Adventures with Grammy

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By: Carolyn Berry

A podcast for grandparents on-the-go with their grandkids! This podcast is for grandparents who want to hold special places in their grandchildren’s hearts.

Episode 15 Grandma Joi Shares Words of Wisdom
#15
Last Thursday at 7:07 AM

Joi Warburton, a grandmother to nine girls and one boy, shares her values and wisdom about parenting and grandparenting. https://www.instagram.com/joiwar/ Links to organizations and books mentioned in the podcast are below: Beatrice’s Goat by Page McBrier Based on a true story, this heartwarming picture book shows how one gift changed the fate of a poor Ugandan family—especially the young girl who wanted to go to school. More than anything, Beatrice longs to be a schoolgirl. But in her small African village, only children who can afford uniforms and books can go to school. Beatrice know...


14. Almost 3 million grandparents in the United States are raising their grandchildren
#14
04/08/2021

Show Notes: Episode 14 looks at the issue of grandparents raising their grandchildren. That list of grandchildren includes former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, comedians Carol Burnett and Jamie Foxx, and musicians Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson and 50 Cent (U.S. Grandparents Are Raising Millions of Kids, and It's Tough | Health News | US News). Across the United States today, grandparents are raising almost 3 million children (U.S. Grandparents Are Raising Millions of Kids, and It's Tough | Health News | US News) With approximately 1/3 of those children relying solely on their grandparents for support (23 Statistics on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren – Father Matters). Only 11% of gr...


13. What do you do when you child is melting down?
#13
04/01/2021

When putting together this episode of the podcast, I reflected on what my late husband and I had said we wanted for our children when they became adults. We wanted them to be happy, healthy, and able to afford the toys they would want to buy. We wanted our sons and our daughter to be confident and kind, and we wanted them to know how to cook, to do their laundry, and to change a flat tire. We were not perfect parents, but as I watch my now adult children, I know we gave them a firm foundation and the...


12a. Visiting Museums with Children
03/29/2021

Episode 12 Show Notes This version adds the omitted introduction voiceover!


12. Visiting Museums around the World with Children
#12
03/25/2021

Episode 12 takes listeners to #museums around the world. The first stop is the #Louvre in Paris where we meet Les Cinq Eiffels, the Five Eiffels. These fanciful characters experience exciting adventures after the Louvre closes for the day and they come to life. Follow the Eiffels around the world as they encounter adventures that teach them about art, history, geography and languages! https://lescinqeiffels.com/ https://www.instagram.com/lescinqeiffels.thefiveeiffels/ https://www.facebook.com/LesCinqEiffels.TheFiveEiffels https://twitter.com/AbruzzoPublish1 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJEYILQwdL0IAHd-JyC15lw? #MomattheMuseum, Mehreen Tanvir, shows us how to turn trips to museums...


Mindfulness, Social-Emotional Development
#11
03/18/2021

Episode 11 discusses two important childhood developmental issues: mindfulness and social emotional learning. I was struck as I edited the podcast that both interviews, Pam Siegel and Leslie Zinberg discussing mindfulness, and Judy Laufer discussing social emotional learning, stressed the need to listen to our children and grandchildren as key to our young ones’ leading confident and resilient lives.Please be sure to share your thoughts with me about these critical areas of child development. Pam Siegel and Leslie Zinberg co-authored the book Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice, 52 ways to mindfully grow and connect with your grandchildren. Pam Siegel MPH, MFT is a...


10, Camping and Hiking with Grandkids
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03/11/2021

This episode of the Adventures with Grammy podcast features two guests talking about their experiences camping and hiking. The conversations include discussions of stargazing, gem mining, waterfalls and sensory learning. The guests are Donna B. McKinney and Peggy Barthel. Donna B. McKinney is the author of more than 16 nonfiction books for kids on topics ranging from science and technology to history to sports. Some of those titles include STEM in Snowboarding; Careers for Tech Girls in Graphic Design; Getting to Know JavaScript; and It’s Great to Be a Fan in North Carolina. Before she wrote for children, she spent ma...


