Giving and Receiving Correction

Giving and Receiving Correction

A while ago, one of my grandkids had gotten into a bit of a pattern of acting out, so I did a video chat with his mom and had her put me on with him. I wanted to be the voice of another authority figure that was correcting him and reminding him of what the rules and...
Hand-Me-Down Hats and Heritage

Hand-Me-Down Hats and Heritage

Old felt hats, two of them. One is perched high on a shelf at home and I have the other on proud display in my office. They’re dress hats, dark and classy—the kind that might make kids today think of old mobster movies. But when I look at those hats, each with a black...
Hands Off!

Hands Off!

I believe that a big part of being a grandparent is working to support the parenting choices that our kids make. Fellow grandparents, we all know the feeling of finding ourselves in a situation where we want to step in to control the way that our kids raise their...
Have a Little Fun

Have a Little Fun

There’s nothing like waking up from a restful sleep with no responsibilities but to play and have fun. If there’s one thing I loved as a kid, it was having fun. If there is something I love as an adult, it’s still having fun. But as we get older, we tend to stop...
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the start of the season of Lent. Depending on the tradition you grew up in, Lent may have been a yearly fixture or it might be a bit unfamiliar to you. Lent is the time leading up to Easter when many Christians choose to fast from...