Buying kiddie toys, games and other gear is one of the pleasures of being a grandparent. Just ask those junior executives at Mattel, Hasbro and Toys R Us, who are banking their early retirement on it.
The problem is you’re bombarded with so many choices that it’s nearly impossible to know what [...]
Who says baby boomers, many of whom are already grandparents, have lost that certain something?
When it comes to the big screen, TV, best-selling books, music, business, politics and nearly every other area of public life, boomers still have what it takes and the world is paying attention.
So, for your consideration [...]
Granny Gidget? Grampa Opie? Your old favorites from The Mickey Mouse Club now meeska-mooska transformed into mousekegrandparents? Suddenly, it seems like all the TV kids you grew up with are becoming grandmas and grandpas. They’re taking on fun grandparent nicknames as part of this new role, and you can do the same.
The more time you spend with your grandchildren, the more they can teach you because today’s kids possess an amazing combination of modern knowledge and old-fashioned good sense. Just look at this random sampling of some of the facts, pop culture and wisdom you can pick up from them.
1. The most [...]
Wasn’t it only yesterday that you were one of the new kids on the block? Back in the days of console TVs, 78 rpm records, 8 mm movie cameras and those great big rotary-dial telephones.
That’s when newborns rode home from the hospital cradled in Mommy’s arms, and Daddy captured those first [...]
Have fun with your grandchildren singing these new lyrics to one of everybody’s favorite holiday songs.
On the first day of Christmas, my grandkids gave to me . . .
a million cartoons on DVD
On the second day of Christmas, [...]
There’s nothing like grandkids to put the ho-ho-ho back in your holidays. Much of the magic went away when your children grew up and left home, but it returns like a custom-order boomerang as soon as you have grandchildren.
These cheery cherubs, who can brighten up any old day with their quirky questions and [...]