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National Grandparents Day

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...

Love and Business Advice Taken From My 95-Year-Old Grandmother

Kate Solomon | Posted 09.14.2016 | Women
Kate Solomon

My grandmother who I called Oma passed away this month at age 95. Her inspiration helped me develop into a business woman, an avid traveler and an entrepreneur.

If You Have a Happy Marriage, Thank Granny

Dr. Rebekka Grun | Posted 09.12.2015 | Women
Dr. Rebekka Grun

How the emergence of grandmothers helped build monogamy You may remember the saving moment when granny arrived on the scene, a few days after the fir...

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...

Falling In Love With My Grandson

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 09.09.2016 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

My daughter, my eldest child, just had her first child -- a baby boy. They live in Israel, and I flew over for his birth and to help afterwards. What was meant to be a two-week trip, became four and I became an integral part of a very important time in my first grand baby's life, and in those first few weeks that my daughter became a mother.

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...

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 ...

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...

Why I'm One Mother Who Doesn't Want Grandchildren

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 11.06.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

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.

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...

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.

National Grandparents Day: Five Ways to Make and Share Precious Memories When a Grandparent Has Memory Loss

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

With your guidance, encouragement and support, your child will make not only this Grandparents Day but any day they spend with their grandparent special.

LOOK: 35 Nanas And Pop Pops Who Are Down To Party For National Grandparents Day

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling & Andy McDonald | Posted 09.08.2013 | Comedy

Happy National Grandparents Day! Established in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter, Grandparents Day is a day when we honor the contributions of the w...

6 Family Stories You Should Tell Your Grandkids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Lisa Carpenter | Posted 09.08.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM My daughter, mother of my two grandsons, is an early childhood educator. Each school year, my daughter hosts a Grandp...

Top 13 Timeless Pearls Of Wisdom From Grandparents

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.08.2013 | Fifty

Although a bleak survey revealed that many kids now turn to Google for traditionally grandparent-y advice on everything from history to recipes, grand...

WATCH: The Funniest Grandparent Mash-Up You'll Ever See

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.06.2013 | Fifty

You know what's better than one grandparent? A whole bunch of grandparents -- especially when they're doing the funniest things imaginable. ABC's "Ame...

13 Grandmas Who Don't Dress Like Grandmas

The Huffington Post | Lauren Leibowitz | Posted 09.01.2013 | Style

Happy National Grandparents Day! While our Nanas and Bubbes are pretty run-of-the-mill when it comes to style (think caftans, brooches and Coke-bo...

What 8 Big Names Learned From Their Grandparents

Posted 09.08.2013 | Fifty

After premiering in March, Justin Timberlake's recent music video, "Mirrors," gained attention for celebrating a somewhat unlikely subject: his grand...

LOOK: 16 Of Our Favorite Celebrity Grandparents

Posted 09.06.2013 | Fifty

Long gone are the days when being a grandparent meant relaxing in a rocking chair with occasional bouts of baking and present-buying. Now, as retir...

PHOTOS: Your Grandparents On Their Wedding Days

Posted 09.09.2012 | Weddings

For many of us, our grandparents helped raise us, loved us and showed us what it takes to have a long and happy marriage. In honor of National Gran...

What Grandparents Do, According To Stock Photos

Posted 09.09.2012 | Comedy

It's National Grandparents Day! As a tribute, we've collected examples of grandparents in their natural habitat, according to our favorite source of t...