March 2010

Michelle Obama Wants to Break the Cycle of Poor Nutrition

March 29, 2010
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The First Lady says the solution to childhood obesity rests not with a bill from Congress or an executive order from her husband, but “instead, it’s about what all of us can do to help our kids (and grandkids) lead active, healthy lives.” Her program has four key components.

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Grandparents Need Permission for Plans and Emergencies

March 25, 2010
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Grandparents need to clear plans with their grandchildren’s parents before they tell their grandchildren. Be sure to get an Emergency Medical Consent Form when you’re in charge.

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Reporting for Doodie: A Grandma’s Tour of Duty

March 18, 2010
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J.L. (Judy) Smith became the sole caregiver for her three-year old grandson, Marcus, when his mom and dad were both deployed in the U.S. Military. Smith’s tour of “doodie” was six months, one week, three days, and seven hours long. Reporting for Doodie is her humorous, honest, poignant, and irreverent account of that period.

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Traditional St. Paddy’s Day Dinner to Make You Smile

March 17, 2010
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I’m getting ready to make our traditional St. Paddy’s Day “Irish Boiled Dinner” dinner and thought I’d share the recipe from The Frugal Gourmet.

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Do You Know Where Your Advance Directive Is?

March 16, 2010
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Do you have an advance directive? What kind of medical treatment would you want if you were too ill to express your wishes? Advance directives convey decisions about end-of-life care.

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Connecting with Grandchildren on Skype

March 12, 2010
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We placed our first Skype call with our granddaughters yesterday. I was as excited as Alexander Graham Bell when he asked Mr. Watson to “come here.” Skype is a software program that allows you to use your computer to make free voice and video calls over the internet. It’s easy to understand and only takes a few minutes to download. Then you can call other Skype users anywhere in the world for free.

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GaGa Sisterhood Ezine Receives All Star Award

March 9, 2010
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The GaGazine, the monthly online GaGa Sisterhood newsletter, has been named a 2009 Constant Contact All Star. This distinction is awarded to Constant Contact business partners in recognition of effective use of email marketing and continued commitment to following best practices.

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