Archives for December 2017

The One Best Website for Finding the Best Children’s Books For Our Grandchildren of All Ages

From a new baby registry to holiday presents to visit presents to school required reading at all ages, books connect us with our grandchildren and we want our grandchildren to connect us with books.  We have reached to era where we grandparents tend to read books on our electronic devices, so we have to tell […]

Have Fidget Spinners Quickly Gone the Way of Hula Hoops and Pet Rocks And Should They?

If you have a grandchild old enough to say the word, he or she has a fidget spinner in their hand.  My son-in-law credits me with being the first to introduce spinners to our grandchildren.  However, it was our oldest who first showed a fidget spinner to me, so he was able to explain the […]

Most Popular Baby Names For 2017 Include Surprises

Each year, this Grandma loves learning the most popular baby names.  It is that time again for 2017. This year, I have a greater interest in the newest most popular baby names than the last six years.  We are expecting to welcome two baby boys into the family.  So, you must excuse my desire to […]

Holiday Gifts for Grandparents Should Include All Kinds of Balls Which Will Contribute to Our Health, Wellness, and Youthfulness

In 2014, this Grandma wrote a blog post about “Two New Easy Ways for Boomers To Measure Our Youth for Our Age and Good Health and How to Maintain These.” Included in the post was a report on a study about measures for upper body strength and lower body strength and aging.  The post gives […]

Finally An Excellent Holiday Movie That Appeals To All Generations

Our grandchildren, ages 7, 10 and 11 went to see the movie, Wonder, during the Thanksgiving holiday.  Our oldest grandson, age 14, had read the book and decided to see another super heroes movie, Justice League, which got terrible reviews, but was the number two grossing movie.  Wonder came in at number three, while CoCo, […]

Six Tips To Remember for The Best Bargains For “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” 2018 and For Shopping All Year Long

This Grandma has the life experience of remembering when “brick and mortar” stores controlled and is living through the change to electronic shopping in control.  I drive past the mammoth number of strip malls in South Florida and wonder what the landscape will look like when they are no more, lost because of the ease […]

What Should Be In Our Grandchildren’s Future After the Sexual Harassment “Empowerment Revolution” and What Can We Grandparents Do To Help

As Megyn Kelly stated November 29, 2017 on her NBC morning show immediately after Matt Lauer was fired without notice due to charges of sexual harassment, we are “in a sea of change in this country, an empowerment revolution.”  We all feel tremendous empathy for the career opportunities lost during the decades where sexual harassment […]

Safely Making Homemade Cookie Dough and Adding It to Safe Homemade Ice Cream

Making homemade slime was the activity of choice among grandchildren recently.  It was messy and disgusting, but that goes in grandma’s house.  Take a look at this previous post, “Being Cool Slime . . . ing with Grandchildren Might Not Be Without Its Messes But is As Simple As You Want To Make It.” Now, […]