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.
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.
A little advice from nutrition expert Jodi Greebel will definitely keep you in the know! Are the grandkids coming to visit and not sure what foods to buy? Don’t panic and don’t worry- we have you covered! Likely your grandkids eat differently than the way you fed your own kids. That likely means more snacking, no drinking juice, more concern about ingredients, food colorings, preservatives, organic foods, allergies and more. So, rather than trying to figure out what to buy, use this list below to help guide you. Below are some great staples to have at home that work with even the pickiest of eaters.
There are so many wonderful things technology has done for us living in this modern world. Staying connected and maintaining relationships is the most influential and tangible way technology impacts current and future generations. Many years ago, for instance, if a family moved, a child did not have an easy way to keep in touch with the friends he/she left behind. Times have changed. Our kids’ generation has the opportunity to never lose touch with any friends or acquaintances. Without missing a beat, they are incredibly savvy with their iPad and multiple devices. At an early age, they have the benefit of interacting with classmates, friends, and family. Those little hands move faster over their personal devices than the teeth they are supposed to brush! Think about it; do you ever delete a contact from your phone? I bet the answer is never!
We all experience turns in life–some good, some bad. When the bad ones come along, it’s up to us to do something about it: to choose to stay stuck, or to turn the ship around. It’s up to us to choose.
You may be feeling you’re too old to make significant changes in your life. It doesn’t matter what age you are, you can always turn your life around. Even people in the final months and years of their lives can start in new directions. Who knows how far any of us will get down the path?
Reading includes anything from listening to a story being read, listening to a book, reading graphic novels, joke books, Weird but True books, the Lego Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, comic books, or Pokémon and baseball cards.
Children love reading if it is based on their interests. Animals, sharks, Peppa Pig, Star Wars, the Titanic, cars, poetry and more.