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The Circle of Life Continues

Tammy L. Coia | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Tammy L. Coia

Moments, those times in our lives when we wish they could go on forever and ever. I just had a day like that. My youngest son got married and I watched as his life begins in a whole new way. That same day I sat with my other son and as we played with his daughter, my first grandbaby during the reception.

5 Affordable Gift Ideas for Mother's Day That Will Make You Her Favorite Child

Teen Vogue | Posted 05.06.2016 | Style
Teen Vogue

For Teen Vogue, by Lily Herman. Photo: Courtesy of vendors Shopping for Mother's Day gifts can be tricky: It's hard to find items that don't cost a...

5 Beautiful Lessons In Love I Learned From My Grandparents

Hayley Miller | Posted 03.09.2016 | Fifty
Hayley Miller

My grandparents had the kind of love you see on the big screen. Well, more accurately, a Muppets movie on the big screen. It was at times chaotic, alw...

I, Uber Driver

Karen H. Szatkowski | Posted 02.11.2016 | Fifty
Karen H. Szatkowski

My Uber driving is both an adventure and a rough-edged reminder of my vulnerability.

OMG! Watch This Woman Learn She's Going To Be A Grandma

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.05.2016 | Fifty

Esther Axelrad Spear, a retired New Jersey librarian who now lives in Chandler, Arizona, wasn't expecting a gift from her daughter Marisa and son-in-l...

Finding Love in the Kitchen, All Over Again

Lauren DePino | Posted 12.15.2015 | Good News
Lauren DePino

"You might never find love like that in any relationship again," my therapist said. "The way your grandmother loved you is rare." I sat before her ...

Tibetan Momo Dumplings and Yak Wrestling

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 12.04.2015 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

Kyoto Journal's gorgeous food issue covers Japanese temple cuisine and Burmese market fare, Jain vegetarianism and 15th-century Chinese court delicaci...

An Hour With Grandma

Pam Townsend | Posted 11.30.2015 | Women
Pam Townsend

I recently read a Facebook post that posed the question: If you could spend an hour with anybody from the past, who would it be? I suspect that the question was meant to elicit the names of famous people who have influenced nations or human destiny worldwide. But my immediate response -- had I chosen to respond online -- would have been: my maternal grandmother.

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

While season two of "Jane The Virgin" is still a couple of weeks away, we have a small treat to hold us over: an exclusive deleted scene from season o...

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 becom...

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 06.23.2016 | 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 06.15.2016 | 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 06.05.2016 | 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 05.27.2016 | 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 05.26.2016 | 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 05.20.2016 | 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 05.05.2016 | 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.