Browsing All posts tagged under »grandchildren«

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 […]

The Wisdom of Preschoolers

August 11, 2014

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  Life in the Boomer Lane has had the opportunity recently to spend some quality time with her two grandsons, age five and three, if one defines quality time as a visit to a county fair, an outing on a pirate ship, a morning walk to get donuts, eating a lot of ice cream, and […]

Guerrilla Aging: Leaving Normalcy Behind and Not to Our Grandchildren

August 1, 2014

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The following is a guest post from Joyce Kramer, one of the co-authors of Saving the Best for Last: Creating Our Lives After 50.  Joyce has done far too much in her life to fit into this small paragraph. Let us just say that she is an agitator, of the highest and best kind.  ***** […]

The Difference Between A 1-Year-Old, A 3-Year-Old, A 5-Year-Old and a 67-Year-Old

June 26, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from Seattle, where she celebrated her granddaughter’s first birthday.  She will leave for Brooklyn tomorrow, where she will celebrate her older grandson’s fifth birthday (June) and her younger grandson’s third birthday (July).  She now shares certain observations with her readers about the behavior exhibited at these ages […]

Guerrilla Aging: Lucky Seven

May 23, 2014

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                                                                  The following is a guest post from Carol Lostetter, the author of Just My Life. Seven years ago, Carol entered the mystical, overwhelming, […]

Boomer Grandparenting: Able to Leap Tall Continents at A Single Bound

February 28, 2013

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    When my daughter and her husband of one year moved to London, I thought the worst had happened to me.  Then, within a year, she was pregnant. The loss factor multiplied. Then my first grandson, Jonah, was born. Suddenly, the romantic notion I had always had of grandparents and grandchildren living in close […]