How can I manage all my stuff, my kid’s stuff and now my parent’s stuff?

I believe we are at a heightened crossroads with all our stuff. If George Carlin were alive, he could do an add-on to his former routine. Along with investing money for our retirement; have we surpassed that with the accumulation of our prized possessions? In addition, do we spend time…

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Who doesn’t love a good family story?

With the ease of recording both audio and video, think about all the great stories you can capture from those eccentric relatives, grandparents, parents and even your siblings.  Slot time in your calendar and venture into the land of an interesting and nostalgic journey with some questions and capture history…

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Where do your documents live?

We’ve got a lot to manage and that isn’t going to change for most of us. Living in the information age and our continued love of paper keeps the office supply businesses up and running. We complain about having to file things, but the roof comes down when we can’t…

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Quick. You have to flee your home and then what…

Whether you are called away for an emergency business meeting, a family event or having to vacate your home; do you have a proactive plan in place? One of my clients lives in an area that has occasional wildfires due to the terrain, heat and dryness. She and her husband…

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New Ways to Manage your Parent’s Castle

Let’s say your aging parents want your help to assist them with their home management. This may not look like, “Honey, would you mind putting up a grab bar in my shower?” or “As you can see I’m continuing to struggle, getting grass to grow on the stubborn hill in…

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10 Ways to Take Good Care of your Toys (and your Parent’s Toys as well)

Our toys run the gamut of jewelry, guns, heirloom clothing, glassware or dishes. This also includes our electronics such as: computer, printer, monitors, laminators. Don’t forget our campers, RVs, three-wheelers. Some of you may be immersed in your kiln, sewing machines, weavers, and art supplies. Then we have our furs,…

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The Groovy Options for Senior Living

There are more choices for seniors in which to reside. These options lean toward the more independent senior, but some additional care can be contracted out when needed. Some alternatives are a less traditional choice, but offer options for those seniors who want to age in place, but can’t do…

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Who’s taking care of Mom and Dad? Use this checklist to get the best.

I’ve had the personal experience of working with my Aunt to hire In Home Health care on two separate occasions. One, when she was living in her apartment and the other when she was in Assisted Living and the facility could not provide the extra care she was requiring. Both…

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Being Mindful about Memory Care

Dementia is a general term for decline in mental abilities resulting in the memory loss and behavior changes resulting in significant to severe changes in everyday living. There are many causes for this disease. Those that I list below are diseases that cause dementia. The top four are non reversible,…

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