Episode 71. A Podcast Swap with Emily Morgan



 

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Episode 71 is a rebroadcast of the January 12, 2022, episode of The Grand Life in which the host, Emily Morgan, interviewed me. There are not many podcasts for grandparents, and I have enjoyed The Grand Life since I listened to the first episode. Many thanks to Emily and her husband Mike for interviewing me, for producing such a quality podcast and for giving me permission to broadcast this episode. Thank you, Emily and Mike! The link to their podcast is in the shownotes.

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Episode 70. Skip-Gen RV Cross-Country Road Trip



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Episode 70 of the Adventures with Grammy Podcast is a rebroadcast of Episode 1, which features my sister discussing the skip-gen cross-country trip she and her husband and two grandchildren took in their RV. The first stop on their adventures was the life-size replica of Noah’s Ark in Northern Kentucky not too far from Cincinnati, home of The Ark’s sister museum, the Creation Museum.

Exciting for 2022 is children 10 and under enjoy free admission to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, and as long as one adult is in the group, there’s no limit to how many children you can bring for free.

My mother just returned from a bus trip to both museums her Senior Citizens Group sponsored. Mom thoroughly enjoyed her visit. I, too, am looking forward to visiting the Ark.

Please enjoy this episode about traveling with grandchildren.

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#creationmuseum

 

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Episode 69. Geocaching: Take Your Grandchildren on a Treasure Hunt



 

 

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Episode 69 is a rebroadcast of Episode 32 of the Adventures with Grammy Podcast. This episode features Amy Tilk, an engineer and the host of the Geocache Adventures podcast. Amy will give us insight as to the game’s origins, its worldwide popularity, and why it’s a good activity for grandparents and grandchildren.

Tips

Download the geocaching app; create an account (it’s free)
Always bring a pencil or pen with you
If you want “SWAG,” bring SWAG to swap!

E-mail: Geocache.adventures.podcast@gmail.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/shadowdragn1
Screen name: shadowdragn1
Podcast: https://geocacheadventures.org/

Learn more about geocaching:

https://www.geocaching.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAMDxjeeaJU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJqjfNE9nbs

https://www.instagram.com/geocaching/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/410405635699854

Books:

https://shop.geocaching.com/default/clothing/kids/sean-and-friends-go-geocaching-activity-book.html

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Episode 68. Help Your Children Discover the Wonders of Art Museums



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Episode 68 is a rebroadcast of Episode 12 of the Adventures with Grammy Podcast. This episode features Mehreen Tenvir, who is known as Mom at the Museum on Instagram.

This rebroadcast is timely because museums across the United States are opening their doors once again and welcoming visitors despite the ongoing threat of COVID.

A former docent for the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., Mehreen Tanvir shows us how to turn trips to museums into enjoyable learning adventures for children and adults. She carries a “bag of wonders” with her when she and her children visit a museum, and she reinforces the art they view by reading children’s books written about artists and their art. She says there is a strong correlation between art, music and children’s literature. They also says museum gift shops are her children’s favorite stops.

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https://naturalhistory.si.edu/
https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html

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Episode 67. Unconditional Love: Rescues and Adopting Children from Difficult Places



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Today’s guest is Denise Gruzensky, the author of Not Like the Others: Harley’s Story, the first book in her series “Life Lessons from Fur Friends.”

Harley’s story is one of unconditional love … the story of rescue and adoption … and the story of living with diabetes. A family nurse practitioner, Densie, who has a passion for rescues, also is a mom to four little humans. Her forever family through adoption started when she rescued Harley.

Before I welcome Denise to the podcast, I need to update you about my family. I mentioned a few episodes ago my mother has been diagnosed with vascular dementia. I had realized she was becoming more forgetful, but I shrugged it off because she is 89 years old, and I figured her forgetfulness was part of the aging process. Unfortunately, it is much more serious. I am devastated for my mother. Within the past year her primary care doctor had declared Mom the picture of health. He had predicted she would live past 100 years old. I never ever suspected my mother might one day receive this diagnosis.

