The Wuhan Coronavirus has Arrived in the United States: LINKS FOR UPDATES With What We Grandparents and Our Grandchildren Can Expect or Do About It and What Does Climate Change Have To Do With Super Viruses

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Being Boomers, we grandparents have many generations to worry about with the flu and viruses.  PopPop’s mother is 96 years old.  Our siblings are hitting age 70. Our children are in their 40’s.  Our grandchildren range from sixteen to two years old.  We refuse to admit that when the news media … [Continue reading]

Blue Colors Are So Different To Learn and Paint with Grandchildren and A Special Blue is Pantone’s Color of the Year 2020

Every year this Grandma loves learning about the Pantone choice of “Color of the Year.”  This year, Pantone’s newly created blue, called “Classic Blue” is especially interesting. Our youngest grandson, almost two, is learning many words for things, including colors.  It seems that everything is … [Continue reading]

Valentine’s Day 2020With GG’s (Great Grandmother) Cookie Recipe or David’s Cookies

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This Grandma realized several years ago that greeting cards  and stamps for mailing are getting so expensive that it is not much more to send … [Continue reading]

Introducing Salad to Grandchildren Putting Fruits and Vegetables On A Pedestal First and Other Art Installation Projects

Honoring fruits and vegetables by putting them on a pedestal never occurred to this Grandmother.  It took an artist exhibiting at the Whitney Museum … [Continue reading]

February 5, 2020 is World Nutella Day with Secrets and Nutella Recipes Galore to Share With Grandchildren

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This Grandma is always surprised at some national day selections and was surprised that there was a National Nutella Day.  I was wrong.  The … [Continue reading]

The Terrible Twos From This Grandma’s perspective and SEVEN TIPS THAT WORK for the Sanity of Grandma and the Safety of Our Precious “TWOISH” Grandchildren

I nearly drowned the last visit with our youngest grandchild, nearly overwhelmed as our precious youngest grandson, 21 months old, began to exhibit … [Continue reading]

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Bowls Made Hard . . . Or the Easy Way . . . With Grandchildren of All Ages

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Our grandchildren love raw cookie dough.  It was so difficult when we first had the raw egg scare and then the uncooked flour scare.  See previous … [Continue reading]

Becoming the Matriarch of a Holocaust Survivor Family in 2020, Seventy Five Years after the Holocaust

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It is not without irony that 2020 is ushered in with the death of the last living Holocaust survivor from our family. My Mother, GG (Great … [Continue reading]

When As A Grandparent, You Are Asked If You Love The First Grandchild the Best

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When the first grandchild is born, it is a life passage event for the parents, but it is also a life passage event for the grandparents.  The entire … [Continue reading]

The Three Best Tips on How to Introduce Our Grandchildren to Sesame Streets’ Breakthroughs, As Relevant Today As They Were Fifty Years Ago

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Sesame Street is 50 years old!  For us Boomer grandparents, that means that our children were the first to experience Sesame Street.  The concept was … [Continue reading]

New York Magazine’s Top Rated Family Board Games on Amazon Make Winners For This Holiday Season and Beyond

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When the holidays are coming, this Grandma is looking for alternatives to electronics for the grandchildren that they will be interested in enough to … [Continue reading]

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 … [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 … [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]