Have you gotten tired yet hearing how broken down and dysfunctional we have all become in our advancing years? If we are smart, we except our shortcomings, find a way to overcome them and move on with living our lives to the fullest.
We hear a lot about Baby Boomers reinventing themselves -- searching for new meaning, new mates and new adventures -- yet there is increasing evidence to suggest that many are staying right at home caring for their children, grandkids and even their own parents.
I'm sorry ladies, and I want you to know I'm eating my just desserts. I've left my phone or my sunglasses in restaurants and shops all over town. I vividly remember the lasagna I served at my sweet 16 party, but can't recall what I ate for dinner last night.
My father had a stroke over a week ago, and his life changed in a flash, as did mine. Overnight, I became acutely aware of the challenges of being a later in life mother caring for a young child and senior father.