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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.

5 months ago

Grandma School Part 3: Seeing Life Through the Eyes of a Child

To wrap up the grandma school series, but also kick off the new year, Dr. Jill has some final experiences to share for those of us with young grandchildren. As a Mimi myself, I bring my “Mimi’s Travel Bag” that I fill with activities to do with our grandchildren…

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5 months ago

Becoming a Grandparent: 9 Practical Tips for a Joyful Transition

Are you ready to become a grandparent? Many women look forward to this stage of life and even anxiously prod their children to make it a reality sooner rather than later. In the end, we don’t really have much to say about when the blessed…

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5 months ago

Introducing Grandchildren to the Movies You Love

One of the great joys of having grandchildren is the opportunity to relive the pleasures of childhood. We love to get on the floor and play with their toy trains or construct houses from plastic blocks of one kind or another…

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5 months ago

Create a Video Bedtime Story Keepsake for Loved Ones in 3 Easy Steps

A bedtime story is a cherished memory for so many. I heard my favorite book hundreds of times as a young child. The thing is, my Grandma never read one to me. She died young and before I was born. I only know her through stories and pictures…

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5 months ago

Is a College Savings Plan the Perfect Gift for Grandkids?

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! Is leaving a legacy important to you? While we are…

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6 months ago

Grandma School Part 2: Teaching What Schools Cannot

What better time than the holidays, when hopefully we are seeing our grandchildren even more, to continue our focus on maximizing our playtime with the young ones. How about a fun time together AND nurturing better brain development?

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7 months ago

The Grandmother’s Rules of Procedure (GRP)

I was sitting in a Starbucks with a friend. My friend and I are grandmothers. To say this is a role we treasure would be an understatement. As we were sipping and chatting, a mutual friend popped in for a caffein infusion after having been denied one during…

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7 months ago

Solace for “Never to Be” Grannies

Grandparents have had an outsized role in my life. No, I was not blessed with four doting “Grans.” I only had three: one disinterested grandparent who lived at the shore, and two who primarily spoke Yiddish and whose hearts were scarred by the Holocaust…

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7 months ago

Becoming a Grandmother: 6 Things New Grannies Are Concerned About

So, you have become a grandmother! Congratulations! How are you feeling about it? Excited? Apprehensive? Not ready to see yourself as a grandma? Join the club. Many of us feel that way at first. Just after my second grandson was born, I decided to write…

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7 months ago

Grandma School Part 1: The Impact of Grandma Time

As a grandma, or an aunt, or a grandma figure to someone else’s children, you may already be aware that child play is how children learn. But have you ever wondered about the best ways to enhance that child’s play time for better brain development?

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