More Peekaboo Pals Board Books: Sweet E Approved!

Remember the Peekaboo Pals A to Z book that Sweet E was/is crazy about? Turns out there are two more in the series. SQUEEE! If you’ve jumped ahead and are thinking Sweet E now has them in his collection, you’d be right. As soon as I realized he had the one, but not the others, […]

A Candy-Free Lego Advent Calendar That Kids Love!

Our Advent calendar was a big tradition when Boy was younger (sweets, Hot Wheels, Legos and coins found their way into the pockets of the calendar) and I love the idea of passing along the fun to Sweet E. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the […]

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: Step Up When Someone Falls, Even If They Don’t or Won’t

Dear Sweet E, so many of my words to you deal with the hard edges of life: overcoming rejection, accepting that we are all needy and broken, understanding that you are not your failures, losses or tragedies. These words will be no different. It’s not that I want us to sit with what makes us […]

What I’ve Learned: Two Years Later

Those of you who joined this site in the beginning days will recall that I had my worries about being a Grandmama, Nana, Nonnie, Mimi…Choochie!  Just over two years have passed since those pre-Sweet E butterflies and, baby, I’m all in. You can read about all that I’ve learned HERE, HERE and HERE. I’ve taken […]

Ask OMT! #3: Do Grandparents Get Jealous of the Other Grandparents?

Do Grandparents Get Jealous of the Other Grandparents? Well, that’s some question, isn’t it.  To tell you the truth, it makes me a little uncomfortable, simply because the short answer is yes.  YES!  YES, WE DO! Let’s delve deeper, shall we? The question, from a loving grandmama, who is happy to share, yet found herself […]

Ask OMT! #2 Should Grandparents Speak Up?

You liked it, you really liked it…the inaugural ASK OMT!, that is! Onward to the second in the series. Here’s what I promise: * I’ll answer as honestly as I can. * I won’t sugarcoat or bs my way through the answers. * I’ll offer this caveat: Once some things are seen, they can’t be […]

What I’ve Learned: 19 Months Later

19 months ago our lives changed when Sweet E entered the world on a stormy February day.  Fat Tuesday lived up to the celebration that year and it’s been a lesson in grandparenty love ever since. I’ve kept tabs on what I’ve learned HERE, HERE, and HERE, but each new day is a surprisingly delightful […]

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