How To Get The Yuck Out of the Ducks, Other Bath Toys and Items and The Bathtub Itself

Oh Yuk Jetted Tub System Cleaner

When this Grandma tries to get to the source of a series of articles, I find some really obscure on line journals.  The one for the source of learning that rubber ducks and other such bath toys and bath items that retain bath water grow very bad bacteria and fungus, a Swiss Federal Institute of … [Continue reading]

Six Ways To Celebrate 2018 Earth Day and Earth Month With Grandchildren

Luci Lights

On April 22 each year since 1970, we celebrate Earth Day, a day to appreciate and be aware of our environment and the Earth.  Earth Day has now expanded to include the entire month of April as Earth Month. In honor of Earth Day in 2016, as set forth on Wikipedia, “the landmark Paris Agreement was … [Continue reading]

Be Aware and Beware of Little Known Adverse Consequences of DNA and Genetic Testing Before You Do Such and Before You Gift It to Loved Ones

DNA

“23 and Me” ads are all over the television.  So many people gifted this ancestry and their health genetic testing or other companies’ genetic testing … [Continue reading]

The Truths and Myths About Flu and Cold Survival You Need To Know When About on Earth and in the Air

Grandpa and I are trying. We are trying to change habits to be safer in this cold and flu season. We are trying NOT to shake hands even when others … [Continue reading]

Preserving Family History Leads To Much Less than Six Degrees of Separation with President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Future Connecting With the Significant Past

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"Six Degrees of Separation" a play and movie of our Boomer generation, written by American playwright John Guare, opened on Broadway in 1990, and was … [Continue reading]

Who Would Believe “Good Old Days” Would Be So Perfectly Described By a Thirty Four Year Old in Collaboration With a Thirty One Year Old

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Once our grandchildren began listening to pop music on the radio, and it was earlier than we realized, this Grandma convinced Grandpa that we too had … [Continue reading]

Unique Modern Art Gifts For Baby and Older Grandchildren

Unique Modern Art Gifts

We grandmas are always looking for unique gifts for our grandchildren and unique decor for their rooms. I have written about books on artists, and … [Continue reading]

Our Choice of Bread Defines Where We have Come From, Who We Are, and Sometimes Who We Aspire To Be

bread

Our eleven year old granddaughter, visiting for spring break, asked for a sandwich. Ever the doting grandmother, I had purchased three different kinds … [Continue reading]

Teenagers are Like Two Year Old and We Must Remind the Parents of Our Grandchildren to Treat Them As Such

Don't blame adolescent social behavior on hormones

Oftentimes, in my twenty years as a family court judge, I found divorcing parents fighting over time with their teenagers.  I was always confused.  … [Continue reading]

Poop Should Not Be A Toy and We Grandparents Should Say Phooey to Poop Toys

Flush Toy

The article, “Toy Fair is Flush with Poo-inspired Games and Trinkets,” in the Washington Post February 24, 2018, by Mark Lennihan, has this Grandma … [Continue reading]

Golden Retriever Buddies Movies Are Boomer Grandparents’ Best Home Movie Friends

Buddies

We are in an era where families are having movie nights and board game nights and that is fabulous bonding time.  I find that I am competing to take … [Continue reading]

Bugaboo Steps Aside for UPPAbaby

UPPAbaby

My favorite picture of myself as a baby has me sitting up in a huge fancy baby carriage. When I had my first child, now nearly 45 years ago, I looked … [Continue reading]

Happiness is Now Taught In College As the Younger Generation Seems to Need Be Taught What Happiness Is

Yale’s Most Popular Class Ever

The big news across media platforms that are viewed by us Boomers is Professor Laurie Santos’s “Psychology and the Good Life,” course at Yale that has … [Continue reading]

Two Best Baked Apple Recipes With No Added Sugar For Toddlers To Adults

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We know sugar is our enemy.  As a post menopausal woman, I was advised that my body could not process sugar but could process fat, and that I should … [Continue reading]

Put The Lion King on Your Radar Screen: The Large Screen, the Small Screen and On the Stage

Lion King

"The Lion King" live stage musical is the most successful production of any work in any media in entertainment, and it deserves to be.  It is having a … [Continue reading]

Why We Should We Stop Teaching Our Children and Grandchildren to Hug, Kiss, and Even Shake Hands Upon Greeting Others and What We Should Advocate Instead

Is the era of hugging over

Just this past week, Grandpa and I went to see a new doctor whose office was located inside a local hospital.  The doctor’s nurse who greeted us … [Continue reading]

Inter-generational Friendships and Paying It Forward In the Decades of Life

Friends Can Boost Health, Well-Being Among Older Adults

Hearing my oldest daughter appreciate advice she received from someone who is a decade older who has already been through what my daughter is now … [Continue reading]

We Grandparents Are Role Models For Civics and Civility And Good Manners To Our Grandchildren And More

Treating People Well

I grimace and shake my head every time I am stopped at a crosswalk and a person with earbuds staring at his or her phone walks into the street without … [Continue reading]

Pizza For Breakfast Is Finally Getting the Respect It Deserves and This Grandma’s Case For a Breakfast Feast Grandchildren Would Want For Breakfast, Part II

Studio light. Rustic wood background

If you follow this blog, you will already know that this Grandma is obsessed with the concept of “Pizza for Breakfast” as a special grandma treat when … [Continue reading]

Surprise at the Continuing Misunderstanding Regarding Joint Custody and What Grandparents Should Know About How To Handle Disputes Between the Parents of Our Grandchildren

Grandparents should only take one side in disputes between the parents of our grandchildren–the side of the grandchildren.  Parental disputes mean … [Continue reading]