How do you set boundaries on how much help you can reasonably give to aging parents? Okay, last week I wrote a post on a whim about how parents should really try to help their adult children who will be caring for them one day, by moving closer, getting rid of stuff,... If you need your adult children to eventually care for you, then that should factor into an equation NOW. I’m still a little tired from our impromptu trip out west last week, and I’ve been thinking about something for a while now that I’d like to...So 7:30 on Saturday night Keith and I were eating dinner, getting ready to go watch season 2 of Dark Matter on Netflix while I finished casting off for a skirt I’m knitting. Then we got a phone call. My father, who has advanced Alzheimer’s, was in the... Menopause and hot flashes are not fun. And I’ve been getting so many questions from readers lately about menopause that I thought it was time to address them! I’m going through this myself right now, and the hot flashes have been terrible. So I’ve... What do you do when physically you just can’t have sex? We’re nearing the end of our Sizzling Summer Sex Series, and I want to focus on two heavy scenarios today and tomorrow before we cap it off on Monday. Today I’ve got a letter from a woman with a... When are you grown up? All week we’ve talked about aging–midlife crises, eldercare, and more. But just because we’re physically getting older doesn’t mean we emotionally age. And the truth is that I didn’t feel like a grown up for a very...