Social Distancing Provides New Ways to Learn BY BRENDA MAHLER Our granddaughters moved in with us at our cabin in the woods. The walls on their house were closing in

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Meryl Streep – So many films, so much time! BY WENDY SCHUMAN We’re having a Meryl Streep film festival at our house. Five films down, and around 70 to go!

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Project CONNECT – An Online Program for Caregiving Grandmothers and Their Teenage Grandchildren Kent State University and Arizona State University are conducting a nationwide study with grandfamilies that is funded

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My Dad – In Praise of Nonagenarians By Julie DiBene I was celebrating a birthday with my 91-year-old father recently and it struck me that as a society, we have

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How This Grandmom Spent Her Summer Vacation Rafting BY ROBERTA ALLEN This is a cautionary yet celebratory tale for older grandparents. Looking back, at forty-three, grandparenting seemed as effortless as

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An artful grandmother BY LINDA ROWELL-KELLEY As a Maine Island artist and grandparent, I consider my seven grandchildren, grand students of the arts.  Opportunity and inclination are important factors in

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BY BROOKE SMITH Dear Grandparents, Writing a book is such a fascinating process. One part, in particular, that’s so important is choosing the characters that will walk the reader through

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This Grandmom’s Favorite Lullaby Sweet Dreams BY DEBORAH LEVIN “You sing yourself a lullaby?” my daughter asked, incredulously. “Yes,” I answered matter-of-factly, adding, “I memorized the words.” “Really? I don’t

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Come To Grammie Camp BY LINDA EYRE  Looking back over my twenty plus years of Grandmothering, I’ve realized that the best investment of my time and the most fun I’ve

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My Grandmother’s Book Author: Elma Van Vliet Reviewer: Jeanette Perkins aka Beeba I have often wondered about my grandmother’s life. Even though she lived with us for over fifteen years,

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Out of the mouths of babes (Grandchildren) BY CAROLYN ASHTON AKA GRANDMA OZ It is so rewarding and entertaining when we really listen to our grandchildren. ‘If we keep waiting

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GRANDmotherhood is Not For Sissies My spouse and I adopted two little girls several years ago. One, Sophie was murdered. We are raising her son, Jalen. This story is about

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This Granddad Has The Back-To-School Blues BY STEVE WATSON With his granddaughter about to start junior kindergarten, Steve Watson wonders, why it is such a struggle to let go? The first day

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. . . the Origin of Mother’s Day? Anna Jarvis (1864-1948) Mother’s Day, created by Anna Jarvis, was first celebrated at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, on May 10,

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Maternity Wear For Gigi By Anne Bardsley Not again! I admit I added a few curse words in there. My husband, bless his heart, cleaned our guest room while I

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Two Lucky Brothers By Sherry Shahan               “No one has ever become poor by giving,” Anne Frank, Diary of Anne Frank. Thirteen-year-old Cooper and ten-year-old Chase Wommack volunteer in their

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By Joshua Colemam My Disrespectful Granddaughter! QUESTION: How do I deal with my 16 year old granddaughter and daughter who refuse to accept the work that I have done in

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Becoming Jesse Celebrating the Everyday Magic of Childhood Author: Patsie McCandless Reviewer: Jeanette Perkins aka Beeba This is a whimsical story of magic and hope. Jesse O’Neil is a six

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When Nancy Pelosi was sworn in as Speaker of the House, she became the third most powerful US politician. Both loved and loathed, her comeback story is an extraordinary tale

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A Promise To My Grandson BY ANN KOCHENBERGER Watching leaves of gold move across the blue Colorado sky, the hammock rocks back and forth. The sleeping baby stirs, then looks

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