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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.

Good Question!

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.24.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss


Coffee Talk

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.21.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss



Marcia Liss | Posted 07.20.2015 | Fifty
Marcia Liss


What I Learned About My Own Bladder From Potty Training

Inga | Posted 07.18.2015 | Fifty

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.