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

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

Matt (Andrea's boyfriend) and Andrea (youngest daughter)

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



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    62 or so bits of belated gratitude

    Long, long ago — in 1965 to be exact — September 21 was designated as World Gratitude Day. It's been celebrated by folks around the world each September 21 since then. 

    gratitude wordle

    As today is September 23, that means World Gratitude Day...

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    FaceTime milestone, plus GRAND Social No. 123 link party

    FaceTime milestone

    I was telling my husband just the other day that one of the things about living in an empty nest is that time often seems to just go on and on as it's no longer marked by milestones delineating the months and years. The parenthood calendar revolves around things such as kids reaching those all-important ages, such as 16, 18, and 21. Or learning to drive, attending homecomings, celebrating graduations, and so much more.

    baby FaceTime 

    As a grandparent of young...

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    Saturday movie review: 'The Boomer List'

    You've surely heard the news many times in the last year or so: The last of the baby boomers turn 50 this year! In celebration of that cultural milestone comes THE BOOMER LIST from filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

    The Boomer List

    Officially titled for its PBS airing American Masters: The Boomer List, this engaging documentary...

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    Happy Friday: Be Yourself

    Just because I can — despite Fridays being my self-proclaimed "day off" — I offer you this:

    Oscar Wilde quote

    Happy Friday!


    Thursday triple-play: Getting crafty

    I'm not the most crafty of grandmas. I used to enjoy making things from scratch, sewing up this and that, trying my hand at crochet and paper mâché and more.

    easy homemade holiday gifts

    Long and involved do-it-yourself projects no longer appeal to me, though. So I tend to go for crafts and homemade gifts that are relatively simple, don't require a whole heckuva lot of know-how and nimbleness. 

    I've shared a few...

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    Tough call: Sick mom or sick child?

     sick pumpkin

    Let's be honest here: Raise your hand if you ever, as the parent of a young child, looked at your dear one and thought (perhaps even said aloud), "Oh, I'd give anything for it to be me rather than my baby."

    Have you thought that? Said that? Go ahead...

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    I dropped my pants for #Underwareness

    Oh, yes, I did...

    grandmas drops her briefs

    Find out what it's all about here: Grandma drops her briefs for #Underwareness, talks bladder leakage.


    3 reasons grandchildren need binkies

    Reason No. 1 why grandchildren need binkies:

    Because it satisfies them.

    baby with binkyBubby — 2009

    Reason No. 2 why...

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