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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|

A Great App to Send Personalised SnailMail (without a trip to the post office)

Anyone using TouchNote yet? If not, you are going to love this post. It is great for every age and stage of grandchild. If you are already using this app, do keep reading because I have a tiny, yet fun, suggestion about how to make it even better below. [...]

2020-03-20T17:21:39-04:00July 18th, 2019|Snail Mail|

Write a ‘Thank-you’ for the TIME we spent together note to your grandchild(ren)

At first glance, you might think the idea below only applies if you have just seen your grandchild(ren) in person. But please keep reading to find out why it works no matter when you last saw them – whether in person or virtually. Your Idea for Connection: Send a [...]

2020-04-16T13:43:08-04:00July 16th, 2019|Snail Mail|

Ask Active Questions on Video Chats to Keep Your Grandchild’s Attention

Ever try and keep your grandchild’s attention on a video call? Kids are funny. Sometimes they will sit and engage with you. But more often, they have ants in their pants. Sitting still for any length of time is a major ask for these tiny humans. So how can [...]

2020-03-20T17:17:23-04:00July 1st, 2019|Video Chats|