On Being a Really Helpful Grandmom

On Being a Really Helpful Grandmom

When my kids were little my parents and in laws visited often and each had their own vision of what constituted helpful grandparents.  I had three kids under 4 and I really looked forward to their help when they came over. My mother in law would bring giant toys that...
Meet Jake – a Knitted Waldorf Doll

Meet Jake – a Knitted Waldorf Doll

As a fairly new grandmother I didn’t know anything about knitted or any other kind of Waldorf Dolls.  I kept coming across the reference of Waldorf Dolls and finally looked it up in Wikipedia. Their definition was; ” A Waldorf doll (also called Steiner...
Great Musical Instruments for Little Hands

Great Musical Instruments for Little Hands

Musical instruments are a wonderful thing to introduce to kids at any age. There are some really great ones for babies and toddlers that give kids a great start to a lifelong love of music. Here are some listings for good and unusual offerings. I like these because...
How to Winterize your Grandchild

How to Winterize your Grandchild

Winter is fast approaching and I’m starting to feel the cold. I know how to bundle up and winterize myself when it starts getting chilly but my grandson certainly doesn’t. He also hates getting dressed now so I can’t imagine what will happen when...
Safe and Warm in a Car Seat

Safe and Warm in a Car Seat

Here is an area that is new to me as a grandmom. Keeping a baby warm in a car seat can be a problem.  Bulky coats and buntings are not safe because they make the safety straps too loose. Winter Coats and Car Seats Jen Ellis, a mother and certified Child Passenger...
DIY Costumes for Baby’s First Halloween

DIY Costumes for Baby’s First Halloween

Since my grandson is only 9 months old, he has no idea what Halloween is all about. However, his parents and grandparents are very excited to reach this milestone with him. Expensive and extensive costumes are just silly for babies but here are some really cute baby...
Best New Baby Gifts from Grandmom

Best New Baby Gifts from Grandmom

When I learned I was going to be a new grandmom, I went into one of the big box stores to get an idea about baby gifts to buy for the new arrival.  It was so overwhelming that I wandered around in a daze, bought a small stuffed animal and left. How could there be so...
Baby Essentials

Baby Essentials

Having a newborn is overwhelming. There are so many things to deal with and learn. Breast feeding, swaddle cloths, sleepless nights. Try and make life a little easier for your kids and new baby by helping them get set up with the baby essentials before the baby gets...
Baby Yoga with Grandmom

Baby Yoga with Grandmom

At the 7-9 month mark, my grandson is crawling and pulling himself up to stand.  One of his favorite baby games is to use me as a jungle gym.  He climbs over, under and all over me.  Works for me as I get a chance to lay on the floor while he climbs.  I enjoy this...
New Grandmom

New Grandmom

Becoming a grandmom for the first time is beyond anything I imagined.  I dutifully watched pictures and videos of all of my friends’ grandchildren and listened to them oohing and aahing over every detail of development.  I always did a little internal eye rolling at...