsibility to help their children stay safe and have healthy interactions while navigating relationships with other families. Parents won’t always agree on the rules and allowances they have for their children, but this doesn’t have to be a source of tension. […]

Families Who Travel Together, Stay Together

Local Luxury Travel Planners Offer Expertise on Multigenerational Vacations One of the biggest benefits of any vacation, whether it’s with your immediate or extended family, is the opportunity to get out of your normal routine, and as Amber Dixon and Jessica Crutchfield of Limitless Destinations explain, “Exploring the world together creates familial bonds and core […]

Traditions for Togetherness

Winter holiday rituals are some of the most sacred and beloved, from Christmas tree decorating to cookie baking to lighting the family menorah. There are so many things to celebrate during this time of year, and there’s always time to make new traditions to continue filling your homes with joy during the holiday season. These […]

Grandmothers Share Rainy Day Tips

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Rain, Rain, Go Away Grandparents have a special role in their grandchildren’s lives where they get to create traditions and make memories without a lot of the difficult parenting responsibilities.  Many families have all kinds of fun, out-of-the-ordinary things kids get to do at grandma’s house, but sometimes bad weather can throw a wrench in […]

How to Navigate the Holidays as an Adult Child of Divorce

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Happier Holidays Ahead Whether it’s the first holiday season after your parents get divorced or the twentieth, there are some recurring challenges that can be tricky to navigate year after year. The holidays tend to magnify grief, accentuating the pain, trauma, and general awkwardness you may feel toward your parents’ separation. Chris Ownby is a […]

Showing Your Mom She’s Special

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A Mother Lode of Love For many women, their mom has been a constant – someone who has helped them navigate the trials of life and shaped the person they are today. As they get older, these local women have placed an emphasis on showing their moms how thankful they are for the formative years […]

Dealing with Difficult Family Members During the Holidays

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Holiday Harmony The holiday season is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, filled with love, joy, and togetherness. But when Uncle Pete starts talking politics, or Grandma Sue asks a rude question, the family celebration can quickly turn from special to stressful. “We have high expectations for the holidays to be […]

Balancing Marriage and Family Time

Karitsa Mosley Jones

Adulting is hard! It leaves us constantly juggling our priorities in order to establish some semblance of a sustainable routine. If you choose to get married and start a family, the balancing act becomes even more delicate. Suddenly, not only are you managing your own time, you also have other schedules to take into consideration. […]

Making the Move

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Tips for Transitioning a Loved One to Assisted Living When picturing your golden years, it’s likely you see yourself spending them in your own home, where you feel most comfortable. It’s what you know, and you have an idea of what to expect in your daily pursuits. But for many older adults, a more responsible […]

Best Friends with My Mom

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Becoming Best Friends with Your Mom Let’s face it: The parent/child relationship can be a roller coaster ride. Growing up, you often believe your mother’s sole purpose is to take care of you. In your mind, she doesn’t exist outside of the confines of parenthood. By your teenage years, you start to butt heads over […]

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