Most years, families anxiously await the start of summer each year. When children return to school after spring break, the countdown is on! Parents look forward to less chaotic schedules. Children look forward to playing outside until sundown — and everyone looks forward to their family’s summer vacation. Now that we’re more than halfway through
Nicole Dunn was all set to move her mom, Barbara, into an assisted living community in St. Petersburg, Fla. in April. Then COVID-19 struck. The facility temporarily banned outsiders and “that meant us,” Dunn says. Her mother, who has dementia, continued to live on her own in Florida. But in mid-May, the assisted living community,
For months, most of us have been following the quarantine rules, staying at home and respecting the infectious nature of COVID-19. We know that our elders, that is, people over 65 are at greatest risk and that the risk is even higher for those in their 80s and above. How long does this have to
My jaw dropped when I read the email from my kids’ school announcing that school would close for weeks due to the novel coronavirus pandemic….wait, what? Just thinking of the massive disruption that would cause in our day to day lives created a knot in my stomach, but while my daughter fretted over her canceled
Family fights about aging loved ones are a common problem, with a parent’s diminished capacity to handle money being a frequent source of conflict. What can you do if you see a hassle brewing in your family? Can painful warfare be prevented? The short answer is yes, sometimes being proactive and looking ahead can stop
Being a stay-at-home parent isn’t easy. Even if you’re great with money, you may still need to do some extra planning and work before your family is truly ready to live on one income. There’s a lot to consider financially in this situation, from the costs of losing one salary to the costs of childcare.