GRAND Social No. 366 link party for grandparents

GRAND Social No. 366 link party for grandparents

Welcome to this week’s GRAND Social link party.

As today is Veterans Day, I’d like to first express my heartfelt gratitude and appreciate for all veterans past and present — as well as their families — for the sacrifices they’ve made, the hardships they’ve endured in their valiant efforts to …

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Message from Mom plus GRAND Social No. 365 link party for grandparents

Message from Mom plus GRAND Social No. 365 link party for grandparents

Message from Mom

Despite my penchant for getting rid of things when Jim and I moved to a smaller home last summer, I must admit to a semi-hoarder habit of holding on to things when it comes to my iPhone. Though I delete email from my phone regularly since it all comes through on my computer too, I do have on my phone old text messages and voicemails. Many from a year ago and more.

Today I’m especially appreciative of my semi-hoarder status when it comes to such things.

Today marks one year since my …

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Sharing scary stories! Plus, GRAND Social No. 364 link party for grandparents

Sharing scary stories! Plus, GRAND Social No. 364 link party for grandparents

Sharing scary stories!

I’ve been blogging for more than 10 years now and have seen a lot of changes in what works and what doesn’t for the medium. One thing I’ve noticed lately, perhaps you have too, is that it seems like more content is being shared beyond blogs than on the actual blogs. Meaning, social media channels have become the primary place for posting, blogs secondary. Which is the opposite of the earlier days of blogging…

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GRAND Social No. 364 link party for grandparents

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Birthday celebration! Plus GRAND Social No. 362 link party for grandparents

Birthday celebration! Plus GRAND Social No. 362 link party for grandparents

Birthday celebration!

Guess who had a first birthday celebration on Sunday! Well, if you guessed Benjamin, you would be 100 percent correct.

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GRAND Social No. 362 link party for grandparents

Today we celebrate grandparent bloggers … by sharing and reading links in yet another GRAND Social link party! Yay, you! Thank you for participating!

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A grand goose egg and GRAND Social No. 361 link party for grandparents

A grand goose egg and GRAND Social No. 361 link party for grandparents

A grand goose egg

Bumps, bangs, and boo-boos are part and parcel of the toddler stage as newbie walkers get their land legs. I get that.

Goose eggs are entirely different story as far as I’m concerned, though. Yet every. single. one of my grandsons got big ones at one point or another. Benjamin’s point came Saturday when he bonked his noggin …

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GRAND Social No. 360 link party for grandparents

GRAND Social No. 360 link party for grandparents

Welcome!

Thank you for visiting for this week’s GRAND Social!

As I’m writing this in advance — and setting to publish right about the time I’m hopping aboard a flight home from my weekend in the desert with my grandsons — I’ll just get right to it!

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Grand twins and the GRAND Social No. 359 link party for grandparents

Grand twins and the GRAND Social No. 359 link party for grandparents

Grand twins

No, one of my daughters hasn’t recently surprise me with twin grandkiddos. I do, though, have grand twins of another sort: a grand niece and a grand nephew.

And yesterday Jim and I attended their very first birthday celebration.

Here, my grand niece and grand nephew — kiddos of my …

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Brokenness, plus GRAND Social No. 357 link party for grandparents

Brokenness, plus GRAND Social No. 357 link party for grandparents

Brokenness

Social media certainly gets its share of criticism and complaints — often rightfully so — yet there’s certainly some good stuff to be mined there, as well. Little inspirational nuggets that hit home, hit the heart.

For instance, this nugget I recently saw on Facebook that resonated, considering my …

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