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

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.

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...

Yagana Shah

6 Snapshots That Summed Up Middle Age In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

No, I'm Not Smarter Than A Third-Grader

Laurie Levy | Posted 02.13.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I always hated word problems, but when my granddaughter in third grade asked for my help with her homework, I figured how hard could that be? Well, too hard for a pretty smart young lady and her grandmother, I guess.

8 Tricks Every Good Grandparent Should Know

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Elizabeth Semrai | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Kids expect a lot from their grandparents — love, snacks, and undivided attention, for starters, but so much more, ...

Yagana Shah

9 Signs You're Winning At The Grandparenting Game

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty

There are few joys as great as being a grandparent. From spoiling your grandkids to staying up-to-date on everything that's new and cool, you get to d...

10 Of The Best Movies About Grandparents And Grandkids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 10.10.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com From Parenthood to Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, these funny and poignant films capture the special bond betwe...

Why I'm One Mother Who Doesn't Want Grandchildren

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 11.06.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

Not craving grandbabies is a realization I've come to over time. For many years, I'd been playing a bit of a charade with friends and family.

Yagana Shah

Being A Grandparent: Expectation Vs. Reality

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty

You've pestered your kids for years about when they'll finally get their act together and start a family so you can have some adorable grandkids to pl...

4 Valuable Life Skills Only A Grandpa Can Teach

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Chris Pummer | Posted 07.04.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Just as memories of grandmothers revolve around their hugs and affection, recollections of grandpas often center on s...

The Difference Between a 1-Year-Old, a 3-Year-Old, a 5-Year-Old and a 67-Year-Old

Renee Fisher | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

1-year-old: Eats pretty much anything that is put in front of her, including sunscreen and lint. A certain amount ends up in her bib catch-all. 67-year-old: Eats pretty much what is put in front of her, including sunscreen and lint. A certain amount ends up on the shelf created by her boobs.

From Empty Nest to Full House

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

Gone are the days of sharing a leisurely cup of coffee over the morning news. My husband and I now sip our daily elixir while watching Chuggington with our granddaughter sandwiched between us on the couch.

5 Tricks To Staying Healthy When Those Around You Are Sick

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Charlotte Cowan M.D. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Expect the frantic call. Your daughter's running late for a critical meeting. Her husband's out-of-town. The baby's t...

Yagana Shah

9 Sweet Alternatives To 'Grandma' And 'Grandpa'

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty

Grandparents love chiming in on baby names for their grandkids -- but there's just one thing that's more important to a grandma or grandpa-to-be: what...

Yagana Shah

Should Grandparents Be Expected To Foot The Bill For Entertaining Grandkids?

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.24.2014 | Fifty

Being a grandparent is one of the greatest joys in a person's lifetime, no doubt. You not only get to see your own children grow up and learn the rope...

7 Things Every Grandparent Needs For Their New Grandchild

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 05.13.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Yippee! The baby is here. And that probably means you’ll be spending as much time as you can with your new grandchi...

Yagana Shah

7 Valuable Lessons We Can Learn From Celebrity Grandparents

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.30.2014 | Fifty

There must be something in the water... because baby fever is taking Hollywood by storm. We have a slew of new celebrity babies that are just as (if n...

Yagana Shah

5 Things You Should Never Say To A Grandparent

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.25.2014 | Fifty

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will never hurt us, right? Well, whoever came up with that phrase probably wasn't a grandparent. As a...

10 Things That Prove Grandkids Really Love Their Grandparents

Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty

Grandparents. They say yes when parents say no. They never forget their grandkids' birthdays. They have the best one-liners ever. And some of them are...

I Love My Kids, But...

Tom Gerdy | Posted 03.08.2014 | Parents
Tom Gerdy

Mealtimes were always interesting as well. No one ever told me how much food put in front of babies ends up on the floor. Had I known, I would have designed the kitchen with a big drain in the center and a fire hydrant in the corner.

Forget About Parents: Tapping Into Grandparent Power

Robin Raskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Parents are the world's busiest people. Carving out 15 minutes to read a bedtime story or play a game of Go Fish is not easy. But, grandparents have what parents do not: time and patience. And now, thanks to the Internet, they've got proximity, even if the kids are a continent away.

'My Kids Are Not Happy To See Me Anymore'

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 10.08.2013 | Fifty
Laura Berman Fortgang

One 16 year old and a set of twins coming up fast on their 13th birthday: They want freedom, they earn some money and they don't want to be with me all the time. I'm on the back nine of my kids being kids.

How Will Your Grandkids Treat Their Inheritance?

Neale Godfrey | Posted 10.01.2013 | Fifty
Neale Godfrey

Whether you're living the retirement of your dreams or you are still working and hoping to hold on to the home you love, you're probably thinking about whatever estate you will leave behind.