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Striking Photos Serve As Powerful Reminder To Value Grandparents

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.23.2015 | 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...

The Very Specific Reason Why Children Freak Me Out

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 09.03.2015 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

Children freak me out. Now, I don't mean they freak me out in general. They freak me out for very specific reasons. Those reasons have to do with my husband, who had a Double Lung Transplant almost two years ago.

Weekend With the Grandkids? Turn Your Yard Into a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 08.25.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Carpenter

Grandma and Grandpa's house is a magical place for a grandchild. Having your yard certified as a wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation can increase the magical factor tenfold and more.

Fairy Tales and Unicorns

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.23.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Letting Go of the Breakables

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 08.18.2015 | Fifty
Linda DeMers Hummel

"The breakables, too?" my grandson wanted to know. I thought of how much my mother would have loved the scene. The memories of all her trips now mingling with children's pretend games. "That's fine," I said.

Life Alert

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.16.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Once Upon A Time...

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.15.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

"Once upon a time there was a baby called Marcia. Then she blinked her eyes, and she was 65."

Top Ten Reasons to Visit Quebec Provence, Canada

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.11.2015 | Travel
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Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Moving among wildlife and experiencing the outdoors are favorite vacation motivators for me, and knowing this adventure would be special, I invited my 12-year old granddaughter to accompany me to make for a cross-generational experience.

The Karaoke Grandkids

Chuck Nyren | Posted 08.10.2015 | Comedy
Chuck Nyren

The faux grandkids have arrived. Actually, they're real grandkids. I'm the faux. Girl eight, boy six. Both cute. They are well-known for being pointers and diggers. They point at something and say, "What's behind there?" And if you say "Nothing", they know you're lying.

How to Tell an Enchanting Story

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 08.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Elaine Ambrose

Some people are born to be storytellers, and their yarns and tall tales aren't limited to children. They often regale adults with their creative narrations, and a friendly bar or boisterous camping trip only intensifies the renditions.

Expiration Date Unknown

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.02.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss


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

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.