Entries by Gayla Grace

The Holidays – 3 Ways to Make Them Better

This is my first holiday season without Mom. After a long hard road with Alzheimer’s, she passed away in August. Although I’m thankful she’s no longer suffering, I think about her every day. I’d love to go back and have just one more conversation with her, even if she doesn’t complete a full sentence or […]

Five Ways to Find Peace During the Holidays

Today my friend, Barb Goldberg, shares her thoughts on celebrating the holidays as a stepfamily.     What is the first thing that crosses your mind when you think about stepfamilies and holidays? I’m guessing it isn’t peace! Stepfamilies have an advantage over other families. We know that we have to practice our mediation skills. […]