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This Is What Makes A Good Grandparent

Renee Fisher | Posted 02.08.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

There is no doubt that there are as many grandparent personalities as there are personalities in general. Most of them bring something to the table of value. Some are caregivers, when their children have to work. Some grandparent mostly by the example of their lives.

How To Have An Impact On Your Grandchildren From Afar

Honey Good | Posted 01.28.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

My grandchildren, whom I call the 'Grands,' live across America. I can't smother them with kisses. I can't wipe away a tear. I can't solve an immediate problem. I cannot share their immediate joys because I cannot be involved in their everyday lives. I am truly sad about my set of circumstances.

When Grandchildren Move Away: 12 Things to Send With Them

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 01.22.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Carpenter

Sometimes, regardless of how much we wish things could be different, grandchildren and their parents move away from Grandma and Grandpa. Perhaps there...

Judgy Grandparent Disorder: Does Your Family Suffer From It?

Whitny Braun | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents
Whitny Braun

"I think the fact that I was a good kid is now coming back to bite me in the ass," said my friend Jana over coffee last week. I asked her to elaborat...

Eight New Year's Resolutions I Definitely Won't Keep - And Seven I Might

Joe Seldner | Posted 12.23.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

I guess New Year's resolutions are a good thing. They keep people optimistic about the year to come and it's fun to talk about what you are absolutely...

The Day It Snowed Inside the House

Teresa Kindred | Posted 12.21.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My son-in-law was out of town this week and so I had to be at my daughter's house by 7 a.m. to babysit my 1 year old grandson and 3 year old granddaug...

A Christmas Hockey Stick for Granny

Curtis Rogers | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents
Curtis Rogers

Gifts are wonderful things, but without thought and sentiment they are just objects. Ever see a department store Christmas tree display with fake presents? The don't have any warmth because they weren't placed with love. There was no thought behind them. They are just empty boxes. Love makes an object a gift. Love once made a pink hockey stick the perfect present.

I Confess My Regrets About Being a Successful Career Woman and a Mother!

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.15.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

It's time for me to me to speak up. Please hear my voice so I can try and shed my regrets about having career and motherhood at the same time.

Chloe Meets Santa

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.08.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

When Chloe and I met him, he certainly looked the part. His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, and the beard on his chin was as white as the snow. He had a broad face and a little round belly that shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly.

The Grandtots Strike Again!

Inga | Posted 12.02.2015 | Comedy

My desk and desk chair have been elaborately reupholstered with an entire package of Post-It Notes, some with personal "wuv" messages (the author informs me) in the form of Hi-Liter scribbles. All electronic transgressions are immediately forgiven.

Grandkids Are Totally Baffled By Their Grandparents' Retro Gadgets

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.03.2016 | Fifty

Boomers know how hard it can be to keep up with the ever-changing world of technology, one in which landline phones are obsolete and people ge...

The Hard Half

David_Goldstein | Posted 11.29.2015 | Green

As the summit that everyone in the climate world has been pointing to as the "last best chance to change course" gets underway, there is good news and there is bad news.

9 Things You Shouldn't Say To Grandkids | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.28.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Despite our best intentions, many of the pat responses and pieces of advice adults have been giving children through the generati...

Striking Photos Serve As Powerful Reminder To Value Grandparents

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.04.2016 | Fifty

A photographer's beautiful tribute to her grandparents serves as a reminder to value our grandparents before they are gone. Amy Luna, a New Mexico-bas...

The Grandma Scam That Is Sweeping The Country

Inga | Posted 11.14.2015 | Fifty

The voice on the other end of the phone couldn't have been more enthusiastic. "Hi grandma!" said a late teen-early 20-ish voice. It definitely wasn't one of my grandsons, the oldest of whom is seven.

Why We Don't Do Halloween Anymore

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 10.30.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

This Halloween, I choose not to be assaulted by marauding packs of greedy teenagers who terrorize the neighborhood and think I owe them free candy to stuff into their dirty pillowcases

How to Survive: The North Star

Honey Good | Posted 10.28.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

I usually opt for a creative approach when I decide I want to make a point with my children and grandchildren. How? I tell them a story. I think storytelling is the best way to capture the attention of all age groups. Don't you?

Attention Grandparents: These Are The Best Activities To Bond With Your Grandchildren

Posted 10.26.2015 | Fifty

Grandchildren are a treasure. They offer the opportunity to relive parenthood without having to do any of the dirty work (like saying, “no”). And ...

Hold on to Your Wheelchair, Grandma: Adventure Ahead

Elyse Jacobs | Posted 10.25.2015 | Fifty
Elyse Jacobs

Little did I know how becoming a grandmother would shake up my world. I've joined the ranks of the obsessed. Previously, I smiled and inwardly rolled my eyes when shown grandchildren on smart phones by glazed-eyed grandmothers. Now I beg their forgiveness.

What the Tooth Fairy Taught My Kids About the Art of the Deal

Paul Boorstin | Posted 10.22.2015 | Parents
Paul Boorstin

My son and daughter are both grown up now, successful adults with jobs and lives of their own. I suspect the reason I have kept their old teeth all these years is that every night the Tooth Fairy paid my kids a visit wasn't only a magical experience. For them, it was also a practical learning experience.

Why Coping With Illness Needs To Be A Family Affair

Stephanie Bender | Posted 10.10.2015 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Soon after Cade was diagnosed, all of my efforts to present a compelling argument, trying to convince him that needles didn't hurt that much, were falling on deaf ears. My adult, persuasive attempt was a miserable failure! The next strategy included an offer for Cade to give me a shot before I gave him one. His initial reaction was one of surprise accompanied by doubt.

Bread and Butter: On Love, Loss and Books

Megan G. Close | Posted 10.09.2015 | Books
Megan G. Close

I was lucky to have been born into a family of readers; bibliophilia is a genetic condition for us. Grannie used to tell me that ever since childhood she felt that she needed nothing else for happiness but a book and some bread and butter. I've always loved that image.

Sometimes It Bites: The 6 Ways My Mother and Son Are Alike

Kari Wagner-Peck | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Kari Wagner-Peck

Like an anthropologist who practices participant observation I have come to discover that 8-year-old boys and 84-year-old women are similar in ways that bug the crap out of me.

18 Photos Reveal What Grandparenting Looks Like Around The World

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.12.2015 | Fifty

Grandmas and grandpas spoil their grandkids rotten all-year round so it's only fair that we celebrate them too. So happy National Grandparents Day, Se...

The Heartbreaking Reason This Woman Is Trying To Find Her Grandmother's Long Lost Friends

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.11.2015 | Fifty

When Nicolle Munson's grandma was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Nicolle knew she had to do something to cheer her up. Grandma Ann, 71, "was very ups...