It Does Not Take Very Much to Trigger Holocaust Memories When You Are A Child of Holocaust Survivors

The day was the ordinary. I ran errands. I went to Whole Foods for a dozen items that came to $44. I took my car in for service and went to pick it up. There were two more things I did. I watched the Today show as I do as many mornings as I can […]

Best Four Tips We Boomer Women Should Share About Menopause and Beyond

This Grandma has written about how we should have friends that are at least ten years older than us so we can learn what faces us in life and friends that are at least ten years younger than us so we can pay it forward.  There is no substitute for life experience and the wisdom […]

How the 2019 Color of the Year and A Daily Dose of Dark Chocolate Are Connected

Each year, this Grandma looks forward to some annually repeated news releases that some might think are trivial.  I love the information annually on the most popular baby names.  I love the information about the color of the year.  These are not connected, but this year, the 2019 color of the year and dark chocolate […]

Baby Teeth to Adult Molars Information By Chart For Grandparents

With two baby grandchildren approaching a year old, we love the toothy smile of one and the incoming sharp little stubs of another.  Yes, we remember our children and older grandchildren and baby teeth, but we grandparents never had a chart to refer to that explains kinds of teeth and when we might expect them […]

How Preteen and Teenage Grandchildren Are Like Cats

Grandparenting preteens and teenagers is different than any other grandparenting stage. Grandparenting babies, whether a long distance or local, is intense. We have to follow the parents’ rules, whether strict or lax, or anything in between.  We must be very concerned about safety and do not want anything to go wrong on our watch.  Baby […]

How We Grandparents Can Share What Our Grandchildren Will Never Know Otherwise Part 1: Reading and Writing Cursive Is No Longer Taught to Our Grandchildren

When this Grandma was a child, I remember hearing about how some would mark their signature with an X because they could not read or write.  Having a unique cursive signature was important when I was a child, and even in my adulthood.  I went to my go to source, Wikipedia, for more information about […]

Five New Important Facts About Breast Milk That May Make Everyone A Believer Who Were Not Convinced Before That Breastfeeding is Preferable and Raises Some Questions That May Not Have Previously Been Considered

This Grandma has written several posts about breastfeeding over the years, most saying that it should be a choice, nor guilting or forcing new mothers to do something too difficult for them or if they were unable to breastfeed. * My Mother breastfed me and my brother at a time when it was the only […]

I am one of the Boomer Women Who Personally Experienced Discrimination “On The Basis of Sex”

I just saw the movie,“On the Basis of Sex,” and cannot share the “wow” moment in the movie for me without spoiling the movie for you. I am one of the Boomer women who personally experienced discrimination “on the basis of sex.” I know in my heart there are millions of us, with as many […]

Memorializing Family Rituals and Traditions in the New Year 2019

The last two years, this Grandma’s New Year’s posts have been heavy and emotionally taxing.  See post, 2018 New Year’s Resolutions Focusing on Feelings That Span A Lifetime Will Bring Us Joy 2018 New Year’s Resolutions Focusing on Feelings That Span A Lifetime Will Bring Us Joy   This year, two years into retirement from […]

Enhance Your New York City Vacation As A Tourist With The Four Best Secrets of the New York Lifestyle of Our Boomer Friends

This is what my dearest longest (we never say oldest) friend, a lifetime resident of New York City, taught me of secrets of the New York lifestyle that will greatly enhance your New York vacation experience: WHERE TO STAY Stay in a hotel in a residential area of Manhattan that has easy access to the […]

The Sunshine Symphony is The One Perpetually Award Winning Newborn, Baby, and Toddler Toy That Is A Must Have For Any New Parent

Remember the scary clown phase where kids and adults alike were terrified? Every time my daughters and I look at The Sunshine Symphony by Neurosmith we comment that we just don’t get it. We adults think the bright yellow face, red nose, and large black outlined eyes, is almost spooky. However, with all of our […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]