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GRAND honours and supports grandparents by providing information on resources and businesses for families and a forum for the exchange of ideas and opinions • Sunday ‘Crafternoon’ • Setting Up a Meal Train • Smart Kids & Smart Phones • Connecting with Teenage Grandkids

GRAND honours and supports grandparents by providing information on resources and businesses for families and a forum for the exchange of ideas and opinions • Sunday ‘Crafternoon’ • Setting Up a Meal Train • Smart Kids & Smart Phones • Connecting with Teenage Grandkids


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<strong>Vol</strong>. V, <strong>Ed</strong>. V<br />

<strong>GRAND</strong><br />

grandmag.ca<br />

Sunday ‘Crafternoon’<br />

Setting Up a Meal Train<br />

Smart grandmag.ca Kids & Smart Phones<br />

Connecting<br />

with Teenage<br />

<strong>Vol</strong>. V, <strong>Ed</strong>. V 1<br />


Technology<br />

Smart Kids & Smart Phones<br />

come to realize (albeit grudgingly) how<br />

valuable cellphones can actually be in<br />

terms of providing quality learning experiences—supervised,<br />

of course.<br />

Years ago, I made the decision to cancel<br />

my landline, so my cellphone is my only<br />

method of contacting someone. Out of necessity,<br />

therefore, I have had to teach my<br />

Susan Gnucci is a local author and a<br />

proud “nonna” to two young grandsons.<br />

She enjoys sharing her experiences as<br />

a grandparent.<br />

My children were probably the last<br />

generation to be raised without<br />

cellphones, so I must admit, I had<br />

absolutely no experience with them as a<br />

parent. In fact, I actually held off buying<br />

one for myself for a long time.<br />

By nature, I tend to resist change,<br />

especially technological change that always<br />

seems so daunting, but eventually,<br />

I did purchase a cellphone when my first<br />

grandchild was born. With his birth, I<br />

felt it was more important than ever to be<br />

able to keep in close touch with my son<br />

and daughter-in-law. Now I can’t imagine<br />

my life without one.<br />

I still have reservations about cellphones,<br />

especially when it comes to<br />

teenagers. As a former teacher, I can<br />

only imagine the issues that arise in the<br />

schools and classrooms with respect to<br />

cellphone usage. When it comes to my<br />

7-year-old grandson, however, I have<br />

grandson how to access the cellphone keypad<br />

in the event of an emergency in which<br />

he would have to call 911. We routinely<br />

practice all the steps involved in calling<br />

for help and I always keep my cellphone in<br />

the same location in my home so he knows<br />

exactly where to find it. This experience<br />

has given him a sense of pride that he<br />

is entrusted with such an important job<br />

and it has led to interesting discussions<br />

between us about the different emergency<br />

services in our community.<br />

My grandson also knows how to access<br />

the text function on my phone in case<br />

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he wants to send his father or mother a<br />

