Leslie and Pam’s book was just launched and we are beyond excited to giveaway two (2) copies of the book!
Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice provides a concise, down-to-earth guide for both grandparents and parents. Each of the 52 straightforward nourishing practices provide methods of mindfulness, along with endearing real-life stories that grandparents can identify with. These stories are warm, poignant, funny, charming, and not-to-be missed.
So what if it’s only November… the holidays are coming up and we have to plan ahead. Are you stressing about what to get someone in your family? Or maybe are you constantly getting phone calls from your children for one of your classic recipes they want to recreate?
Grandparents have a role in the lives of their grandchildren, but what exactly is that role? Let your adult children take the lead and discuss your expectations with them.
Becoming a grandparent changes everything. Coupled with incomparable joy is uncertainty about where you fit in. Your role — not always appreciated by society — is vitally important in shaping a grandchild’s life. At the end of the day, you and the parents want what’s best for the child. But, as you may discover you don’t always share the same ideology, and you must take a step back and understand that you’ve entered their world, sometimes feeling like a foreign ambassador. And, what you may really need is a handbook for diplomacy!
There, I said it- now it’s out in the open for everyone to know. I’m an out of the closet selfish grandma. Yep it’s true, and I am damn proud about it. “What is this you say to yourself?” Well, let me take a moment and fully explain what this is all about.
Most parents and grandparents can agree that it’s a good idea to set aside technology-free family time. But, at the same time, it’s also helpful to remember all the ways technology can bring families closer. Young people, in particular, filter much of their experiences through their phones, so turning phones off for extended periods of time may actually cause them to feel less connected.
Here are a few ways technology can enhance family togetherness. Whenever possible, use the simplest apps, so as many people as possible can participate.
It’s always a kick to hear what your grandkids think of you or who they think you are. Here are four fun videos with grandmas talking to their grandchildren and asking the question, “If you were a grandparent for a day, what would you do with your grandkids?” We love the kid’s answers, and more than that, we treasure what they have to say. Take a listen…
How often is there a social media challenge for grandparents? Well, here it is!
We are challenging grandparents to redefine who today’s grandparents are. Who are you? Are you an exercise fanatic? Can you spin just as fast as your adult kids? Are you the best baker around? Do you tell the funniest jokes? Do you volunteer and want us all to know about it? Are you an artist, a musician, a yoga teacher? Do you have a job? What are you? We are a nation of GRAND grandparents, and you are one of them. Join us. Let’s see what grandparents are up to in 2019. Make a video (no longer than 59 sec), and please post it on Facebook or Instagram, using the hashtag: #grandparentslink2019