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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.

1 month ago

5 Ways to Help Your Grandchildren Recover from Losing a Pet

There are many ways that you can support your grandchild with pet loss. Your grandchild may look to you to help them through their feelings of grief and mourning, to help them understand that death is normal. These five tips…

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1 month ago

Skip-Gen Voluntourism: Closer to Home

Not everyone has the time, money, or inclination for international travel. If you are leaving home with grandkids in tow and including any kind of volunteering along the way, your trip qualifies as voluntourism. You don’t have to go far from home…

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2 months ago

13 Reasons to Sing with Your Grandchildren

Ever since my first grandchild, Leon Carter Rose, was born, I know that being a grandparent is just about the best thing ever. I’ve been singing to him every chance I get. There are so many good reasons to share music with children….

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2 months ago

Top 10 Destinations for Skip-Gen Travel in 2024

In an age where travel is not just about reaching a destination but about creating meaningful experiences, skip-gen travel has emerged as a popular trend. Skip-gen travel refers to trips where grandparents take their grandchildren on vacation…

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2 months ago

Voluntourism Abroad – Ideas for You and Your Grandchild

I previously wrote about voluntourism here, touching on some of the necessary considerations. If voluntourism is something you’ve decided you’re passionate about, doing it with your grandchildren can be a way to not only enjoy skip-gen travel…

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3 months ago

How to Sow the Seeds of Patience with Your Grandchildren

Like most three-year olds, patience is something my little granddaughter (J) has very little of. When she comes round to see us, within minutes every toy is out. Within an hour she has painted, pummelled play dough, played shops and been outside on her bike…

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3 months ago

Lobsters, Laughter – And Life Lessons

I had a dream trip planned for August of 2020, but we all know what happened that year. COVID put an end to everyone’s travel plans. That summer, I had planned to take my oldest granddaughter to Prince Edward Island to celebrate her 12th birthday…

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4 months ago

Why Do Our Grandchildren Grow Up So Quickly?

We all know that our sense of time changes as we grow older – with everything speeding up at an alarming rate. One of the most notable markers of this is the age of our children – and even more so – our grandchildren…

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4 months ago

The Bitter Sweetness of Becoming a Grandparent After 70

I am 73 years old, and my husband is 74. Our oldest granddaughters are 22 and 18, and two years ago we became grandparents again. Our youngest son, who married later than his older brothers, had his first baby, a boy, at 40. This precious boy…

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4 months ago

Grandparenting Matters in All Generations

My first thought when my oldest daughter told me she was expecting my first grandchild was “at last!” I was 64 years old, with four adult children more focused on their careers than on starting families. Most of my friends were already grandparents…

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