From A Child of Holocaust Survivors Who Never Knew Grandparents: In 2020, We May Have to Picture Our World Without Grandparents

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Until this date, March 24, 2020, the coronavirus outbreak, dangerous to us Boomers, has meant PopPop and I had to self quarantine, and we have already done so for over three weeks.  We still have FaceTime and innovative ways to “visit” with our grandchildren.  Dear grandparent friends whose … [Continue reading]

Dear Grandchildren, The Year 2020 is Cancelled

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This Grandma just got off the telephone with our oldest grandson, age 16, a junior in high school.  It is March 16, 2020 at the end of the workday. He is on spring break. As I had done, he also just listened to the President institute greater restrictions on travel and a maximum gatherings of ten … [Continue reading]

Seven Positives From Coronavirus Virus Outbreak For Boomers and Those The CDC Has Told to Stay Home

Since the Coronovirus has reached our shores, it is we Boomers who have most negatives in relation to the outbreak.  We are over the age of 60.  I … [Continue reading]

IMPORTANT FLU AND CORONAVIRUS PREPARATION AND INFORMATION TO PASS ALONG: Boomers at Great Risk

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Hopefully, one day we Boomers will look at this time of lack of information, lack of testing available, and lack of consistent knowledge and breathe a … [Continue reading]

The Wuhan Coronavirus has Arrived in the United States: LINKS FOR UPDATES With What We Grandparents and Our Grandchildren Can Expect or Do About It and What Does Climate Change Have To Do With Super Viruses

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Being Boomers, we grandparents have many generations to worry about with the flu and viruses.  PopPop’s mother is 96 years old.  Our siblings are … [Continue reading]

Blue Colors Are So Different To Learn and Paint with Grandchildren and A Special Blue is Pantone’s Color of the Year 2020

Every year this Grandma loves learning about the Pantone choice of “Color of the Year.”  This year, Pantone’s newly created blue, called “Classic … [Continue reading]

Valentine’s Day 2020With GG’s (Great Grandmother) Cookie Recipe or David’s Cookies

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This Grandma realized several years ago that greeting cards  and stamps for mailing are getting so expensive that it is not much more to send … [Continue reading]

Introducing Salad to Grandchildren Putting Fruits and Vegetables On A Pedestal First and Other Art Installation Projects

Honoring fruits and vegetables by putting them on a pedestal never occurred to this Grandmother.  It took an artist exhibiting at the Whitney Museum … [Continue reading]

February 5, 2020 is World Nutella Day with Secrets and Nutella Recipes Galore to Share With Grandchildren

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This Grandma is always surprised at some national day selections and was surprised that there was a National Nutella Day.  I was wrong.  The … [Continue reading]

The Terrible Twos From This Grandma’s perspective and SEVEN TIPS THAT WORK for the Sanity of Grandma and the Safety of Our Precious “TWOISH” Grandchildren

I nearly drowned the last visit with our youngest grandchild, nearly overwhelmed as our precious youngest grandson, 21 months old, began to exhibit … [Continue reading]

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Bowls Made Hard . . . Or the Easy Way . . . With Grandchildren of All Ages

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Our grandchildren love raw cookie dough.  It was so difficult when we first had the raw egg scare and then the uncooked flour scare.  See previous … [Continue reading]

Becoming the Matriarch of a Holocaust Survivor Family in 2020, Seventy Five Years after the Holocaust

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It is not without irony that 2020 is ushered in with the death of the last living Holocaust survivor from our family. My Mother, GG (Great … [Continue reading]

When As A Grandparent, You Are Asked If You Love The First Grandchild the Best

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When the first grandchild is born, it is a life passage event for the parents, but it is also a life passage event for the grandparents.  The entire … [Continue reading]

The Three Best Tips on How to Introduce Our Grandchildren to Sesame Streets’ Breakthroughs, As Relevant Today As They Were Fifty Years Ago

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Sesame Street is 50 years old!  For us Boomer grandparents, that means that our children were the first to experience Sesame Street.  The concept was … [Continue reading]

New York Magazine’s Top Rated Family Board Games on Amazon Make Winners For This Holiday Season and Beyond

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When the holidays are coming, this Grandma is looking for alternatives to electronics for the grandchildren that they will be interested in enough to … [Continue reading]

How To Select the Best Award Winning Toys For All Ages For Holidays 2019

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Even our toddler grandchildren crave electronics.  Our youngest grandson, only nineteen months old, can manipulate the I Phone during Face Time and … [Continue reading]

Missing Thanksgiving Magic – Cookie Bars — and Significant Family Presence

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This Thanksgiving our youngest daughter, our son-in-law, and their three of our precious grandchildren did not make it to Florida. Our grandson, their … [Continue reading]

Matching Books and Organic Sleepwear For Sizes Two to Ten Make the Best Holiday Gift for 2019

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There are certain websites that I have signed up with, usually because they relate to something dealing with grandchildren.  Hatley is one of them.  … [Continue reading]

If You Have A Toddler Grandchild, Baby Shark Has Already Invaded Your Brain, and Will Add To Your Holiday Shopping List

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On our last visit to our youngest grandchild, a toddler, his eight year old brother was humming a tune we grandparents were not familiar with.  We … [Continue reading]

Fake Food Now Extends to Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese When the Real Thing is Grandchildren’s Favorite

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Grandpa and I just returned from Sicily and Malta, where farm to table is the norm.  The food was natural and fresh with no preservatives, not like … [Continue reading]