What Should Be In Our Grandchildren’s Future After the Sexual Harassment “Empowerment Revolution” and What Can We Grandparents Do To Help

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21:  A view of demonstrators marching on Pennsylvania Avenue during the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)

As Megyn Kelly stated November 29, 2017 on her NBC morning show immediately after Matt Lauer was fired without notice due to charges of sexual harassment, we are “in a sea of change in this country, an empowerment revolution.”  We all feel tremendous empathy for the career opportunities lost during … [Continue reading]

Safely Making Homemade Cookie Dough and Adding It to Safe Homemade Ice Cream

Homemade Cookie Dough

Making homemade slime was the activity of choice among grandchildren recently.  It was messy and disgusting, but that goes in grandma’s house.  Take a look at this previous post, “Being Cool Slime . . . ing with Grandchildren Might Not Be Without Its Messes But is As Simple As You Want To Make … [Continue reading]

How to Make Shopping in the Mall with Grandchildren of All Ages and Sexes a Pleasurable Experience

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When our daughters were small, they hated going shopping with me.  It was a chore for them to accompany me, even if it was for clothing for them.  … [Continue reading]

Are Toys and Board Games Dead and Should We Grandparents Keep Them Alive This Holiday Season

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Each year it seems that toys and games make up less and less of grandchildren’s birthday and holiday lists and electronics and apps make up more and … [Continue reading]

Using Williams Sonoma Products to Cook With Grandchildren For Thanksgiving and Discovering Some Gluten Free Gems Too

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Thanksgiving is the time for old favorite recipes, this Grandma has found.  Everyone seems to crave the annual favorites.  However, sometimes it is … [Continue reading]

How to Celebrate the Month of November’s National Sandwich Day With Grandchildren

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November 3 each year is National Sandwich Day.  There seems to be a day for everything celebrated in our country, and we can use each special day in a … [Continue reading]

The Joys of Walking With Grandchildren Of Every Age and Activities and Memories of Sharing Along the Way

We grandparents know that walking is good for our health. See WebMD. Walking is also wonderful as an activity with the youngest of grandchildren to … [Continue reading]

Top Four Tips For Grandparents To Conquer Sibling Rivalry

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A dear grandma friend complained that her two grandsons, ages nine and seven, constantly fight. Their parents separate them by sending them to their … [Continue reading]

Interesting and Important Smelly Facts Regarding the Differences Between Men and Women

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This Grandma remembers a story about a fire and a dear friend who was pregnant.  She was sitting on the front porch with her husband and Grandpa and … [Continue reading]

Making the Most of Halloween 2017 and Best Tips of Halloweens Past

As I receive the pictures of our grandchildren’s 2017 Halloween costumes, I smile.  I remember each year.  I am waiting for Godiva’s 2017 sale and … [Continue reading]

Top Five Tips for Planning The Perfect Travel Experiences for the First Three Years Of Retirement

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This Grandma and Grandpa have a bucket list of seeing all of the wonders of the world.  Just when we thought we had completed seeing all of the … [Continue reading]

Archives Must Reads For New Grandmas. Part II What To Buy, From Equipment to Toys and Gifts

As this Grandma said in Part I, a dear long friend, who is becoming a grandma for the first time, asked me to give her my must reads for new grandmas … [Continue reading]

Archives Must Reads For New Grandmas: Part I Grandma Lessons and Tips

A dear long friend, who is becoming a grandma for the first time, asked me to give her my must reads for new grandmas from my archives. I wanted to … [Continue reading]

The Best New Baby Gear Recommendations From Parents Who Just Had Their Third Baby in less Than Five Years

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Sometimes the best advice grandma can give on research as to what gear is needed  for a new baby is to recommend that the parents-to-be call parents … [Continue reading]

Why We Boomers Should Respect and Acknowledge the Long Term Marriages Among Us

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Being fortunate to be able to celebrate the anniversary of long years of our marriage, this Grandma appreciates what it took Grandpa and me to get … [Continue reading]

This Grandma’s Case For a Breakfast Feast Grandchildren Would Want For Breakfast, Part I

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In order to understand this Grandma’s recommendation that grandchildren should be fed a breakfast feast grandchildren would want for breakfast, I must … [Continue reading]

Enjoying the Summer Sleep Away Camp Effect While It Lasts

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Grandpa and I try to visit our grandchildren before they leave for summer sleep away camp each year.   Three are now old enough* to give their parents … [Continue reading]

An “Out of This World” Must Do Experience is The &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia, Africa

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This Grandma read that within the first three years of retirement, Boomers travel all the time.  We all think we are unique, but we discover all of us … [Continue reading]

This Grandma Says Always Go To The Parent of Your Grandchildren Who Is Your Child First About Any Issue To Have the Most Access To and The Best Relationship With Your Grandchildren

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This Grandma has several mantras, which you can see by reviewing the archives of this blog.     Grandparenting should be all joy and no … [Continue reading]

Why Boomer Grandparents Should Pay Attention to How Grandchildren Adapt to Change

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School is starting again and summer routines turn into school routines for our grandchildren.  Just like us for us adults, change is difficult for … [Continue reading]