• Do your grandchildren live close or far away? Do you have regular contact with them or only on holidays? Regardless of how often you see them, in the...
    Little Visits with God and Gra...
    By Cheri Fuller
    June 19th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • I am blessed with an abundance of boys. Three sons, 4.5 grandsons (one due in September). Lots of testosterone that can test any mama’s patience, ev...
    You’ll Always Be His Mama
    By Deb DeArmond
    June 19th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • 
. . . Have you watched as deer are born in the wild? Do you know how many months they carry their young? Are you aware of the time of their deliver...
    First, Do No Harm
    By Karen Jordan
    June 19th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • Grandparents are a vital link between generations . . . your prayers, encouragement and unconditional love are vital to their future whether you live ...
    Connecting Heart to Heart Thro...
    By Cheri Fuller
    June 26th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • I remember the time when Christmas was over as we picked up the wrapping paper that had covered the presents we’d so carefully chosen for each of ou...
    The Best Gift We Can Give Our ...
    By Cheri Fuller
    July 10th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.  (James 1:9 NLT). I glanced up...
    Watch Your Words: Lessons in L...
    By Karen Jordan
    July 10th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • Since we have six grandchildren, I’ve found it helpful to designate specific days of the week for each grandchild so I can focus on praying specific...
    Calendar Prayers
    By Cheri Fuller
    July 17th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • I once met a California grandma who didn’t get to see her two Michigan grandkids as much as she’d like because of the distance found a terrific wa...
    Connecting with Grandkids Thro...
    By Cheri Fuller
    July 24th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • July 1969 was an historic month. But not because of what was happening on Earth. That’s when history was being made approximately 230,000 miles awa...
    Remember When the First Man Wa...
    By Mary May Larmoyeux
    July 31st, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • This year, Pops and I started something new with the grandkids—spending individual time with each grand, either a weekend or an entire day.Last Frid...
    Sharing a Favorite Family Reci...
    By Mary May Larmoyeux
    October 29th, 2015

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • Summer is nearly over, still time for one of kids’ favorite activities: playing with water guns. This is a super inexpensive activity when your gran...
    Water Gun Fun
    By Cheri Fuller
    August 14th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • How long does it take to weave words together into a family treasure?Sometimes, not as long as we think.My friend Delores and I are both in a local wr...
    What Dad Didn’t Say
    By Mary May Larmoyeux
    November 05th, 2015

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • Almost everyone likes a surprise—if it’s a good one—and grandchildren are no exception. Not all of us have grandsons and granddaughters in a 10-...
    Love Across the Miles
    By Cheri Fuller
    August 21st, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • Some of our grandkids recently moved out of state. Of course, we miss them greatly!Yes, long-distance grandparenting is easier in today’s electronic...
    Ideas for Long-Distance Grandp...
    By Mary May Larmoyeux
    November 12th, 2015

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • Last night, two of our grandsons and their parents were over for dinner. After they finished their taco salad and nachos, Luke said, “Nandy, let’...
    The Great Game, That Ping Pong
    By Cheri Fuller
    August 28th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • Now is a great time to make some special bookmarks for the school-age kids and grandkids. And we could have fun making them together! For long-distan...
    Bookmark Fun!
    By Mary May Larmoyeux
    November 19th, 2015

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • During their growing-up years, children have so many things to learn—from manners to morals, making beds to getting along with siblings and friends,...
    Encouraging Words for Grandkid...
    By Cheri Fuller
    September 04th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • The beginning of school can be filled with pressures for not only parents and teachers, but also kids. A friend’s five-year-old asked her mom before...
    The Pressures of School
    By Mary May Larmoyeux
    September 04th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • Whether it’s spending the night at the grandparents’ house, camping out in a tent in your backyard, or bunking in a hotel together, the fun begins...
    Grand Sleepovers
    By Cheri Fuller
    September 11th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • My husband, Jim, and I have been married for almost four decades, and we’ll soon have our seventh grandchild! One of our young grandsons recently as...
    History Does Not Look Like His...
    By Mary May Larmoyeux
    September 11th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • Are you going to be spending a few days with your grandchildren this summer, either at your home, their house, or on a trip? A terrific activity you ...
    Scrapbooking with Grandkids
    By Cheri Fuller
    September 18th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • Have you heard about Tricky Treasure Hunts? Well, I hadn’t . . . until I read about them years ago in Family Fun magazine. In the magazine, Paul an...
    Treasure Hunts, Anyone?
    By Mary May Larmoyeux
    December 10th, 2015

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • Expect resistance, but pray for miracles! —Corrie ten Boom When I was writing the book, When Mothers Pray: Bringing Power and Blessing to Your Chi...
    The Power of a Grandparent's Pr...
    By Cheri Fuller
    September 25th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • If you’re like me, you look for fun things to do with your grandchildren that don’t cost an arm and a leg. Have you thought about bowling? Recen...
    Go Bowling with Your Grandkids...
    By Cheri Fuller
    October 09th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • Have you ever made paper dolls with your grandkids? When I was a little girl, one of my favorite things to do was play with paper dolls at my grandmo...
    Remember Paper Dolls?
    By Mary May Larmoyeux
    January 07th, 2016

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • I was asked to share a bit more about how to relate to and connect with grandchildren of different ages who are a different generation than ours.As a...
    Connecting on Your Grandkids...
    By Cheri Fuller
    October 16th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • A fun thing that Pops and I have done with our grands is to take them on a donut date—right to the donut “factory” itself.We used to live near a...
    Time for a Donut Date?
    By Mary May Larmoyeux
    January 14th, 2016

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • When each of my grandchildren turn double-digits, or 10 years old, I take them on a trip—just the two of us. A grandma shared this idea with me a n...
    The Double-Digit Trip
    By Cheri Fuller
    October 23rd, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • Whether it’s too hot, too cold, or just right outside, it’s always time for an indoor picnic . . . especially if you live in the city. Just fill a...
    How About an Indoor Picnic?
    By Mary May Larmoyeux
    January 21st, 2016

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • Blessing children is part of a long-standing, rich biblical heritage.Children all over our country have headed back to school and face a year of many ...
    Back to School: Blessing Your ...
    By Cheri Fuller
    October 30th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • The years flowed swiftly by, as years have a way of doing. I married Connie, the golden-haired love of my life; over time, we were blessed with two ...
    A Challenge to Learn the World
    By Joe Wheeler
    October 30th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • After a long, hot summer, I’m sure looking forward to cooler days, colorful autumn leaves, and eating pumpkin pie cake—one of our family’s favor...
    A Recipe for Pumpkin Pie Cake
    By Mary May Larmoyeux
    October 30th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • There’s a great way to ignite children’s interest in learning. Having taught children from early elementary to high school and college, I call thi...
    A Great Way to Motivate Grandk...
    By Cheri Fuller
    November 06th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • Continuing my blog from last week, if my grandson Taylor didn’t master the geography of the entire world before his 13th birthday, he’d forfeit ...
    Taylor Gets Closer to Seeing t...
    By Joe Wheeler
    November 06th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • As a friend and I ate lunch together, we talked about passing down family stories. She referred to a passage in Psalms 78 that tells about the impo...
    Sharing Family Stories
    By Mary May Larmoyeux
    December 03rd, 2015

    Grand Parenting Near and Far
  • When my grandson and I were driving along in Edmond, Oklahoma, one time, I heard sirens and saw an ambulance pull into the YMCA. I didn’t know who...
    Praying With Your Grandchildre...
    By Cheri Fuller
    November 13th, 2014

    Grand Parenting Near and Far