Divorce Should Always Be A Last Resort, Even For “Gray” Divorces, Part I

In The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Monday, February 7, 2022, Amy Dickinson’s column concerned a thirty seven year marriage, and a wife in her sixties who is considering a divorce because she believes her husband is still involved with a woman he had an affair with thirty years earlier.  He denies the relationship.  The advice Amy […]

The Three Craft Toys That Grandparents Should Beware of Allowing Grandchildren To Play With At Their Homes

This Grandma has given many cooking and baking tips for grandparents doing so with grandchildren, including cleaning tips, covering counters and floors with rags or old towels for the best and easy cleanup, when I venture to do so with them. Some of my grandma friends say their favorite blog post I wrote about cooking […]

We Grandparents Have the Opportunity To Expand the Universe For Us and Our Grandchildren By Sharing the Journey of the Miraculous Space Marvel, The Webb Telescope, and Its Discoveries To Come

Grandparents can open grandchildren’s eyes to marvels of the world and expand their horizons, and in this case expand the universe for them. We have that opportunity before us now.  PopPop and I were introduced to the twenty-five year work on the Webb Telescope’s creation on the television program, Sixty Minutes, “Looking Back in Time […]

We Boomers Have Been Waiting For the Exciting New Global News Organization Going to Be Started By Ben Smith, Media Columnist for the New York Times, and Justin Smith, Bloomberg Media Chief Executive Officer

This Grandma, now retired, has the time daily and I read the local newspaper, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. On line, I read Apple News and Flipboard and most of the news articles published daily, PBS and BBC News. On TV, I watch […]

The Wiring in Grandma’s Brain is the Subject of A New 2021 Study and the Findings Reaffirm our Place in the World

“You know that special bond your mother seems to have with your kids? The one she doesn’t seem to have with anyone else — even you? You’re not just imagining it, according to a new study.” This was the beginning of a CNN article, by Madeline Holcombe, November 19,2021, “Is Your Mom Warmer with her […]

Cars, Trucks, Construction Vehicles and Toys and Books Galore For Holiday Gifts 2021

Having five grandsons means learning a lot about cars, trucks and construction vehicles.  Our youngest grandson, age three, has a girl cousin, also age three.  Watching them at his house playing with his cars, trucks and construction vehicles was enlightening.  They both lined every matchbox size car in a row.  They both use the flatbed […]

A New Baby Has Been Born Into Our Holocaust Family

Yesterday, a new baby was born into our Holocaust family. A new baby in the family is a momentous event but to a Holocaust family, the emotions that it unleashes bring bittersweet memories of what a new life means to the family. Our family is small due the murders of most of the members of […]

Honoring My Mother-In-Law Today and Forever

Ten years ago, I wrote a blog post about my mother-in-law, “My Mother-in-Law, the Star,” honoring her and everything about her which made her special to me as a mother-in-law, and special to everyone in our family as our GG, great grandmother, and matriarch of our family. GG Lee was eighty-eight years old ten years […]

Take the Spookiness Out of Halloween 2021 with A Celebration of National Cookie Month

Halloween was and is always special to this Grandma. It enabled me, as a long distance grandma, to help select and buy Halloween costumes for the grandchildren since they were babies. See, for example, “It’s Time to Find the Best Halloween Costume for Grandchildren Again,”  and “Halloween Costumes are a Great Grandma Gift,” and other […]

I AM A REFUGEE. I LOVE AMERICA

One Sunday morning, I was watching news reels of Afghan refugees carrying babies. It hit home to me, as I was a baby brought to America at six months old by my Holocaust survivor parents. I sat down at the computer and began to write what I intended to be a blog post. After I […]

From Facebook About How Living Longer Brings Learning and Wisdom To Share to Improve Quality of Life

This Grandma is new to social media. When I was a sitting judge in Florida, I was constrained from participating in social media. I never participated in Facebook and, retired from the bench, really enjoy it now. Posts from my friends and acquaintances keep me connected in this COVID era. I am reluctant to pass […]

Thinking Posts About Masks Were Done Months Ago: Back To School With Masked Grandchildren is Not What This Grandma Expected

When I wrote the last blog post about masks, I really thought it was going to be my last. Now with schools starting in Florida, parents are fighting for and against masks in school. The school board in Broward County, where Fort Lauderdale is located, has determined that the only safe way to open schools […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]