9. Grandparents Day in Schools
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03/04/2021

The ninth episode of the Adventures with Grammy® podcast looks at grandparent programs in public and private schools. This podcast features three segments and six guests. The first segment will discuss how to setup a grandparent program at your grandchild’s high school. The second segment will look at a children’s picture book, “Hip Hip Hooray, It’s Grandparent’s Day.” And the third segment will provide insight into a Grandparents Day program that has been ongoing at a private school since the 1980s. Our first two guests are Jerry Witkovsky and Deanna Shoss. The 93-year-old Witkovsky spent 47 years in profession...


Cousins Camp, Passports and Pacifiers
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02/26/2021

Episode 8 Cousins Camp and Passports and Pacifiers Guests: Jana Hletko and Kaitlyn Jain Jana Hletko and Lynn Busby have written several books to help grandparents enhance their relationships with their children and grandchildren. The books are available from Amazon.com: 1. Cousins Camp 2.0 2. Special Activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren 3. 22 Theme Nights for Grandparents and Grandchildren: How-To Guide for Planning Theme Dinner Parties, Including Decorations, Food, Games/Crafts 4. 100 Plus Things To Do With Your Grandchildren: A How-To Guide For Grandparents, By Grandparents 5. Holidays With Grandchildren: In Person or From a Distance 6. Postcards From Grandma (Illustrated): Including Over 400 Jokes for Grandchildren E-mail: jphletko...


7. Early Career Exploration; Graduate College Debt Free
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02/18/2021

What do you want to be when you grow up? A favorite topic of conversation between adults and youngsters … a question today’s guests encourage you to ask your children and grandchildren, and then discuss the thousands of career options available. This episode of the Adventures with Grammy podcast will focus on the importance of early career exploration and how to graduate from college debt free. My guests are Robin Mitchell, an elementary counselor who works for King George County Public Schools in Virginia, and Denise Thomas, international best-selling author, TEDx speaker, creator of Cracking the Code to Free College, CEO...


6. Life Skills: Autism, Friendship, Sensory Play, Family Travel
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02/11/2021

Literacy According to autismspeaks.org, “Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today. “We know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, most influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges. The ways in which people with autism learn, think and problem-solve can range from...


5. Gratitude, Valentine Activities, Grandparent Groups and Traditions
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02/04/2021

Literacy Research shows that people who are grateful are healthier and happier than those who complain. Natalie Chodniewicz, author of Popcorn Thanks, provides listeners with a sweet children's book that teaches the importance of being grateful. www.popcornthanks.com Adventures Sharlene Habermeyer, author of the book Good Music Brighter Children, writes a weekly blog, Good Parenting Brighter Children, and shares her 40+ years of swimming in the delightful (and sometimes shark-infested) waters of parenthood. She shows parents and grandparents how to 1. teach little ones to love and cherish the discovery of something new, yet difficult; 2. nurture a child's wonder and curiosity; 3...


Queen Vernita, Shifting Gears: 50 Baby Boomers Share Their Retirement Stories
#4
01/29/2021

The award-winning Queen Vernita series finds Queen Vernita of Oceaneer on the road visiting friends around the world. Each book takes her on a year-long journey to meet 12 new friends and learn seven new things each month. Dr. Dawn Menge, author of the Queen Vernita educational series, holds a PhD in curriculum and instruction, a master’s degree and credentials in moderate/severe disabilities, and a bachelor’s degree in human development. Dr. Menge has been teaching severely handicapped students for nineteen years. She has three children and five beautiful grandchildren and lives in Southern California. For more information, visit http...


