Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg and This Florida Judge’s Immigrant Life Following Her A Decade Later. Parallels Demonstrate Six Keys To Success For Grandchildren and How To Honor Her Legacy

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a giant among us and her loss has been felt nationwide.  The following two quotes I received from friends and relatives upon the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman Justice and first Jewish woman justice, touched me the most. “A Jewish teaching says […]

The 2019 Most Popular Baby Names Have Few Surprises But the Biggest Surprise is How The Impact Of Current Affairs and The Coronavirus Have Overshadowed the Announcement

This Grandma loves seeing the Social Security Administration’s listing of the most popular baby names of the year.  If you put the term “baby names” into “search this site,” on www.grandmother-blog.com, you will see all the previous most popular baby names going back seven years! Usually there are so many articles about the baby names […]

Halloween Celebration and Decorating in the Age of COVID-19 Coronavirus

Everything seems different and chaotic in this COVID-19 coronavirus time in our lives.  Each year this Grandma buys Halloween costumes for the grandchildren.  It has become my thing.  This year, with the coronavirus, the CDC has so many Halloween celebrations recommendations and limitations, I hope the grandchildren will NOT be trick or treating at all.  […]

Taking A Virtual Zoom Baby Shower to the Next Level With the Best Four Tips

Yesterday, I participated in a Zoom baby shower given by one of my long (we never say old) dear friends for her son and daughter-in-law.  Yes, in July, when she told me she was going to do this, I searched many articles about virtual baby showers, to find the best one to send her to […]

Finding COVID-19 Testing For Adults By Mail is Easy But How Can Parents Find COVID-19 Testing by Mail for Children, Locations That Test Children for COVID-19, Prepare Children for the Test, and Help Children Cope With the COVID-19 Test

Travel is scary now enough for adults.  I have several friends who have flown and send me pictures of themselves on the airplane.  It was anxiety ridden, according to them.  They were as cautious as they could be, social distancing at the airports, totally covered from head to toe, with disinfectants at their fingertips. They […]

The Best Idea For Maintaining Close Contact With Grandchildren During Covid-19 Comes From An Unexpected Source

PopPop, and I, as long distance grandparents, made it our business to visit our grandchildren often when they were younger, about every four to six weeks, until they at least started preschool.  We felt that the babies and toddlers needed the frequent contact to develop a close bond, which we hoped would last forever.  With […]

PART TWO of Learning Tips to Pass On and Incorporate With Your Grandchildren During Remote or Part Time Learning and Any Time

At this time of remote or part time learning, we are all concerned about how much our grandchildren are going to retain.  I hope the two blog posts on learning theory that I have found helpful hopefully helps us grandparents help our precious grandchildren.  “PART ONE of Learning Tips to Pass On and Incorporate With […]

PART ONE of Learning Tips to Pass Along and Incorporate With Your Grandchildren During Remote On Line or Part Time Learning and Any Time

At this time of remote or part time learning, we are all concerned about how much our grandchildren are going to retain.  I hope the two blog posts on my interpretation of learning theory I have found helpful hopefully helps us grandparents help our precious grandchildren. After having taught elementary and middle school for seven […]

A New Scientific Study Shows How We Grandparents Cause Ill Will Between Us and the Parents of Our Grandchildren Over Parenting and Tips and Ideas to Preserve Access to Our Grandchildren

“Half of Parents Report Butting Heads with Child’s Grandparent Over Parenting,” is a new study   from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine – University of Michigan, August 17, 2020,  in Science Daily. The summary and the conclusion contain grandparents’ greatest fear: “Nearly half of parents describe disagreements with one […]

Seven Great On Line Shopping Tips During COVID-19 or Anytime to Get the Best at the Best Price

In this time of COVID-19, spending more time in our homes, we are not only cleaning closets and reorganizing, we are looking to change or upgrade our surroundings. Whether redecorating an entire house or room, or replacing one item in the home, on line shopping is the way to go now.  Our daughters are doing […]

Marvelous, Outrageous, Extraordinary, and Maybe Some Useful Face Masks In the Mix to Make or Choose From for the Present and Future

Although we are loathe to consider it, it seems that face masks are going to be a means of remaining safe from the coronavirus, COVID-19, for a considerable time to come. This Grandma has a saying that when we consider ourselves too fat to buy clothes, we buy shoes. With everyone home more often than […]

Let Us Not Forget We are Living Through History In the Making and The Generations That Come After Will Never Forget Us

We are living through history in the making and the generations that come after will never forget us.  We are not only passively living through the time of COVID-19, each of us is affecting the trajectory of this coronavirus. During this self-induced media overload, I learned that our seasonal flu, for which we get a […]

The Four Ways The Pandemic COVID-19 Even Affects Our Celebration of National Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream Month.   That makes sense.  July is the highlight month of the summer, with July 4th and summer vacations and celebrations.  This year with COVID-19 is different, but one thing is the same, the summer is the time we most crave ice cream, cold and creamy.  In a previous National Ice […]

It Is Wonderful It Is Not Only Boomers Who Feel Like We Are Losing It During the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Three Top Tips for Counteracting The Fog We Are Feeling

My friends and I who are Boomers keep sharing that we cannot remember what day it is and what we did yesterday, much less last week or last month. We share going to another room for a reason and then forgetting why we are there. We share that we cannot remember whether it is Sunday […]

The Best and Worst About Our Grandchildren Safely Going To School This Coming School Year While the Pandemic, COVID-19, Is Still Among Us

This Grandma interviewed the three oldest grandchildren to preserve their memories about what life is like during the pandemic.  The questions included was the worst thing about their isolation during the lockdown due to the pandemic.  See post, “What Will Our Grandchildren Remember About Living Through The Coronavirus Pandemic COVID-19 and How To Memorialize their […]

A Humorous and Profound View on What We Have Learned from Covid-19: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

A friend who is an outstanding writer shared an article she wrote for her local community newsletter and gave me permission to share it with you. We all need a laugh at this time and I think the laughs you get will be more than you expected. I thank Nancy Schaal, the author, for sharing […]

Rainbow Bread to Enjoy On Our Way to Reach “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”

Times are hard right now for all of us. There is a perfect song for this time,“Somewhere over the Rainbow” from Wizard of Oz. If you have not introduced the movie with the great Judy Garland to your grandchildren, Common Sense Media, my go to review website for movies, books and more, says it is […]

The Six Best Tips for Car Travel in the Time of Coronavirus, Covid-19

With the corona virus pandemic, we do not want to leave the house, much less travel any distance. Yes, staying home is getting old. But, travel is now anxiety ridden and just plain scary. Life in the time of Covid-19 means weighing risk tolerance and just how much risk one is willing to take, especially […]

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 […]

Father’s Day 2020 is a Father’s Day Like No Other and Consider Gifts Like No Other Year

We are in the midst of once in a century and half century traumatic events. There are protests in the street after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Our country continues to exhibit institutionalized racism, another plague which should be immediately addressed. We are in the sixth month of dealing with a Covid-19 pandemic. […]