Especially for Seniors: Protecting Your Vision


Our eyesight is a precious commodity and most of us have learned from an early age to protect and care for our eyes. We have regular eye exams, wear glasses or contacts if necessary and take precautions to protect our eyes against foreign objects. We may regularly use eyedrops for dry eye and we’re careful to wear UV protected sunglasses when out of doors. Some of us have had laser surgery to improve our vision.   Too often, however, we take clear vision for granted. And as we get older we may not have the necessary insurance coverage to schedule Read More

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Great Read-alouds for Grandma, Grandpa and the Grandkids


  If you were a reader as a child, you treasure many stories in your heart and mind. And you may notice that today’s children don’t know the old classics unless they’ve been made into a movie. So while they may be aware of Winnie and Pooh and Stuart Little, they’ve probably never heard of many of the stories we enjoyed as children.   Who better to introduce them to the adventures and delights of well-written older books than you? Here are some older titles (ancient in your grandchildren’s view) you may want to read aloud with your grandkids. Choose a Read More

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Fun No-Bake Recipes to Make with the Grandkids.


 Kids love to cook. They enjoy the time with Grandma or Grandpa doing “big kid things.” Cooking with children is a great pastime during the holidays. Here are three no-bake recipes for kids guaranteed to give you some quality time in the kitchen together and produce an edible treat.   Hay Stacks Ingredients 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup butterscotch chips 1 cup salted nuts 4 cups chow mein noodles  Preparation Melt chips and peanut butter in the microwave. Stir in nuts and noodles. Drop by forkfuls onto waxed paper. Cool and enjoy.   Candy Bar Snack Ingredients 4 cups Read More

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Mini-Vacations with the Grandkids? Here Are Some Toys for Travel.

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          Whether you’re traveling by car or plane, there are long hours in which your grandkids, or kids need something to hold their attention. Here are some tried and true travel toys to keep the grandkids engaged while you travel from one place to another. And because they’re compact and easy to move they’re also great for play in hotels and motel rooms.   From Melissa and Doug Magnetic Dress-up Sets. These come in a number of styles, all based on a child’s personality. You’ll find Jack and Julia, Joey, Maggie Leigh, Abby and Emma and Read More

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Looking for Super Senior Swimwear?


   Summer is coming ! What do you want in swimwear? If you’re like me, it’s a touchy subject. I do want comfort, and that comes in the form of plenty of coverage—a bit more fabric than when I was younger. The cost is another important question, but with swimwear it’s often best to spend a little more for quality.   Here are some online shops offering quality swimwear for reasonable prices.   Zappos: Lots of selection with longer tops for great coverage. You can shop by price as well.   Soma:  You’ll find the Soma Magicsuit in many varieties. Read More

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Ask Granny’s Guide to Having Fun with the Family


 Most families have Easter traditions they look forward to with anticipation. These may include religious observances, family gatherings with a large meal, sporting events and usually some fun activities such as egg hunts for the children.   If you’re looking for something to spice up this year’s Easter celebrations, you might want to try some of the following. Take a look.   Egg Hunts, Treasure Hunts and Games Children absolutely love the fun of a hunt with clues, prizes and candies. If you’re looking for variations on finding that beloved Easter basket, go to Spoonful. They also have some fun Read More

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