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    Practicing what I preach, plus GRAND Social No. 267 link party for grandparents

    Practicing what I preach

    I do my best to practice what I preach here on Grandma's Briefs. Last week I preached all about ways grandparents can help school-bound grandkiddos. One of the suggestions in the post is to give grandkids a BTS care package of sorts (with an outfit or pajamas) before school begins.

    It just so happens that the day that post was published, I received a text message from Megan with a picture of my grandsons thanking me for the BTS care package i had sent them, which included a few school supplies plus an outfit for each boy. (Shorts and tees that I thought were cute as can be for school but would work just fine as jammies if the boys considered my selections not cool for school.) Declan — who's only three and spends his days with Mommy, not at school — got a package just like his brothers, too, because, well, how could the cutie not?

    grandson heading back to school
    Declan, Camden, and Brayden grinning big for Gramma!

    The package arrived just in time! Today Camden starts kindergarten and Brayden enters fourth grade (fourth!). This grandma's wishing both a stupendous start to the school year — and sending out the same wish for all your grandkiddos heading to class, too.

    GRAND Social No. 267

    Thank you for joining me for yet another GRAND Social link party! You all know what to do!

    grand social link party

    How it works:

    • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
    • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.
    • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
    • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)
    • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).
    • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:

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    • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
    • If you're not a linker, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.


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    Reader Comments (7)

    Just one more example of why you are such a successful long distance grandma! The kids know you are interested in every one of their achievements - that's the key!
    The boys are all so good looking! Declan a Kindergartner? I remember the picture you shared of mommy's baby bump, weeks before we even knew he was another handsome little guy!

    August 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

    You are such a good grandma Lisa--just look at those happy grandson faces! My grandsons will be going back to school in two weeks and are very excited to be starting third and first grades. My oldest granddaughter has her last year of pre school, my youngest granddaughter is still at home but goes to play school two mornings a week.

    August 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPat

    Oh yes they grow up too fast! My oldest is in 6th grade this year, how did that happen? My youngest is 2, but it will fly by and off to school with him too. You surely have handsome boys! Thanks for the party.

    August 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

    Great idea and kids love getting mail besides. They look very happy to have received their special gift.

    August 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJackie S

    What a wonderful idea!! I'm going to do these this week! They love to get packages in the mail no matter what it is..they feel so special.

    August 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPamela Shank

    That is so sweet of you. They definitely look pleased! Thank you, Lisa, for hosting the Grand Social!

    August 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChristie Hawkes

    How did those handsome little guys get so big and involved with lives without me (great-grandmother) even looking? Wow, time really does fly by!
    Thank you for another great Grand Social.

    August 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnn
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