Archives for May 2016

Monkey Bread Made Easy May Intrigue Grandchildren

The preteen grandchildren introduced me to Twitter, which sometimes contains unusual tweets. Yes, the contributions are actually called tweets. A particular tweet that caught his Grandma’s attention was “Shared from Twitter: Things You Can Do With a Muffin Tin: Food Network.” Somehow I thought it might contain some great ideas to make with grandchildren. It […]

Swaddling and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Those of us who are grandmas do not want to hear “swaddling” and “sudden infant death syndrome” together at any time for any reason, but “Swaddling and SIDS Risk” was the title of an article in the New York Times, May 10, 2016. We grandmas learned from our mothers who learned from their mothers that […]

Movie Reviews By Grandchildren Give Guidance as to the 1967 Classic Disney Jungle Book and the 2016 new Jungle Book Movie Release

When this Grandmother was raising children, the Jungle Book movie, released in 1967, was a favorite.  It is now considered a classic.  We loved the music and played the recording of it.  Yes, on vinyl.  The topics were those a mother could embrace, friendship and family.  On Common Sense Media, a favorite source of movie, […]

Prepping For Baby Number Two As The Hollywood Stars Do

It seems that many Hollywood stars are in the baby way for the second time. In the Sun Sentinel, April 27, 2016, it was reported that Kevin Jonas and his wife, Danielle, announced they are expecting baby number two. On Twitter, they shared a picture of Kevin reading “What to Expect When You’re Expecting Again,” […]

State of Mind Over Body: Denial is Joy

There is another new study of women and aging which concentrates on planning for this future as reported in the New York Times., April 26, 2016, by Jane Brody, in “Planning For The Seventies and Beyond.” It is based on interviews rather than science and the subject of a new book, “70Candles! Women Thriving in […]

What Does the Baby Deadline Test And Other “Resources” Mean to Those of Us Who Want to Be Grandparents

Knowledge is power in any area.  So many of our thirty something and young forty something adult children are just now beginning to think about being parents.  We had heard of freezing ones eggs to preserve ability to have children.  Many of us Boomer Grandmas –to- be even encourage and pay for freezing eggs and […]

Collage For Mother’s Day 2016 for Grandma To Make With Grandchildren

This Grandma loves to read the New York Times real estate section. I have done so for most of my adult life.   One of my favorite recurring articles is about going into someone’s home and viewing their favorite things through beautifully staged photographs of magnificent New York apartments.  Who would have thought  such a recent […]