Top Five Tips for Planning The Perfect Travel Experiences for the First Three Years Of Retirement

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This Grandma and Grandpa have a bucket list of seeing all of the wonders of the world.  Just when we thought we had completed seeing all of the wonders that still exist on various lists, a new list emerged.  That is wonderful, as it gives us more wonders to look forward to. It occurred to Grandpa … [Continue reading]

Archives Must Reads For New Grandmas. Part II What To Buy, From Equipment to Toys and Gifts

As this Grandma said in Part I, a dear long friend, who is becoming a grandma for the first time, asked me to give her my must reads for new grandmas from my archives. I wanted to give an idea of the varied content, from tips to gifts, to do's and do not's. There is a search feature.  I put in … [Continue reading]

Archives Must Reads For New Grandmas: Part I Grandma Lessons and Tips

A dear long friend, who is becoming a grandma for the first time, asked me to give her my must reads for new grandmas from my archives. I wanted to … [Continue reading]

The Best New Baby Gear Recommendations From Parents Who Just Had Their Third Baby in less Than Five Years

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Sometimes the best advice grandma can give on research as to what gear is needed  for a new baby is to recommend that the parents-to-be call parents … [Continue reading]

Why We Boomers Should Respect and Acknowledge the Long Term Marriages Among Us

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Being fortunate to be able to celebrate the anniversary of long years of our marriage, this Grandma appreciates what it took Grandpa and me to get … [Continue reading]

This Grandma’s Case For a Breakfast Feast Grandchildren Would Want For Breakfast, Part I

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In order to understand this Grandma’s recommendation that grandchildren should be fed a breakfast feast grandchildren would want for breakfast, I must … [Continue reading]

Enjoying the Summer Sleep Away Camp Effect While It Lasts

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Grandpa and I try to visit our grandchildren before they leave for summer sleep away camp each year.   Three are now old enough* to give their parents … [Continue reading]

An “Out of This World” Must Do Experience is The &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia, Africa

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This Grandma read that within the first three years of retirement, Boomers travel all the time.  We all think we are unique, but we discover all of us … [Continue reading]

This Grandma Says Always Go To The Parent of Your Grandchildren Who Is Your Child First About Any Issue To Have the Most Access To and The Best Relationship With Your Grandchildren

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This Grandma has several mantras, which you can see by reviewing the archives of this blog.     Grandparenting should be all joy and no … [Continue reading]

Why Boomer Grandparents Should Pay Attention to How Grandchildren Adapt to Change

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School is starting again and summer routines turn into school routines for our grandchildren.  Just like us for us adults, change is difficult for … [Continue reading]

The Big Five in The Perfection of An Intimate Luxurious Safari Experience At Ivory Lodge, Lion Sands Reserve and Lodges, Sabi Sands Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Our Boomer grandparent bucket list of seeing wonders of the world included Victoria Falls in Africa, so Grandpa and I headed off to experience all of … [Continue reading]

The Need to Coordinate Your Health Care and Of Those You Love And How

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Whatever age, we have to consider how to coordinate our own health care.  Boomers are the sandwich generation and have to worry about not only … [Continue reading]

The Perfect 36 Hour Stopover Experience in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

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We Boomers are way ahead of the Millennials.  We have known experiences trump possessions, as Millenials seem to have just discovered.  Experiences … [Continue reading]

Things We Learned In Kindergarten and How to Cope and Have Our Children and Grandchildren Cope With Current Events From Michael Balaban, President & CEO Jewish Federation of Broward County

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This email was sent to many of us in South Florida Friday, August 18, 2017, from Michael Balaban, President & CEO Jewish Federation of Broward … [Continue reading]

More Germs Than We Want to Know About Surround Us

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If you subscribe to this blog, and you can on the home page where it says to “subscribe” to receive two posts per week by email, you would think this … [Continue reading]

Why Our Grandchildren Should Learn Mandarin Chinese Sooner Rather Than Later

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Our cousins in San Francisco have always had a nanny who speaks Mandarin Chinese.  Once their eldest was ready for preschool, they enrolled him in a … [Continue reading]

The Five Love Languages Apply to Grandchildren Too

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At a professional luncheon, a few years ago,  a new mother, a forty something marital and family lawyer, asked me if I had read the book by Dr. Gary … [Continue reading]

What is a Whiplash Grandma and Five Top Tips On How To Give All Your Cluster Grandchildren Individual Attention

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Our dear cousin is a whiplash grandma.  She laughed when I named her that.  She has had five grandchildren born in five years.  When her children … [Continue reading]

Why We Should Happily Feed Our Grandchildren Healthy Watermelon and Enjoy It Ourselves

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I love watermelon.  It is the best summer treat.  I always thought it was full of calories and little else, lacking any nutrition.  As a grandma, I … [Continue reading]

Our Enchanted 2017 Multigenerational Vacation in Sedona, Arizona at the Enchantment Resort and the Grand Canyon: Part III The Best Itinerary for Sedona, the Enchantment Resort, and the Grand Canyon

Once the entire multigenerational family agreed on location and travel arrangements, this Grandma went to work on the best itinerary for the vacation … [Continue reading]