Archive | January, 2015

Grannys Purse

My Granny’s Purse

A fellow grandmother gave me an amusing gift for Christmas this year. Shaped like an old fashioned handbag and held together with an elastic bungee cord laced through each of the content pages, it is actually a book, with a catchy plot that made both my granddaughter and her mother laugh when I first read […]

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Picking Berries Cropped

Grandparenting: The Unexpected Joy

My first grandchild will turn four in two weeks, and that upcoming event has caused me to review the time that we have spent growing together, child and grandma.  But this weekend I also found myself reviewing something else entirely, the growth in my own daughter that has taken place during these four years. When […]

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Flipping Tortillas at UCSC Life Lab

Before Christmas, I was invited to visit the UC Santa Cruz Life Lab during a children’s field trip. It had been raining the day before, but as I drove up the hill through the main University entrance I had my window open and I inhaled deeply of the sweet moist air.  After a couple of […]

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