At three years old, Bubby’s imagination has blossomed. He delights in playing games of pretend, all make-believe and all played according to his rules.
One of Bubby’s favorites is playing Fireman-usually with a policeman hot on the fireman’s tail, for some unknown reason. When I’m visiting, I’m assigned the policeman role more often … READ [...]
I go “on safari” with my nine-year-old granddaughter in the forest that borders her suburban New York home. We step gingerly over branches of fallen trees, our feet crunching leaves on the ground. We are alone, and sit for a while on a rock and talk. She tells me about her world and I listen, [...]
Grandparents matter. As a site coordinator for the local Children’s Literacy Center and in my own personal experience, I continually see ways grandparents make a difference-for harried parents, for folks who interact with the grandchildren now and in the future, and, most importantly, for the grandchildren themselves.
Specifically, I consider grandparents prime influencers who…READ MORE
One of the most important tasks of grandmothers is to support our adult children in their choices, their rules, and their lessons when it comes to raising their kids, our grandchildren.
Sometimes the need for such support comes in unexpected ways.
Megan called one day last week, starting the conversation …READ MORE
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After hours of traveling on windy roads and through rolling green hills we finally pulled onto a gravel covered driveway, the tires of the car softly crunching as they pushed their way forward. To our left were rows beautiful tulips every color of the rainbow. To the right was my grandparent’s brown two story house [...]
Brayden and Sandra
My grandchild Brayden Chase Miller was born one day before my birthday. He is the best birthday present ever. Brayden loves the outdoors, puppies, birds, and flowers. He brings us constant joy with his contagious belly laugh and smiling face. For a 17 month old, he is loaded with personality. His [...]
“Grandma, do you know what we haven’t done for a long time?” Noelia pulls me toward her as she speaks. The long time refers to at least half a day. I wrap my arms around my six year old GRANDdaughter, and she squeezes tight and then flashes her adorable smile. She’ll ask for a hug [...]