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In Support of Breastfeeding

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Most grandparents are beyond excited when they learn that their kids are expecting a new baby. Grandmas and Grandpas alike daydream about what it will be like to cuddle a sweet, tiny bundle close. After all, it has probably been a few decades since they’ve held such a treasure in their arms. However, sometimes the daydreams meet a startling reality …

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5 Ways to Help Your Grandkids with College

Help Grandkids with College

You probably remember when it was possible to pay for college with the money you earned from part-time and summer jobs. Now, unless your grandchildren develop the next Facebook or Snapchat, those places of summer employment are simply not going to be good enough. Over the past four decades, college tuition has increased at double the inflation rate, putting a …

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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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A Grandparent’s Guide to Feeding Teens Healthy Foods Tips for filling teens and preteens “bottomless pits” and “hollow legs” with healthier food choices

Healthy Snacks for Teen Grandchildren

When a child reaches puberty, his body begins growing and changing incredibly fast. Many teens can grow several inches and gain twenty or more pounds over the period of just a couple years. To fuel this rapid development, many teens develop voracious appetites. Parents and grandparents are frequently astonished at how quickly the pantry supplies are depleted after a grocery …

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Game Time with the Grandkids Game Suggestions for School-Aged Kids

Games with Grandkids

With nasty weather trapping thousands in the house this winter, school aged kids naturally get pretty bored after school. Many kids turn to electronic gadgets to fill their after-school hours. However, there is a limit to how many times kids can play Angry Birds and other video games. Additionally, many kids get antsy and irritable when they spend too much …

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Introducing Your Grandchild to Your Pets Tips for Welcoming the Newest Member of Your Family -

pets and grandchildren

Tips for Welcoming the Newest Member of Your Family – Animals and children naturally get along. Your pet will love the attention it gets from its new little human friend and the baby will love its furry playmate. But things aren’t always easy. Tails can get pulled and babies can get attacked, so it’s a good idea to prepare well and …

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Grandparents Providing Childcare Do you want to provide childcare for your grandkids?

Grandparents and Child Care

Do you want to provide childcare for your grandkids? Most grandparents look for opportunities to spend plenty of time with their grandchildren, so if your son or daughter needs some help with long-term childcare for their children, you may be eager to help out. If you end up caring for your grandkids in this way, you will join over 5 …

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New Grandparent Survival Kit – Supplies to Have on-Hand for Your New Grandbaby

Grandparent Survival Kit

When you have a grandchild on the way, one of the best ways to get ready is to line up all of the supplies you need. You should talk to the parents-to-be about what specific supplies they’d like you to have on-hand, but here is a checklist of common must-have items for new grandparents. Diapers. It’s helpful for the grandparents …

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18 Awesome Outing Ideas for Grandparents and Grandkids

Photo Safari Outing With Grandson

You don’t make lifelong memories that your grandkids will cherish forever by sitting around the house. You need to get the kids away from the TV and video games, and give them a taste of all the fun and excitement life has to offer. Here are 18 ideas for outings for grandparents and grandchildren. Go Hunting Go out on the …

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Baby Basics for New Grandparents – Feeding and Burping

Feeding Baby

If you’re expecting a grandchild, chances are you haven’t fed or burped a baby in a while. In this article, we’ll quickly cover the basics, from bottle feeding to introducing finger food. It’s a fast refresher to get you ready for the little one. Getting Ready for Bottle Feeding Even if a mother decides to breastfeed, many choose to bottle …

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