message while he is away from them. We<br />

have had great fun inserting emojis and<br />

gifs into creative messages that convey<br />

his own unique personality so my son<br />

and daughter-in-law know my grandson<br />

is the sender. If they receive a text<br />

that has oodles of cars and truck emojis<br />

tacked on the end, they can be certain it’s<br />

from him!<br />

One of my grandson’s favourite games<br />

is “Ask the phone a question.” Using the<br />

microphone, he will pose a question and<br />

then we will research the suggested results.<br />

Where is the largest volcano? Who<br />

built the pyramids? What is a fire break?<br />

This not only broadens his knowledge<br />

base but also teaches him to think critically<br />

because I often point out the validity<br />

of a source as we look through it.<br />

Amazingly, the camera function on a<br />

smartphone these days is capable of producing<br />

good quality photos and videos.<br />

Like most children, my young grandson<br />

loves to be videotaped—he pretends to be<br />

a weatherman, a firefighter, an explorer<br />

etc. And then, of course, he enjoys watching<br />

the videos we’ve created together. We<br />

have also experimented with the slowmotion<br />

video function to produce some<br />

hilarious results. Or we will film his hot<br />

wheel car jump in slow motion, leading<br />

to modifications of the set up in order to<br />

achieve desired results.<br />

He often asks for my phone to take his<br />

own photos and videos. He might set up<br />

a detailed Lego scene for instance which<br />

he will then videotape and narrate a tour<br />

through. Admittedly, his first few attempts<br />

shot more footage of the wall or<br />

the floor, but he has gradually gotten the<br />

hang of it, understanding how to hold the<br />

phone to get the best results, even zooming<br />

in on details of his subject. I have also<br />

shown him the editing functions for photos,<br />

so we have played with things like<br />

brightness, tint, shadow effects, etc. We<br />

often discuss which effect we like best<br />

and how these effects change the mood or<br />

message of the photo.<br />

So although I still have reservations<br />

about children and cellphones in general,<br />

I have come to recognize their<br />

value when their use is controlled and<br />

supervised. They have taught me to embrace<br />

new technologies rather than fear<br />

them—yes, you can teach an old dog new<br />

tricks!—and to look for positive ways to<br />

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Eat<br />

Setting Up a Meal Train<br />

Emillie Parrish loves having adventures<br />

with her two busy children. You can find<br />

more of her recipes in her recently released<br />

cookbook Fermenting Made Simple.<br />

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A<br />

meal train is when a group of family<br />

members and friends work<br />

together to deliver meals to someone<br />

who is going through a major life<br />

change. While some of these occasions<br />

are happy, like the birth of a new baby,<br />

it is often set up to assist in sad and<br />

stressful periods.<br />

The general idea is to have a calendar<br />

where everyone chooses a date to drop<br />

off a meal. That way the person or family<br />

in need is well fed while they cope<br />

with their transition.<br />

Meal trains can be organized via<br />

group emails or texts. Setting up a<br />

google spreadsheet that can be shared<br />

around is a simple way to organize a<br />

meal train. There are also apps and services<br />

that can be used for coordination,<br />

for example, mealtrain.com and takethemameal.com.<br />

Even if you aren’t up for coordinating<br />

a meal train, it’s always nice to drop off<br />

a healthy meal to someone who could<br />

use a bit of a hand.<br />

Here are a few tips if you’re planning<br />

on dropping off a meal to someone:<br />

• Use containers that you don’t need<br />

to get back.<br />

• Date the food, because they might<br />

not remember when it was dropped off.<br />

• Provide reheating instructions.<br />

• Ask about dietary restrictions in<br />

advance.<br />

Here are three healthy meals that<br />

are perfect for sharing. They are rich,<br />

warm, and filling. Food that will comfort<br />

and nourish. Make a double-batch<br />

so you can enjoy it as well!<br />

Rich Vegetable<br />

Noodle Soup<br />

This noodle soup is a simple and comforting<br />

dish. It’s the sort of soup that<br />

tastes better the next day, making it<br />

perfect for a meal train.<br />

2 Tbsp olive oil<br />

2 onions, chopped<br />

2 large potatoes, cut into bite-sized<br />

cubes<br />

3 leeks, chopped, white and light green<br />

parts<br />

3 large carrots, diced<br />

1 1 ⁄2 Tbsp salt<br />

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper<br />

3 quarts stock<br />

1 can of tomato paste (156 mL)<br />

1 pinch of saffron threads<br />

1 ⁄2 lb. green beans, ends removed and<br />

cut in half<br />

8 ounces soup pasta or spaghetti, broken<br />

in pieces<br />

1 jar of pesto (200g)<br />

1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup<br />

pot, add the onions, and saute over low<br />

heat for 5 minutes.<br />

2. Add the leeks, potatoes, carrots,<br />

salt, and pepper and saute over medium<br />

heat for another 5 minutes.<br />

3. Add the stock, stir in the tomato<br />

paste, and saffron. Bring to a boil, reduce<br />

the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.<br />

4. Add the green beans and pasta and<br />

simmer until the pasta is cooked, about<br />

10 minutes.<br />

5. Serve the soup with a dollop of<br />

pesto in each bowl.<br />

Slow Cooker Kale<br />

& Sausage Stew<br />

This is comfort food at its best! This<br />

sausage stew features a tomato and<br />

mashed potato base that is absolutely<br />

delicious.<br />

1 pound Italian sausage, cut into bitesized<br />

pieces<br />

1 large onion, chopped<br />

1 large-sized can diced tomatoes (28 oz)<br />

2 garlic cloves, finely diced<br />

1 cup of water<br />

3 ⁄4 tsp each salt and pepper, to taste<br />

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2 large-sized mashing potatoes, peeled<br />

