Saturday, January 20, 2018

I Have a Winner!

I'm happy to say Mary Beth Dawson is the winner of Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe - you'll find my full review at this link

Thank you Mary Beth for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email me at lyndagcj@gmail.com so I can have it sent to you) and thank you Sterling Children's Books for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away.

Invest in Your Relationship - It Matters!

Building a strong, loving and close relationship with your grandchildren matters. It helps them as children so they grow with a sense of security and value and, as studies show, it helps them as adults so they are healthier emotionally. Take time today to invest in your relationship with your grandchildren - it is something you are able to do which truly matters for them throughout their lives - and for you! 

(This post is from the Grandmas with Heart facebook page - please check it out and like, follow and share with the people you know.)

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Trust & An Old, Dry Brown Leaf

I originally wrote this post last year for the Legacy

Coalition, but thought you would enjoy seeing it today. 

What is trust? Well, dictionary.com defines it as a; "firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone or something" I want my grandchildren to know they are absolutely able to trust me, but more importantly, I want them to know they are absolutely able to trust God. Since my grandchildren are young, one way they learn to trust God is by learning they are able to trust me.

So, what does trusting look like to these three sweet rascally boys who God has gifted to my life? Well, at times it looks like twinkly blue eyes, a big smile and an old, dry brown leaf. Let me explain.

Friday, January 19, 2018

just for fun - It is National Popcorn Day! Hooray!

Okay, what could be more fun - or tasty - than celebrating  popcorn with it's own "National Day"?! Well, today is truly National Popcorn Day, so get ready to pop your favorite type - white, homestyle, red, black, kettle or drenched in butter - and celebrate!

But, before you start popping, check out the history of both popcorn and it's own special day, which I found at DaysoftheYear.com . . . 

Follow God's Example & Well-Love Your Grandchildren

God gives us the best example to follow when it comes to loving our grandchildren! He wants to spend time with us; when we do this with our grandchildren, we are giving them a tangible view of how God loves them. Love them like God loves us and we will end up well loving our grandchildren.

(This post is from the Grandmas with Heart facebook page - please check it out and like, follow and share with the people you know.)

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Please Join My Launch Team!

Are you willing to read my book - It is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren? Are you willing to help spread the word?
If so, please join my Launch Team! Comment below if you would like to be part of my Launch Team for It is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren!

grandma's cookbook - Cinnamon Fluffy Biscuits

A few years ago, I shared with you how I always had struggled to make perfect, fluffy biscuits. I said, "My biscuits always turned out resembling rocks more than anything you actually wanted to eat!" This was the truth, but then I found a recipe for making perfect, fluffy, delicious biscuits! You'll find the full post - with the recipe at this link.

Have Fun & Let Them Know What Matters the Most!

Definitely have fun with your grandchildren! Laugh . . . a lot! Some of the things I do with my grandsons - which often brings lots of laughs are - playing games, making up stories together, special things like Candy Cane Hunts, science projects and (if we get enough snow which stays long enough this year) making snowmen . . . or snow-ducks-of-doom or snow octopus!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

grandma's Valentine's Challenge - Speak Love to the Ones We Love

Valentine's Day is just four weeks from today; which makes today the perfect day to begin my "grandma's Valentine's Challenge". What is my  "grandma's Valentine's Challenge", you ask? Well, since one of a grandma's (and grandpa's) primary "responsibilities" is to give unconditional love to our grandchildren and since we know studies show the way a grandparent sees their grandchild is often the way the grandchild will end up seeing themselves; I want to take four weeks, one month, to focus upon speaking and showing love to my grandsons and invite you to join me in doing the same with the children you love as well.

Studies repeatedly show if adults use negative, angry words with children it often results in children becoming angry and exhibiting behavior problems. However; if adults use kind and positive words with children - especially when they are acting out - children learn to make wise choices and see themselves in a positive way.

Know God Does the Work!

As grandmas we pray for our grandchildren. We pray regularly and we do share our faith, but the work is done by God. He is the One who made our grandchildren - and He loves them even more than we do. So pray. Pray some more, but know you are able to rest in trusting God to answer, because He does not fall asleep on the job!

(This post is from the Grandmas with Heart facebook page - please check it out and like, follow and share with the people you know.)

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