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 Ribner, had studied our family Holocaust history and took us directly to exhibits related specifically to our family.  Although I am so familiar with it, … [Continue reading]

We Americans Who Are All Immigrants to Our Country Created the Fabric Of Our Society, Wear or Carry or Wave the Red, White, and Blue, So How Can we Show Our Loyalty To America?

The presidential election vote is in and shows that we are clearly divided as a nation.  President-Elect Biden’s priority is for our country to take control of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to be able to safely open our economy and our schools.  With President Trump contesting the results of the … [Continue reading]

The Difference in American Life due to COVID-19 Between March and April 2020 and November 2020: Pandemic Loss of Memories and Sharing Life Passage Events Brings Tears

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When the pandemic lockdown occurred March, 2020, I videotaped the three oldest grandchildren for them to save and look at their videos in ten years … [Continue reading]

Board Games Are Selling Out in the Pandemic So Buy Early to Get The Best For Everyone in the Family for The Holidays, Especially a Board Game Called “Pandemic”

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Now that we all are spending more time at home, the news today included that we may have another run on toilet paper as the coronavirus soars (so … [Continue reading]

Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg and This Florida Judge’s Immigrant Life Following Her A Decade Later. Parallels Demonstrate Six Keys To Success For Grandchildren and How To Honor Her Legacy

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a giant among us and her loss has been felt nationwide.  The following two quotes I received from … [Continue reading]

The 2019 Most Popular Baby Names Have Few Surprises But the Biggest Surprise is How The Impact Of Current Affairs and The Coronavirus Have Overshadowed the Announcement

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This Grandma loves seeing the Social Security Administration’s listing of the most popular baby names of the year.  If you put the term “baby names” … [Continue reading]

Halloween Celebration and Decorating in the Age of COVID-19 Coronavirus

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Everything seems different and chaotic in this COVID-19 coronavirus time in our lives.  Each year this Grandma buys Halloween costumes for the … [Continue reading]

Taking A Virtual Zoom Baby Shower to the Next Level With the Best Four Tips

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Yesterday, I participated in a Zoom baby shower given by one of my long (we never say old) dear friends for her son and daughter-in-law.  Yes, in … [Continue reading]

Finding COVID-19 Testing For Adults By Mail is Easy But How Can Parents Find COVID-19 Testing by Mail for Children, Locations That Test Children for COVID-19, Prepare Children for the Test, and Help Children Cope With the COVID-19 Test

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Travel is scary now enough for adults.  I have several friends who have flown and send me pictures of themselves on the airplane.  It was anxiety … [Continue reading]

The Best Idea For Maintaining Close Contact With Grandchildren During Covid-19 Comes From An Unexpected Source

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PopPop, and I, as long distance grandparents, made it our business to visit our grandchildren often when they were younger, about every four to six … [Continue reading]

PART TWO of Learning Tips to Pass On and Incorporate With Your Grandchildren During Remote or Part Time Learning and Any Time

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At this time of remote or part time learning, we are all concerned about how much our grandchildren are going to retain.  I hope the two blog posts on … [Continue reading]

PART ONE of Learning Tips to Pass Along and Incorporate With Your Grandchildren During Remote On Line or Part Time Learning and Any Time

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At this time of remote or part time learning, we are all concerned about how much our grandchildren are going to retain.  I hope the two blog posts on … [Continue reading]

A New Scientific Study Shows How We Grandparents Cause Ill Will Between Us and the Parents of Our Grandchildren Over Parenting and Tips and Ideas to Preserve Access to Our Grandchildren

“Half of Parents Report Butting Heads with Child's Grandparent Over Parenting,” is a new study   from C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on … [Continue reading]

Seven Great On Line Shopping Tips During COVID-19 or Anytime to Get the Best at the Best Price

In this time of COVID-19, spending more time in our homes, we are not only cleaning closets and reorganizing, we are looking to change or upgrade our … [Continue reading]

Marvelous, Outrageous, Extraordinary, and Maybe Some Useful Face Masks In the Mix to Make or Choose From for the Present and Future

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Although we are loathe to consider it, it seems that face masks are going to be a means of remaining safe from the coronavirus, COVID-19, for a … [Continue reading]

Let Us Not Forget We are Living Through History In the Making and The Generations That Come After Will Never Forget Us

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We are living through history in the making and the generations that come after will never forget us.  We are not only passively living through the … [Continue reading]

The Four Ways The Pandemic COVID-19 Even Affects Our Celebration of National Ice Cream Month

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July is National Ice Cream Month.   That makes sense.  July is the highlight month of the summer, with July 4th and summer vacations and … [Continue reading]

It Is Wonderful It Is Not Only Boomers Who Feel Like We Are Losing It During the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Three Top Tips for Counteracting The Fog We Are Feeling

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My friends and I who are Boomers keep sharing that we cannot remember what day it is and what we did yesterday, much less last week or last month. We … [Continue reading]

The Best and Worst About Our Grandchildren Safely Going To School This Coming School Year While the Pandemic, COVID-19, Is Still Among Us

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This Grandma interviewed the three oldest grandchildren to preserve their memories about what life is like during the pandemic.  The questions … [Continue reading]

A Humorous and Profound View on What We Have Learned from Covid-19: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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A friend who is an outstanding writer shared an article she wrote for her local community newsletter and gave me permission to share it with you. We … [Continue reading]