By Marsha Reese
Are you planning to take your grandchildren trick or treating? Maybe their parents will be taking the time to share those memories. Either way the supervising adult may appreciate safety tip reminders. Autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are highly anticipated by children and some adults. The Center for Disease Control [...]
By Lily Prellezo
It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child. When my husband and I were raising our two daughters, I strongly believe it was a mother and father, a family, that was all one needed to raise children. Being one of six siblings, and number thirty-four of fifty-three [...]
By: Marsha Reece
There is a potential upside to the way families may be forced to shop for groceries. It could encourage a deeper appreciation of our environment and help families develop a healthier way to buy prepare and consume meals using more fruits and vegetables and less dairy and animal based products.
In an [...]
By: Nita Knighton
Thirty eight years ago my husband and I had a dream to live on a sailboat when our children were grown and on there own. Three children later, marital problems and “life” itself tried to dull the sparkle of this dream. I am happy to report we fulfilled our dream of not [...]
In case of emergency, count me out.
My grandson underwent a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy this week. Even though I have been his primary caregiver for over one year, my role was secondary that long day in the hospital. I wasn’t invited into the prep room; I didn’t get a yellow gown and a hairnet; I wasn’t awarded [...]
My husband’s grandmother is 103 years old. She is legally blind, deaf, and bedridden, and won’t let go of life. She’s holding on, I believe, to see three of her great-grandsons, three out of the nine grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren in her family. Of all of them, these three grandsons are [...]
Want a more active role with your grandchildren?
I’m thinking about some fun, school readiness activities. Yes, that’s right. I said FUN school readiness.
It’s your grandchild’s early learning experiences that contribute to overall healthy development…and prepare him or her for success not just in school, but for later life. There’s so much you can [...]