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Keep the Holidays Happy for Your Kids and Grandkids

Empty nesters can put a lot of pressure on the holiday season. As former “helicopter parents,” we no longer have day-to-day involvement with (or control over) our adult children and many of us are joining the ranks of grandparents. Short of cutting out our tongues, there are many things we can do to ensure a fun, peaceful holiday visit to create memories for the entire family.

Here are some of my tips from current Allstate blog post. How do you keep the lines of communication open?

Midlife Crisis or Living the Dream?

I’m pleased to have been asked by Allstate, one of the nation’s largest auto, home and life insurers also known for their “You’re in good hands” slogan, to be a guest blogger on their Allstate Blog.

In my second post, Midlife Crisis or Living the Dream? I’ve written about the reported return of America’s muscle car mania, with baby boomers who lusted after these cars in their teens and early twenties clearly being the marketing target.

According to Jesse Toprak, vice president of trends and analysis at TrueCar.com.“Many Baby Boomers are experiencing another phase in their life, the nest is empty and because they have reached a heightened income level giving them both time and financial freedom, they chose vehicles that provide them with a luxurious, safe feel and youthful, sporty drive,”

To hear about the dreams of the Boomers, why automakers should rejoice and the top cars among the baby boomer generation, read the full post here.

Which is your favorite on the list?

It’s Not Our Parents’ Middle Age: New Guest Blogger for Allstate

I’m pleased to have been asked by Allstate, one of the nation’s largest auto, home and life insurers also known for their “You’re in good hands” slogan, to be a guest blogger on their Allstate Blog.

In my first post, It’s Not Our Parent’s Middle Age, I’ve written about a trend that we have been tracking for the last two years, patterns of independent behavior among boomer couples (that is different from our parents’ generation) and the actions they are taking – some of these may surprise you!