Grandkids opening your gifts on Skype? My best tips …

It can be chaos or comforting … a free-for-all … or a relaxing, fun visit, as grandkids unwrap the presents you have shipped. We’ve had a mixture of all that, since our grandkids have been thousands of miles away almost every Christmas since 2012. But … Read more

Faraway grandkids? 10 tips for a December to remember.

Sure, I’d love to have my grandkids coming over to help bake cookies and decorate the tree — but that’s not going to happen. But no “Bah Humbug!” from me. My husband and I have remarkably good Decembers even though our grandkids (ages 8, 6, … Read more

Hi ho, westward!

My husband and I are caving. We are driving more than 2,000 miles to see the grandkids. We have protected ourselves against this lousy pandemic from the start. Our son and daughter-in-law have done the same. But we haven’t seen them since last winter, and … Read more