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Grandparents Day

How This Grandmother Broke The Mold At Age 87

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 09.10.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

She was a WWII war bride, married at age 17 and a mother at 20. She survived cancer in her 30s. The premature death of her mother. Financial reversals. Widowhood. Loss of hearing. And all three of her children moving away. And still, her spirit of adventure remains strong and vibrant.

How My Grandma's Powerful Transformation Changed My Entire Family

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 09.10.2016 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

In 1988 at the height of the AIDs epidemic and near-hysterical homophobia, my Aunt Barbara -- who'd once been married to a Paul Newman lookalike -- came out as gay. The news hit my grandma Ellen (who we just called Gram) hard.

9 Modern Grandparents Who Are Breaking The 'Grandparent Mold'

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.09.2016 | Fifty

National Grandparents Day is coming up on Sunday, Sept. 11, so Huff/Post50 decided to take a moment to celebrate the incredible contributions grandpar...

Proof That The Grandparent-Grandchild Bond Is Stronger Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.08.2016 | Fifty

National Grandparents Day is coming up on Sunday, Sept. 11, so Huff/Post50 decided to take a moment to celebrate the incredible contributions grandpar...

Rita Wilson: We Are Seeking Grandparents Who Are Breaking The Mold

Rita Wilson | Posted 08.03.2016 | Fifty
Rita Wilson

Since October 2011, Huff/Post50 has provided a unique platform for readers and writers to explore the issues and ideas that matter most to those over ...

This Ain't Your Mama's Grandparents Day

Renee Fisher | Posted 09.17.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

With all due respect to generations of grandparents who came before, boomers are slowly making inroads on yet another sacred, Hallmark-bedazzled day.

Do Something Grand for Grandparents Day and Every Day

Donna M. Butts | Posted 09.17.2016 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

Whether assisting with care, finances or fun -- grandparents, grand-aunts and uncles and grandfriends are stepping up to make sure the children in their lives succeed.

What Grandparents Day and the Jewish New Year Have in Common

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 09.14.2016 | Religion
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Grandparents' Day both fall on the same day this year, Sunday. It could not be a better fit. Whether you are Jewish or not, or whether or not your grandchildren are Jewish, use this day to share your knowledge, experience, and customs with your grandchildren.

A Beautiful Thing Happened When I Came Out To My Grandparents

Amanda Hite | Posted 09.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Amanda Hite

When I think about the type of unconditional love we hope to receive from others when we come out and the type of unconditional love we hope to share with another for the rest of our lives, I think of my grandparents. That's the type of love we come out for.

18 Photos Reveal What Grandparenting Looks Like Around The World

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.12.2015 | Fifty

Grandmas and grandpas spoil their grandkids rotten all-year round so it's only fair that we celebrate them too. So happy National Grandparents Day, Se...

The Powerful Lesson My Grandma Taught Me About Confidence

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 09.12.2016 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

Grandma was not a beautiful woman but she carried herself as if she was. She went to the beauty parlor every Friday morning. She never wore pants. Dresses were hemmed at the knee, blouses were tucked neatly inside skirts. Handkerchiefs were pressed. Silver belt buckles were polished, and so were shoes. Silk scarves were knotted around the neck.

19 Adorable Photos Show Just Why Grandchildren Are So Special

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.11.2015 | Fifty

National Grandparents Day -- coming up on Sunday, Sept. 13 -- is the perfect time to showcase the precious bond grandparents enjoy with their grandchi...

This Is Why We Love Grandparents

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.09.2015 | Fifty

National Grandparents Day is coming up on Sunday, Sept. 13, so Huff/Post 50 decided to take a moment to celebrate the incredible contributions grandpa...

Rita Wilson: We Are Seeking Stories And Photos Of Inspiring Grandparents

Rita Wilson | Posted 08.24.2016 | Fifty
Rita Wilson

Dear Readers, Since October 2011, Huff/Post50 has provided a unique platform for readers and writers to explore the issues and ideas that matter most...

What A Long-Lost Family Story Taught Me About Parenting, Writing And Everything In Between

Amy Shearn | Posted 12.06.2014 | Parents
Amy Shearn

My maternal grandmother always wanted to be a writer. But how, in the era before microwaveable nuggets and iPads, was a mother of four to eke out time to write? She had a quirky wit and a penchant for the outrageous; she would have made an excellent mom-blogger.

Happy Grandparents Day, Nana New Face

Donna M. Butts | Posted 11.07.2014 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

As we celebrate Grandparents Day, let's make it something more than a superficial holiday. Let's make it a grand day for action.

Happy Grandparents Day! Have We Got A Tribute For You!

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.07.2014 | Fifty

Today, Sept. 7, is Grandparents Day. The holiday, signed into law by President Carter in 1978, honors the many contributions grandparents make to our ...

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.

NBC's Tamron Hall On The Grandfather Who Was Always There For Her

MSNBC | Tamron Hall | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty

This piece is by Tamron Hall, co-host of Today Show and host of MSNBC’s NewsNation I often joke that I am a country mouse in the city. They s...

San Pasqual Academy Grandparents Program: A Unique Volunteer Living Option for Seniors

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

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.

How My Parents Taught Me To Be A Grandparent

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 09.05.2014 | Fifty

Growing up, I didn’t have grandparents. My mom’s dad died when she was four and my mom’s mom died when I was four. My dad’s dad lived to be ni...

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...

The Most Important Lesson I Learned From My Grandmother

Rachael Stark | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty
Rachael Stark

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.

What I Missed By Not Having Grandparents

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

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.

This Is Why Grandparents Are The Most Important People

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...