Signs Your Elderly Loved One May Need Help

As a college administrator, I welcomed questions from international students regarding cultural or social matters they did not understand. I will never forget the day a student came to my office searching for understanding on something he had seen over the weekend. “I went to a building to wash my clothes.” He said. Realizing he … Continue reading Signs Your Elderly Loved One May Need Help

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One Foot in Front of the Other

My husband has a very large extended family, and has often told me how fortunate I am to have a small family that has not experienced much death.  He began attending funerals as a child. The first family death I encountered was as a young woman, and I did not have another until recently - … Continue reading One Foot in Front of the Other

Kids Learn to Read Labels and Manage Health

When my husband was diagnosed with high blood pressure, the first thing we did as a family was to adjust our meal planning.  This meant I needed to change the way I did my grocery shopping.  I was  never one to browse and compare products. I liked to get in, grab what I wanted, and … Continue reading Kids Learn to Read Labels and Manage Health

5 Cents a Day Contributes to Wealth

When I was a child, my grandfather used to tell me, “If you save one nickel a day, every day – by the time you are grown up – you will be rich!”  I did not take my grandfather seriously. But, what if I had? What would have been the result of saving one nickel … Continue reading 5 Cents a Day Contributes to Wealth

Efficiency not Always Best When Parenting

      "It is not what we do for our children, but what we have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings"     Anne Landers ♥   ♥   ♥ Juggling career, family and other elements of life create compulsions to seek the fastest and most efficient path to completing every … Continue reading Efficiency not Always Best When Parenting