Grand Life

Toddler Time at Tandy:

The kids are back in school, the neighborhood pool is closed for the season, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back at Starbucks. The temperatures may still be in the 90s in Oklahoma, but fall is in the air, for those…

Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day is September 8th, this Sunday! Yes, it’s a real thing, not something Hallmark made up just to sell cards. The origin of Grandparents Day is attributed to the efforts of Marian McQuade, herself a grandmother of 43. After…

The Empty Nest:

Freshman move in day for both of my daughters. How dare they both leave the same day? With a tinge of nostalgia, I’m watching my younger friends’ Facebook posts this week. It’s that time of year when people are taking…

Too Dangerous, Too Safe?

Isn’t climbing on things part of what makes childhood fun? It’s also good for developing strength and coordination. That is not safe!” I heard the mother repeatedly and strongly give the warning to her two-year-old son. After the first few…

Cool Treats for Hot Summer Days

When the temperature hits the 90s, a popsicle hits the spot! With rising summer temperatures this week, these are days that call for a special cool treat to refresh ourselves. It may only provide a temporary respite from the heat,…

Goodbye to One Generation:

My dad and me in our backyard in the 1960s.  Reader beware, this blog needs a warning label, “Please read at your own risk. Not recommended for anyone under the age of fifty or in an emotionally fragile state of…

Downsizing and Decluttering:

Move in day at Bunny Manor twenty years ago. Our heads forgot to tell our hearts these little girls would be college bound in seven short years!  After about five years of endlessly talking about it, my husband and I…

Creating Kindness:

I think my two-year-old grandson has all the makings of an Olympic Swimmer: the height, the talent, the high energy level, and the strong pain tolerance. I know he’s exceptionally brilliant. I can tell by the way he can “read”…

Bartlesville:

The Kiddie Park, a step back into time and a fun park! Bartlesville is a great family mini-vacation destination close to Tulsa. This was our second year to take my grandson to Bartlesville for an overnight vacation. Last summer, my…

The Terrific Twos!

He’s excited about being two! Last weekend we celebrated Callister’s second birthday. This means no more counting in months; he is two years old. Two marks the official end of him being a baby; he’s now a full-fledged toddler. Some…

My Dad's Legacy of Love:

The much-loved rocking horse my dad made. When I was pregnant with my first child, my dad spent several months building his gift of love to his new grandchild. My father was an engineer and true to his meticulous nature,…

Swim Season Safety

Swimming is so much fun but a healthy respect for the inherent dangers is essential! Memorial weekend is days away, and for the water lovers amongst us, it means the beginning of swim season. Whether it’s a public pool, a…

Grand Life

Adventures in Grandparenting

About This Blog

Welcome to Grand Life, the TulsaKids blog that explores the wonderful adventures of grandparenting! Join me and my two-year-old grandson as we explore interesting activities and visit family friendly sites in Tulsa. This blog shares the joys and challenges of grandparenting as well as the various roles grandparents play in their grandchildren’s lives.

When I’m not doting on my grandson, I love to read, write, and compete in open water swims and triathlons. Please visit my author website for news of my upcoming book release, http://www.dianemorrowkondos.com/. I’m also on Instagram @tulsakidsgrandlife