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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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

How to Connect With Your Grandkids



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by Mary May Larmoyeux

Did you know that there are 70 million grandparents in the USA today?  And millions of them long  to connect with their grandkids but don’t know how.

And there are millions of others who are on a search for new ways to strengthen ... read more.

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Wonder of Space Travel



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- by Mary May Larmoyeux

Today’s technology is amazing! If you or your grandkids missed the September 25 launch of the Expedition 41 Crew, you can watch a replay of it on You Tube. I really enjoyed seeing pictures of the astronauts as they headed off to the International Space Station where they will spend the next five and ... read more.


Photo courtesy of NASA

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall Recipes: Pumpkin Pie Cake


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- by Mary May Larmoyeux
 
After a long, hot summer, I'm sure looking forward to cooler days, colorful autumn leaves, and eating pumpkin pie cake — one of our family's favorite desserts! We've had it so much in our home that when I take a bite of pumpkin pie cake, I'm reminded of those I love.

A friend at church shared this recipe with me years ago, and now I'd like to share it ... read more.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Donut Memories


- by Mary May Larmoyeux -

A fun thing that Pops and I have done with our grands is to take them on a donut date—right to the donut “factory” itself.

We used to ... read more.



Friday, September 12, 2014

Paper Dolls and More


by Mary May Larmoyeux

When I was a little girl, one of my favorite things to do was play with paper dolls at my grandmother’s house. Nana would roll out big sheets of brown paper and encourage me to design... read more.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Everything's Gonna Be Okay


by Mary May Larmoyeux

Some days are forever etched in our hearts and minds. Days like Christmas … and Valentine’s … and September 11, 2001. Do you remember the day when ... read more.


photo copyright © 2014 by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.

Friday, September 5, 2014

It's almost Grandparents Day!


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- by Mary Mary Larmoyeux -

 This Sunday, September 7, will mark the 36th anniversary of National Grandparents Day.

There is just something so special about being a grandparent … and about having a grandparent!  Don’t you just love what author Lois Wyse says, “Grandchildren are the dots that connect ... read more.

Copyright © 2014 by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved. Photo © Monkey Business Images /Dreamstime.com




Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Teaching Others to Recycle



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by Mary May Larmoyeux

Do you recycle? I started doing this decades ago because of a sister’s encouragement. At that time we had to take our recycling to huge bins behind a neighborhood grocery store. There was no curb-service ... read more.