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Jim (long-time hubby) and Lisa (me)

Andrea (youngest daughter) and Brianna (oldest daughter)

 mom and dad
Preston (son-in-law) and Megan (middle daughter)

grandsons and brothers
Mac, Jak and Bubby — Bloggy nicknames of Gramma's stars (children of Megan and Preston)



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    Time to get healthy (book review)

    Sounds like following a Mediterranean diet is a great way to get healthy, eat right.

    The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook

    In the Back Room: Click here to read my review of THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET COOKBOOK by Denise "DedeMed" Hazime.


    Run, Andie, Run: Color Fun Fest 5k

    I don't run. My daughters love to tackle everything from 5ks to marathons and more. As for me, though, I'm pretty sure I couldn't run to save my life. (Meh... blame it on the MS... I do.)

    That doesn't mean I don't...

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    Baby bathtime: Wherein 'adorbs' doesn't even come close

    My three grandsons have all approached bathtime differently as babies. Bubby always enjoyed playing in the tub, especially when I come up with fun ideas for water play.

    Mac, well he hated...

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    Grandma's birthday girl plus GRAND Social No. 118 link party

    My first baby is 32 years old today. Thirty-two!

     thirty-two years old

    Sincere wishes of...

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    Saturday movie review: 'Boyhood'

    Though I fancy myself fairly up on movie news, I must admit I knew nothing about BOYHOOD when I first started seeing myriad accolades and positive posts on the film filling my social network streams. I was never compelled enough to click in the posts, though, so I learned from them only that Ethan Hawke was involved, it apparently took a very long time to make, and that it was really, really good.

    BOYHOOD movie poster 

    Last weekend when rain...

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    Discount code for Schoola #Clothes4Schools

    Get a discount code for back-to-school clothes shopping for the grandkids (good only until August 20) plus additional details on helping out students — all through Schoola.


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    How to NOT befriend a grandma... or, A passive-aggressive response to ignorance

    frustrated woman

    While awaiting a flight recently, I nabbed a spot at the airport charging station and proceeded to catch up on business on my laptop. A burger-carrying baby boomer woman soon secured a stool across from me and commenced consuming her sandwich with unabashed fervor.

    Then things turned bad.

    The woman began...

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    Mac hits the books

    Not one to be outdone by his older brother, who entered first grade on Monday, rough-and-tumble* Mac started preschool yesterday.

    starting preschool

    Looks like...

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