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    Are You Spending a Day with the Grand kids? Here’s How to Make it Great

    If you are a grandparent – whether for the nth time or for the first time – it’s always great to spend a day or two with your grandkids. The thing today is that grandparents are a...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • 3 Unique Ways to Celebrate Your Grandchildren's Birthdays
    3 Unique Ways to Celebrate Your Grandchildren’s Birthdays

    There’s nothing wrong with birthday celebrations consisting of cake and party games, but perhaps your kids have already planned those sorts of birthday celebrations for your grandchildren. If you need some ideas for kids’ birthday celebrations that...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Tips on Raising Your Young Grandchild Unexpectedly
    Tips on Raising Your Young Grandchild Unexpectedly

    If an unexpected turn has occurred in your life where you find yourself raising one or more of your young grandchildren, you’re not alone.  According to PBS Newshour, over 2.7 million grandparents are raising their grandkids. Whether...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    What I’ve Learned About Being a “Good Mom”

    I’ve come to a point in my life that I recognize the qualities of a “good mom” are not necessarily something you are born with or possess easily but is rather a process – learned as you...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    Spending Time with Grandkids: Activities Grandparents Can Enjoy Anywhere

    That relationship between grandparents and grandkids is often something to treasure and it is great to spend some quality time together whenever you get the opportunity. There are plenty of activities that are suitable for the two...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    7 Ways to Connect With a Long Distance Grandchild

    I’ll be honest: I envy grandmothers who float in-and-out of their grandchild’s daily activities. Perhaps you know your grandchild’s friends and are on a first-name basis with his teacher.  You might even attend soccer games and school...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    Bragging Rights

    “We’ve created a website where we’ll post photos of our new baby,” the blast email announced, with a link and cue, “Click on the small pictures to enlarge them.” The sender? My daughter. The baby? My first...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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    Come Back Soon

    By Barbara Kazdan – They come. They go. They supercharge my life, then go back to theirs. We laugh, we talk – about things big and small. I sleep better knowing they’re under my roof. Mornings bring...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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    Menopause Life Cycles and Loss

    By Ellen Dolgen – On July 6th, I received that dreaded phone call. My beloved Mom passed away in Tucson, Arizona. Mom started having trouble breathing earlier in the day, and then at approximately 2 in the...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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    In Defense of Grandparents

    By Guest Blogger Lucille Zimmerman – In the last few days I’ve heard from five people who told me the spouses of their adult children have limited access to their grandchildren. I don’t know all the circumstances…one...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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    Simple Summertime Activities For Grandkids

    Over the years I have watched in awe as my mother came up with one fun adventure after another for my kids during their time with her over the summers. All the kids loved being with grandma...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • In the Body of Christ, Are You a Toe, Mouth, or Elbow?

    By Carolyn Henderson – This may be hard to believe, but sometimes I go weeks without thinking about the big toe on my left foot. And then one day, a wrenching pain will originate at the toe...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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    10 Tips for Caring for Your Newborn Grandchild

    By Amanda Carlson – When you have your first grandchild it can be a humbling experience. You remember when your children were that tiny and helpless, and now they have a child of their own. Thankfully you...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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    Just Call Me, Sandwich!

    Okay, let’s just call it what it is! I have entered the sandwich stage of life! I am old enough to have children and grandchildren, and blessed enough to still have parents. But coaching children that are...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • How to Keep In Touch with Your Grandchildren

    Living in a mobile society that allows us the freedom to move from state to state or to other countries provides many positives. But being close to grandchildren and thus able to develop close relationships isn’t one...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Would You Turn Back the Hands of Time?

    By Deb DeArmond – “Would you like to be younger? I mean, is there an age you’d rather be than the one you are right now?” Sarah asked. An afternoon outing with two of my daughter-in-laws turned...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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