Four Simple Ways To Be More Positive and Grateful To Extend Longevity and Bring More Happiness to Your Life

This week, in Mah Jongg, someone laid out three tiles with two of them jokers. Jokers are a good thing in any game. Someone bemoaned that the person had two jokers, and this person had none. I, the perpetual Pollyanna, a person who is constantly optimistic, said no. This is an opportunity for all of … [Continue reading]

If A Boomer Cannot Immediately Bring to Mind A Date, Name, or Word Does Not Mean He or She Is Impaired, Challenged, Or Lacks Wisdom, Intelligence, Or Competence

This Grandma is getting angrier and angrier about ageism. According to the World Health Organization, “ageism refers to the stereotypes (how we think), prejudice (how we feel) and discrimination (how we act) towards others or oneself based on age.” I didn’t think about ageism until I was forced … [Continue reading]

In the Midst of Worldwide Jewish Tsuris (Troubles), This Jewish Grandmother Adheres to Extinguishing the Darkness By Focusing on Light and Moral Clarity

It is not without irony that 2024 has brought us Jews worldwide tsuris (the Yiddish word for troubles), and also upheaval for the rest of the world, … [Continue reading]

Mother-in-law and Mother Relationship Can be The Same and How to Thrive Being An In-Law Father, In-law Mother, and Importantly, In-law Grandparents

This post is dedicated to a dear friend who just entered into a new phase in her life, that of being a mother-in-law.  Yes, there is a difference … [Continue reading]

We Boomer Grandparents Should Consider Being Realistic About Pet Adoption and Include Our Fur Babies in Our Wills and/or Create a Pet Trust for Their Care Upon Our Disability or Death

Now that the new year 2024 is upon us, let us make a resolution to take care of our pets so they are cared for forever. When PopPop and I were … [Continue reading]

Entering the New Year 2024 with Great Trepidation, and Wishing It Was Not So

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Upon the coming of the new year, for several years, I felt the need to write about my mother’s mantra that was uplifting and … [Continue reading]

The Five Best Website Resources for Finding the Best Children’s Books For Our Grandchildren of All Ages

From a new baby registry to holiday presents to visit presents to school required reading at all ages, books connect us with our grandchildren and we … [Continue reading]

Buzzfeed Listed Indispensable and Inexpensive Products For Parents That Will Make Grandparents Lives Easier Too So Buy For Their Home Too

This Grandma has become a Buzzfeed fan.  I first saw the car seat opener, that is incredible and even easy for a mechanically challenged grandma like … [Continue reading]

Best Seven Chanukah and Christmas Holiday Gift Ideas For Grandparents and the Parents of Your Grandchildren That You Might Not Have Considered, Are Priceless, Interesting, Mostly Inexpensive, and Unusual

It is always hard to get grandparents holiday gifts.  All we grandparents want is time with grandchildren.  In that vein, here are ideas for … [Continue reading]

Christmas and Chanukah, Two of the Best Holiday Gift Resources for the Newest and Best Top Rated Toys and Games for Children of All Ages at All Price Points and The Easiest Way To Find Them All

This Grandma found the Oppenheimer Toy Awards years ago.  It should be the first place to look for award winning toys and games for 2023 for … [Continue reading]

Grandma Gets Ready Early for the Holidays 2023: Best Newborn and Baby Gifts for Chanukah or Christmas 2023

A new baby in the family is a joy. This Grandma gets ready for the holidays early for newborn and baby gifts, and Chanukah starts December 7 this … [Continue reading]

The Truth Is Most Painful

My Mother, a Holocaust survivor, experienced inhumanity to man that I would wish on no one.  She raised me with tikkun olam (meaning committed to … [Continue reading]

The Five Best Rules and Regulations For In-Law Parents and All Grandparents That Make Them The Indispensable Go-To Grandparents

Why does this Grandma use the terms “rules and Regulations” and for “in-law parents”? If you, the reader, are asking, then you are new to my … [Continue reading]

Invaluable Advice From Two Masters on Traveling Throughout Your Life

This Grandma is a child of Holocaust survivors. My mother was the only survivor of her village in Poland.* My father, a survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto … [Continue reading]

An American Holocaust Survivor’s Child’s Perspective on the October 7, 2023 Hamas Surprise Attack on Civilian Israelis

So much has been said since the October 7, 2023, surprise attack by the terrorist group, Hamas, on civilian Israelis.  As a child of Holocaust … [Continue reading]

Where Do You Fall In the Controversy Over Clear Plastic or Bullet Proof School Backpacks For Our Grandchildren or Neither At All

It is easy to want to put school shootings out of your mind.  Then school starts and the issue is again in front of you or put in front of you on … [Continue reading]

Easy Nutella Pops Made With Three Ingredients To Make With Grandchildren, Beginning with Toddlers

This Grandma always checks whether I have written a previous blog post on a topic before I write a new post on a topic. I am always on a hunt to … [Continue reading]

Dirt, Nuts, Bad Hygiene and Habits Such As Nail Biting and Thumb Sucking May Have A Benefit After All And Newest Technique to Try to Replace Those Behaviors

Whenever a parent of a grandchild is worried about something the grandchild is or is not doing, such as sleeping through the night, or toilet … [Continue reading]

Pay Attention To Signs Of Pancreatic Cancer, Known and Common Risk and Symptoms, Lesser Known Symptoms and Risk Factors, Know the Best Treatment Available Where There is Also Promising News

PopPop died five years and two months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  It is not pure luck.  It was hard work and ups and … [Continue reading]

To Have the Most Access to and the Best Relationship with Your Grandchildren, Always Go First to the Parent of Your Grandchildren Who is Your Child About Any Issue

I initially wrote this blog post a few years ago. One long (we never say old) dear friend has a new baby grandson who lives nearby with her son, his … [Continue reading]

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