Pizza For Breakfast Is Finally Getting the Respect It Deserves and This Grandma’s Case For a Breakfast Feast Grandchildren Would Want For Breakfast, Part II

If you follow this blog, you will already know that this Grandma is obsessed with the concept of “Pizza for Breakfast” as a special grandma treat when with grandchildren.  That was one of the first “Grandma Lessons” I received from a very experienced grandma at a conference I was attending.  I proceeded to write several […]

Surprise at the Continuing Misunderstanding Regarding Joint Custody and What Grandparents Should Know About How To Handle Disputes Between the Parents of Our Grandchildren

Grandparents should only take one side in disputes between the parents of our grandchildren–the side of the grandchildren.  Parental disputes mean remaining neutral for grandparents, as there are no grandparent rights–if something happens to the parent of the grandchildren who is your child, if you alienate the other parent, you may never see your grandchildren […]

What We Should Know About Science Daily, Tell the Parents of Our Grandchildren about It, and What Is Reported About when To Introduce Foods to Babies

My brother forwarded me an article about a report on when to introduce foods to babies in an online publication called “Science Daily.”  In addition to reading about this topic, I scrolled down to the bottom of the page and saw many topics of interest to the parents of our baby grandchildren.  On the topics […]

The Six Best Reasons For Boomer Grandparents to Buy an iPhone X

This is the first time in this Grandma‘s life that I am finally considered the most cool by my grandchildren. Why? Because PopPop (grandpa) and I got two of the first iPhone Xs. It was a pleasure to impress our oldest teenage grandson by letting him know, when he watched people lined up for hours […]

What Purple, The 2018 Color of the Year, Has To Do With The Washington Post and The New York Times Rivalry And A Subliminal Political Message for The Coming Year

The Color Purple has a history in our family before the 1985 outstanding movie with Whoopi Goldberg.  In 1982, our youngest daughter was three.  She always demanded her own way since birth, but at age three she decided she would only wear the color purple.  At the time, she had a few clothing items in […]

The Cause Of and the Cure For “The New Grandma Backache”

Even if you’re not yet a grandma or you’re a grandma of many grandchildren, here is what you need to know about “The New Grandma Backache.” This is not your ordinary, run-of- the- mill, backache. You don’t know it yet, but you have an area specific and circumstance specific backache. All you know is that […]

If I Knew I Were Dying, What Would I Want To Talk About Now

Last year, I wrote a blog post titled, “If I Knew I Were Dying, What Would I Want To Talk About Now.”  I had then recently watched, The PBS NewsHour, which presented Hospice Chaplain Carrie Egan, in an “In My Humble Opinion” segment called “Don’t Wait Till Your Dying Words to Say What’s Most Important.”  […]

2018 New Year’s Resolutions Focusing on Feelings That Span A Lifetime Will Bring Us Joy

For New Years 2017, this Grandma wrote “2017 New Year’s Resolutions Focusing on Feelings That Span A Lifetime Will Bring Us Joy.”  When I sat down to write this year’s message, the draft mirrored 2017.  I realized that sharing the 2017 feelings was a most overwhelming task for me, and opened up on memories that […]

The One Best Website for Finding the Best Children’s Books For Our Grandchildren of All Ages

From a new baby registry to holiday presents to visit presents to school required reading at all ages, books connect us with our grandchildren and we want our grandchildren to connect us with books.  We have reached to era where we grandparents tend to read books on our electronic devices, so we have to tell […]

Have Fidget Spinners Quickly Gone the Way of Hula Hoops and Pet Rocks And Should They?

If you have a grandchild old enough to say the word, he or she has a fidget spinner in their hand.  My son-in-law credits me with being the first to introduce spinners to our grandchildren.  However, it was our oldest who first showed a fidget spinner to me, so he was able to explain the […]

Most Popular Baby Names For 2017 Include Surprises

Each year, this Grandma loves learning the most popular baby names.  It is that time again for 2017. This year, I have a greater interest in the newest most popular baby names than the last six years.  We are expecting to welcome two baby boys into the family.  So, you must excuse my desire to […]

Holiday Gifts for Grandparents Should Include All Kinds of Balls Which Will Contribute to Our Health, Wellness, and Youthfulness

In 2014, this Grandma wrote a blog post about “Two New Easy Ways for Boomers To Measure Our Youth for Our Age and Good Health and How to Maintain These.” Included in the post was a report on a study about measures for upper body strength and lower body strength and aging.  The post gives […]

Finally An Excellent Holiday Movie That Appeals To All Generations

Our grandchildren, ages 7, 10 and 11 went to see the movie, Wonder, during the Thanksgiving holiday.  Our oldest grandson, age 14, had read the book and decided to see another super heroes movie, Justice League, which got terrible reviews, but was the number two grossing movie.  Wonder came in at number three, while CoCo, […]

Six Tips To Remember for The Best Bargains For “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” 2018 and For Shopping All Year Long

This Grandma has the life experience of remembering when “brick and mortar” stores controlled and is living through the change to electronic shopping in control.  I drive past the mammoth number of strip malls in South Florida and wonder what the landscape will look like when they are no more, lost because of the ease […]

What Should Be In Our Grandchildren’s Future After the Sexual Harassment “Empowerment Revolution” and What Can We Grandparents Do To Help

As Megyn Kelly stated November 29, 2017 on her NBC morning show immediately after Matt Lauer was fired without notice due to charges of sexual harassment, we are “in a sea of change in this country, an empowerment revolution.”  We all feel tremendous empathy for the career opportunities lost during the decades where sexual harassment […]

How to Make Shopping in the Mall with Grandchildren of All Ages and Sexes a Pleasurable Experience

When our daughters were small, they hated going shopping with me.  It was a chore for them to accompany me, even if it was for clothing for them.  Even toy shopping was met with groans and complaints that I did not need them with me when I had a list.  I was surprised, as I […]

Top Four Tips For Grandparents To Conquer Sibling Rivalry

A dear grandma friend complained that her two grandsons, ages nine and seven, constantly fight. Their parents separate them by sending them to their rooms when this happens.  She said when they are with her they each want her attention and each wants to be the one to win or be the best.  She cannot […]

Interesting and Important Smelly Facts Regarding the Differences Between Men and Women

This Grandma remembers a story about a fire and a dear friend who was pregnant.  She was sitting on the front porch with her husband and Grandpa and smelled smoke.  Her husband and Grandpa smelled nothing and said it must be her ‘pregnant nose,’ which was so sensitive. imagining things.  Fairly soon thereafter, smoke bellowed […]

Making the Most of Halloween 2017 and Best Tips of Halloweens Past

As I receive the pictures of our grandchildren’s 2017 Halloween costumes, I smile.  I remember each year.  I am waiting for Godiva’s 2017 sale and free shipping of Halloween candy to send them an annual treat.  When I looked at the costumes and items for this Halloween, very little is new, so I decided to […]

Top Five Tips for Planning The Perfect Travel Experiences for the First Three Years Of Retirement

This Grandma and Grandpa have a bucket list of seeing all of the wonders of the world.  Just when we thought we had completed seeing all of the wonders that still exist on various lists, a new list emerged.  That is wonderful, as it gives us more wonders to look forward to. It occurred to […]