Time Together

Travel Ideas

If you feel like travelling these days, I’ve found a few websites full of ideas. I’m thinking about warm places I would rather be, especially when it’s so cold here I can barely stand the walk from my car to the store. For those of you who don’t mind the cold, there are a mix […]

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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 half way. Toward the end, he was starting to get restless, but enjoyed most of it. The “Cars” sequence was his favorite and was right at […]

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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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