Best Five Tips for Experiencing Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland

Edinburgh Walking Tours

In this past first year of retirement, Grandpa and I traveled several continents and finished those Wonders of the World Lists that are safe to visit, and some not so safe.  We left out only two, which are too dangerous for even us. Having completed our “travel bucket list,” we started on … [Continue reading]

If I Knew I Were Dying, What Would I Want To Talk About Now

Last year, I wrote a blog post titled, “If I Knew I Were Dying, What Would I Want To Talk About Now.”  I had then recently watched, The PBS NewsHour, which presented Hospice Chaplain Carrie Egan, in an “In My Humble Opinion” segment called “Don’t Wait Till Your Dying Words to Say What’s Most … [Continue reading]

Best Easy Make Ahead Baked French Toast For Holiday Brunches And Five More Special French Toast Recipes For Grandchildren Visits

Short Order Dad

One of the most requested breakfasts from our grandchildren is for this Grandma to make french toast, especially on a school day, where Grandma has … [Continue reading]

2018 New Year’s Resolutions Focusing on Feelings That Span A Lifetime Will Bring Us Joy

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For New Years 2017, this Grandma wrote “2017 New Year’s Resolutions Focusing on Feelings That Span A Lifetime Will Bring Us Joy.”  When I sat down to … [Continue reading]

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

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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]

Have Fidget Spinners Quickly Gone the Way of Hula Hoops and Pet Rocks And Should They?

Fidget Spinner

If you have a grandchild old enough to say the word, he or she has a fidget spinner in their hand.  My son-in-law credits me with being the first to … [Continue reading]

Most Popular Baby Names For 2017 Include Surprises

Each year, this Grandma loves learning the most popular baby names.  It is that time again for 2017. This year, I have a greater interest in the … [Continue reading]

Holiday Gifts for Grandparents Should Include All Kinds of Balls Which Will Contribute to Our Health, Wellness, and Youthfulness

TheraBand Mini Ball

In 2014, this Grandma wrote a blog post about “Two New Easy Ways for Boomers To Measure Our Youth for Our Age and Good Health and How to Maintain … [Continue reading]

Finally An Excellent Holiday Movie That Appeals To All Generations

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Our grandchildren, ages 7, 10 and 11 went to see the movie, Wonder, during the Thanksgiving holiday.  Our oldest grandson, age 14, had read the book … [Continue reading]

Six Tips To Remember for The Best Bargains For “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” 2018 and For Shopping All Year Long

This Grandma has the life experience of remembering when “brick and mortar” stores controlled and is living through the change to electronic shopping … [Continue reading]

What Should Be In Our Grandchildren’s Future After the Sexual Harassment “Empowerment Revolution” and What Can We Grandparents Do To Help

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As Megyn Kelly stated November 29, 2017 on her NBC morning show immediately after Matt Lauer was fired without notice due to charges of sexual … [Continue reading]

Safely Making Homemade Cookie Dough and Adding It to Safe Homemade Ice Cream

Homemade Cookie Dough

Making homemade slime was the activity of choice among grandchildren recently.  It was messy and disgusting, but that goes in grandma’s house.  Take a … [Continue reading]

How to Make Shopping in the Mall with Grandchildren of All Ages and Sexes a Pleasurable Experience

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When our daughters were small, they hated going shopping with me.  It was a chore for them to accompany me, even if it was for clothing for them.  … [Continue reading]

Are Toys and Board Games Dead and Should We Grandparents Keep Them Alive This Holiday Season

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Each year it seems that toys and games make up less and less of grandchildren’s birthday and holiday lists and electronics and apps make up more and … [Continue reading]

Using Williams Sonoma Products to Cook With Grandchildren For Thanksgiving and Discovering Some Gluten Free Gems Too

Pecan Pie

Thanksgiving is the time for old favorite recipes, this Grandma has found.  Everyone seems to crave the annual favorites.  However, sometimes it is … [Continue reading]

How to Celebrate the Month of November’s National Sandwich Day With Grandchildren

National Sandwhich Day

November 3 each year is National Sandwich Day.  There seems to be a day for everything celebrated in our country, and we can use each special day in a … [Continue reading]

The Joys of Walking With Grandchildren Of Every Age and Activities and Memories of Sharing Along the Way

We grandparents know that walking is good for our health. See WebMD. Walking is also wonderful as an activity with the youngest of grandchildren to … [Continue reading]

Top Four Tips For Grandparents To Conquer Sibling Rivalry

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A dear grandma friend complained that her two grandsons, ages nine and seven, constantly fight. Their parents separate them by sending them to their … [Continue reading]

Interesting and Important Smelly Facts Regarding the Differences Between Men and Women

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This Grandma remembers a story about a fire and a dear friend who was pregnant.  She was sitting on the front porch with her husband and Grandpa and … [Continue reading]

Making the Most of Halloween 2017 and Best Tips of Halloweens Past

As I receive the pictures of our grandchildren’s 2017 Halloween costumes, I smile.  I remember each year.  I am waiting for Godiva’s 2017 sale and … [Continue reading]