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

Andrea (youngest daughter) and Brianna (oldest daughter)

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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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    On friendship, good fortune and new recipes

    As it's the end of the week and everyone's brains are fried — it's not just me, right? — I'm offering up very little in the way of food for thought in today's post. Instead, I'm offering up real food. By way of three new recipes I just added to the Grandma's Briefs Recipe Box yesterday.

    Friendship Cake 

    First up — and just in time...

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    Repost with good reason: 10 ways to support school-bound grandchildren

    August will be here in mere minutes. Thoughts will soon turn to school and all that means for kids and their parents. And their grandparents, too.

    support school-bound children

    Which is why I'm reposting this...

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    In the Back Room: A sponsored post that makes a difference #Clothes4School

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    Slim down with SlimSation (review)

    Know someone who needs post-pregnancy pants that make her look awesome? Or any woman who wants to quickly whittle her tummy? Check out my review of SlimSation pants.


    Grand expectations, grand expressions

    In his six short weeks in our midst, Jak has proven himself to be a master of expression — as well as no fan of marathoning expectations.

    goofy baby expressions

    Or perhaps...

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    Oh so easy: Cloud dough

    Though it may seem like summer is winding down, there's still plenty of time to mess around outdoors with some cloud dough and some grandkids. And I do mean mess — which is just one reason this activity is so fun... and the primary reason it's best enjoyed outdoors.

    cloud dough 

    There are directions all...

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    Pretty darn good grandpa, plus GRAND Social No. 115 link party

    Pretty darn good grandpa

    Before kicking off the 115th edition (!!) of the GRAND Social link party for grandparents, I have just one small thing to point out about my husband, my partner in grandparenting.

    grandpa and kids playing

    Jim and I attended a...

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    In the Back Room: Add Cheerios Protein to your mornings

    Give yourself and your family a protein punch with Cheerios Protein.

    Get the details in this sponsored post: Cheerios Protein packs a morning punch