The Boomer’s Best Secret Weapon in America is Finally Being Appreciated and Respected

This Boomer Grandma has been hearing this for what seems like eons: Americans do not appreciate and sufficiently respect its elders. Then, I had an “aha” moment. This pandemic has changed that.  Our Boomer’s best secret weapon in America of wisdom gained from living a long life may have a … [Continue reading]

Father’s Day After the Pandemic Shutdown: Planning Get Togethers and More Gift Ideas

Last year, Father’s Day was like no other, and this Grandma acknowledged that with gifts appropriate to that experience. Father’s Day 2020 is a Father’s Day Like No Other and Consider Gifts Like No Other … [Continue reading]

Gray Divorce is not About What You Are Reading In the Media: Hear It From A Retired Family Court Judge

The media hoopla around the divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates is the impetus for this blog post and my sharing of my thoughts on “gray” and “white” … [Continue reading]

Four 2021 Best Inexpensive Gadgets For Feeding Toddlers and Preschoolers That Are Perfect Baby Shower, First Birthday, and Visit Gifts That Parents Will Appreciate

We grandparents, (AV) after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, are planning multiple trips to visit grandchildren. We Florida grandparents love that our … [Continue reading]

The One Major Impetus For Our Friends and relatives To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 As Soon As It Is Available To Them

There are risks to each of our choices as whether to vaccinate or not vaccinate for COVID-19. To think there are no risks is risky. We have no … [Continue reading]

Spring and Summer Dessert Pizza Recipes after Pizza for Breakfast

It is hard for this Grandma to realize that I have been sharing “grandma lessons” since September 2011, almost ten years.  What is harder to believe … [Continue reading]

The 2021 Best Mother’s Day Gift For Grandmas Is Also The Most Important

Mother’s Day 2021 is Sunday, May 9. The 2021 Best Mother’s Day gift is also the most important. If you add up the days, minutes or hours that we … [Continue reading]

We Grandparents Want to Share That The Best Time of Life Comes After a Lifetime of Living

During the pandemic PopPop records programs to watch and I keep a list of Netflix and Amazon programming, which we cannot prerecord.  Such has been … [Continue reading]

Two Best Moisturizers That Take Care Of This Grandma’s Wrinkly Crepey Thighs, Skin and Neck Beautifully

This Grandma has a dear long (we never say old) friend who must have been a medicine woman in another life.Whenever I or a member of our family has … [Continue reading]

After A Year of Living With the Pandemic, We Vaccinated Grandparents Share the Joy of Hugging Grandchildren

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We grandparents have made it. We have lived through a year of the pandemic, COVID-19. We have been in isolation, one of worst parts of which has been … [Continue reading]

Dr. Fauci Has Spoken: We Will Possibly Be Wearing Masks in 2022 and These are the Best New Masks, Including for Children, and Real N95 and KN95 Masks

February 22, 2021, Dr. Anthony Fauci was interviewed on CNN and said “that it's "possible" Americans will still need to wear masks in 2022 to protect … [Continue reading]

To Have the Most Access to and the Best Relationship with Your Grandchildren, Always Go First to the Parent of Your Grandchildren Who is Your Child About Any Issue

I initially wrote this blog post a few years ago, long before the word “pandemic” was in our everyday vocabulary and has taken over our lives.  It has … [Continue reading]

Weekly Zoom With the Family Is A Positive Benefit of the Pandemic

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GG (Great Grandmother) Lee is 97 years old. We got her an IPad years ago as a birthday present and she is pretty proficient. Since the start of the … [Continue reading]

Resilience in Ourselves and Our Grandchildren has Taken On Greater Meaning During the Pandemic

In 2014. I first wrote about building resilience in children and how we grandparents could be of assistance. Pandemics were not on my radar. We now … [Continue reading]

Documenting Baby’s Growth Month By Month During the First Year

This Grandma loves receiving monthly pictures of grandma friends’ babies documenting their growth so much so that this is my third blog post with tips … [Continue reading]

When Grandma Able To Hug Grandchildren Becomes Miraculous

COVID-19. This grandma is so over it. A year out of our ives now is life changing. For we know enough to know how much of living life we do not have … [Continue reading]

Grandma’s List of Five Best and Five Worst Toddler Toys and Gifts

After six grandchildren and many toddler gifts, this Grandma has listened to her daughters and daughter-in-law rave and complain about gifts and toys. … [Continue reading]

Grandma’s List of Five Best and Five Worst New Baby Gifts

After six grandchildren and many baby gifts, this Grandma has listened to her daughters rave and complain about baby gifts.  Of course, when we give a … [Continue reading]

Emily in Paris is the 2021 Best Bad TV to Watch and Maybe Share With Grandchildren

I receive Netflix and HBO Max suggestions from friends on a daily basis during this pandemic. We grandparents are one generation older than our … [Continue reading]

Memorializing Family Rituals and Traditions in the New Year 2021

When I wrote previous New Year’s blog posts I thought those transitions were difficult. See blog post, Memorializing Family Rituals and Traditions in … [Continue reading]