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

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Andrea (youngest daughter) and Brianna (oldest daughter)

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

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

 

 

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    Tuesday
    Aug192014

    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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    Monday
    Aug182014

    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
    Aug162014

    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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    Thursday
    Aug142014

    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.

     #Clothes4Schools

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    Thursday
    Aug142014

    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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    Wednesday
    Aug132014

    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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    Tuesday
    Aug122014

    First glance, first grade

    Bubby started school yesterday. It was a triple First-G sort of day:

    first grader

    Thanks to...

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    Monday
    Aug112014

    Compassion trumps fluff plus GRAND Social No. 117 link party

    Compassion trumps fluff

    I originally planned to kick off today's post with some happy,fluffy stuff. For instance, pointing out that my return to publishing a Saturday Movie Review was quite well received, so much so that even Oprah read my thoughts on THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY... and tweeted to me after reading.

    grand social link party

    But then compassion...

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