Introducing Grilled Grandma Aletha

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... anything that happens to your grandchild also happens to your child, so adversity can be doubly painful, but happiness doubles too.

~ Grandma Aletha

Time to grill up another grandma!

Grilled Grandma is a grandmother on whom I've shone the spotlight, grilling her with some grandma-related questions and she's graciously responded with answers and photos.

Please click on over and give a warm welcome to Grilled Grandma Aletha.

Introducing Grilled Grandma Honey, author of 'stories for my grandchild'

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I believe the greatest gift I can leave my grandchildren is what I leave them in their heads so I am not an indulging grandmother in a material sense.

~ Honey Good

Time to grill up another grandma!

Grilled Grandma is a grandmother on whom I've shone the spotlight, grilling her with some grandma-related questions and she's graciously responded with answers and photos.

Please click on over and give a warm welcome to Grilled Grandma Honey, author of stories for my grandchild.

Introducing Grilled Grandma Marianne, author of Camp Grandma

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I have come to understand and appreciate that grandparents come with a whole life of experience, along with wisdom and perspective. If our focus is primarily on amusing and entertaining, then we may be missing out on the greater opportunity to play a meaningful role in our grandkids’ intellectual, behavioral, and social development.

~ Marianne Waggoner Day

Time to grill up another grandma!

Grilled Grandma is a grandmother on whom I've shone the spotlight, grilling her with some grandma-related questions and she's graciously responded with answers and photos.

Please click on over and give a warm welcome to Grilled Grandma Marianne, author of Camp Grandma: Next Generation Grandparenting—Beyond Babysitting.

Introducing Grilled Grandma Terry

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I used to think that I would love it if my grandchildren could stay little. I loved it when they were first learning to walk or talk and I wished I could put a brick on their head to keep them from growing up. But I have come to realize that every age is the perfect age.

~ Grilled Grandma Terry

Time for another Grilled Grandma feature!

A Grilled Grandma is a grandmother on whom I've shone the spotlight, grilling her with some grandma-related questions and she's graciously responded with answers and photos.

Please click on over and give a warm welcome to Grilled Grandma Terry... of Gramma in a Box fame!

Heating up the grill! Plus, GRAND Social No. 285 link party for grandparents

Heating up the grill! Plus, GRAND Social No. 285 link party for grandparents

The holidays have passed and we're already nearly a quarter of the way through the first month of the new year. Which means it's time to get back to the business of GRAND Social socializing. 

First, though, another bit of business: that of grilling! Grandma grilling.

Heating up the grill!

For far too many months to count now, I've been lax — okay, downright negligent — about publishing new Grilled Grandma features. Which isn't okay with me, as celebrating fellow grandmothers is one of my favorite things to do here on Grandma's Briefs.

So today I resolve to feature (meaning, grill) far more grandmothers in the months to come.

But... that means I need you!

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Grilled Grandma wisdom: Leaving a legacy

Grandmothers strive to be a positive force in their families, make a difference in the lives of their loved ones in the (relatively little) time we have to spend with them here on earth.

Grandmothers also, perhaps even more so, hope to make a difference in the loved ones themselves — their character, personality, person — a legacy that lives on long after Grandma's gone.

I always ask Grilled Grandmas What do you most want to pass along to your grandchildren? Following are some of their answers.

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Respect for all things, creatures and people, a love of learning, and a sense of adventure. Gail

I want most to teach them that life is change; that change is not...

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Rest in peace, Grandma Nina

It's with a very heavy heart that I share the passing of one of the first grandma bloggers I met online, soon after I began blogging in 2009.

Nina Knox was one of my first Grilled Grandmas. She was the consummate grandma, filled with grace and love. We shared blogging stories, tips, and ideas for quite some time, but in the past few years our connection faded. We were in some of the same blogging groups together, but never close.

I knew from being in a shared Facebook group that Nina unexpectedly became quite ill when visiting Hawaii in May. She was hospitalized for quite some time, seemed to improve...

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