a group photo of 6 friends who are grandmothers
Cheryl Beaudoin
April 14, 2022

 

Pictured: Amma, Gigi, Gammy, Mia, Gigi, Grandma B.

I remember when I was pregnant with my first baby. My mom and I brainstormed about what she would like her grandchild call her—this was a big decision, with long-term... READ MORE

family photo
Cheryl Beaudoin
March 10, 2022

I frequently think about the kind of “legacy” and memories I will leave with my grandchildren.  I would guess that many grandparents think about this at some point or another. 

For me, this hit close to home when my dad passed away in... READ MORE

an online screen shows a few pages of a book along with video shots of a grandmother and a grandson each reading the book from different places
Cheryl Beaudoin
January 17, 2022

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.  —Maya Angelou

Having come from the world of education, I know it is important is to read to young... READ MORE

tshirt graphic that says "Camp Gigi"
Cheryl Beaudoin
November 30, 2021

In reflecting back on my experience of putting together a week-long camp for my two oldest grandchildren, there are lots of things to think about. Would I call it a success? For sure! But, would I plan some things differently? Definitely!  Here... READ MORE

a hand-written camp schedule for toddlers
Cheryl Beaudoin
November 10, 2021

Last summer I hosted Camp Gigi, a one-week summer “camp” for my grandchildren, with the simple goal of creating strong memories for them with me and with each other. I was very excited to do this but will admit that, even as a retired teacher, it... READ MORE

two young children bend over bins of sudsy water and toys
Cheryl Beaudoin
October 22, 2021

Many years ago, two of my friends who are teachers told me how much they loved hosting a “camp” for their grandchildren every summer.  Each fall they would tell me how it had gone, what they did for the week with their grands, and just how much... READ MORE

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