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Karen O’Connor

Karen O’Connor is an award-winning author of more than 40 books and a speaker from Watsonville, Calif. Please visit Karen at www.karenoconnor.com.

The Grandparent Competition

When you compete for your grandkids’ love, nobody wins

What to Consider When Considering a Cruise

If you’re looking for a vacation that offers adventure, fun and excitement with plenty of good fellowship, delicious food and interesting places to visit, consider cruising as a couple.

Focus on the Family

Easter Surprise

I had learned that Jesus died on the cross, was buried and rose from the dead on Easter morn. It was part of our family’s belief system. It was in the creed we recited out loud each week at church. But the real-life event had happened so long ago, I didn’t see any connection to my life nearly two thousand years later.

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Help and Hope: Gambling Isn’t About Money After All

No lasting transformation can occur in our lives without giving God complete control. And yet no discipline has been more misused by individuals, families, schools and religious leaders.

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Seniors and Gambling

For many it is simply a day of fun and good food at the cheap buffets. But for others it is a day of temptation which leads to loss and depression. The same appears to be true for compulsive bettors when it comes to an afternoon at the racetrack, a weekend in Atlantic City or a poker parlor in Los Angeles.

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Why Seniors Gamble

Part of the Seniors and Gambling Series Seniors and Gambling A Dollar and a Dream Why Seniors Gamble Help and Hope: Gambling Isn’t About Money After All Series About: Abuse and Addiction All aboard! This bus is bound for Las Vegas. Or grab a seat on th …

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A Dollar and a Dream

Part of the Seniors and Gambling Series Seniors and Gambling A Dollar and a Dream Why Seniors Gamble Help and Hope: Gambling Isn’t About Money After All Series About: Abuse and Addiction From there thousands of retired men and women begin a slow descen …

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Taking the Stress Out of Family Get-Togethers

Do you experience stress, anxiety, even dread about some family get-togethers?

Staying Married for Life

Being ‘there’ for your spouse is what being married is really about. It takes time to get to know another person. If you’re not available, it can’t happen.

Grandparenting Across the Miles

Grandparenting Across the Miles

If a grandparent and grandchild want to remain connected, they have to find creative ways to carry on their relationship across the miles, but it can be done successfully.

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Creative Journal Writing With Grandkids

They can make it a personal journal or one for friends or family members, jotting down experiences, adventures or notes about whatever they’re interested in.

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Four Steps to Growing Older Gracefully

Here’s sage advice on how to spice up routines and restore enthusiasm and purpose to your life.

A mother and son embrace

Parenting Adult Children

In This Series: 1. Parenting Adult Children 2. Empty Nest Syndrome 3. When Adult Children Move Back Home 4. Three Things Parents of Adult Children in the Home Should Consider 5. When Adult Children Reject the Faith 6. Communicating End-of-Life Wishes 7 …

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