The Joys of Walking With Grandchildren Of Every Age and Activities and Memories of Sharing Along the Way

We grandparents know that walking is good for our health. See WebMD. Walking is also wonderful as an activity with the youngest of grandchildren to the oldest of grandchildren.  With the newborns, it is clearly exercise for us and fresh air for them.  They were too young to complain about my singing to them along […]

Our Enchanted 2017 Multigenerational Vacation in Sedona, Arizona at the Enchantment Resort and the Grand Canyon: Part III The Best Itinerary for Sedona, the Enchantment Resort, and the Grand Canyon

Once the entire multigenerational family agreed on location and travel arrangements, this Grandma went to work on the best itinerary for the vacation in Sedona, at the Enchantment Resort, and for the Grand Canyon.  Tripadvisor is a great resource.  It is this Grandma’s first choice.  I also check Conde Nast Traveler on line, Travel and […]

Six Tips On How Grandma Can Be the Maternity Concierge and Continuing Concierge to the Parents of Our Grandchildren Or Not

The Today Show, on May 11, 2017, had a segment about an admirable new project, maternity concierge, that businesses are starting. They featured a bank that has established a maternity concierge.   Watch the video segment: The featured bank found that they were losing their female employees who were on maternity leave and they found that […]

I Wish Groovaroo Was Around When The Parents Of Our Grandchildren Were Babies

When this Grandma was a new mother, I loved to dance with my babies. . . in the privacy of my home.  It enabled me to be silly and funny and not worry that I was not a good dancer.  It took me over thirty years later to join a Zumba class and realize that […]

Best of Boston With Grandchildren or As a Multigenerational Vacation in 2016 and 2017

In 2012, this Grandma wrote a post about the Best of Boston with grandchildren. That was when we took our oldest grandson to Boston for the first time.  Now, just having returned from taking our third grandchild to Boston for his first time, we are grandparent pros at Boston! This Grandma still recommends staying in […]

Think Sooner Rather Than Later in Fulfilling Passions and Bucket Lists

This past Spring month or so has been a difficult one for deaths of those we know or of whom we know in their sixties, even fifties and forties.  Spring 2016 has been more about endings than rebirth or Spring awakening for this Grandma. For some reason, this month or so, Grandpa and I heard […]

We Boomer Grandmas Know Time Flies As We Get Longer, Never Older, and Here is Why and What We Can Do About Slowing Time Down

The Washington Post answered the question for us why time flies, in the article. “Why half of the life you experience is over by age 7,” by Ana Swanson, July 23, 2015. Here is the link to the entire article and graphs that are descriptive of the theories. “There’s a reason that one summer seems […]

Black is the New Black For Which This Grandma will be Remembered With A Forever Message To Add

Each of us Boomer Grandmas were raised in the 1950’s and 1960’s learning that either winter colors (red, black, white, navy) would look better on us if we had darker hair and were of darker skin tone or summer colors (pink, baby blue, light purple) would look better on us if we had lighter hair […]

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 […]

Coloring Books have Graduated to A Way for Grandparent and Grandchild to Feel Better Together

This Grandma keeps a large box of art supplies in the house. I include crayons, markers, colored pencils, water paints and blanks sheets of paper as well as a variety of coloring books. The grandchildren play a while on this old fashioned method of creativity, but invariably go to the myriad of apps on their […]

Time for The Grandchildren to Have Their Eyes Tested: Near Sightedness is Hitting Epidemic Proportions and Studies Show Help Is Already Here

Two of our grandchildren wear glasses. We have noticed that many young children their ages also wear glasses. We wondered about the rise and now it seems that it is an epidemic of near-sightedness around the world among the young! This Grandma, of course, first thought that it might be electronics, but it is not […]

Hand-Me-Downs of Grandma’s Clothing Purchases Is Surprisingly Not Working With Jeans

The four year old grandson looked so adorable at his birthday party wearing jeans. The jeans were bought by this Grandma for the first grandson who is now eleven and a half. I love to amortize the cost of clothing over the number of grandchildren who are going to wear the items. The four year […]

Plan A Trip To A National Park, Mostly Without Grandchildren

For the last several years, actually beginning when we realized we could get $10 lifetime passes to all national parks in the U.S. upon our 62nd birthdays, and we loved getting “carded,” because the rangers could not believe we were that old, Grandpa and I have intentionally visited as many national parks as we can. […]

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 […]

It IS a Grandma Thing to Leave Membership in the Flip Phone Caucus Behind

Reading the New York Times, March 11, 2015, this Grandma got a chuckle at the article about Lindsey Graham, John McCain, and Charles Schumer being among those who rarely or never send or receive email, and seemingly use this as a point of pride. This is, of course, part of the media frenzy over Hilary […]

The Hottest Red Carpet Styles are Those Women age 60+ and 70+ and the Top Advice of the Top Two Sirens, Sophia Loren and Jane Fonda, are a Prescription for Boomer Grandmas

We Boomer grandmas have made it. The hottest red carpet styles this year are those women age 60+ and 70+. Of course, we do not look like any of the women of the previous generation who were those ages. We, as we Boomers always do, redefine life passage events. Google the following or get 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’ […]

Marking Grandma’s Visits to Grandchildren with Special 2015 Children’s Calendars

Grandchildren always want to know when grandma is coming to visit or they are coming to visit this Grandma in Florida. There are so many options for special calendars for children for 2015. Anything from Frozen is a hit for grandchildren this holiday season. There is even a Frozen 2015 calendar that comes with a […]

It Does Matter if a Grandchild is Left Handed and Their Mother is Right Handed or if the Grandchild is Right Handed and Their Mother is Left Handed

When this Grandma’s first daughter was born, it was quickly clear that the child was left handed. I am right handed. GG (great grandmother) said that I should force her to use her right hand, like she did with my brother who is left handed. I responded that my brother is still left handed and […]