Maternity Clothing Then and Now, Its Future and More For Women, Being Created, Fostered, and Modeled by Rihana

When I look at the photographs of the maternity clothing my mother wore when pregnant with me in 1946 and the maternity clothing I wore in 1973, they … [Continue reading]

The Most Significant Difference in Florida’s Evolution From “Early Bird” Comedian Fodder to Cool and Sophisticated “Happy Hour” As Mainstream Post COVID

This Grandma becomes a fifty-year Florida resident this month. Half a century. Hard to believe. When I moved to what is now called the Greater Fort … [Continue reading]

Reading and Writing Cursive May No Longer be Taught to Our Grandchildren: An Easy Three Step Process For Grandparents to Teach Grandchildren How to Create A Cursive Signature of Their Own

When this Grandma was a child, I remember hearing about how some would mark their signature with an X because they could not read or write.  … [Continue reading]

There is One Summer Pool and Beach Toy for 2013 That Is Addictive To Children Age Three and Up

This Grandma looks for summer pool and beach toys every year, trying to find a true winner. The first place I look is the Oppenheimer Toy Awards,  … [Continue reading]

When Does A Widow Take Off Her Wedding Band and How to Provide Support In the Grieving Process With Compassion

My blog,, has evolved over almost a dozen years, from just being about grandmothering, to grandparenting, to“parenting” … [Continue reading]

This Five Star Chocolate Dump Cake Wins The Best Dump Cake Award

Blog.6.21.23.This Five Star Chocolate Dump Cake Wins The Best Dump Cake Award More than anything else,this Grandma loves chocolate of any kind, … [Continue reading]

Why Not to Use ChatGPT As Your Travel Agent and Why and How to Use Tripadvisor As Your Best Option to Find the Best at the Best Price, Including This Grandma’s Already Planned Itineraries for Couples, Family and Multigenerational Family Vacations Using Tripadvisor

When I saw “How To Make A.I. Your Personal Shopper,” in the New York Times, Tuesday, June 20, 2023, I was excited that the author, Brian X. Chen, gave … [Continue reading]

With U.S. Births Held Flat, Can We Boomers Expect to Be Grandparents, How Do We Help to Become Grandparents, and the Ambivalence About It

I distinctly remember exactly where I was when I first found out I was going to be a grandmother for the first time.  I admit the exhilaration … [Continue reading]

We Boomers are Asking The Wrong Generation If They Want Our Prized Possessions As We Do Our Spring Cleaning or Downsize

We Boomers are downsizing, or so I continually hear in the news and media.  Moreover, especially during spring cleaning time, articles and advice … [Continue reading]

The Best Relationship Advice of Two Questions This Grandma Has Learned to Share With Grandchildren and Use With Grandchildren, and Everyone Else For That Matter

QUESTION NUMBER ONE Do you want to be helped, heard or hugged? How many times has someone dear to us been upset and we mistake their desire of … [Continue reading]

Ten of the Best Creative and Useful Gifts From Grandparents For New Parents Up To Parents of Toddlers and Preschoolers

This Grandma always says that when I was a mother it was really the dark ages, we knew little and had little access to information other than from Dr. … [Continue reading]

Menopause is in the News Again But Where Are the Advancements to Address It: Each Woman For Herself

This is the third blog post this Grandma has written on menopause.  Menopause is in the news again but where are the advancements to address … [Continue reading]

You and Those You Love Playing Games With Will Be “Transformed” by Catan, an Award Winning Board Game Created By Klaus Teuber and Played Around the World

Because it mentioned our family’s beloved board game, Catan, in the title, I immediately went to an article in the New York Times, April 7, 2023, “The … [Continue reading]

Learning How Far We Women Lawyers and Judges Have Come, What Can Propel Us Forward, and Where We May Go. Celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day at the 17th Judicial Circuit, Florida- “Broward’s Women Leaders, A Celebration of Women in the Legal Community”

Women’s History Month, since 1987, is celebrated the entire month of March each year, a celebration of the contributions of strong women from the past … [Continue reading]

ChatGPT Wrote This Blog Post. Part II. How Can We Boomers and Grandparents Use ChatGPT for information and writing? Can Chat GPT be useful to Boomers and grandparents who want to share family history and preserve family memories?

After reading The Wall Street Journal, Thursday, April 6, 2023, article about ChatGPT, “The Robots Have Finally Come For My Job,” by Greg Ip. and the … [Continue reading]

ChatGPT Wrote This Blog Post. Part One: What is ChatGPT and Why Do We Care? Can Chat GPT be useful to grandparents who want to share family history and preserve family memories?

The Wall Street Journal, Thursday, April 6, 2023, had an article about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ChatGPT that is scary for us grandparents, … [Continue reading]

Two Important Tips About Using Amazon You Probably Never Knew and More About How Amazon Participates in Charitable Giving and How You Can Easily Too, Especially With Spring Cleaning Season Upon Us

As an Amazon shopper, I know the negative vibe.  If you shop Amazon consistently, you are putting small businesses out of business. I comfort … [Continue reading]

Archives Must Reads For New Grandparents. Part II What To Buy, From Equipment to Toys and Gifts

As this Grandma said in Part I, a dear long friend, who is becoming a grandma for the first time, asked me to give her my must reads for new grandmas … [Continue reading]

Stephen Fred Goldenberg AKA PopPop Obituary

For our children and grandchildren, PopPop’s obituary was published in the Sun Sentinel, Sunday, March 11, 2023.  It will always be on the … [Continue reading]

Archives Must Reads For New Grandparents: Part I Grandma Lessons and Tips

A dear long friend, who is becoming a grandma for the first time, asked me to give her my must reads for new grandmas from my archives. I wanted to … [Continue reading]

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