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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Two Best Moisturizers That Take Care Of This Grandma’s Wrinkly Crepey Thighs, Skin and Neck Beautifully

This Grandma has a dear long (we never say old) friend who must have been a medicine woman in another life.Whenever I or a member of our family has any medical related issue, big or small, I go to her. Invariably, she has a solution or recommendation that is helpful, or at least a direction […]

Dr. Fauci Has Spoken: We Will Possibly Be Wearing Masks in 2022 and These are the Best New Masks, Including for Children, and Real N95 and KN95 Masks

February 22, 2021, Dr. Anthony Fauci was interviewed on CNN and said “that it’s “possible” Americans will still need to wear masks in 2022 to protect against the coronavirus, even as the US may reach “a significant degree of normality” by the end of this year.” This Grandma is convinced we will all be reaching […]

To Have the Most Access to and the Best Relationship with Your Grandchildren, Always Go First to the Parent of Your Grandchildren Who is Your Child About Any Issue

I initially wrote this blog post a few years ago, long before the word “pandemic” was in our everyday vocabulary and has taken over our lives.  It has become relevant again now as we grandparents are getting vaccinated in great numbers and cannot wait to get our hands on our grandchildren and return to be […]

Weekly Zoom With the Family Is A Positive Benefit of the Pandemic

GG (Great Grandmother) Lee is 97 years old. We got her an IPad years ago as a birthday present and she is pretty proficient. Since the start of the pandemic, like many other families, our family has set up a weekly Zoom. GG loves this time, giving her a chance to connect with all of […]

Resilience in Ourselves and Our Grandchildren has Taken On Greater Meaning During the Pandemic

In 2014. I first wrote about building resilience in children and how we grandparents could be of assistance. Pandemics were not on my radar. We now know our grandchildren are dealing with a once in a century crisis. We can help. This Grandmother is a child of Holocaust survivors. As adolescents and young adults, my […]

Documenting Baby’s Growth Month By Month During the First Year

This Grandma loves receiving monthly pictures of grandma friends’ babies documenting their growth so much so that this is my third blog post with tips and links. When a long (we never say old) dear friend became the grandmother of her first grandson, after teenage granddaughters, I thought how much fun this would be for […]

When Grandma Able To Hug Grandchildren Becomes Miraculous

COVID-19. This grandma is so over it. A year out of our ives now is life changing. For we know enough to know how much of living life we do not have time to make up, as much as we do not want to think about how long (we never say old) we are. We […]