Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 846 SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2016 My son just turned 18, senior year, an adult. My 16-year-old daughter acts like an adult. My youngest daughter, 15, is driving me around town. Where DID the time go? I know, I know. I sound like a broken record. But, really, where does it GO? Is it that time goes faster the older you get? Indeed, time has flown since I married my husband David 20 years ago. From our wedding, to the blur of memories of giving birth to our three beautiful children, to “Mommy & Me” play groups, the first day of kindergarten, Lego Land, Chuck E. Cheese birthday parties, American Girl dolls, etc. I could go on and on. Just like you. A mountain of memories. Fast forward. Literally, it is like someone pushed the fast forward button. The "middle" filled with team sports, orthodontist appointments, pool parties, making school lunches, driver’s ed. And the current keeps rushing. It can’t just be my age because it’s not just me... my kids feel the same way! The weeks of school fly by, the summers are a blur, the next birthday party is being planned, and soon I’ll be sending my firstborn off to college. My mother tells me to slow down and not do so much. While I agree in theory that this is sage advice, I don’t want to do less. In fact, I WANT TO DO MORE. I thrive on the flurry of family life, friendships, working alongside our GLF team. Sure, I could use a bit more time, but I am not willing to do less to achieve the feeling of gaining it. My father, whose insights are always ahead of the curve, told me when I graduated college and was stressing about how to have it all, “You CAN have it all, just not all today.” I get it. Pace myself. Life’s a marathon, not a sprint. GLF was created for the “sandwich generation” – those of us navigating life, snugly sandwiched between our kids and our parents, and hungry for information that will allow us to enrich the lives of both. We hope that the information and inspiration ordered up in this issue – and every issue – of GLF will help you along the journey. Reach out to us with your wisdom and thoughts – and yourkids’andyourparents’thoughtstoo. TimeISmoving fast, but together, let’s keep the good times flowing! - Sheryl THE GOOD PEOPLE at goodLIFEfamily EDITORIAL TEAM Sheryl Lilly Pidgeon FounderandEditor-In-Chief Direct: 214.476.8131 TriciaWhite ManagingEditor Direct: 214.725.1981 SECTION EDITORS Melissa Chaiken SocialandPhilanthropyEditor Elle Parks FashionEditor Rick Seaney TravelEditor COPY EDITORS Tracy Graivier Bell Senior Copy Editor Logan Blakely Audra Glidewell Copy Editors WRITERS Lisa Beach Candace Brock Karyn Brodsky Kristin Cicciarelli Suzan Dees Jeanne Glick Melanie Hess Dennis Prager Deb Silverthorn AliciaWanek ADVERTISING Sonia Black AdvertisingAccountExecutive Direct: 214.232.3040 Melinda Bogoslavsky AdvertisingAccountExecutive Direct: 214.264.0975 Amy Lendl Advertising Manager BUSINESS OFFICE Deborah Leshefsky KeeperoftheBooks Michael Doyle, CPA PRODUCTION TEAM Beth Donahue CreativeDirector James Bland Photography Elle Parks Photography Bill Brock Videographer Savannah Peer DigitalManager GOOD LIFE FAMILY 3308 PRESTON ROAD, STE 350 PMB #113 PLANO, TX 75093 LIVE.LEARN.LAUGH.(CHERISH.)REPEAT. ABOUT US There are two things parents hope to give their children: roots and wings. But it’s often hard to know if the decisions we’re making are the right ones, especially when the world is changing so quickly. GoodLifeFamily is a resource for parents with kids tweens to twenties. Extensive and insightful content addresses the daily joys and struggles of finding a balance between kids and parents while keeping ourselves sane in the process.You’ll meet inspiring women and men who have stared down life’s challenges, survived, and now are willing to share their journey with you. GoodLifeFamily is committed to making a difference in the lives of our families, friends and communities as the go-to source. We’re living, we’re learning, and most important, we’re laughing.We hope you will too. CONTACT US SUBSCRIBE: ADVERTISE: SUBMIT EDITORIAL IDEAS: Time Flies... goodPOINT “Time. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it wisely.”