Tag: advice

Birthdays are Really a Bore.. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!

Ever awakened to someone singing the tune of “Happy Birthday to you….” in your ear before you’ve even wiped the crust from your eyes?  And, while the sentiments were totally appreciated, truth be told, you actually were hoping that everyone would just FORGET that it’s your birthday! Right?  Well, you are NOT alone! Of course, we know that getting older is inevitable, but, when is it okay to stop celebrating? That stuff is for kids… right?! Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!

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Gray Rules!

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

Did you know that in just ten years, the population above age 60 will have grown so much that other generations such as the millennials and Gen-Z will be outnumbered by them in the United States, China, and Japan? An interesting fact to consider that given the circumstances, we are living longer, fuller, and more active lives.

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Cook’s Corner: Great Tips for the Holidays

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?

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Rainy Day Ideas

Just a few suggestions to brighten up the gloomiest of days…

Okay, so here’s the picture: It’s an indoor day for sure- raining cats and dogs and gloomy, or just a winter’s day where you just have to be inside, and you already made two dozen of the yummiest blondies ever, the kitchen is a mess, and so now onto something else with the grandkids. Here are some age-appropriate suggestions that will surely make you grandparent of the century…

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You Ate 54 Cow Brain Tacos in 8 Minutes?

An interview with the World’s Record Competitive Eater, Joey Chestnut
an exclusive feature compiled by Victoria Waller, Ed.D, with questions by Izzy and Sam, 6 years old

I will never, ever be surprised by what children’s passions are. I teach to their passions because when they are interested, they learn. For all parents and grandparents who are home with kids now and want a fun activity to do, find someone the kids are interested in, look up interesting facts about them on the internet and write them a letter. I’ve even had a child write Robert Ballard, the discoverer of the Titanic, and he wrote back.

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Being the Best Version of You at Any Age

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20 Realities You Must Accept Before You Can Truly Live Your Best Life*
1. People come and go.
As I grew older, I realized my circle of friends became smaller. You’ll be so close to one person today, and suddenly you aren’t talking anymore. It’s life. People grow apart rather than grow as a part of you. Accept that and move on. Bringing me to my next point:

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Make it Fun!

Ok, so what kid isn’t picky or turning their heads away at food? The minute you label food as “super healthy” or good for you… kids are immediately turned off. Come on, you know its true!

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Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice

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Get up close and personal with Leslie & Kay, founders of Grandparentslink.com, in this live radio interview with #Grand radio.
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