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Living Life Outside the Box

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Contributed by Susan Good, Visit Gramma Good at www.grammagood.com I believe in living my life outside the box. I know many women of all ages don’t feel as I do and live inside the box their entire lives. Life inside the box […]

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Happy Life: 10 Tips & Observations from Gramma Good’s Mother

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Contributed by Susan Good Visit Gramma Good at www.grammagood.com I call my mom at least once a day. Today we talked about buying a scrabble app for her computer. Ninety- two years old and my mother is going to play […]

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Celebrating Spouse’s Day

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A Personal Interview With Gramma Good’s Husband for Spouse’s Day Written by Susan Good of grammagood.com Today is Spouse’s Day, so I thought it would be fun to introduce my husband Shelly, my best friend, a father and grandfather of […]

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12 Tips to Make the New Year Your Best Year Yet

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Read More Gramma Wisdom Written by Susan Good @ Gramma Good I want all of us grammas and our families to have an upbeat year that is family and goal-oriented. As we all know, that requires sticking with our efforts. I […]

How to Teach Your Grandchildren the Golden Rule

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Read More Gramma Wisdom by Susan Good @ Gramma Good I know the world would be a far better place if the population would practice the Golden Rule. Confucius, the Chinese philosopher, born 500 years before Christ, based his philosophy on […]

New Activities to Try in the New Year

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Written By Susan Good, Gramma Good Last night a friend asked me, “Rumor has it you are selling your home.” My answer was, “ Not today, but who knows about tomorrow.” And that is the story of life. Time will tell […]

Gramma Good’s Guide to New York City for the Holidays

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New York! New York! It’s wonderful town…especially at Christmas with your husband and members of your family. New York at Christmas is the hustle and bustle of taxis and New Yorkers; The Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall; Times Square […]

The History and Beauty of an Antique Diamond

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I recently flew home from California with my husband, Shelly, and my dog, Orchid, to share the holidays with our family. My suitcase is filled with loving gifts that I have selected for our grandchildren and my mind is filled […]

How I Taught My Child the Meaning of Hanukkah with a Christmas Tree

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During the holidays, I am reminded of how my daughter expressed her wishes during the holiday season when she was 10 years old. This is the story of my daughter’s determination–and of  how her parents handled it. We lived in […]

How to Get a GOOD Night’s Sleep

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  I have many friends, all ages, who have trouble sleeping. They take Ambien, Tylenol PM, listen to music and books on tape and on and on to lull them back to sleep. The National Sleep Association says that 40 […]

Thanksgivukkah: Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Unite

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This year, Thanksgiving and the first full day of Hanukkah fall on the same day. It is an awesome occasion, in more ways than one, and creates within me a feeling  that ‘this might be meant to be’. Two very […]

Teach Grandchildren the Importance of Giving

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Grammas, with winter holidays around the corner, this is the perfect time to teach our children the value of giving and the importance of showing empathy for children less fortunate than them. In the process, they will learn how giving to […]

Germs? Flu? Colds? No Thanks!

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As the holidays approach, cold weather will keep many of us indoors, and the risk of catching a cold or the flu skyrockets. I know the last thing I want to deal with during the holidays is a fever, sore […]

Apples and Peanut Butter: A Perfect Pairing

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I fix my husband breakfast each morning. My grandchildren are served the same breakfast when they visit. I put peanut butter on their daily apple. It makes their breakfast less boring and is good for their health. Peanut butter is […]

Keeping Stress in Perspective

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My iPhone sits next to me and I hear a text. It is from one of my grandsons. I text him back. Then I think to myself, “I should text the rest of my grandchildren.” So off go 14 texts […]

4 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Grandchildren

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We can recklessly say what we choose, or we can carefully choose what we say. Remember grammas, we are wise because of our life experiences. Our grandchildren are much younger than us. So we must think before we speak. Here […]

Six Life Lessons from My Mother

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Six Life Lessons from My Mother (and Four from My Daughters) My mother and my daughter are 50 years apart in age. I passed my mom’s lessons on to my daughters because they were valuable and filled with wisdom. On […]

