Everyone is just breathless, simply breathless regarding this pandemic of COVID-19. Our conversations have such urgency, and our tone that we use with one another is one of anxiety, uncertainly and stress.
I myself found that I am definitely more on edge, more cautious than ever before, with more sleepless nights worrying about when this will all be over. But the one thing I do know, is that I have personally witnessed a depth of kindness even if it is sharing toilet paper packages with a neighbor, or shopping for someone less able-bodied than myself or more at risk. Whatever the case, I know that we will have many stories and experiences to share once this is all behind us. No doubt you would agree, and none of the above can come soon enough. We all hope the switch gets flipped soon.
We are grandparents; however, right now, we are not necessarily in charge of our grandchildren, because we are the ones who are the most at risk. It’s hard to believe that we are the “elders” (not a word we love!), and that we have to be more than careful. In light of that, Grandparentslink has found online programs and websites to enhance the at-home experience for our grandchildren and for us. Pass this information on to your children so they can share with the grandkids. And, pick out the ones you might like for yourselves. After all, we’re in this together.
Okay, so we get to the point where our grandchildren are ready for a bigger step as they mature in to young individuals. For many, this means it’s time to consider summer camp (overnight and sleepaway). Although, as grandparents, we are not responsible for making decisions about the grandchildren and their camps, often times it does become a family discussion. Given all the factors that create the right experience and right match for kids, we think it may be a good idea to choose a professional who can help facilitate parents in making the right match for a prospective camper. Summer 365 is one of the premier counseling destinations who offer such a service.
A special feature from Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow, founders grandparentslink.com
Well, with old man winter (time) almost behind us, spring brings us a lot of things, such as daffodils and tulips in full regalia! But also, here come all those cute babies that grace our lives. Whether you have a new baby coming to the family or you are just looking for the perfect gift idea, we have you covered with the “Top Four” baby gifts that we personally have purchased and loved. Here come those “ooooooos” and “awwwws”!
Whether you’re 26 or 62, a restful night of sleep for many people is as unusual as catching a three-headed fish. Okay, maybe that’s not the best of examples, but let’s face it… there’s truth in that statement. But that doesn’t mean you’re doomed to eternal exhaustion (or diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease- all conditions for which chronic sleep deficits can raise the risk). We’ve rounded up the most common sleep sappers that affect us all in life, plus expert tips for coping. Go on and catch up on those long lost zzz’s.
it’s a real thing… As a grandparent seeing our grandchildren from birth to mature years enriches our lives and we happily share many great adventures and milestones along the way. When the time comes to further their studies or fly the nest, do grandparents genuinely feel a true sense of loss? Oh yes, we do!
Remember… your grandchildren are always watching your behavior and actions! They see what you eat, how you eat, when you eat, and how much you eat. Think about your eating habits, especially now as you are modeling behavior. With that in mind, consider these simple guidelines…
The role of being a grandparent is quite possibly one of the best adventures of life! Maybe you’ve longed to be a grandparent and now the time has finally come, or you might already be deep in the trenches. Wherever you are in your journey, it’s always a good idea to step back and explore yourself as a grandparent.