Archives for January 2017

When Valentine’s Day Gifts Are Cheaper Than Valentine’s Day Greeting Cards, This Grandma Knows What To Do

In recent years, there has been a proliferation of very special greeting cards for every occasion.  There are musical cards, talking cards, moving cards, cards with gift bracelets or stickers or the like.  The one thing that all the new and great greeting cards have in common is that they are all expensive. This Grandma […]

A New Hands Free Holder to Bottle Feed A Baby Designed by A New Father For All New Parents and Grandparents Hooked on Electronics

Feeding a newborn is one of this Grandma’s favorite activities.  I love how the baby feels in my arms.  I love how the baby smells, after he or she is changed of course.  I love the squirms and the facial expressions and the noises.  I also love that HGTV is on twenty four hours a […]

See the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus With Your Grandchildren By May 2017 Before It Is Too Late and They Fold ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ Forever

146 years is how long the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus has enthralled children of all ages with performances of “The Greatest Show on Earth,” as they advertise themselves.  This Grandma always thought it was so, and could not wait to take grandchildren.  A message from Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld […]

Five Examples of Teaching Grandchildren About Shopping and Returning What We Purchase in This New World of the American Shopping Experience

Our grandchildren learn about shopping as early as toddlers.  No, it is not the comparison shopping of getting good quality at a good price.  It is Grandma failing to put password controls on free apps and the Ipad nearly crashing on overload after the youngest grandson downloaded over forty free apps on dinosaurs and ninjas!  […]

Chocolate for Anti Aging and Easy Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Bread Pudding Recipes from Great Great Grandmother to the Present

Advertised as a great holiday present, this Grandma notes anything chocolate is a great present.  But anti-aging chocolate?  I could not ask the family to spend $55 on “one small esthechoc a day helps to regain your skin health and slow down aging process. Esthechoc science based skin indulgence.” This Grandma would rather eat the […]

Expectations and Disappointment in the Search for Perfect Grandparents

Family relationships are complicated.  The same DNA does not guarantee family bliss.  Somehow there is an expectation that when a grandchild arrives, the same disappointing parent will become the devoted and loving grandparent. This Grandma certainly feels for Amy Klein, who wrote “Letting go of hopes for perfect grandparents: Mom, dad don’t magically change with […]

Entering the Unknown World of Retirement and the New Busy as a Baby Boomer Grandma

This Grandma is beginning a new adventure, the unknown world of retirement. It seems that as a Baby Boomer, at every stage of this Grandma’s life I have had to deal with the enormity of the population bubble in which I find myself. As a teenager, it was the competition to getting into college. As […]

2017 New Year’s Resolutions Focusing on Feelings That Span A Lifetime Will Bring Us Joy

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017! In this new era of seeking and collecting experiences instead of things, the articles about proposed 2017 New Year’s resolutions that touched this Grandma were more about feelings than goals.  Each year, beginning at the end of December, the ads for exercise facility discounts and diet centers proliferate.  Each year, I […]