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Here's to you Mrs. Robinson!

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 01.20.2017 | Women
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

No matter what our political views, we can all admire and celebrate the grandmother-in-chief, Marian Lois Robinson.

"On a Cart and a Prayer"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.19.2017 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima If it weren't for my wife, I would have starved to death long ago. Not only is Sue a great cook (her specialties include everything, ...

Four Things NOT To Say To Grandchildren

Honey Good | Posted 01.16.2017 | Fifty
Honey Good

We can recklessly say what we choose, or we can carefully choose what we say. Remember, we are wise because of our life experiences. Our grandchildre...

Don't Be An Invisible Grandmother

Honey Good | Posted 12.19.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

THE CAST Honey Good, Grandmother Skylar, Granddaughter THE QUESTION What course of action should a grandmother take to teach her young adult gran...

What I Want For Christmas Now That My Kids Are Grown

Eva Moon | Posted 12.06.2016 | Parents
Eva Moon

My two sons are grown and long out on their own. Yesterday the younger one texted me: "Is there anything you and Dad want for Christmas?" My hea...

Pre-Thanksgiving: Jayful Mayhem Involving Large Appliances

Renee Fisher | Posted 11.24.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane has just hosted her children and grandchildren in a pre-Thanksgiving research project to test the theory that a house can hold...

What We Are Teaching Our Children In The Election's Aftermath

Teresa Kindred | Posted 11.16.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My mother loved to teach. She taught sixth grade reading for many years, but she was my teacher for as long as she lived. She taught me many things but her best lessons were the ones she lived every single day.

Moving From One Side Of The Table To The Other

Jackie Walker | Posted 11.15.2016 | Fifty
Jackie Walker

This weekend my older son and family came to visit for their son's first birthday celebration. Conversations covered many topics and reminiscing became part of the pattern of the days. As I thought about our moments I recalled a memory from long ago shared by my father and me.

"The Grandfather Playground Society"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.14.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima To steal a line from Groucho Marx, who is dead and can't sue me, I would never belong to any club that would have me as a member. Bu...

5 Life Lessons Your Grandchildren Need Now

Honey Good | Posted 11.09.2016 | Women
Honey Good

Compassion naturally creates a positive atmosphere, and as a result you feel peaceful and content.

Why November 9th Matters So Much

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 11.07.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

When the dirty dust settles after this ugly political season, the biggest losers are those who destroyed friendships and fractured family relations over which candidate was the least horrible.

The 5 Things Grandparents Do Better Than Parents

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 11.07.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

I'm not suggesting grandparents are better parents. I'm postulating there are certain aspects of raising children that the grandparents side of the village handles in a superior way. Let's call it grandparenting.

Three Suggestions For Widows And Widowers Who Have Lost Their Bed-Sharing Partner

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 11.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

So I suggest that, if it feels right to do, a widow or widower might write things, say things aloud, or say things in their mind to the spouse who has died. And making that part of the routine of going to be bed or first being in bed might be especially valuable.

What Happened When I Stopped Watching And Reading The News

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 10.31.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

After three days without reading or watching the news, I seemed more calm. I took the girls to a nearby farm that had converted a field into an autumn wonderland featuring hayrides, storytelling witches, pumpkin bowling, a straw maze, and animals.

When Two Generations Of Women Go On One Unforgettable Road Trip

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.26.2016 | Fifty

Alma Valdes always dreamed of piling into an RV and going where the road took her. But by the time she saved up and purchased a motor home in 2012, he...

Childhood Bed-Sharing

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 10.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

Last week a student asked me if it was a bad thing for brothers to share a bed while growing up. He said he had and his brother had shared a bed when...

A Friend's Final Request

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.07.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

A friend of Life in the Boomer Lane brought up a very serious issue at their breakfast out, the other day.

Grandparenting Is A New And Exciting Chapter In Life

Sen. John Thune | Posted 09.30.2016 | Fifty
Sen. John Thune

There are many things in life over which you have no control. Kimberley and I just experienced one of them. On September 21 at 8:24 p.m., we became grandparents for the very first time.

After One Became Three: 'Working' The Verb That Is Love

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 08.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

Loggerhead Turtle hatchlings at SeaWorld Orlando. "A miscarriage is a natural and common event. All told, probably more women have lost a child from ...

What To Do With The Heirloom That No One Wants

Inga | Posted 08.18.2016 | Fifty

The picture had been embalmed undisturbed in bubble wrap for more than four decades in the back of a closet, the downside of my not having moved in 43 years. But last month, I realized that it was the 50th anniversary of the oil portrait that my father had commissioned of me in July 1966.

The Best Way For Grandparents To Inspire Their Grandchildren

Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow | Posted 08.17.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow

As grandparents, we want to inspire our grandchildren, and one of the best ways to do this is by 'doing' simple acts of kindness. Here are a few ideas to put into practice.

Last Visit

Abby Byrd | Posted 07.15.2016 | Women
Abby Byrd

I don't want to do this. I consider turning around, going back through the front door. But I promised myself I'd visit. I don't want to have regrets.

86-Year-Old Woman Celebrates Birthday With 86th Great-Grandchild

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.13.2016 | Fifty

If you thought you had too many grandkids’ birthdays to remember, just imagine how Marie Frey feels. Frey celebrated her 86th birthday late last mon...

A Quote A Day To Keep Grandma In Play

Honey Good | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Honey Good

By: Susan "Honey" Good Many of us grandmothers are not able to be part of our grandchildren's lives for many reasons and unfortunately, not just dist...

5 Words You Should Never Say To Your Grandchild

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.25.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

There are people who have a talent for sticking their foot in their mouth and those who just don't care what they say. Words are either gifts or weapons and I strive to keep what comes out of my mouth to be a gift. However, it's impossible to live as long as I have and not occasionally say something I regret.