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

Andrea (youngest daughter) and Brianna (oldest daughter)

 mom and dad
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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    Where oh where did Grandma go?

    missing grandma

    This is not a post...

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    A different perspective

    When my family last trekked to the desert together to attend Jak's baptism, Andrea's boyfriend, Matt, came along with us.

    Mac loves Jak

    Now, Matt and I have a love for...

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    Life Reimagined? Call mine Life Reenhanced


    I'm firmly entrenched in life's second act — or is this the third? — and all about me are folks in the same phase of life making the most of the opportunity to rework their lives in order to make it all they imagine it can be.

    It's impossible to miss the wave of boomers...

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    Grandma's time warp

    T minus six days... and six weeks

    In just six days, my grandsons will head off to school. Bubby will start first grade, and Mac will begin attending a bona fide preschool for the first time (two days a week).

    cool school haircut

    Mommy stocked up on new...

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    Summer color and GRAND Social No. 116 link party

    Summer color

    Welcome to a new week! I hope your weekend was beautiful. Mine was, due in part to this colorful little visitor who hung out at my place for much of the weekend.

    Jim and I marveled at how...

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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

    Want to make a difference for kids and school programs promoting creativity?

    Click to read 20 Days of Schoola: Clothes, kids and encouraging creativity #Clothes4School.


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