Browsing All posts tagged under »grandchildren«

The Political Punditry of Preschoolers

June 30, 2017

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  Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from a week-long visit in Seattle with Older Son and his family.  She had no time to monitor current events while doing so, but it turns out that the fourteen-month-old and the just-turning-four-year-old supplied her with updates throughout the week. latest GOP attempt at replacing Obamacare: […]

From Baby Boom to Grandparent Boom

May 18, 2017

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  Something happened to boomers when they were too busy running marathons, taking spin classes, and becoming master gardeners to notice: They turned into grandparents. Some astute readers may now be wondering what happened to boomers becoming parents first?  Doesn’t one have to occur before the other? The truth is that, while one event normally […]

Pre-Thanksgiving: Joyful Mayhem Involving Large Appliances

November 23, 2016

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just hosted her children and grandchildren in a pre-Thanksgiving research project to test the theory that a house can hold 5.5 times the number of people it was designed to hold, as long as they are all related to each other. Six adults and five children occupied a space normally […]

A Friend’s Final Request

September 29, 2016

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  A friend of Life in the Boomer Lane brought up a very serious issue at their breakfast out, the other day. For those of you who are now completely distracted by the word “breakfast,” and want all the details, LBL will say that she had scrambled eggs (soft scrambled) and coffee. Nothing more. That […]

Panasonic Home Team: The Best Free Christmas Present for Grandparents and Grandchildren

December 10, 2015

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  When Life in the Boomer Lane’s Only Daughter moved to London, LBL was crushed. Then, OD got pregnant, and LBL imagined that her grandchild would grow up never knowing her. Worse, he would have an English accent and would make fun of LBL’s vaguely Philly accent. When the baby was born, LBL decided to […]

This Ain’t Your Mama’s Grandparents Day

September 12, 2015

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With all due respect to generations of grandparents who came before, boomers are slowly making inroads on yet another sacred, Hallmark-bedazzled day. Both of Life in the Boomer Lane’s grandmothers were long gone before LBL was born. But she had a step-grandmother. Goldie.  Goldie was one of the gentlest, softest spoken people on earth. There […]

An Invitation to DO SOMETHING about the Environment

May 29, 2015

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In a world that sometimes feels like it’s going to hell in a handbasket (and the handles of the hand-basket are ratty and chafing), Life in the Boomer Lane invites you to step back and ask the following: “What kind of world to we want for our grandchildren?”  LBL’s own answer is “One that is better, in many […]