Category Archives: Gorgeous Grandma Day

Episode 40. Celebrating Grandparents with author Ann Richardson



Ann Richardson is a grandmother of two boys, the mother of a son and a daughter, and the author of Celebrating Grandmothers: Grandmothers talk about their lives.

This heartwarming book looks at the excitement and challenges 27 women from various cultures experience in their role as grandmothers. How did becoming grandmothers change the texture of their lives? How do they now view themselves? How did they feel when they held their grandchildren for the first time? The poignant stories will make you smile and tug at your heartstrings.

Although about grandmothers, the book is not exclusively for them. It would make a great gift for a new member of the Grandmothers’ Club and for anyone interested in the importance of nurturing relationships.

CELEBRATING GRANDMOTHERS: Grandmothers talk about their lives
Copyright @2017 Ann Richardson
All rights reserved
Second Edition
Glenmore Press 2017
London, England

ISBN: 978-1549654787

https://amzn.to/3oCzfEH

ar@annrichardson.co.uk
Twitter: @CelebratingGran
FB: @CelebrateGran

Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin
Ashley Montagu, The Late Ashley Montagu
Harper & Row, 1978 – Body language – 384 pages

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Touching/XU7Z_aqCYggC?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=inauthor:%22Ashley+Montagu%22&printsec=frontcover

A groundbreaking achievement when it was first published in 1971, this moving and absorbing examination of the importance of tactile interaction-touching-on all facets of human development is now brought thoroughly up to date in light of research since 1978. Dr. Montagu here devotes special attention to the relation of the skin and touching to mental and physical health; the discovery of the immunological functions of the skin; the importance of touching, especially for older people; a demonstration of the harmfulness of newfangled methods of dealing with the newborn; gender differences; new experimental studies on the deprivation effect; the relation between touching and imaging; and the uses of touching in psychotherapeutic situations.


Episode 36. “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa”



Episode 36. A Song for Grandma and Grandpa by Johnny Prill

https://www.nationalgrandparentsday.com/

https://www.facebook.com/nationalgrandparentsday

https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnnyPrill

A Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter in the folk-polka tradition, Johnny Prill has received numerous accolades for both his music and his volunteerism, which began when he was 12 years old performing with his accordion at local nursing homes.

Except for the impact of COVID-19, Johnny Prill and his family have performed monthly at the Cortney Manor Nursing Home since 1986. Each year they host an annual Christmas Eve show that features four generations of the Prill family and a special Grandparents Day Celebration for the community.

In addition to the Health Care Association of Michigan’s presentation of its “Volunteer of The Year Award,” he has received shout-outs from former Jeopardy Host, the late Alex Trebek; U.S. Olympian Misty May-Treanor; American actresses and comedians Betty White and the late Phyllis Diller; American folk singer the late Pete Seeger; country singers the late Charlie Daniels and Barbara Mandrell; and Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell.

Elected officials on the local, state, and federal levels also have honored Johnny Prill for his volunteer work to honor senior citizens and veterans.

In 1982, he wrote “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa” to honor his grandparents. It has become the official song for National Grandparents Day, which is celebrated in the United States the first Sunday after Labor Day.

I extend a heart-felt welcome to this incredible musician.

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I had hoped to present my interview with Johnny Prill as a bonus episode on Grandparents Day along with announcing the winners of the Adventures with Grammy Essay Contest to celebrate both Gorgeous Grandma Day, which we celebrate every July 23, and National Grandparents Day, which will celebrate this year September 12. However, a bit of a snafu prevented the contest from happening this year. Watch for it in 2022.

Because Johnny Prill gave us permission to play “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa” on the podcast, I present it now to honor and celebrate grandparents near and far.

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Adventures with Grammy has partnered with creatives around the world to introduce you to amazing children’s literature, activities, and adventures. I am thrilled to introduce you to people who are as passionate about their children and grandchildren as I am about mine. I met most of these lovely people through hosting my podcast; others I know from other associations. The bottom line is each of these connections offers something of value to families, so head to the Adventures with Grammy Network and explore!

