Archives for March 2018

Unique Modern Art Gifts For Baby and Older Grandchildren

We grandmas are always looking for unique gifts for our grandchildren and unique decor for their rooms. I have written about books on artists, and have a special place in my heart for all things modern. See post, “Why and How to Introduce Art Masterpieces and Famous Artists to Grandchildren Through Children’s Books. Our home […]

Our Choice of Bread Defines Where We have Come From, Who We Are, and Sometimes Who We Aspire To Be

Our eleven year old granddaughter, visiting for spring break, asked for a sandwich. Ever the doting grandmother, I had purchased three different kinds of breads to have for her to choose from. I was not surprised with her selection, and with the ease of her making it. As I cut slices from the whole loaf […]

Teenagers are Like Two Year Old and We Must Remind the Parents of Our Grandchildren to Treat Them As Such

Oftentimes, in my twenty years as a family court judge, I found divorcing parents fighting over time with their teenagers.  I was always confused.  Why fight over time with children who want nothing to do with you, want to only be with their friends, have no judgment, no conscience, no fear, and need constant supervision?  […]

Poop Should Not Be A Toy and We Grandparents Should Say Phooey to Poop Toys

The article, “Toy Fair is Flush with Poo-inspired Games and Trinkets,” in the Washington Post February 24, 2018, by Mark Lennihan, has this Grandma shaking my head. Are we ready to run out to buy or click on Amazon to buy the following new poop toys introduced at the New York Toy Fair recently? *Flushin’ […]

Golden Retriever Buddies Movies Are Boomer Grandparents’ Best Home Movie Friends

We are in an era where families are having movie nights and board game nights and that is fabulous bonding time.  I find that I am competing to take grandchildren to movies that are appropriate for them, and there are few that I thoroughly enjoy as well.  It was my grandchildren who introduced me to […]

Bugaboo Steps Aside for UPPAbaby

My favorite picture of myself as a baby has me sitting up in a huge fancy baby carriage. When I had my first child, now nearly 45 years ago, I looked for a fancy baby carriage. They were not in vogue. Strollers were in. When my first grandchild was born nearly fifteen years ago, I […]

Happiness is Now Taught In College As the Younger Generation Seems to Need Be Taught What Happiness Is

The big news across media platforms that are viewed by us Boomers is Professor Laurie Santos’s “Psychology and the Good Life,” course at Yale that has nearly 1,200 students signed up.  See the New York Times, January 26, 2018, “Yale’s Most Popular Class Ever: Happiness, by David Shimerjan. The New York Times article addresses the […]

Two Best Baked Apple Recipes With No Added Sugar For Toddlers To Adults

We know sugar is our enemy.  As a post menopausal woman, I was advised that my body could not process sugar but could process fat, and that I should cut sugar from my diet for weight maintenance.  I now do not worry as much about how much fat is in a food, but I monitor […]

Put The Lion King on Your Radar Screen: The Large Screen, the Small Screen and On the Stage

“The Lion King” live stage musical is the most successful production of any work in any media in entertainment, and it deserves to be.  It is having a run around the country and it is a great treat to enjoy with grandchildren, and introduce them to a live theatre musical performance.  On the Lion King […]