Reading and Writing Cursive May No Longer be Taught to Our Grandchildren: An Easy Three Step Process For Grandparents to Teach Grandchildren How to Create A Cursive Signature of Their Own

When this Grandma was a child, I remember hearing about how some would mark their signature with an X because they could not read or write.  Having a unique cursive signature was important when I was a child, and even in my adulthood.  I went to my go to source, Wikipedia, for more … [Continue reading]

How To Make Candy Coated Cake Pops Like Those Found at Starbucks At Home With or For Grandchildren

It is dangerous to take grandchildren into Starbucks.  These little balls of cake with frosting and sprinkles on a stick like a lollipop are a sweet target for them. At this link, read about how Starbucks teamed up with a company to supply their cake pops since 2010. At nearly $2 (and 165 … [Continue reading]

Five Tips to Perfect This Grandma’s Best Mac and Cheese Recipe For Grandchildren Anytime and For Special Occasions for the Whole Family

When our oldest grandchildren, now teenagers, were younger, California Pizza Kitchen was their favorite restaurant, solely for their Mac and Cheese. … [Continue reading]

In Honor of Grandparents Day 2022, This Grandma Shares the Top Ten Tips on Grand parenting and a Link To Best Tips in the Archives for New Grandparents

Grandparents Day, a day to show the bond between grandparents and grandchildren, is an official national holiday in the United States, signed by … [Continue reading]

Warmable Stuffed Animals For Babies, Children, Ill and Infirm, and More, Oh My. This Grandma’s Successful Search for the Perfect Teddy Bear for the Perfect Four Year Old Grandson

Our adorable four year old grandson’s teddy bear got eaten by the dog. I know we hear this excuse of “eaten by the dog” but he was so sincere and, of … [Continue reading]

To Text, Message, Contact, “Like,” Just Because You Are Thinking of Someone Improves the Quality of Your Life, Especially for Boomers

COVID has necessarily caused us to be distant. Even now when I bump into someone in public who I have not seen in a while who I normally would have … [Continue reading]

The Six Episodes of A Real Marriage of Movie Icons Paul Newman and JoAnn Woodward Will Provide Insight That Can Improve Your Own Relationship

As a family court judge, I served to dissolve tens of thousands of marriages over twenty years. Ethan Hawke (I had heard of him but knew little of his … [Continue reading]

Nutella Fluff or Blender Chocolate Mousse: Pick Your Easy Version to Make For Grandchildren and Just Call It Nutella Pudding

Our four year old grandson, while visiting this weekend, made a restaurant out of Legos.  I asked him what he was going to serve in his … [Continue reading]

To Text, Message, Contact, “Like,” Just Because You Are Thinking of Someone Improves the Quality of Your Life, Especially for Boomers

COVID has necessarily caused us to be distant. Even now when I bump into someone in public who I have not seen in a while who I normally would have … [Continue reading]

Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and Laguna Beach, California, With Teenage Grandchildren 2022

Covid and Covid protocols caused us to cancel our second oldest grandson’s Bar Mitzvah trip to Israel three years in a row.  He and we gave … [Continue reading]

What Day(s) of the Week and What Time(s) Can I Leave My House To Most Likely Avoid A Mass Shooting in 2022

What is safety in 2022? Safety enough to go to the local supermarket….or a local July 4th parade in a suburb with not a single murder from 2000 to … [Continue reading]

The Best Advice to Give Our Sons and Grandsons After the Roe v. Wade Decision is to Wear A Condom Or They May Be Giving A Large Percentage of Their Net Income for Eighteen Years To A Woman Whose Last Name They May Not Even Know

The above advice was how I started a speech to a professional legal group, mostly men, when I was a sitting Florida family court judge several years … [Continue reading]

Grandchildren Will Love Easy To Make July Fourth Red, White and Blue Dessert Kebabs

When Fourth of July rolls around, it is great to come up with red, white, and blue desserts to make with grandchildren.  As with all the recipes, … [Continue reading]

Update On Best Hotel, Food, and Other Local Secrets From a Local As To Why You Should Visit Fort Lauderdale in July and Why Our New Residents From Up North Should Consider a Staycation

Standing on the beach watching the fireworks on July 4th, needing a light jacket, made me realize that visiting Fort Lauderdale in July is a secret … [Continue reading]

Father’s Day 2022 Curated List of Best Gift Ideas of Everything and Anything At any Price For Every Kind of Father and Grandfather

This Grandma collects articles for research for blogs.  When collecting for Father’s Day, I found I had collected forty-one articles from every … [Continue reading]

Four Important Tips Regarding What to Do in An Active Shooter Event and What We Grandparents and Our Grandchildren’s Parents Can Begin To Do To Be Proactively Preventive Regarding School Shootings

The Uvalde school massacre has done this Grandma in.  I want to address two important tips we parents and grandparents need to know now regarding … [Continue reading]

Best Gifts for Graduations From Preschool to Graduate School 2022

PopPop and I have a four year grandchild who has a “moving up” ceremony this week, moving up from the three’s to pre kindergarten.  He is very excited … [Continue reading]

Five Best Tips To Maximize and Personalize Your Group Tour or Travel to Anywhere in the World After COVID

BC (Before Covid) travel was a priority in our lives, and now, renewing our passion and reviewing previous travel posts to refresh my recollection for … [Continue reading]

Zoom Face is A Real Thing And Affects More Than We Realize, Which May Include When To Have the COVID Vaccine or Boosters

Going on our third year into pandemic life, we’re all still adjusting mentally and physically to this abnormal state. Many of us feel the thrill and … [Continue reading]

Our Teenage Granddaughter’s Award Winning Poem Brought Back the Reality that Being a Teenager is Hard Anytime, Harder During A Global Pandemic, and We Grandparents Can Make It Easier Now and in the Future

During the COVID-19 coronavirus lock down period in March and April, 2020, I interviewed our older grandchildren, two aged 13 and one aged 16. We … [Continue reading]

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