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"Miles to Go Before It Sleeps"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.27.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Any motorist knows that the best way to ensure longevity is to regularly check your parts, monitor your fluids and make sure your und...

'Grandfather's Security System'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.30.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Now that our 1-year-old granddaughter, Chloe, is crawling around at record speed and has taken her first tentative steps, we have to repeat the process when she comes over to visit.

The Power of the Number 8 and Its Fate for My Family

Natalie Thomas | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

Not only is it incredibly clear to me that this baby was meant to be, now reflecting on her grandfather's life scare, it is even more apparent that she's here for a reason.

A Twin-Win Situation

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.07.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In the year since my precious little granddaughter was born, during which time she has become smarter and more mature than I am, even though I am cons...

"The Pun and Only"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.18.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a guy who has always loved puns, and has been known to use as many as 10 at a time (even if they don't work, I can say, "No pun in...

6 Things I Hope for My Granddaughter, My 'Jelly Bean'

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 05.21.2014 | Fifty
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

For you, my Jelly Bean, are made of the finest sugar. You show up in all kinds of colors and flavors that warm my heart and soul. One smile and I'm taken in -- taken in like only a grandpa can experience. And so there are six things I hope for my dear Jelly Bean...

Out of the box

Dianne Harman | Posted 05.10.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

How many boundaries in our lives are psychological? How many boundaries are artificial? I would guess most of them.

"Love Your Mother"

Valerie Harms | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Harms

Once when my children were in their early teens, I did a ceremony in the back yard with them. Kneeling on the grass, as they stood watching skeptically, I patted the ground and said, "The Earth is your mother.

A Weekend With Sam

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

My 10-year-old granddaughter, Sam, visited me for a weekend and begged me to take her to the mall.

"Princely Postcard"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.30.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima It would not be classic British understatement to say that Prince Charles and I have a lot in common. For one thing, as my wife, Sue...

"How to Babysit a Grandpa"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.02.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Being a grandfather comes with many important responsibilities, such as making funny faces, engaging in baby talk and otherwise behav...

"The Prince and the Poppie"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Prince Charles Clarence House London SW1A 1BA United Kingdom Sir: From one new grandpa to another, I am writing to congratulate you...

"Grandfather Knows Best"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.28.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Now that I am a grandfather, many people whose children have recently had children have asked for my brilliant advice on how to be a ...

It's The Place I Expected To Be At 30 -- And I Love It

Jillian Sanders | Posted 07.06.2013 | Women
Jillian Sanders

The night of my 30th birthday, I fell asleep in my mother's childhood bedroom. The next morning, my grandparents served me Entenmann's crumb cake. It was the first birthday I celebrated without a date in 10 years. I felt whole and at peace.

What Our Kids Teach Us About New Year's Resolutions

Susan Bloch | Posted 03.16.2013 | Parents
Susan Bloch

My 12-year-old granddaughter, Lisa, sat beside me on a grainy beach in Hawaii. Staring out at the horizon, I struggled to come up with New Year's reso...

'He Was The Kindness Of My Young Life'

Lea Lane | Posted 08.28.2012 | Fifty
Lea Lane

My grandfather, William Schacht: orphan from Vienna. Violin player. Cigar store owner on New York's Upper East Side...the kindness of my young life.

Signing with Your Baby

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 07.21.2012 | Parents
Ruth Neubauer

Sign language is a natural way to help communication in the first year or so of life.