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  • Reading with Grandpa
    Being a Grandparent
    Being a grandparent has changed. Of course there is still plenty of love but the face of grandparents has changed a bit since days gone by. Many grandparents are actually raising their grandchildren, many hold full time jobs, and some have blended...
  • Farmhouse Rules
    ‘Farmhouse Rules’ grandkids are ‘Bunkin’ with GiGi’ on Food Network
    Today’s episode of “Farmhouse Rules,” is titled, “Bunkin’ with Gigi,” starring Nancy Fuller, the born and raised farm girl from Upstate New York. She inherited a love for serving and eating good fresh food. The...
  • National Grandparenting Examiner - King Pharaoh visits Passover
    Questioning Easter and Passover celebrations of yesterear
    With the holidays, Passover and Easter, nearly upon us, sweet childhood memories gently creep their way to the surface of my mind.Dying Easter eggs - Remember the pungent odor of vinegar? Our Pysanky-like creations were questionable works of art,...
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    Grandgiggles for the young at heart to brighten your day and make you smile
    Kids are purely joyful. Unjaded by the world’s deceit and cruelty, their imaginations soar beyond the clouds and their laughter touches the heart and makes it feel young, alive, and hopeful.Watching me dance to the beat of a 2-year-old&rsquo...
  • Farmhouse Rules
    ‘Farmhouse Rules’ are ‘Bonfire Bonding’ on Food Network
    On yesterday’s episode of “Farmhouse Rules,” titled, “Bonfire Bonding,” Nancy Fuller, the born and raised farm girl from Upstate New York has always been serving and eating good fresh food. Her recipes called rules...
  • A message to grandparents around the world
    A message to grandparents around the world
    If I sent my grandchildren to kill another's grandchildren, it may be said that I hate my own grandchildren worse than those of my enemy, because I would have turned my own grandchildren into killers. Yet, that is exactly what grandparents on...
  • Happy New Year!
    New year or blue year? How will you make sure you’re happy with your 2015?
    Happy New Year! Technically we should be allowed to wish someone a happy new year until at least February, shouldn’t we? Especially since times flies and most people walk around saying things like, “I can’t believe it’s...
  • Have you been putting your healthcare on hold?
    Have you been putting your healthcare on hold?
    Aging is not optional. Growing old is. 9 out of 10 Americans make health-related resolutions and 75% of all New Year’s resolutions are broken after the first week of the year. That doesn’t bode well for staying in good health,...
  • Divorce and grandparents
    Grandparents, grandchildren, and divorce
    As I’ve stated in previous articles, divorce affects everyone within miles of its epicenter and grandparents are the third in line of being affected, right next to their children and grandchildren. The only difference is that while the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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