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Local and Long-Distance Grandparents: Making it Work.

You are a Grandparent! Whether you are a local Grandparent or a long-distance Grandparent, connections with your Grandchildren don't just happen.  You must make an effort to stay in contact. It's your unique adventure. Being a Grandparent is a unique experience for each individual and situation.   Your Grandparenting adventure is unlikely to be exactly like mine.  Even your relationship with ... Read More about Local and Long-Distance Grandparents: Making it Work.

25 Old-Time Board Games to Play with your Grandchildren

Playing Old-Time Board Games with your Grandchildren. Playing board games with your Grandchildren can be loads of fun.  Laughing is good for you.  Let loose, be silly, and enjoy your time together.  Board games are perfect for a rainy day.  Add some excitement by crawling into the tent or fort to play.  Take the board games with you on your trip in the RV. Pop some popcorn, grab a drink, and ... Read More about 25 Old-Time Board Games to Play with your Grandchildren

Reflections: The #AtoZChallenge

A to Z:  What a ride! Reflections of April - The Completed Challenge It's over.  April was an intense month but very productive.  Did you follow along with my #AtoZChallenge? Not only did Passing Down the Love gain 26 new posts, I made some new friends, found some new blogs, and learned a lot!  There is a list below of some of the new blogs I enjoyed during this challenge.  If you have a ... Read More about Reflections: The #AtoZChallenge

Zealous Grandma or OVERzealous Grandma. Which are you?

A "Sometimes Overzealous" Grandma's Perspective. Let me tell you upfront.  I could very well be an overzealous Grandma. Having Grandchildren is a life-changing adventure, full of opportunities for fun, growth, love, and learning. These are precious children, taking on the world with the help of their family and the village around them.  Watching them change. grow, develop into real people ... Read More about Zealous Grandma or OVERzealous Grandma. Which are you?

Y is for Old-time Yard Games

Classic Old-time Yard Games Get the kids outside and have a blast with yard games.  A Blast from your OWN past! London Bridge Two kids make an arch holding their hands up, face to face and the rest will pass under the arch. Begin singing the song and the rest of the children pass under the bridge one by one, creating a circle of players. They continue to walk under the arch one by one in ... Read More about Y is for Old-time Yard Games

A Xylophone and Other Annoying Toys Grandkids Love

A Xylophone and Other eXamples of eXtremely Annoying Toys Grandkids Love Here's what I have heard: "The best thing about being a Grandparent is you can have loads of fun with your Grandkids, get them all wound up with sugary treats, spoil them rotten, then send them home." Our own children may not appreciate the sugar, but sugar will wear off in a few hours. It's really all those ... Read More about A Xylophone and Other Annoying Toys Grandkids Love