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Badass Grandma

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 04.29.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

I have a special fondness for Badass Grandmas, and truly, I hope someday to be one (side note to my children: No rush).

What My 94-Year-Old Grandma Taught Me About Life

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

There she sat, with a soft subtle glow, sitting so peacefully. It occurred to me that my mini dramas, the self-loathing, and worrying about my next assignment are rather superficial in comparison to a lifetime of change and overcoming adversity.

Yagana Shah

The Grandparenting Trend That's Raising Eyebrows | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.31.2014 | Fifty

Just as women of a certain age dread being asked, "So, when are you going to have a baby?"-- older women dread being asked by their grandkid-consumed ...

On Losing The Woman Who Always Chose Life

Carrie Goldman | Posted 03.28.2014 | Women
Carrie Goldman

My sisters and I were probably the only people in the country who thought it was a fantastic idea to leave Florida and fly to Minnesota in the dead of winter. The trek north meant we were heading to Grandma's house, where the center of joy was located. Endless games of cards, unlimited pieces of chocolate candy, and hours of storytelling awaited us.

Last Day at Grandma's: New York, Nov. 23, 1997

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 02.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

G Grandma and Grandpa moved in here before they were Grandma and Grandpa, when they were still Mom and Dad. They were in their 40s. Grandpa died in 1...

Nana Was The Best Santa

Rachael Clarke | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Rachael Clarke

"You're going to drop that, Rachael. Put her down before you slip and fall." I sashayed along the tile and wood, watched the snow swirl.

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.

Nana Has a Rap Sheet

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

The cop was, of course, unaware that Judy's sense of direction was rivaled only by her memory. The court date passed unnoticed, while Judy went on with the less serious commitments of her life. Then the warrant for her arrest arrived in the mail.

"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...

Grandma Knows About Confinement: In the Wake of Losing Her Mobility, She Speaks out Against Animal Cruelty

Jasmin Singer | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Jasmin Singer

Who are my tears for? Are they for these animals, brutally confined, heartlessly mutilated, never experiencing the tiniest kindness, solely for the fleeting "pleasure" of a chicken salad sandwich? Or are they for my grandma, also brutally confined -- by fate -- but loved so much by so many?

LOOK: Grandma Rides Motorcycle Like A Hells Angel

The Huffington Post | Katerina Rosen | Posted 06.21.2013 | Fifty

You have to love the smile on this grandma's face. Her grandson took her on her first motorcycle ride in 59 years and subsequently shared this compare...

You Know You're the Grandma of a Toddler When...

Joan Gage | Posted 07.10.2013 | Fifty
Joan Gage

When you get undressed at night and Cheerios fall out of your bra; when your arms and legs are embellished with bandaids featuring the Muppets and Dora the Explorer and your shoes, purse and glasses cases are studded with an eclectic collection of stickers.

You're Not Going to Find a Husband in College

Rachel Ryan | Posted 06.02.2013 | Women
Rachel Ryan

Susan Patton has been given titles ranging from "backwards," to "WASP" to "1950s-era housewife." And while the hoards of progressives -- and my 89-year-old grandmother -- might be jumping at the bit to discourage her advice, I initially agreed with her... in theory.

You Can't Go Home Again... Or Can You?

Serena Piper | Posted 05.12.2013 | College
Serena Piper

Last summer after my grandma passed away, I had a conversation with my mom about whether or not it's a good idea to return to your childhood home after you've moved out and on with your life. "I know I never could because I knew it wouldn't be the same," she said.

My Fashion Show Honored Grandma Lucy

Lori Kyler Christensen | Posted 03.20.2013 | Style
Lori Kyler Christensen

When I was growing up, my grandmother was one of the most important people in my life. She was a self-taught sewing dynamo without any formal training, and no sewing project was too difficult for Lucy.

5 Things I Learned From My Grandmother

Danielle Herzog | Posted 03.15.2013 | Women
Danielle Herzog

After thinking about my grandmother and our 38 years together, I have put together a short list of some of the things I have learned from her.

Why I Will Never 'Pop' My Grandkids

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 01.21.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Carpenter

With the holidays upon us, what other grandmas might do may be tested. Families will gather and children will act up. Some grandparents will spank or send kids into corners. Some parents will bristle. Or not. To each his own.

The Moving Story Of China's 'Basketball Grandma'

Posted 10.16.2012 | Fifty

A 5'0'' basketball-playing grandmother has become "China's Internet darling" after her moving story made headlines earlier this month, Time magazine r...

A 99-Year Old Woman Saved My Life

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 09.02.2012 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I lay in bed with her last night holding her birdlike hand, the one that milked cows on her family farm in the 20s, the one that held her mother close after her father's suicide, the one that held me.

Making the Leap: Gramma as "Unexciting Object"

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 08.13.2012 | Home
Ruth Neubauer

For Jonah, my grandson Warner Springs Ranch, California -January 30th 2009 So I've spiraled out of wherever I've been - for better not for worse - ...

Forgetting Grandma

Kip Patrick | Posted 07.21.2012 | Travel
Kip Patrick

It was my first backpacking trip abroad, a one-year trek through Central and South America, and I did a very bad thing. For the first six weeks I was ...

'Why Should I Be Happy About Being A Grandmother?!'

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2012 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Today, for millions of women who are reaching that stage of life, is about more than just vanity. It raises other complicated feelings less common among women from previous generations. For better or for worse, grandmas are just not what they used to be.

WATCH: Awesome Grandparents Break It Down

Posted 02.08.2012 | Comedy

Forget the lame birthday card. When Grandma and Grandpa Nelson wish their grandson Josh a happy birthday, they do it in style. And this year the v...

Jon Ward

The Grandmother's Advice Newt Ignored: 'Don't Draw Attention' | Jon Ward | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Newt Gingrich sauntered into an art gallery an hour from here Tuesday morning, fresh off his self-proclaimed historic debate perform...

WATCH: Awesome Aunt Dances To Usher

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 01.09.2012 | Comedy

This will make you wanna... something. Maybe submit your own video to the growing catalogue of Grandmas-dancing-to-hits? Who's got the smoothest G...