Adoption from a Grandmother’s Perspective

When my daughter announced that she and her husband were planning to adopt a child, I was both delighted and concerned. Delighted because I had been looking forward to being a grandmother. Concerned because I knew nothing about adoption and … Continue reading

Growing Great Kids

If you are a parent or grandparent, you want to raise happy, healthy, successful children. But wanting and doing are two different things. As a seasoned mother who has raised two awesome daughters to adulthood and who is now helping … Continue reading

Grandpa’s Blessing

Nearly 60 years ago my father built a modest cottage on Hutchins Lake in Fennville, Michigan. I spent most of my summers there while I was growing up. It’s where I learned to swim and water ski. It’s where I … Continue reading

Four Gifts to Give to Your Children and Grandchildren

As parents and grandparents, we often find ourselves giving our children all kinds of gifts. We may purchase toys or games or special treats. As pleasant and as purposeful as these gifts may be at times, there are four gifts … Continue reading