Cross-Generational Hilarity

April 20, 2016 Cross Generational Activities, Relationship Building with Young Children 0 Comments

This short video encapsulates cross-generational hilarity. My granddaughter asked me to play “scream and laugh” and make a movie out of it with my cell phone. She insisted we practice several screams before filming. She is 4. I am sure she is a born director. What ensued was an experience

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Grandma Boom quoted in the Huffington Post

April 19, 2016 Awesome Aging, Parents, Publicity 0 Comments

In their recent article, “We Love These 10 Tips For Grandparents Taking Grandkids On Vacation”, Huffington Post has listed some of my grandparenting advice. Keep Must-Have Medical Forms With You Cover your “in case of emergency” bases, advises Janai Mestrovich, aka the blogger behind Grandma Boom. Pack a medical release

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My Son In US Weekly!

January 13, 2015 Parents 0 Comments

US WEEKLY chose my son, Darion Lowenstein, and his friend, Charley, to be highlighted for the new reality show they are in. It is very interesting to watch my son in the previews and see him on television.

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A Lost Opportunity

September 3, 2014 Parenting Young Children 0 Comments

“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help.” Thich Nhat Hanh (This came to mind when I saw a mother strike her son in a public place. She was tired.

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Making Choices with our Emotions

December 25, 2013 Parenting Young Children 0 Comments

Playing! Having fun instead of being sad my grown son was leaving after a wonderful visit. We always have a choice….my choice was not to be sad he was leaving, to be glad he came. And to transform the habit of being sad when he left, I suggested doing this

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It Takes a Village

October 28, 2013 Protecting Children for a Positive Future 0 Comments

They say it takes a village to raise a child. I love living in Ashland, Oregon, because it is a ‘village’ that encourages and sponsors wonderful, or rather, FUNderful creativity with parades, special events like the Monster Dash one mile run benefit for education and a costume contest where thousands

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Simple Words for Confidence Building with Toddlers

October 23, 2013 Protecting Children for a Positive Future 0 Comments

“Good job!” I said as Claire was feeling like a big girl drinking out of a water fountain, being reminded to keep mouth away from fountain, hands out of it and to give others a turn. Claire loves accomplishing new tasks as any toddler does. There’s so much to learn

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Prioritizing Children Empowers Everyone

October 21, 2013 Protecting Children for a Positive Future 0 Comments

“What did you like about Disneyland?” I’m being asked. My response is that Einstein and Walt Disney were in agreement that imagination is more important than knowledge. AND, most importantly, I felt HOPE. Why? Because Disneyland is a place that prioritizes children AND encourages the child within for any age

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