To Grandmother’s House We Go: The Importance Of Children Living Near Their Grandparents

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I don’t know about you, but my Grandparents were an integral part of my childhood. Spending time with my Grandmother was my favorite thing in the world and I looked forward to seeing her every weekend. I have joked before that I would have lived with her if I could have, but it isn’t really a joke. My grandparents brought me endless happy memories and enriched my young life in such a big way.

We lived on the other side of the country for about nine months, and I really missed the support and bond with my kids’ Grandparents. When we came back, they immediately reintegrated into their lives and everyone is so much happier. Grandparents are highly influential in terms of Emotional Intelligence, which we know to be even more important than IQ.

My childhood experience leaves me “unsurprised” at all the new data floating around about the benefit of kids living near and being involved with their grandparents. Research has shown that Grandparents who are involved in their Grandchildren’s care regularly have a lower mortality rate and live longer. Not only that, but the studies showed less depression in the Grandparents AND Grandchildren. Lucky for us, one of their Grandparents is just a quick drive away! While Grayson is older and less interested in “Grandma time”, and Lincoln is still pretty small- Charlie LOVES going over there and spending a weekend.

To get Charlie from point A to point B, we are now using the Maxi-Cosi Magellan™ Max.

This car seat is a new 5-in-1 convertible car seat that accommodates children from birth to age 10 (5lbs. to 120lbs.). This seat has five modes of use: Baby Rear-Facing, Toddler Rear-Facing, Toddler Forward-Facing, Child Forward-Facing, and Belt Positioning Booster. I love this, because who wants to keep switching car seats?!
Just like every Maxi-Cosi car seat, the Magellan™ Max is comfortable AND stylish, incorporating premium fabrics that are machine washable, while providing a contemporary, but classic look. It comes in several chic colors, too.

Charlie is historically not the best car rider, and she has loved this seat so far (especially the cup holders)! I highly recommend checking it out at Albee Baby, Nordstrom, Buy Buy Baby, and other specialty retailers for $399.99.

How far are you from your parents? Are they involved in your kids’ lives?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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