Balancing Time During the Holidays

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How to Manage Time This Holiday Season This time of year is jam-packed with activities and events. From work to church to your community and more, it seems like there’s always a commitment on your calendar. If you feel so booked that you can’t enjoy the time you have with loved ones, you’re not alone. […]

The Benefits of Boundaries

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The Healthy Role In-laws Play in Your Life The in-law relationship is unlike any other. Consequently, it doesn’t come with established standards. Needless to say, deciphering the best ways to approach this relationship can be tricky. But most experts agree, one key to maintaining a healthy relationship with in-laws is establishing boundaries. Here, Dr. Brandon […]

Are You Ready to Become a Caregiver?

The number of older adults in our country has never been higher, with those over 65 now representing about 14.5% of the U.S. population, or about 1 in 7 Americans. While these statistics mean that more grandparents are meeting the next generation of their families, they also indicate that more family members are providing care […]

Holidays, In-Laws, & Boundaries

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Holiday Expectations and Limiting Family Conflicts Our first experience negotiating the holidays with family hit us squarely between the eyes a month after we were married. My family lives out of town and my husband’s lives in Chattanooga. Honestly, we didn’t have any discussions prior to getting married about how we were going to deal […]

Family Camping

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Tips for a Safe and Fun Camping Adventure Family camping can be a refreshing escape for the entire family. Sleeping under the stars in a tent, cooking over a campfire, and relaxing in the great outdoors can create lasting family memories and a ritual of lifelong outdoor fun. The key to an enjoyable family camping […]

Technology 101

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Staying Connected to Grandchildren No doubt today’s technological advances have many grandparents feeling like they’ve been left in the dust, wondering what on earth an iPad or iPhone is, never mind how to use one. Generational gaps today are largely related to rapid technology change and exist between each generation; however, these technology gaps are […]

Long-Distance Grandparenting

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Creative Ways To Stay In Touch It’s grand to be a grandparent! The relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is not only joyful, but also important, offering children unconditional love and a lifetime of wisdom. Unfortunately, opportunities to share those gifts can become challenging when grandchildren live far away. A survey by AARP found that […]

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