January 2012

When Being a Grandma Isn’t So Grand, Revisited

January 31, 2012
Thumbnail image for When Being a Grandma Isn’t So Grand, Revisited

Grandmas face challenges in their relationships with their grandchildren’s parents. At our meeting, we discussed 3 challenges: difficult relationships, hurt feelings, and different parenting methods.

3 comments Click to read more…

Grandma Garbas Didn’t Fit the Mold

January 26, 2012
Thumbnail image for Grandma Garbas Didn’t Fit the Mold

When I hear the word grandma, I don’t picture a rosy-cheeked, sweet, little, white-haired lady. My mind conjures a devilish grin and hands wrapped around a glass of rye.

1 comment Click to read more…

Grandmas Finally Get to Be the Funmeisters

January 24, 2012
Thumbnail image for Grandmas Finally Get to Be the Funmeisters

Today’s moms have way more stress than we had when we were raising them. When grandmas complain their daughters don’t have enough fun, I say “cut ‘em some slack.”

4 comments Click to read more…

Crunch a Color Rewards Picky Eaters for Eating Healthy Foods

January 20, 2012
Thumbnail image for Crunch a Color Rewards Picky Eaters for Eating Healthy Foods

Do you have a picky eater in your family? Then you’re going to love Crunch A Color, a new card game that makes it fun to eat healthy foods. The game comes with tips for parents.

2 comments Click to read more…

Tips for Getting Along With the Other Grandma

January 16, 2012
Thumbnail image for Tips for Getting Along With the Other Grandma

It’s normal to feel envious of the other grandma, but competing with her is a sign of insecurity. Remember grandchildren thrive when they have lots of grandparents who love them.

2 comments Click to read more…

Pom-Pom Monster Salon Is Big Hit with Grandchildren

January 11, 2012
Thumbnail image for Pom-Pom Monster Salon Is Big Hit with Grandchildren

This new Klutz craft-making kit includes everything you need to make stylish one-of-a-kind pom-poms and it’s easy enough for an 8-year old to do all by herself.

2 comments Click to read more…

Parents vs. Grandparents: How to Find Balance

January 5, 2012
Thumbnail image for Parents vs. Grandparents: How to Find Balance

Grandparents are important in children’s lives. The best grandchild/grandparent relationships are those that are encouraged by the parent, who then steps back and lets them unfold.

Click to read more…