Four 2021 Best Inexpensive Gadgets For Feeding Toddlers and Preschoolers That Are Perfect Baby Shower, First Birthday, and Visit Gifts That Parents Will Appreciate

We grandparents, (AV) after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, are planning multiple trips to visit grandchildren. We Florida grandparents love that our ability to visit coincides with warmer weather up north and hot weather in Florida.  When we were parents, we did not have the types and variety of gadgets that helped us help our toddler […]

The One Major Impetus For Our Friends and relatives To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 As Soon As It Is Available To Them

There are risks to each of our choices as whether to vaccinate or not vaccinate for COVID-19. To think there are no risks is risky. We have no knowledge of the effect of vaccination in five years, ten years, thirty years. This a new vaccine and the unknown is the unknown. It is not only […]

Spring and Summer Dessert Pizza Recipes after Pizza for Breakfast

It is hard for this Grandma to realize that I have been sharing “grandma lessons” since September 2011, almost ten years.  What is harder to believe is that the impetus for this blog, the birth of my first grandchild, my oldest grandson, is heading off for college! When his mother, our oldest daughter, told us […]

The 2021 Best Mother’s Day Gift For Grandmas Is Also The Most Important

Mother’s Day 2021 is Sunday, May 9. The 2021 Best Mother’s Day gift is also the most important. If you add up the days, minutes or hours that we grandparents lost with our grandchildren this year due to the pandemic, COVID-19, it would take more than just one day to make up for what we […]

We Grandparents Want to Share That The Best Time of Life Comes After a Lifetime of Living

During the pandemic PopPop records programs to watch and I keep a list of Netflix and Amazon programming, which we cannot prerecord.  Such has been the pattern, the techie and the scribe.  We finally got to watch the recorded the 2021 AARP awards, “Movies for Grownups.”  The winners were outstanding movies and shows to watch.  […]

Two Best Moisturizers That Take Care Of This Grandma’s Wrinkly Crepey Thighs, Skin and Neck Beautifully

This Grandma has a dear long (we never say old) friend who must have been a medicine woman in another life.Whenever I or a member of our family has any medical related issue, big or small, I go to her. Invariably, she has a solution or recommendation that is helpful, or at least a direction […]

After A Year of Living With the Pandemic, We Vaccinated Grandparents Share the Joy of Hugging Grandchildren

We grandparents have made it. We have lived through a year of the pandemic, COVID-19. We have been in isolation, one of worst parts of which has been the deprivation of being able to hug our grandchildren. This has been such a difficult year for everyone, but at our stage of life, loss of physical […]

Dr. Fauci Has Spoken: We Will Possibly Be Wearing Masks in 2022 and These are the Best New Masks, Including for Children, and Real N95 and KN95 Masks

February 22, 2021, Dr. Anthony Fauci was interviewed on CNN and said “that it’s “possible” Americans will still need to wear masks in 2022 to protect against the coronavirus, even as the US may reach “a significant degree of normality” by the end of this year.” This Grandma is convinced we will all be reaching […]

To Have the Most Access to and the Best Relationship with Your Grandchildren, Always Go First to the Parent of Your Grandchildren Who is Your Child About Any Issue

I initially wrote this blog post a few years ago, long before the word “pandemic” was in our everyday vocabulary and has taken over our lives.  It has become relevant again now as we grandparents are getting vaccinated in great numbers and cannot wait to get our hands on our grandchildren and return to be […]

Weekly Zoom With the Family Is A Positive Benefit of the Pandemic

GG (Great Grandmother) Lee is 97 years old. We got her an IPad years ago as a birthday present and she is pretty proficient. Since the start of the pandemic, like many other families, our family has set up a weekly Zoom. GG loves this time, giving her a chance to connect with all of […]

Resilience in Ourselves and Our Grandchildren has Taken On Greater Meaning During the Pandemic

In 2014. I first wrote about building resilience in children and how we grandparents could be of assistance. Pandemics were not on my radar. We now know our grandchildren are dealing with a once in a century crisis. We can help. This Grandmother is a child of Holocaust survivors. As adolescents and young adults, my […]

Documenting Baby’s Growth Month By Month During the First Year

This Grandma loves receiving monthly pictures of grandma friends’ babies documenting their growth so much so that this is my third blog post with tips and links. When a long (we never say old) dear friend became the grandmother of her first grandson, after teenage granddaughters, I thought how much fun this would be for […]

When Grandma Able To Hug Grandchildren Becomes Miraculous

COVID-19. This grandma is so over it. A year out of our ives now is life changing. For we know enough to know how much of living life we do not have time to make up, as much as we do not want to think about how long (we never say old) we are. We […]

Grandma’s List of Five Best and Five Worst Toddler Toys and Gifts

After six grandchildren and many toddler gifts, this Grandma has listened to her daughters and daughter-in-law rave and complain about gifts and toys. Of course, when we give a toddler gift, we want the toddler to be happy, if not overjoyed. Here are some do’s and dont’s from this experienced Grandma. As much as I […]

Grandma’s List of Five Best and Five Worst New Baby Gifts

After six grandchildren and many baby gifts, this Grandma has listened to her daughters rave and complain about baby gifts.  Of course, when we give a baby gift, we want the recipient to be happy, if not overjoyed.  Here are some do’s and don’ts from this experienced Grandma: Best New Baby Gifts: Number One: Home […]

Emily in Paris is the 2021 Best Bad TV to Watch and Maybe Share With Grandchildren

I receive Netflix and HBO Max suggestions from friends on a daily basis during this pandemic. We grandparents are one generation older than our children, the parents of our grandchildren, compulsed on podcasts and reality shows. Our grandchildren are compulsed on Tik Tok, Instagram and You Tube. Our almost ten year old grandson has his […]

Memorializing Family Rituals and Traditions in the New Year 2021

When I wrote previous New Year’s blog posts I thought those transitions were difficult. See blog post, Memorializing Family Rituals and Traditions in the New Year 2019, in which I reviewed that year and previous posts so applicable again this year. Now we have survived a year of a pandemic, causing loss and the greatest […]

School Mask Breaks And Other 2020 COVID-19 Experiences Our Grandchildren Should Preserve For Their Children and Grandchildren, Sample Questions for Videotaping Them and How To Do It

During the COVID-19 coronavirus lock down period in March and April, 2020, I interviewed our older grandchildren, two aged 13 and one aged 16. We videotaped these interviews to be opened in ten years. At that time, the children were abruptly removed from school and quarantined with all of us. When I interviewed them last […]

Great Grandmother’s Famous Butter Cookies and the Best 2020 Homemade Christmas, Chanukah, and Specialty Disney and U.S. States Cookies For Games To Play and Times to Share, With the Best Ways to Mail Cookies To Grandchildren

GG (Great Grandmother) Frieda, my mother, was a great cook and an even greater baker.  Our home was overflowing with food and sweets as our parents remembered their days of deprivation and starvation in the Holocaust.  The smell of homemade baked goods was present, fresh challah and rolls, and all kinds of sweets.  There were […]

Having The Best Selection of 2020 Holiday Gifts in One Article For Anyone in the World is the Best Resource for 2021 Gifts, Especially For Grandchildren

This Grandma, for this blog, keeps folders of different topics on my Ipad. Whenever I read something I want to keep, I put it in a folder.  I recently perused the New York Magazine article, “Every Holiday Gift Guide From the Strategist — in One Place,” by the editors, December 1, 2020. I realized that […]