Bonding Times Together

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Persistence and Practice – Lessons From My Grandkids

These days, while watching my two grandchildren during the day, I am learning a lot of lessons from them. I’m learning persistence from four-year-old grandson. Each day he tries to throw his hat on our coat rack. Since he is aiming for the highest hook, that’s not an easy task. Sometimes it takes him fifteen […]

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Childproofing Your Home

Now that I’m back to watching little people at my house, I have to think about things like childproofing. Here I thought my home was pretty safe. Silly me. Grandbaby girl can spot a crumb on the floor at a hundred yards away. She delights in trying to open all the cupboards and has radar […]

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Believe In Your Grandkids

It’s amazing how much a child can accomplish when others believe in him. In fact, that can probably be said for most of us. When others see the best in us, it helps our self-worth, no matter what our age. I found an encouraging video that I wanted to share with you. But it’s no […]

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Raising Confident Grandkids

When my husband was a boy, he often heard the words “be careful”. I’m afraid I was the same way with my boys. But my daughter encourages my grandson to try new things and doesn’t hinder him with her fearful thoughts. As a result, he is very outgoing and comfortable in new situations – many […]

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Family Visits

One of the things we long for as grandparents are the visits from family, especially those cute little grandkids. While it’s an exciting, satisfying time, it can also be exhausting. In my case, we have a house large enough to have everyone over for dinner. But 15 people, including loud preschoolers and babies, makes for […]

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Disney on Ice

This past weekend, I attended Disney on Ice at the Rogers Centre (Skydome) with my 4-year-old grandson. The show was two hours long, with a brief intermission halfway. Toward the end, he was starting to get restless but enjoyed most of it. The “Cars” sequence was his favorite and was right at the beginning. We […]

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Nursery School Takes Energy

Wednesday morning. That means nursery school for my two grandsons, ages two and four, and I. It also means a break for each of my daughters, both with new babies. And after two hours on my own with the boys, it means I’m exhausted and ready for a nap – some days more than others. […]

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Have a Bonding Day

One of my grandaughters is in second year university, a two hour drive away from us. She had a couple of days break over the holidays and came out to┬ávisit for a bit. We had a wonderful afternoon together doing what she liked best – shopping and the hairdresser. Our day started at noon so […]

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