Category Archives: extended family

Mom Loves You Best Now Out on Kindle

My book Mom Loves You Best Forgiving and Forging Sibling Relationships, New Horizon Press is now out on Kindle. Continue reading

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Midlife Sibling Family Disaster plan- Agenda for Family Meeting

You need a disaster plan because older people are more likely to die in heat wave disasters like the broiling one this week. Continue reading

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Step Siblings, Blood Siblings- Will it Be a :Summer Family Reuinion or Family Meeting

Did those step siblings who entered your life when Mom divorced Dad and married again, destroy your warm family nest? Continue reading

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Are You and Your Midlife Siblings Going to Spoil The Fourth of July Barbeque?

Celebrations like today’s family Fourth of July barbeque or gathering are not time to discuss family /sibling problems. This is true especially if there is lots of alcohol involved. Continue reading

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Can Young Siblings Help Care for Grandma? Ask NPR

NPR has an excellent new series – Family Matters . A recent segment covered young siblings Lauren and Chris supporting their great grandmother Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Gifts from Kid Siblings- Homemade and Priceless

What are some great home made gifts that young siblings can make for mother’s day- for either Mom or Grandma ? Continue reading

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Late Life Remarriage=I Am My Own In- Law?

Get ready for the future. In twenty-first century midlife, not only do we frequently get divorced and remarried, but our aging parents do as well. Sometimes shockingly, we may acquire unexpected stepsiblings through a parent’s unforeseen late-life marriage. Continue reading

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