How Long Can We Go: The Definition of Aging Other Than the Passage of Years And Our “Health Span


This Grandma is compulsive about much, and reading as many articles about studies on aging is one of those compulsions that seems to grow stronger as I near age seventy.  Sometimes, it is easy to see where the studies are going, and they tend to be good for us Boomers in most ways.  The New York … [Continue reading]

Grandmas Getting Grandchildren To Eat Vegetables and Healthy Means Hide Them, Flaunt Them, or Repeat Them


When it comes to getting grandchildren to eat vegetables, this Grandma reminds grandmas everywhere of our mantra: grandparenting is all joy and no responsibility.  Getting grandchildren to eat vegetables and healthy is not our problem, but we can make it our fun. There seems to be three … [Continue reading]

Winnie the Pooh is “Young Old” and New Again at Age 90 and It’sTime to Introduce him to Our Grandchildren in Our Complicated World


This Grandma has decided that we of the Boomer generation will remain “young old,” vibrant and active, at age 90.  Our parents’ generation, through GG … [Continue reading]

Picking A Perfect Pumpkin and What to Do and Eat Afterwards


This Grandma did not realize there was an art to selecting the best pumpkin.  If you are with me, then the internet is a treasure trove of … [Continue reading]

Halloween 2016: Continuing Rituals and Traditions and New Rages


One of this Grandma’s mantras is to create rituals and traditions with grandchildren because that is what they will remember from their childhoods, … [Continue reading]

That Intelligence Comes From the Mother’s Side Is New Science But We Grandparents Can Contribute With Encouragement, Stimulation and Nourishment in the Grandchildren’s Environment


Both of our son-in-laws have jokingly commented at different points in time that they selected the mothers of their children, our daughters, not in … [Continue reading]

Buy A Boy Doll for your Grandson. . . and Your Granddaughter and Mix It Up More


When our eldest grandson was a toddler, this Grandma immediately bought him a boy doll and a stroller, in blue of course. It was hard to find a boy … [Continue reading]

Is For Profit “Day Care” in Boomer Grandparents’ Future And For Whose Benefit


This Grandma thinks about today and being “young old.”  As GG (great-grandmother) at almost age 93 lives alone and is self sufficient, this is what … [Continue reading]

Why Real Books Are Best For Us and Our Grandchildren and How to Select Books With Our Grandchildren


We grandmas know that it is important to read to children, and it is an activity that both of us can enjoy together.  Our grandchildren are of the … [Continue reading]

“Young Old,” Wiser, Happier and More From Which Those Not As Fortunate in Years Can Learn


I never in a million years could imagine it could be. In younger years, I could not imagine reaching age 70. In younger years,  I thought age 70 … [Continue reading]

Nutella and Bananas or Apples Combine to Make A Tasty and Healthy After School Snack or Maybe Even a Breakfast Food


The first time this Grandma heard of Nutella, a chocolate hazelnut spread similar in texture to a peanut butter spread, was in 1988.  Our eldest … [Continue reading]

How to Teach Grandchildren Our “Name Game” Rhyming Song Game From Baby to Teenager


One of the first songs this Grandma began singing to grandchildren, as soon as they connected faces with names and could call each person or thing by … [Continue reading]

When A Boomer Grandparent Becomes An Orphan


With tears in my own eyes, this Grandma just heard of the death, minutes ago, of a long (we never say old) dear friend’s mother.  She was the second … [Continue reading]

The Texting Generation Versus the Telephone Generation, Both of Whom Are the Parents of Our Grandchildren, And Who Knows What the Future Communication Will Be

The Texting Generation Versus the Telephone Generation

This Boomer Grandma has been contemplating lately, having lived almost 70 years,  how technology and communication have changed and changes so rapidly … [Continue reading]

Teeth and Dental Health Is In the News and the Best Good News is Less Dentist Drilling Is In All of Our Futures, Especially Grandchildren

tooth brush

One of this Grandma’s favorite gifts to buy the grandchildren is a new battery operated toothbrush.  We adults know that we should replace a … [Continue reading]

Old is New Again with Baby Names and Go Beyond the Past of Loving Grandparents to Gender Neutrality

baby names

A long (we never say old) dear grandfather friend recently told me that his newest grandson was born and named for a grandfather of the parent.  The … [Continue reading]

Candied Strawberries Made With Sugar or Stevia For a Healthy Treat


Summer is strawberry season.  However, this summer a grandson complained to me that the strawberries were not sweet.  Oprah must have agreed, as in … [Continue reading]

Dirt, Nuts, Bad Hygiene and Habits Such As Nail Biting and Thumb Sucking May Have A Benefit After All


Whenever a parent of a grandchild is worried about something the grandchild is or is not doing, such as sleeping through the night, or toilet … [Continue reading]

Best of Boston With Grandchildren or As a Multigenerational Vacation in 2016 and 2017

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

In 2012, this Grandma wrote a post about the Best of Boston with grandchildren. That was when we took our oldest grandson to Boston for the first … [Continue reading]

Table Tennis at the Rio Olympics Gets Our Grandchildren and Us Moving and Away From Electronics for Holiday Gifts 2016

table tennis

This Grandma is not athletic, but when Grandpa and I bought our children an outdoor ping pong table for our screened porch when they reached early … [Continue reading]