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Hello, Grandparents.com!

We're thrilled to welcome Grandparents.com as our partner today!  Sara, our Biz Dev Gal, writes about our new relationship -- and a new game we love -- below.

By Sara Pacelle

It's amazing how grandparents seem so young once you become one.  ~Author Unknown

I love this quote!  As the years are flying by and my kids are getting bigger and bigger, I understand it more and more.   Because grandparents connect  multiple generations and nurture bonds across families, we are thrilled to announce our newest partnership today with Grandparents.com.

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Starting today, go to the Daily Grommet group at Grandparents.com, and join the conversation.  We invite you to join the fun and tell the Grandparent.com community about a product or service you love and want to share. To kick things off with a splash and through August 5, we’re co-hosting a contest with Grandparents.com to talk about Grommets.   Prizes include Daily Grommet gift certificates and a chance to have your idea featured on Daily Grommet.

Today’s Grandparents are very involved in the lives of their kids and grandkids, and we think Grandparents.com is the ideal place for grandparents to connect with one another and find ideas for ways to engage with their grandchildren.

According to Grandparents.com, the average age of first time grandparents is 53 years old, and there are over 27 million in the U.S.  These grandparents have very few online options to gather and connect with each other.   We think that Grandparents.com is a wonderful Grommet partner because it is an innovative, helpful and user-friendly site with rich content and a vibrant vibe.

The site has lots of activities and some expert advice from talented columnists.  They have information that is regionalized like “101 Things to Do in Your City” (and there are 50 US cities to chose from!) As a member you can join groups or even create your own group and share conversations around common interests.  There are many awesome groups from which to chose, from Go Play Outside to Celebrity Grandparents to even our own Daily Grommet group!

Jules with Beth Fredericks of Grandparents.com, plotting Grommet Game strategy

Jules with Beth Fredericks of Grandparents.com, plotting Grommet Game strategy

Besides, Grandparents.com is fun!  When we met Beth Fredericks from Grandparents.com (aka “Community Gal”) at our Grommet offices, she told us about a game called Grommets that she and her husband and friends played on the sandy shores of the Colorado River at the Grand Canyon.  She described the game and sent Jules a version of it.  We were intrigued by the game (it’s similar to horseshoes, but played with large Grommets or washers), and the challenge was on.  Off we headed to the shores of Walden Pond (yes, Thoreau’s Walden Pond).  It was a great day, and you can watch the video we made with Beth here on Grandparents.com. We took a few photos, ourselves:

Jules consider this new kind of Grommet

Jules consider this new kind of Grommet

Sara and Jules celebrate a ringer

Sara and Jules celebrate a ringer

Grommet Game Rocks

Grommet Game Rocks

So spread the news to all the grandparents and grandparents-t0-be you know, and watch the video for a great homemade game idea for your family .  We think they’ll love Grandparents.com for all the reasons we do.

Beth, Sara and Jules relax after the Big Game

Beth, Sara and Jules relax after the Big Game

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