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The Year Before the First Year

Writing prompts using stories of my childhood, children and grandchildren and how the world has changed for Boomers and their grandchildren.

The Year Before the First Year The Year Before the First Year

Suggestions from Grandpa

How being a parent has changed since Boomer women were parents and how the grandparenting role is different from parenting

Suggestions from Grandpa Suggestions from Grandpa

Can You Count to a Googol? Book Thursday

Books to share with your grandchildren and friends

Can You Count to a Googol? Book Thursday Can You Count to a Googol? Book Thursday

What Can You Do with Sidewalk Chalk and Dice?

The term “Fun with Grandchildren” is a description of fun activities that are free or inexpensive, with materials you are likely to have around the house, to enjoy with children or grandchildren.

What Can You Do with Sidewalk Chalk and Dice? What Can You Do with Sidewalk Chalk and Dice?

The Second Year

Writing prompts using stories of my childhood, children and grandchildren and how the world has changed for Boomers and their grandchildren.

The Second Year The Second Year

The Club I Didn’t Want to Join

How being a parent has changed since Boomer women were parents and how the grandparenting role is different from parenting

The Club I Didn’t Want to Join The Club I Didn't Want to Join

Can I Just Take a Nap? Book Thursday

Books to share with your grandchildren and friends

Can I Just Take a Nap? Book Thursday Can I Just Take a Nap? Book Thursday

How Much Is One Million in Sugar?

The term “Fun with Grandchildren” is a description of fun activities that are free or inexpensive, with materials you are likely to have around the house, to enjoy with children or grandchildren.

How Much Is One Million in Sugar? How Much Is One Million in Sugar?

The First Year

Writing prompts using stories of my childhood, children and grandchildren and how the world has changed for Boomers and their grandchildren.

The First Year The First Year

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This site has four aims:
  • Inspire grandparents to write their autobiographies
  • Highlight inspirational cancer survivor stories
  • Show how parenting has changed
  • Describe fun activities to enjoy with your grandchildren.

Fun with Grandchildren

What Can You Do with Sidewalk Chalk and Dice?
What Can You Do with Sidewalk Chalk and Dice?

Using sidewalk chalk and dice, grandchildren can learn and practice addition, while having fun.

How Much Is One Million in Sugar?
How Much Is One Million in Sugar?

It would take days to count to one million. But, what if there were something small, that you have around the house, that you could measure a million of?

Millions, Billions & Trillions. Book Thursday
Millions, Billions & Trillions. Book Thursday

If you want your grandchildren to understand big numbers, beyond how many zeros they have, former math teacher, David Adler, explains them, using everyday things in children’s lives for comparison. Using pizza boxes, stacks of dollar bills and the hair on your head, he answers the question, what is one million, really?

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Books You’ll Love

Can You Count to a Googol? Book Thursday
Can You Count to a Googol? Book Thursday

One of the best things about Robert E. Wells’ book, “Can You Count to a Googol?” is that he takes you through the build-up of numbers slowly. Both author and illustrator, he shows you a whimsical imagining of 1, inviting readers to see themselves with one banana balancing on their nose. By the time you […]

Can I Just Take a Nap? Book Thursday
Can I Just Take a Nap? Book Thursday

It seems to parents and grandparents that children never want to go down for a nap when it’s time. What if a little guy wanted to, but couldn’t find a quiet place to sleep? Based on the author’s own sleeplessness while caring for a newborn son.

Mary Poppins. Book Thursday
Mary Poppins. Book Thursday

Indulge your inner child with the Disney movie, Mary Poppins. Watch this season’s “Saving Mr. Banks” for the back story on Disney’s 20-year negotiations with the author to get rights to the movie and give you context from the author’s own childhood, then indulge your grandchildren with the original classic book, Mary Poppins. You won’t be sorry.

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New Grandmas

Suggestions from Grandpa

How to Lead a Full Life Guest post by Randy Freed Here’s a little list of suggestions for my grandchildren on how to life live fully every day: First, cultivate a rich inner life and a rich outer life Expose yourself to lots of ideas. Read plenty of good books Marinate your soul in natural […]

The Club I Didn’t Want to Join
The Club I Didn’t Want to Join

No one wants to join the breast cancer club. But, if they do join, they want to join the breast cancer survivors’ club.

Remember When?

The Year Before the First Year
The Year Before the First Year

East Lansing, Michigan. Winter quarter at Michigan State started just after the New Year in 1967, the middle of my sophomore year. I was rooming with my best friend, Roomie. She’d warned me when we first moved in together that she snored like a freight train and not to wake her up; she wasn’t in […]

The Second Year

Columbus, Georgia/Ft. Benning.  In the middle of January, my husband left for a month of training in Indianapolis. We missed our first anniversary together. The next year he would be in Vietnam on our anniversary. By the third year, I no longer even knew when it was, mistaking it for years with the day we […]

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Exploring Family History

He Walked Home to Georgia
He Walked Home to Georgia

This is the anniversary of Antietam, where my husband’s great-grandfather was wounded, then served out the rest of the war as a wagon-master, then walked home to Georgia from Virginia.

Do You Have a Kimono?
Do You Have a Kimono?

Do you have relatives who took stories of World War II to their graves? Do you have a suspicion of what they were hiding? Did they tell you other stories?

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