First Time Grandparents and a Pandemic-What You Should Know-Charlotte Today

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First Time Grandparents

When shutdowns began in the United States back in March, there were murmurs of the baby boom that would materialize. All that free time for cohabitating couples surely would result in overflowing maternity units come December, the speculation went. In December we saw the first pandemic babies born. And while there are no national statistics, some maternity units in the U.S. have reported a 30% increase in births. Certainly there were new babies created. First time parents. And yes, first time grandparents. So what are some things new grandparents should know? Watch and/or listen to my Charlotte Today interview. And during Covid, here are some tips for grandparents:

  1. If you can visit do but take the precautions. We did spend a lot of time with our grandkids during the holidays in PA. But we had a Covid test before we left and quarantined at our mountain house before engaging.
  2. If you can’t visit then make the most of video calls to get to know them.
  3. Of course if you are a brand new grandparent, chances are the end of the pandemic could coincide to the time when it just gets to be fun – six to nine months in. Be patient.
  4. No matter your ability to interact now, think about what a gift grandchildren are at this particular place in time. They give us hope for the future in a world that often seems dark and hopeless. They remind us of what really matters. Spend time with your grandchildren and you will remember what matters most.

First Time Grandparents and a Pandemic-What You Should Know-Charlotte Today

grandparents

First Time Grandparents

When shutdowns began in the United States back in March, there were murmurs of the baby boom that would materialize. All that free time for cohabitating couples surely would result in overflowing maternity units come December, the speculation went. In December we saw the first pandemic babies born. And while there are no national statistics, some maternity units in the U.S. have reported a 30% increase in births. Certainly there were new babies created. First time parents. And yes, first time grandparents. So what are some things new grandparents should know? Watch and/or listen to my Charlotte Today interview. And during Covid, here are some tips for grandparents:

  1. If you can visit do but take the precautions. We did spend a lot of time with our grandkids during the holidays in PA. But we had a Covid test before we left and quarantined at our mountain house before engaging.
  2. If you can’t visit then make the most of video calls to get to know them.
  3. Of course if you are a brand new grandparent, chances are the end of the pandemic could coincide to the time when it just gets to be fun – six to nine months in. Be patient.
  4. No matter your ability to interact now, think about what a gift grandchildren are at this particular place in time. They give us hope for the future in a world that often seems dark and hopeless. They remind us of what really matters. Spend time with your grandchildren and you will remember what matters most.

Legal Strategies to Protect Yourself and a Love One – Wendy Witt

wendy wittDotting the I’s and Crossing the T’s. Legal Strategies to Protect Yourself and a Loved One – Wendy Witt – https://amillionfamilies.org 
In this podcast, Wendy Witt will teach you how to protect yourself and your loved ones while navigating caregiving and long-term care issues. Estate planning, ethical wills, power of attorney – these are but a few of the topics Wendy will cover.

With a mission to protect a million families with law, legacy, loot – and love, Wendy Witt, JD is the founder of a Million Families.org, a social enterprise focused on families like yours.

Why found a Million Families.org?  Because as an estate planning lawyer, Wendy could protect, say, a thousand families. As a legal marketing consultant, she can help protect hundreds of thousands of families. Through a Million Families.org and outreach to good folks like you, Wendy will help protect a million families and we want yours to be one of them.

In 1999, while Wendy was pregnant with her third child, she researched estate planning so that she could protect her own family (from an “undesirable” relative…do you have any of those?).  Anyway, Wendy had to protect her babies – and – once she knew how to do that, she also knew she had to help you protect your family as well.  So, she joined the estate planning law firm (where she did her own planning) and practiced estate planning and elder law for 15+ years, protecting families like yours.

As a leader in the estate planning community, Wendy has mentored over 8,000 estate planning and elder law attorneys, empowering them to protect more families.

Yes, Wendy admit she’s a lawyer, but don’t let that stop you from liking her. She and her lawyer friends and are the good guys – all day, they focus on helping folks like you protect your families. That’s why we do what we do.

 

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