Motivational quotes provide us with a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion. Often a quote can offer inspiration for the week and encourage us when our normal motivation has lapsed. Here at GPL you might notice how we like to share a “Mindful Moment” every week. We hope that you are as enlightened by the inspirational quotes as we are! Here are a couple of our favorites to help refocus ourselves into a better mindset.
So here’s the deal about chocolate – first of all, it’s actually been reported to boost your immune system. Yep, that little cacao bean (the source from which chocolate is derived) is full of antioxidants which play a key role in supporting a healthy system. The truth is, the deeper the color chocolate, the more antioxidants. So go for that dark chocolate, as the lighter milk chocolate doesn’t offer the same benefits.
Hey, did you know there’s over 1 billion grandparents out there? Astounding right? Yup, it sure is -we are a strong force, one that promotes the foundation for future generations to learn from. Our stories are important, our voices are relevant! We are strong, we are active, and we are pretty Grand!
Masks are here to stay — at least for a long while. One of our favorite ways to wear a mask (and not lose it) is to wear a mask chain. Have you tried it? We have found two sites that make the chains… and the chains are made by KIDS. Plus, each company donates a portion of their proceeds to charity. How great is this! Take a look. You may want to order one – or more!
a special feature from Kay & Leslie, founders
While 2020 has been a difficult year in ways we never could have imagined or expected, it’s made us all refocus on what matters most, the ways we spend our time, and how we find calm in moments of change and unrest. More important, we have reimagined the possibilities, tested our resilience, and learned new ways to live fully in spite of what is not in our control, and how to navigate new waters. The accomplishments of such are truly the silver lining for us grandparents. Here’s our top 6 – what’s yours?
A simple guide to ingredient substitutions – just in time as we are all spending extra time in the kitchen!
Ok, so it’s holiday time and we know what that means: most likely, lots of cooking and baking. For us it is! Have you ever had the urge to make something in the kitchen and when you look for all the ingredients that are called for in the recipe, you find that you don’t have them. Bummer, right?
An ad came up on my computer and in less than 10 seconds I had clicked, “Yes,” and sent my credit card number. Now the amount wasn’t much, so what could I lose? You’re wondering what a mom, grandma and educator would jump at so fast and help someone she doesn’t even know with a new invention. Are you ready? The Building Brick Waffle Maker! Okay, if I were to ask every person I know who has a child in their life, to invest in a waffle maker that makes Lego-like pieces, I’m positive they’d click “invest” as fast as I did!
Fitting for the times we are living in… we highly recommend…
Brené Brown; Author of Five #1 New York Times Bestsellers
Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston, has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She teaches us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.
We are so excited about this giveaway! The winner will receive a Gramma in a Box for both November AND December! (value of each box is $20)
Gramma in a Box is perfect for: grandparents who spend time with their grandchildren; grandparents who want to send something to their grandchildren because they don’t see them as often as they’d like (you can Skype or Facetime with your grandkids when they get their Gramma in a Box); nieces and nephews; college students (their dorm mates will love this!); stay at home date night for couples; and even parents who want a fun activity with their children without all the work! Gramma in a Box is perfect for everyone!
It’s a topic likely to make younger people squirm, but elder sex is having a moment, following a breakthrough British study showing that physical intimacy is still important to many seniors. Helloooo! Research shows that as we all age, it’s a lot of fun and good for your health to just not ‘sweat all the little stuff’… after all, we did that when we were young! Here are some great tips to keep you on your toes, healthy, happy, and getting your groove on!*