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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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Bread Baking for Beginners!

Let’s face it, we have been cooped up at home, which has given us ample time to brush up on our cooking and baking skills. Bread baking quickly has become a hot trend for us all stuck at home. Here’s a great recipe — so easy and simple: No-Knead Skillet Focaccia… and wow are we in love! This style bread can be transformed from savory to sweet just by adding what’s in your cupboard. We promise you this one’s a winner.

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Have the Family Become Scientists!

an exclusive feature by Victoria Waller, Ed.D*

Let’s face it, kids love science—all types of science. Recently I read an article in Newsala (the online news for kids that I absolutely love) about a company that has devoted their lives to owl vomit, and I was fascinated. And, knowing kids… I knew they would be fascinated too.

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Are You A Super Ager?

Here at Grandparentslink, we try not to focus much on age…. I mean who does!? We like to focus on what makes us feel healthy, energetic and you got it, YOUNGER! We like to consider ourselves as “Super Agers”.

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Inspirational Quotes & Mantras to Fill Your Life

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.

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Masks are a must, so why not add some extra style…

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!

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2021 Fun & Worthy Dates to Remember!

It’s that time of year when our team at grandparentslink.com comes together to share the most memorable, fun and exciting holiday dates you can’t (or shouldn’t) miss celebrating! Here we have compiled a wonderful list for you to consider… 

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The Day I Put Money into a Kickstarter Campaign

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!

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