Grandparenting

Thou Shalt!

I grew up with a lot of shibboleths and thou shalt nots. Thou shalt not make a mess, thou shalt not make a peep, thou shalt not reach for another cookie, thou shalt not...

10 Baby Shower Gifts for Grandparents-to-Be

I have just had the immense pleasure of meeting my first grandchild! He is such a delicious little blob of goo. So soft and warm. I have always loved babies and am happy to...

Grand Boundaries

My daughter is growing into her role of mother with grace, wisdom and patience. Yes, I know I'm biased, but it is a remarkable thing to witness. I believe this to be one of...

Our Gang & the Good Ol’ Days

When I think back to my childhood in the 1960s, I can't help but reminisce about our neighborhood gang. This gaggle of children was fluid—it included anyone from our surrounding blocks who could come out...

Getting Ready for Visiting Grandkids

There's nothing like having your grandkids come over for a visit—especially when you have everything you need on hand. This list is best suited to grandchildren ages 2–5, but may be adapted to suit...

Connecting with Teenage Grandkids

My boys are incredibly blessed to have grandparents who work hard to nurture a trusting, playful connection with them. Who better to offer advice on how to connect with teenage grandkids than two grandparents...

Sunday Crafternoon

It's a blustery West Coast afternoon, but my three oldest grandchildren and I aren't worried about the weather. We're warm and snug inside, rolling up our sleeves in preparation for a few hours of...

Downsizing: Finding Your Perfect Fit

All of your kids are out of the house and now your home feels like a big empty space. The idea of keeping up on all the work in the yard gets more daunting...

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