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Grandparenting Is A New And Exciting Chapter In Life

Sen. John Thune | Posted 09.28.2016 | Fifty
Sen. John Thune

There are many things in life over which you have no control. Kimberley and I just experienced one of them. On September 21 at 8:24 p.m., we became grandparents for the very first time.

After One Became Three: 'Working' The Verb That Is Love

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 08.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

Loggerhead Turtle hatchlings at SeaWorld Orlando. "A miscarriage is a natural and common event. All told, probably more women have lost a child from ...

What To Do With The Heirloom That No One Wants

Inga | Posted 08.18.2016 | Fifty
Inga

The picture had been embalmed undisturbed in bubble wrap for more than four decades in the back of a closet, the downside of my not having moved in 43 years. But last month, I realized that it was the 50th anniversary of the oil portrait that my father had commissioned of me in July 1966.

The Best Way For Grandparents To Inspire Their Grandchildren

Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow | Posted 08.17.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow

As grandparents, we want to inspire our grandchildren, and one of the best ways to do this is by 'doing' simple acts of kindness. Here are a few ideas to put into practice.

Last Visit

Abby Byrd | Posted 07.15.2016 | Women
Abby Byrd

I don't want to do this. I consider turning around, going back through the front door. But I promised myself I'd visit. I don't want to have regrets.

86-Year-Old Woman Celebrates Birthday With 86th Great-Grandchild

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.13.2016 | Fifty

If you thought you had too many grandkids’ birthdays to remember, just imagine how Marie Frey feels. Frey celebrated her 86th birthday late last mon...

A Quote A Day To Keep Grandma In Play

Honey Good | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Honey Good

By: Susan "Honey" Good Many of us grandmothers are not able to be part of our grandchildren's lives for many reasons and unfortunately, not just dist...

5 Words You Should Never Say To Your Grandchild

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.25.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

There are people who have a talent for sticking their foot in their mouth and those who just don't care what they say. Words are either gifts or weapons and I strive to keep what comes out of my mouth to be a gift. However, it's impossible to live as long as I have and not occasionally say something I regret.

When Grandparents Aren't Allowed To See Their Grandchildren

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.24.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

Everyone has heard about the 2-year-old who was attacked by an alligator at Disney World. There are several reasons why this hit me very hard and I can't stop thinking about it. First, I have a 2-year-old grandson and he's lively and loves playing in the water. Second, we just returned from Disney World.

How to Survive As The Absentee Grandmother

Honey Good | Posted 06.22.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

Image Via Grandparents.com By: Susan "Honey" Good My Grands, like many of yours, have moved away with their parents. It is the modern-world syndrome...

How to Stay Positive in a Hostile World

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 06.21.2016 | Good News
Elaine Ambrose

The news alert flashed on my cell phone as I was caring for my young granddaughters. There had been another mass shooting, this time in Florida. I quickly read the horrible details and immediately thought of my grandchildren.

"You Have to Hand It to Him"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.21.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Whenever my wife asks me to tidy up the bathroom, I feel like throwing in the towel because I could never get it to look as nice as t...

These Parents' Classified Ad May Raise A Few Eyebrows

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.31.2016 | Fifty

Now here's a job posting you don't see every day. An Australian family is making headlines for a classified ad they posted in their local paper this w...

The Grandkids Are Starting To Look A Little 'Pinteresting'

Leslie Blanchard | Posted 05.17.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Blanchard

We've recently entered an inevitable and interesting new phase of parenting. Our children's friends are reproducing themselves. Babies seem to be coming out of the woodwork these days. They're at parties, wedding showers, sporting events -- everywhere we go.

The Stories Your Grandchildren Don't Want To Hear

Inga | Posted 05.12.2016 | Fifty
Inga

Spending a night in the Ice Hotel is apparently on a famous list of 100 Things You Have to Do Before You Die. I can only wonder: do the other 99 require this much suffering?

Lesley Stahl On Why We Need To Stop All The Gramma Jokes

Lesley Stahl | Posted 05.06.2016 | Fifty
Lesley Stahl

As I've travelled around the country this past month talking about grandmothers, I keep hearing the old jokes: "I should've had my grandchildren FIRST" and "The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is because they have a common enemy." Well, I say nonsense!

5 Reasons Being A Grandparent Is More Rewarding Than Being A Parent

Yagana Shah | Posted 05.05.2016 | Fifty
Yagana Shah

Two of my grandparents passed away before I was born, another when I was just a few years old and my one grandma, who lived until just a few years ago, was always thousands of miles away on the other side of the world. So it wasn't until recent years that I discovered the joy of having a grandparent -- or rather, being one.

Camping: Not For Sissies

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 04.29.2016 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

A friend in California wrote to me extolling the delights of camping. She went on to proudly describe her ingenuity in preparing a dozen ice cream fil...

Stepping Out of My Role as Physician and Aging Specialist and Into the Role of "Papa"

Roger Landry, MD, MPH | Posted 04.29.2016 | Fifty
Roger Landry, MD, MPH

Recently, I was able to step out of my roles as physician and aging specialist and be a Papa and an older adult. I was interviewed by two of my grandc...

#TalkToMe: My Mom on Not Having Grandkids, NYC in 1963 and Motherhood

Francesca Hogi | Posted 04.27.2016 | Women
Francesca Hogi

I sat down with my favorite person, (aka, my mother Joyce Hogi). She shared her thoughts on not being a grandmother, the culture shock of migrating to New York City from rural Alabama in 1963, and the best thing about motherhood.

We Love These 10 Tips For Grandparents Taking Grandkids On Vacation

Posted 04.19.2016 | Fifty

Maybe you've agreed to watch them during a coming school break, or maybe you're simply in the mood for extra-special quality time together. Either way, you find yourself thinking about taking a vacation with your grandkids -- without their parents (you know, your own kids?) -- and suddenly your next thought is, Can I handle that?

My Youngest Granddaughter Becomes a News Reporter for Six Minutes

Sharon C. Jenkins | Posted 04.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sharon C. Jenkins

Her biggest takeaway from the interview was that we were both "teacher's pets." My biggest takeaway was the overflowing love she has for humankind and a grandmother who would ask her to be brave and interview me in front of the world.

#TalkToMe: Grandmother and Granddaughter Share Memories -- And an Extra Foot Bone

Lou-Ellen Barkan | Posted 04.05.2016 | Fifty
Lou-Ellen Barkan

In the context of a long and full life, the best reward is spending time with my grandchildren. And it's not just freedom from responsibilities of diaper changes and homework and boyfriend trouble; it's the joy of sharing exactly these same things, knowing that the wisdom of a lifetime is valued.

13 Surprising Facts About Grandparents

Honey Good | Posted 03.17.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

How important it is for those of us who are grandmothers to remember that we are often the glue helping teach our children and grandchildren what it means to stick together through thick and thin. Isn't that what family is all about?

Love Now, With No Regrets Later

Todd Uterstaedt | Posted 03.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Todd Uterstaedt

The sights and sounds of my grandmother's house started at the top of the rickety stairs on her back porch. There was always a wooden crate full of mu...