How Many Coins Fit in A Ziploc® Bag?
Marker, U.S. National Geodetic Survey marker embedded in a large rock in front of the Noroton Fire Department, Darien (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A benchmark is a small part of a whole used to help estimate the whole or a standard by which other things are judged. …
How Do You Eat Corn?
First page of Constitution of the United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This activity is perfect for Thanksgiving, when you are likely to have a lot of people in the house.
Pens, pencils or crayons
Think of fun questions you want to ask people, like at a family gathering, over dinner
Think of likely answers to those questions.
Herbs For Health: Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)
When you think of Nettle you do doubt think of the painful sting you get when you touch it’s leaves. Ouch!
Nettles sting rash
Nettle grows wild throughout the United States and Canada. It grows well even if you are trying to get rid of it.…
Herbs For Health: Evening Primrose Oil
Latin name - Oenothera biennis
Historically this plant was used by many Native Americans in preparations to treat bruises and wounds. Per The Complete Herbal website: “In England, during the 17th century, this herb was called the “King’s cure-all” by herbalists, and it was considered a panacea for treating most ailments.”
Today it is used in many beauty products because it is so good for your skin. …
Author Interview: Joni Parker
What is the title or working title of your current book?
My latest release is “Blood Mission.” It’s an epic fantasy and the third book in the Seaward Isle Saga.
Please provide us with a brief synopsis of your book. …
Today’s author interview features Jade Kerrion who’s here to talk about how she got into writing and her latest novel, Perfection Challenged.
1. Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I started writing at the age of thirteen when my school essays were returned to me with a bunch of “A”s scrawled over the top.…
Verizon Provides Early Christmas For Guests
**Disclosure: I received six months of service along with several Verizon products to try in exchange for my honest opinions
As participants in the Verizon Boomer Voices program we, Karen Austin & I, hosted 2 house parties.…
Samsung Galaxy Note 3: First Impressions
** I received this device and 6 months of service in exchange for my honest opinions. Thank you Verizon!
As a member of the Verizon Boomer Voices group I first received the Droid Razr Maxx HD.…
CollageIt 3 Pro For Mac: App Review
PearlMountain Technology is offering this app for FREE from the App Store through 10/31. If you own a Mac and you like making collages, you will want to grab this app. Let me clarify… If you would like to make some great artsy creations, this is an app for you.…
Hot: Photo Transfer App
*Disclaimer: I received my Droid Razr Maxx HD along with six months of service from Verizon in exchange for my honest opinions.
I was an Android phone user and then switched to iPhone 5. Why? To make my blogging work easier, specifically working with photos.…
Sneaky Pete’s All Natural Oat Beverage: Product Review
Grandmother Diaries was approached by ‘the baddish group’ to review Sneaky Pete’s All Natural Oat Beverage. I received the product as compensation for this honest review.
Five Flavors & Key factors
Notice the amount of fiber in these drinks – 3 grams!…
Midnight Velvet Sapphire Quilt: Product Review & Giveaway
Disclosure: I received this Sapphire Quilt in exchange for my honest review.
That being said, I also have some exciting news for you! Midnight Velvet and Grandmother Diaries are teaming up to give one lucky reader a $50 Gift Card to use on the Midnight Velvet site so you can purchase your own fabulous Midnight Velvet products!…
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Breast Cancer Survivor: Twenty Years and Counting
Just a quick note today for those of you who may not be aware…
I am thrilled to announce that I had my first post published on Yahoo Voices. It stresses the importance of doing self-examinations and how they saved my life.…
November is a month that marks the birthday of the US Marines – we thank all Veterans for your service, we give thanks as we celebrate Thanksgiving, and we also honor our caregivers as November is Family Caregiver Month. So in honor of all these things I present some links to some delicious recipes, none of them my own.…
What Shape is the Bottom of Your Jar?
Newspaper vendor, Paddington, London, February 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
An assortment of containers with various shapes on the bottom, jars and boxes
Crayons or markers, pencil or pen
Newspaper or brown paper grocery bags, cut open to lie flat
Using the marker or crayon, draw around each of the containers set down on the newspaper or grocery bag
Ask your grandchild to match all the containers to the drawings by setting the container inside the lines
Optional: You and your grandchild take turns closing your eyes and letting the other draw around containers, then open your eyes and match the containers to the lines.