'Donald Trump's a bad guy.' 'Well, he's not exactly a bad guy, Honey.' So began this morning's unusual political debate. It wasn't unusual for me to be involved in a debate but my opponent was intransigent. He's three. He's my grandson.
Saying 'no' is an expression of true love and consideration. Many times it's beneficial for everyone, kids and parents alike ... and even for your relationships with your significant other. Haven't you at least on one occasion said 'no' to that decadent dessert that just called to you on the menu?
I don't want to do this. I consider turning around, going back through the front door. But I promised myself I'd visit. I don't want to have regrets.
Chili in the crockpot, apple pie in the oven, cheesy biscuits cooling on the countertop; I'm ready. My 3-year-old triplet grandchildren are on a two-hour drive to spend the night with Granny and Papa while their parents attend a wedding.
Please, be the best being you can be. Please vote and work for Hillary. The alternative is worse. One thing both of us have learned over the years is that when perfection isn't available to us we have to choose the best option available and then MAKE that the best possible option.
All children deserve what she now has--a safe and stable family where they can grow roots and thrive. As a country, where would we be without grandparents and other relatives who are sacrificing to raise the children in their care? The Senate needs to do the right thing and put families first.
By: Susan "Honey" Good Many of us grandmothers are not able to be part of our grandchildren's lives for many reasons and unfortunately, not just di...
As our children grow into adulthood, so do our families. Our kids enter the next phase of lives as they create their own families. When our families grow, it's up to us to navigate new and different relationships, and to embrace the challenge of recreating and maintaining close adult relationships.
Maybe the focus on age is all wrong. I know very grown up 5-year-olds; I know people in their 80s who seem young and people in their 50s who seem old.
My daughters didn't really have grandparents for most of their lives. I still feel that void for them. Their grandparents are gone now. We will never have an opportunity to work anything out. It's sad. Now that I'm a grandparent I know how strong that bond can be.
What works and what doesn't when it comes to keeping a positive rapport with the parents and fostering a bond with the grandkids?
My mother insists on giving me what she calls constructive criticism. She thinks it's her job to tell me everything I'm doing wrong. For instance, wh...
Robin Linley, a grandmother from Del City, Oklahoma, received a terrifying call recently. A caller pretended to be her eldest granddaughter, Tori, and...
There are people who have a talent for sticking their foot in their mouth and those who just don't care what they say. Words are either gifts or weapons and I strive to keep what comes out of my mouth to be a gift. However, it's impossible to live as long as I have and not occasionally say something I regret.
Everyone has heard about the 2-year-old who was attacked by an alligator at Disney World. There are several reasons why this hit me very hard and I can't stop thinking about it. First, I have a 2-year-old grandson and he's lively and loves playing in the water. Second, we just returned from Disney World.
Don't wait until after an accident happens to have a conversation about habits of grandparents that concern you, have it now. If my daughter-in-law or my daughter sees something at my home that could endanger my grandchildren I want them to tell me about it so I can change it and most grandparents feel the same way.