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The Most Important Things About Being a Grandparent

The Most Important Things About Being a Grandparent

My husband and I are the proud grandparents of three wonderful girls. Recently our son and his wife gave birth to our first grandson. What an amazing experience it is to meet the children of ...

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Camping with Kids: Tips & Activities

Camping with Kids: Tips & Activities

In my life I have had some disastrous camping trips with kids. The one that surfaces first is a campground camping trip when our daughter was 7 and our twin boys were 1. My husband ...

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Important Things I Learned From My Dad

Important Things I Learned From My Dad

My dad, my sister and my granddaughter have February birthdays. My sister’s birthday is actually on Valentine’s Day. As a child I always thought it was great that I got presents on my sister’s birthday. ...

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Household Organization Advice Needed – Please!

Household Organization Advice Needed – Please!

I was organized. I promise things have a place in my home and more likely than not they are in that place. It’s just my husband and I at home so keeping up with the ...

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Becoming a Grandma – Again!

Becoming a Grandma – Again!

I’m pregnant. Well, I’m not really pregnant in the way you are thinking, but I am pregnant with baby thoughts and dreams and I have officially downloaded a pregnancy app on my iPhone. All this ...

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Celebrating Grandparents Day

Celebrating Grandparents Day

I’ve got to be honest…I’ve never officially celebrated Grandparents Day. I’ve always thought it was just a day to request gifts and flowery cards. I did some quick research about the event to see if ...

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Does Your Family Value Humor?

Does Your Family Value Humor?

I grew up in a family where humor, wit and creativity were valued. Yes, we had other family values but it was humor that tied us together. As a child I often “got in trouble” ...

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Grandparent Lessons: How Mud Pies Made Me a Grandma

Grandparent Lessons: How Mud Pies Made Me a Grandma

6/29/18: Editor’s Note: Today is International Mud Day, a celebration meant to get kids excited about the joys of playing in the mud! Here Ruth shares a memory from her own childhood – when she made ...

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Children’s Game Idea: Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Children’s Game Idea: Scavenger Hunt for Kids

For my granddaughters, going to Grandma’s place in the mountains means fun and projects. Often our big girls, Sofi (age 7) and Noi (age 4), find their own projects. They have a designated hunk of ...

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