Looking Back from Episode 150
Our 150th episode is a celebration, a look back at the top topics we've covered in the first 149. We recorded this one with a live audience in Williamsburg, Virginia. We even hired a stand-up comedian to warm up the audience--and he's 9!
Holiday Gift Ideas
Emily and Mike share ideas from fans of the podcast on giving gifts for grandchildren at the holidays. We also talk with a charter sailing captain about the idea of giving your grands experiences, especially ones that include you. Our guest is Captain Robert of 757 Sailing Charters on the Virginia …
A Quick Tour
Emily's November article about podcast listening, published in the online magazine Next Avenue (nextavenue.org), invites readers to sample The Grand Life. This episode is a quick orientation for new visitors. Emily's article: https://www.nextavenue.org/what-podcast-listening-brings-to-the-table/
Tarnishing "The Golden Bachelor"
ABC Television's reality show "The Golden Bachelor" seeks to enrich the lives of older singles, but seems to do so at the expense of their grandchildren. Emily and Mike have some thoughts about this and what it might say to the rest of us.
How's It Goin', Eh?
Kathy Buckworth is a radio and podcast host (and grandmother) near Toronto, Ontario. Kathy patiently answers our burning questions about Canadians, their politeness, and their maple syrup. Episode Notes Cathy Buckworth's radio program airs weekly on Zoomer Radio in Canada, with enough AM power to…
It might be time for you to recheck your estate planning, because things change with time. Our chat with an elder law specialist might help you get motivated. You don't have to enjoy the process, but you really should do it. Notes: The National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, naela.org, can he…
Consciousness in Grandparenting
How present are you when you grandparent? Samantha Reynolds is a Certified Conscious Parenting coach. Her book, "Help Me Be Me," is available at her web site, http://www.samanthareynolds.ca . Notes Samantha credits learnings from Dr. Shefali, whose details and books are at https://www.drshefali.c…
Emily and Mike discuss what happens when grandparents become too busy or too burdened and approach burnout.
Grandparents can provide great support to adult children going through a divorce. Emily and Mike talk with Leah, a single mom who has been through it herself. Leah is now a coach, driven by a passion to help women and their families through divorce. Learn more about her work at https://www.leahgia…
Capturing your family's stories, pictures, and media is a ton of work! Fortunately there are professionals who can help. Andrew Hall from No Story Lost talks about the work behind capturing and preserving a family's story. His company is at https://nostorylost.com. If you'd like to dig deeper on …