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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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

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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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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

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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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Grandma’s List of Five Best and Five Worst Toddler Toys and Gifts

After six grandchildren and many toddler gifts, this Grandma has listened to her daughters and daughter-in-law rave and complain about gifts and toys. … [Continue reading]

Grandma’s List of Five Best and Five Worst New Baby Gifts

After six grandchildren and many baby gifts, this Grandma has listened to her daughters rave and complain about baby gifts.  Of course, when we give a … [Continue reading]

Emily in Paris is the 2021 Best Bad TV to Watch and Maybe Share With Grandchildren

I receive Netflix and HBO Max suggestions from friends on a daily basis during this pandemic. We grandparents are one generation older than our … [Continue reading]

Memorializing Family Rituals and Traditions in the New Year 2021

When I wrote previous New Year’s blog posts I thought those transitions were difficult. See blog post, Memorializing Family Rituals and Traditions in … [Continue reading]

School Mask Breaks And Other 2020 COVID-19 Experiences Our Grandchildren Should Preserve For Their Children and Grandchildren, Sample Questions for Videotaping Them and How To Do It

During the COVID-19 coronavirus lock down period in March and April, 2020, I interviewed our older grandchildren, two aged 13 and one aged 16. We … [Continue reading]

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

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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 … [Continue reading]

Having The Best Selection of 2020 Holiday Gifts in One Article For Anyone in the World is the Best Resource for 2021 Gifts, Especially For Grandchildren

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This Grandma, for this blog, keeps folders of different topics on my Ipad. Whenever I read something I want to keep, I put it in a folder.  I recently … [Continue reading]

The Best of the Best 2020 Christmas and Chanukah Gifts for Everyone and Especially Grandchildren in This Far From the Best Year for Celebration

Thanksgiving 2020 took a toll.  Not only could this Grandma not cook small enough for two, nothing tasted as good as when the entire family is … [Continue reading]

Our Holocaust Family History, Part II. My Mother, Holocaust Survivor

My mother, born Feiga (“little bird” or Zipora in Hebrew) Jelen, for whom our granddaughter is named), rarely spoke of the Holocaust. When her first … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]