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5 Marvelous Mother's Day Gifts With A Message

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty

Even on Mother's Day, some gifts we give others might actually be gifts for ourselves, providing us with a little peace and harmony in our own lives. ...

8 Tips For Grandparenting Unequally Gifted Kids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 05.24.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM How to navigate the uncomfortable notion that two grandchildren might be equally loved, but unequally gifted. By J...

What Empty Nest Parents Miss Doing Most With Their Kids

Posted 04.11.2013 | Fifty

Kids -- they grow up so fast. And while you treasure the ever-evolving relationship you now have with your children as they grow up, admit it: you mis...

10 Things You Should Say To Parents, But Don't

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 04.07.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Take a positive spin The shift from being the parent to becoming a grandparent takes a major adjustment most of us n...

Making It To 50

Ron Brounes | Posted 04.04.2013 | Fifty
Ron Brounes

At midnight, we said goodbye to 2012 (and to my 40s) and awoke the next day eager to tackle the new year (and my next decade). I actually made it through my milestone without much anxiety or depression (until my friend pointed out that I am now closer in age to 65 than to 35).

How To Be The Perfect Grandparent

Donne Davis | Posted 03.12.2013 | Fifty
Donne Davis

I discovered one of the great misconceptions about grandparenthood. It's not just about you and your grandchild. Your relationship with your grandchild is embedded in the relationship with your adult child and his or her spouse. They are the gatekeepers to a successful relationship with your grandchildren.

9 Great Midlife Posts We Read In 2012

Grown And Flown | Posted 03.03.2013 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

The single best thing about our first year blogging has been expanding our world with all of the amazing writers we have met. The second best thing is reading their work. In that spirit we have gathered some of the best reading we found in 2012.

Why Midlife Motherhood Does Have Its Drawbacks

Cyma Shapiro | Posted 03.01.2013 | Fifty
Cyma Shapiro

Although many new books have been written about reinventing ourselves and taking 'me' time, we do not have the luxury to think about this. As mothers over 40, 50 and 60, I think we darn near 'reinvented' ourselves when we had, adopted, obtained or fostered our children!

Why I Will Never 'Pop' My Grandkids

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 01.21.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Carpenter

With the holidays upon us, what other grandmas might do may be tested. Families will gather and children will act up. Some grandparents will spank or send kids into corners. Some parents will bristle. Or not. To each his own.

Why I Can't Say "No" In Midlife

Kathryn Livingston | Posted 01.17.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn Livingston

I'm sure there's a happy medium between yes and no (and I don't mean maybe)...a place where no excuses are needed, where there are just enough yeas and just enough nays, where one feels balanced and satisfied and content. I just haven't found it yet.

Catching 'Senioritis' Again, Decades After High School

Janie Emaus | Posted 01.17.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

The first time I walked the earth as a senior, it was down a high school corridor. At that time a virus was something that only attacked our bodies. A mouse was an animal you didn't want sitting on your desk. And a tweet was that sweet sound the birds chirped in the morning.

When His Son Came Out As A Teen, It Led To A Near-Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.16.2012 | Fifty

If your kid is going to come out to you, it should happen in his or her own time, and in his or her own way. Then say what you would want to hear, 'I love you.' Not 'I love you anyway,' but 'I love you.'

Iman: Why My Daughter's Unexpected Announcement Left Me Thrilled

Iman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Fifty

In my opinion, there's always been an expectation that because of biological determination, women are naturally supposed to forgo some of their own dream and ambitions for the sake of childrearing because the ol' clock is ticking.

10 Things I Learned From Sandy

Deborah Gaines | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

8. Accept help. This is no time to be a martyr, especially when kids are concerned. A couple of days of roughing it "Little House on the Prairie"-style are fine, but don't wait for the coughing to set in before taking refuge somewhere warm.

How Lying To My Daughter Reached An All-Time Low

Ramona Duoba | Posted 12.09.2012 | Fifty
Ramona Duoba

Women in Manhattan work on their careers and wait until the last fertile egg to have a baby. I have many friends in my age group with young children. Though I'm not sure how many actually go to the lengths I do to keep their age from their children.

An Unorthodox Tip for the College Bound and Their Parents

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 10.18.2012 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

The 18-year-old who suddenly finds himself between sets of friends, the 30-year-old stay-at-home parent who has lost work relationships, the 65-year-old who has not replaced lost connections due to illness, death, retirement and geographical moves, and the empty nesters, like me, can all experience the pain of loneliness.

My New Habit Now That Mom And Dad Are Getting Older

Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 09.15.2012 | Fifty
Anthonia Akitunde

I don't know what started it, this admittedly morbid habit of mine. I'm sure if one were to go back (please, dear God, don't) and read the many earnest and angst-ridden entries...there wouldn't be any hint that I would be doing this.

WATCH: Three Moms Share Their Tips For Dealing With An Empty Nest

Posted 07.02.2012 | Fifty

You're always going to be a mother. You're just not an intense full-time mother -- you're a part-time mother and that's a good thing.

Your Child, The Stranger

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.12.2012 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

The destruction of the parent-child bond was a persistent source of melancholy, a feeling of incompleteness that weighed down the soul.

My 7-Year-Old Daughter Is Getting Married. Actually, She's 27.

Examiner | Posted 01.04.2012 | Fifty

I've spent the last few days trying to get my head around the fact that my 7-year-old daughter is getting married. Actually, she's 27....