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Love Pics of the Grandkids? Check Out NanaGram The perfect gift for the hard to buy for grandparent

Happy NanaGrammers

My kids complain that I am a hard person to shop for. Either I already have what I want or I feel like I have too much stuff already. Recently I stumbled onto a great gift idea for me! Now all I need to do is let my kids know about it before Christmas. I love seeing new pictures of …

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When is Grandparents Day? 111 Years of Grandparents Day Dates for the United States

When Is Grandparents Day?

Grandparents Day in the United States is observed on the Sunday after Labor Day. This is a complete list of the date for Grandparents Day for the years 2007-2118. When you wonder when is Grandparents day in the future, we have the date for you for 111 years. Long enough for anyone to become a grandparent, great-grandparent or even a great-great-grandparent. …

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Grandparents Day 2015 Save the Date: September 13, 2015

Grandparents Day 2015

National Grandparents Day is a relatively new holiday in the United States. Celebrated the first Sunday after Labor Day, this year, Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 13, 2015. In the 1979 proclamation establishing the first Grandparents Day in the United States, President Jimmy Carter said: Grandparents are our continuing tie to the near-past, to the events and beliefs and experiences that …

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Sharing photos: Grandparents and Grandchildren Review series of the best tools around

Photo Sharing Options

Tools to share photos and movies of life events have never been as accessible as they are today. Pull out your digital camera, smartphone, tablet or Ipad and get ready to share great memories of your grandchildren. In this series we will guide grandparents through 6 popular digital tools for sharing photos with family. At times the new options can seem daunting, …

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Senator Warren, a Granddaughter, and the Valentine’s Day Cake A Grandparent on Valentines Day

Senator Warren Making Valentines Day Cake with Granddaughter

February 14, 2015 – On her blog and Facebook page today, Senator and Grandma Elizabeth Warren shared images of her baking a heart shaped Valentine’s Day cake with her granddaughter. Linking reflections about her tradition of baking a heart shaped cake for her mother, who was born of Valentine’s Day, and died from heart disease, to the need for funding …

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Who Will Inherit Your Facebook Page? US users can now appoint an heir for their account

Facebook legacy page

February 12, 2015 – New media brings new questions; What happens to my Facebook account when I die? Up till now you could only elect to have your account permanently deleted when you pass away. A new option introduced today, lets you appoint a Legacy Contact who will be able to manage some functions of your account. A legacy contact CAN: Write …

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Newbery Medal Winners 2015 – Books for Children & Youth


The American Library Association (ALA) announced 2/4/15 the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults at its Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. The Winner of the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature was: “The Crossover,” written by Kwame Alexander, is the 2015 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Houghton Mifflin …

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Traditions – “You Are Special Today” Red Plate

Red plate tradition for parents grandparents and grandchildren

Family traditions are anchors. They tie us to family identity and hold us fast during the storms of life. As a grandparent you have the opportunity to create traditions both in your time with grandchildren but also as you support your children as parents who are making traditions of their own. One favorite family tradition is the “Red Plate Tradition.” On the surface it …

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