1 small bunch of kale, stems discarded<br />

and leaves torn<br />

Mashed Potatoes<br />

1 ⁄2 cup of milk<br />

1 ⁄2 cup of olive oil, plus more for serving<br />

1 ⁄2 tsp each of salt and pepper<br />

1. Mix the sausage, onion, tomatoes,<br />

and garlic in a slow cooker. Pour in the<br />

water and add the salt and pepper. Push<br />

the potatoes into the liquid so they are<br />

mostly covered.<br />

2. Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours, or 3 to<br />

4 hours on high, until the potatoes are<br />

fork tender.<br />

3. Remove the potatoes from the slow<br />

cooker. Add the kale to the slow cooker.<br />

Stir and allow it to cook while mashing<br />

the potatoes.<br />

4. Mash the potatoes with the milk,<br />

olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir back into<br />

the stew and serve.<br />

Mediterranean<br />

Quinoa Salad<br />

While casseroles, soups, and stews are<br />

the mainstay of meal trains, sometimes<br />

a fresh salad is just the thing. This<br />

quinoa salad is packed with vegetables<br />

and flavour for a bright dish that will<br />

taste good for several days in the fridge.<br />

Tomatoes and cucumbers are both delicious<br />

additions to this salad, however,<br />

they taste best when served right away.<br />

So stick with the carrot and pepper if<br />

you’re giving the dish to someone else.<br />

1 cup of dried quinoa<br />

2 cups of water<br />

Salad dressing<br />

1 ⁄4 cup apple cider vinegar<br />

3 Tbsp olive oil<br />

2 Tbsp lemon juice<br />

1 tsp salt and pepper, to taste<br />

1 clove of minced garlic (optional)<br />

Toppings<br />

1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed<br />

1 red pepper, chopped<br />

2 carrots, grated<br />

1 ⁄3 cup chopped fresh parsley<br />

3 diced spring onions<br />

1 ⁄4 cup dried cranberries<br />

1 ⁄2 cup crumbled feta cheese<br />

1. Place the quinoa and water in a<br />

small pot. Bring to a boil and simmer<br />

until the quinoa is cooked but not soft,<br />

about 15 to 20 minutes.<br />

2. Meanwhile, whisk together all the<br />

dressing ingredients in a large bowl.<br />

3. Once the quinoa has finished<br />

cooking, gently toss it in the salad<br />

dressing. Allow it to cool before adding<br />

the toppings. Taste, and adjust the salt<br />

as necessary.<br />

4. After the quinoa has cooled, stir<br />

in the chickpeas, red pepper, carrot,<br />

parsley, and spring onions. Mix well.<br />

5. Top with the cranberries and<br />

crumbled feta and serve.<br />

grandmag.ca <strong>Vol</strong>. V, <strong>Ed</strong>. V 5

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Connecting with<br />

Teenage Grandkids<br />

My boys are incredibly blessed to have grandparents who work hard to nurture<br />

a trusting, playful connection with them. Who better to offer advice on<br />

how to connect with teenage grandkids than two grandparents who make<br />

enormous efforts to play an active role in their grandkids’ lives?<br />

My parents live in our city for only two to three months out of the year, which<br />

means they need to consider how to remain present in our lives whether they are<br />

five minutes or five thousand miles away. Experiencing both ends of the spectrum<br />

provides my parents with the added advantage of being able to speak to grandparents<br />

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Know what’s important to your grandkids. We make an effort to be a part of activities<br />

which are important to the boys—school, hobbies, sports, friends. Whenever<br />

possible, we show up to their special events but when that’s not feasible, we call<br />

or FaceTime because we want to hear all about it. Be sure to ask lots of questions<br />

and encourage conversation. Show your interest!<br />

Create opportunities to have fun as a family. If you live in the same city, this may<br />

be a family picnic in the park, a Sunday night barbeque, family movie nights or<br />

game nights. If you live in a different city, invite your grandchildren to stay with<br />

you for a long weekend or an extended period over summer break. (Inviting just<br />

the kids without their parents is an excellent way to foster bonding time.) And,<br />

when they come to visit, plan exciting experiences you can share together.<br />

Encourage projects together. In the past, we have helped our older grandson build<br />

