How To Select the Best Award Winning Toys For All Ages For Holidays 2019

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Even our toddler grandchildren crave electronics.  Our youngest grandson, only nineteen months old, can manipulate the I Phone during Face Time and has no problem pressing any and all buttons.  It seems that he believes we are in the telephone as he blows kisses and actually kisses the I Phone.  No, … [Continue reading]

Missing Thanksgiving Magic – Cookie Bars — and Significant Family Presence

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This Thanksgiving our youngest daughter, our son-in-law, and their three of our precious grandchildren did not make it to Florida. Our grandson, their oldest, had an ice hockey tournament. It is hard for grandparents to understand how a children’s sports team is oblivious to the fact that American … [Continue reading]

Matching Books and Organic Sleepwear For Sizes Two to Ten Make the Best Holiday Gift for 2019

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There are certain websites that I have signed up with, usually because they relate to something dealing with grandchildren.  Hatley is one of them.  … [Continue reading]

If You Have A Toddler Grandchild, Baby Shark Has Already Invaded Your Brain, and Will Add To Your Holiday Shopping List

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On our last visit to our youngest grandchild, a toddler, his eight year old brother was humming a tune we grandparents were not familiar with.  We … [Continue reading]

Fake Food Now Extends to Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese When the Real Thing is Grandchildren’s Favorite

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Grandpa and I just returned from Sicily and Malta, where farm to table is the norm.  The food was natural and fresh with no preservatives, not like … [Continue reading]

The Explosion Cake With A Special Surprise To Make For or With Grandchildren

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This Grandma makes reservations.  As a working mother, I rarely cooked and never baked.  My Mother, GG Frieda, was an outstanding cook and even more … [Continue reading]

Grandma’s Top Five Cleanliness in Public Tips For Grandchildren

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When our eldest was being toilet trained, she fixated on only using the home toilet.  We had to return home for her to go or, the good news and bad … [Continue reading]

If Allowances Are A Tool To Teach About Money, How Grandparents’ “Bank” Is Perfect

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The Harris Poll recently did a survey for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants about parents’ allowances for children, reported in … [Continue reading]

Five Best Tips To Maximize and Personalize Your Group Tour or Travel to Anywhere in the World

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PopPop and I consider ourselves world travelers. After all, we have conquered all the wonders of the world on every world list, except two in … [Continue reading]

Grandparents Also need a Handy List of Questions to Ask Grandchildren That Will Get Them To Share About Their Day

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We grandparents have Face Time. We grandparents have texting. We grandparents have old fashioned telephone contact. When we ask our … [Continue reading]

The “Game Of Life” Has Changed Drastically Even For Our Early Elementary Grandchildren With More Choices Than We Boomer Grandparents Ever Imagined

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The 50th Anniversary of “The Game Of Life” is considered the classic edition. The original game came out in 1960, when this Grandma was at the end of … [Continue reading]

Remembering My Father and the Meaningfulness of How Many Years Ago He Passed

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It is the tradition of our Jewish faith to remember the anniversary of the death of our loved ones by lighting a Yahrzeit memorial candle.* September … [Continue reading]

Convincing Adults to Get the HPV Vaccine For Themselves Is a Hard Sell When Maybe It Should Not Be In Certain Circumstances

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According to the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection, … [Continue reading]

A Spiritual Leader’s Recollected Life Lesson to Share with Grandchildren

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The Catholic Priest gave this homily* at the funeral of a dear friend recently.  As he spoke, I recalled that I had heard this life lesson repeated … [Continue reading]

Our Granddaughter’s Twinning at Yad Vashem’s Special Bar and Bat Mitzvah Tour And You Can Do it For Your Teen Too, In Your Home Town, Without Going to Jerusalem, Israel

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Holocaust Education is mandated in many states and children all over the United States are taught the horrors of targeting people just because of … [Continue reading]

Our Second Outstanding Stay with Extraordinary Service at the Iconic and Exceptional King David in Jerusalem and Best Tips for Your Stay With Children and Teens

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When you stay at the King David, it is staying at a Jerusalem icon and it is an experience during which you are spoiled. As with the top hotels in the … [Continue reading]

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 … [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 … [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]