Category: Special Features by Leslie & Kay, founders

Life in the Zoom Lane—Whoa Nelly, Slow Down!

Our parents warned us about it, but it’s hard to understand until you experience it firsthand: as you get older, time seems to fly. It catches you off guard, probably because it’s such a powerful and bizarre concept. You can’t add more time to the clock, but by understanding how this phenomenon works, you can at least try to make life seem like it’s passing by a little slower.

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5 Easy Ways to Fill Your Being

a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, founders

Self-care is exactly what the word says. It’s simply about caring for oneself. In today’s day and age, our lives are so busy, and we are expected to do so much in a short period of time, that often we don’t even consider taking a moment to ourselves. Who are we and how do we want to function? And, because we don’t take the time to think about that, eventually, we burn out. But, sometimes, we can recognize that, and take some time for ourselves. Other times, however, it may lead to more serious circumstances such as mental health illness and depression.

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11 Small Habits that Will Earn You Respect

a special feature from Kay ZIplow & Leslie Zinberg, founders

R-e-s-p-e-c-t who sang it better than Aretha Franklin? Okay, maybe Tina Turner’s rendition. But truth be told, no matter who sang it- the words of the song are important to the very fabric of our being. Respect is an ideology that resonates into every part of our lives. Respect is a coveted part of our being – a consideration and appreciation for one’s self and of others. It is manifested first in our personal make-up which is reflected by our actions and reactions. Respect is a learned and skilled behavior and mental exercise that we hope to weave into our totality as a human and functional being.

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Why it’s Healthy to be Kind

a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, founders

We all know the golden rule: treat others the way you want to be treated. While this is an old adage we learn from an early age, there are a number of real-life benefits associated with the way we treat others. Science shows that as children, we’re biologically wired to be kind and we can further develop this trait with practice and repetition. Sometimes, however, due to outside influences and the stress of our day-to-day lives, we can lose this inherent ability.

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Set the Example

a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, founders

Your role is likely to change as your grandchild gets older, and you should be receptive to life’s swift changes that come with the territory. This is not only because your own commitments might change, well so will your grandchild’s needs and interests will change too. But what won’t change, is how your grandchildren view you. And sometimes we need to reel it back and remind ourselves of changes going on in family dynamics and make sure our behaviors are always coming from a good place. Growing and learning never stops.

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Develop Your Own Grandparenting Style

a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, founders

If you poll all the grandparents you know, and maybe those you don’t- you’ll come away with one important fact…. each ‘grand’parent is unique and has their own style. There is no book or manual to read and we don’t care what anyone says- plain and simple this is the best time of your life! Now, think of it this way; like Iris Apfel in all her glory and style setting- we too are very much the same. Each of us brings to the table a very exclusive one-of-a-kind character. Take note of that because you can customize your ideal role as a grandparent. Trust us when we tell you…. no one size fits all when it comes to grandparenting! Be unique and be yourself! Here’s a few ips we’d love to share:

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