Tag Archives: children

Hamster Dance

Ever since he was been old enough to walk, my grandson has wanted a hamster. He was drawn to the hamster cages in pet stores like a moth to the light. We had to pry him loose with promises. “When … Continue reading

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Greased Lightning

I was asked to watch my year-and-a-half-old granddaughter for only a few hours while my son and his wife were out. Of course, I was thrilled at a chance to have my sweet little granddaughter all to myself and spoil … Continue reading

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Another Year, Another Reunion

  It was the weekend for our big family reunion in Tennessee. My mother’s family and my aunts and uncles from around the country meet in a town so small that the population is probably doubled by our presence. I … Continue reading

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Trimming the Tree

At my house, my grandson always wanted to be included in anything to do with Christmas. One of his favorite activities was helping to trim the Christmas tree. Including children in holiday festivities helps to create traditions and gives them … Continue reading

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To Mom

This Sunday is the day which has been set aside to honor mom, Mother’s Day. Now in reality we should be honoring mom every day, but most of us choose to let them honor us instead, and most moms continue … Continue reading

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Life’s Little Lessons about Christmas

Walmart is the gift shop of last resort for the entire the population of the U.S. Christmas spirit is a mania created by commercial advertisers during October. It’s the gift that counts – disregard any information to the contrary. Christmas … Continue reading

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Child Proofing Your Home

Child Safety… advice from a grandparent… It is important to keep potentially poison items out of the reach of small children. Read labels on cleaning items and move items that say, “Keep out of the reach of children” to a … Continue reading

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Kids Rule

Dear Kids, It has come to my attention that many of you are actually listening to adults and doing what you are told to do. This is NOT the way it is suppose to be. KIDS RULE! We are in … Continue reading

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How to Spoil a Grandchild and Alienate a Daughter-In-Law in One Easy Lesson

Dear Daughter-in-Law, I am very upset about your latest email, and I really don’t understand your negative attitude.  I have made every effort to be helpful and offer suggestions about my grandchild that I think will be useful.  I’m very … Continue reading

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Recovering Momacholic

The kids have grown up now. They are gone – but not forgotten. Some people lament the fact that children become adults and leave the nest. Not me! I still remember how it was when my three urchins were small. … Continue reading

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