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  • National Grandparenting Examiner - Pressed Fall Leaves
    Preserving colorful fall leaves and memories with your grandchildren
    Autumn is upon us and the leaves, they are a-changing.As summer winds down, the days get shorter and shorter, the weather starts to cool down, and, right on cue, the deciduous trees begin to ready themselves for winter and their leaves begin to...
  • National Grandparenting Examiner - Kids say the funniest things
    Grandchildren say the funniest things
    Who doesn’t enjoy a good laugh?Since the beginning of marked time, pearls of wisdom and truth “from the mouth of babes” have been, and continues to be, one of the greatest sources of love and laughter.Every weekday, from 1952 to...
  • Senior Millionaires
    Senior Health: Millionaires and the education of their grandchildren
    According to a 2014 Spectrem’s Millionaire Corner wealth level study, thirty-nine percent of senior Millionaires over the age of 65 consider financing their grandchildren’s education one of their primary concerns.In the past,...
  • Can hardly wait
    Recipes: Blueberry Pancakes
    In just a few weeks, blueberries in our area will be ripe and ready to pick. Almost every time my five-year-old granddaughter comes over to visit, she runs over to our three bushes to see if any of the berries are ready to eat as this will be the...
  • National Grandparenting Examiner - Grandgiggles
    June is busting out all over with grandgiggles
    What do these three things have in common?the fountain of youth…a breath of fresh air…the laughter of children.Answer: Happy memories, pure magic and the promise of youth – they all have the ability to rejuvenate, refresh and...
  • National Grandparenting Examiner - Swing into fun
    A Baby Boomer’s stroll down memory lane can lead to a walk in the park for grand
    Hi-tech to Baby Boomers who grew up in the 50’s meant radio, TV (black and white, 3 channels, limited children’s programming), and light switches – on, off. Period.So what in the world did elders do to entertain their precious...
  • National Grandparenting Examiner - Nirvana
    Grandgiggles make the heart smile
    No matter the year, the day or hour, a grandchild’s outlook refreshes more than any flower. Feeble rhyme, but the sentiment’s there. The thing is, as every grandparent knows, no matter how you’re feeling, just hearing from a...
  • New rules apply for Baby Boomers as grandparents
    New rules apply for Baby Boomers as grandparents
    Back off, Baby Boomer grandparents.That’s the advice we’re hearing and seeing from a lot of quarters when it comes to the relationship among Baby Boomers, their adult children, and their grandchildren.Grandparents want and enjoy a...
  • National Grandparenting Examiner - tech savvy seniors
    Putting a face on technology for older seniors
    There’s absolutely nothing a grandparent or great-grandparent delights in more than seeing the precious face(es) of their great- and grandchild(ren). Where a picture is worth a thousand words, a “bird [replace with “picture&rdquo...
  • St. Patrick's Day fun for everyone
    St. Patrick’s Day test to impress your grandchildren
    Grandkids know everything. Just ask them. Baking cookies, Jack says, “Yes, Grammy, I KNOW how to measure!” Drawing pictures, Cam says, “Yes, Grammy, I KNOW how to draw eye brows”. Reading books, Sky says, “Yes, Grammy...
  • book series Survive! Inside the Human Body
    Book review for grandkids - Survive! Inside the Human Body
    Are your grandchildren interested in science? I'm happy to introduce you to a book series that might grab their attention. It's called Survive! Inside the Human Body, and it'sall about a cartoon kid and his grownup pal traveling...
  • Checklist for childproofing Grandma’s home for Passover and Easter
    Checklist for childproofing Grandma’s home for Passover and Easter
    The Grandchildren are coming! The Grandchildren are coming! One if by land and two if by air... Alert the childproofing police.With Spring just around the corner (please, please, please) comes increased travel plans for the holidays, Passover and...
  • Becoming grandparents
    Being married and grandparenting
    One very great chapter in your marriage is when you kids start having kids. It looks like that time is coming very soon, having a daughter who’s pregnant has become an exciting time. Babies are so precious but a lot of work. Whether it&rsquo...
  • National Grandparenting Examine - Grandgiggles
    When it comes to grandchildren, it’s all about the love
    No matter how much you give and play with and hug and love your grandchildren, spoiling them as rotten as possible, when all is said and done, you walk away spoiled with a heart filled to overflowing.Here are some Grandgiggles from local parents...
  • National Grandparenting Examiner - grandgiggles
    Nothing warms the heart like the cute things kids say
    Baby, it’s cold outside, but nothing warms the heart like the cute things from the mouth of babes – especially if they’re OUR grandbabes.Enjoy this month’s Grandgiggles from our readers:1.My son just came in and said there&...