Video chatting with a baby, including my 5-minute tip.

As we have figured out ways of staying connected with our grandkids who are 2,000 miles away, my husband and I have definitely “made it up” as we go along when it comes to video chats. After all, I never saw a relative or friend … Read more

Sleeping arrangements, when grandkids visit.

The ideal situation might be to have the visiting family stay at your home. I’m delighted that it’s possible at our house. The grands and their parents love the idea and we get to maximize the time we spend together. Happily, we have room for … Read more

Borrowing items for grandkids’ visit.

Where would I be without friends loaning me some high-ticket items that babies and little ones need! Generous friends make the visit easier and less expensive. “What stuff of mine do you need for the visit?” my friend Joan offered when Baby Charlotte and her … Read more

Stock the kitchen – the grandkids are coming from out-of-town!

I never wait until the out-of-town family arrives to get the food and beverages they need. Instead, in advance I ask the parents what items are good to have on hand for the grands’ breakfast, lunch, and snack times, such as cheese, cereal, fruit, bread, … Read more