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


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 grandchildren to movies that are appropriate for them, and there are few that I thoroughly enjoy as well.  It was my grandchildren who introduced me to … [Continue reading]

Bugaboo Steps Aside for 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 for a fancy baby carriage. They were not in vogue. Strollers were in. When my first grandchild was born nearly fifteen years ago, I looked for a fancy … [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


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]

Inter-generational Friendships and Paying It Forward In the Decades of Life

Friends Can Boost Health, Well-Being Among Older Adults

Hearing my oldest daughter appreciate advice she received from someone who is a decade older who has already been through what my daughter is now … [Continue reading]

We Grandparents Are Role Models For Civics and Civility And Good Manners To Our Grandchildren And More

Treating People Well

I grimace and shake my head every time I am stopped at a crosswalk and a person with earbuds staring at his or her phone walks into the street without … [Continue reading]

Pizza For Breakfast Is Finally Getting the Respect It Deserves and This Grandma’s Case For a Breakfast Feast Grandchildren Would Want For Breakfast, Part II

Studio light. Rustic wood background

If you follow this blog, you will already know that this Grandma is obsessed with the concept of “Pizza for Breakfast” as a special grandma treat when … [Continue reading]

Surprise at the Continuing Misunderstanding Regarding Joint Custody and What Grandparents Should Know About How To Handle Disputes Between the Parents of Our Grandchildren

Grandparents should only take one side in disputes between the parents of our grandchildren–the side of the grandchildren.  Parental disputes mean … [Continue reading]

What We Should Know About Science Daily, Tell the Parents of Our Grandchildren about It, and What Is Reported About when To Introduce Foods to Babies

Moms Serve Up Solid Food Too Early in Life

My brother forwarded me an article about a report on when to introduce foods to babies in an online publication called “Science Daily.”  In addition … [Continue reading]

The Six Best Reasons For Boomer Grandparents to Buy an iPhone X


This is the first time in this Grandma‘s life that I am finally considered the most cool by my grandchildren. Why? Because PopPop (grandpa) and I got … [Continue reading]

What Purple, The 2018 Color of the Year, Has To Do With The Washington Post and The New York Times Rivalry And A Subliminal Political Message for The Coming Year


The Color Purple has a history in our family before the 1985 outstanding movie with Whoopi Goldberg.  In 1982, our youngest daughter was three.  She … [Continue reading]

The Cause Of and the Cure For “The New Grandma Backache”


Even if you’re not yet a grandma or you’re a grandma of many grandchildren, here is what you need to know about “The New Grandma Backache.” This is … [Continue reading]

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, … [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, … [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


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


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]