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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.

3 Mistakes New Grandmothers Make When Looking After the Grandkids
2 months ago

3 Mistakes New Grandmothers Make When Looking After the Grandkids

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You are so excited… your first grandchild has arrived into the world! You want to jump in and take over, but then your children don’t want you interfering. Read More

8 Things I Learned When Building My Granddaughter’s Doll House
3 months ago

8 Things I Learned When Building My Granddaughter’s Doll House

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Earlier this year, my 7-year-old granddaughter (B) talked with my wife about wanting “Popeye” – that is, myself – to build her a doll house. After a brief discussion, I thought I could do it but would not be able to start until September, when I was to retire. Read More

How to Have More Energy After 60… According to Toddlers
3 months ago

How to Have More Energy After 60… According to Toddlers

I often hear grandparents say, “I love spending time with the toddler grands but am glad to give them back to their parents at the end of the day. I’m exhausted, they have so much energy!” Read More

7 Songs Every Grandparent Should Share
3 months ago

7 Songs Every Grandparent Should Share

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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!
3 months 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?
3 months 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
3 months 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 months ago

4 Tips for More Precious Moments Creating Art with Your Grandchildren

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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
4 months 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
5 months ago

11 Ways to Help When a Grandchild is Seriously Ill

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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