Global Hug Your (grand)Kids Day! Plus, GRAND Social No. 311 link party for grandparents

Global Hug Your (grand)Kids Day! Plus, GRAND Social No. 311 link party for grandparents

Global Hug Your (grand)Kids Day!

Today is the third Monday of July which means, of course, that it's Global Hug Your Kids Day

Global Hug Your Kids Day was created by Michelle Nicholes in honor of her son Mark, who died in 1998 from brain cancer at 8 1/2 years old. As there's nothing in the official certification of said day that requires hugs be given solely to one's immediate kids, I propose handing out some big ol' bear hugs to your grandkids today, too!

Why hug any kids today, grand or otherwise? Because…

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Throwback Thursday: Kids and games—18 fun ways to choose who goes first

Throwback Thursday: Kids and games—18 fun ways to choose who goes first

This #TBT piece originally published May 13, 2014 on Grandma's Briefs and seemed fitting for replay in anticipation of the summer fun to come. Thank you for reading!

When playing games with kids — or directing getting the ball rolling — choosing who gets to go first can sometimes take longer than the actual gameplay.

That no longer need be the case thanks to the following fun methods I've gathered for grandmothers and others.

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Superhero Cam... again! Plus, GRAND Social No. 288 link party for grandparents

Superhero Cam... again! Plus, GRAND Social No. 288 link party for grandparents

Superhero Cam... again!

One evening earlier this month, during that atrocious period of sub-freezing temperatures, Jim texted Megan to ask how she and the family were doing with the chilly weather that had assaulted even their location in the desert.

Her response was a photo of Brayden, Declan, and Preston warding off the cold in the backyard hot tub.

"I'm sitting in front of the fireplace," she added. (Yes, they do have fireplaces in the desert... fireplaces that apparently do get used!)

"Where's Cam?" Jim asked.

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