Hart County, Ky, is a fascinating destination for grandparents and their grandchildren to spend time. Located in south central Kentucky, you’ll find gently rolling hillsides, underground rivers, caves, ziplines and covered wagons in which to rest your head. It’s a grandparent’s dream come true … a place to make memories with your grandchildren.
Joining me today to share the fun families can expect once they hop off the interstate is Sandra Wilson, the executive director at Hart County Tourist Commission.
Spring Break is fast approaching, and many families plan to head to Disney. Listen to Nikki Hendrix and her father, Manny Oliverez (Episode 52), talk about everything Disney. Their tips will help your family make the most of your Disney vacation. Let the Magic Begin!
Ivy Butler loves to snap photographs. He’s done so since his children were little, and he is continuing that tradition with his grandchildren. You can view those images on his Instagram site @thegrandfatherdiary. He and his wife were foster parents to numerous children and adopted the last five, which makes him and his wife the parents of seven children and the grandparents of 13.
The Butler Family is of mixed race and experiences challenges many grandparents face: lack of contact with children and grandchildren, long-distance grandparenting, and grandchildren living with grandparents.
Ivy cherishes his family and enjoys the times with them life affords. Part of his handling life’s challenges so graciously comes through being a certified life coach. He says neuroscience has proven one can rewire his or her brain and change one’s life with new input. Listen to his joy of being a grandfather, the impact Earl Nightingale had on his life, and Ivy’s mission to help others learn the value of positive self-talk and the necessity of positive talk with children.
Episode 57 of the Adventures with Grammy podcase is an edited version of Episode 8 that features Kaitlyn Jain, author of Passports and Pacifiers Traveling the World One Tantrum at a Time.
I am putting that interview on replay because I am caring for four of my grandchildren while their parents are away. I chose playing with my grandchildren instead of creating a new episode. This interview was popular last year, and I think new listeners will like it, too.
Before we listen to my interview with Kaitlyn, I have three important announcements. All links are in the show notes.
I interviewed Manny Oliverez, the author of 100 Things I love about Grandpa on Episode 52. We will be giving a copy of his book to one of the Adventures with Grammy newsletter subscribers when he and his daughter are guests on an upcoming podcast. You may recall that Manny is a HUGE Disney fan and regularly vacations there with his family. His daughter owns a Disney concierge travel service; they will be here in time for spring vacation to give us tips on how to best navigate the Florida theme park.
Kaitlyn Jain says of her book, “Welcome to the true story of two crazy parents traveling with four small children…on a budget. Part memoir, part guide, this travelogue serves as an inspiration to new and seasoned parents alike. Starting with two bumbling parents taking their Never-Sleep infant to Italy and ending with an adventure across Scandinavia, Passports and Pacifiers follows a naïve, baby-wearing family on eight memorable, and nap-centered trips.”