When Spring Hasn’t Sprung

When Spring Hasn’t Sprung

There’s spring in Nebraska, and then there’s SPRING in Nebraska. I’ve lived in this great state all my life, but for some reason this year’s cool temperatures have been challenging for me. OK, challenging may not be the right word. The weather isn’t challenging like having to run a half-marathon. I ran my first and last half-marathon in 2012. Now that run was a challenge. The cool, spring weather challenged me on several fronts. All were pretty namby pamby, but a challenge for me nonetheless. Read More

Can Grandparents Be a Bad Influence?

Can Grandparents Be a Bad Influence?

Last week, I read the “Ask the Doctor” column in the Lincoln Journal Star. I’m not a frequent reader of the column, but I do look at the headlines, and I will read the article if I think it’s a topic that could affect me. The title of this “Ask the Doctor” column was “Can Grandparents Be a Bad Influence?”. Read More

Grandma’s Book Club Blunder

Grandma’s Book Club Blunder

Lifelong educators are lucky. We’ve lead adult lives with a strong attachment to books. I’m no different, as books have always been a major part of my life. I participate in two book clubs, each one very unique with members providing different perspectives due to the diverse membership. I love the challenges these book clubs give me. Reading books I would not pick up on my own and participating in the discussions are amazing experiences. Read More

How the Holidays Have Changed

How the Holidays Have Changed

This time of year traditionally has always been filled with excitement, planning and family fun. This year is no exception. It’s funny how the older one gets, the more time it takes to do the simple tasks of preparing holiday meals, buying and wrapping gifts, and dealing with all things holiday. Why should I think this year would be different? Read More

The Volleyball “Fatheads”

The Volleyball “Fatheads”

The other day, I received a quick text from Granddaughter #2. “Remember those fatheads from last year’s state volleyball tournament?” My first thought was, “Is she calling me a fathead? Have I bragged about something recently or shared too much enthusiasm about one of my projects?” Read More

Grandma’s Day Out at the Movies

Grandma’s Day Out at the Movies

If I had a magic wand, I would use it to connect with our grandkids whenever I had a spare minute. I think about them each day and am always curious about what class they’re in, what book they’re reading, which friend’s company they’re enjoying, etc. Read More

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