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 our children and older grandchildren and baby teeth, but we grandparents never had a chart to refer to that explains kinds of teeth and when we might … [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 intense. We have to follow the parents’ rules, whether strict or lax, or anything in between.  We must be very concerned about safety and do not want … [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]

Memorializing Family Rituals and Traditions in the New Year 2019

The last two years, this Grandma’s New Year’s posts have been heavy and emotionally taxing.  See post, 2018 New Year’s Resolutions Focusing on … [Continue reading]

Enhance Your New York City Vacation As A Tourist With The Four Best Secrets of the New York Lifestyle of Our Boomer Friends

This is what my dearest longest (we never say oldest) friend, a lifetime resident of New York City, taught me of secrets of the New York lifestyle … [Continue reading]

The Sunshine Symphony is The One Perpetually Award Winning Newborn, Baby, and Toddler Toy That Is A Must Have For Any New Parent

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Remember the scary clown phase where kids and adults alike were terrified? Every time my daughters and I look at The Sunshine Symphony by Neurosmith … [Continue reading]

Women’s Health Care Takes A Massive Downward Dive With Medicare and We Women Must Advocate for No More Limitation on Coverage for Boomer Women’s Vaginal, Cervical, Uterine and Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Prevention

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This Grandma made an annual appointment for the gynecologist.  I received a call from the office right before the appointment.  They cancelled my … [Continue reading]

Oppenheimer Toy Awards for 2018 Provide A Wealth of Award Winning Toys That Are Tested On Children for Holidays 2018, and Toy Gifts At Every Price Point for the Year Long

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This Grandma found the Oppenheimer Toy Awards years ago.  The website, a few years ago, was redesigned and hard to navigate.  Looking for toys for the … [Continue reading]

PRIMARY and MONICA AND ANDY New Organic Baby Clothes Are Winners For Our Precious Grandchildren and Now Just in Time for Holiday Shopping

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Everything with the two newest baby grandchildren is about organic.  Of course, organic clothing is the new rage and there are new organic brands this … [Continue reading]

Boomers Protein Needs Are So Much More Than We Know For Optimum Muscle Mass and Longevity

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This Grandma has found that we Boomers are beyond the average age of most standard medical studies.  It is about time that age 50 was not the upper … [Continue reading]

If There is a Question of It Being Safe to Be Jewish In New York, then What Does That Mean for Being Jewish in South Florida and in America. Opinion from a Child of Holocaust Survivors

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Since the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, there has been public discussion as to whether the shooting was really against being religious.  It seems … [Continue reading]

We American Jews Must Now Not Only Be Vigilant As We Have Joined the Vulnerable Ranks of Our Worldwide Brethren Past and Present. We, and American Non Jews, Must Also Fight For Federal Laws That Make Anti-Semitic Talk And Action Illegal

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It has been happening to Jews for many thousands of years. It has touched our family and we Jews, collectively and of my family, can never forget. To … [Continue reading]

The Lessons This Grandma learned from Watching Parents Walk With and Engage Their Babies, Toddlers, and Children On the Streets of New York City and the Studies to Show How Wonderful That Is

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Spending a month in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, I was surprised to see so many strollers and so few tourists. This is clearly New York family … [Continue reading]

Quality and Reasonably Priced Plastic American Made Toys Are A Hit To Buy And Put Away For Special Gifts and Holiday Presents

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A long (we never say old) dear friend called for advice about toys for her grandson and the third child in a family.  It is always a challenge to … [Continue reading]

We Boomers are Asking The Wrong Generation If They Want Our Possessions As We Downsize

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We Boomers are downsizing, or so I hear in the news and media.  Moreover, articles and advice columns about how our adult children do not want our … [Continue reading]

Who Knew Children Do Vomit More Than Adults and the Top Four Tips To Know About Children and Grandchildren Vomiting, Their Vomit and Our Own

Why Kids Are So Prone to Vomiting

When this Grandma was an elementary school teacher, I always made a deal with the teacher next door.  I could not stand vomit or blood, so I asked if … [Continue reading]