Our Spectacular Private Guide For Our Young Teen Granddaughter’s Gift Trip to Israel, Alex Stein, Exceeded Our High Expectations in Planning and Execution

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Our granddaughter’s trip to Israel with us had to be perfect as the gift for her Bat Mitzvah. We wanted to show her Israel, but most of all to experience Israel so she would want to come back to Israel to see and do more. I found Alex Stein on TripAdvisor looking for a private guide who got … [Continue reading]

Best Israel Itinerary for Teenage Grandchildren for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah

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PopPop and I want to take each of our grandchildren on a special trip to celebrate their thirteenth birthday and their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.  Our granddaughter chose Israel.  How we chose our guide and why he was the correct guide to choose is the subject of another post. We included our … [Continue reading]

Fast and Easy Chocolate Mug Cake to Make in the Microwave With Grandchildren

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According to the recipe for Chocolate Mug Cake reprinted in the New York Times, March 28, 2019, “if you google ‘mug cake,’ you’ll get more than 100 … [Continue reading]

Because Everyone Has Something, There are Life Lessons to Pass on To Our Grandchildren

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Great Grandmother (GG) Frieda, My Mother, a Holocaust survivor, who was taught Kabbalah by her Father, a Rabbi in the small shtetl (town) of … [Continue reading]

Four of the Best Supplements and Medications for Boomers and Others to Discuss With Their Doctors To See If Appropriate to Your Health and For Health in and For Longevity

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After all of the television commercials that advertise medications and supplements to discuss with your doctors if and as appropriate to your health … [Continue reading]

Two For One Summer Savings for Activities and More in Fort Lauderdale So Take a Look at Vacationing Here This Summer

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Living in Fort Lauderdale is met with there is little to do and all you can get are early bird specials.  Please do not knock our early bird … [Continue reading]

Where We Grandparents Can Intervene Getting Grandchildren to Eat

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Every parent worries when their child refuses to eat.  We grandparents have learned that toddlers have a 36 hour food window and you have to think … [Continue reading]

Grandma’s Best Four Tips to Get Gifts and Candy to Grandchildren at Sleep Away Camps That Do Not Allow Gift Packages

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Gift packages have been banned at most sleep away camps.  For crazy grandmothers, all that did was make us try to find ways to circumvent the … [Continue reading]

Feeding Grandchildren Dessert First Is Good Science For Grandma and Now A Scientific Study Confirms it is Good for All of Us

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When our eldest daughter told us she was pregnant, I attended a conference where there were many friends and acquaintances who were already … [Continue reading]

Now That I Am in My Seventies I Understand Why No One Tells You the Truth About How To Optimize Life in Your Seventies

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When I was about to hit seventy, GG Lee’s (Great Grandmother age 95) mantra was hitting home.  She said live your life to its fullest while you are … [Continue reading]

What To Do When the Sixth Grand-baby Finally Likes Your Singing Voice

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When I had my first child it was my joy to rock her to sleep and sing to her. It was horribly sad when one day when she was 14 or 15 months old, she … [Continue reading]

We Boomers Are in Medical La La Land If We Do Not Expect Medical Issues To Permeate Our Lives Now and NUMBER ONE TIP For Medical Survival Through Our Seventies

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This Grandma has been living in medical La La Land. GG (Great Grandmother, now age 95) said live to the fullest and travel in ‘Young Old’ which is … [Continue reading]

What this Grandma, Meghan Markle and Peppa Pig Have In Common Seems to Be the Big News Currently and It is not Sexiness

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When I immigrated to the United States with my parents, I was six months old.  Although my mother (GG Frieda) insisted that I was toilet trained at … [Continue reading]

Best Products and Tips New And Wonderful From the Mother of Her Third Child, Our Youngest Grandchild

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This Grandma forgot the overwhelming joy a baby can bring to a family. After all, our youngest baby boy grandchild has brothers seven and eleven years … [Continue reading]

All Grandmas Have A Magic Recipe That Even Children Not Their Own Grandchildren Love and Here is a Favorite For Magic Cookie Bars

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Our oldest grandchildren were excited to visit us in Florida for spring break, and were even more excited that our younger grandchildren’s grandmother … [Continue reading]

As a Child of Holocaust Survivors, I Have Experienced My Parents’ Extreme Trauma and Severe Shock

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When you are a child of Holocaust survivors, when Holocaust Remembrance Day comes around again, you can remember vividly the year before that and the … [Continue reading]

Petting Zoo Animals Can Transmit Highly Virulent Drug Resistant Bacteria to Children and Best Tips if You Decide to Go Anyway

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That petting zoo animals can transmit highly virulent drug resistant bacteria to children is not what this Grandma wanted to read on Science Daily … [Continue reading]

One Day University is Just Enough Of Lifelong Learning To Keep Our Boomer Brains Blossoming

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Once Grandpa and I finally settled into semi-retirement mode, we started paying attention to our friends who had preceded us into leisure time, and … [Continue reading]

The Hidden Danger of High School Reunions and Why You Should Beware

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The hidden danger of high school reunions is not what you would initially think. When I served on the family court bench, I was surprised to find … [Continue reading]

Happy Caterpillar’s 50th Birthday Happiness and Eric Carle’s Talent and Creativity To Share With Our Grandchildren

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This Grandma remembers some books from our children’s childhoods, some even by heart nearly fifty years later.  Mostly, those are Dr. Seuss rhymes.  … [Continue reading]