10 Ways to Enhance Walks with Young Children

A walk with a baby, toddler, or preschooler makes everyone brighter. With fresh air, exercise, and a refreshing change of environment, walks can be one of the best remedies for boredom, restlessness, or fussiness. Walks also help children learn concepts and have memorable experiences related to science, language, math, senses, nature, and the community.Asking Questions...more

8 Unique Contributions of Grandmas

My kids are lucky to have two grandmas that come over often, and I really appreciate the unique energy they bring to our lives. Research shows that kids who form close relationships with adults other than their parents are more likely to be successful in terms of school, jobs, and self-esteem. Our grandmas are perfect people to fill that role, so I make sure that my kids can see them every chance they get.What’s so great about grandmas?...more

30 Ways to Sneak in Special One-on-One Time With Young Children

In the hustle bustle of stressful family life, it is more important than ever to spend special one-on-one time with each child. Kids adore the attention, the fun, and the indulgence of having one parent all to themselves. What’s not as obvious is just how meaningful it can be for parents. If you are a parent who feels exhausted from doing laundry, dragging multiple kids to swimming lessons, refereeing arguments, or cleaning up spills, having special time with just one child can actually put the zip back in your step, the magic back in the moment....more
Hi Casilya, Thanks for your comment! Hope you enjoy the fall with your son Elijah. Erinmore

One Tradition that Must Never Die

Family tradition is what drives me.  In fact, as I write this, I am sitting at the kitchen table in the room where my mother was born, in the house that her grandfather built in 1898.  ...more

How Are Boomer Grandparents Different?

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

8 Things New Grandparents Should Know About being a Grandparent

Just the other day, I was at the Rite Aid buying some emery boards for Bambino fingernails when the store clerk noticed his onesie.  It read, "If mommy says no, ask grandma."  The store clerk said, "I know that's right.  I need to get that from my grandchild."  ...more

A bit on family reunions

Here is the thing about family, Tiny Human:There may appear to be too many people.There may be too much putzing and stalling while assembling for group activities.There may appear to be too much noise and too many conflicts.There may be too many attempts at winning your affection or attention....more

When families collide

I've got family on my mind.I live close to my Mother (you're welcome, Mom). But most of my extended family lives in an area of the country that requires a 9-hour car drive. (And, if you have ever been in the car for nine hours with a talkative child, you know that the full drive time feels closer to 30 hours.)...more

Too Old to Drive? 90 is Not the New 70

A driver in his mid-90s was trying to parallel park on a busy street in Palo Alto during the height of the lunchtime hour this week. The driver hit the accelerator instead of the brake and slammed into a pedestrian and four people seated at tables outside of a restaurant. Two of them needed surgery, the others had cuts and bruises. The driver could just as easily have killed them all. The police are calling this a tragic accident and, pending further investigation, don't plan to file criminal charges....more

3 Common Online Dating Mistakes For Men Over 50

Curious about the 3 common online dating mistakes for men over 50?  1. Trolling for women in their 20’s and 30’s2. Assuming a 28 yr. old woman would prefer themover a 20, 30, or  even 40-something3. Refusing to consider dating women their own age or older     Well the 1st one SHOULD be they need a big CLUE.  Possibly a bit harsh, it's not on the list.  ...more