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Episode 33. Curly Crew Books Highlight Kids of Color



Episode 33. Curly Crew Books August 18, 2021
Guests: Markita Staples-Green

Markita Staples-Green is the creator of Curly Crew Books – picture books that feature kids of color with curly hair, braids, and colorful beads.

The mother of two young daughters, Markita is passionate about helping babies and young children identify with diverse characters and discover the joy of reading at a young age.

Before embarking on her writing and publishing career, Markita worked in procurement, supply chain management, and marketing for several large corporations, including Ford Motor Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, United Airlines, and Adobe. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

To learn more about the books, visit

https://www.curlycrewbooks.com/

https://www.instagram.com/curlycrewbooks/

https://www.facebook.com/curlycrewbooks/

Amazon.com

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Episode 32. Geocaching: A modern day treasure hunt



Travel approximately 5 miles due east from where I live and you will discover the Chesapeake Bay with its many inlets and tributaries – just the sort of waterway pirates in the 17th and 18th centuries navigated with the intent of discovering (pilfering) and burying treasures.

Fast forward to today. Those of us who live near the Bay no longer fear pirates, but we still navigate the area discovering and burying treasures legally. We’re playing a game today’s guest describes as “hunting for Tupperware in the woods.” It’s geocaching.

Amie Tilk, the host of Geocache Adventures, will give us insight as to the game’s origins, it’s worldwide popularity, and why it’s a good activity for grandparents and grandchildren.

Welcome, Amie. Please tell us a bit about you and why you enjoy geocaching.

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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You will receive a micro-book that provides directions for a super fun activity to do with your children and grandchildren!

Please sign up for my monthly newsletter, which is for grandparents who want to make a positive difference in their grandchildren’s lives, and for parents who want to ensure that special grandparent bond between their parents and their children. Articles will give you exclusive content I will not share on social media and a heads-up about events, products, and books I think you will find interesting.

Adventures with Grammy Podcast

Do you want to be a guest or know someone who would be an awesome guest? Let us know!

Personalized Teddy Bears

To buy the personalized stuffed bears, visit etsy.com/shop/adventureswithgrammy

Adventures with Grammy Network

Adventures with Grammy has partnered with creatives around the world to introduce you to amazing children’s literature, activities and adventures. I am thrilled to introduce you to people who are as passionate about their children and grandchildren as I am about mine. I met most of these lovely people through hosting my podcast; others I know from other associations. The bottom line is each of these connections offers something of value to families, so head to the Adventures with Grammy Network and explore!

Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/grammyadventure

https://instagram.com/grammyadventure

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtr9e59lIBxSeHJk52jJB3Q

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Music:

https://audiojungle.net/user/play_m

Let me know your thoughts about the podcast: send a Tweet to @grammyadventure or an e-mail to carolyn@adventureswithgrammy.com!

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Episode 31. Are you Ga Ga over your grandchildren? Join the GaGa Sisterhood!



GaGa Sisterhood

Today’s guest is Donne Davis. Ever since she became a grandma she’s been on a mission to connect with other grandmas and explore what it means to be a modern grandma. “We’re in a new era of grandmotherhood,” she says. “We have more time, technology, and talent. My mission is to inspire grandmas to tap into all these resources so we’ll keep growing along with our grandchildren and children and stay connected with them.”

She founded the GaGa Sisterhood 18 years ago as a social network for enthusiastic, creative, caring women who indulge in the joy of being grandmothers. Members meet during Zoom meetings and learn from guest speakers and stay connected through blog posts, social media and email newsletters.

She is the author of When Being a Grandma Isn’t So Grand: 4 Keys to L.O.V.E. Your Grandchild’s Parents

Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/GaGaSisterhood

https://twitter.com/GaGaSisterhood

https://www.pinterest.com/gagasisterhood

https://www.instagram.com/gaga_sisterhood/

Items referenced during the interview:

Moby Wrap

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

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Adventures with Grammy Essay Contest!

