Health and Wellbeing. Staying Young.


  Want to stay young? Maintain healthy, glowing skin. In the battle to fight aging, taking care of our skin is a top priority. In many cases a skincare regimen has not been put into place until we begin to notice those crow’s feet around the eyes and the puckers around the mouth. While nothing stops the aging process completely, there are many ways to promote a vibrant, healthy skin with just a few preventive measures. Here are Ask Granny’s  ten tips for keeping your skin as healthy and beautiful as possible. Use a hydrating body wash when you bathe. Read More

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Rainy Day Indoor Activities

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Indoor activity ideas to do with the grandkids. When the weather turns cold and rainy and you have the grandkids for the day, you’ll want to have a few tricks up your sleeve. Books and board games are always good choices, but how about some more active play that won’t destroy Grandma and Grandpa’s house? Here are some fun games and activities that will keep the grandkids enthralled for an entire rainy day. And don’t forget to finish up with some hands on snacks made together for some fun in the kitchen. Limbo Grab that broomstick and limber up for Read More

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Discounted Toys For Kids 2015


Toys for the Grandkids: Take Advantage of Fall Sales It’s great fun to buy toys for our grandkids and this fall there are great sales to entice us to buy. So whether you’re needing a birthday gift, an early holiday treasure to store away until December or “just because,” here are some great toy bargains. Young Explorers 60% sale Young Explorers is clearing out their warehouse. Take advantage of deep sales on toys such as the Wooden Play Kitchen, Muppet Puppets, a Lean2Steer Pro Scooter or a Talking Play and Learn Calculator. Wayfair Clearance on Riding Toys If you’ve wanted Read More

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Tips for Improving Shaky Family Relationships


Family life is full of challenges. And once we’re the grandparents (the elder statesmen and women) it can seem as if we have very little clout. We remember the days when we made all the important decisions and were in charge of things, but those days are no more. And let’s face it, family relationships are tricky. There are the sons-in-laws and daughter-in-laws, there are brother and sister-in-laws. There are uncles and aunts who’ve never lived under our roof, but can make family gatherings a bit dangerous. We may not share the same life goals or values with these people. Read More

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How to Tell If Your Child is Ill


  One of the biggest dilemmas a parent faces is whether or not their child is truly ill or they just are pretending if it means they can skip out on a day of school. Here are some ways that can help you determine what is really going on with them so you know whether they need rest, a trip to the doctor, or a heavy dose of tough love that sends them on their way to school: Check their temperature: Having an elevated temperature, or fever, is a sure sign of flu or some type of infection. Although normal body Read More

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Crafts With The Grandkids


 Autumn Apple Art. Fall comes along with crisper mornings, fall produce galore and maybe you and your grandchildren have an itch to create together. Apple-themed art projects are lots of fun and your grandkids will enjoy having a “piece of art” to put on your refrigerator door or take home to show their parents. So gather some art supplies, create a mess-free surface to work on and have some fall fun. Here are some super-easy projects guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s faces. Paper Plate Apple For this simple project you’ll need white paper plates, red, green or yellow Read More

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