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 interaction between the different personalities.  The news is on 24/7 at soon to be 95 year old GG’s (great grandmother’s) house, and all she wants to … [Continue reading]

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

The First Pregnancy and Baby Advice

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

4 February 2017, West Point Cadets tour the Permanent Exhibition.

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]

It Is Worth Taking the Time To Opt Out For Privacy on Google, Email Accounts, Amazon, and Internet Advertising From This Grandma Who Did It By Herself

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This Grandma watches the Today Show and Rossen Reports is a favorite segment.  With the European Union cracking down on Facebook, and strengthening on … [Continue reading]

Learning About Having #It All From Another Woman Who Has Had It All, But Not All At the Same Time

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Justice of the United States Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said she believes women can have it all, but perhaps not all at the same time. She … [Continue reading]

Fourth Trimester and Optimal Age for Human Baby and Puppy Cuteness Optimization Are the Same

Fourth Trimester

With two new baby grandsons, the difficulty of the new parent experience is relived.  This Grandma equates it to being a hamster on a treadmill that … [Continue reading]

Five Healthy Habits to Give Us Twelve to Fifteen Additional Years to Celebrate Milestones With Our Grandchildren and Only One Word To Remember

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Since the birth of our first grandchild, Grandpa and I periodically converse about how old we are going to be when he graduates from high school, from … [Continue reading]

New Baby Clothing Made With Magnet Closures Make Middle of the Night Changes A Breeze

Magnetic Gown

Onesie footies are always the key for newborn and baby dress, although this grandma does love the gowns.  Our daughter in law and son, with their … [Continue reading]

Grateful for the Fathers In Our Lives This Father’s Day 2018 Seventy Years After the Holocaust

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As I thought about this Father’s Day 2018, the year’s traumatic and potentially fatal health circumstances clearly highlighted thoughts of gratitude … [Continue reading]

Award Winning Outdoor Toys For 2018 Spring and Summer Fun

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Each year the Oppenheimer Toy Awards on Toy Portfolio give us guidance as to our toy purchases.  Each year, it seems, it is harder to pry our … [Continue reading]

Why Boomers’ Lives May Depend On Paying attention To Oral Health and Periodontal Disease

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Here is a short true-false quiz: (persistent is defined as two weeks or more) If you have persistent bad breath it may be a sign of cancer. If … [Continue reading]