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How to Best Enjoy Your Summer with the Grandkids

The summer can provide special time and get- togethers with our grandchildren of any age. The weather usually allows for outdoor fun (hopefully!). With school out of session and schedules that may not be so complicated, there’s more opportunity. Thankfully this season has so many options. Here are some suggestions for places to visit and things to do that will help any grandparent make the most of any summertime spent with their grandkids.

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6 Great Spring Ideas for Yourself

Are you ready to amp up your spring self-care? Spring is a great time to focus on just this, and also for new beginnings. It’s an excellent time to shed the old and welcome the new and refresh and renew yourself, both inside and out.

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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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How to Fight Off Those Winter Blues!

Back by popular demand…

We all know the long, dark winter days can weigh on you physically and mentally. Just being inside can take its toll without even realizing it. Grandparents, grand friends, and parents, listen up… your health and well-being are ever so important, and we want you to take care of yourself. Here are some tips for staying on top of your health this winter!

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Great Winter Ideas for Grandkids of All Ages

Grab your hot cocoa, make some delicious chocolate chip cookies and consider our suggestions for one of those days with the grandchildren that already has indoor written all over it. Don’t go crazy- just because it’s a nasty winter day. What can grandma and grandpa offer to their grandchildren of varied ages? We have got you covered! Take a look below. No matter what you do – it’s all about being together, and all these ideas can be tailored to any age.

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Kids Will Flip for These

and so will the whole family!

Looking for a couple of ideas and some fun activities to do with the grandchildren and family anytime of the year? Well, don’t fret- here’s 5 suggestions…..

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A Fall Craft the Kids Will Love!

The leaves are falling, and we are starting to get crafty with ideas for what to do with the grandkids when they come over this season! The days get shorter, and we find ourselves inside a bit more than we prefer. What to do? We found this adorable pumpkin handprint craft that can be done with your toddler/younger grandchildren, get creative!

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The Value of Your History

a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, founders

Let’s take a moment and celebrate our personal footprint and stories – never discounting the importance of who we are and where we came from, along with the details of our family history. Our generation should make every effort to pass along as much as we can to those younger than ourselves in the evolving generations. This is our legacy.

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Harness the Power of Water and Your Emotions

Close your eyes and try and picture yourself as a child, jumping in the ocean or pool for a dip; what do you feel? For us, it’s a sense of happiness and therapy, even today. While enjoying a cup of coffee one morning last summer, we came across a wonderful piece in the Wall Street Journal written by Elisabeth Bernstein on the experience Marine Scientist Dr. Wallace Nicholas had on seeking the power of water.

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Connecting with your Grandchildren- Tips for all age groups!

You have a joyous opportunity to support the next generation. Be yourself, be firm but fair, and bond through tradition
Anthropologists and evolutionary theorists who have studied family relationships throughout history identify grandparents as playing an important part in helping parents ensure the physical survival of their children. While not a popular subject for research, studies of modern societies too show how the involvement of grandparents can help their grandchildren’s resilience and overall healthy development.

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