Six Studies That Give Useful Tips On Stimulation, Brain and Vocabulary Development in Babies and Toddlers

This Grandma has collected Science Daily reported Baby Studies for over a decade. Here are six of the best that include easy to incorporate tips during interactions with your baby and toddler grandchildren and to pass along to their parents. NEWBORN TO THREE MONTHS Many times, we think the newborn is a blob that just […]

Easy Vanilla or Chocolate Pudding Dirt Cake Recipe Especially With Grandchildren Who Love to Play in the Dirt

Our youngest grandchild has the largest sandbox at home created by his handy father. Nevertheless, he took his wagon, favorite excavator (he has many as he loves this construction vehicle), shovel, and went right for the dirt where his father was planting. He is always more interested in playing in the dirt. It does not […]

.Good News For Us Postmenopausal Chocoholics: An Extra Large Milk Chocolate Bar Twice A Day Is Found to Have Health Benefits

This Grandma is an unapologetic chocoholic. As I previously shared, I fed my first baby warmed chocolate fudge at three months old, one baby spoonful for her and one baby spoonful for me. Before you gasp in horror, know it was the dark ages nearly five decades ago when we did not know better. A […]

What Family Vacations, Grandchildren, and Grandparent Electronics Lessons Have in Common

Not especially tech savvy, I wait for family vacations to pester our older grandchildren and ask their help to make my use of electronics more user friendly. The best is when they, by happenstance, see me struggling with something and teach me a trick that is indispensable to my life. This may seem like an […]

The Five Most Important Reasons Why and When NOT To Put Wedding and Family Photographs Away When The Parents of Our Grandchildren Get Divorced

In the May 18, 2021, Washington Post, Ms. Manners answered the following question at the end of her advice column: “Dear Miss Manners: When your child gets a divorce, when should you put the wedding pictures and other family photos away?” Miss Manners’ answer: “When your child gets a divorce.” That is an easy answer […]

.We Over Seventy Seven Million Boomers of which Seventy Million are Boomer Grandparents Have the Power And Ability To Fight The “Disinformation Dozen” As They Are A Life Threatening Danger To Our Grandchildren

REMEMBER THESE TWELVE NAMES. 1.Joseph Mercola 2. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. 3. Ty & Charlene Bollinger 4. Sherri Tenpenny 5. Rizza Islam 6. Rashid Buttar 7. Erin Elizabeth 8 Sayer Ji 9. Kelly Brogan 10. Christiane Northrup 11. Ben Tapper 12. Kevin Jenkins As a grandparent who is a child of Holocaust survivors, I have […]

Winning the Battle But Losing the War By Failing to Follow Whatever New Parents’ Have As Their Rules

he headline on Fox News was: “Dad sends in-laws strict ‘guidelines’ for visiting newborn baby and it doesn’t go well” https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/dad-in-laws-guidelines-visiting-baby The author, Gerren Keith Gaynor, called the new father a “helicopter parent” for his list of very strict rules. The article caused me to go to REDDIT for the first time. I have no […]

Good News For Us Postmenopausal Chocoholics: An Extra Large Milk Chocolate Bar Twice A Day Is Found to Have Health Benefits Inbox

This Grandma is an unapologetic chocoholic. As I previously shared, I fed my first baby warmed chocolate fudge at three months old, one baby spoonful for her and one baby spoonful for me. Before you gasp in horror, know it was the dark ages nearly five decades ago when we did not know better. A […]

It Cannot Get Easier than A Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Cake Made In Minutes For 2021 Celebration Finally With Family and Friends

Even President Biden says it is time to celebrate! This Fourth of July 2021 is most special as many of us have not enjoyed the company of family and friends for much too long. Yes, we are all planning on barbeques, or those of us most fortunate have been invited to one where we do […]

Worms in Strawberries and Levels of Filth, Mold, and Insects Allowed in Our Food By The FDA Oh My!

Growing up with Holocaust survivor parents, our refrigerator and pantry overflowed with food. So much food that there was spoilage. That did not bother my parents at all. They would consume food and vegetables with visible mold. They would consume bread that had turned brown and black with mold. Nothing was thrown away. All the […]

The Best Reason Our Grand babies Need More Sleep Than We Do: Chart of Sleep We Need By Age Group

This Grandma happened upon a great article on line, “How much sleep you need, depending on your age,” by Dana McMakin, May 14, 2021, MIC. The best part of the article was a chart, “Recommended amount of Sleep, By Age Group,” Of Course, I have comments under each age group, as I have lived through […]

A Royal Becomes A Spokesperson On Menopause So Maybe The Discussion Will Take On The Importance It Should

Hush! Hush!   Maybe no more.   “Sophie, Countess of Wessex is lifting the shroud of silence that surrounds women’s health topics today.”   “The royal mom of two, who is married to the Queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward, took on a new patronage Friday with Wellbeing of Women, Buckingham Palace said in a statement […]

The Boomer’s Best Secret Weapon in America is Finally Being Appreciated and Respected

This Boomer Grandma has been hearing this for what seems like eons: Americans do not appreciate and sufficiently respect its elders. Then, I had an “aha” moment. This pandemic has changed that.  Our Boomer’s best secret weapon in America of wisdom gained from living a long life may have a positive impact on the rest […]

Father’s Day After the Pandemic Shutdown: Planning Get Togethers and More Gift Ideas

Last year, Father’s Day was like no other, and this Grandma acknowledged that with gifts appropriate to that experience. Father’s Day 2020 is a Father’s Day Like No Other and Consider Gifts Like No Other Year Father’s Day 2020 is a Father’s Day Like No Other and Consider Gifts Like No Other Year   Previous […]

Gray Divorce is not About What You Are Reading In the Media: Hear It From A Retired Family Court Judge

The media hoopla around the divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates is the impetus for this blog post and my sharing of my thoughts on “gray” and “white” marriage and divorce.  “Gray” divorces are considered ages 50’s and 60’s.  I guess that leaves us Boomers with “white” divorces. After a long profession of helping children […]

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.  […]