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

Brianna (oldest daughter) and Patrick (her boyfriend)

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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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    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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    'This Is Where I Leave You' giveaway, plus GRAND Social No. 122 link party

    'This Is Where I Leave You' giveaway

    this is where i leave you

    In anticipation of Friday's opening of THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and many others in an amazing ensemble cast, Warner Bros. Pictures is offering up a prize package for Grandma's Briefs readers. In addition...

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    Saturday movie review: 'Lullaby'

    The movie LULLABY stars actors I love in a story that, though memorable, is not all that original. Yet despite some sour notes, the tearjerker worked for me.

    Lullaby dvd

    LULLABY stars Richard Jenkins...

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    'This Is Where I Leave You' trailer and giveaway #TIWILY

    The long-awaited film opens one week from today!

    Today I share with you the latest THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU movie trailer; Monday I host a THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU giveaway. Get details on both by clicking on the photo below:

    This Is Where I Leave You


    In honor of Patriot Day 2014

    American flag

    Today, September 11, is Patriot Day, officially known as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.

    Not to be confused...

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    Get your autumn inspiration here #FebrezeFall

    Due to technical limitations, I unfortunately can't provide you a whiff of the Febreze Home Harvest Collection here. I can, though, tell you everything else about this fresh fall collection of air fresheners. Find the details (and inspiration) here: Febreze Home Harvest Collection: Seasonal scentspiration in a box.



    On siblings and superheroes

    I saw the most fabulous quote the other day. I immediately knew I simply must pair it with a picture of my grandsons.

    brothers as superheroes

    I just had a...

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    Looking for faith-based films on DVD?

    Consider the three I outline here: 3 faith-based family films. (Click that link to read.)

    HERO dvd

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