Nutella Fluff or Blender Chocolate Mousse: Pick Your Easy Version to Make For Grandchildren and Just Call It Nutella Pudding

Our four year old grandson, while visiting this weekend, made a restaurant out of Legos.  I asked him what he was going to serve in his restaurant and he answered, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, lemonade, and Nutella for dessert.  I asked him when he tasted Nutella, and he said in was … [Continue reading]

To Text, Message, Contact, “Like,” Just Because You Are Thinking of Someone Improves the Quality of Your Life, Especially for Boomers

COVID has necessarily caused us to be distant. Even now when I bump into someone in public who I have not seen in a while who I normally would have greeted warmly, I instinctively put my hand up if they reach to come closer. I don’t even “air kiss” those I might have before COVID. As a judge, my … [Continue reading]

Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and Laguna Beach, California, With Teenage Grandchildren 2022

Covid and Covid protocols caused us to cancel our second oldest grandson’s Bar Mitzvah trip to Israel three years in a row.  He and we gave … [Continue reading]

What Day(s) of the Week and What Time(s) Can I Leave My House To Most Likely Avoid A Mass Shooting in 2022

What is safety in 2022? Safety enough to go to the local supermarket….or a local July 4th parade in a suburb with not a single murder from 2000 to … [Continue reading]

The Best Advice to Give Our Sons and Grandsons After the Roe v. Wade Decision is to Wear A Condom Or They May Be Giving A Large Percentage of Their Net Income for Eighteen Years To A Woman Whose Last Name They May Not Even Know

The above advice was how I started a speech to a professional legal group, mostly men, when I was a sitting Florida family court judge several years … [Continue reading]

Grandchildren Will Love Easy To Make July Fourth Red, White and Blue Dessert Kebabs

When Fourth of July rolls around, it is great to come up with red, white, and blue desserts to make with grandchildren.  As with all the recipes, … [Continue reading]

Update On Best Hotel, Food, and Other Local Secrets From a Local As To Why You Should Visit Fort Lauderdale in July and Why Our New Residents From Up North Should Consider a Staycation

Standing on the beach watching the fireworks on July 4th, needing a light jacket, made me realize that visiting Fort Lauderdale in July is a secret … [Continue reading]

Father’s Day 2022 Curated List of Best Gift Ideas of Everything and Anything At any Price For Every Kind of Father and Grandfather

This Grandma collects articles for research for blogs.  When collecting for Father’s Day, I found I had collected forty-one articles from every … [Continue reading]

Four Important Tips Regarding What to Do in An Active Shooter Event and What We Grandparents and Our Grandchildren’s Parents Can Begin To Do To Be Proactively Preventive Regarding School Shootings

The Uvalde school massacre has done this Grandma in.  I want to address two important tips we parents and grandparents need to know now regarding … [Continue reading]

Best Gifts for Graduations From Preschool to Graduate School 2022

PopPop and I have a four year grandchild who has a “moving up” ceremony this week, moving up from the three’s to pre kindergarten.  He is very excited … [Continue reading]

Five Best Tips To Maximize and Personalize Your Group Tour or Travel to Anywhere in the World After COVID

BC (Before Covid) travel was a priority in our lives, and now, renewing our passion and reviewing previous travel posts to refresh my recollection for … [Continue reading]

Zoom Face is A Real Thing And Affects More Than We Realize, Which May Include When To Have the COVID Vaccine or Boosters

Going on our third year into pandemic life, we’re all still adjusting mentally and physically to this abnormal state. Many of us feel the thrill and … [Continue reading]

Our Teenage Granddaughter’s Award Winning Poem Brought Back the Reality that Being a Teenager is Hard Anytime, Harder During A Global Pandemic, and We Grandparents Can Make It Easier Now and in the Future

During the COVID-19 coronavirus lock down period in March and April, 2020, I interviewed our older grandchildren, two aged 13 and one aged 16. We … [Continue reading]

The Best New Source For Artistic, Colorful, Modern Customized and Personalized Gifts for Every Occasion and Purpose is Kicks By Sammy

This Grandma immediately goes to one of three sources for personalized gifts, especially new baby gifts, Chad and Jake, Pottery Barn Kids, or … [Continue reading]

Best Mother’s Day 2022 Gifts Are To Create Memories and More

2022 is a year where memories are especially important.  Covid has made us realize that time and time together is precious.  We want the … [Continue reading]

Divorce Should Always Be A Last Resort, Even For “Gray” Divorces, Part II

In The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Monday, February 7, 2022, Amy Dickinson’s column concerned a thirty seven year marriage and a wife in her sixties … [Continue reading]

Divorce Should Always Be A Last Resort, Even For “Gray” Divorces, Part I

In The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Monday, February 7, 2022, Amy Dickinson’s column concerned a thirty seven year marriage, and a wife in her sixties … [Continue reading]

Comfort Food During the 2022 Winter of Chaos With Grilled Cheese and Homemade Tomato Soup

With all the chaos and uncertainty around us this winter, as well as record breaking temperatures nationwide and ridiculous amounts of snow, we are … [Continue reading]

What Message Are You Giving Your Children and Grandchildren About Living Life

Life and Death And Survival Among Jews these words resonate, as through history Jews and Jewish families have had to face the threat of losing … [Continue reading]

The Three Craft Toys That Grandparents Should Beware of Allowing Grandchildren To Play With At Their Homes

This Grandma has given many cooking and baking tips for grandparents doing so with grandchildren, including cleaning tips, covering counters and … [Continue reading]