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Grandfather, Ramesh Agrawal – Hero for the Environment

Grandfather, Ramesh Agrawal – Hero for the Environment

“If it is to be, it’s up to me”  By Marsha Felton Ramesh Agrawal is the epitome of this saying. His brave courage in challenging the powerful coal-mining industry in his region of India resulted in crucial, pioneering victories. For his outstanding activism with saving the environment, Ramesh, 56, is a 2014 recipient of the Goldman

Heart-Healthy Summer Recipes You’ll Love!

Heart-Healthy Summer Recipes You’ll Love!

By Susan Levy As a grandmother, it would be easy to let my practice of eating a Mediterranean based diet slip momentarily when the grandchildren come to visit. Then I remember, times have changed. I can be that sweet treat grandma AND stay with the Mediterranean principles of heart-healthy eating. The Mediterranean Diet at a

Easy-Peesy Crafting Fun With Grandkids

Easy-Peesy Crafting Fun With Grandkids

By Kelly Hanson Here are three easy art recipes you can whip up right in the kitchen for summer fun from Kelly Kits. These art-play activities are perfect for grandkids ages 3 to 10 and grandparents of all ages. A special thanks to my mom, Pam Machu, and my daughters, Rhapsody age eight, and Violet

Jack Canfield – Chicken Soup For This Grandfather’s Soul

Jack Canfield – Chicken Soup For This Grandfather’s Soul

By Susan Reynolds Based on interview by Pat Burns Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® anthologies, which have sold over 500 million copies worldwide, is very enthused about his new status as a grandfather. Jack’s first grandchild was born in April, 2013. “The first time I picked up little Ozzy (Oscar), it

How Grandparents Can Set Ground Rules

How Grandparents Can Set Ground Rules

Don’t suffer in silence; be open, be honest and always speak with love when setting ground rules. By Karen L. Rancourt, PhD I typically side with young parents and encourage grandparents to “zip it” and wait to be invited to share their child rearing advice. However, I do think there are a few situations involving

How To Protect Your Grandchild From First Sun Exposure

How To Protect Your Grandchild From First Sun Exposure

By Dr Allen Greene It’s taken a long time for science to quantify what mothers have always known: the skin of babies and toddlers (your grandchild) is very different from the skin of older children and adults. Babies’ skin is softer because the outermost protective layer, the stratum corneum, isn’t mature until at least age two. In babies and

Living When Surrounded By Raucous Ninjas

Living When Surrounded By Raucous Ninjas

By Grandpa Bob Niles Hiiiii-Ya is my grandkids adopted battle cry when when conquering a giant intruder: me. No warning is given like ‘Grandpa look over here! Grandpa pay attention! Grandpa here I come. Grandpa get ready! Protect your swimsuit area! Instead, I get a whack or a smack or a small footprint on my legs

5 Things To Know About Grandkids Online

5 Things To Know About Grandkids Online

By Gary Zell The best way to understand what your grandchildren are doing online is to have an open dialog with them about good digital citizenship. Asking them about the different apps they use and what they use them to do will help you stay current on their social networks. Talk to them about what is and

When Parents Feel And Act Entitled

When Parents Feel And Act Entitled

By Susan Hoffman Dear Susan: I always seem to be in hot water with my daughter-in-law. I can’t seem to do anything right. Nevermind that my husband and I are always buying them things and babysitting at the drop of the hat, heck I even drove her to the hospital when she was in labor.

Chill Out And Keep Your Pets Cool Too!

Chill Out And Keep Your Pets Cool Too!

By Robin Ganzert Leaving a dog in a car on a hot day can be fatal. If it’s 85 degrees outside, temperatures on the dashboard of a car can soar north of 170 degrees in as little as please remember that your four-legged friends are just as susceptible to heat stroke.For many of us, summer means one

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