I recently drove to South Carolina to spend time with my mother and help her put a few things into place, and I plan to spend more time with her. I love my mother very much and want her to live the happiest and most stress-free life possible. I have decided to pause my podcast for a short while. My plan is to remix earlier episodes with new introductions and to continue to interview guests. I just cannot commit right now to new episodes for the next several weeks.

I am so very thankful for each person who has listened to the podcast. You have helped the podcast grow and you have helped me grow personally. Thank you!

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Enjoy my conversation with Denise!

Denise’s Dish – Dishing family & dog life. (denisegruzensky.com)

Not Like the Others: Harley’s Story by Denise Gruzensky

Love Languages

The Connected Child

Social Media

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Episode 66. Help Your Adult Grandchildren Excel



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Our guest this week is Gene Rice, one of the writers of Grad to Grown-up: 68 Tips to Excel in Your Personal and Professional Life. To learn more about his book, go to https://www.gradtogrownup.com/

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Episode 65. Music Can Increase Your Child’s Intelligence



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Do you know that playing a musical instrument is the only thing we do that exercises the entire brain at once? When a child learns to play a musical instrument, the entire brain exercises. Music involves the left, right, front and back portions of the brain making music the most powerful brain-building activity. 

Children involved in music are better at reading, writing, math, language arts, spelling, vocabulary, and memorization because music builds the three areas of the brain necessary for learning: auditory cortex, visual/spatial cortex and motor cortex. 

Follow Sharlene Habermeyer, the author of Good Music Brighter Children, to learn more about how music supports these areas of the brain and increases learning. Click here to buy her book. 
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Episode 64. The Gift of Play



 

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Our guest today is Dr. Judith Van Hoorn, a grandmother, educator and expert on young children’s play. In addition to numerous college textbooks about play, she has written a book for grandparents, which we will discuss today. The title is

The Gift of Play: How Grandparents Enhance the Lives of Young Children by Dr. Judith Van Hoorn, Author

To contact her, send an e-mail to grandparentsgiftofplay@gmail.com    

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Episode 63. Peekabond: The App for Long-Distance Grandparents



 

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My guest today is Anieke Lamars, the co-founder & CEO of Peekabond — an app that helps families across the world build bonds with young children at a distance. The app combines asynchronous video connections, with playful, science-based inspiration, including games, stories and songs to help long-distance grandparents connect with their grandchildren. I like the app because I can record a video my grandchildren can watch when it is convenient for their parents. Links to learn more about the app and download it are in the show notes.

Download the Peekabond App

Learn about Peekabond

Watch a video about Peekabond

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Episode 62. The Autism Dad



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Rob Gorski’s three sons are on the Autism Spectrum. When he first learned about autism, he was angry, bewildered and often felt alone. He poured his thoughts and feelings into a blog he never imagined anyone would read, but they did. In 2020, he launched his podcast … the Autism Dad. Rob is with us today to share his journey, to introduce us to his sons, and to assure families who enter the world of autism they are not alone.

His website is https://listen.theautismdad.com/

App:

Gift Mightier

Books:

It Takes a Village: How to Build a Support System for Your Exceptionaal Needs Family 

by Amy Nielsen

Your Defiant Child: 8 Steps to Better Behavior

by Russell A. Barkely, PhD and Christine M. Benton

Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents

by Russell A. Barkely, PhD

Winning Cooperation from Your Child: A Comprehensive Method to Stop Defiant & Agressive Behavior in Children

by Kenneth Wenning, PhD

BLOGS:

 

Debunked Vaccine Study

https://www.vox.com/2018/2/27/17057990/andrew-wakefield-vaccines-autism-study

https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/autism-vaccine-link-debunked

Meltdowns:

Episode 13 How to Handle a Child’s Meltdown with Doug Noll

TV and Film

Tyson’s Run (release 3.11.22) starring Major Dodson, who has autism

Rain Man starring Dustin Hoffman

The Good Doctor starring Freddie Highmore

 

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