Grandchildren

The Destruction Zone

My poor house. I pull out my vacuum cleaner, and it’s covered with stickers. Still don’t know which child did that. But those are sparkly stickers, different from the foam…

Fall Fest

As soon as that azure blue sky of autumn met the cold snap of the air, I started getting excited. Signs for pumpkin patches and corn mazes lined the road,…

Relieve Holiday Stress Before it Arrives

Just the other day I was chatting with some friends, primarily mothers of young children. They were already feeling anxious about the holiday events now being scheduled. In addition, they…

Some Fun Things About Getting Older

I don’t feel old. Okay, so I do have 14 grandchildren with another one due any day, and I think magnifying mirrors are the worst invention ever. But so what if…

Living in the Present

When I think back over my life, one of the things that I regret is that I didn’t soak in the season I was in at the time. I feel…

Summer Fun!

We are gearing up for our annual “Mimi and Papa Camp” for the grandchildren this summer. I recently mailed out their registration forms with information about our five-day camp. There…

A Difficult Toddler has a Message for Me

One of my grandsons is driving his mother crazy. He is the ultimate planner. He has to know what is going to happen next. He may be in the middle…

Dream Come True — Every Day

Call it what you will—“Disney Déjà vu,” “Mickey Memories,” “Neverland Nostalgia”—it was fun! Two little girls who love princesses, three jam-packed days of wild rides, cotton candy, and familiar characters,…

Three-Year-Olds

Several of my young friends have three-year-olds. I myself have four grandchildren in or nearly in this age group. All of us agree that the threes have become the “terrible…

Encouragement

This past week I spent a few days taking care of two of my grandsons, ages five and three, so their parents could get away alone for a much needed…

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