Free Digi Scrapbooking Papers or Elements
Sheryl Johnson, author and owner of GrannyEnchanted.com, invited me to guest blog on her website for a seven-day series regarding grandparenting. You will find these blog articles along with a free digi item every day (for seven days) starting today, Monday, November 9, 2015.
I really appreciate GrannyEnchanted.com. When I make my posters for Facebook or Pinterest, I turn first to the beautiful papers and elements I have received there.
Each day of the seven-day series, I will post the detailed link for that day’s article and freebies on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FayKlingler/. Sheryl’s blog website is http://scrapbookalphabet.blogspot.com/
Today’s giveaway includes three colorful grid digi papers. I just downloaded them myself. I know you will enjoy using them. The detailed link for today is http://www.scrapbookalphabet.blogspot.com/2015/11/day-1-with-fay-grandparents-giving.html
Since my last newsletter I have written four additional articles for “Meridian Magazine.” I have three of those links to share with you today. All three articles are about grandparenting but, of course, the comments and ideas can be used by parents and teachers as well.
This July article was titled “Communication Bonds Generations.” Here is the first paragraph.
Busy, busy, busy. We’re all busy. But being too busy to communicate and express a little gratitude can cramp our family relations. Of course gratitude is a two-sided expression. On the one side, we prioritize our time to say or do something to show thanks. On the other side, we open our hearts to accept individual forms of appreciation. And with the immense ease of communication available to us today, showing gratitude can be done in innumerable ways.
The article includes a list of 18 ways we can communicate thanks to our grandchildren.
The August article was titled “Keepsake Gifts from Grandparents.” Here is the first paragraph.
In my family, our grandchildren now number thirty-five. My former elementary school classmate, and dear friend, is just having her first. No matter the number, the event of becoming a grandparent is ALWAYS monumental. It changes the dynamics of the family, adds responsibility, and magnifies your love.
This article includes nine ideas for valuable keepsake gifts from grandparents to grandchildren.
“How can we be good enough? Do enough? Be enough?” is the title of September’s article, and this is the first paragraph.
Sometime ago, during a visit to our home, one of our daughters-in-law seemed despondent when she said, “I just can’t seem to be good enough. Do enough. Be enough.” I recognized that feeling, having felt it myself many times.
I hope you enjoy and benefit from these articles.
Draper Senior Center
Have you visited your local senior center? I had not until last month. I was invited to make a presentation at the Draper Senior Center.
It was a wonderful, small group in attendance, and the small number made it possible for us to really interact and teach each other instead of it being a lecture of sorts.
One gentleman, in particular, taught me quite a bit about how we are programming our children and grandchildren for success or failure by the way we talk to them. His knowledge and vocational background was really strong in this arena. I am hoping to develop what I learned there into one of my future articles for “Meridian Magazine.”
Many of you took advantage of my offer to get copies of We Are Strong by the case. Well, as I mentioned in my last newsletter, I am giving you another amazing offer at below-author pricing.
I Am Strong! I Am Smart! was a 2014 USA Best Book Finalist in the children’s religious category. Exceptionally well endorsed, I offer to you copies at $5.00 each when purchased by the case. Your children and grandchildren will love this book. Mothers, grandmothers, all seem to enjoy this book—a fantastic gift for Christmas or any day. This offer ends December 24.
You can go to my website to read many endorsements and comments regarding I Am Strong! I Am Smart!
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