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 […]

Before You or Your Loved Ones Travel Outside the United States this Summer Or Anytime Take These Four STEPs First

Grandpa, our oldest grandson, and I were walking with our guide, Bertrand, down a main Paris thoroughfare toward the Rodin Museum when all three of our I phones beeped an alert from the U.S. government.  I was surprised that Bertrand’s phone did not also beep, but I only included his cell phone number in our […]

Giving You Easy Ways to Use Certain Classical Music Which Listened to in the Background For Twenty Minutes A Day Focuses and Strengthens the Brain Of All Ages from Birth to Death

We Grandmas want to make things easy for our families and loved ones.  When I read that research suggests that the soundtrack to your child’s learning and homework should comprise a specific list of 21 musical compositions, proven to change the electromagnetic frequency of brain waves for optimal focus, I am on it.  I am […]

Fourth of July is Over, So Why Should We Care For July 4th 2019 What Was Wrought in 2018?

This Grandma, a naturalized citizen, is very patriotic.  Yes, the red, white and blue of July 4th are very important.  Only PopPop and I shared holiday dinner, but dessert was of the right colors, of course, blueberries, strawberries, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.  Every year a neighbor puts on a fireworks show that is […]

It Is Worth Taking the Time To Opt Out For Privacy on Google, Email Accounts, Amazon, and Internet Advertising From This Grandma Who Did It By Herself

This Grandma watches the Today Show and Rossen Reports is a favorite segment.  With the European Union cracking down on Facebook, and strengthening on line privacy rules, we are bombarded with emails asking us for permission to continue to sell our information.  Rossen Reports does the opposite.  Jeff Rossen is a hero.  He gives us […]

Learning About Having #It All From Another Woman Who Has Had It All, But Not All At the Same Time

Justice of the United States Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said she believes women can have it all, but perhaps not all at the same time. She has attained the rank of American Female Superstar, and with her admission of what she has accomplished and what she has overcome, she thankfully has exposed what […]

New Baby Clothing Made With Magnet Closures Make Middle of the Night Changes A Breeze

Onesie footies are always the key for newborn and baby dress, although this grandma does love the gowns.  Our daughter in law and son, with their first, discovered that the onesies with snap closures are a pain in the middle of the night, and anytime with a crying newborn.  They love the zipper onesie footies.  […]

Grateful for the Fathers In Our Lives This Father’s Day 2018 Seventy Years After the Holocaust

As I thought about this Father’s Day 2018, the year’s traumatic and potentially fatal health circumstances clearly highlighted thoughts of gratitude for the fathers in our lives. What came to mind are two related sayings: You don’t know what you have until it is gone.  Truth is, you knew what you had, you just thought […]

Why Boomers’ Lives May Depend On Paying attention To Oral Health and Periodontal Disease

Here is a short true-false quiz: (persistent is defined as two weeks or more) If you have persistent bad breath it may be a sign of cancer. If you have periodontal disease, it may contribute to onset of cancer. You may teach your grandchildren that if they are taking a true-false test and do not […]

Senior Discounts Are No Joke and For the Best Senior Discounts You May Be “Carded” As You Were At Age Twenty One

When all of our friends were turning 50, Grandpa and I gave two gifts.  The first was a three year membership to AARP (now $43) because it would shock our friends that they could be a member of the American Association of Retired Persons at age 50.  The second was a book, “Unbelievably Good Deals […]

Best 2018 Mother’s Day Gifts for Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers

Each year this Grandma has tried to think of new and different Mother’s Day gifts that we grandmas might actually want to receive.  Then I think back on the Mother’s Day gifts that continue to give me joy and they are already in previous posts!  What I discovered this year was that the gifts that […]

Six Ways To Celebrate 2018 Earth Day and Earth Month With Grandchildren

On April 22 each year since 1970, we celebrate Earth Day, a day to appreciate and be aware of our environment and the Earth.  Earth Day has now expanded to include the entire month of April as Earth Month. In honor of Earth Day in 2016, as set forth on Wikipedia, “the landmark Paris Agreement […]

Be Aware and Beware of Little Known Adverse Consequences of DNA and Genetic Testing Before You Do Such and Before You Gift It to Loved Ones

“23 and Me” ads are all over the television.  So many people gifted this ancestry and their health genetic testing or other companies’ genetic testing to family and friends over the holidays.  Be aware and beware of little known adverse consequences of genetic testing that go way beyond a “Dear Amy” column where a woman […]