Archives for April 2016

Five Reasons Why Boomers CAN Move “Old Old” Up to At Least Age Ninety

This Grandma listens to her elders.  They have the wisdom and experience of long years.  GG (Great Grandmother), my mother-in-law, now close to age 93, divides up aging, according to her perspective,  into two distinct periods, “young old” and “old old.”  She reminds us to do everything we want to do while we are “young […]

One More Series of Books Beverly Cleary Should Write At Age 100 and How Our Grandchildren Can Help

In an article in the New York Times, April 10, 2016, about Beverly Cleary on her reaching 100 years of age, there is a mention of a study by Common Sense Media, a great website for evaluating new movies for children, about how children today do not read because they are entrenched in their smart […]

Introduce Eaglets to Your Grandchildren Through Mr. President and The First Lady and a Live Video Stream from Washington, D.C.

No, it is not Mr. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama we are talking about here.  We are talking about two Bald Eagles named Mr. President and The First Lady. In 2014, two Bald Eagles made their nest in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. National Arboretum, the first pair of Bald Eagles to […]

Layered Ice Cream Treats, Fancy and Plain, to Explore With Grandchildren Ready for Spring and Summer

When our children were small, this Grandma took gourmet cooking lessons. Now I cannot find those fabulous recipes I compiled as we used to keep recipes on cards, long lost.  But, one that is easy to remember is the layered ice cream pie that went into Baked Alaska. Our gourmet chef teacher liked to make […]

Despite the Science Behind “The Five Second Rule” As To Whether or Not To Eat Food Dropped Five Seconds Or Less, This Grandma Finds It Depends on Whether It is the First Child Or Not

The Today Show on March 29, 2016 recycled a story reported on in 2014 about a study done by Aston University that there may be some scientific basis to “The Five Second Rule” that it is fine to eat food that has only had contact with the floor for five seconds or less.  This Grandma […]

Yoga For Grandchildren Should Start Young With Benefits Forever

This Grandma is a twenty year  yogi.  The mind, body, and spirit is all combined in a package that has kept me forever young, strong, and flexible, so much so, that a recent injury did not have as detrimental impact upon my body as it would have without being a twenty year yogi.  This was […]

Choose Between Ina Garten’s Peanut Swirl Brownies or A Brownie Mix with Peanut Butter Swirl

This Grandma loves to think she is giving grandchildren healthy desserts if one ingredient is healthy.  Yes, peanut butter qualifies.  A twitter post had Ina Garten’s peanut butter swirl recipe from the Food Network.  This caught my eye.  A long (we never say old) dear friend introduced me to Ina Garten and her recipes.  I […]

Postscript and More Ideas After Documenting Baby’s Growth Month By Month During the First Year With Onesies, Belly Stickers and Huge Stuffed Animals

A dear long (we never say old) grandma friend just celebrated her youngest granddaughter’s first birthday.  During the baby’s first year, she forwarded me a picture of her youngest granddaughter each month wearing a onesie (one piece baby suit) in each picture that has a number and design of the month of her age, one […]

Grandmas Supporting Diversity For Preschool Toys and New Thomas the Train Products

Toy companies seem to get criticized when there is no diversity in brands and when there is.  Mattel’s Barbie is an example, with criticism for body image before and for efforts after changes to Barbie.  Now, Mattel is again on the hot seat with Thomas the Train brand, criticized for lack of diversity in its […]