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Grandchildren

How important are your grandchildren to you? Whether you are a grandparent raising grandchildren or you just like to help out from time to time, we can help you to build a better relationship with your grandkids.

7 Songs Every Grandparent Should Share
3 days ago

7 Songs Every Grandparent Should Share

By  •  Family

It seems like yesterday I was singing these songs to my own daughter. Heck, it seems like yesterday I was learning them. And now it’s time to teach them to my children’s children. Read More

Stop! Think of One Thing That Makes You Happy in Your 60s and Smile!
5 days ago

Stop! Think of One Thing That Makes You Happy in Your 60s and Smile!

I saw a meme on Facebook last week with the following instruction: “think of one thing that makes you happy and smile.” Read More

What Life Changing Books Did You Read in Your Childhood?
6 days ago

What Life Changing Books Did You Read in Your Childhood?

When I was a little girl, I loved reading books. I remember sitting under a tree for hours, letting the images from my favorite stories fill my mind. At the time, I didn’t see reading as being serious business. Like most children, I saw books as a welcome escape from my schoolwork or household chores. Little did I know that the books that I was reading would influence my life for decades to come. It is not an exaggeration to say that many of the books that I read changed my life. Read More

6 Reasons Why Reducing Our Waste Is Crucial for Our Grandchildren’s Future
1 week ago

6 Reasons Why Reducing Our Waste Is Crucial for Our Grandchildren’s Future

If you’re worried about the world your children and grandchildren will inherit, you’re not alone. Global warming, an ocean with more plastic than fish and toxic air that can cause diseases. These are just a few things that we could pass onto future generations if we’re not careful. Read More

4 Tips for More Precious Moments Creating Art with Your Grandchildren
4 weeks ago

4 Tips for More Precious Moments Creating Art with Your Grandchildren

By  •  Family

The funny thing about being a full-time artist is that you think everyone else is creating art too. At least planning to anyway. Fortunately, there are responsible people doing the jobs that we artists try to avoid. Read More

8 Thoughtful Ideas to Help You Keep a Strong Relationship with Your Grandchildren
1 month ago

8 Thoughtful Ideas to Help You Keep a Strong Relationship with Your Grandchildren

There’s nothing quite like the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. In fact, the two generations can have profound and positive effects on each other’s psychological health and welfare. Read More

11 Ways to Help When a Grandchild is Seriously Ill
1 month ago

11 Ways to Help When a Grandchild is Seriously Ill

By  •  Family

Several months ago, my adult daughter Marissa, newly separated from her husband and still reeling from that blow, received a terrible diagnosis for her 3-year-old daughter, Mena. Read More

Securing Your Legacy: 3 Ways to Have an Impact After You’re Gone
1 month ago

Securing Your Legacy: 3 Ways to Have an Impact After You’re Gone

By  •  Lifestyle

As a former non-profit director, I used to help raise money for teaching and learning. One of our most successful fund-raising campaigns was a donor wall. Those who contributed a certain amount would forever have their names inscribed on a beautiful wall visible in the community. Read More

5 Tips for Reviving the Lost Art of Communication After 60
2 months ago

5 Tips for Reviving the Lost Art of Communication After 60

By  •  Family

My adult children communicate by using text messages through their smart phones. I’ll receive a typical text: “Hi Mom. Can you watch the kids this afternoon?” Read More

3 Things to Remember When Traveling with Your Grandchildren
3 months ago

3 Things to Remember When Traveling with Your Grandchildren

This is the story of a 74-year-old grandmother. Of course, this is my story, a story about how I joyfully help my family when they need me in summer, fall, winter or spring. Read More