The Gifts of Caregiving: Stories of Hardship, Hope, and Healing (Includes a CD recording of the public radio program “Hardship into Hope: The Rewards of Caregiving.”), by Connie Goldman. Fairview Press, 2002.
A Place Called Canterbury: Tales of the New Old Age in America, by Dudley Clendinen. Penguin reprint, 2009.
A New Wrinkle: What I [...]
Based on the wildly popular children’s book series by Megan McDonald, Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer is an absolutely delightful movie free of violence or harmful content, packed with fun and good messages, and perfect for younger children.
For PTC’s review, click here. To read PTC’s interview with Judy Moody author Megan McDonald [...]
According to the US Census, more than half of all men and women aged 18-24 still live at home. The government recently defined “dependant children” as 26 years old or younger (Healthcare law). Parents who thought they were done after their kids finished school are facing even more challenges, not know how to handle [...]
Toy Fair 2011 is the biggest toy show in North America, as we now know from walking every inch of the trade show floor! We were in search of the best new toys for grandkids, and we found and tested some real winners.
Girder and Panel Building Sets from Bridge Street Toys proves that everything [...]
Tell me a secret, and I’ll tell you one…
In the five years since her bad-girl sister Xanda’s death, Miranda Mathison has wondered about the secret her sister took to the grave, and what really happened the night she died. Now, just as Miranda is on the cusp of her dreams-a best friend to unlock [...]
This month we continue our coverage of Toy Fair 2011, the biggest toy show in North America. We’ve tested some great toys for all types of grandkids. The toys range from high tech to no tech, but they all share one feature: They’re fun ! Let’s jump into part two of our Toy Fair [...]
Author Anne Broyles remembers her maternal Grandma Verna’s raspy voice as she recited “Best, Beloved Poems” to her grandchildren. So Broyles relates to grandparents who come up to her after bookstore events or library readings and say, “My grandmother grew hollyhocks in her yard. I think I’ll get some seeds and plant them with my [...]