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Posts Tagged “parents”

“What, Mother is Dead?”

Posted on March 4th, 2016 by Margit Novack
From www.movingsolutions.com | info@movingsolutions.com | 610-853-4300

I was sitting in the lobby of an assisted living residence when a resident met his son at the door, hugged him, and asked, “Where’s Mother?” “Mom’s dead, Dad,” said the son. “She died three days ago. Don’t you remember?” “What, mother died?” he said, grief and panic written on his face. Less than a […]

The Last Time I Was Mothered

Posted on July 31st, 2013 by Margit Novack
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I don’t understand mid-life orphans. They complain about caregiving responsibilities, and then, when their parents pass away, they lament about being orphans. They say they feel bereft, unmoored, devastated by life without parents. Don’t they realize how lucky they are? Having elderly parents is a privilege some of us never had.  If you’re a mid-life orphan, you’ve had the pleasure of […]

Stop Warehousing Your Kids’ Stuff

Posted on May 7th, 2013 by Margit Novack
From www.movingsolutions.com | info@movingsolutions.com | 610-853-4300

Kobe Bryant’s mother is trying to auction off old high school stuff he left in her house, and Bryant is trying to stop her. Bryant contends that the things belong to him; his mom says he left them there and said he didn’t want them. She wants to use the $450,000 advance from the auction […]

Moving Mom and Dad

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

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 […]