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Posts Tagged “control”

Helping Parents Sail Upwind

Posted on March 29th, 2016 by Margit Novack
From www.movingsolutions.com | info@movingsolutions.com | 610-853-4300

In sailing, the technique used to move against the wind is called tacking. In common use, tacking is the concept of making progress by zigzagging rather than moving forward directly. For adult children helping their parents transition from one home to another, tacking can be a useful concept.

Moving Mom and Dad

Posted on April 4th, 2013 by Margit Novack
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Sometimes it starts with a phone call at 2 AM. “Your mom had a stroke.” Sometimes there is simply a gradual worsening of chronic conditions, and over time the home that worked so well for so many years is too burdensome. In either case, your life is turned upside down. There are hundreds of decisions […]

Bubbie’s Secret Mission

Posted on February 4th, 2013 by Margit Novack
From www.movingsolutions.com | info@movingsolutions.com | 610-853-4300

I didn’t know when or how my mother-in-law, Bubbie, was going to die, but I knew one thing for sure: she wanted to be buried in a pink sweatsuit and slip-on sneakers. “Sneakers?” I asked. “Absolutely,” she said. “I’m not wearing pantyhose for eternity.” The Conversation Project was started to encourage people to have honest […]

How to Handle Family Criticism During the Holidays

Posted on December 21st, 2012 by Margit Novack
From www.movingsolutions.com | info@movingsolutions.com | 610-853-4300

“You know, some of Mom’s shirts are stained. You should take her shopping for some new clothes.” My brother, who comes in town twice a year, was full of suggestions. He didn’t have time to help with any of them, but he had lots of ideas about what I should be doing. When holidays roll around, you are surrounded […]

90% of Aunt Betty

Posted on November 4th, 2011 by Margit Novack
From www.movingsolutions.com | info@movingsolutions.com | 610-853-4300

“Margie Dear, I am moving and I need your help.” So began the call from my 91-year old Aunt Betty. Never mind that I have used my real name, Margit, for 38 years. To Aunt Betty, I will always be Margie.  Betty has buried three husbands, and her only daughter, my first cousin, died at […]