"Ya can't learn nuthin' with yer mouth open." My grandpa taught me that. I'm still trying to practice that wise piece of counsel. He also taught me that there's always a job diggin' ditches and that I "ain't above it." Neither are you.
LEXINGTON, Mass. -- Mornings have gotten a lot livelier in the Lanson household this fall. My day starts with exercises and free-dancing with 7-year-...
If you're a grandparent and you are restricted from seeing your grandchild, your first thought may be to take legal action to preserve the bond and relationship you have established with your grandchild. But before you move forward with any legal action, here are some things to consider
As we celebrate Grandparents Day, let's make it something more than a superficial holiday. Let's make it a grand day for action.
Born in 1902 on a farm in Loup City, Nebraska, Geraldine Ayliff Waite always hated her name. So her grandchildren just called her 'Pretzel.' To me, Pretzel was larger than life.
Not craving grandbabies is a realization I've come to over time. For many years, I'd been playing a bit of a charade with friends and family.
This is a narrative about volunteer surrogate grandparents living among teens (who are not related) in a rural, residential school setting far from the crowds of urban Southern California -- and loving it.
Your child tells you the truth about his or her wrongdoing. How do you handle yourself?
With baby boomers following the sun (and a lower cost of living) to increasingly far-flung destinations, it's good to know we have so many options these days for grandparenting from afar.
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.
By the time my 40-something year-old mother gave birth to me, I was already down to just two living grandparents -- and one of them was in a home for the aged.
My Grandma Elizabeth lived to be 104 years old. In her lifetime, she witnessed World Wars I and II, The Great Depression, the Holocaust, the Vietnam War, the crumbling of the Berlin Wall, September 11th and a few other events. Without an iPhone, undergoing Botox, owning a flat-screen TV, or joining Cross Fit, she was the strongest woman I have ever known.
When I became a mother for the first time in 1980, there was no "use and care" manual that came with a newborn. Most of us just winged it
Out of the blue, in her fast-clipped voice, she said, "I added a new word to my vocabulary...DELETE. Been there, done that with women who play the one up you game and are boring!"
With your guidance, encouragement and support, your child will make not only this Grandparents Day but any day they spend with their grandparent special.