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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.

Are You Ready to Show Off Your Grandmother Power?
3 years ago

Are You Ready to Show Off Your Grandmother Power?

By  •  Family

My view of the world will never be quite the same.

This past week, a friend and I attended a mind-blowing exhibit at Dennos Museum in Traverse City. It is entitled “Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon,” and is based on the work of photojournalist/storyteller Paola Gianturco. She chronicles the stories of grandmothers around the world fighting for a better future for their grandchildren. Read More

Is a College Savings Plan the Perfect Gift for Grandkids?
3 years ago

Is a College Savings Plan the Perfect Gift for Grandkids?

By  •  Family

As we enter the holiday season, we grandparents find ourselves wondering what to get the grandkids. This year, here is a suggestion that will have a lasting impact! Read More

An Open Letter to My Grandchildren: 10 Things I Want Them to Know
3 years ago

An Open Letter to My Grandchildren: 10 Things I Want Them to Know

By  •  Family

Our five-year-old grandson recently asked my husband and me “Will we always be together?”

I was stunned that such a small child would ask such a profound question. I’m not sure that he understood the depth of the question, until I realized that it was one of those stream of consciousness thoughts sandwiched in between, “How much longer before the movie starts” and “Does anyone have a snack because I’m hungry.” Read More

The Art of Taking and Sharing Photos as a New Grandma
3 years ago

The Art of Taking and Sharing Photos as a New Grandma

By  •  Family

So, you have become a grandmother! It is a time of excitement, love and warmth – and you are eager to share this with your friends. What better way than via pictures of the new baby? It is so easy these days with mobile phones. You can show photos from day one. What a pleasure for everyone. Read More

30 Grandmas Share the Financial Advice They Wish They Received as Kids
3 years ago

30 Grandmas Share the Financial Advice They Wish They Received as Kids

By the time you reach your 60s, you’ve almost certainly made your share of financial mistakes. Even if you are one of the lucky few who managed to save consistently for retirement, you probably look back on your life and wish that someone had taught you more about money as a kid. I know I do! Read More

You Won’t Want to Miss this Video of Pavarotti’s Granddaughter Singing!
3 years ago

You Won’t Want to Miss this Video of Pavarotti’s Granddaughter Singing!

Did you feel the weight of your family’s expectations when you were growing up? Well, imagine what Sislena Caparrosa, Pavarotti’s Granddaughter, must have been thinking when she stepped onto the stage to sing Nessun Dorma on a televised talent show. Read More

Our Grandkids Are Overstimulated! Let’s Embrace Simple Games for Kids
3 years ago

Our Grandkids Are Overstimulated! Let’s Embrace Simple Games for Kids

Sirens blazed and sailors dove for cover as the torpedo exploded less than 50 yards from the port side of the massive battleship, the USS Silver Surfer. The Admiral of the attacking fleet muttered something under her breath, straightened her pink Hello Kitty top and popped another gummy bear in her mouth. It had already been a tough morning… and it was about to get worse! Read More

Make Sure You READ When You Read with Your Grandchildren
3 years ago

Make Sure You READ When You Read with Your Grandchildren

By  •  Family

Almost all grandparents realize that their grandchildren benefit when they read to them.

However, if you want to really maximize the educational benefit of such an activity, you should READ when you read.

And just what is READ? Read More

6 Important Lessons We Can Learn from Our Grandchildren
3 years ago

6 Important Lessons We Can Learn from Our Grandchildren

By  •  Family

They were gently placed in my waiting arms with the most selfless of acts.

I am certain that my children, their parents, only wanted to hold them tightly to themselves, these amazing new bundles of pink blessings. But they knew my need to touch them, to gaze into their eyes, and to wrap my arms around these children of my children. To share in their beautiful new beginnings. Read More

Why Traveling Alone with Your Grandchildren is a Great Bonding Experience
3 years ago

Why Traveling Alone with Your Grandchildren is a Great Bonding Experience

By  •  Travel

Have you tried traveling with your grandchildren? If you haven’t, my husband and I heartily recommend the experience!

In recent years, multigenerational travel has become a growing market. An emerging subset based on this is grandparents and grandchildren are taking trips together, leaving the parents at home. Read More