Archives for June 2014

When Children and Grandchildren Ask: Why Do You Have to Work?

Recently statistics have surfaced that stay-at-home moms and stay-at-home dads have increased in number.  It seems that this is partly due to choice and partly due to the economy and lack of jobs.  Of course, the high cost of child care has to be factored in. Also, recently, this Grandma has heard several professional working […]

Can This Boomer Grandma Continue to Travel the World?

Grandpa and I have spent our adult married life traveling the world, concentrating on the man made and natural wonders of the world and world heritage sites.  We have climbed Machu Picchu and the rice terraces in rural China.  We have seen the sun rise over Anghor Wat and the Taj Mahal and the moais […]

From Instyle To Oprah with Three Amazing Health Care Patient Centered Websites and Natural Advice

A long (we never say old) dear friend gave this Grandma a subscription for Instyle Magazine for a birthday present several years ago. I am still convinced that it is because I always wear black and she wanted to expand my fashion horizons.  It did not work, although I loved the magazine. Yes, loved in […]

As the Grandma Sandwich, This Grandma Rethinks “The Family Bed”

When this Grandma was raising children, the marital bed belonged to the husband and wife.  The children spent time in the marital bed when they were ill or some weekend mornings, but “the family bed” was an unknown concept to this family. . . . . . . .until the parents of our grandchildren became […]

What is Grandma to Do When Camp no Longer Allows Mailing Packages?

This Grandma is over the top about sending camp packages.  You just have to look at the 2013 post about camp packages.  My grandson said my packages were the biggest the camp ever saw.  So when the camp instituted a no package policy, I personally think I had something to do with it.  I used […]

How to Rename the “Better Than Sex” Chocolate Cake for Grandchildren

This Grandma’s favorite is chocolate.  Yes, anything chocolate.  When my daughter was a baby, I would heat up hot fudge and I would have one taste and give the baby the other.  Who knew back then about not giving chocolate until a baby was one!  She still loves chocolate and is fine. The absolute best […]

Our Multigenerational Vacation 2014: Charleston and The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, S.C. Part III: Kiawah Island, S.C. with Grandchildren

After our family returned from the Sanctuary Resort at Kiawah Island, S.C. we heard it is primarily known for its world famous golf courses.  We had heard it was the number one family resort in the U.S.  We agree that it is. The Sanctuary at Kiawah is all about children.  Although it is one of […]

This Grandma is Justified in the Concern that Writing by Hand is Becoming A Lost Art for Our Grandchildren

All of a sudden this Grandma has found herself with a computer signature.  I must admit that I find it a little disconcerting that typing my signature into a form on the internet is now considered my signature.  Now, I have heard that cursive writing is no longer being taught in schools and even any […]

Our Multigenerational Vacation 2014: Charleston and The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, S.C. Part II: Touring Charleston, S.C. with Children

Charleston, S.C. has it all – history, beauty, and great food.  The trick for this Grandma was to bring Charleston down to the level of a seven and ten year old and do a special walking and driving tour that interested them as well as the adults. This Grandma did her research on the web […]

Our Multigenerational Vacation 2014: Charleston and The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, S.C. Part I: Anticipation

The only time that all eleven of us could get together for our multigenerational vacation in 2014 was Memorial Day weekend.  It was unanimous that we wanted to go to Charleston and the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island.  Whatever the interest, good food, golf, tennis, sports, nature, pool, beach, and a beautiful resort, this destination has […]

Grandma Wonders What A Three Year Old Dreams

The mother of our youngest grandchild, age three, sent each one in the family this email: His daycare provider shared this exchange with me: Daycare Provider: Love, you need to take your glasses off for nap time. Three Year Old: No. Daycare Provider:  Why not? Three Year Old:  If I take off my glasses, how […]

Color this Father’s Day With a Creative Gift

This Grandma was thinking about Father’s Day presents.  The first and best idea is always a picture in a frame.  The photograph can be creative, such as the children holding up a sign that says, “Happy Father’s Day,” or “I love you.”This year, the mother of our grandchildren cleverly took a picture of the children’s […]

Grandma Becomes the Family Photographer

This Grandma was spoiled.  A dear long (we never say old) friend was the best photographer and we shared so many family events and special occasions through long years that the pictures she took were enough.  The quality was better than anything I could take.  Besides, I really did not like carrying a camera and […]

Keith Richards Is Writing a Children’s Book. Yes, a Children’s Book

“Keith Richards Is Writing a Children’s Book. Yes, a Children’s Book.” is the title of an article in the New York Times, March 11, 2014, by Allan Kozinn. This is not just any children’s book.  This is a book about the impact of Keith Richard’s grandfather on Keith Richard’s life.  It may be hard to […]