Duck Dynasty is “GOOD”

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Watching the early news the other morning was exhilarating. I was laughing and listening and agreeing with the values and wisdom of the guests, the Robinson family. So was my husband Shelly. For those of you who do not watch […]

Keeping Up With Myself

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Most days I am like the Sun, bright, energetic, warm, smiling and bigger than life. Then there are those days when I describe myself as falling raindrops, my emotions landing here, there and everywhere. Oh! I long to be the […]

Story of the Red String

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I am really lucky to have a wonderful family and a terrific set of friends from all walks of life. American, European, Asian, Hispanic, African American, Jewish, Christian, non-believers, young and older, and the list goes on… One thing they […]

Gramma Good Travels to Israel

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I recently traveled with my husband to Israel, a country about the size of New Jersey. Established in 1948, Israel (meaning “He Who Strives with God”) is a democracy in the Middle East and the only Jewish-majority state in the […]

5 Ways to Slow Down in a Fast-Paced World

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If you are worrying about tomorrow, you aren’t living in today. In our go-go, have to get-ahead world it can be difficult to slow down and live in the now. In order to truly make your life your own and […]

5 Reasons Your Grandkids Don’t Call You

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Despite our best efforts, we make mistakes. We, even us grandmothers, are creatures of imperfection. All we can do is recognize our weaknesses, ask for forgiveness and be proactive about turning these negatives into positives. When we are indebted, however, others […]

Unleashing Our Hearts Through Dogs

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The word DOG is GOD spelled backward. My dog Orchid is God-like. She is loving, wise and protective. Orchid is like a flower—feminine and beautiful! She is a 40-pound soft-coated longhaired Wheaton Terrier. Most owners of Wheatons cut their dog’s […]

Gramma Good’s Tributes to Mothers

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“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” ~Author Unknown My core values of honesty, respect for others, truthfulness, being charitable, being a good wife, loyal friend and teacher to my daughters are examples my […]

Finding a Soul Mate

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In today’s world, happy endings seem to be few and far, but they do exist! I can tell you about mine. My second husband, Shelly, is my best friend, my partner and my soul mate. He is totally involved in […]

Gramma Good’s View on Society and Values

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I think of myself as a woman of the times, a 21st Century grandmother as my grandson calls me. Some of my values and ethics, however, are of yesteryear. I believe in values and in the laws that societies are […]

Success through Trying (And Even Failing)

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If we want something—we have to TRY! If we do not try, we will never know if we succeeded. That is a very special tip a grandmother can give to her grandchildren. As grandparents, I strongly feel our grandchildren observe […]

Where Did the Values and Standards Go?

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Grammas, are there days when you turn on the TV and are appalled at what you see in our society? It seems so many people have lost the values that many of us were brought up with. I have to […]

My First Grandchild: Moses & Baby Ben

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Grammas, what are your first memories of your grandchildren? If you’re like me, you can’t remember where you left your to-do list, but you can recollect treasured moments in a snap. I remember when I met my first-born grandson, Ben. […]

Blended Family

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Grammas, how many people are in your family? Is it large or small? I have a blended family. There are a total of 15 grandchildren, seven parents, two grandmothers, one grandfather and a total of nine marriages not to include […]

Gramma Good’s Inspiration Connects Grandmothers Worldwide

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What a GOOD day! This is my very first blog for Beliefnet and grammas! My faith has kept me strong throughout my life, as a matriarch of my blended family. I started GrammaGood.com to connect grandmothers together, where we can […]

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Living Life Outside the Box
Contributed by Susan Good, Visit Gramma Good at www.grammagood.com I believe in living my life outside the box. I know many women of all ages don’t feel as I do and live inside the box their entire lives. Life inside the box means ...

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Happy Life: 10 Tips & Observations from Gramma Good’s Mother
Contributed by Susan Good Visit Gramma Good at www.grammagood.com I call my mom at least once a day. Today we talked about buying a scrabble app for her computer. Ninety- two years old and my mother is going to play scrabble on her Mac! ...

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