A Family’s Unique Vocabulary: Grandma Bessie Did It

I’ve often felt that there’s something wonderful about families that pepper their conversations with a special vocabulary all their own. Shared experiences create shared memories, often giving rise to a unique, intimate “family language.” Their telegraphic little buzzwords, sayings and mottos sometimes link several generations of treasured family lore. Here are a few that people…

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Grandparenting in the News on WBBM Radio

Regine Schlesinger‘s interview on WBBM Radio aired today. A grandma herself, Schlesinger talked to author Jerry Witkovsky about how grandparents can enter their grandhild’s world. Listen to the story here. Hear author Jerry Witkovsky talk about Grandparenting, how to find out more about what happens at your grandchild’s school. Learn more about the Grandparents Connection…

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Grandparents Day is 9/13. How are you celebrating?

Looking for that special gift for Grandparents who have it all? As part of his book The Grandest Love – Inspiring the Grandparent-Grandchildren Connection local Grandparenting expert Jerry Witkovsky, collected 30 letters from grandchildren of all ages and backgrounds, asking them to share what they had learned from a grandparent. Witkovsky suggests a personal letter…

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No more “After I die…” Introducing The Living Legacy Foundation

A study abroad semester in Spain is one example of a Living Legacy Foundation sponsored project. Stock photo credit The LEAF Project on Flickr. During my many heartfelt discussions with grandparents about their legacies (financial and otherwise), something always nagged at me. Virtually all those discussion began with somebody declaring solemnly, “After I die…” as…

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