Just when you think life can’t get any better, you become a grandparent! There is something so special about connecting with someone who shares your blood and steals your heart from the moment you meet them. In our humble opinion, we don’t think there’s a more joyful time in life.  Today we’re going to share just a few ways you can make the most of your grandparenting journey, and some quotes on grandparenting that will warm your heart and give you a little chuckle! 

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3 Simply Inspired Tips to Enjoy Your Grandparenting Journey

Whether you’re a new grandparent, or have been one for years, you can always appreciate a good tip to make the most of your grandparenting journey. Near or far, you’re always close in love! Here are a few grandparenting tips we’ve used over the years that have only brought us closer to our grandkids:

💛 Read Up! 

Just like anything else in life, reading can teach you a lot about yourself and life. Grandparenting books are no exception. We love “The Grandparent’s Handbook: Games, Activities, Tips, How-Tos, and All-Around Fun” by Elizabeth Laban. Who doesn’t want a ton of fun ideas to create memories together? 

Plus, don’t forget to schedule reading time with your grandkids! There are so many children’s books out there that are really great. We love these Finny + The Biff books that are actually sticker books too for added entertainment. They share some important values, too!

💛 Schedule Special Time to Connect

For those grandparenting from afar, we’re lucky to live in the digital age! It’s easier than ever to connect with the little loves in your life from anywhere in the world. Schedule a weekly dinner via Zoom so you can enjoy a special meal from afar and chat while you enjoy. Another option is a fun activity like a virtual cooking class together like this Pasta with Nonna (a real Italian grandma!) with the family.

If you do live close, offer to babysit on Friday nights for a parents night out every week. This way, your kids get to enjoy each other’s company while you enjoy the company of your grandchildren with solo time! Be sure to bring some fun crafts or toys for extra fun!

💛 Share Family Traditions

There’s nothing quite like making your own grandmother’s cookies with your grandchildren. Be sure to share the family traditions for holidays, the family recipes that just taste like home, and ensure they know where they came from! There’s no better way to make sweet, cherished 
memories than connecting your past and your future.

There’s just something about grandparenting that warms your heart instantly. Whether you’ve experienced it yet or not, you’ll appreciate these grandparenting quotes we love coming up next! They’re great to use to create special cards or pictures with your grandkids!


10 Heartwarming & Funny Quotes on Grandparenting That We Love 


⭐ “A grandparent is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.” 
– Unknown 

⭐ “Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” 
– Alex Haley

⭐ “Because (grandparents) are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations.” 
– Jimmy Carter

⭐ “Grandparents make the world a little softer, a little kinder, and a little warmer.”
– Unknown

⭐ “What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars’ worth of pleasure.”
– Gene Perret 

⭐ "Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever." 
– Anonymous

⭐ “Children brought up by their grandparents are generally spoiled.”
– Spanish Proverb

⭐ “Truth be told, being a grandma is as close as we ever get to perfection. The ultimate warm sticky bun with plump raisins and nuts. Clouds nine, ten, and eleven.”
– Bryna Nelson Paston

⭐ “Young people need something stable to hang on to—a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them.” 
– Jay Kesler

⭐ “No cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a grandparent pulling a baby picture out of a wallet.” 
– Unknown

What’s your favorite grandparenting quote? Share with us on social media by sharing a photo and tagging @SimplyInspiredGoods!



Heading to See Your Grandchildren Soon? Don’t Forget a Sweet Gift!

Now, if this post has inspired you to book a trip to see your favorite little ones, there’s something you better have in tow. Gifts! Gifts from grandma and grandpa will always bring your grandchildren joy and happy memories! We have sales on our dolls and toys coming up soon, sign up for our emails to know when they launch. Together, we’ll raise a new generation of empowered, smart, and loving kiddos that will change this world.

May 25, 2022 — Darlene Hancox