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How Do I Choose the Best Professional Cleaning Service

Keeping your home clean can be an exhausting task, especially if you have to squeeze it in between the chaos and work and keeping your family in line. And if your life feels like it’s nothing but cleaning and tedious chores, perhaps it’s…

How to Keep Your Pool Clean Without Using Chemicals

The weather is getting hotter and hotter, and if you haven’t done it already, you are probably getting ready to open your pool and start the swimming season. Having a pool in your backyard is wonderful, but it requires quite some effort before you…

8 Ways to Make Food Shopping as a Parent More Bearable

No one is denying children aren’t the gift that keep on giving. But, as a parent, there are just some tasks in day to day adult life that shouldn’t be accompanied by kids. Namely the weekly food shop. Opening yourself up to a world of whining, potential tantrums and…

SO YOU’RE GOING TO BE A GRANDPARENT! (Part 1)

It is a grand moment when you learn you are going to be a grand parent. Hopefully this is good news, but sometimes the circumstances make it a difficult moment to celebrate. However, for most of us this news of pending grandparenthood is very emotional and thrilling.

I remember the first time we heard this news. Our daughter and son-in-law came by to give us our Valentine- one for grandpa and grandma! We were stunned, thrilled, pleased, and momentarily shocked. We were going to be grandparents- we just looked at each other with huge smiles and some tears. Immediately I went to my daughter to hug her and ask how she was feeling- my baby was going to have a baby! A grand moment! Amazingly my other daughter surprised us just two months later with a gift of two baby picture frames- one for both grandchildren- another due in November! We were overflowing with joy and gratitude! We wanted the whole world to know and I am sure we bored our very patient and loving friends with this happy news.

So now what do you do? You’re going to be grandparents but still have many months to wait for the blessed event. What can grandparents do to prepare for grandchildren? Do we need special training? Being the organizer I am, I really took this time seriously and had a lot of fun being creative in the planning. Now that I have nine grandchildren, each as special as the first one, I have a few suggestions for how to make this waiting time fun, meaningful, and productive.

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