There is nothing better to keep your brain young than to continually work it out. Continuing education is not only fulfilling but also helps to keep the brain fresh. As we get older, it can become easy to fall behind on technology or new processes. Taking a class for a hobby or area of interest will keep us current. Continue reading “Keep Yourself Fresh With Continuing Education Online Classes”
Investing in real estate is a great way to provide some extra income for retirement. When we downsized our home and moved to Grand Rapids, we had some extra cash on hand. The equity that we had built up in our home was more than enough to fund our much smaller loft.
We considered both flipping houses and investing in rental property. So far, we have done both. Continue reading “Investing In Real Estate For Retirement”
An empty nest, for us, meant it was time to downsize to a smaller home. This has worked out great in all areas accept for my creativity. I have always really enjoyed home decorating and building projects. Now, flipping houses is a great way to fulfill that need for projects and decorating. Continue reading “Flipping Houses As A Creative Outlet”
My husband and I have always tried to celebrate Valentines day at least in some small way. A quick dinner out or maybe a box of chocolates and all was good! Our busy lives with the family didn’t allow for many more Valentines day ideas than that. Continue reading “Valentines Day Ideas For Empty Nesters”
I always imagined that becoming a grandparent would be amazing. However, the ecstatic joy I have felt after becoming a new grandma far surpasses what I even imagined. Continue reading “The Joys Of Becoming A New Grandma”
After all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I welcome January as a time to refresh and set new goals. My personal new years resolutions are most often healthy new years resolutions. I want to eat better, work out and maybe even lose a little weight. Continue reading “New Years Resolutions And Setting Yearly Goals As A Couple”
I have had the luxury of being able to travel with my husband on business. Once my husband and I became empty nesters, he took a job with quite a bit of travel and I quit mine. Now we get to spend a lot of time together on the road and seeing new places.
One place that we travel to often is Indianapolis. We like to stay downtown and now have established our favorite go to hotels in Indianapolis. When you have to be away from home a lot, you definitely want a comfortable hotel. Continue reading “Hotels In Indianapolis That You Must Stay At”
Planning a baby shower is so much fun! When the baby to be is your future grandaughter it is all the more special. My oldest daughter and I recently held a baby shower for my younger daughter. Throughout the planning, we came up with some baby shower ideas that really made the day special. Continue reading “Baby Shower Ideas For A Girl”
Downsizing your home, after all of the kids have left, is a daunting task! You’ve had years of collecting, storing, and decorating that now you’re left with a lot of…stuff. Much of this stuff is no longer necessary or needed but it can still be hard to declutter and get rid of. There are so many memories and nostalgia connected with these items that it can seem almost like throwing part of your life away if you don’t hold onto them. Continue reading “How To Declutter And Organize Your Stuff For Downsizing”
What happens when our children leave the nest? Do we just send them off and hope for the best? No! Our adult children will always need us. Parenting adult children is different than when they are living at home but there is still a role. Continue reading “Parenting Adult Children After They Leave The Nest”