Archives for January 2016

Healthy Grandchildren in 2016 With healthychildren.org and Baked Chicken Tenders

The news about the Zika virus passed by mosquitos is all over the news. The news about the children in Flint, Michigan being exposed to lead is all over the news. Unfortunately, the news media is making all of us grandmas concerned about everything in our environment and society that can hurt our grandchildren. Where […]

Taking a Selfie Is An Art To Boomer Grandma and Grandpa and Take Heed Before Your Grandchild Needs One of You

Our grandchildren take selfies every time we are with them. We find the grandchildren have used them to create wallpaper on our various electronics. We come home to surprise selfies on our phones. Their skill astounds us. Their quick selfie is perfect in every way. Of course, the grandchildren look perfect, with perfect smiles and […]

Baby Carrots Are the Best Junk Food For Grandchildren and Not What We Think They Are

This Grandma has to admit that she believed that perfectly good large carrots out of the ground were whittled down to make the tiny baby carrot. I believed that the waste went to waste and I was wasteful in taking advantage of the convenience of using a package of baby carrots in my recipes. I […]

Marbles and Marble Runs Keep Our Grandchildren Entertained As We Were When We Were Children But Now Can Provide College Scholarships

The New York Times had a Backstory on marbles of all things. We played marbles as children, but today, marble players can compete for college scholarships of $1,000 each, in additions to awards. There is even an annual National Marbles Tournament at which a marble king and marble queen are crowned. Take a look at […]

What Every Grandma Should Know About The Caldecott and Newberry Award Winning Children’s Books And Where to Find Them

As a former elementary and middle school teacher, this Grandma waited anxiously for the annual announcements of the Caldecott and Newbery Award winning children’s books. These awards, given by the American Library Association, are the most prestigious for children’s book writers. The Randolph Caldecott Medal is awarded to the most distinguished picture book of the […]

Our Faces and Voices Are Still the Best “Traditional” Toys for Our Grandchildren, the App Generation or Generation Z, as They Are Called

When my first born was a toddler, this Grandma took gourmet cooking lessons. I can still remember repeating and play acting making duck sauce from scratch while our daughter was in the bath tub. After all, running out of things to say to a toddler, repeating a recipe gave both of us something to talk […]

As Grandmas Do We End Up Moving Closer to the Parents of Our Grandchildren and Our Grandchildren Or Do They Move Closer to Us Leads to a Weighty Decision for Boomers

Nearing a half century ago, one set of our parents moved to South Florida before us when we were in our twenties. We visited this paradise for holidays. We moved to Florida as young parents. We fell in love with Florida as well as wanted our children to grow up near grandparents. The other set […]

As A Grandma Do We End Up Moving Closer to the Parents of Our Grandchildren and Our Grandchildren Or Do They Move Closer to Us

Just today, a GG (great grandmother) I know decided to move to Montana where the parents of her grandchildren and older grandchildren live, after living in Florida for decades. She is in her eighties and is concerned about waiting any longer to be closer to family. It is a difficult decision. October 4, 2015, the […]

It is Not Too Soon To Have Dear Abby’s Teen Car Contract and to Know What to Look for In Car Safety Features for Grandchildren

This Grandma had a used car for the second daughter. However, newer safety features were not in the car, so it was traded up for a car with the newest safety features that really make a difference, considering how many teenagers are involved in car accidents. Safety is a primary concern for new drivers in […]

Part THREE of Exercise for Boomer Grandmas in 2016 is About Exercise With and For Our Grandchildren

In this Part Three of Exercise for Boomer Grandmas in 2016, we would be remiss in not addressing the exercise needs of our grandchildren in 2016. Several fitness studies dealt with children’s fitness. Gretchen Reynolds, the fitness writer for the New York Times, in “How Exercise Can Boost Young Brains, October 8, 2014, says young […]

Part TWO of Exercise for Boomer Grandmas in 2016 is About Movement and Strength and Slowing the Aging Process

As I pointed out in post one on exercise for Boomer Grandmas in 2016, at the beginning of every New Year the news media is all about diet and exercise. We pay attention and start to diet and start to exercise and by the end of the year we realize we did little more than […]

Part ONE of Exercise for Boomer Grandmas in 2016 is About Brain, Mood, and Body In That Order

At the beginning of every New Year the news media is all about diet and exercise. We pay attention and start to diet and start to exercise in January and by the end of the year we realize we did little more than the year before. There are going to be three posts about exercise […]

Be A Hero to the Parents of Your Grandchildren and Grandchildren By Grandma Being in the Know about Songkick and How To Get Great Concert and Artist Tickets

This Grandma always wonders how tickets to concerts sell out in minutes after they are released on line. We mortals have to go through machinations with bots, finding pick up trucks or limos to show we are real people, have to write odd phrases that auto correct makes us crazy over, and get bumped out […]

Appendicitis, the Leading Reason For Emergency Surgeries in Children, Does Not Necessarily Mean Anesthesia and Surgery Anymore

Modern medicine is amazing. Our oldest grandson had surgery to remove his appendix just a year ago, and now there is a new study that antibiotics may be an alternative to anesthesia and surgery. The Study, found on line December 16, 2015, “Effectiveness of Patient Choice in Nonoperative vs Surgical Management of Pediatric Uncomplicated Acute […]