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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...

How To Teach Your Grandchildren To Be Happy

Honey Good | Posted 03.01.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

I think all grandmothers can be instrumental in helping their grandchildren be happy. Yes, grandchildren can be taught happiness skills.

What Our Grandchildren Can Teach Us About Mindfulness

Susie Wolbe | Posted 03.17.2016 | Fifty
Susie Wolbe

I just finished eight days of watching grandchildren, three of which included having their Grandpa E along for the fun. Watching young children may present a few challenges for those who don't have this pleasure on a daily basis, but the positives of such a situation outweigh the negatives, by far.

101 Perfect Activities To Do With Your Grandchildren

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.28.2016 | Fifty

There's never a dull moment with little ones in your life.

This Is What Makes A Good Grandparent

Renee Fisher | Posted 02.08.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

There is no doubt that there are as many grandparent personalities as there are personalities in general. Most of them bring something to the table of value. Some are caregivers, when their children have to work. Some grandparent mostly by the example of their lives.

How To Have An Impact On Your Grandchildren From Afar

Honey Good | Posted 01.28.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

My grandchildren, whom I call the 'Grands,' live across America. I can't smother them with kisses. I can't wipe away a tear. I can't solve an immediate problem. I cannot share their immediate joys because I cannot be involved in their everyday lives. I am truly sad about my set of circumstances.

When Grandchildren Move Away: 12 Things to Send With Them

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 01.22.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Carpenter

Sometimes, regardless of how much we wish things could be different, grandchildren and their parents move away from Grandma and Grandpa. Perhaps there...

Judgy Grandparent Disorder: Does Your Family Suffer From It?

Whitny Braun | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents
Whitny Braun

"I think the fact that I was a good kid is now coming back to bite me in the ass," said my friend Jana over coffee last week. I asked her to elaborat...

Eight New Year's Resolutions I Definitely Won't Keep - And Seven I Might

Joe Seldner | Posted 12.23.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

I guess New Year's resolutions are a good thing. They keep people optimistic about the year to come and it's fun to talk about what you are absolutely...

The Day It Snowed Inside the House

Teresa Kindred | Posted 12.21.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My son-in-law was out of town this week and so I had to be at my daughter's house by 7 a.m. to babysit my 1 year old grandson and 3 year old granddaug...

A Christmas Hockey Stick for Granny

Curtis Rogers | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents
Curtis Rogers

Gifts are wonderful things, but without thought and sentiment they are just objects. Ever see a department store Christmas tree display with fake presents? The don't have any warmth because they weren't placed with love. There was no thought behind them. They are just empty boxes. Love makes an object a gift. Love once made a pink hockey stick the perfect present.

I Confess My Regrets About Being a Successful Career Woman and a Mother!

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.15.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

It's time for me to me to speak up. Please hear my voice so I can try and shed my regrets about having career and motherhood at the same time.

Chloe Meets Santa

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.08.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

When Chloe and I met him, he certainly looked the part. His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, and the beard on his chin was as white as the snow. He had a broad face and a little round belly that shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly.

The Grandtots Strike Again!

Inga | Posted 12.02.2015 | Comedy

My desk and desk chair have been elaborately reupholstered with an entire package of Post-It Notes, some with personal "wuv" messages (the author informs me) in the form of Hi-Liter scribbles. All electronic transgressions are immediately forgiven.

Grandkids Are Totally Baffled By Their Grandparents' Retro Gadgets

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.03.2016 | Fifty

Boomers know how hard it can be to keep up with the ever-changing world of technology, one in which landline phones are obsolete and people get their ...

The Hard Half

David_Goldstein | Posted 11.29.2015 | Green

As the summit that everyone in the climate world has been pointing to as the "last best chance to change course" gets underway, there is good news and there is bad news.

9 Things You Shouldn't Say To Grandkids | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.28.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Despite our best intentions, many of the pat responses and pieces of advice adults have been giving children through the generatio...

Striking Photos Serve As Powerful Reminder To Value Grandparents

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.04.2016 | 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 10.25.2016 | 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 10.22.2016 | 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.