a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, founders
Today is Mother’s Day – a time to recognize, value, and support Mothers everywhere. While some people may have regrets about their own ‘mom relationships’, think about putting all the negative thoughts aside and letting them go. Instead, spend time today and embrace with gratitude the efforts a Mother puts forth in her lifetime. Take this opportunity to turn to your daughter, or daughter-in-law, or your mother or friends, and let them know how truly special and unique they are.
Being honest is a characteristic quality that everyone hopes will be displayed by those in their lives, and we especially hope this will be a quality our children will embrace. Even those little white lies are lies, especially in situations where it can harm someone or something. Lies can only lead to bigger trouble, in many cases, and even though we want to think our children would never lie to us, they will, at least once in a while.
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!
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.
The winter season brings lots of things, but what we love the most is sharing – especially our personal recommendations for a good book or two. Here at GPL we are always on the hunt for our next great book, so here we have compiled a list of our favorites right now! Get lost in a great book and enjoy!
Take a moment to let the Dads in your life know they are truly cherished…
a special feature from Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow, Founders of Grandparentslink.com
A Father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.
What a wonderful way to celebrate – let’s give all the men in our lives a big high five and some special attention today! This is their day to be recognized, to be acknowledged and to well, maybe get a free pass and kick back and lie down in the backyard all day doing just nothing.
a special feature from Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow, founders grandparentslink.com
Mom’s special holiday is closer than you think, and remember, Mom always comes first. That’s the rule. Here’s six fabulous gifts that will make this holiday even better – our editor’s picks. Maybe you can’t “buy” a mother’s love—but you can at least grease the wheels by getting her the right gift. Maybe it’s a pair of shoes she’s been eyeing for ages. Maybe it’s a new gadget to keep up with her busy life. Maybe all that matters is that it comes from her favorite kid (you, obviously). Whatever the case, it’ll be here on our list!
an exclusive feature by Sarina Peddy, GPL Executive Assistant and Pre School Teacher*
This era of technology has created a world where two-year-olds use digital devices before they are even out of diapers. People walk with their heads down texting and using their PDA as they navigate the sidewalk, and children are growing up where the art of communication is anything but looking each other in the eye and talking.
Don’t Buy A Grandchild’s Love
a special feature from Leslie Zinberg and Kay Ziplow, founders of Grandparentslink.com
This may be a frank talk, grandparents, but it’s an important one when it comes to being a grandparent! We all know how easy it is to spoil our little loved ones, but now and again we might go overboard with gift giving. Whether it is a situation where relatives are feeling embarrassed they can’t provide the way you might, or parents feeling undermined by your extravagant gifts, we want to help you stay in the right lane when it comes to gift giving. Because in reality, you shouldn’t have to buy your grandchild’s love!