Why Our Grandchildren Should Learn Mandarin Chinese Sooner Rather Than Later

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Our cousins in San Francisco have always had a nanny who speaks Mandarin Chinese.  Once their eldest was ready for preschool, they enrolled him in a … [Continue reading]

The Five Love Languages Apply to Grandchildren Too

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At a professional luncheon, a few years ago,  a new mother, a forty something marital and family lawyer, asked me if I had read the book by Dr. Gary … [Continue reading]

What is a Whiplash Grandma and Five Top Tips On How To Give All Your Cluster Grandchildren Individual Attention

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Our dear cousin is a whiplash grandma.  She laughed when I named her that.  She has had five grandchildren born in five years.  When her children … [Continue reading]

Why We Should Happily Feed Our Grandchildren Healthy Watermelon and Enjoy It Ourselves

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I love watermelon.  It is the best summer treat.  I always thought it was full of calories and little else, lacking any nutrition.  As a grandma, I … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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

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Sedona and the Enchantment resort have everything a family needs for a multigenerational vacation, and the location and amenities are … [Continue reading]

The Easiest and Best Way to Detox Grandchildren From Electronics

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This Grandma believes that electronics are grandparents’ friend.  When we are tired, or want some quiet time, or especially when we take the … [Continue reading]

Our Enchanted 2017 Multigenerational Vacation in Sedona, Arizona at the Enchantment Resort and the Grand Canyon: Part I Top Twelve Tips for Planning

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When a multigenerational family reaches an even dozen, and is still growing, preplanning for a vacation takes on a new dimension.  We planned in … [Continue reading]

Best Hotel, Food, and Other Local Secrets From a Local As To Why You Should Visit Fort Lauderdale in July

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Standing on the beach watching the fireworks on July 4th, needing a light jacket, made me realize that July in Fort Lauderdale is a secret joy that … [Continue reading]

Baby Signals are Grandchildren’s Signals Forever and Not Just About Feeding A Hungry Baby

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When I read the New York Times article on June 19, 2017, “Cranky Baby? Feeding Isn’t the Only Answer,” by Dr. Perri Klass, that “[f]eeding a hungry … [Continue reading]

A Documentary We Boomer Grandparents Should Watch and Learn Wellness From, “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast”

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What a combination of interesting people!  This HBO Documentary, “If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast” is the cleverest special now available on … [Continue reading]

The Absolute Best Thing to Send your Grandchildren in Summer Camp Now That We No Longer Can Send Packages

This Grandma planned summer camp packages for grandchildren in sleep away camp months ahead. I collected items, created items, boxed them, and was … [Continue reading]

Why Life Happens With Tears and Life Happens With Laughter and With Knowledge Comes Power to Understand and Cope With Life’s Challenges

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When I was growing up, if something good happened and I told my Holocaust survivor mother, GG (great-grandmother), she said “pooh, pooh” and made a … [Continue reading]

Are Your Grandchildren Ready For An Emergency and Know How to Call 911?

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This Grandma watches the Today Show as much as possible.  One of my favorite segments is “Rossen Reports.”  May 8, 2017, “Would your child know how to … [Continue reading]

The Secrets of “Grandparents: The Grandbabies’ Great Reward” Revealed

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Our dear grandparent friends whispered that they bought Florida Prepaid College Plans for each of their grandchildren upon each baby’s birth. Our … [Continue reading]

Great Grandmother’s Jello Mold is Part of the Fabric of Our Traditions And Jello Even Works for Your Family Traditions for the Upcoming July Fourth Holiday

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When this Grandma was a child, Jello was a favored dessert.  We had different flavors and ingredients put into different size Tupperware molds.  My … [Continue reading]

The Best Reasons Why and How to See Cuba Now And The Best Reasons to Wait

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Grandpa and I recently returned from a trip to Havana.  I cannot say we just returned from a vacation in Cuba, because we intentionally limited our … [Continue reading]

What A Grandchild Quitting Something Teaches Grandma and Grandpa As Well As the Grandchild

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Even before Christine Gray’s mother stated in “Fifty Shades of Gray,” that children should be exposed to a second language, music lessons and a sport, … [Continue reading]

Best Father’s Day Gender Neutral Gifts For Grandfathers and Great Grandfathers And Using this Holiday to Explore the Issue of Gender Stereotypes and Gender Neutrality With Grandchildren

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Each year, before this Grandma writes posts for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, I scour the newspapers, magazines, and internet for fabulous ideas for … [Continue reading]

We Boomer Grandparents are Seventy Million Strong and Now Have the Greatest Power To Change Our World

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The May 2017 AARP Bulletin had a lead story on how we Boomers are “The Grandparent Boom! A Record 70 Million Americans have Grandchildren.”  One third … [Continue reading]