Category Archives: It Takes a Village

Children are the hope of our world and the responsibility of everyone of us. Even if they are not our own, we love them and support them in their journey.

How to Become a Supportive Grandparent

How to Become a Supportive Grandparent

Even though my grandchildren live a couple of miles away from home, I always try to show my care and affection to them. There’s no denying my magical connection with them and that being with them makes me incredibly happy. That’s why I make the most of my time being a supportive grandparent.

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Ways to Become a Healthy Person Inside and Out!

Ways to Become a Healthy Person Inside and Out!

healthy agingAs we age, we want to become healthier in order to continue doing our activities of daily living.  It’s at this stage wherein we’re looking for ways to improve our health. Based on what I’ve read, heard and watched over the years, here are some ways on how you can become a healthier, happy person.  Read the rest of this entry

Thanksgiving Planning

Thanksgiving Planning

After reviewing this great infographic, I recognize that there are things I can do to make Thanksgiving more enjoyable for others.

I am starting now to plan for next year as it appears that a lot of us over the prime age of 50 are spending Thanksgiving alone and with our pets.  Ask a friend to dinner, why don’t you?

Thanksgiving: The Reason for the Season

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The ABC Song

The ABC Song


My, How Things Change and What Children Learn

On my first day of school and first grade I thought I was hot stuff as my grandmother had taught me at home vs sending me to kindergarten because as she told me, I was too smart for that!  Of course, school has a way of putting one in their place and I was quickly reminded of mine!

We were asked who knew the alphabet song.  When everyone else raised their hand, I went along because, of course, it was the first performance test.  My grandmother had taught me all the letters, I was reading all the “Dick and Jane” books for first and second grade but I had never heard of the alphabet song.  It became quickly evident to my teacher, Mrs Ferrier, and I was called out and humiliated in front of everyone.  David Broughton and I had to stand with our noses   on the blackboard (in little circles she drew for each of us) and our backs to the class for what seemed like an eternity!  How embarrassing!  Even to this day over 50 years later I can feel the blood rushing up the back of my neck as I blushed.  (But I did make a friend in David, who was a talker from the beginning of time,  and I remember his birthday for some odd reason.)

This little girl is 30 months old – she knows the ABC song, she can identify all her letters, she can sight read many words and she is pretty proud of herself too!