August 23, 2019
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Maybe you are parenting just like your mom, then again maybe you’re not. Here’s what a few local moms have to say on the subject. Plus tips on how they deal with their mother if they have chosen different parenting styles. Read more…
Hot Topics: It glistened in the soft morning light, the single tear that fell from my 8-year-old daughter’s eye as she stood in our bedroom doorway. Read more…

Marriage ADHD

Marriage ADHD

Family Values: Marriages have always been complicated. It takes time and effort to develop trust and intimacy and the deep love that sustains a couple over many years and through the rough patches. It takes sacrifice and compromise and putting another person’s wants and needs ahead of your own. These are timeless truths. Yet it seems that the ways in which marriages develop - or fail to develop - have changed. What’s going on? Do we have “marriage attention deficit disorder”? Have our lives become so fragmented and our attention so distracted that we can no longer focus long enough to sustain a strong bond with a life partner? Read more…

When to Begin Managing an Aging Parent’s Affairs

When to Begin Managing an Aging Parent’s Affairs

Legal: When is it the right time to begin managing an aging parent’s affairs? It is difficult for loved ones to know when to step-in and assist an aging parent with his financial and medical affairs. Conversations about money can be uncomfortable and parents may become suspicious or defensive when the topic is raised. They may resist doctor visits out of fear that their capacity is being evaluated. It is no wonder we resist having these conversations no matter how crucial they are. Unfortunately, as our loved ones age, they may lose the capacity to manage their financial and medical affairs and cognitive decline, coupled with isolation, can often make aging parents easy targets for elder abuse, specifically financial exploitation. Read more…

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