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Mom’s Serious Adventures

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

Mom’s Serious Adventures Mom's Serious Adventures

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

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen

Books to share with your grandchildren and friends

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen

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 49th

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

The 49th The 49th

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 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

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 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

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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

The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen

When I was fighting breast cancer, I dropped below 100 pounds. At 5’6”, that is danger territory. Between nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, and just no appetite, my husband, the cook in our family since I went back to work after our second son was born, and my caregiver, did everything he could to entice me to […]

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.

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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?

Mom’s Serious Adventures

My Mom got serious about being adventurous when she turned 70. A friend, who could not use a ticket to go parasailing off a beach in Mexico, offered Mom the ticket. She took it. There was a ticket for Dad, too, but he declined. Mom mocked him, “They don’t kill tourists.” And, we have a […]

The 49th

“Is it Vintage?” “No, I made it.” She was talking about the silk dress I made 46 years ago. The silk had come from Thailand, where my husband bought it on a Rest and Recreation (R&R) trip from his one-year tour in Vietnam. He had admired the long au dai (pronounced ow-zai) dresses Vietnamese women […]

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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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