Archives for March 2013

Top Tips for Grandma to take a Toddler to Chuck E. Cheese

Presidents’ Day it was freezing. Finding an inside activity for a five year old and two year old was easy. Chuck E. Cheese was close. Pizza and one token games and rides for the grandchildren was the plan. Off we went. It seemed that everyone in the local area had the same idea.  It was […]

Best of Baltimore with Grandchildren

Why Baltimore, of all places?  Baltimore is an easy one hour drive from D.C. and a great day trip.  It is three hours from  N.Y.C . and a place to stop on the way to D.C.  With numerous attractions – centered around the bustling, pedestrian-friendly Inner Harbor, you won’t need to spend any time in […]

Grandma and the Family Medical Leave Act

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) celebrates its twentieth year in existence this year and was meant to be a first step toward a family-friendly workplace in America.  It has allowed many to bond with a newborn, care for an aging parent, or deal with a health emergency without fear of losing a job, according […]

The Grandma Glue: Keeping Families Together for Holiday Rituals and Traditions

My Mother always said that the matriarch in the family is the glue.   It is the job of the matriarch to keep family traditions and rituals and bring all the family together on holidays and special family celebrations.  She said family traditions and rituals are what we remember in life.   As a Holocaust survivor, she […]

Grandma buys Best Balls and Games with Balls for Grandchildren

Balls are the best gift for grandchildren of every age.  Balls come in every size and shape. If you want to buy a soccer ball, or basketball, or football, for learning the sport, look on the internet for information as to the best to buy for your age grandchild.  Otherwise, if you are looking for […]

Grandma’s Eggcellent Easter Presents, Recipe and Activities

The best Grandma times are those where we do something together with our grandchildren.  Cleanup is always a priority.  Consider a different Easter present this year–a personalized chef’s apron and cook’s hat.  You can find an adorable  version  and personalize it with “Grandma’s (or your special name) Helper” at The Stationary Studio by clicking here. […]

Best ”Apples and Applesauce Playdate” with Grandma

I think you can see by now that this Grandma makes reservations.  It seems the only time I actually cook or bake anymore, is to cook with or for our grandchildren.  I think you can also see by now that I consider recipes a means to a great time to play with and teach our […]

Grandma’s Perfect Passover Presents, Recipe and Activities

The best Grandma times are those where we do something together with our grandchildren.  Cleanup is always a priority.  Consider a different Passover present this year–a personalized chef’s apron and cook’s hat.  You can find an adorable version and personalize it with “Grandma’s (or your special name) Helper” by clicking here. The Stationary Studio is […]

Grandma Agrees: Vacations Make Us All More Productive

This Grandma loves vacations.  Who doesn’t?  However, something I have suspected for a long time—that vacations make us more productive, is the subject of the front page article in the Sunday Review section of the New York Times, February 10, 2013.  Tony Schwartz, the chief executive officer of The Energy Project and the author of […]

Grandmas and Stress: Good News for Us Boomers

Good news for us Boomer Grandmas!   In an article by Melissa Dahl, NBC News, “Millenials Are the Most Stressed Out Generation, A new Study Shows,” at http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/07/16889472-millennials-are-the-most-stressed-out-generation-new-survey-finds , we Boomers have less stress than those younger than us and we are going to have even less stress as we age! First, we have to get […]

The Best Chicken Soup Anyone Has Ever Tasted: G G’s European Old Fashioned Chicken Soup Step by Step

A great grandparent is a GG in our family.  GG is an easy name for a great grandchild to say. Everyone who has tasted GG’s European Old Fashioned Chicken Soup agrees it is the absolute best chicken soup they have ever tasted.  GG, my mother, was a Holocaust survivor and her family chicken soup recipe […]

Grandma’s Guidelines to Facilitate “A Truce in the Bragging Wars”

Until I read Bruce Feiler’s column, “This Life,” in the Sunday New York Times, February 3, 2013, I did not know there were bragging wars between mommy bloggers and daddy bloggers and other mommy bloggers and daddy bloggers, much less than “A Truce in the Bragging Wars,” the title of the article. Bruce Feiler begins: […]

Three Ways for Grandma to Support the Hard Decisions in the Advancement of Working Mothers

This Grandma was NOT going to comment on Marissa Mayer’s decision to end telecommuting at Yahoo! Inc and to require all employees to report to the office.  Yes, she is a working mother, as well as a CEO.   However, she was made CEO to be a leader and turn a major company around.  Sometimes hard […]

Grandma loves Dr Seuss Books, Games, Puppets, Movies and More

March 2 was Dr. Seuss’ birthday which has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association. March 2, I came to visit my Connecticut grandchildren and drove them to school as a special treat. It was Dr. Seuss day in first […]

War on Boys Affects our Grandsons

When I wrote, “Our Grandsons Have to Be Prepared to Support Themselves in Our Evolving Society,” I knew about the book, “The War on Boys,” written by Christina Hoff Sommers, written almost twelve years ago, and wrote about what I had learned that our grandsons needed. Then I opened the Sunday New York Times,February 2, […]

How Does Grandma Measure a Year

“Seasons of Love,” the song from the Broadway play, “Rent,” starts out: “five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes.  How do you measure, measure a year.” Having just lost a dear, dear friend, a wonderful grandfather, at this moment, being very philosophical, I think we grandparents measure a year by one that gives us […]

Grandma’s View on Taking Grandchildren to Restaurants

The NBC Today Show on February 8, 2013 highlighted the King family of Washington State, with the heading, “Kids’ Good Behavior Gets Them a Discount on dinner,” and stated that the King parents “were surprised when, on their bill after a meal at a restaurant, they found they’d received a $4 discount for having “well-behaved […]

We Boomer Grandmas Rock

On February 8, 2013, Jane Pauley, host of RLTVs “Boomers 2.0: A Generation Re-Imagined” told Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda on the NBC Today Show what she’s learned about Boomers through her new show in conjunction with AARP.  Her show can be seen February 14, 2013. Who knew there was a television station, RLTV, dedicated […]

Grandma’s Exercise Tips to Improve Memory and Mood

With the New Year, in January, every article seems to be about losing weight.  To keep the articles interesting through February, the writers use a different tactic – if you are stressed or forgetful the answer is exercise.  Here are two examples, both from Sunday newspapers, February 3, 2013: Avoid Brain Overload to De-Stress. Q. […]