Back to school is a few weeks away, why not help get your grandkids used to writing the dreaded essay by having them enter the Adventures with Grammy Essay Contest?

We all know grandparents rock … we need to know why your grandchildren think YOU rock! Have them tell us in a short essay – no more than 250 words – completing this thought: My Grand is grand because ….

Children ages 5 to 16 must submit their essays by 11 p.m. Friday, August 13 — we extended the deadline!

They can win prizes, read their essays in a free downloadable PDF and listen to the winning essays on a bonus episode of the Adventures with Grammy Podcast Sept. 12, 2021, which is Grandparents Day!

To learn more, visit adventureswithgrammy.com/podcast/contest.html
Please note: All children are eligible to win prizes, including those whose parents and grandparents have been guests on the podcast!

Adventures with Grammy Newsletter

To sign up, visit https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/7ZleyB4

You will receive a micro-book that provides directions for a super fun activity to do with your children and grandchildren!

Please sign up for my monthly newsletter, which is for grandparents who want to make a positive difference in their grandchildren’s lives, and for parents who want to ensure that special grandparent bond between their parents and their children. Articles will give you exclusive content I will not share on social media and a heads-up about events, products, and books I think you will find interesting.

Adventures with Grammy Podcast

Do you want to be a guest or know someone who would be an awesome guest? Let us know!

Personalized Teddy Bears

To buy the personalized stuffed bears, visit etsy.com/shop/adventureswithgrammy

Adventures with Grammy Network

Adventures with Grammy has partnered with creatives around the world to introduce you to amazing children’s literature, activities and adventures. I am thrilled to introduce you to people who are as passionate about their children and grandchildren as I am about mine. I met most of these lovely people through hosting my podcast; others I know from other associations. The bottom line is each of these connections offers something of value to families, so head to the Adventures with Grammy Network and explore!

Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/grammyadventure

https://instagram.com/grammyadventure

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtr9e59lIBxSeHJk52jJB3Q

https://linkedin.com/in/adventureswithgrammy

https://twitter.com/grammyadventure

Music:

https://audiojungle.net/user/play_m

Let me know your thoughts about the podcast: send a Tweet to @grammyadventure or an e-mail to carolyn@adventureswithgrammy.com!

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Episode 30. An innovative nonprofit highlights the need for intergenerational interactions: Seniors4Seniors



Episode 30. Seniors 4 Seniors July 29, 2021
Guests: Eric Ross Peterson and Dr. Jason Powell

Eric Ross Peterson is the CEO and founder of Seniors4Seniors, a nonprofit non-profit organization based in Colorado that connects high school and senior citizens with the goal of helping each party learn from and mentor each other.

His biography says, “As a caregiver in a senior community, I was made aware of the challenges which the senior residents I cared for were facing daily. In doing so I also became aware that our youth, especially those in their high school years, were also having these same challenges which are isolation, loneliness, and depression. I decided to [act], which brought me to the development of Seniors4Seniors, a program which brings together the older adults and youth in our communities, enabling enriching, real human connections. This program establishes connections between these individuals with shared interests, with a focus on career aspirations of the youth that correspond to career backgrounds of the older adults. This is a unique approach has truly enabled relationships that are truly touching the human heart and mind.

https://www.seniors4seniors.org/
givingback@seniors4seniors.org
https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-peterson-814965b5/

(855) 945-0747

Professor Jason Powell, PhD, FCMI, AoU is the provost of the Manchester Institute of Learning and Excellence. He has held leadership positions and served as a visiting professor at universities internationally, including Harvard Medical School.

