The Wiring in Grandma’s Brain is the Subject of A New 2021 Study and the Findings Reaffirm our Place in the World

“You know that special bond your mother seems to have with your kids? The one she doesn't seem to have with anyone else -- even you? You're not just imagining it, according to a new study.” This was the beginning of a CNN article, by Madeline Holcombe, November 19,2021, “Is Your Mom Warmer with … [Continue reading]

Gratitude in the New Year 2022 For the Lifetime Benefit to Us Boomers of a Combination of Active, Daily Activities

This Grandma recently ran into a professional colleague I had not seen in nearly five years. It is hard to believe I am retired from the bench for five years. I was surprised at his appearance, as he now has pure white hair of that which was left on his head, which was not much. He was surprised … [Continue reading]

The Children’s Song “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. . . “ Brings us To Three Important Tips For Boomer Grandparents’ “Eyes, Ears, Mouth, And Nose.”

This Grandma loves the exercise and movement song to sing with grandchildren from toddlers to older than you would expect: Head, shoulders, knees, … [Continue reading]

The Best Acknowledgments From Grandchildren When Grandparents Give Them Gifts and 2021 Ideas For Charitable Giving By Grandchildren

Eight years ago, January 27, 2013, I wrote a blog post about thank you notes from grandchildren which was then a topic on the Today Show and on line, … [Continue reading]

The Best 2021 Holiday Presents for Our Preteen, Teenage, and College Aged Grandchildren and What They Want As Presents for The Holidays 2021

In 2014, I wrote a post, “What Our Grandchildren Want as Presents. Then I did not have college aged grandchildren or teenaged grandchildren. It is … [Continue reading]

Long Distance Grandma Thinks Creatively When Celebrating the Holidays with the Top Four Tips for Making Holidays Joyful

Since the birth of the oldest grandchild, this Grandma realized that celebration of holidays was going to be a challenge being a long distance away. … [Continue reading]

No Bake Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies and Place Cards to Make With Grandchildren

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For Thanksgivings past, the preschool grandchildren came home with Thanksgiving decorations that I have kept and still adorn our Thanksgiving table.  … [Continue reading]

Cars, Trucks, Construction Vehicles and Toys and Books Galore For Holiday Gifts 2021

Having five grandsons means learning a lot about cars, trucks and construction vehicles.  Our youngest grandson, age three, has a girl cousin, also … [Continue reading]

A New Baby Has Been Born Into Our Holocaust Family

Yesterday, a new baby was born into our Holocaust family. A new baby in the family is a momentous event but to a Holocaust family, the emotions that … [Continue reading]

Honoring My Mother-In-Law Today and Forever

Ten years ago, I wrote a blog post about my mother-in-law, “My Mother-in-Law, the Star,” honoring her and everything about her which made her special … [Continue reading]

Take the Spookiness Out of Halloween 2021 with A Celebration of National Cookie Month

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Halloween was and is always special to this Grandma. It enabled me, as a long distance grandma, to help select and buy Halloween costumes for the … [Continue reading]

Little Known Natural Helpful Tips For Living With Palpitations, Dizziness, and Low Blood Pressure

This Grandma loves Western medicine and Eastern medicine alternatives. Although I hate needles, I have found acupuncture helpful at times. The key is … [Continue reading]

COVID-19 shots For Kids 5-12 A No Brainer: What You May Not Know And Should Share

PFIZER HAS OFFICIALLY ASKED THE FDA TO AUTHORIZE THE COVID-19 VACCINE FOR KIDS AGED 5-11 AND AUTHORIZATION SHOULD BE FORTHCOMING SOON. THE … [Continue reading]

Three Preschooler Studies That Will Make Parents of Our Grandchildren Lives Better

This Grandma has collected Science Daily reported Baby Studies for over a decade and recently wrote a post on six of the best that include easy to … [Continue reading]

I AM A REFUGEE. I LOVE AMERICA

One Sunday morning, I was watching news reels of Afghan refugees carrying babies. It hit home to me, as I was a baby brought to America at six months … [Continue reading]

From Facebook About How Living Longer Brings Learning and Wisdom To Share to Improve Quality of Life

This Grandma is new to social media. When I was a sitting judge in Florida, I was constrained from participating in social media. I never participated … [Continue reading]

Thinking Posts About Masks Were Done Months Ago: Back To School With Masked Grandchildren is Not What This Grandma Expected

When I wrote the last blog post about masks, I really thought it was going to be my last. Now with schools starting in Florida, parents are fighting … [Continue reading]

Six Studies That Give Useful Tips On Stimulation, Brain and Vocabulary Development in Babies and Toddlers

This Grandma has collected Science Daily reported Baby Studies for over a decade. Here are six of the best that include easy to incorporate tips … [Continue reading]

Easy Vanilla or Chocolate Pudding Dirt Cake Recipe Especially With Grandchildren Who Love to Play in the Dirt

Our youngest grandchild has the largest sandbox at home created by his handy father. Nevertheless, he took his wagon, favorite excavator (he has many … [Continue reading]