Category: Experts Corner

Could Your Sex Life Be Better?

Ask grandparents for advice…

The Wall Street Journal caught our eye with this article, and we feel this is a definite MUST read- even if you don’t think you need to!! Anyone who can keep the spark alive well into his or her later years has wisdom to share, and that insight is especially useful now, when the stress of the pandemic has taken a toll on intimacy for many of us.

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Etiquette 101 this Holiday Season

a few tips and reminders can only be helpful!

Ah, the winter holiday season, time for ugly-sweater wearing, high calorie intakes (!!), party hosting, and fumbling for the proper greeting. We do love this time of year, even when holiday etiquette can get confusing. As we juggle the influx of invites, family reunions, festivities, cultural traditions, and gifting decisions, we often must stop and think, “am I doing this right?” Whichever way you spread holiday cheer, we figure a good goal would be to master these must-know, expert-recommended etiquette standards that you can share with the entire family (subtly) this holiday season!*

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Be the Best Babysitting Grandparent Ever!

Who doesn’t absolutely adore those precious moments as grandparents where we are passed the baton from our children to spend time with our grandchildren one on one?! However, sometimes we don’t think of every little detail that might make those parents feel more comfortable leaving their little ones. In finding the perfect balance between delighting our grandchildren and pleasing their parents, we are put to the challenge. Here are 5 tips to be the best babysitting grandparent… EVER!

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Connecting with Teenage Grandchildren

When your grandchildren were toddlers, they lit up your world, and when they were kids, they wanted to spend hours and hours at your house with you.  Now that they’ve grown up into teenagers it can be tougher to connect. While teens can be a little harder to converse with, often preferring their peers to their elders, it’s not impossible. You just have to find some one-on-one time and a little common ground.

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What Happens When Your Son In-Law Ticks You Off?

a special feature from Kay & Leslie, founders of grandparentslink.com

We are always talking about the mother/daughter relationship and how that carries forward into the marriage relationship of our children. Research shows that most mothers of daughters say they are feeling close because for the most part, women kinda call the shots! However, let’s not forget about the sons-in-law; they deserve the utmost respect, honesty and warmth, and a chance to have a relationship with you, and for you to understand who they are. What makes it so very complicated is that you are virtually a stranger to their quirks and needs and their personal dynamics- after all, they aren’t your child! So, what happens when your son-in-law hits a nerve with you? Don’t fret, we’ve come up with simple thoughts to help keep your annoyances to yourself (for the most part!). Most important premise above all …. Remember, absolutely no relationship, no matter who it is with is ever smooth-sailing 100% of the time.

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Oh Yes Indeed, We Are A Special Group! Happy Grandparents Day

an exclusive feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, founders

If you close your eyes tight and take a deep breath in and remember the smells and sights of your own grandparents, you no doubt will see a different era with a totally different perspective on life. Each generation brings forth another platform of life experiences- of history and personal journeys. Grandparenting in all its glory is one journey of simple love. It requires flexibility, adaptability, and a commitment to love. As with your own parenting, its unlikely you will ever be perfect, but will have the ability to see reasonable possibilities and face challenges and make thoughtful decisions along the way that will create a fulfilling experience for everyone.

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10 Inspirational Quotes We Think You Might Want to Keep Close

These quotes about life will motivate you, inspire you Sometimes, life can be a bit daunting. Between big decisions, heartbreaks, tragedies, and even simply bad days when nothing seems to go right, it’s easy to get down on yourself.  That’s where encouraging thoughts can help. When you (or a friend or family member) need a pick-me-up, these quotes about life may turn your day around. From some of our favorite famous authors, musicians, and public figures, we share some inspiration.  

And, remember, uplifting messages aren’t reserved for just the not-so-good days… 

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8 Ways to Really Show You are “Grand”

Muses of being a grandparent and what you can do often calls for some deliberate thinking!
Being a knock-your-socks-off grandma or grandpa is fun, sure – but it also takes time and effort. Here’s some tips we’ve caught along the way to help you show off exactly how grand you are!*

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The Power of Calm

an exclusive feature by Bonnie Compton*

Be the change you wish to see.
~Mahatma Gandhi

How many times have you told someone Please calm down? Perhaps your child, grandchild or partner. Have you ever been told to calm down when you were upset? How did it make you feel? I bet not good!

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Communication is Key- A Skill Worth Learning

an exclusive feature by Bonnie Compton*

One of the biggest issues in relationships is the lack of communication, or more specifically mis-communication.  It can lead to tension in the relationship and worse, estrangement. Many of us were not taught how to communicate effectively by our parents, and neither were they.  In order to break this generational cycle, it’s important that we learn healthy effective ways to communicate with each other. An important skill we can then pass on to our grandchildren.

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Great Ideas for Your Daughter or Daughter-in-law this Mother’s Day

It’s only a couple of days away!

There’s an old saying… ‘Life doesn’t come with a manual…it comes with a mother’ and more often than not, Mothers are hardly giving themselves credit or appreciation for all that they do. This Mother’s Day we’ve come up with 5 ways that you and your family can celebrate and show appreciation for the wonderful daughter or daughter-in-law in your lives.

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Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice

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Get up close and personal with Leslie & Kay, founders of Grandparentslink.com, in this live radio interview with #Grand radio.
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