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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.

My Daughter's Career Choices: Journalist, Doctor, or Pet Photographer

Al DeLuise | Posted 03.01.2015 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I blame my grandmother on my mother's side. She's the one that started all this. Sure, she's been dead for nearly 50 years but that doesn't get her off-the-hook. She knows what she did -- she's the one that put the curse on this family's creativity.

Who Has Your Back?

Janet M. Neal | Posted 02.01.2015 | Women
Janet M. Neal

I know that my growing up in a secure environment has helped me feel confident enough to take risks in my life. But I am well beyond the days where I look to my parents for that security.

Total Stranger Tracks Down Lost Grandma After Worried Family Sends Up 'Bat Signal' On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.07.2014 | Good News

When one grandma got lost in a foreign country, a stranger with a huge heart came to her aid. Rosa Levy, 88, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, was vis...

Grandmothers: The Glue That Holds the Family Together

Honey Good | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty
Honey Good

My role is to be a grandmother to all 18 children. What I do for one, I do for all. It is my responsibility to keep them together as a harmonious unit. My relationship with each is on a very personal level.

She Was Joy, Light, and Woohoo!

Donna Highfill | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

magine riding through a neighborhood with the windows down, warm air blowing through your hair, and laughing hysterically as the driver yells, "Woohoo! Get out of our way!" while beeping the horn non-stop. Yea, that was my grandmom.

Sharing Memories Of My Heroic Grandmother

Nav Dayanand | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Nav Dayanand

To much of the world, naani was anonymous. To me, she was and always will be extraordinary. Her smile was electric, her wisdom unparalleled, and her patience and tolerance enviable. With her passing, we lose a beacon of hope, one that symbolized triumph over war and despair and one who infused simplicity, dignity and relentless love. I so wish I had more time with her.

Love Doesn't Just Disappear

Abby Heugel | Posted 10.05.2014 | Women
Abby Heugel

We all have times that we feel alone or fear that somehow we'll be forgotten simply because we've changed in a way that others find hard to accept.

Our Italian Anniversary Trip: He Went for the Soccer, I Went for Sicily. What We Got Was the Surprise of a Lifetime

Denice Duff | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Denice Duff

While in Sicily something magical happened on one day, without any planning or use of technology... Just me, my husband and two bad photocopies of a picture of my great-grandmother and a street in her village, Sperlinga.

"How to Babysit a Grandma"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.22.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go. My granddaughter, Chloe, doesn't have to take such a circuitous r...