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 grandchildren from their electronics to play outside.  It is more important than ever to find outdoor toys that will grab attention away from electronics.  … [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 you have periodontal disease, it may contribute to onset of cancer. You may teach your grandchildren that if they are taking a true-false test and … [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

Kesha_Sebert

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]

Two Best Baked Apple Recipes With No Added Sugar For Toddlers To Adults

baked-apple-pie

We know sugar is our enemy.  As a post menopausal woman, I was advised that my body could not process sugar but could process fat, and that I should … [Continue reading]

Put The Lion King on Your Radar Screen: The Large Screen, the Small Screen and On the Stage

Lion King

"The Lion King" live stage musical is the most successful production of any work in any media in entertainment, and it deserves to be.  It is having a … [Continue reading]

Why We Should We Stop Teaching Our Children and Grandchildren to Hug, Kiss, and Even Shake Hands Upon Greeting Others and What We Should Advocate Instead

Is the era of hugging over

Just this past week, Grandpa and I went to see a new doctor whose office was located inside a local hospital.  The doctor’s nurse who greeted us … [Continue reading]