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A podcast for grandparents on-the-go with their grandkids! This podcast is for grandparents who want to create memories with their grandchildren.

Adventures with Grammy Carolyn Berry

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

A podcast for grandparents on-the-go with their grandkids! This podcast is for grandparents who want to create memories with their grandchildren.

    Episode 22. Positive Kids Today: The Hand Hug

    Episode 22. Positive Kids Today: The Hand Hug

    Welcome to the podcast episode that highlights the works of PositiveKidsToday.com -- a website filled with books, apps, programs and resources developed to support the emotional and mental wellbeing of children.



    Niki Spears and Brandi Pillow, a mother and daughter team, aim to help young children develop positive attitudes about themselves and their worlds. Niki, a mother of three girls and a former educator, understands the way in which children see themselves can impact their successes with building strong trusting relationships. Niki knows that struggle, so she and Brandi provide young children with strategies to support their embracing a healthy mindset!



    To accomplish that goal, my guest today, Niki Spears, the author of a series of books inspired by her granddaughter Baelor, joins me today to discuss her first two books The Hand Hug and Kindness Is Contagious Too!





    The Hand Hug is a sweet story about Baelor, a little girl who is experiencing worrisome thoughts and doesn't know how to transform them. She is starting a new school and feeling anxious about whether her classmates will like her and if she will make new friends. Suddenly, she discovers The Hand Hug and it changes her life!



    Kindness is Contagious Too! helps Baelor and her classmates cope with school being closed because of the pandemic. Ms. Thomas, Baelor’s teacher, challenges students to come up with a plan to help fight the virus while they’re home. The children learn that kindness is just as contagious as the virus!



    Website: www.positivekidstoday.com

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    Phone: (512) 913-5517

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    • 28 min
    Episode 76. Is Entrepreneur Life for You?

    Episode 76. Is Entrepreneur Life for You?

    Connie Inukai has reinvented herself three times. Act One was teaching technical writing at the University of Maryland and at Johns Hopkins University for almost four decades. Act Two found her writing books, caring for two young grandchildren, and inventing a product specifically for retirees. Currently in Act Three, Connie has created Write Your Selfie, a program to help people write their life stories with pictures.



    She says passion has no expiration date! And she is living proof that second-act entrepreneurs can succeed. The key is to be passionate about what matters most to you.



    Before I jump into my conversation with Connie, I invite you to checkout my redesigned podcast website. I am super excited about all the features. You are welcome to listen to the podcast via your favorite app, or you can listen directly from my website: https://adventrueswithgrammypodcast.com. The link is in the show notes!



    I hope you enjoy my conversation with Connie.



     



    https://www.grandmapreneurinventor.com



    connie@grandmapreneurinventor.com



    https://www.linkedin.com/in/connieinukai



    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIgioDRWbawm4IbSI8-mLgg



    https://www.instagram.com/GrandmapreneurInventor



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    • 19 min
    Episode 75. Connect with Your Teenage Grandchildren

    Episode 75. Connect with Your Teenage Grandchildren

    When grandchildren are young, a sweet treat or new toy is enough to inspire their unconditional love. And then they become teenagers. Suddenly it’s not so easy anymore, for you or for them. Where Two Worlds Meet: A Guide to Connecting with Your Teenage Grandchildren is a new book that gives grandparents a roadmap to stay connected and deepen their relationships with their grandchildren. It is an action-focused guide to help grandparents understand life through their teenage grandchildren’s eyes. The authors, Jerry Witkovsky and Deanna Shoss, are joining me today to discuss their new book.







    Mr. Witkovsky spent 47 years working alongside families, 18 of which he served as general director of the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago. As a residential camp director in Wisconsin, he introduced the first grandparents weekend in 1970 and invited grandparents to experience the liveliness of their grandchildren in a camp environment and participate in camp activities. The grandparents shared their life stories of their life around the campfire and opened their world to their grandchildren.







    Deanna Shoss is a long-time marketer, intercultural author, researcher, and founder/CEO of Intercultural Talk, Inc., a marketing firm. She hosts the weekly live stream show, Intercultural Spark.



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    https://www.amazon.com/Where-Two-Worlds-Meet-Grandchildren/dp/1608082725/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=where+two+worlds+meet+by+jerry&qid=1639407726&sr=8-1



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    https://www.grandparentsunleashed.com/where-two-worlds-meet/

    • 29 min
    Episode 74. You can help end gun violence

    Episode 74. You can help end gun violence

    Welcome to Episode 74 of the Adventures with Grammy Podcast. I am your host, Carolyn Berry.



    Today’s podcast is a different format from the usual guest interview. I, alone, will be speaking, and the topic is my views about gun control, specifically the guns used during school shootings.



