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Grandmothers

Why I Shared My Grandma's Death With Hollywood Producer Jerry Bruckheimer

Sarah Zapp | Posted 05.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Zapp

I'm in the middle of a meeting with Chunky at Soho House in West Hollywood, when my phone rings. It's my dad. I answer it at the table. (You're not s...

My Valorous Grandmother, the 'C' Word, and Me

Jeanine Russaw | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jeanine Russaw

As the disease ran its course, her final stages of life left her a shadow of the high quality person she truly was. Though her brain cells had been ravaged by the sickness, she never ceased to make it clear how much she loved me.

Vintage Recipe Card Shows Just How Thoughtful Grandmas Can Be

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.06.2016 | Fifty

What's not to love about a recipe that's been handed down through the generations -- especially one that so thoughtfully advises against adding nuts b...

The Bond: Mothers & Daughters

Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow | Posted 05.05.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow

The Bond: Mother & Daughters join our co-founder Kay with a personal message The beauty of Mother's Day evokes a deeply warm and sensitized fee...

Warning: This Mother's Day Surprise Will Have You Sobbing

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.04.2016 | Fifty

We all know that grandmas are proud people, and mostly what they are proud of are their sons and daughters and grandkids -- even if they don't get to ...

100-Year-Old Granny Crushes Bridesmaid Duty At Granddaughter's Wedding

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 05.03.2016 | Good News

Martha Wallbank just created a new title for wedding parties: Centenarian of Honor. The 100-year-old grandmother recently appeared in her granddaughte...

Why Grandmothers Are So Important

Kristina Cappetta | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Kristina Cappetta

Grandmothers just rock. Simply put. Mine sure did. So, don't let this "Hallmark Holiday" go by without giving those grandmothers some extra recognition. They sure do deserve it. As we all know, they won't be here forever.

#TalkToMe: 'I Wish I Had Known That Everything Would Turn Out Okay'

Joyce Maroney | Posted 04.05.2016 | Business
Joyce Maroney

My husband and I worked non-stop during our children's formative years, and they've both developed into remarkable, creative and self-sufficient human beings. There are a few things I wish I'd known then that I know now.

#TalkToMe: Making History for My Family

Courtney Reynolds | Posted 04.04.2016 | Fifty
Courtney Reynolds

"I always wanted my home to be a haven that my children, or my husband and I, could run to, particularly when the outside world caved in on us..."

What Children's Books Are Getting Wrong When It Comes To Grandparents

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 03.27.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

Few things in life are simultaneously joyful and infuriating. But, reading to my 3-year-old grandson Avery is just that. While I'm crazy about snuggling that sweet boy and enjoying terrific children's literature together, from time to time I cringe.

The Reason I Write -- And Write

Diana M. Raab | Posted 03.22.2016 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Many people ask me when I knew I wanted to be a writer. The fact is that writing chose me. In fact, most writers will confess that they write because they have to write, not necessarily because they want to write.

Love Now, With No Regrets Later

Todd Uterstaedt | Posted 03.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Todd Uterstaedt

The sights and sounds of my grandmother's house started at the top of the rickety stairs on her back porch. There was always a wooden crate full of mu...

Why Life Just Gets So Much Better After 50

PK Read | Posted 03.02.2016 | Fifty
PK Read

I was more cynical in my 20s than I am now, and I don't miss how the anticipation of the new was always tinged with the anxiety of getting something wrong. The only things I really miss about youth are skin elasticity, my natural hair color, and a higher metabolism.

How To Teach Your Grandchildren To Be Happy

Honey Good | Posted 03.01.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

I think all grandmothers can be instrumental in helping their grandchildren be happy. Yes, grandchildren can be taught happiness skills.

The New Rules of Grammahood

Francine Kaufman | Posted 02.09.2016 | Women
Francine Kaufman

The role of today's grandmother is different than that of all the grandmothers who have come before. As a result, Grammas need a new game plan and se...

Letters to the Editor, From the Daughter of a Slave

TueNight | Posted 01.28.2016 | Black Voices
TueNight

Recovery. That's my battle cry. That's my great-grandmother realigned in me, warring against sins -- the untold story, the ancestor lost to time -- that break my heart.

How To Have An Impact On Your Grandchildren From Afar

Honey Good | Posted 01.28.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

My grandchildren, whom I call the 'Grands,' live across America. I can't smother them with kisses. I can't wipe away a tear. I can't solve an immediate problem. I cannot share their immediate joys because I cannot be involved in their everyday lives. I am truly sad about my set of circumstances.

Grammahood: What Has Changed?

Francine Kaufman | Posted 01.22.2016 | Women
Francine Kaufman

The past supremacy of Gramma's wisdom no longer exists. It has been replaced by the all-knowing Internet and social networks of like-minded people.

93-Year-Old Is Killin' It On Instagram With Her Modelling Shots

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.30.2015 | Fifty

Instagram's latest it-girl isn't a model or young starlet -- it's a 93-year-old Japanese grandma. And we're absolutely in love. Meet Emiko, who is the...

8 Photos That Capture The Bond Between Women And Their Grandmas

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.04.2016 | Fifty

An old handbag. Some vintage jewelry. A beloved sewing machine. All heirlooms of sorts passed on from one generation of women to the next. They might ...

WATCH: Grandma Freakin' Loves Wearing VR Headset For First Time

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.28.2015 | Fifty

There are moments in life that are just memorable. First love, first kiss ... and now the first time you wear a virtual reality headset. Hilarious vid...

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 ...

Please Let Me Get There: Lessons In The Darkness Of Death And The Light Of The Living

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.11.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

By Stephanie March My last living grandparent passed away on Thanksgiving Day this year. My grandma spent her final days on this earth in her own be...

Why I Love Nothing Better Than To Be Called Granny

Debbie Slevin | Posted 11.18.2015 | Fifty
Debbie Slevin

What is it about grandparenting that has so totally captivated me? I try to parse the overwhelming sense of satisfaction I get when I am with my grandson, to understand the visceral pleasure of this stage of life.

Faith and Chicken Fricassee

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 11.06.2015 | Women
Heather Gillis-Harris

We all want to matter in this life. Some might call it a need for validation. Not everyone is going to make a huge impact, like the Pope or President. Not all of us will become world known like Oprah. But for me, Mary Louise Gillis certainly left her mark.