Welcome to the Grandparent-hood: It's Good Here

I was talking to a colleague the other day at work about becoming a grandparent and how it changes your life in so many wonderful ways. Just when you think your days of parenting are beginning to wind down and you are wondering what you are going to do with the rest of your life, you get to start your parenting experience all over again in a different way. It will be one of the most important and enjoyable things you will ever do. ...more
grammietime2 Thanks, grammietime2.  Being a grandparent is bringing me such joy and I am loving ...more

The Visit| Five Minute Friday Challenge

Several months ago I joined a group of bloggers who for the last four years have a writing flash mob every Friday. This is the brilliant idea of sister blogger Lisa-Jo Baker which she titled Five Minute Friday. Every Friday Lisa-Jo gives a word prompt and bloggers have five minutes to write “unedited, unscripted, real” blog post based on the prompt. So here it is for this week's word--VISIT...more

Eat like your Grandparents?

Eat like your grandparents ?January 24, 2015Our Blog, Recipes ...more

Aging and Death: Discussing It With Kids

 I started a blog series on my blog entitled, "Mommy Cab Discussions," in which I talk about conversations I have in the car or otherwise known as the "Mommy Cab" with my kids.  The conversations are usually with my son, who is currently six years old.  Similar to many children, he is inquisitive and opens up discussions that can be funny or serious. ...more

Tears in Heaven

    A year ago today, I got a call that no one wants to get. My beloved papa Ross suffered a massive stroke and was rushed to the nearest hospital. (which happens to be in Maryland as they live on an island in Va) The prognosis wasn't good. There weren't a lot of details. I became numb. ...more

When It Feels Like a Ballsack Might Kill You

When someone cares, they help you brave the ballsacks of life.An older respectable gentleman has taken a flamboyant soul under his wing.An unlikely pair, Tony Bennett, 88, and Lady Gaga, 28, are releasing a duet album this week entitled, “Cheek to Cheek.”...more

Grandparent Permission Slip

I just finished typing a 3-page Babysitting Instruction Manual (4 pages if you include the spreadsheet of after-school activities I have stuck on my fridge) for my parents who are flying out to watch my 3 kids for 7 days while my husband visit London in preparation for our upcoming move....more

How Are Boomer Grandparents Different?

How Are Boomer Grandparents Different?Mimi@BoomerGrandparents.com ...more

BlogHer Newbie

My 1st BlogHer Conference, and I'm reading all I can to prepare.  If you have any suggestions for newbies please send them my way.  I've blogged for over 4 years, (even won a couple of awards) but still feel like a rookie.  I'm really looking forward to meeting fellow bloggers, and sharing ideas.  So impressed with the keynote speakers...  Guy Kawasaki is awesome and it will be amazing to hear Ariana Huffington in person.  Great variety of sessions and topics.  Can't wait....more

Too much to do- am going to take a nap