Update On Best Hotel, Food, and Other Local Secrets From a Local As To Why You Should Visit Fort Lauderdale in July and Why Our New Residents From Up North Should Consider a Staycation

Standing on the beach watching the fireworks on July 4th, needing a light jacket, made me realize that visiting Fort Lauderdale in July is a secret joy that this Grandma should share, and I did in 2017.  It is time for an update, especially since our South Florida population has exploded during the pandemic when […]

Father’s Day 2022 Curated List of Best Gift Ideas of Everything and Anything At any Price For Every Kind of Father and Grandfather

This Grandma collects articles for research for blogs.  When collecting for Father’s Day, I found I had collected forty-one articles from every and any source I could find.  Here is a curated list of the best gift ideas everything and anything at any price for every kind of Father and Grandfather for Father’s Day 2022 […]

Four Important Tips Regarding What to Do in An Active Shooter Event and What We Grandparents and Our Grandchildren’s Parents Can Begin To Do To Be Proactively Preventive Regarding School Shootings

The Uvalde school massacre has done this Grandma in.  I want to address two important tips we parents and grandparents need to know now regarding what to do in an active shooter event and two tips proactively preventative that we may act upon now.  These last two tips are not a panacea for the complex […]

Best Gifts for Graduations From Preschool to Graduate School 2022

PopPop and I have a four year grandchild who has a “moving up” ceremony this week, moving up from the three’s to pre kindergarten.  He is very excited we are going to be there in person.  Of course, as the youngest grandchild on both sides of the family, he has every toy he wants.  It […]

Five Best Tips To Maximize and Personalize Your Group Tour or Travel to Anywhere in the World After COVID

BC (Before Covid) travel was a priority in our lives, and now, renewing our passion and reviewing previous travel posts to refresh my recollection for ideas, I discovered this blog post and have updated it for AC (I think you now what this means). PopPop and I consider ourselves world travelers. After all, we have […]

Zoom Face is A Real Thing And Affects More Than We Realize, Which May Include When To Have the COVID Vaccine or Boosters

Going on our third year into pandemic life, we’re all still adjusting mentally and physically to this abnormal state. Many of us feel the thrill and stress of starting to hang out again and are getting back to life or to life as it will be going forward.  Living through a pandemic has impacted everything, […]

Our Teenage Granddaughter’s Award Winning Poem Brought Back the Reality that Being a Teenager is Hard Anytime, Harder During A Global Pandemic, and We Grandparents Can Make It Easier Now and in the Future

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.  See blog post, What Will […]

The Best New Source For Artistic, Colorful, Modern Customized and Personalized Gifts for Every Occasion and Purpose is Kicks By Sammy

This Grandma immediately goes to one of three sources for personalized gifts, especially new baby gifts, Chad and Jake, Pottery Barn Kids, or Etsy.  As a newborn baby gift for our new baby cousin in the family, I went to Chad and Jake. Then, on Instagram, the baby’s mother posted an adorable picture of the […]

Best Mother’s Day 2022 Gifts Are To Create Memories and More

2022 is a year where memories are especially important.  Covid has made us realize that time and time together is precious.  We want the grandmothers in our lives to pass along memories to their grandchildren. As a Mother’s Day gift for grandmother, why not gift a format and outline already created for grandmother to preserve […]

Divorce Should Always Be A Last Resort, Even For “Gray” Divorces, Part II

In The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Monday, February 7, 2022, Amy Dickinson’s column concerned a thirty seven year marriage and a wife in her sixties who is considering a divorce because she believes her husband is still involved with a woman he had an affair with thirty years earlier.  He denies the relationship.  The advice Amy […]

Divorce Should Always Be A Last Resort, Even For “Gray” Divorces, Part I

In The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Monday, February 7, 2022, Amy Dickinson’s column concerned a thirty seven year marriage, and a wife in her sixties who is considering a divorce because she believes her husband is still involved with a woman he had an affair with thirty years earlier.  He denies the relationship.  The advice Amy […]

Comfort Food During the 2022 Winter of Chaos With Grilled Cheese and Homemade Tomato Soup

With all the chaos and uncertainty around us this winter, as well as record breaking temperatures nationwide and ridiculous amounts of snow, we are looking for comfort and comfort food.  The combination of tomato soup with grilled cheese reminds us of our childhoods, always comforting, and emotionally as well as physically comforting. My mother, GG […]

What Message Are You Giving Your Children and Grandchildren About Living Life

Life and Death And Survival Among Jews these words resonate, as through history Jews and Jewish families have had to face the threat of losing loved ones to hate and survival from crimes of hate just because of religion and practice of religion. On February 22, 2022, Merrick Garland, Attorney General, Department of Justice, briefed […]

The Three Craft Toys That Grandparents Should Beware of Allowing Grandchildren To Play With At Their Homes

This Grandma has given many cooking and baking tips for grandparents doing so with grandchildren, including cleaning tips, covering counters and floors with rags or old towels for the best and easy cleanup, when I venture to do so with them. Some of my grandma friends say their favorite blog post I wrote about cooking […]

We Grandparents Have the Opportunity To Expand the Universe For Us and Our Grandchildren By Sharing the Journey of the Miraculous Space Marvel, The Webb Telescope, and Its Discoveries To Come

Grandparents can open grandchildren’s eyes to marvels of the world and expand their horizons, and in this case expand the universe for them. We have that opportunity before us now.  PopPop and I were introduced to the twenty-five year work on the Webb Telescope’s creation on the television program, Sixty Minutes, “Looking Back in Time […]

A Holocaust Survivor’s Child Shares National Council of Jewish Women’s Response to Events at The Synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, Principles of Active Shooter Training to Incorporate in Daily Life, and How to Talk to Grandchildren About Terrorism

As a child of Holocaust survivors, I was not only horrified, I was and am terrified by the January 15, 2022 terrorist attack on the synagogue in Texas. We children of Holocaust survivors tend to immediately go to catastrophe, so this being the third tragedy of this sort in three years, I think the state […]

We Boomers Have Been Waiting For the Exciting New Global News Organization Going to Be Started By Ben Smith, Media Columnist for the New York Times, and Justin Smith, Bloomberg Media Chief Executive Officer

This Grandma, now retired, has the time daily and I read the local newspaper, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. On line, I read Apple News and Flipboard and most of the news articles published daily, PBS and BBC News. On TV, I watch […]

The Wiring in Grandma’s Brain is the Subject of A New 2021 Study and the Findings Reaffirm our Place in the World

“You know that special bond your mother seems to have with your kids? The one she doesn’t seem to have with anyone else — even you? You’re not just imagining it, according to a new study.” This was the beginning of a CNN article, by Madeline Holcombe, November 19,2021, “Is Your Mom Warmer with her […]

Gratitude in the New Year 2022 For the Lifetime Benefit to Us Boomers of a Combination of Active, Daily Activities

This Grandma recently ran into a professional colleague I had not seen in nearly five years. It is hard to believe I am retired from the bench for five years. I was surprised at his appearance, as he now has pure white hair of that which was left on his head, which was not much. […]

The Children’s Song “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. . . “ Brings us To Three Important Tips For Boomer Grandparents’ “Eyes, Ears, Mouth, And Nose.”

This Grandma loves the exercise and movement song to sing with grandchildren from toddlers to older than you would expect: Head, shoulders, knees, and toes, Knees and toes. Head, shoulders, knees, and toes, Knees and toes. Eyes and ears and mouth, and nose, Head, shoulders, knees, and toes, Knees and toes. Yes, we grandparents progressively […]