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, November 28, 2014

How to Make a Salt Dough Nativity

by Mary May Larmoyeux

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A very long time ago I bought a handmade ceramic Nativity set. Every year when I unpack it, it feels like an old friend who has come back home.

I remember ... read more.




Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Two Ways to Give Thanks


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by Kit Coons


I am, by nature, a thankful person. I have been taught, and taken to heart, the scripture to thank God in everything.

And there have been many “everythings” in my life: challenges ... read more.


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Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Placemats


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by Mary May Larmoyeux

As Thanksgiving approaches, we may want to make some special placemats for the family, ones designed to express gratitude for those we love. For example, if a new baby or grandchild... read more.


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

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Everyday Blessings


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 by Mary May Larmoyeux

What if we only felt the soft touch of a child’s face … or smelled chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven … or saw a bird soar into the trees, once a year?

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

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Ideas to Help the Kids be Thankful This Thanksgiving


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by Mary May Larmoyeux

Thanksgiving will soon be here. Here are 10 ideas that could help the kids and us be more grateful in this season of thanks.

1. Begin a “jar of thanks.” Ask each ... read more.



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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Honoring Veterans


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by Mary May Larmoyeux

In  communities all across America, we will pause to honor United States military veterans today, November 11. If you are one of those veterans, thanks for defending our country!

But why is November 11 Veterans Day? ... read more.

 
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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild’s Heart.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

When Failure Hits Home



My husband and I watched the Arkansas Razorbacks play their hearts out in their tough football game against No. 1 Mississippi State. The Razorbacks ... read more.




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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild’s Heart.