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Dementia Through The Eyes of a Child

Elizabeth Flora Ross | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Flora Ross

In the beginning, the residents sitting around the room were withdrawn, as is typical. Some watched with interest, many with detachment, some not at all. But then an amazing thing happened.

5 Cities to Travel to With Your Grandchildren

Gramma Good | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel
Gramma Good

Grandparents, we are celebrating a great time of the year -- the happy summer months! It is the time when grandparents and parents can pack up their family and travel our great country...the home of the brave and the free... our beautiful United States of America.

Yagana Shah

Being A Grandparent: Expectation Vs. Reality

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty

You've pestered your kids for years about when they'll finally get their act together and start a family so you can have some adorable grandkids to pl...

4 Valuable Life Skills Only A Grandpa Can Teach

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Chris Pummer | Posted 07.04.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Just as memories of grandmothers revolve around their hugs and affection, recollections of grandpas often center on s...

The Roller Coaster Life Of A Caregiver

Elizabeth Flora Ross | Posted 07.03.2014 | Fifty
Elizabeth Flora Ross

The phone vibrating on my night stand woke me from a deep sleep. I fumbled to find it and looked at the time -- 4:44 AM. The phone number seemed vaguely familiar in my foggy state, but was not one I had programmed into my contacts. I have had wrong number phone calls in the middle of the night before.

The Difference Between a 1-Year-Old, a 3-Year-Old, a 5-Year-Old and a 67-Year-Old

Renee Fisher | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

1-year-old: Eats pretty much anything that is put in front of her, including sunscreen and lint. A certain amount ends up in her bib catch-all. 67-year-old: Eats pretty much what is put in front of her, including sunscreen and lint. A certain amount ends up on the shelf created by her boobs.

From Empty Nest to Full House

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

Gone are the days of sharing a leisurely cup of coffee over the morning news. My husband and I now sip our daily elixir while watching Chuggington with our granddaughter sandwiched between us on the couch.

5 Tricks To Staying Healthy When Those Around You Are Sick

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Charlotte Cowan M.D. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Expect the frantic call. Your daughter's running late for a critical meeting. Her husband's out-of-town. The baby's t...

Rites and Rituals

Sonya Hamlin | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Sonya Hamlin

Ends of seasons signal transitions, and the one from the long winter through the questionable spring before the hopeful leap into summer also engender...

Nothing Like Feeling Special!

Dianne Harman | Posted 06.12.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

I've concluded that if we can do things to make our children feel special from an early age, not just at age 17 or 18 when they graduate from high school, then we're doing something very positive for the future generation. Things may not have been done that way in the past, but maybe they should have been.

5 Phenomenal Life Lessons Passed Down Through 4 Generations

Janie Emaus | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

Having a grandchild while your own mother is still alive adds a new set of shared experiences to the mother/daughter relationship. I knew my mom was excited when I went into labor. She would have sold her soul to get across the country in time to see me in the hospital.

Why I'm Thinking Twice About Babies... After 50

Arlene Schindler | Posted 06.04.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Schindler

I forgot to have children -- what does that mean now? Sure, I've joked that I didn't want to be a motel for a fetus, or, my life began when my eggs dried up. But now, after 50, I'm thinking about babies.

Yagana Shah

9 Sweet Alternatives To 'Grandma' And 'Grandpa'

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty

Grandparents love chiming in on baby names for their grandkids -- but there's just one thing that's more important to a grandma or grandpa-to-be: what...

Yagana Shah

Should Grandparents Be Expected To Foot The Bill For Entertaining Grandkids?

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.24.2014 | Fifty

Being a grandparent is one of the greatest joys in a person's lifetime, no doubt. You not only get to see your own children grow up and learn the rope...

The Retirement Destinations Even Your Grandkids Will Love To Visit

Moira McGarvey | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Today with cell phones, texting, Skype and the relative ease of air travel (OK, I know the security lines are awful but I'm referring to all the flight options), living in different parts of the country than your grandchildren can work. But, if you want a few extra visits, you might want to consider being near certain locations as a bit of a draw.

7 Things Every Grandparent Needs For Their New Grandchild

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 05.13.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Yippee! The baby is here. And that probably means you’ll be spending as much time as you can with your new grandchi...

How I Passed on My Childhood History and Values to My Grandchildren

Gramma Good | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

Learning to value their history through their grandmother's eyes and to hear your stories will be "a keepsake" they will keep in their minds and hearts forever.

Yagana Shah

7 Valuable Lessons We Can Learn From Celebrity Grandparents

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.30.2014 | Fifty

There must be something in the water... because baby fever is taking Hollywood by storm. We have a slew of new celebrity babies that are just as (if n...

Yagana Shah

The Moment This Man Finds Out He's Going To Be A Grandpa Will Make You Tear Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.25.2014 | Fifty

Remember on "Full House" when Aunt Becky tries to cleverly tell Uncle Jesse she's having a baby by making a dinner with baby carrots, baby corn and ba...

Yagana Shah

5 Things You Should Never Say To A Grandparent

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.25.2014 | Fifty

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will never hurt us, right? Well, whoever came up with that phrase probably wasn't a grandparent. As a...

Grandchildren: A Shift in Focus

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.24.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

My first grandchild, Cameron John Shanahan, was born on April 8, 2014. I was looking forward to his arrival from the moment my son, Brian, and his wife, Pam, told me they were expecting.

10 Things That Prove Grandkids Really Love Their Grandparents

Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty

Grandparents. They say yes when parents say no. They never forget their grandkids' birthdays. They have the best one-liners ever. And some of them are...

Yagana Shah

The 15 Best Texts Grandparents Ever Sent

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty

First comes the Facebook request, and then come texts, as far as grandparents are concerned. If you haven't noticed already, older people are becoming...

The 12 Best Moments In Every Grandparent's Life

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 05.26.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Carpenter

Being a grandmother is one of the most surprisingly delightful adventures I've ever experienced. Some moments are grander than others, though, moments such as these.

8 Successful Celebs Who Were Raised By Their Grandparents

Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty

Our childhood forms us and sets us on a distinct path for the rest of our lives. As a child, nothing matters more than the people we look up to and th...