June 2010

GaGa Sisterhood Featured on Grilled Grandma

June 23, 2010
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Last month I received an invitation from Lisa to be featured on the “Grilled Grandma” page of her blog, Grandma’s Briefs. A Grilled Grandma is a grandma who has answered some of her grandma-related questions.

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Summer Solstice: How Are You Spending the Longest Day of the Year?

June 21, 2010
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Today, June 21, 2010, is the Summer Solstice, and the longest day of the year. I’m practicing mindfulness and uni-tasking. How will you spend your extra hours of daylight?

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Do You Have Time for Friends?

June 18, 2010
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Friendship has always been essential in my life. But since I’ve become a grandma, I have less time for my friends. A 2006 study showed that Americans have one-third fewer confidants than they did in the 1980s.

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Swimming Safety Rules For Children

June 14, 2010
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Swimming can be great fun for children, but it is critical for children, parents and grandparents to know the rules for swimming safety.

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Empathize Don’t Minimize: A Mantra For All of Us

June 4, 2010
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I learned a lot about empathy the other day. My daughter was complaining about the mean girls in my granddaughter’s class and I replied: “Oh, that’s what kids do in the first grade!” But all she wanted from me was a little empathy.

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