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...
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...
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...