Michael J. Smajda is a grandfather with a passion for writting stories that entertain and inspire grandchildren.
His Christmas holiday offering is a charming story about a little orphan fawn and Rudolph meeting at Christmas time, their marriage, visit to Bethlehem and a surprising miraculous ending.
The book is available direct from the author, Michael [...]
No, the holidays can’t be here again already! A year seems like forever to the little ones, but it goes by quick as a wink in grandparent time.
Was it truly 12 months ago you caught that rascally Jackson attempting to munch his way through the popcorn chain on the tree? Could it really [...]
By Amy Zawistowski National Committee of Grandparents for Children’s Rights
Americans will celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s within the next month. That’s a lot of festivity and, for most of us, many chances to see friends and family. But all that holiday togetherness isn’t always easy. There’s the stress of dealing with [...]
The Greatest Investment I Ever Made
By Dennis Miller
Now that we’re past Thanksgiving and sprinting toward the new year, I want to share one of my family traditions. It also happens to be the greatest investment I ever made.
Like many grandparents, you may fret over what to get your grandchildren for Christmas. In [...]
By Alaina Smith
Although I talked to him on the phone and wrote him letters, it had been more than five years since I’d seen my grandfather. Our last meeting had been at my grandmother’s funeral. When my husband, Frank, and I finally found the time and money to fly to Illinois and [...]
By Susan M. Tiberghien
In my mother’s recipe box is a well-fingered card spattered with sugar and love. It is titled “Gaga’s Christmas Stollen.”
Gaga was my mother’s mother. At 16, she sailed alone from Switzerland to America. She married a German immigrant and had one daughter. Widowed young, she moved from Washington to [...]
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, [...]