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Becoming a Grandmother

Being There For The Beautiful Birth Of My Grandbaby

Lisa Pullen Kent | Posted 01.24.2017 | Fifty
Lisa Pullen Kent

After teaching my yoga class this morning, I find I have several voicemails from my son, Jeremy, whose wife is rapidly approaching her due date. I've been waiting for this call, prepared to drop everything and go for the birth of their first child; my first grandchild. And now it's time.

How To Share Your Kids' Lives From 7,000 Miles Away

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 07.09.2016 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

The times they are a changin', and at 50-something -- with my kids spread all over the planet -- this mama has to do what this mama has to do to be part of their lives. So, when my girl announced I'd be a grandmother this summer, my head immediately began spinning.

Trying To Choose My Grandparent Name

Nancy Sommers | Posted 05.03.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Sommers

The idea that I might, for the first time in my life, name myself seems an unsettling responsibility. What I know about grandmothers is less from my own memories as a granddaughter and more from the decades of reading students' essays about their grandmothers.

How I Chose the Title 'Bubby'

Carol Smaldino | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Carol Smaldino

When I found out I would be a grandmother, I felt thrilled and yet I really wasn't; that was the truth. I didn't feel up to it, I felt it had nothing to do with me and I felt guilty that I felt that way.

64 and Having A Baby -­‐ Week 14

Linda Bergman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Fifty
Linda Bergman

I may consider myself chic and hip, but the truth is I have injected more Botox than the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, my hearing is going and I can barely lift my purse since my spine surgery. How am I going to hear or pick up a baby?