a display wall of skateboards in his bedroom. Last summer, we helped the younger<br />

one fashion his own fishing rod. We ask them to cook with us, and we learn new<br />

skills together such as wakesurfing. They help us around the yard or with household<br />

building projects. When we are working towards a common goal, we share<br />

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failures, successes, and lots of laughter. As grandparents, we<br />

are modelling that we are still learning too. We love to hear<br />

their suggestions and ideas when problems inevitably arise.<br />

We want our grandkids to know we think they are smart and<br />

innovative (and they can learn a lot from us, too).<br />

If you don’t live near your grandchildren, perhaps you can<br />

all take an online course together, watch the same Netflix<br />

show, or help them with their homework over FaceTime.<br />

Let your grandkids know how much you enjoy their company.<br />

We tell our boys they can talk to us about anything—<br />

YouTube, friendships, alcohol, sports, love. We try to be<br />

non-judgmental and create a safe space for them to share.<br />

They can come to us for advice or support even in times when<br />

it’s hard for them to talk with their parents. We appreciate<br />

them as teenagers and love who they are trying to become.<br />

Offer to drive them places. While this seems simple, the best<br />

conversations often happen in the car! It’s also a fantastic opportunity<br />

to get to know their friends, if they come along for<br />

the ride. We often offer to stop for a slice of pizza or a Starbucks,<br />

as this creates more shared time together.<br />


Jackson (aged 16): It’s easy to talk to Nana and Papa because<br />

they take an interest in me. I can talk to Nana about fitness<br />

and Papa loves soccer. Papa is one of my best friends. I talk to<br />

him almost every day. If you don’t share an interest with your<br />

grandkids, you can try to learn a little. Maybe watch a You-<br />

Tube video or watch their favourite TV show. That way you<br />

have something to ask them about.<br />

My grandparents are cool people. They have lots of interesting<br />

friends and they have cool experiences, so I like to ask them<br />

about what’s going on in their lives. They tell great stories and I<br />

like talking to them.<br />

They’re also really fun. They invite me to do cool things with<br />

them, like go on the boat, play soccer-golf or go quadding. I like<br />

hanging out with them.<br />

Chase (aged 13): I know Nana and Papa care about me because<br />

they call regularly. They know my friends’ names and they ask<br />

about them. They know my interests. Nana asks what I’m reading,<br />

and Papa asks about soccer. They’re also fun to be around.<br />

They laugh and smile a lot. I like that.<br />

Connecting with teens isn’t always easy. They can be moody,<br />

unpredictable, and hormonal. The world they live in is very<br />

different from when you were their age, and this may be challenging<br />

to relate to at times. Despite their occasional standoffish-ness,<br />

teens want what everyone else wants: to be seen,<br />

heard and loved. So push through your grandchildren’s prickly<br />

demeanor to show them how much you value and enjoy their<br />

company. When grandparents and teens connect, it brings joy<br />

and vitality to all!<br />

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grandmag.ca <strong>Vol</strong>. V, <strong>Ed</strong>. V 7

