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Grandparents: Ants CAN be Fun!

Grandparents, what do you do when your three active little grandsons of varying ages and  skill sets come to visit? Why, you grab Ants in the Pants, of course! As you can see from the picture, you start with a big pair of plastic pants and a whole bunch of little plastic “ants” that you […]

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Help for the Caregiver: All In One

Do you find yourself running non-stop, never having enough time for all your responsibilities like caregiving, grandchild-sitting, errands, bills, etc.? Do those never-ending duties include having to stop at an office store to make copies, send faxes, etc. I know I have to do that a lot. If it’s not copies of medical records and […]

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Boomers & Seniors Blog Carnival 3

It’s that time again. The Boomers & Seniors Blog Carnival has a new crop of great articles and you can find their links at Seniors Support – http://seniors-support.com/2009/02/10/boomers-and-seniors-blog-carnival-feb-10-edition/ . You’ll find a wide variety of articles to help you as you navigate all the different aspects of the Sandwich Generation life. Once there, you can […]

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God is a Faithful God

Our God is a faithful God! We know that from His Word. We know that from our answered prayers. We can also discover it from our spiritual diaries, if we keep them. I keep my main one in shorthand, which I learned over 30 years ago. There’s just one problem. I can write it fine, […]

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Caregiving Vs. To Do Lists

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! If you didn’t already see it, be sure to take a peek at the Valentine card I made for you at http://www.sandwichink.com/a-valentine-for-your-long-distance-elders . Click on the big checkerboard 🙂 I spent this day having fun with grandkids in the a.m., moving and helping my mom with her aching back in between, and […]

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Holiday Fun With Grandchildren: Valentine’s Day

Holidays are a great time to make some special memories with our grandchildren as we work on kids coloring pages, mazes, and fun holiday games together.

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Crafty Spaces For Grandchildren

Valentine’s Day is coming up in less than two weeks. It’s a fun time to do crafts with the grandchildren when they are over. Here’s a practical idea to help you get prepared to do just that, along with other fun crafts through the years. Assuming your grandkids come over fairly often and you have […]

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Declutter 101 for Caregivers

Spring is coming. Many are moving. Elderly parents are needing assistance. There is one constant in all of this. Decluttering is a necessity. It’s a ritual for spring cleaning. It makes moving much easier. And many elderly relatives are renown for their frugality, translated into “I can’t throw anything away!” It’s not easy. It’s not […]

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Enjoying Bible Memory With Your Grandkids

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Ps 119:11 in the King James Version is the quintessential verse for explaining why we memorize Bible verses. The NASB translates it a bit differently, "Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.” […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King’s birthday is today, January 15. Because our country loves to give us weekends off, it won’t be celebrated until the third Monday of the month, which just happens to be this coming Monday, January 19. Most, though not all, of our grandchildren will be off that Monday. I thought it would be […]

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