Welcome to a place where we can share ideas about grandparenting, especially ways to pass spiritual values and family stories to the next generation.

Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Friday, June 27, 2014

Independence Day Is Almost Here


by Mary May Larmoyeux

It’s hard to believe that July 4th is almost here! For many of us in the USA, we think of cookouts, fireworks, and time with family and friends. Of course, it’s much more than that.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Special Moments Make Lasting Memories


by Mary May Larmoyeux

One of my favorite books is Let’s Make a Memory  by Gloria Gaither and Shirley Dobson. "Special moments don’t just happen," Gloria says, "they have to be planned on purpose!"

She goes on to say, "In this hectic world when the pace at which we all live is so frantic, we as families must make a covenant with each other to … read more.
 

Friday, June 20, 2014

For the Sake of Your Legacy


by Mary May Larmoyeux

A few weeks ago I unexpectedly ran into an old friend. One of the first things she asked was, “Did I know about her divorce? … Had I heard?”

I had not.

After more than three decades of married life, my friend and her husband called it quits. Her words seemed like one more marriage
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Spicy Cocoa Mufins


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by Mary May Larmoyeux


It's hard to believe that it's the middle of June. In Arkansas, where I live, the temperatures are already in the 90s.

No matter time of year, Helen Austin's recipe for Spicy Cocoa Muffins is a winner. Helen is a former food editor for The Arkansas Democrat.  She said that some of her favorite muffin recipes are in a cookbook called James McNair's Breakfast ... read more.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Let's make a blessing book for dad


 
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by Mary May Larmoyeux

Years ago my dear friend Suzanne told me about making a blessing
book for her husband. In it she jotted down why she was grateful
for him and included some fun pictures.

At that time, our kids were growing up, and I made a blessing book for my hubby ... read morehttp://legacyconnection.org/make-a-blessing-book-for-dad/.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Make some special memories today


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by Mary May Larmoyeux

As a new mom, I vividly recall older mothers telling me how quickly the boys would grow up. I knew that they were right, but somehow in the midst of  changing diapers and rocking babies, that “someday” seemed far, far away. Now, I am that older mother looking back in awe, wondering ... read more.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Pausing to Remember



Today, June 6, 2014, is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. That’s was when the Allied troops landed along the French coastline during World War II to fight Nazi Germany. Brave men and women, like my dad and father-in-law, risked their lives in World War II to preserve the freedoms that we have today.

During the war, my husband’s dad was carrying rations in a metal box when  ... read more.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Remembering D-Day … Hearing Eisenhower’s Actual Words


June 6, 2014, will mark the 70th anniversary of what is known as D-Day, the day when Allied troops landed along the French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Just before the invasion, General Eisenhower told the troops, ” …The tide has turned! The ... read more.