    If you are a hard-right, gun-toting person who believes high-velocity guns and ammunition designed to inflict mass carnage on people should continue to be legal, this episode is not for you. Sadly, if the riddled bodies of little children don’t change your mind, I know nothing I say will do so either, so don’t listen.



    My audience for today’s episode are those grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and the public at-large who are tired of politicians extending their thoughts and prayers to the victims and the families of those killed at Columbine, Sandy Hook, Uvalde, Buffalo, Boulder, Atlanta, Dayton, El Paso, Virginia Beach, Virginia Tech, Thousand Oaks,  Pittsburgh, Parkland, Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas, Orlando, Roseburg, Oak Creek, Tulsa and elsewhere.



    Thoughts and prayers mean nothing without action.



    I know the power of people who join to make things happen. Think soccer moms. Think parents of children with autism.



    If you are as enraged as I am that day after day the news is filled with reports of the slaughter of innocent people who should have been safe learning in their schools, praying at their houses of worship, shopping at their neighborhood grocery stores, and performing their duties in their work environments, then you can make a difference.



    If you are as irate as I am that Congress has not passed legislation to minimize these killing fields, then you can make a difference.



    If you are as furious as I am when you hear politicians say, “Guns are not the problem. Mental health problems are,” then you can make a difference.



    Please continue to listen and I will show you how.



    There is no doubt the lack of mental health services in the United States is a huge problem, but Guns ARE the issue I am addressing today. In particular, the AR-15, which is designed as a semiautomatic version of the military-grade M16. In fact, the AR-15 first was marketed to the military as a lighter weight version of the M16. It is the AR-15 … gunmen used in the most recent attacks in Buffalo, Uvalde, and Tulsa.



    During the next few minutes, I will give you nine facts, I will ask you to think about five things, I will ask you to do five things to protect our children and grandchildren, and I will give you four resources. Don’t worry about taking notes. Links to the resources and support of the facts I cite are in the show notes.



    Since I will be mentioning lots of numbers, the complete transcript is in the show notes as well.



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    The gunman who massacred 19 young children and two teachers and wounded 17 others in Uvalde took more ammunitioninto Robb Elementary School than a US soldier takes into a wartime battle. Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw said the gunman fired 142 rounds at the children and around the school.



    He legally bought two AR-15 rifles and more than 1,600 rounds of ammunition in the days after his 18th birthday at a cost of about $4,000. Some reports say he saved money working at Wendy’s. Other reports say he bought the guns and ammunition on credit



    Salvador Ramos took more ammunition into Uvalde elementary school than US soldier takes into battle | The Independent



     



    Since the massacre in Uvalde May 24, 2022, there have been 21 mass shootings throughout the U.S. as if June 3, 2022.



    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/06/02/mass-shootings-in-2022/



    According to Gun Violence Archive, from January 1, 2022, to June 3,

    • 17 min
    Episode 73. The Cool Grandpa Visits with Grammy

    Episode 73. The Cool Grandpa Visits with Grammy

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    Welcome to the Adventures with Grammy Podcast. I am your host, Carolyn Berry.



     



    My guest for Episode 73 is Greg Payne, the host of the Cool-Grandpa podcast. At 48, Greg learned he soon would become a grandfather. He felt a bit panicky. He didn’t know a thing about being a grandfather, so he asked questions and embarked on a journey to build a community for grandfathers. I began our conversation by asking him about his podcast.



    Welcome to the Cool Grandpa website - The Cool Grandpa - (cool-grandpa.us)



     



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    • 29 min
    Episode 72. Lily’s Poem — Dyslexia from a Child’s Perspective

    Episode 72. Lily’s Poem — Dyslexia from a Child’s Perspective

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    Welcome to the Adventures with Grammy Podcast. I am your host, Carolyn Berry.



    Episode 72 features Lily, a 13-year-old student who has dyslexia, and her mother, Alexandra. Alexandra posted a poem in a Facebook group for parents whose children have dyslexia Lily had written two years earlier. That poem and a second poem Lily wrote has been published in the May 2022 issue of Stone Soup, a literary magazine for children.



    In this episode, Lily and her mother discuss their journey with dyslexia and Lily reads her poem she titled Dyslexia.



    To contact Alexandra, send an e-mail to aekd47@gmail.com



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    • 33 min

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TMcCandrew ,

What a gem!

I just listened to episode 53 after accidentally bumping into the creator on social media. This podcast was what the doctor ordered in these chaotic times. I absolutely needed a wholesome down-to-earth podcast. Thank you. I highly recommend this and have sent a link to my wife and daughter who sure to love this too.

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