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

Make Sure You READ When You Read with Your Grandchildren

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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

Love is Eternal, but, Life Isn’t! Facing the Chance of Becoming a Widow
3 years ago

Love is Eternal, but, Life Isn’t! Facing the Chance of Becoming a Widow

Soon after my book was published, I attended a community luncheon. Several couples were seated at my table, and we introduced ourselves. After watching me for a few minutes, one wife suddenly exclaimed, “Oh, I saw your picture in Sunday’s newspaper. You wrote that guidebook for widows!” Read More

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

6 Important Lessons We Can Learn from Our Grandchildren

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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

Surprising Life Lessons from Kindergarten and My Marriage
3 years ago

Surprising Life Lessons from Kindergarten and My Marriage

This year, my husband of 34 years and I both turned 64. We got cards for each other with the iconic Beatles song that said, “Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty-four?” I could not help but reflect on how we both survived. Read More

Saving Family Memories Will Pay Dividends for Generations to Come
3 years ago

Saving Family Memories Will Pay Dividends for Generations to Come

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I am sure you recall hearing kids groaning ‘oh, not that story again.’ It might have been in a private setting or embarrassingly public, but the sagging shoulders and bored faces are the same. You might even have been one of those offspring once. Read More

Grandfathers Ain’t What they Used to Be… and that’s a Good Thing!
3 years ago

Grandfathers Ain’t What they Used to Be… and that’s a Good Thing!

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Have you noticed that something very wonderful is happening to men? Perhaps not all men in every circumstance, but certainly with respect to children in their family. They are becoming so very much more involved. It is a joy to behold. Read More

30th Anniversary Couples Give Surprising Marriage Advice for Newlyweds
3 years ago

30th Anniversary Couples Give Surprising Marriage Advice for Newlyweds

Have you ever noticed that everyone seems to have marriage advice for newlyweds, even if they haven’t had a successful marriage themselves? Read More

3 Reasons Becoming a Grandmother is the Best Feeling in the World
3 years ago

3 Reasons Becoming a Grandmother is the Best Feeling in the World

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Ask almost any woman about her new grandchild and she will light up all over, like a young woman in love. Read More

What Money Advice Would You Give Your Grandchildren?
3 years ago

What Money Advice Would You Give Your Grandchildren?

A few years ago, I was walking in the park with my granddaughter, when she spotted an ice-cream shop, just a short distance away. Her eyes sparkled and her mouth worked itself into a cheeky smile as she prepared to convince me why we should pay the shop a visit. Read More

Do Mothers and Grandmothers Ever Stop Feeling Guilty?
3 years ago

Do Mothers and Grandmothers Ever Stop Feeling Guilty?

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We do our imperfect best. From the moment we push them naked and helpless from our bodies, they’re ours to nurture, protect, and love. They come without instructions and each one is so uniquely different that a single guidebook would never suffice. Read More