Tag: activities

Escape to a ‘She Shed’/‘Man Cave’

Yes, you can have a room of your own!

A special feature from Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow, founders Grandparentslink.com

Well, we have all heard of ‘man- caves’, right? That place or room where our most special guys retreat to for a little time out as we say. Maybe you have heard the latest iteration in gender-specific escapes is the ‘she-shed’, or quite simply a place any one of us designates to call our own little escape place. So, ladies, it’s your time, and it’s your turn to create a ‘Me-shed/she shed’, whether it’s a backyard destination or an in-home space. Doesn’t matter- it’s all yours!

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Yes, Kids Should Help in the House!

It gives them a sense of teamwork and responsibility…

a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, founders Grandparentslink.com

What’s wrong with the kids helping to pick up after themselves and their mess? Our answer: nothing! Engaging in household activities promotes a sense of accomplishment from a child’s perspective such as, “Look what I did!”; and a sense of involvement with purpose, “Can I help?”.

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Ultimate Kid Fun – Build Your Own Fort!

So, it’s one of those days… maybe rainy, maybe dreary, or a chill is in the summer air; there’s nothing better than curling up with a book on the couch and relaxing. That is, unless you have a few rambunctious kids who feel cooped up indoors. Standard indoor activities like coloring and playing board games can only be fun for so long.

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6 Ways to Make Someone’s Day

A key component to our own happiness often lies in the answer to this question: what are we doing to make others happy?*

Sometimes the best things we can do for others are the simple things we often overlook. Today’s list is a small collection of things we can do to recognize and appreciate the people around us. So simple, yet everlasting.

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8 Ways to Fill Up Your Beach Bag

Our must-have essentials!

It’s that time of year again when the first warm day comes, and you throw your flip-flops on ready for the beach! We love sharing some of our beach bag essentials for you all because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a well-prepared beach day?!

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Have You Ever Made a Book Out of Cheese or Ice Cream, Ketchup Packets, Ham, or Dollar Bills?

Well, artist Ben Denzer has! And you can too, with your grandchild…well, maybe not cheese or ham!

The Week Junior (the best magazine for kids that has ever been published) in their December, 2020 issue had an article about Ben Denzer, an artist and designer who makes books: tiny books, big books, thin books and books with pages made out of cheese, meat, dollar bills, ketchup packets, toilet paper and even ice cream. My students and grandkids were fascinated. And so was I!

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It’s Your Time to Bloom…

think April Showers Brings May Flowers!

This Spring we want to take full advantage of the beautiful weather and make sure to do all we can to exercise our mind and body, so we merge a good blend of positive physical and emotional health! Here are 3 ways to help yourself grow with those May flowers. Start blooming. There’s no excuse.

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Fun Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day turns 46 this year; it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate and educate at home. As grandparents and parents, one of our most important jobs is to teach our children to respect and appreciate our environment. Here are fifteen fun ideas for teaching kids the importance of taking care of mother nature…because we LOVE her!

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U Can Do It – Get Organized!

When you organize your life and your home nest, it makes you feel so good and brand new. Now that Spring is here, we want to share some of our tips and tricks that we picked up during this past quarantine to give your home the refresh and organization that will not only make you smile from ear to ear, but will help improve you with your day to day, all while enjoying your beautiful home! 

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Grandparents Contribute to Children’s Well-being at Any Age

With changing family patterns, increased life expectancy, and growing numbers of two incomes, there are higher rates of family breakdown. Grandparents are now playing an increasing role in their grandchildren’s lives. And the definitions of who and what grandparents are has changed over the past decades as well. We grandparents have re-defined ourselves unlike any other generation.

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Need A Pick-Me-Up?

If you’ve recently had a bad day…bad week…or let’s face it, bad year like 2020, you want to forget about it (at least for a while), right? Our suggestion- try a few of the following strategies to help lighten your mood!*

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Sometimes Silence is Golden*

As grandparents, learning how to control the urge to step on toes or overstep boundaries in relationships is an important part of our personal being that can affect every aspect of life and our familial and social relationships. For some people, silence comes naturally. These fortunate individuals know the power of silence and they are comfortable in that silence. However, there are quite a few of us who need to learn the art of practicing silence.

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Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice

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