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Dirty Little Secrets

Our culture tends to romanticize things or speak in euphemisms about the hard stuff. Nobody tells new mothers just how challenging the 24 hour presence of a newborn is. It would sound ungrateful. We soldiered on in relative silence, and unless you have the luxury and the joy of a family nearby that consists of…

Stuck about making the big move to a smaller house?

You know it’s time, you want to want to do this , but you’re  stuck. This is a  big deal. It’s the outward expression of your inner acceptance that you are, well, moving on in life.  Looking carefully at the quality of your daily life. No deferments, no  ‘wait till later’, no ‘I’ll get around to…

When Moving Forward is Really Really Hard

For the person selling the family home in their 70s, 80s, or 90s, it represents so much more than a change of residence. And this group has a limited voice and not much say over what happens when adult children step in to be “practical” or “realistic”.  It is rather like looking at the folks…