Blog.3.21.20.Twelve Tips on How We Grandparents Can Help the Parents of Our Grandchildren Survive Home 24-7 With Their Children

This Grandma tells the parents of our grandchildren that if they lament that a grandchild is behind in a skill or learning that the grandchild will learn it before they walk down the aisle at his or her wedding.  This is a time to repeat this to the parents of our grandchildren.  This is an […]

Dear Grandchildren, The Year 2020 is Cancelled

This Grandma just got off the telephone with our oldest grandson, age 16, a junior in high school.  It is March 16, 2020 at the end of the workday. He is on spring break. As I had done, he also just listened to the President institute greater restrictions on travel and a maximum gatherings of […]

Seven Positives From Coronavirus Virus Outbreak For Boomers and Those The CDC Has Told to Stay Home

Since the Coronovirus has reached our shores, it is we Boomers who have most negatives in relation to the outbreak.  We are over the age of 60.  I hate to think that is where “elderly” or “senior citizen” is thought to begin, but as a Boomer we COULD be considered in that category, even though […]

IMPORTANT FLU AND CORONAVIRUS PREPARATION AND INFORMATION TO PASS ALONG: Boomers at Great Risk

Hopefully, one day we Boomers will look at this time of lack of information, lack of testing available, and lack of consistent knowledge and breathe a sigh of relief that it passed.  However, right now we are like we were when we were expectant parents in the 1970’s – with little information and praying for […]

The Wuhan Coronavirus has Arrived in the United States: LINKS FOR UPDATES With What We Grandparents and Our Grandchildren Can Expect or Do About It and What Does Climate Change Have To Do With Super Viruses

Being Boomers, we grandparents have many generations to worry about with the flu and viruses.  PopPop’s mother is 96 years old.  Our siblings are hitting age 70. Our children are in their 40’s.  Our grandchildren range from sixteen to two years old.  We refuse to admit that when the news media mentions “at risk” ages […]

Grandma’s Top Five Cleanliness in Public Tips For Grandchildren

When our eldest was being toilet trained, she fixated on only using the home toilet.  We had to return home for her to go or, the good news and bad news was that she would hold it until we got home.  Needless to say, this limited our range of movement.  I do not know why […]

Convincing Adults to Get the HPV Vaccine For Themselves Is a Hard Sell When Maybe It Should Not Be In Certain Circumstances

According to the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection, and nearly 80 million people—about one in four—are currently infected in the United States. About 14 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year. The HPV vaccine is an important development […]

Four of the Best Supplements and Medications for Boomers and Others to Discuss With Their Doctors To See If Appropriate to Your Health and For Health in and For Longevity

After all of the television commercials that advertise medications and supplements to discuss with your doctors if and as appropriate to your health and in and for longevity, it is hard to believe that this Grandma is writing this post suggesting supplements and medication for us Boomers to discuss with specialist doctors to see if […]

We Boomers Are in Medical La La Land If We Do Not Expect Medical Issues To Permeate Our Lives Now and NUMBER ONE TIP For Medical Survival Through Our Seventies

This Grandma has been living in medical La La Land. GG (Great Grandmother, now age 95) said live to the fullest and travel in ‘Young Old’ which is until age 84 because that starts ‘Old Old’ and your life changes drastically. I even asked each of my doctors if we Boomers can expect ‘Old Old’ […]

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 […]

Goal Setting & Pursuing Your Passionate Purpose In The New Year! From An Expert Health & Wellness Coach

Just too few years ago, our younger daughter re-introduced us to a high school friend with whom she reconnected.  As we of long years know, intervening years melt away when we reconnect with an old friend from our “prior lives.”  It is so fortunate that she is now part of our family’s life for more […]

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 […]

Boomers Protein Needs Are So Much More Than We Know For Optimum Muscle Mass and Longevity

This Grandma has found that we Boomers are beyond the average age of most standard medical studies.  It is about time that age 50 was not the upper limit of the population studies, and studies did not just lump us into a category of 50+. One of the major issues facing us is maintaining our […]

Who Knew Children Do Vomit More Than Adults and the Top Four Tips To Know About Children and Grandchildren Vomiting, Their Vomit and Our Own

When this Grandma was an elementary school teacher, I always made a deal with the teacher next door.  I could not stand vomit or blood, so I asked if I had a student who vomited or bled, could I send them next door or have the teacher come help with the vomit or blood issue.  […]

Fourth Trimester and Optimal Age for Human Baby and Puppy Cuteness Optimization Are the Same

With two new baby grandsons, the difficulty of the new parent experience is relived.  This Grandma equates it to being a hamster on a treadmill that never ends.  The new baby requires care every two hours or so around the clock, with a breast fed baby eating more often than a bottle fed baby, my […]

Five Healthy Habits to Give Us Twelve to Fifteen Additional Years to Celebrate Milestones With Our Grandchildren and Only One Word To Remember

Since the birth of our first grandchild, Grandpa and I periodically converse about how old we are going to be when he graduates from high school, from college and how old we are going to be when he marries.  We wonder if we were going to be alive to be present at these milestones.  He […]

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 […]

How To Get The Yuck Out of the Ducks, Other Bath Toys and Items and The Bathtub Itself

When this Grandma tries to get to the source of a series of articles, I find some really obscure on line journals.  The one for the source of learning that rubber ducks and other such bath toys and bath items that retain bath water grow very bad bacteria and fungus, a Swiss Federal Institute of […]

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 […]

The Truths and Myths About Flu and Cold Survival You Need To Know When About on Earth and in the Air

Grandpa and I are trying. We are trying to change habits to be safer in this cold and flu season. We are trying NOT to shake hands even when others greet us with outstretched hands, and bump fist instead. See previous post “Why We Should We Stop Teaching Our Children and Grandchildren to Hug, Kiss, […]