August 30, 2017

     

     A little more than a year ago my mother had a small surgical procedure, and was effected by the anesthesia in an unexpected way. During a (relatively) short surgery, she had developed a form of temporary dementia that is not uncommon to pa...

August 24, 2017

While continuing education students may cross the campus a little more slowly than the rest of the student body, they answer questions in class just as quickly-and with a bit more thought. Studies confirm Ed’s statements, with current research showing that the use of v...

July 25, 2017

Tidbits from the Sandwich Generation #15, Asking Simple Questions can get Olympic- Sized Results…

“Collecting family stories not only benefits the senior-storyteller, but can add to the richness of their relationship with their family members and caregivers,” commented...

June 19, 2017

My favorite Mother’s Day gift was a refrigerator magnet set with more Yiddish words than even my “Bubbie” (grandmother) spoke. Every time someone passes through my kitchen, they rearrange the magnets to make a sentence that speaks to them.  My daughter’s message reads,...

April 25, 2017

I had a “This is Us” moment with my late (beloved) father-in-law, who seemingly left us a message after his passing in 1998. If you do not watch the NBC family drama of the same name (without giving away too much), it takes place during two time periods, with the past...

March 22, 2017

While National Stroke Awareness month takes place in May, for my family it takes place all year-round…

My mother’s stroke was diagnosed by her manicurist (which was later confirmed by the ER), just about two years ago to this day. We are forever grateful that Olga notic...

February 19, 2017

You may love your great-grandma’s 100 hundred-year-old set of Limoges China, but don’t plan on retiring on it. This dishy bit of information was shared by antiques appraiser Mark Metts of My Nanna’s Estate Sales, who I recently met at a Jewish Pavilion “Antiques Roadsh...

January 18, 2017

My feet are absolutely killing me, and it’s not from the 10,000 steps I have been walking daily to kick the New Year off on the right foot. The spring in my step has been hampered by the plastic-spiked gel inserts that have been stuffed into my shoes (voluntarily) duri...

December 16, 2016

If there were Jewish saints, my sister would probably be one. Not because she is the devoted mother of three girls, or a busy interior designer, managing a business and a family along with community works. My sister has earned her honorary halo because she does all the...

November 25, 2016

Tidbits from the Sandwich Generation #7…According to experts on aging, my mother-in-law may not appreciate this year’s holiday gift, a fact I learned several weeks after making the nonrefundable purchase…On a recent trip to North Carolina, my husband and I fell in love...

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