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The Seventh Decade Blues

Sue Margolis | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty
Sue Margolis

There are good things about turning 60. You're still here. You're happier with who you are. You care less about what people think of you. Nevertheless, a few months into my seventh decade, a few things are getting me down.

When Divorcing, Beware of Meddlers!

Mark Baer | Posted 07.28.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I was recently contacted to potentially mediate a litigated divorce matter prior to trial, which is rapidly approaching. My name had been included on a list from the attorneys, along with two other mediators.

How to Be a Mother-in-Law

Inga | Posted 07.28.2015 | Fifty
Inga

My long-time motto, to which I have, alas, failed to adhere, has always been "A closed mouth gathers no feet." Unfortunately, letting an opinion go unvoiced is not my strong suit.

Good Question!

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.24.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss

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Coffee Talk

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.21.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss

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Marcia Liss | Posted 07.20.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss

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What I Learned About My Own Bladder From Potty Training

Inga | Posted 07.18.2015 | Fifty
Inga

I've finally come to understand the basic connection between grandparents and tiny grandchildren: diapers. They really want to get out of them, and we fervently hope never to get into them.

Grandkids, College, Debt, and Dirty Little Secrets

Dr. Mike Metke | Posted 07.16.2015 | Education
Dr. Mike Metke

Like other grandparents, we're convinced our grandchildren are the smartest and most perfect creatures on the planet. We've had college 529 savings accounts for them since they were born and know that someday they will cure cancer, end poverty and save the planet!

A Note to My Unborn Grandchild

Davina Klatsky | Posted 07.16.2015 | Fifty
Davina Klatsky

Last week, your dad sent me some incredible pictures of you when your mom was at the doctor's office. I was so awed upon seeing you that all I did was just look and was unable to speak.

The 3 Types Of Grandparents In The World

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 07.13.2015 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

Whether it is walking down the block to visit a granddaughter, or Skyping for two minutes every morning, or flying around the world to be at the side of a grandson, grandmas are there. Some are filled with joy as they laugh and play, some are filled with worry, and some give advice.

The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Grandma

Sue Margolis | Posted 07.08.2015 | Fifty
Sue Margolis

These days we get to see and hear our grandchildren who live on the other side of the world. But it's not the same as cuddling and tickling them, kissing them and smelling them. Even with Skype and FaceTime, being a long-distance grandparent stretches your heartstrings to breaking point.

Defending My Son Who Wears Skirts While Fighting Victim Blaming And Sexism

Lee Lee | Posted 07.06.2015 | Parents
Lee Lee

My son isn't hurting anyone. For whatever reason, he is choosing to wear frills and frocks on occasion. Yet the assumption is that he will be teased for dressing "like a girl," and that action should be taken to prevent this from happening.

Save Our Kids -- Call For a Season of Agitation

David Kanegis | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Let's hope the New York State Senate gets the message and protects one of our most vulnerable groups and the future of this great nation -- the children!

How to Keep a Relationship Alive

Honey Good | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

Our lives are filled with several types of relationships. Let's talk about our relationships with our partners, grandchildren and girlfriends. This will be a short survey on what I have learned over the years.

10 Super Cool Ways To Up Your Grandma Game

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My grandchildren call me Nana and I love it. I even have a sweatshirt that says, 'My grandchildren call me Nana because I'm too cool to be Grandma.' In fact, I love being a nana so much that I named my blog, NanaHood.

A Grandmother's Legacyg

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 06.04.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

My grandmothers were the quintessential matrons: they grew lush gardens, baked pies, canned peaches and then peacefully passed away in their nineties. My life has been a bit different, and I just hope I don't die tomorrow by getting hit by a wine truck while dancing in the street.

What I'm Still Learning From My Mom, 20 Years After Losing Her

Ali Wilkinson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Ali Wilkinson

My mom died of brain cancer when I was in high school, 20 years ago now. And for many years, I missed her vividly. With time, the rawness of her loss faded. Because I lost her so young, I find that I don't miss her as much because of the experiences we shared or the conversations we had. I miss her for those we didn't.

My Grandson Likes My Advice, But My Kids Don't

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty
Jennifer Connolly

I plan to be my grandson's favorite person in the world. I want to be that wise person he feels safe enough to come to with any question. I want him to know he can always tell me any and everything.

Does Having Grandchildren Persuade Women to Retire Early?

Karen Firestone | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Karen Firestone

I am a grandmother. I don't just admit it, I am proud of it. My first grandchild was born when I was fifty five, which is relatively young for American professional women, but I had four children by age 30. I also run an investment firm.

6 Things You Do That Drive Your Grown Kids Crazy

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 05.05.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Your kids are grown and have kids of their own. You talk to them on the phone, visit and spend time with them. Sounds...

Manners Revival: Respect the Elderly

Dana Holmes | Posted 06.21.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Grandparents have the sweetest gig. They just get to spoil their grandchildren, right? Well, grandparents in the 21st century also have a completely different perspective on grandchildren than those of previous generations. Many think that kids are losing their ability to communicate with and respect their elders.

Watch This Nana's Adorable Reaction To Her Granddaughter's Portrait Tattoo

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty

A Washington grandma was utterly floored when her granddaughter surprised her with a gesture for the ages. Jessica Carey, of Salem, Oregon, recentl...

I Swear...

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.13.2015 | Comedy
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5 Key Things This Grandmother Forgot About Motherhood

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My babies will be 23-years-old this year and even though my husband and I raised five children there are some things about motherhood that I had forgotten. Maybe I forgot because I didn't want to remember.

Just Saying...

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.07.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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