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Grandparents and Grandchildren

A Quote A Day To Keep Grandma In Play

Honey Good | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
Honey Good

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 dist...

We Love These 10 Tips For Grandparents Taking Grandkids On Vacation

Posted 04.19.2016 | Fifty

Maybe you've agreed to watch them during a coming school break, or maybe you're simply in the mood for extra-special quality time together. Either way, you find yourself thinking about taking a vacation with your grandkids -- without their parents (you know, your own kids?) -- and suddenly your next thought is, Can I handle that?

The Unspoken Truth That All Grandparents Are Aware Of

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 04.15.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

I noticed a new behavior among my friends after they became grandparents. Suddenly the kids coming over took precedence over everything. If we had plans to get together, a call would come, 'The kids are coming over. They need ...' and with that, our plans had to be rescheduled.

How To Practice Mindfulness With Your Grandchildren

Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow | Posted 12.09.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow

The age in which we live is so ridiculously hectic. Often we operate on automatic pilot, and forget to stop and 'smell the roses' as the old adage goes. But as ancient as that saying is, so is the idea of how important it is to do so.

Sleeping With Wolves and Camping in a Boreal Forest: Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (Québec, Canada)

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.27.2016 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

We were not only going to a private wolf sanctuary, Aventuraid, but also to an animal wilderness park - Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien. The zoo was in a stunning boreal forest, and we looked forward to experiencing a camping, canoeing and hiking adventure.

When Divorcing, Beware of Meddlers!

Mark Baer | Posted 07.26.2016 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I was recently contacted to potentially mediate a litigated divorce matter prior to trial, which is rapidly approaching. My name had been included on a list from the attorneys, along with two other mediators.

That's a Good Question!

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.02.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Yagana Shah

Grandparents' Facebook Fail Is The Most Hilarious Thing Ever | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.12.2014 | Fifty

What do your grandparents have in common with a legendary hip-hop artist? A lot, actually. Well, at least Facebook thinks so. In the most adorable Fac...

Show and Tell

Marcia Liss | Posted 11.08.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Remembering My Larger-Than-Life Grandmother 'Pretzel'

Geraldine Leer | Posted 11.06.2014 | Fifty
Geraldine Leer

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.

12 Stories That Prove Grandparents Make Life So Much Sweeter

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.05.2014 | Fifty

With Grandparents Day coming up on Sunday, Sept. 7th, Huff/Post 50 decided to take a moment to celebrate the incredible contributions grandparents hav...

Over The Bridge And Through the Woods To Grandmother's House We Go...

Fiona Finn | Posted 09.22.2014 | Parents
Fiona Finn

Sometimes difficult situations bring blessings. And one of these blessings was the bond that grew between my children and their grandparents.

How Do I Explain to My Young Child That I Have to Travel?

Diana Grycan | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Diana Grycan

It is important to remember that to a young child, they are exclusively the center of their worlds. An understanding of how others factor into their worlds comes a bit later.

Grandchildren: A Shift in Focus

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.24.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

My first grandchild, Cameron John Shanahan, was born on April 8, 2014. I was looking forward to his arrival from the moment my son, Brian, and his wife, Pam, told me they were expecting.

The 10 Games This Grandmother Absolutely Hates To Play With Her Grandkids

Laurie Levy | Posted 06.16.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

Like all parents, I know my children imagined me as a doting grandmother, happily playing with their children, unburdened by the daily demands of parenting. And it's true that one of the joys of having grandchildren is spending special time together. But over the years, I have developed a sense of impending dread about certain special games.

10 Things That Prove Grandkids Really Love Their Grandparents

Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty

Grandparents. They say yes when parents say no. They never forget their grandkids' birthdays. They have the best one-liners ever. And some of them are...

The 6 Worst Lies You Can Tell Your Grandkids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Caila Ball | Posted 03.11.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM We all lie a little. According to a 2012 study at the University of Notre Dame, Americans tell an average of 11 lies ...

Should You Move To Live Near Your Grandchildren?

Donne Davis | Posted 03.12.2014 | Fifty
Donne Davis

When I became a grandma ten years ago, I wished I didn't have to drive two hours to see my granddaughter. Whenever I visited, my daughter showed me the latest house for sale in her neighborhood. But I didn't want to move. One of my friends told me: 'I'd never relocate near my grandchildren. I'd be giving up too much and it's such a big risk.'

10 Things For Grandparents To Quit Fretting About

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 03.11.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Carpenter

Grandparents far too often fret and fear that they're somehow not the grandparent they should be. For all you worry-wart grandparents, I suggest you stop fretting about the following when it comes to your grandchildren:

Diana Grycan: Endings and Beginnings: Which Ones Feel the Best?

Diana Grycan | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Diana Grycan

I am blessed with children and grandchildren and a wonderful husband. What, then, is causing this lump in my throat?

Why You Should Cut Your Mother-in-Law a Break

Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD | Posted 01.27.2014 | Parents
Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD

At some point, it also occurred to me: As the mother of two boys, it's possible that I could someday have two daughters-in-law. And it's very possible (read: guaranteed) that I will occasionally say and do the wrong things.

The Quality That Will Serve Our Grandkids Well Their Whole Lives

Donne Davis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Donne Davis

Grandchildren can be brutally honest -- especially when they're young and simply making innocent observations about the people in their world.

Here's How Grandparents And Grandkids REALLY Impact Each Other

LiveScience | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty

Grandparents and their grown up grandchildren play important roles in each other’s health, a new study finds. The two-decade study found the quality...

An Invisible Virtue of Great Grandparenthood

Frank A. Weil | Posted 10.05.2013 | Parents
Frank A. Weil

I have four children, all of whom, except for those normal moments of aberration, have been an endless joy from the beginning. Those four children h...

Being a Grandmother

Honey Seltzer | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Honey Seltzer

I am so blessed to have my eldest granddaughter and my other two grandchildren in my life. I can't wait for next May when they are both standing in a temple celebrating their 13th birthdays. Life is full of joys and sadness. I am so lucky to be able to stand straight and feel the love.