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

Andrea (youngest daughter) and Brianna (oldest daughter)

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

Mac and Bubby — Bloggy nicknames of Gramma's favorite boys (children of Megan and Preston)



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    Just passing through


     deer in the city
    March 30, 2014

    Today's question:

    What animal most recently crossed your path?


    Running from the running bug

    Somewhere along the line my daughters became runners. That should come as no surprise to regular Grandma's Briefs readers as I've shared many times the victories — mini and marathon — of Andrea, Brianna and Megan.

    kids run mile marker

    Though he's the son of running enthusiast Mommy Megan, Bubby does his very best to run from the running bug that nabbed his mom and aunties. That was confirmed again this past weekend.

    Bubby, Mac and Mommy participated in a 5K...

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    GRAND Social No. 98 link party plus a survey plug


    Have you commented on my Rate the grandparent gig survey? Have you read the ratings — and comments — provided by other grandparents?

    If not, I'd be delighted if you'd do both, please. Just click here to see what I'm talking about.

    truth about grandparenting

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    Saturday movie review: 'Austenland'

    Movies based on the lives of authors or anything remotely related to authors, though often good, tend to be, well, a tad stuffy and serious. That is so very much not the case with AUSTENLAND. And yes, the "Austen" part of the title does indeed relate to the esteemable Jane Austen, author of such classics as Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park and So. Many. More.


    A comedy about dear Ms. Austen? Well, it's not...

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    Rate the grandparent gig

    Because I write on topics related to a role near and dear to the hearts of many — that of grandparenting — I'm honored by the people who reach out to me through comments, private messages and emails to share their experience as a grandparent. Many times grandparents write to share joyous news, moments that warmed their hearts. Many other times, grandparents write to express sadness and heartbreak related to difficult situations involving their grandchildren.

    rate the grandparent gig

    After reading a particularly sad note from a grandmother the other day, I...

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    You oughta be in pictures, kid

    I take a lot of photos. Such a statement surely is no surprise to regular readers of Grandma's Briefs as I've shared thousands of them here since starting this site in July of 2009.

    photo storage closet 

    Those are the photos on my blog. Then there are those I have saved on my computer, a collection that's at least ten times what I've shared...

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    Another chance to get it right

    Wordless Wednesday

    Colorado sunrise 

    Today's question:

    What do you hope to get right today?


    Care for yourself: 16 ways grandparents should follow their own advice

    We grandparents regularly show love and encouragement to our grandchildren. Yet how often do we turn that steady flow of love and encouragement on ourselves? If you're like me, not often.

    Time for that to change.

    Following are sixteen ways to nurture and care for yourself in ways you likely encourage your grandchildren to care for and about their selves.

    boy walking dog

    (15 more follow...)

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