Grandparenting<br />

Sunday Crafternoon<br />

It’s a blustery West Coast afternoon, but<br />

my three oldest grandchildren and I<br />

aren’t worried about the weather. We’re<br />

warm and snug inside, rolling up our<br />

sleeves in preparation for a few hours<br />

of creative adventure. I’ve supplied the<br />

large table and the craft supplies; they’ve<br />

brought the unfettered enthusiasm and<br />

sky-high imaginations of four-, five- and<br />

seven-year-olds.<br />

The rules are simple: be kind, be safe<br />

and have fun! There are no other expectations<br />

for our afternoon together. I don’t<br />

know how long my grandkids will remain<br />

engaged in this activity, and I have<br />

no preconceived ideas about what our<br />

crafting will produce. We are freestyling,<br />

operating without instructions, plans, or<br />

even Pinterest pictures to guide us. Our<br />

craft materials are our only source of<br />

inspiration.<br />

The craft supplies themselves are rudimentary.<br />

We have three pairs of scissors<br />

of various sizes, rolls of scotch and masking<br />

tape, washable markers, crayons<br />

and sheets of coloured paper. But most<br />

important, we have a laundry hamper<br />

overflowing with materials otherwise<br />

destined for the recycling bin: cardboard<br />

boxes and tubes, plastic lids and containers,<br />

cards and flyers and other miscellaneous<br />

paper goods. In other words, a<br />

creative treasure trove!<br />

Seven-year-old Kieran takes the lead.<br />

He wants to make a model replica of<br />

Ladysmith, our mutual hometown. I<br />

suggest that we might not be able to construct<br />

the entire town in one afternoon,<br />

but we can certainly start with our favourite<br />

buildings. Kieran immediately gets<br />

underway on a very impressive version<br />

of Ladysmith’s post office. His younger<br />

sister Dahlia and cousin Rhea are game to<br />

contribute to the town as well, but need<br />

a little help constructing their buildings.<br />

In four-year-old Rhea’s case, a box<br />

turned inside-out makes an excellent<br />

Aggie Hall—with the addition of a sloped<br />

roof of course. Five-year-old Dahlia has<br />

her heart set on making a “baby house,”<br />

which she decorates with a door, a window<br />

and a pipe cleaner balloon.<br />

While Kieran continues work on the<br />

post office, I contribute a few more buildings<br />

for my granddaughters to decorate:<br />

two six-story apartment complexes<br />

(inspired by the size and shape of the<br />

boxes in our stash, rather than any actual<br />

Ladysmith structures) and a very basic<br />

model of our local grocery store. To jazz<br />

up the grocery store, we turn its roof into<br />

a park. Kieran supplies the bench, water<br />

slide and pool.<br />

It’s hard work building a town from<br />

scratch, and after an hour and a half my<br />

three builders let me know they’re ready<br />

for a tea break. Assuming their interest<br />

is waning, I begin to tidy up our surplus<br />

materials. But no—they aren’t quite finished<br />

after all! Fortified by licorice tea<br />

and homemade applesauce, they’re ready<br />

for their second shift. Again, Kieran leads<br />

the way, suggesting a quick trip outside<br />

to hunt for sticks to turn into trees.<br />

The second shift goes as smoothly as<br />

the first. Kieran adds a tree-house platform<br />

to his stick-tree, and then moves<br />

on to building a church complete with<br />

a steeple and pipe cleaner cross. Dahlia<br />

and Rhea turn their attention to colouring<br />

and cutting out decorations for their<br />

original structures.<br />

Finally, the moment we’ve been working<br />

toward arrives. We position our<br />

structures and trees on a larger sheet of<br />

cardboard, and just like that our little<br />

town is complete. Well, almost complete.<br />

“We need people!” says Kieran. He’s<br />

right, of course. Happily, we have a bag<br />

of Lego people nearby, just waiting to<br />

populate our new community.<br />

My twin daughters arrive to collect<br />

their children three hours after they<br />

dropped them off—and find them still<br />

engrossed in their cardboard town. By<br />

any measure, our first “crafternoon”<br />

together has been a success. Since I had<br />

almost as much fun as my grandkids, I<br />

assure them it won’t be our last.<br />

Crafternoon Tips:<br />

If a completely open-ended crafternoon<br />

seems a little daunting, the internet<br />

is full of great ideas to get your creative<br />

wheels turning. That said, with the right<br />

materials at their disposal, your grandchildren<br />

might surprise and delight you<br />

with their own original ideas.<br />

Beyond the basics like scissors, glue,<br />

tape, paint, markers and/or crayons,<br />

some of the best crafting materials are<br />

the ones you rescue from your recycling<br />

bin or wastebasket. Keep a box or two<br />

for potential materials: cardboard boxes<br />

of various sizes, paper tubes, interesting<br />

plastic packaging, greeting cards, scrap<br />

fabric, extra buttons, etc.!<br />

Finally, experience has taught me that<br />

any activity goes better when I check<br />

my expectations and follow my grandchildren’s<br />

lead as much as possible. Set<br />

parameters for the essentials like safety<br />

and healthy behaviour, of course, but<br />

do your best to surrender the rest. You<br />

never know where your grandchildren’s<br />

creativity will take you, but it’s sure to be<br />

interesting!<br />

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children’s author, storyteller,<br />

podcaster and grandmother.<br />

You can find her podcasts<br />

Hintertales: Stories from the<br />

Margins of History and Sticks<br />

and Stones and Stories<br />

through her website at<br />

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Gone are the days of rocking chairs and<br />

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than they are to be rocking or reclining.<br />

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