Home and Family

 

Probably the hardest parts of life revolve around home and family.  Sharing stories, insights and ideas in an honest and transparent way allows us all to be better spouses, parents, children and friends. My guess is, many of us have wandered down similar paths in our journey. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts and stories.

Life’s Detour

Life’s Detour

Amongst the celebrations of my 50 years of life in February, I had imagined a year of exciting opportunities, exploring possibilities for my career, traveling and experiencing life on the other side of 50. The whole point of starting 50andSunny.com was to...

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Healthcare Beware – Chapter 1

Healthcare Beware – Chapter 1

No one told me that along with 50 comes a more intimate relationship with today’s healthcare. Between my aging father, college age daughter, my husband and me, I have recently gotten up-close-and-personal with how the system works (or doesn’t work).There...

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Healthcare Beware – Chapter 2

Healthcare Beware – Chapter 2

Too many of the same testTwo month ago, my daughter had just completed her 2nd year of college and was on a quick road trip to Canada before heading home. On the ride up, she twisted her body to get something from the back seat and she felt a pain in her...

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Fortune Cookie Traditions

Fortune Cookie Traditions

The perfect ending to a Chinese meal, this slightly sweet cookie wrapped around a personalized message just for you has been around since the late 19th century but likely did not originate in China. The Fortune Cookie’s origins are unclear but most believe...

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Rice Really Can Save Your Electronics

Rice Really Can Save Your Electronics

At first thought, this idea to immerse my valuable electronic in uncooked rice seemed like one thought up by a brilliant rice company marketing executive but desperate times often require desperate measures and what did I have to lose.Last week, in the...

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Canine Vestibular Disease

Canine Vestibular Disease

My friends often comment about how many random topics I happen to have intimate knowledge of but unfortunately it is usually because it has impacted my life specifically.Last Thursday started off like every ordinary day. My husband and I roll out of bed,...

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Colleen’s Legacy

Colleen’s Legacy

August 2018 brought another wave that toppled me! My dear, best friend whom I had known for 26 years was gone. She was at the hospital when my daughter was born, she was there for every moment of my life tsunami, she was my witness when I married my love,...

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Easy & Natural Way to Rid Your House of Ants

Easy & Natural Way to Rid Your House of Ants

Along with the beauty of spring and summer comes pesky ants. My husband loves plants and he brings the patio plants into our home every fall. As soon as the warm sunny days start in March, I see ants looking for my kitchen. Years ago, I learned this easy...

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Remembering Why Straws Became Important

Remembering Why Straws Became Important

While I understand and agree with reducing single-use plastic straws in order to reduce consequences to our waters, I think it is important to remind us of why we started using straws to begin with.When I was younger, we did not receive a straw when...

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