Parenting vs Grandparenting

Parenting vs Grandparenting

One of the most difficult parts of being a new grandmother is learning  that there is a big difference between parenting and grandparenting. My natural inclination is to take charge (read: be bossy) and it is sometimes a challenge to realize that I don’t get to...
Dreading Tummy Time

Dreading Tummy Time

For anybody that has watched infants, the term Tummy Time strikes terror. Tummy Time is essential from day one to help the baby grow strong. Babies hate it and because they are so unhappy about it, so do grandmothers. When my kids were little, we put babies to sleep...
Baby Games for 0-3 month olds

Baby Games for 0-3 month olds

The first time I watched my newborn grandson by myself, I was really proud of myself for feeding and burping him, rocking him to sleep and changing his diaper and clothes successfully.  But after all that, he was awake and alert. What do I do with him now?  I knew...
Baby Games for 4-6 month olds

Baby Games for 4-6 month olds

Once the baby is out of the newborn stage, baby games become even more fun because the baby is much more physical.  He is rolling over and even sitting up.  At this age, my grandson loves games where I bounce him on my knees. Bouncing up and down and side to side are...