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17 Things I Want My Son To Know On His 17th Birthday

17 Things I Want My Son To Know On His 17th Birthday

Shelley Emling  04.14.2015
People always say that middle kids get lost in the shuffle. That's why I've tried extra hard, with my own middle kid, to make sure his...
Why The Public Debate About Caregiving Needs To Include Men

Why The Public Debate About Caregiving Needs To Include Men

Joe Seldner  04.11.2015
None of the men I know who 'do it all' are in this for the props. What would be nice once in awhile is for the public debate about caregiving...
7 Lessons From A Whirlwind College Road Trip

7 Lessons From A Whirlwind College Road Trip

Ann Brenoff  04. 9.2015
Spring break of a high schooler's junior year marks the official starting gate of the college application season. Up until this point,...
Mom's Heartbreaking Facebook Post About Son's Overdose Goes Viral

Mom's Heartbreaking Facebook Post About Son's Overdose Goes Viral

Yagana Shah  04. 8.2015
A Missouri mother has made the brave decision to share a particularly emotional and private issue publicly on Facebook to make sure no...
5 Key Things This Grandmother Forgot About Motherhood

5 Key Things This Grandmother Forgot About Motherhood

Teresa Kindred  04. 8.2015
My babies will be 23-years-old this year and even though my husband and I raised five children there are some things about motherhood that...
Adopt-A-Grandparent Programs Reap Awesome Benefits For Both Sides

Adopt-A-Grandparent Programs Reap Awesome Benefits For Both Sides

Ann Brenoff  04. 7.2015
In a way, it's the older persons' version of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America -- the program that matches up single-parented kids with...
5 Things Parents Of Teenagers Say And What They REALLY Mean

5 Things Parents Of Teenagers Say And What They REALLY Mean

Ann Brenoff  04. 2.2015
I am the very proud mother of two teenagers. Teenagers are what you get when adorable, loving, cuddly children move towards independence...
5 Things NOT To Say To Your Teen About College Decisions

5 Things NOT To Say To Your Teen About College Decisions

Ann Brenoff  04. 1.2015
It used to be that all college admission notifications were delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. You didn't even need to open the letter...
How To Answer Kids' Toughest Questions

How To Answer Kids' Toughest Questions

Ellen Breslau  03.31.2015
SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Part of what it means to be a kid is asking a lot of questions. From "Why is the sky blue?" to "Where do...
16 Beautiful Photos Show Why Great-Grandparents Are So Special

16 Beautiful Photos Show Why Great-Grandparents Are So Special

03.31.2015
"We have been blessed to have our children meet and get to spend time with their great-grandparents," said Trista Larson, who shared a...
6 Truths About Cinderella I Want My Granddaughters To Know

6 Truths About Cinderella I Want My Granddaughters To Know

Teresa Kindred  03.26.2015
In 1965, Lesley Ann Warren co-starred with Stuart Damon in the made-for-television version of Cinderella. I was 9 and I was enthralled....
When Your Biggest Rival Is The Other Grandmother

When Your Biggest Rival Is The Other Grandmother

Honey Good  03.23.2015
I came to realize, over time, that there was a place in our grandchildren's hearts for both of their grandmothers. She was a Bubbie and...
Thanks, Palcohol -- As If Parenting Teens Wasn't Hard Enough

Thanks, Palcohol -- As If Parenting Teens Wasn't Hard Enough

Hélène Tragos Stelian  03.23.2015
On Wednesday, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Trade Bureau approved four flavors of Palcohol, a powdered product that comes in convenient...
5 Things Women With Perfectionistic Guilt Need To Hear

5 Things Women With Perfectionistic Guilt Need To Hear

Michelle Martin  03.19.2015
While I loved being a mom more than I can possibly describe, and while I appreciated the flexibility my career afforded me, most of the...