If There is a Question of It Being Safe to Be Jewish In New York, then What Does That Mean for Being Jewish in South Florida and in America. Opinion from a Child of Holocaust Survivors

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Since the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, there has been public discussion as to whether the shooting was really against being religious.  It seems to this Jewish woman that those who even brought up the discussion, after the shooter was so clear and direct, could never be the child of Holocaust … [Continue reading]

We American Jews Must Now Not Only Be Vigilant As We Have Joined the Vulnerable Ranks of Our Worldwide Brethren Past and Present. We, and American Non Jews, Must Also Fight For Federal Laws That Make Anti-Semitic Talk And Action Illegal

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It has been happening to Jews for many thousands of years. It has touched our family and we Jews, collectively and of my family, can never forget. To forget is to be vulnerable to anti-Semitic violence and we Jews have learned from history that we must always be vigilant. All of our grandchildren … [Continue reading]

The Lessons This Grandma learned from Watching Parents Walk With and Engage Their Babies, Toddlers, and Children On the Streets of New York City and the Studies to Show How Wonderful That Is

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Spending a month in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, I was surprised to see so many strollers and so few tourists. This is clearly New York family … [Continue reading]

Quality and Reasonably Priced Plastic American Made Toys Are A Hit To Buy And Put Away For Special Gifts and Holiday Presents

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A long (we never say old) dear friend called for advice about toys for her grandson and the third child in a family.  It is always a challenge to … [Continue reading]

We Boomers are Asking The Wrong Generation If They Want Our Possessions As We Downsize

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We Boomers are downsizing, or so I hear in the news and media.  Moreover, articles and advice columns about how our adult children do not want our … [Continue reading]

Who Knew Children Do Vomit More Than Adults and the Top Four Tips To Know About Children and Grandchildren Vomiting, Their Vomit and Our Own

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When this Grandma was an elementary school teacher, I always made a deal with the teacher next door.  I could not stand vomit or blood, so I asked if … [Continue reading]

Top Ten Baby Names For 2018 From Parents Magazine and the Power of Some Old People Names

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This Grandma loves all of the top ten lists for baby names each year and Parents Magazine recently released theirs.  I love reading the new trends for … [Continue reading]

Silver Sneakers and Boomers’ Best Medicare Free Fitness Benefit or Not

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If you have not heard of Silver Sneakers, join the club.  You will want to join the Silver Sneakers club, as I did, when I heard about it.   I was … [Continue reading]

In This Reality Show World, Boomer Grandparents Have One Reprieve

American Idols Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips performs with Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Skylar Laine for American Idols Live! Tour 2012 at Seattle Center's KeyArena. (Photo by David Conger / davidconger.com)

The parents of our younger grandchildren watch “Big Brother.”  We know.  It seems to always be on when we visit. They tell us they like seeing the … [Continue reading]

The First Pregnancy and Baby Advice and Information Has Changed Beyond Recognition With Our Grandchildren’s Generation

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When this Grandma’s children, now in their forties, were babies, cereal was the first food to introduce to the baby, and after a few weeks or a month … [Continue reading]

This Grandma Has Just Upped the Acceptable Marriage Age For Her Grandchildren

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“Life is making choices and living with the consequences of the choices we make.” In Boomers’ parents’ age, that saying meant once you married, you … [Continue reading]

We Grandparents Should Be Thankful for the Grandchildren We Have Looking at Three Important Articles and A New Book as to Why Everyone Is Having Less Children And How We Can Grandparents Can Change This Course In Our Own Families

The recent news has bombarded this Grandma about how everyone in America is having less children.  I must be thankful and grateful that I have reached … [Continue reading]

As A Child of Holocaust Survivors, I Am Worried That History Is Repeating Itself

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As a child of Holocaust survivors, I feel that my unique background and upbringing has been a blessing and a curse, probably like most of us who have … [Continue reading]

Experiencing New York City For a Month: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Step by Step Navigation of the Best of the MET and Heavenly Bodies, the Anna Wintour Exhibit

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My dear (we never say old) friend told me to join the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) for my New York month long experience.  She said that the cost … [Continue reading]

Experiencing New York City For a Month: The Bristol Plaza is The Perfect Luxury Home Away From Home in the Perfect Location

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I have always had a desire to explore living in New York City.  For at least half a century and it is hard to believe that this Grandma can utter that … [Continue reading]

Before You or Your Loved Ones Travel Outside the United States this Summer Or Anytime Take These Four STEPs First

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Grandpa, our oldest grandson, and I were walking with our guide, Bertrand, down a main Paris thoroughfare toward the Rodin Museum when all three of … [Continue reading]

July Is Ice Cream Month and What is New to Celebrate With Grandchildren Of All Ages

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If you had to choose a month of the year to be Ice Cream Month, July would be it.  National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in July. … [Continue reading]

Giving You Easy Ways to Use Certain Classical Music Which Listened to in the Background For Twenty Minutes A Day Focuses and Strengthens the Brain Of All Ages from Birth to Death

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We Grandmas want to make things easy for our families and loved ones.  When I read that research suggests that the soundtrack to your child’s learning … [Continue reading]

Fourth of July is Over, So Why Should We Care For July 4th 2019 What Was Wrought in 2018?

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This Grandma, a naturalized citizen, is very patriotic.  Yes, the red, white and blue of July 4th are very important.  Only PopPop and I shared … [Continue reading]