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A Grandmother's Legacyg

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 06.04.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

My grandmothers were the quintessential matrons: they grew lush gardens, baked pies, canned peaches and then peacefully passed away in their nineties. My life has been a bit different, and I just hope I don't die tomorrow by getting hit by a wine truck while dancing in the street.

What I'm Still Learning From My Mom, 20 Years After Losing Her

Ali Wilkinson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Ali Wilkinson

My mom died of brain cancer when I was in high school, 20 years ago now. And for many years, I missed her vividly. With time, the rawness of her loss faded. Because I lost her so young, I find that I don't miss her as much because of the experiences we shared or the conversations we had. I miss her for those we didn't.

My Grandson Likes My Advice, But My Kids Don't

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty
Jennifer Connolly

I plan to be my grandson's favorite person in the world. I want to be that wise person he feels safe enough to come to with any question. I want him to know he can always tell me any and everything.

Does Having Grandchildren Persuade Women to Retire Early?

Karen Firestone | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Karen Firestone

I am a grandmother. I don't just admit it, I am proud of it. My first grandchild was born when I was fifty five, which is relatively young for American professional women, but I had four children by age 30. I also run an investment firm.

6 Things You Do That Drive Your Grown Kids Crazy

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 05.05.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Your kids are grown and have kids of their own. You talk to them on the phone, visit and spend time with them. Sounds...

Manners Revival: Respect the Elderly

Dana Holmes | Posted 06.21.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Grandparents have the sweetest gig. They just get to spoil their grandchildren, right? Well, grandparents in the 21st century also have a completely different perspective on grandchildren than those of previous generations. Many think that kids are losing their ability to communicate with and respect their elders.

Watch This Nana's Adorable Reaction To Her Granddaughter's Portrait Tattoo

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty

A Washington grandma was utterly floored when her granddaughter surprised her with a gesture for the ages. Jessica Carey, of Salem, Oregon, recentl...

I Swear...

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.13.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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5 Key Things This Grandmother Forgot About Motherhood

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My babies will be 23-years-old this year and even though my husband and I raised five children there are some things about motherhood that I had forgotten. Maybe I forgot because I didn't want to remember.

Just Saying...

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.07.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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10 Things Nanas Know

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My friends look at my pictures of my grandchildren with the proper amount of enthusiasm, but until they have walked in my shoes, there is no way they can understand how wonderful it is to be called "Nana."

The 15 Very Best Pieces Of Grandparenting Advice From Celebrities

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | The Editors | Posted 03.28.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com From Goldie Hawn to Prince Charles, these actors, politicians, and famous folks offer their best bits of wisdom for e...

Misty Memories

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.27.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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How to Leave a Lasting Impression As a Grandmother

Honey Good | Posted 05.24.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

How do we try to be an important part of our grandchildren's lives and leave a lasting impression, when they are so busy coupled with long distance relationships? My grandchildren live in Arizona, Texas, Indiana, California and Chicago. I live six months in California and six months in Chicago. It's hard to be a grandmother of consequence!

What Name Will Your Grandchildren Call You?

Teresa Kindred | Posted 05.23.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

When you learn you are going to be a grandparent, one of the first things you may wonder about (after you get over feeling old) is what name will your grandchild call you.

Do As I Say...

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.20.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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15 Rules For Membership In The Big Girl Panties Society

Vikki Claflin | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty
Vikki Claflin

The first time I heard someone say 'Put on your big girl panties and deal with it,' I burst out laughing and spit my wine across my computer keyboard. My mind had an instant visual of a middle-aged woman sword fighting in nothing but her underwear.

'Poppie Joins the Club'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.17.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Imagine my surprise and delight when I found out that the chairman and CEO of the American Grandparents Association, famed rock music impresario Steve Leber, also is known as Poppie to his seven grandchildren.

'A Very Social Security Guard'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.05.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Herbert "Doc" Koenig is a security guard in the building where I work. He don't need no stinking badge (he has an ID card with a photo of his goateed visage and the word "Doc" under it) and he doesn't carry a pistol, mainly because he is one. But he does have a rapier wit that could disarm the most suspicious intruder.

What 5-Year-Olds Can Teach Us About Life After 50

Margaret Manning | Posted 04.26.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Recently I started wondering why we become so darn serious as adults. Do we subconsciously rush to fill the roles that society gives us? Or, do life's practical considerations conspire to make us conservative and just plain boring?

Starting Roth IRAs for Your Grandkids

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.20.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Though retirement accounts are best used as retirement vehicles only, the tax-free withdrawal advantage of a Roth IRA makes it a useful savings tool for other needs young adults have, such as additional education expenses not covered by savings or a down payment on a first home.

A Valentine's Day Message To My Adorable Grandkids

Laurie Levy | Posted 04.16.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

When my first child was a baby, people asked me if he was adopted. He was a blonde, fair-skinned child with light eyes who happened to have a dark haired, olive skinned, brown-eyed mom. Times were far less politically correct than they are now, so I patiently responded that he was my biological child who looked like his father.

Why You Should Never Have A Favorite Grandchild

Janie Emaus | Posted 04.09.2015 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

I never wanted to become that grandmother. The one who always says yes to her sweet, funny granddaughter. No matter what she asks. But finds it so easy to say no to the rambunctious grandson who moves too quickly from place to place. Whose energy is exhausting. But exactly as it should be.

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

David Kanegis | Posted 03.29.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Something as simple as snow allowed us to use our creativity in ways that weren't everyday occurrences.

10 Things You Should Never Say To Your Grandkids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Denise Schipani | Posted 01.21.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Everyone has the occasional "Oops!", but for the sake of your relationship, keep these comments to yourself. Rea...