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Getting Organized: Health Care Directives or Living Wills

Some of the hardest conversations we may ever have with loved ones are about living wills or end-of-life wishes. Maybe our aging parents aren’t ready to think about such things. Maybe our children don’t want to hear what has to be said. These discussions aren’t just for those who are sick; unexpected tragedies can happen at any moment. Studies show […]

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Holiday Decorations for Any Age

‘Tis the time of year when home decorations make dark days seem brighter. Crafting is a great way to spend time together, and it doesn’t require a lot of running around either. (It’s festive and restive!) 10 Easy Christmas Ornaments Allison McDonald of No Time for Flash Cards remembers making her first holiday ornament: it involved a spool of thread […]

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Time Management for the Holidays

The holidays are a very busy time, especially for caregivers. But with so many traditions in place and tasks to complete, it’s hard to know where to bend without losing what people love about this time of year. “Choose only the most important yet feasible traditions, then adjust them as you would a seasoning,” says Carol Bradley Bursack, an author, […]

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4 Steps to Get Organized: Important Documents and Passwords

Whether it’s after you have kids, reach a milestone birthday or get sick, there comes a time when you think, “Well, we better get our affairs in order.” All your important papers should be in a safe place and all your user names and passwords written down (and no, not in a Word document titled “passwords” on your desktop). So, […]

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Creating Special Moments This Holiday Season

Take a moment and recall one of your favorite holidays. The almost-electric buzz from all the excitement, your family and friends smiling because you’re all together, the beautiful decorations—all snapshots that are forever in your memory. Most likely, the memories of the holidays you hold closest are those of the special moments created not necessarily what gifts you received. Yes, […]

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