He is the author of 79 academic books and more than 500 refereed journals articles about aging, health, and social care in health care settings. He has served as editor for numerous publications and served on the editorial boards of more than 100. His research credentials are impeccable. In addition to holding numerous earned and honorary titles, he also is a Honorary Distinguished Fellow for Seniors4Seniors.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/professor-jason-powell-phd-frsa-fhea-frsph-fcmi-62493012/

jasonpwll3@gmail.com
Twitter: @DrJayPow

Adventures with Grammy Essay Contest!
Back to school is a few weeks away, why not help get your grandkids used to writing the dreaded essay by having them enter the Adventures with Grammy Essay Contest?

We all know grandparents rock … we need to know why your grandchildren think YOU rock! Have them tell us in a short essay – no more than 250 words – completing this thought: My Grand is grand because ….
Children ages 5 to 16 must submit their essays by 11:59 p.m. Friday, August 6.

They can win prizes, read their essays in a free downloadable PDF and listen to the winning essays on a bonus episode of the Adventures with Grammy Podcast Sept. 12, 2021, which is Grandparents Day!

To learn more, visit adventureswithgrammy.com/podcast/contest.html
Please note: All children are eligible to win prizes, including those whose parents and grandparents have been guests on the podcast!

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To learn more about the Adventures with Grammy podcast, or to be a guest, visit adventureswithgrammy.com/podcast

Please sign up for my monthly newsletter, which is for grandparents who want to make a positive difference in their grandchildren’s lives, and for parents who want to ensure that special grandparent bond between their parents and their children. Articles will give you exclusive content I will not share on social media and a heads-up about events, products, and books I think you will find interesting.

To sign up, visit https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/7ZleyB4

You will receive a micro-book that provides directions for a super fun activity to do with your children and grandchildren!

To learn more about the books, visit adventureswithgrammy.com

To buy the personalized stuffed bears, visit etsy.com/shop/adventureswithgrammy

#grammyadventure

#adventureswithgrammy

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Music:

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Let me know your thoughts about the podcast: send a Tweet to @grammyadventure or an e-mail to carolyn@adventureswithgrammy.com!


Episode 29. Nana Jill shares tips for hosting a successful Cousins Camp and strategies for talking with teen and tween grandchildren



My guest this week is Jill Bowler, also known as Nana Jill. She has a blog and a newsletter titled Adventures in NanaLand brimming with all things necessary to help grandparents be the best grandparents they can be.

Before we listen to my conversation with Nana Jill, I want to remind you that the Adventures with Grammy Essay Contest will launch Friday, July 23, which is Gorgeous Grandma Day. The essay contest is a way for children ages 5 to 16 to honor their grands in 250 words or less by completing the statement: “My Grand___________ is grand because_______________________.”

To learn more, visit adventureswithgrammy.com/podcast/contest.html.

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Adventures in NanaLand

Home-Adventures in NanaLand


https://adventuresinnanaland.com/category/grandma-camp/

Grand Adventure Store Main

https://www.pinterest.com/adventuresinnanaland/_created/

https://www.facebook.com/NanaLandAdventures
https://www.instagram.com/adventuresinnanaland/
Twitter: @nanaadventures

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To learn more about the Adventures with Grammy podcast, or to be a guest, visit adventureswithgrammy.com/podcast

Please sign up for my monthly newsletter, which is for grandparents who want to make a positive difference in their grandchildren’s lives, and for parents who want to ensure that special grandparent bond between their parents and their children. Articles will give you exclusive content I will not share on social media and a heads-up about events, products, and books I think you will find interesting.

To sign up, visit https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/7ZleyB4

You will receive a micro-book that provides directions for a super fun activity to do with your children and grandchildren!

To learn more about the books, visit adventureswithgrammy.com

To buy the personalized stuffed bears, visit etsy.com/shop/adventureswithgrammy

#grammyadventure

#adventureswithgrammy

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtr9e59lIBxSeHJk52jJB3Q

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Twitter: @grammyadventure

Music:

https://audiojungle.net/user/play_m

Let me know your thoughts about the podcast: send a Tweet to @grammyadventure or an e-mail to carolyn@adventureswithgrammy.com!