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The 15 Very Best Pieces Of Grandparenting Advice From Celebrities

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

SPECIAL FROM 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


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


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

My Favorite Love Story

Carrie Severson | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Carrie Severson

Like the waltz, their love affair was long. It flowed effortlessly at times. And, like the best love stories, it had continuous turns. The tempo of the waltz is slow and invites very powerful and dynamic movements from all dancers. Just like my grandma and grandpa.


Marcia Liss | Posted 03.12.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


5 Fun and (Almost) Free Things to Do

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 03.11.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

If you're still in the "New Year, New You" mood, here are some hints for five fun, inexpensive activities to do that will improve your life. Try at least two of them before the end of the year.

See The Glass Half Full

Honey Good | Posted 03.09.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

I sat down across from him with the glass filled halfway between us, I lowered my head to match his and said, "Robbie! Do you see this glass of water half empty or half full?"

What I Found Inside My Grandmother's Shoebox

Jessica Katz | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women
Jessica Katz

There are hundreds of pictures of her. She's always dressed in crop-tops with high-rise flowy skirts. I look at the men who surrounded her and the way they gazed at her and I can just tell they loved her. It's strange to think that these men knew her better than I do.

Grandmother's Ornaments

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 03.07.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

After all the festivities and hullabaloo are over, packing the decorations is a bittersweet experience best fortified with a glass of Cabernet, a plate of leftover fudge and one last round of nostalgic Christmas music.

My First Gift to My First Born Grandson

Honey Good | Posted 03.01.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

My first grandchild, Rob, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii (where my children were raised) 26 years ago. My most significant gift, to this day, was giving him his Hebrew name, a name "he will carry all the days of his life."

Why My 60s Are The Best Decade Of My Life

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 02.26.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

According to a recent TODAY survey of 1,500 adults, the 60s can be a positive time of life. Of the participants in the study in their 60s, 72 percent said they felt younger than their age. A majority of the respondents said their journey so far was better than they expected. The key factors to happiness after 60 include personal health and adequate finances.

Did the Shepherds Laugh?

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 02.25.2015 | Good News
Elaine Ambrose

As the family gathered to feast and celebrate this Christmas, my 7-year-old granddaughter carefully moved every animal and character until she was satisfied with the scene. Then she asked a serious question."Did the shepherds laugh?"

Yagana Shah

6 Snapshots That Summed Up Middle Age In 2014 | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.25.2014 | Fifty

It's been an incredible year, 2014, or as we like to call it here at Huff/Post50, "The Year of the Boomer." Every day we get to write and share inspir...

Fa La La La La...

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.24.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss