“Becoming Small” in the Lives of Your Adult Children

By Barbara Rainey | April 19, 2021 | 15 Comments

My good friend, Jane Ann Smith, who also has six children and is about 10 years ahead of me in life’s journey, has given me lots of good advice over the years. As I began my empty nest years, I continued to watch her, ask questions and learn from her. A few years later when […]

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How to Be Intentional in Building Close-Knit Families

By Susan Yates | April 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

I’m delighted today to introduce you to my friend Susan Yates. Susan is one of the most intentional people I know and her post today is full of ways to create a strong healthy family and ideas for creating fun relationships. Summer is coming soon and now is the time to start planning for family […]

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Friends & Family March 2021

By Barbara Rainey | March 26, 2021 | 1 Comment

Hello everyone! March has been a month of change for us. Has it been so for you, too? The weather has warmed, one-year Covid restrictions are loosening, our daughter Rebecca and her five kids came for a week (photos below) and hope is in the air. And as is true every year, March brings us […]

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Friends and Family February 2021

By Barbara Rainey | February 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Hey friends, It’s time for another friends and family update. I’m enjoying these already and hope you are too. This month, February 2021, will be unforgettable for us and our four children who live in Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee. Over 10 days Dennis and I experienced a sleet storm followed two days later by a […]

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Friends & Family January 2021

By Barbara Rainey | January 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Hey everyone! Hope you are staying well and anticipating more “life” to return as the vaccine continues to reach more and more of our fellow Americans. In spite of the fears and even conspiracy theories, it’s a wonder that these vaccines were developed so quickly. And most everyone over 50 is eager to get it […]

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