A few years ago I was searching for a new purpose. I serendipitously met a writer who told me I should keep a journal, to write daily for three months and "I would find my voice." I began writing every day documenting life lessons, stories of adventure, family sagas, delicious recipes, worldly travels and life as a wife, mother and grandmother to 20 grandchildren, who call me Honey. With the stroke of a pen, GrammaGood.com was born and has now expanded into HoneyGood.com, reaching a community of over 100,000 women of all ages. I am overjoyed to have recently been selected by the Sun Times Network as their newest national columnist, reaching 70 cities with inspiration for the savvy and sophisticated woman over 50. I am also a contributing writer for The Huffington Post, have written for ChicagoNow and GRAND Magazine and have been featured in Michigan Avenue Magazine. Amazing things can happen when you commit yourself. Here's my story, the root of why I felt I was in a position to be offering life advice and insights.

I'm from a tiny town in Illinois called Kankakee which I renamed "Kankakee by the Sea!" I married my college boyfriend and we moved to Hawaii. We raised our family in Honolulu for a decade, but after being widowed in my forties, I moved to the mainland with my daughters and eventually on to a second marriage. My husband Sheldon Good and I now have a wonderful family, a blended family, with 20 grandchildren (and I can’t forget our Wheaten Terrier, Orchid). We consider ourselves beyond lucky.

My life is a mixture of the bitter and the sweet, the joys and the sorrows – I’ve traveled the world making lasting friendships, survived cancer and lived through the horror of a family suicide. Through example I have shown my family how to make lemonade out of lemons and see the glass half full.

Honey Good is a collection of lessons learned, life advice and insights from not only myself, but from a fantastic group of contributing writers, each adding their own spice to the recipe.

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Honeygood.com is a place where women over 50 from all lifestyles connect and, as such, we are excited to have you join Honey Good – a site for modern & mature women to laugh and learn together. As I love to say, "Don't call me 'Gramma,' call me 'Honey!'"

Thank you!