Archives for April 2017

What To Do When Our Grandchildren’s Germs Leave Us With Choices That Our Doctor Advises Against

I just left my dentist’s office after looking at the video screen gross slide of all of the various kinds of living and moving micro organisms in my mouth and having him remind me that there are 80 million bacteria in my mouth alone, much less the rest of my body. He proceeded to tell […]

How To Get Your Grandchildren To Help With Spring Cleaning With Common Household Foods and Fruits Doing the Work

This Grandma is always viewing television segments on the Today Show with an eye on how to use what they teach with grandchildren.  You could never imagine that spring cleaning would be something that could be used to get grandchildren interested, but April 18, 2017, the Today show segment was all about using foods and […]

Popsicle Molds and Homemade Healthy Colorful Popsicles to Make With Or For Grandchildren of All Ages

Yes, the parents of our grandchildren are anti sugar everything, unless it is they who are rewarding our grandchildren with candy.  This Grandma discovered that this spring break when a grandchild was bribed with candy by a parent!  That is a grandparent’s job!  But, as is one of this Grandma’s mantras, we say nothing to […]

Painting With Fruits and Vegetables and Creating Great Block Prints Capable of Framing is Not For Adults Only

On the Today Show, April 6, 2017, DIY (do it yourself) spring art projects were presented to spruce up the home for spring.  One of the art projects involved taking a cut piece of eggplant or an artichoke and dipping into a paint color, and making a block painting on a white paper.  The modern […]

At What Age Will Our Grandchildren Remember Their Childhood Trips and Adventures With Us

This Grandma loves our multi generational trips and adventures which began when our first grandson was a toddler.  Our first trip was to Atlantis in the Bahamas.  We look at pictures of him in his Bahamian shirt lounging and drinking his bottle in this tropical paradise and still smile.  He has no recollection. Recently Grandpa […]

Praising Behavior has Changed in This Generation and Must We Grandparents Change With It

Good boy! Good girl! We used to say that to our children for a job well done. Now it is preserved for our animals. WebMD has a great general article on how praising behavior has changed in this generation. We are to praise what the grandchildren do, the process, rather than end result.  After all, […]

National Monopoly Day Rollout of New Playing Pieces Shows The Board Game’s Continuing popularity for Nearly A Century Still Keeping Sibling Rivalry Alive

This Grandma recently spent time with Grandpa and her younger brother, during which the younger brother bemoaned playing Monopoly with Grandma in his youth.  He said that I cheated and proceeded to recount all the ways that I cheated at Monopoly when we played together.  I was amazed he could remember such detail more than […]

Holiday and Easter and Passover Bargains and Fabulous Free Guides

We grandmas are always looking for special things to mail grandchildren for holidays.  The grandchildren love getting presents in the mail.  I am always surprised at where I find bargains. Williams Sonoma For Easter, as with other holidays, Williams Sonoma has special sales and free shipping no matter the price!   They have Easter candy for […]