Five Healthy Habits to Give Us Twelve to Fifteen Additional Years to Celebrate Milestones With Our Grandchildren and Only One Word To Remember

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Since the birth of our first grandchild, Grandpa and I periodically converse about how old we are going to be when he graduates from high school, from college and how old we are going to be when he marries.  We wonder if we were going to be alive to be present at these milestones.  He is now in high … [Continue reading]

New Baby Clothing Made With Magnet Closures Make Middle of the Night Changes A Breeze

Magnetic Gown

Onesie footies are always the key for newborn and baby dress, although this grandma does love the gowns.  Our daughter in law and son, with their first, discovered that the onesies with snap closures are a pain in the middle of the night, and anytime with a crying newborn.  They love the zipper … [Continue reading]

Grateful for the Fathers In Our Lives This Father’s Day 2018 Seventy Years After the Holocaust

Father's Day

As I thought about this Father’s Day 2018, the year’s traumatic and potentially fatal health circumstances clearly highlighted thoughts of gratitude … [Continue reading]

Award Winning Outdoor Toys For 2018 Spring and Summer Fun

Playmobil

Each year the Oppenheimer Toy Awards on Toy Portfolio give us guidance as to our toy purchases.  Each year, it seems, it is harder to pry our … [Continue reading]

Why Boomers’ Lives May Depend On Paying attention To Oral Health and Periodontal Disease

Gums

Here is a short true-false quiz: (persistent is defined as two weeks or more) If you have persistent bad breath it may be a sign of cancer. If … [Continue reading]

Senior Discounts Are No Joke and For the Best Senior Discounts You May Be “Carded” As You Were At Age Twenty One

NAT PARKS SENIOR LIFETIME

When all of our friends were turning 50, Grandpa and I gave two gifts.  The first was a three year membership to AARP (now $43) because it would shock … [Continue reading]

Best 2018 Mother’s Day Gifts for Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers

Heart Stepping Stone

Each year this Grandma has tried to think of new and different Mother’s Day gifts that we grandmas might actually want to receive.  Then I think back … [Continue reading]

How To Get The Yuck Out of the Ducks, Other Bath Toys and Items and The Bathtub Itself

Oh Yuk Jetted Tub System Cleaner

When this Grandma tries to get to the source of a series of articles, I find some really obscure on line journals.  The one for the source of learning … [Continue reading]

Six Ways To Celebrate 2018 Earth Day and Earth Month With Grandchildren

Luci Lights

On April 22 each year since 1970, we celebrate Earth Day, a day to appreciate and be aware of our environment and the Earth.  Earth Day has now … [Continue reading]

Be Aware and Beware of Little Known Adverse Consequences of DNA and Genetic Testing Before You Do Such and Before You Gift It to Loved Ones

DNA

“23 and Me” ads are all over the television.  So many people gifted this ancestry and their health genetic testing or other companies’ genetic testing … [Continue reading]

The Truths and Myths About Flu and Cold Survival You Need To Know When About on Earth and in the Air

Grandpa and I are trying. We are trying to change habits to be safer in this cold and flu season. We are trying NOT to shake hands even when others … [Continue reading]

Preserving Family History Leads To Much Less than Six Degrees of Separation with President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Future Connecting With the Significant Past

TCM Greatest Classic

"Six Degrees of Separation" a play and movie of our Boomer generation, written by American playwright John Guare, opened on Broadway in 1990, and was … [Continue reading]

Who Would Believe “Good Old Days” Would Be So Perfectly Described By a Thirty Four Year Old in Collaboration With a Thirty One Year Old

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Once our grandchildren began listening to pop music on the radio, and it was earlier than we realized, this Grandma convinced Grandpa that we too had … [Continue reading]

Unique Modern Art Gifts For Baby and Older Grandchildren

Unique Modern Art Gifts

We grandmas are always looking for unique gifts for our grandchildren and unique decor for their rooms. I have written about books on artists, and … [Continue reading]

Our Choice of Bread Defines Where We have Come From, Who We Are, and Sometimes Who We Aspire To Be

bread

Our eleven year old granddaughter, visiting for spring break, asked for a sandwich. Ever the doting grandmother, I had purchased three different kinds … [Continue reading]

Teenagers are Like Two Year Old and We Must Remind the Parents of Our Grandchildren to Treat Them As Such

Don't blame adolescent social behavior on hormones

Oftentimes, in my twenty years as a family court judge, I found divorcing parents fighting over time with their teenagers.  I was always confused.  … [Continue reading]

Poop Should Not Be A Toy and We Grandparents Should Say Phooey to Poop Toys

Flush Toy

The article, “Toy Fair is Flush with Poo-inspired Games and Trinkets,” in the Washington Post February 24, 2018, by Mark Lennihan, has this Grandma … [Continue reading]

Golden Retriever Buddies Movies Are Boomer Grandparents’ Best Home Movie Friends

Buddies

We are in an era where families are having movie nights and board game nights and that is fabulous bonding time.  I find that I am competing to take … [Continue reading]

Bugaboo Steps Aside for UPPAbaby

UPPAbaby

My favorite picture of myself as a baby has me sitting up in a huge fancy baby carriage. When I had my first child, now nearly 45 years ago, I looked … [Continue reading]

Happiness is Now Taught In College As the Younger Generation Seems to Need Be Taught What Happiness Is

Yale’s Most Popular Class Ever

The big news across media platforms that are viewed by us Boomers is Professor Laurie Santos’s “Psychology and the Good Life,” course at Yale that has … [Continue reading]