Archives for March 2016

Grandma’s Win-Win For Every Generation With Adult Relationship Building Trips With the Help of Conde Nast Traveler’s “27 Rules for a Kid-Free, Guilt Free, Drink-in-Hand-By-Noon, Oh-Right-This-Is-Why-We’re-Together Trip For Two”

One of this Grandma’s mantras is that life interferes with adult relationships and maintenance of intimacy is imperative to a good relationship.  Daily life interferes with intimacy.  Significantly, with commitment to the relationship, maintenance of intimacy, and family support, the parents of our grandchildren may improve the strength of their relationship to withstand what life […]

Two Security Concerns For Us Grandmas and the Parents of Our Grandchildren That Can and Should Be Remedied Immediately With Amazon and Employers “Mining” Medical Data

The first security concern is the easiest to remedy.  This Grandma has always suggested that the parents of the grandchildren create wish lists on Amazon so that Grandma can buy holiday, birthday, and visit presents that the grandchildren actually want.  Yes, it is fun to experiment on our own, especially with Oppenheimer Toy Award winners […]

Spirituality For Kids is For Parents and Grandparents Too

A dear long (we never say old) friend introduced me to Spirituality For Kids.  Spirituality for Kids (SFK) is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization, founded in 2001, that develops free online spiritual programs for kids ( based on universal spiritual principles delivered via a curriculum of engaging videos, animations, games, art activities, journaling and more. […]

Getting Ready for Frozen, THE MUSICAL, Coming Spring 2017 Somewhere in the United States and to Broadway in Spring 2018 and Frozen, the Movie Sequel

This is a big deal for every grandparent. In 2013 and 2014, Frozen, the Disney movie, was amazing for all of our grandchildren and for us grandparents. “Frozen” grossed more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office in its original theatrical release. The film won two Oscars including Best Animated Feature. Disney has announced […]

Sharing What Works In Life and Leadership From A National Leader to Share With Grandchildren

A dear friend sent me a list of twelve rules says that she called an “Inspirational Message.” She attributed these to General Colin Powell. The list is wonderful and made this Grandma curious. When did Colin Powell, the youngest and first Black Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the President of the United […]

Adult Guilty Pleasure With Velvetta Queso Dip and What To Do With the Leftover Velvetta After Making the Best Mac And Cheese For Grandchildren

Our grandchildren love California Pizza Kitchen’s mac and cheese. This Grandma went on a hunt to try to replicate it and found a recipe that the grandchildren said is better than the mac and cheese they get at California Pizza Kitchen. Here is the post and the recipe: It has gotten to the point where […]

Etch A Sketch and Doodle Art is Part of Our Past But Is It Also Part of Our Grandchildren’s Future

Etch a Sketch was created by a French inventor in 1955, according to a business “Briefing” in the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, February 13, 2016, bought by Ohio Art in 1960, and has now been sold to a toy company in Toronto, Canada. It is considered a “surprise move.” This Grandma wonders why. I remember […]