GaGa Sisterhood Featured on Grilled Grandma

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.

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

sun rising over bridge

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?

Do You Have Time for Friends?

women friends talking

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.

Swimming Safety Rules For Children

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

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


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.