November 23, 2017

How come our grandparents didn’t have food allergies?

grandparents didn't have food allergies

 A stark comparison to the growing epidemic, worsening with every generation. It’s really quite simple why our grandparents didn’t have food allergies but more and more kids today do… 1) They ate seasonal real food. Food came from farms and small markets in the early 1900′s, and because food preservatives were not widely used yet, food was… Read more

61% of Grandparents Care Regularly for Grandkids

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A University of Chicago analysis of interviews says that more grandparents play an active role in their grandchildren’s lives than ever before. Read more

Notes From the Past

Scrabble

By Lillian Sanderson   This evening I decided a game of Scrabble would be fun.  I found both my own game and the one that had belonged to my parents, who have been gone now for quite a few years.  I chose the old one.   Half way through the game, as I reached to… Read more

Clash of the Grannies

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By Cathy O’Neill Have you ever done a Grandparent Audit of your home? Tallied up how many gifts each set has sent or counted the number of photos featuring each one of them? No, of course you haven’t. You have better things to do with your time. But plenty of grandmothers have. They know exactly how much… Read more

More grandparents raising grandkids

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Census data released last month found that 3.1 million children in the USA were living without a parent present in the household in 2009. Of those, 59% lived with grandparents.  Read individual stories

My Parents are Cool

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It’s been almost 40 years in coming to the conclusion, but my parents are definitely cooler than I ever gave them sufficient credit. When I was a kid, they used to run with my three sisters and me to get in line for the most death-defying roller coasters the amusement parks had. My Dad eagerly… Read more