How Europe tours can change your life.

How a tour of Europe can change your life.

  Regardless of whether you have kids who have just left home or you have been living in the empty nest for a while, you might be looking for exciting new things in your life.   Europe tours are among many wonderful things you may consider for your next major holiday excursion.   There are so many locations that offer you something new and different that boredom will not be in the equation.   Why organized tours are Ideal.   When you take a tour, it’s easy to spend a week or two in the location of your choice. There

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Finding a career tailor-made to your talents, character, traits and needs.

Finding a career tailor-made to your needs.

A lot of people treat their job as a chore. After all, “Work isn’t supposed to be fun.”   How many times have you heard that line? But something about that just doesn’t quite sound right.   Yes, your job should be a challenge. You should feel pushed to really work hard and put everything you have into your career, but does that mean you should hate your job?   And how can you find the determination to really give your career everything you have if you hate it?   Nobody likes doing chores. Eventually, you’ll find yourself turning on

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Stay active and enrich your empty nest life with healthy habits.

Fantastic ideas for staying busy in retirement.

  Once the kids are out of the house and living on their own, couples often find it difficult to adjust to their empty nest. Some couples find themselves in a rut, and have a hard time finding new ways to occupy their time. Luckily, there are many ways to stay active, physically and socially, which contributes better physical and mental health. If you are in this situation and are looking to change things, here are a few ways to stay active and enrich your empty-nest life with healthy habits.   Getting physical.   From a physical standpoint, many couples

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Reduce moving stress: make moving to a new home a pleasant experience.

make moving to a new home a pleasant experience

  When children move out and we are on your own again, many empty nesters consider the possibility of moving to a new home. School districts are no longer a concern. You may be retired and have less need to be on the commuter corridor, and with only you and your partner at home, it may even make more sense to move to a smaller, cozier house. Whatever the reason, moving houses is something you might opt to do when you reach this stage in your life, and while moving can be an exciting prospect, it’s also a lot of

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My evolution: aversion to admiration for piercings, body ink and tattoos.

Potter back tattoo

  A friend recently posted an image of his new ‘ink’ on Facebook, and I couldn’t help thinking of my daughter’s fascination with piercings, body ink and tattoos. I was surprised to see he chose the image of ‘Marvin the Martian’, a well known Warner Brothers cartoon character. I am a fifties’ child. I was raised with the belief that our bodies are sacred and should not be ‘defiled’ in any way. That, coupled with society’s view over the decades of those sporting tattoos as being ‘suspect’ and ‘frightening’ caused me to be less than sympathetic the first time my

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The generation gap: Bringing your kids and your parents together.

The generation gap: Bringing your kids and your parents together.

  Your parents are an important part of your life, and thus, an important part of your children’s’ life. Helping the two connect and eliminating the generation gap is a critical role you play because you, as a parent, are what the two generations have in common.   There are some guidelines you should follow when encouraging a relationship and bringing your kids and your parents together, both for their sake, and yours.   Make communication easier.   Set up communication channels between your kids and their grandparents, and help them talk with each other across the generational gap. Set

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Taco Casserole: A delicious meal made with leftover taco ingredients.

Taco Casserole ingredients.

  This spur of the moment Taco Casserole was such a hit with my family that I decided to post it here.   Taco Casserole   A couple of nights ago, we had tacos using the following ingredients: tortillas ground beef (prepared per taco spice package) diced peppers diced tomatoes chopped onions grated cheddar cheese salsa They were delicious, but I was left with quite a bit of each ingredient in the list left over and pondered what to make with these ingredients for the next night’s meal. I thought of one of our other favorites – Taco Salad –

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5 dream vacation destinations for a trip with adult kids.

5 dream vacation destinations for a trip with adult kids

  Traveling with adult kids can be tough because they have minds of their own and they want to be able to do their own thing rather than be with their parents all the time.   Whether your kid is in college, or you are planning a trip with your married son or daughter, there are some dream destinations that offer everyone the opportunity to have an unforgettable experience.   Check out the five dream vacation destinations for a trip with adult kids to start generating some ideas. Featured image: Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.   1.  Whistler, Canada.   Canada

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