February 2011

La Petite Baleen Teaches Children Swimming and Life Lessons

February 24, 2011
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Irene Madrid, co-founder of La Petite Baleen Swim Schools, believes that the pool is not only a place to learn to swim, it’s a classroom for learning life skills.

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Start an Organizing Project With Your Grandchild

February 22, 2011
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An organizing project can be a fun way to teach grandchildren valuable skills, including sorting, keeping like-with-like and one-in/one-out. Here are some suggestions.

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The Power of Patience Leads to a Satisfying Life

February 17, 2011
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M.J. Ryan’s book The Power of Patience is so readable and so quotable. Her key premise is that patience is a crucial factor in whether we have a satisfying life.

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Creative Ways to Skype With Grandchildren

February 15, 2011
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Connecting with grandchildren is a challenge for long-distance grandmothers. Combining old traditions and new technology helps bridge the miles.

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Grandmas Are Busy, But Moms Are Busier

February 10, 2011
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Grandmas and moms are both busy, but moms have more pressures than grandmas had when they were raising them. Grandmas, unlike most moms, still have time for themselves.

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