Helicopter Kids: Caring For Your Aging Parent Without Driving Everyone Crazy

We’ve all known helicopter parents.  The ones whose children never do wrong.  They hover around like helicopters, always ready to save the day should anything go awry.  They press for special exceptions and save their kids from life’s little failures, such as a forgotten homework assignment, a lost baseball game or a test that was a little too challenging and …

How Do You Measure?

I heard this song lately and it inspired me… February is here.  By this time, many of our New Year’s resolutions have fizzled and we’re back to square one with all our well meaning intents to lose weight, break a bad habit, or increase our savings accounts.  We all have standards by which we measure success and failure.  We’re looking …

Regular People

My great aunt “Neet” was a “seven months baby.” That’s how she told of her premature birth, adding that she only weighed three or four pounds.  The doctor delivered her and set her aside to die.  He left the house and her mother asked for the baby, held her up to the breast and she nursed.  Aunt Neet always used to say …