In 2010, people fell in love with a minion-ruling villain turned soft-hearted adoptive father of three precocious girls in the movie Despicable Me. Last year, Gru, his girls and his

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Following the success of Cars in 2006, Disney released Planes in 2013, now on DVD. The colorful planes (and trucks and forklifts) are the characters in this children’s movie with

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Are you looking for a good children’s TV show to watch with the grandkids when they visit? We are starting a new series here at Grandmother Hen where we will

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By Ranny Levy, GRANDmother extraordinaire, Founder and President of Kids First! R.I.P.D. puts a new spin on cop movies. A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers

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’42’ Inspirational, Educational and Humorous Story of An American Legend that Grandparents & Grandkids Will Love!  By Ranny Levy, President/Founder of KIDS FIRST! – www.kidsfirst.org  Out in theaters on April

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Being a grandmother is one of life’s most important roles, and many women can feel unprepared to take it on. New Age Nanas: Being a Grandmother in the 21st Century

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 I’ve got it! The answer to the age old question: “What can I do with my grandchildren?” It’s different, fun and educational for both grandparents and grandchildren. All wrapped up

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By:  Pat Burns, Western Regional Editor and Art Cinema Reviewer for GRAND Magazine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA6FFnjvvmg Oprah’s new favorite movie, “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” is one of those films that, when

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DadDoes talks tech for all Some months we talk toys for the kids and in other months we look at tech for the adults. This time we mix it all

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The JitterbugPlus cell phone has what we need: simplicity, personalization, access to great services and apps By Madeline Pantalone   Jitterbug Cell Phone In 2006 the Jitterbug, the first cell

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Thanks so much for considering my submission for the Kids’ Book Author of the Week at GrandMagazine.  Pam Ehrenberg’s first young adult novel, Ethan, Suspended, has recently come out in

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Modern GrandParents Handbook By Georgia Witkin, Ph.D. New American Library, $15. Available at Amazon and other book vendors. We at GRAND Magazine have read just about every book that’s been

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JONI SENSEL Joni Sensel writes books for young readers, but her novels all include an adult character who forges a strong relationship with the younger protagonist. “I’m interested in the

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Deb Caletti: The Secret Life of Prince Charming Quinn is surrounded by women with broken hearts. Between her mother, her aunt, and her grandmother, Quinn hears nothing but cautionary tales.

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Eleven-year-old Zoe feels invisible at school. That is, to everyone but the weird new kid, Lucas, who thinks Zoe is a code-reading genius. She reads a single cipher in his

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Last month we looked at some great toys and tech for the grandkids. Now we turn the spotlight where it belongs-on you! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite tech

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The best in children’s literature, selected by Jim Whiting. Scotti Cohn Scotti Cohn is a freelance writer and editor living in central Illinois. She is the author of six nonfiction

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“Knuffle Bunny” by Mo Willems – A father and his toddler daughter head to the laundromat where the girl plays, but unfortunately leaves her stuffed bunny mixed in with the

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Although GRAND guest writer Christopher Gildemeister’s (Parents TV Council) review of the recently released film The Way was eloquently and accurately written, my review will highlight a few other germane

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The best in children’s literature, selected by Jim Whiting. Joe Garces I am a professional firefighter for the City of Oxnard in Southern California. I have been a firefighter since

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