Queen Vernita: Shifting Gears: 50 Baby Boomers 50 Baby Boomers Share Their Meaningful Journeys in Retirement
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01/28/2021

https://www.drdawnmenge.com/ The award-winning Queen Vernita series finds Queen Vernita of Oceaneer on the road visiting friends around the world. Each book takes her on a year-long journey to meet 12 new friends and learn seven new things each month. Dr. Dawn Menge, author of the Queen Vernita educational series, holds a PhD in curriculum and instruction, a master’s degree and credentials in moderate/severe disabilities, and a bachelor’s degree in human development. Dr. Menge has been teaching severely handicapped students for nineteen years. She has three children and five beautiful grandchildren and lives in Southern California. For...


Over 50 & Fabulous. Brady, the Therapy Dog. Grandmotherly Advice
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01/21/2021

This third episode of the Adventures with Grammy Podcast features three guests: Sharon Yost Rhodes, the guru behind the Facebook group, Over 50 and Fabulous; Kerrie Kleppin-Winn, author of Listen, Different is Good (One Dog’s Journey to Find His Superpower); and Raffaella DeSola, a grandmother on the go with her grandson, who offers us wisdom. Links:Segment 1:https://www.facebook.com/groups/over50andfabulousthymeforyou.netSegment 2:https://www.facebook.com/Brady-the-Therapy-Dog-100823691839542 www.bradythetherapydog.com                                      https://store.bookbaby.com/bookshop/book/index.aspx?bookURL=Listen-Different-is-Goodhttps://fb.watch/2fKbRlS9nm/ Segment 3:@seniorsontherun@caravannycMusic:https://audiojungle.net/user/play_me#adventureswithgrammy#over50&fabulous#seniorsontherun#caravannyc#grandparents#gran


Crabbing with Granddad, Chicken Fat Exercise Kids, Memories of My Grandmother
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01/14/2021

Episode 2 features interviews with author Amy Schisler, Scott Drayer and Celeste Morningside.Segment 1: Amy Schisler writes inspirational women’s fiction for people of all ages. She has published two children’s books, Crabbing with Granddad and The Greatest Gift: A Fairy Tale about Following Your Dreams. She has written numerous novels, including the award-winning Picture Me, Whispering Vines, and the Chincoteague Island Trilogy. A former librarian, she enjoys a busy life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where she leads a women’s Bible study and volunteers in her parish church.The recipient of numerous national literary awards, including the Illumi...


Official_Launch_Episode_01_07_2021
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01/07/2021

We made our target launch date: January 7, 2021!This first episode features three guests: children's author, Mary H. Mahowald; a grandmother who takes her grandchildren on cross-country motor home road trip adventures (she also is my sister); and a grandmother who shares a memory of her grandparents from when she was a little girl.Mary H. Mahowald has penned Frankie Drives a Freightliner. To learn more about Mary and her books, visit:https://www.facebook.com/withheartbookshttp://www.withheartbooks.com/https://amzn.to/38nYdzjLinda Gross, Carolyn Berry's sister, offers this sage advice: "Just enjoy. Nothing is more important than just enjoying...


Merry Christmas, a Bonus Adventures with Grammy Podcast
12/24/2020

This bonus Christmas podcast brings you memories of Christmases past from eight of our listeners (in order): Mack Johnson, Janet Carswell, Joanny Perez, Nancy Miller, Robbin Widmeyer, Suzanne Cabel, Kari L. Wood and Theresa Crowley.Music licensed from https://audiojungle.net/item/we-wish-you-a-merry-christmas/29405715. Author's username: Xylote


An update to the Adventures with Grammy podcast format
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12/13/2020

The Adventures with Grammy podcast is for grandparents who are on-the-go with their grandchildren. It is for grandparents who want loving relationships with their grandchildren and for parents who want their children to enjoy loving relationships across the generations. This update reflects a few changes I have made to the podcast’s format since I first decided to launch it. Those changes are outlined below. Each episode will feature guest interviews and three segments: 1. Children’s book reviews and/or interviews with children’s authors; 2. Fun activities to do at home with grandchildren and/or road trip adventures (day, weekend, or week-long...


Introduction the Adventures with Grammy Podcast
10/21/2020

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