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Becoming a Grandparent

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 I Learned To Be A Grandparent From My Father-In-Law

Grown And Flown | Posted 09.12.2016 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

We learn to be grandparents while we are still only parents. Even as our children are tiny, long before we can imagine their offspring, we are watching and learning from those who have parented for far longer than we have.

Falling In Love With My Grandson

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 09.09.2016 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

My daughter, my eldest child, just had her first child -- a baby boy. They live in Israel, and I flew over for his birth and to help afterwards. What was meant to be a two-week trip, became four and I became an integral part of a very important time in my first grand baby's life, and in those first few weeks that my daughter became a mother.

A Few Things I Forgot... About Being A New Mother

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 09.04.2016 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

My daughter, my eldest child, just had her first child-- a baby boy. They live in Israel, and I flew over for his birth and to help afterwards. What w...

The Truth About Motherhood I Discovered Now That My Kids Are Grown

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 08.07.2016 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

The lessons we hand to our children, the messages we believe we are giving, and sometimes the very experiences that we all shared together, are not always seen and experienced the way we intended or believed they were delivered.

'Manly' Dad Proves He's A Softie When Learning He'll Be A Grandpa

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.02.2015 | Fifty

Over the years, we've seen the many dramatic reactions people have had when they find out they're going to be grandparents -- crying, screaming, jumpi...

Why Being A Grandparent Is The Scariest Job Of All

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Lisa Carpenter | Posted 06.10.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com From the moment I learned my husband and I would be parents up until those three little ones we eventually birthed le...

10 Things Nanas Know

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My friends look at my pictures of my grandchildren with the proper amount of enthusiasm, but until they have walked in my shoes, there is no way they can understand how wonderful it is to be called "Nana."

Yagana Shah

The Moment This Man Finds Out He's Going To Be A Grandpa Will Make You Tear Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.25.2014 | Fifty

Remember on "Full House" when Aunt Becky tries to cleverly tell Uncle Jesse she's having a baby by making a dinner with baby carrots, baby corn and ba...

The 12 Best Moments In Every Grandparent's Life

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 05.26.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Carpenter

Being a grandmother is one of the most surprisingly delightful adventures I've ever experienced. Some moments are grander than others, though, moments such as these.

The Gift Of Holding Your Grandchild For The First Time

Sara Davidson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sara Davidson

I'm sitting on a couch in my daughter Rachel's home in Chicago, holding my first grandchild, a boy, seven days old. I've heard grandparents talk, ad nauseum, about the thrill of this relationship, but, as with having your first baby, you have no clue what it will be like until it happens.

Notes From a Boot Camp for the Grandmother's Soul

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

As I become aware of how much more I'm being called upon to be, I also see there is much more available to me than I ever knew was possible. I know this is true for me, but I believe it's true for all of us.

I Get to Be Granma

Nancy Alvarez | Posted 01.16.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Alvarez

I have thought of moving from my little country town to the city where my grandsons live, but I have made a life for myself here and still want to live it. Being Granma doesn't mean I have to give up me.