Category: Special Features by Leslie & Kay, founders

In Honor of Moms Everywhere-Let’s Celebrate!

a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, founders

Today is Mother’s Day – a time to recognize, value, and support Mothers everywhere. While some people may have regrets about their own ‘mom relationships’, think about putting all the negative thoughts aside and letting them go. Instead, spend time today and embrace with gratitude the efforts a Mother puts forth in her lifetime. Take this opportunity to turn to your daughter, or daughter-in-law, or your mother or friends, and let them know how truly special and unique they are.

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A Personal Reset-Spring to It!

The sun is shining, birds are singing, and flowers are blooming! Springtime brings with it the promise of re-birth and renewal. As the natural world reawakens and springs into life around you, it’s a great time to do some internal self-care, brush off your own cobwebs, push out accumulated junk from the winter and get yourself ready for the energy of summer. 

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The State of Grandparenting

a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, founders

Let’s face it, family dynamics are ever changing, and grandparenting is changing with it…so painting a picture of grandparenting today is a complicated task. For example, on one hand, greater mobility has meant that families are spread across the country and many children aren’t able to see their grandparents as frequently. Life is hectic for all generations and even families who live near each other may not spend much time together. Look at what occurred when we all were in quarantine! Covid has forever impacted every facet of our lives. On the other hand, people are having fewer children and living longer. For most of human history, families looked like a pyramid, with few older members at the top and many young members at the bottom. Today, families are shaped more vertically, like a beanpole, with a more equal number of members in each generation. With fewer family members in each generation, intergenerational relationships can take on added significance.

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5 Ways to Achieve Family Harmony

a special feature form Kay & Leslie, founders grandparentslink.com

Yes, it’s true.
It is possible despite all the different personalities, needs, dispositions, temperaments, and personas, to achieve family harmony. This notion of being unified on the basis of mutual family respect, tolerance, consideration, and love, doesn’t mean that anyone will lose their identity. The ability to trust, support, and communicate differences in a constructive manner, and look beyond the selfness, will only procure a healthy picture of family and connections.

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Alone time is Good for the Soul

a special feature from Kay & Leslie, founders

As we look back upon the past few years, we all have experienced lockdowns, shutdowns, and a retreat into the world of me, myself, and I. No matter how you turn it, we have felt isolated at times not knowing when the light at the end of the tunnel may present itself. Today as we still face challenges, let’s pat ourselves on the back for a job well done as we have heightened awareness of our own resilience.*

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Screen Time and Grandchildren

Our grandkids are surrounded by screens: televisions, tablets, mobile phones, computers, gaming devices. As a result, parents and grandparents are concerned about how to handle screen time, and don’t always agree on the boundaries. To make life easier for all, be sure to speak with your adult children about the family guidelines regarding screens.

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Mindful Thoughts

11 Ways Anyone Can Change Their Life–at Any Age

We all experience turns in life–some good, some bad, and we face difficult times or situations. When the difficult times come along, it’s up to us to do something about it: choose to stay stuck, or turn the ship around. Remember, we are the captain of our lives.*

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It’s Okay…Press the “Mute” Button

a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, Founders

Holiday time and knowing that a new year approaches we find ourselves out of breath so to speak! Come to think of it, our daily lives are so very busy that rarely do we intentionally indulge and hit the “mute” button. If you already do this, you are one of the lucky ones who have come to realize that once in a while, this is an important personal exercise for your physical and mental being. Hitting your personal mute button doesn’t mean you are disconnected; rather it infers how truly connected you are. Because our lives are bombarded with consistent stimulus and distractions and routines that comprise the function of our day, we need to take that step back and shut it all down and retrieve a moment or two to feel ourselves and our own presence as we navigate the busy world in which we live. Here’s two simple and mindful suggestions we have for you, and yes, you are worth it.

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Giving the Gift of Manners

a special feature from Kay & Leslie, founders of Grandparentslink

There’s no better time than the holiday season to help children learn a little bit more about manners! After all, life can be much more enjoyable with a little ‘please’ and ‘thank-you’. What better way than to give children their very own Thank-You Cards. Go ahead and let’s do this the old-fashion way. Purchase a cute box of cards for your grandkids to have on hand. Since manners are always in season, consider this a year-round gift of love.

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Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice

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