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Confessions of a Clumsy Mom

Some people say that the most dangerous place to stand is between a mother and her child. But in my case possibly the most...

The Actual Reality About Virtual Reality

Screen time is one of the biggest concerns/struggles/die-on-the-hill battles faced by modern parents.How much is too much? How can I cut it down? Why...

Cornmeal, Polenta & Grits

While you can find pre-cooked polenta in the grocery store, cooking cornmeal or polenta from scratch is incredibly easy.You can find ground cornmeal in...

The Best Days of Your Life

(or something like that) What goes through your mind when someone says “don’t blink, these are the best days of your life”?I’ve heard this adage...

How to Help a Reluctant Reader

There is something delicious about a good book. Books can provide a welcome escape, feed the mind, and even nourish the soul. Nurturing a...

Who Said What?

One way to keep track of the darndest things our grandkids say is in the journal, My Quotable Grandkid. Filled with roomy pages for...

Make the Most of Mealtimes

If you have ever watched babies eating their first foods, it’s clear that eating is about more than just nutrition. It is about smelling,...

Simple Pleasures

I recently baked a birthday cake with my four-year-old grandson, and after we had iced it, I offered one of the beaters to him....

The Case for ‘Caremongering’

What are you doing to keep your family healthy and sane during the COVID-19 pandemic?At a time when we are being told to stay...

Bridging the Generation Gap

“OK, boomer.”I suppose that I shouldn’t have been surprised when I overheard my 10-year-old granddaughter and her friends use the phrase recently as they...

Grandparents these Days

Not only are grandparents keeping up with their grandchildren these days, they’re often setting the pace.Hike up Mt. Finlayson, grandkids in tow?No problem.Cycle the...

Grandkids Say the Darndest Things

Grandma—or “Mimi”—to seven grandchildren, Lorraine Stephens is always ready with a camera and notepad to record her grandkids’ funniest comments and observations. Here is...

April/May 2020

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