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 older. I wonder if all third babies are as easy as our younger daughter’s third. I do know that some of the best contraptions and products did not … [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 was going to be with all of us too.  They wanted to know most of all if she would have time to bake.  I was curious.  I know that my specialty is … [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]

Curated List of 309 Best Mother’s Day Gifts To Choose From or Craft For Every Kind of Mother and Grandmother At Every Price Point for Mother’s Day 2019

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This Grandma is hooked on the apps that give you options to select a topic and read dozens and dozens of articles from any source, and even from … [Continue reading]

Layered Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Double Stuffed Oreos, and Triple Fudge Brownie Mix is An Overload of Sweetness To Bake With Grandchildren

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It took a radio host to advise listeners that March 6, 1912 was when Oreo cookies were introduced to the world.  The original Oreo creator would be … [Continue reading]

The Water is Back on in Cape Town and You Should Add This City of Wonders to Your Travel to South Africa Again With This Best Itinerary for Cape Town

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It seems that the fact that Cape Town, South Africa, was rationing water and near “day zero” was causing tourists to stay away from this wonderful … [Continue reading]

It Does Not Take Very Much to Trigger Holocaust Memories When You Are A Child of Holocaust Survivors

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The day was the ordinary. I ran errands. I went to Whole Foods for a dozen items that came to $44. I took my car in for service and went to pick it … [Continue reading]

Best Four Tips We Boomer Women Should Share About Menopause and Beyond

This Grandma has written about how we should have friends that are at least ten years older than us so we can learn what faces us in life and friends … [Continue reading]

How the 2019 Color of the Year and A Daily Dose of Dark Chocolate Are Connected

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Each year, this Grandma looks forward to some annually repeated news releases that some might think are trivial.  I love the information annually on … [Continue reading]

Baby Teeth to Adult Molars Information By Chart For Grandparents

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With two baby grandchildren approaching a year old, we love the toothy smile of one and the incoming sharp little stubs of another.  Yes, we remember … [Continue reading]

How Preteen and Teenage Grandchildren Are Like Cats

How Preteen and Teenage Grandchildren Are Like Cats

Grandparenting preteens and teenagers is different than any other grandparenting stage. Grandparenting babies, whether a long distance or local, is … [Continue reading]

How We Grandparents Can Share What Our Grandchildren Will Never Know Otherwise Part 1: Reading and Writing Cursive Is No Longer Taught to Our Grandchildren

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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.  Having a … [Continue reading]

Five New Important Facts About Breast Milk That May Make Everyone A Believer Who Were Not Convinced Before That Breastfeeding is Preferable and Raises Some Questions That May Not Have Previously Been Considered

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This Grandma has written several posts about breastfeeding over the years, most saying that it should be a choice, nor guilting or forcing new mothers … [Continue reading]

The Best New Teethers and Pacifiers and New Study That Parents SHOULD Suck on Them To Clean Them

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One of the worst parts of the baby using teethers or pacifiers is when they land on the floor and there is nothing handy but one’s mouth to clean it.  … [Continue reading]

I am one of the Boomer Women Who Personally Experienced Discrimination “On The Basis of Sex”

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I just saw the movie,“On the Basis of Sex,” and cannot share the “wow” moment in the movie for me without spoiling the movie for you. I am one of the … [Continue reading]

Goal Setting & Pursuing Your Passionate Purpose In The New Year! From An Expert Health & Wellness Coach

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Just too few years ago, our younger daughter re-introduced us to a high school friend with whom she reconnected.  As we of long years know, … [Continue reading]