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Hold on to Your Wheelchair, Grandma: Adventure Ahead

Elyse Jacobs | Posted 10.25.2015 | 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.

70 Is the New 50

Candy Spelling | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment
Candy Spelling

While of course I'm not the first person to use this catchphrase, I can honestly say that there is no truer statement. Just a few weeks ago, I celebrated my 70th birthday. I really can't believe that's my age! I certainly don't feel it... I'm still the same girl I've always been.

Magic in Yiayia's Steamer Trunk

Paola K Amaras | Posted 10.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

It was painted in battleship grey so many times, whenever a layer chipped, you'd be able to see the next layer of slightly-more-faded grey underneath....

Watch Jane Reveal She Broke Off Her Engagement In This 'Jane The Virgin' Deleted Scene

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.28.2015 | Latino Voices

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Kittens and Karma: Choices Made, Lives Saved

Paola K Amaras | Posted 09.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

I dreamed it again last night. The plaintive cries of a hungry, lost kitten. Even when I stirred awake, I still heard the echoes in my head. Karma...

Godzilla and Grandma: Where the Night Winds Take You

Paola K Amaras | Posted 09.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

Taking a walk late at night has a wonderful effect on me -- on my sleep, my dreams, and my creativity. A couple of weeks ago, I walked home from our l...

Psychotherapy in (and of) Everyday Life

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often stop to realize that our daily interactions with other people -- to whom we might feel love, hate or indifference -- can help us bec...

The Secret Ingredient In Irish Spaghetti Sauce

Kristy L. Moore | Posted 08.10.2015 | Women
Kristy L. Moore

Here I am, standing in my kitchen over a pot of my grandmother's "gravy." Having made it only a few times, I am not yet fully confident in my abilities that I could make it as well as she did. I am fully confident, however, that I have finally discovered its secret ingredient.

Youthful Triumph!

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.07.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

When do children experience their first sense of triumph? Just imagine a tall, lanky four-year-old looking around curiously at the school fair. A lot was going on with prizes and surprises.

Alzheimer's Will Not Be How My Grandmother's American Dream Ends

James Barrett | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
James Barrett

My grandmother fought her entire life for the American Dream. She came through Ellis Island as an immigrant from Greece without speaking a word of English. Alzheimer's will not be how her American Dream ends. This disease needs to be taken seriously. It's time to raise our voices for those who can't.

10 Super Cool Ways To Up Your Grandma Game

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My grandchildren call me Nana and I love it. I even have a sweatshirt that says, 'My grandchildren call me Nana because I'm too cool to be Grandma.' In fact, I love being a nana so much that I named my blog, NanaHood.

10.1 Tips From My 101-Year-Old Grandmother on How to Lead a Good Life

Douglas Danoff | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Douglas Danoff

My grandmother Helen has lived for more than a century. Born in Brooklyn in 1913, she has been fortunate to lead not just a remarkably long life but a remarkably gratifying one. She also ranks among the wisest people I know.

'What's in a Name? Ask Poppie'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.27.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I have been called many things in my life, not all of them repeatable in polite company, which I am seldom in anyway. But the one I love to hear repeated is Poppie, which is what I am called by my 2-year-old granddaughter, Chloe.

My Grandson Likes My Advice, But My Kids Don't

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty
Jennifer Connolly

I plan to be my grandson's favorite person in the world. I want to be that wise person he feels safe enough to come to with any question. I want him to know he can always tell me any and everything.

The Problem With 'Glamma'

Melissa Charles | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Melissa Charles

Glamorous is all well and good for some, but there's a dignity, an honor, a self-confidence that comes when someone embraces where they're at in life, be it a mother or grandmother, rather than trying to deny the passage of time.

The Mystique Of My Mom

Allie Smith | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Allie Smith

You sure didn't cry very much, which still baffles me. Maybe you saved it for when we were asleep? Mom, I cry all the time, from happiness, frustration, exhaustion, grief and TV.

I Don't Want My Kids To Share Grandma

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

I asked if we could just take my kids and she doesn't want to go if my nephews don't come. I'm guessing that means she wants me to help her take my nephews on a trip. I've tried talking to her about this issue and she thinks I am being selfish.

They Left Their Own Wedding To Visit The Bride's Hospitalized Grandma. Here's What Happened Next

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.14.2015 | Weddings

When Matt and Jamie Seifert got married, Jamie's grandmother Pat couldn't attend because she was ill. So the couple took the occasion to Pat, leavi...

10 Things Nanas Know

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My friends look at my pictures of my grandchildren with the proper amount of enthusiasm, but until they have walked in my shoes, there is no way they can understand how wonderful it is to be called "Nana."

Hilarious Grandma Poses In Real Estate Staging Photos, Becomes Hot Property

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.31.2015 | Fifty

No, she doesn't come with the house. Yolie Ball, an 86-year-old grandmother who's selling her home in Davenport, Florida, is now a hot property aft...

The Gift My Grandma Gave to Me

Mary McLaurine | Posted 05.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary McLaurine

I was honored that it was me she chose to share her last breath with, that it was my face she chose as her last to gaze upon and my voice she wanted to hear lulling her gently into God's loving arms.

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.

When Your Biggest Rival Is The Other Grandmother

Honey Good | Posted 05.23.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

I came to realize, over time, that there was a place in our grandchildren's hearts for both of their grandmothers. She was a Bubbie and I was a Honey. There was no need to compete because we both came from love!

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.