Parental Care ~ Finding the Right Help for Aging Parents

Parental Care ~ Finding the Right Help for Aging Parents

If you, like me, are considered part of the “Sandwich Generation”, then you may have already run into the issues of finding the right help for your aging parents.  Just how and where do you find the parental care you need for your aging parents?!  Maneuvering the health care system is potentially worse than having a…

New Books ~ October!!  Coming Soon!!
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New Books ~ October!! Coming Soon!!

October’s New Books New Books October!!  Every month, publishers unveil hundreds of new books!  For book nerds like me, it’s kinda like Christmas, haha!  But, keeping up with what’s coming out is hard!  That’s what I’m here for!  I’ve culled through the long list of books coming out this month.  And as a result, have come up with a…

Belated Happy Birthday, Shel Silverstein!

Belated Happy Birthday, Shel Silverstein!

Best know as beloved children’s author and poet but, did you know he was also a cartoonist, songwriter, and screenplay writer!  Silverstein lived a very diverse and interesting life!   Random Fact:  Shel wrote the lyrics and music for “The Cover of the Rolling Stone,” which was performed and recorded by Dr. Hook.   Favorite Books…

A Day Trip to The Amana Colonies Iowa
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A Day Trip to The Amana Colonies Iowa

I highly recommend a day trip to the Amana Colonies Iowa if you happen to be in Iowa, well Eastern Iowa anyway!  You will love this little slice of Germany right in the middle of the Iowa cornfields! Gemuetlichkeit is defined as “a state of warmth and friendliness.”  And, this is how the Amana Colonies describe who and…

Difficult Conversations to have with Aging Parents

Difficult Conversations to have with Aging Parents

As parents, we know that there are times when we have to have difficult conversations with our children.  But, as a daughter, I had never thought about the difficult conversations that we all might need to have with our aging parents. And while everyone’s situation with their parents is unique, some difficult conversations are somewhat universal…

New from Ransom Riggs ~ Tales of the Peculiars
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New from Ransom Riggs ~ Tales of the Peculiars

  I just found this on Amazon and thought you might like to know….there’s a new “Peculiars” book out by Ransom Riggs!  This is a sort of Prequel to the Miss Peregrine series by Riggs.  And with the movie coming out at the end of this month (September 30th),  this is a great companion book to the movie and series!  So,…