Women’s Health Care Takes A Massive Downward Dive With Medicare and We Women Must Advocate for No More Limitation on Coverage for Boomer Women’s Vaginal, Cervical, Uterine and Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Prevention

This Grandma made an annual appointment for the gynecologist.  I received a call from the office right before the appointment.  They cancelled my appointment.  Why?  Because Medicare only covers a gynecological appointment every other year.  I tried to talk to the office person about having a secondary supplemental medical policy and she said it does […]

Oppenheimer Toy Awards for 2018 Provide A Wealth of Award Winning Toys That Are Tested On Children for Holidays 2018, and Toy Gifts At Every Price Point for the Year Long

This Grandma found the Oppenheimer Toy Awards years ago.  The website, a few years ago, was redesigned and hard to navigate.  Looking for toys for the newest babies in the family, I found another redesign of the website, so  should again be the first place to look for award winning toys for 2018. To be […]

PRIMARY and MONICA AND ANDY New Organic Baby Clothes Are Winners For Our Precious Grandchildren and Now Just in Time for Holiday Shopping

Everything with the two newest baby grandchildren is about organic.  Of course, organic clothing is the new rage and there are new organic brands this Grandma had to have the Mother of the youngest grandchild try out.  Two are a hit! MONICA AND ANDY   Our daughter first found Monica and Andy at Nordstroms, which […]

Boomers Protein Needs Are So Much More Than We Know For Optimum Muscle Mass and Longevity

This Grandma has found that we Boomers are beyond the average age of most standard medical studies.  It is about time that age 50 was not the upper limit of the population studies, and studies did not just lump us into a category of 50+. One of the major issues facing us is maintaining our […]

If There is a Question of It Being Safe to Be Jewish In New York, then What Does That Mean for Being Jewish in South Florida and in America. Opinion from a Child of Holocaust Survivors

Since the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, there has been public discussion as to whether the shooting was really against being religious.  It seems to this Jewish woman that those who even brought up the discussion, after the shooter was so clear and direct, could never be the child of Holocaust survivors.  I know. I am […]

We American Jews Must Now Not Only Be Vigilant As We Have Joined the Vulnerable Ranks of Our Worldwide Brethren Past and Present. We, and American Non Jews, Must Also Fight For Federal Laws That Make Anti-Semitic Talk And Action Illegal

It has been happening to Jews for many thousands of years. It has touched our family and we Jews, collectively and of my family, can never forget. To forget is to be vulnerable to anti-Semitic violence and we Jews have learned from history that we must always be vigilant. All of our grandchildren will know […]

The Lessons This Grandma learned from Watching Parents Walk With and Engage Their Babies, Toddlers, and Children On the Streets of New York City and the Studies to Show How Wonderful That Is

Spending a month in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, I was surprised to see so many strollers and so few tourists. This is clearly New York family territory and so much to observe and learn about what I had heard about—the sophistication, culture, and extensive vocabulary of the children growing up in New York City. Wow! […]

Quality and Reasonably Priced Plastic American Made Toys Are A Hit To Buy And Put Away For Special Gifts and Holiday Presents

A long (we never say old) dear friend called for advice about toys for her grandson and the third child in a family.  It is always a challenge to think of new things for a third child in the family.  I sent her to the Oppenheimer Toy Award list at toy portfolio my go to […]

We Boomers are Asking The Wrong Generation If They Want Our Possessions As We Downsize

We Boomers are downsizing, or so I hear in the news and media.  Moreover, articles and advice columns about how our adult children do not want our possessions abound.  We are told to tell our adult children to pick just one item each, instead of asking them to divide all our possessions among them.  We […]

Who Knew Children Do Vomit More Than Adults and the Top Four Tips To Know About Children and Grandchildren Vomiting, Their Vomit and Our Own

When this Grandma was an elementary school teacher, I always made a deal with the teacher next door.  I could not stand vomit or blood, so I asked if I had a student who vomited or bled, could I send them next door or have the teacher come help with the vomit or blood issue.  […]

Top Ten Baby Names For 2018 From Parents Magazine and the Power of Some Old People Names

This Grandma loves all of the top ten lists for baby names each year and Parents Magazine recently released theirs.  I love reading the new trends for names, with babies named after trendy new rock stars, movie stars, and such.  I always hope that new parents understand the power in a name and choose their […]

Silver Sneakers and Boomers’ Best Medicare Free Fitness Benefit or Not

If you have not heard of Silver Sneakers, join the club.  You will want to join the Silver Sneakers club, as I did, when I heard about it.   I was bemoaning to a friend that I was going to spend an extended period up north and would not have access to a gym at a […]

In This Reality Show World, Boomer Grandparents Have One Reprieve

The parents of our younger grandchildren watch “Big Brother.”  We know.  It seems to always be on when we visit. They tell us they like seeing the interaction between the different personalities.  The news is on 24/7 at soon to be 95 year old GG’s (great grandmother’s) house, and all she wants to discuss are […]

The First Pregnancy and Baby Advice and Information Has Changed Beyond Recognition With Our Grandchildren’s Generation

When this Grandma’s children, now in their forties, were babies, cereal was the first food to introduce to the baby, and after a few weeks or a month or two of birth.  Of course, the majority of babies back then were formula bottle babies, the then new and modern way to mother.  Breastfeeding was only […]

This Grandma Has Just Upped the Acceptable Marriage Age For Her Grandchildren

“Life is making choices and living with the consequences of the choices we make.” In Boomers’ parents’ age, that saying meant once you married, you made your bed, so you must live with it….until death do you part. Our parents married very young, and many couples were mismatched, and unhappy most of their married lives. […]

We Grandparents Should Be Thankful for the Grandchildren We Have Looking at Three Important Articles and A New Book as to Why Everyone Is Having Less Children And How We Can Grandparents Can Change This Course In Our Own Families

The recent news has bombarded this Grandma about how everyone in America is having less children.  I must be thankful and grateful that I have reached the average of six grandchildren.  I expect that this average is going to decline greatly according to the following articles and book. As a grandparent or wishful to be […]

As A Child of Holocaust Survivors, I Am Worried That History Is Repeating Itself

As a child of Holocaust survivors, I feel that my unique background and upbringing has been a blessing and a curse, probably like most of us who have felt different and with a higher sensitivity to the world around us. My upbringing has made me the “Pollyanna,” which those who know me would agree, that […]

Experiencing New York City For a Month: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Step by Step Navigation of the Best of the MET and Heavenly Bodies, the Anna Wintour Exhibit

My dear (we never say old) friend told me to join the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) for my New York month long experience.  She said that the cost is $80 and a bargain, as it provides entrance for member and guest at each visit, with no lines for admission, at the MET, the MET […]

Experiencing New York City For a Month: The Bristol Plaza is The Perfect Luxury Home Away From Home in the Perfect Location

I have always had a desire to explore living in New York City.  For at least half a century and it is hard to believe that this Grandma can utter that time period as an adult, I look at New York real estate and locations daily.  My long (we never say old) dear friend for […]