Category Archives: Relationships

Enjoying the Festive Season as a blended or extended family

Blended family Christmas

Christmas and the Festive Season is such a happy time, however, it can also be stressful with all the planning and the number of people we have to catch up with. Why not just relax and make a few changes to make this time of year more enjoyable? Enjoying the Festive Season as a blended family is not always easy…. Read more »

How to Create Christmas Memories with Your Grandchildren

Create Christmas memories with your grandchildren

Creating Christmas Memories is a lovely way to teach children about tradition and the importance of family.  Children & Grandchildren are what make Christmas so special.  The excitement of building up to Christmas Day and perhaps what Santa will bring, the look of wonder when they see the Christmas lights. Now that I am a grandmother I want to continue… Read more »

Genealogy – Growing your Family Tree

Genealogy

Genealogy – Have you seen the television program ‘Where Did I Come From’?  It is a fascinating journey back in time as a different guest each week explores their heritage.  Sometimes they are happy to have someone notorious in their past rather than just ‘normal’ people. Finding our roots, is something that perhaps does not become important to most of… Read more »

11 Free or Low Cost Ways to have fun with children

Low cost ways to have fun with children

Okay so it is the school holidays, the weekend or the grandchildren are visiting and the question that always comes up is “What can we do to entertain the children – that doesn’t cost the earth?” When I was growing up we were just an average family with average income, yet my Mum always made our holiday time fun –… Read more »

What is the Best Mother’s Day Gift You Can Give?

mother's day gift

    For the last few months I have been to be writing articles for ‘The Seeing Me Project’ a great initiative set up by Millers Fashion.  Millers is a leading Australian fashion retailer and the aim of ‘The Seeing Me Project’ is to encourage and provide a voice for women 40+. The Woman of Midlife has much to offer… Read more »

April Fool’s Day! How I was caught big time!

It was about 10 years ago that I experienced my first major April Fool’s Day sting.  I was working in an office with 4 other ladies – all younger than me. Before I talk about how I was caught by an April Fool prank, I need to give you some background. Working with girls who were young enough to be… Read more »

Something to Treasure – The Last Gift from My Mum

last gift from mum

One of the writing prompts for #FridayReflections, a blogging group I belong to, was to write a post  about something in my home that has been handed down to me.  I needed to describe it, take a photo and tell the history and meaning of this item. Another option for a writing prompt was free writing so I could have… Read more »

Bringing the Romance Back – Over 50 Style

Valentine's day bring back the romance

Well Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us and the usual cards, flowers and gifts will keep retailers happy! But do we need a reason to celebrate our love? I always thought that Valentine’s Day was actually a bit of a ‘gimmick’ and it shouldn’t just be one day a year that we show our loved one how much we care…. Read more »

How To Ensure Your Relationship Survives Your Retirement

Will your relationshiop survive retirement

Planning your retirement should cover all areas of your life.  We tend to think about our financial independence and how much we will need for a comfortable retirement.  However, little thought is put into our relationship with our partner and how it may be affected by retirement. We are generally healthier and living longer. Retirement, especially if you have retired… Read more »

Don’t leave important words unsaid

Life is short

I’ve taken this week’s #FridayReflections writing prompt to look at a photograph.  I had cause to look at some old photographs during the week and the memories came flooding back. We all make choices in our lives – some good and some not so good. When it comes down to it though, ‘Life is Short, there is no time to… Read more »