Six Studies That Give Useful Tips On Stimulation, Brain and Vocabulary Development in Babies and Toddlers

This Grandma has collected Science Daily reported Baby Studies for over a decade. Here are six of the best that include easy to incorporate tips during interactions with your baby and toddler grandchildren and to pass along to their parents. NEWBORN TO THREE MONTHS Many times, we think the newborn is a blob that just […]

.Good News For Us Postmenopausal Chocoholics: An Extra Large Milk Chocolate Bar Twice A Day Is Found to Have Health Benefits

This Grandma is an unapologetic chocoholic. As I previously shared, I fed my first baby warmed chocolate fudge at three months old, one baby spoonful for her and one baby spoonful for me. Before you gasp in horror, know it was the dark ages nearly five decades ago when we did not know better. A […]

Winning the Battle But Losing the War By Failing to Follow Whatever New Parents’ Have As Their Rules

he headline on Fox News was: “Dad sends in-laws strict ‘guidelines’ for visiting newborn baby and it doesn’t go well” https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/dad-in-laws-guidelines-visiting-baby The author, Gerren Keith Gaynor, called the new father a “helicopter parent” for his list of very strict rules. The article caused me to go to REDDIT for the first time. I have no […]

Good News For Us Postmenopausal Chocoholics: An Extra Large Milk Chocolate Bar Twice A Day Is Found to Have Health Benefits Inbox

This Grandma is an unapologetic chocoholic. As I previously shared, I fed my first baby warmed chocolate fudge at three months old, one baby spoonful for her and one baby spoonful for me. Before you gasp in horror, know it was the dark ages nearly five decades ago when we did not know better. A […]

Worms in Strawberries and Levels of Filth, Mold, and Insects Allowed in Our Food By The FDA Oh My!

Growing up with Holocaust survivor parents, our refrigerator and pantry overflowed with food. So much food that there was spoilage. That did not bother my parents at all. They would consume food and vegetables with visible mold. They would consume bread that had turned brown and black with mold. Nothing was thrown away. All the […]

Four 2021 Best Inexpensive Gadgets For Feeding Toddlers and Preschoolers That Are Perfect Baby Shower, First Birthday, and Visit Gifts That Parents Will Appreciate

We grandparents, (AV) after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, are planning multiple trips to visit grandchildren. We Florida grandparents love that our ability to visit coincides with warmer weather up north and hot weather in Florida.  When we were parents, we did not have the types and variety of gadgets that helped us help our toddler […]

We Grandparents Want to Share That The Best Time of Life Comes After a Lifetime of Living

During the pandemic PopPop records programs to watch and I keep a list of Netflix and Amazon programming, which we cannot prerecord.  Such has been the pattern, the techie and the scribe.  We finally got to watch the recorded the 2021 AARP awards, “Movies for Grownups.”  The winners were outstanding movies and shows to watch.  […]

After A Year of Living With the Pandemic, We Vaccinated Grandparents Share the Joy of Hugging Grandchildren

We grandparents have made it. We have lived through a year of the pandemic, COVID-19. We have been in isolation, one of worst parts of which has been the deprivation of being able to hug our grandchildren. This has been such a difficult year for everyone, but at our stage of life, loss of physical […]

Great Grandmother’s Famous Butter Cookies and the Best 2020 Homemade Christmas, Chanukah, and Specialty Disney and U.S. States Cookies For Games To Play and Times to Share, With the Best Ways to Mail Cookies To Grandchildren

GG (Great Grandmother) Frieda, my mother, was a great cook and an even greater baker.  Our home was overflowing with food and sweets as our parents remembered their days of deprivation and starvation in the Holocaust.  The smell of homemade baked goods was present, fresh challah and rolls, and all kinds of sweets.  There were […]

Our Holocaust Family History, Part I. My Father, Survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and Treblinka Concentration Camp Uprising

Our granddaughter, in eighth grade, is studying the Holocaust.  We took her to Israel for her Bat Mitzvah where our Yad Vashem Museum guide, Mindy Ribner, had studied our family Holocaust history and took us directly to exhibits related specifically to our family.  Although I am so familiar with it, experiencing our family history through […]

We Americans Who Are All Immigrants to Our Country Created the Fabric Of Our Society, Wear or Carry or Wave the Red, White, and Blue, So How Can we Show Our Loyalty To America?

The presidential election vote is in and shows that we are clearly divided as a nation.  President-Elect Biden’s priority is for our country to take control of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to be able to safely open our economy and our schools.  With President Trump contesting the results of the election, nearly fifty percent of our […]

Head Lice Hits Another Generation With Grandchildren And Not Only in Florida

The parents of this Grandma’s grandchildren were born in Florida. I never heard of head lice before until they started school in Florida. I thought head lice must be a Southern thing, hot climate and all. But no, a long (we never say old) grandma friend said her grandchildren who live up north came home […]

The Millennials Could Learn the Top Four Beauty Products From This Grandma To Keep Them Looking Young and Fabulous

This Grandma just could not understand Sephora and Ulta. My youngest daughter, in her late thirties, loves Ulta. She asks for gift cards to Ulta for holiday presents. I have gone there with her. I do not get it. I have gone to Sephora myself looking for my favorite beauty products. Neither store carries the […]

There is Now Proof that Our Children and Grandchildren Will Survive Parenting “Mistakes”

This Grandma likes to assuage all new parents’ fears and concerns. New parents worry about everything. I like to say, “There is no right way or wrong way. We all make mistakes. The children will survive their parents’ parenting mistakes.” This Grandma likes to assuage all new grandparents’ fears and concerns about the new parents’ […]

This Grandma Has Won the Lottery

December  17, 2013 was a big day in America.  MegaMillions Lottery’s jackpot was $636 million.  The odds of winning were 1 in 259 million.  Not bad.  There were two winners, one in California and one in Georgia.  This Grandma lives in South Florida.  This Grandma has won the lottery.  Not MegaMillions.  The lottery of life. […]