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Carol Kaufmann

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Carol Kaufman is the New York Times best selling author of "Safari" and the author of the Ebook "Mama Tricks: Wrapping Your Head Around Motherhood." Her work has appeared in National Geographic, where she was a staff writer, Reader's Digest and many other publications. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband, two young children, and an affectionate, obese rescue cat.

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Famous Imaginary Places?

Posted on 04/10/2013 by |AARP Bulletin | Comments

Entertainment  Have you ever imagined yourself skipping down the yellow brick road? Felt the Lion’s furry arm and the Tin Man’s metal one linked with yours? Heard Toto yipping? Smelled the poppies of The Emerald City? And then realized, suddenly, that Oz isn’t actually a place you can visit? Some places –products of rich, creative minds—are as real to us as our own back yards. Grab a pencil and match these classic imaginary American places with their creators. Answers at …

First Time Gran: Should I start an education account for my grandson?

Posted on 02/8/2013 by |AARP Bulletin | Comments

Your LifeEditor’s note: Nancy is on the verge of becoming a grandmother for the first time, and has many questions about what has changed since she was in the Mom’s seat. Carol, a mom with young kids, tries to help her navigate modern babydom.  Gran Nan: Should I start a 529 account for my grandson? Can he have lots of 529 accounts?  Should I see if someone else is starting one for him—or should I just plunge in and start one …

First Time Gran: What Does the Baby Really Need?

Posted on 01/10/2013 by |AARP Bulletin | Comments

Your LifeEditor’s Note: Nancy is on the verge of becoming a grandmother for the first time, and has many questions about what has changed since she was in the Mom’s seat. Carol, a mom with young kids and Liz, a mom with even younger kids, try to help her navigate modern babydom.  Gran Nan: I’ve seen the sleepers with wings that double as swaddlers, but what am I missing?  My first and only trip to Buy, Buy Baby made me hyperventilate.  …

First Time Gran: What’s Changed Since I Had a Baby?

Posted on 01/3/2013 by |AARP Bulletin | Comments

Home & FamilyEditor’s note: At a recent office brainstorming session at AARP, we discovered one of us (Nancy) is soon to become a grandmother for the first time. We mothers of young children (Carol and Liz) are thrilled for her, and honestly, a bit blown away by all her questions! Her quandaries seemed like ones we had just dealt with yesterday—(and with Liz, mother of a 2 year-old and 9 monther, they probably were). We had plenty of advice to offer, and …