Looking for some craft ideas for you to make with your grandchildren? Here they are! These 5 craft ideas offer fun and easy interaction between grandparents and grandchildren, provide hours of fun, and a lifetime of memories. 1) Clam Shell Critters This craft is great for those school aged grandchildren that are able to be…

easter ideas

Are your grandchildren visiting for Easter this year? All kids—no matter what their age—expect an Easter basket chockful of the traditional stuff, like chocolate bunnies and jelly beans, but here are a few ideas to make those baskets better than ever this year and their time with Grandma and Grandpa even more entertaining! Rebirth for…

dog

Our 14-year-old dog had passed away at the beginning of October, and I had a hole in my heart the size of Kansas. I had made it my mission to have a new dog in the house by Christmas. But I did not want a puppy. I told people this fact repeatedly. I had never…

St. Patrick's Day Facts

On St. Patrick’s Day, some of us will be wearing green and trying to avoid being pinched, while others may cook corned beef and cabbage or go to our local pub and drink beer while singing “The Unicorn Song.” Whatever we decide to do on St. Paddy’s Day, most of us will have lots of…

chevy cruze commercial

It’s Super Bowl time. Along with the Eagles and the Patriots going head to head, the Puppy Bowl and parties across the country, advertisers will again be debuting some of their biggest-budget, most over-the-top commercials and duking it out for this mammoth audience’s attention and dollars. Historically, this audience has been predominately 18- to 49-year-olds,…

resolutions

Every year, you probably make New Year’s resolutions, only to pack them away along with all your holiday decorations come January 2. Goals are beneficial, but only those you can stick with! While you’re downsizing other things in your life, how about downsizing your resolutions too?! Work up to working out. Instead of resolving to…

christmas

If your nerves are frazzled, you haven’t had a decent night’s sleep in a while, and the “all is calm” line in “Silent Night” makes you roll your eyes, you’ve probably let the holidays get to you … again! It’s not too late to make some changes that could ease your anxiety and put the…

ideas for senior tech gifts

Top gifts for the tech fan in your life The grandkids probably aren’t the only ones who’d appreciate a cool gadget or gizmo in their stocking this year. Check out these clever tools that your senior friends and family members will also find functional and even fun! Tile®: Keep Track of Important Items If someone…

fun christmas traditions

My mother picks a different person to read “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” to the family every Christmas morning, even though there are no Santa believers in our family anymore (or perhaps that’s the point). The night before, my husband’s family gathers for a dinner of pizza and salad, followed by cake, cupcakes…

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