Are busy schedules making it hard to connect with grandchildren? There’s an app for that!

Besides living at a distance from grandchildren, what do you think is the second biggest barrier to seeing grandchildren? According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Grandparents Study, it is busy schedules. What if I told you there was a free app that helps with busy schedules [...]

2020-02-11T17:07:32-05:00February 11th, 2020|Video Chats|

Long Distance Grandparenting: How to make your grandchild feel extra special

How can you let your grandchild know that they are always top of mind and heart? Start writing and collecting ‘Thinking of You Notes’. Many of you are not able to see your grandchildren as often as you would like. Even if you do see them fairly frequently, it is [...]

2020-02-03T14:47:13-05:00February 3rd, 2020|In person visits, Snail Mail|

Quick & Easy Valentine Idea for Your Grandchild that will Stand Out!

For some grandparents, it might seem a tad bit early to be thinking about Valentine’s Day.  But when you are a long distance grandparent, you’ve got to get something mailed out on time. Are you crafty? True confession: I’m not. I’m creative, but not crafty. Luckily, I love researching and [...]

2020-01-30T21:27:09-05:00January 27th, 2020|Snail Mail|

Build Bonds with your Grandchildren through Family Story Telling

Long distance grandparenting requires going the extra mile, especially when thinking about things to do with your grandchildren when you see them in person. No matter how far away you live, or the age of your grandchild, you are the keeper of what will be the most important stories [...]

2020-02-03T14:39:45-05:00December 20th, 2019|In person visits|

The Gift for Your Grandchild that will Keep on Giving to Make Video Chats More Fun

I’m all about finding gift ideas that do double duty. This one is the gift that will keep on giving on video chats! This idea works no matter if you will be with your grandchildren over the holidays or at a distance. Buy yourself the same gift you [...]

2020-01-30T21:27:37-05:00December 6th, 2019|Video Chats|

Instead of ‘How Was School?’, Ask Your Grandchild This!

If you are a grandparent to school-aged kids, there is a definite buzz in the air. Parents are scrambling to get the right clothes, new shoes and the necessary school supplies. Remember those days?! The following idea will work even if your grandchild is not in school yet. They [...]

2020-01-30T21:27:25-05:00August 9th, 2019|Video Chats|