Plush Easter Gifts for the Grandkids


            Every child up to about age twelve loves a stuffed animal. And then the boys drop out (but secretly still like them) and young teen girls still enjoy decorating their rooms with them. So plush toys are a surefire win when shopping for Easter gifts for the grandkids. From bunnies to Disney characters, from lambs to teddy bears, nothing is more huggable than a stuffed animal. Tiny ones for the babies and toddlers, larger ones for kids three to six and large ones for the older kids. Here are some great choices for quality stuffed Read More

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Easter Craft Projects to do with the Grandkids


Easter is coming and your grandchildren are thrilled. It’s time to get out the craft supplies and make some simple, but amazing Easter projects. From baskets, to chicks, to bunnies galore, you’ll find something here for all ages. Martha Martha Stewart and her team never fail to please. Here is a nice selection of Easter projects from jelly bean carrots to envelope bunnies, to honey bunny bookmarks. Each project is simple, but beautiful. The Crafty Crow At this site you’ll find a milk carton bunny project, cardboard bunny lacing cards and carrot poppers. Lots of do-it-yourself projects to complete with Read More

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All About Field Guides for Kids

Field guides for kids

Field Guides, are a terrific way to teach the grandchildren about the wonders of nature. Here are some of Ask Granny’s ideas. One of the most exciting and interesting we grandparents play is one of opening doors to learning. All around us are the wonders of nature—birds, animals, trees and flowers. Children will respond to learning about the natural flora and fauna of their neighbourhoods and other places they visit if an adult introduces them to the information. One of the best ways to introduce information on the natural world is through field guides. Boys, especially love the format of Read More

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Seniors: Best iPad Apps for Boosting Memory


It seems that senior citizens have taken to iPads quite well. Besides the quick communication possibilities with this technological wonder, seniors may find that some of the applications can help maintain higher levels of memory. And, where memory is an issue the apps can fill in the gaps. Here are some of the best iPad apps for supporting memory. Mint Bills This app helps seniors track and organize their bills. It also supports online bill pay features. Seniors need never pay overdraft fees again. BugMe  This app lets you set up reminder notes for medical appointments, birthdays or any other Read More

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Helpful Books About Online Senior Dating


Spring is in the air, or soon will be, and if you’re seeking a new relationship through online dating sites, it’s time to update that profile. Post a new picture and update your activities and interests. What classes are you taking? What concerts have you attended and enjoyed? What sort of person do you want to share your life with? And while you’re at it, there are some terrific books out on the entire topic of online dating for seniors. Here are some of the best: Boomer Guide to Finding True Love Online by Ken Solin This book’s foreword was Read More

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Adventure Travel for Seniors


  Tired of the same vacations you’ve always taken? Longing for something new and exciting? Here are some websites guaranteed to get your blood pumping. Whether you visit a dude ranch and take part in a round up or travel to the Andes in Peru, we can assure you, you won’t be bored. International Adventure Travel: Outdoor Guide Just click on the nation of your choice and select an amazing adventure package. Backroads Adventure Trips This is another group with trips all over the world. How about a mountain bike safari in Botswana or a multi-sport tour of Morocco? Mountain Travel Read More

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