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The Radical Thing This Parent Did Last Weekend

The Radical Thing This Parent Did Last Weekend

Shelley Emling  01.28.2014
Last weekend, I did something radical. Not radical as in going from blonde to brunette to pink and then back to blonde again. But radical...
Are You Still A Mother After The Kids Leave?

Are You Still A Mother After The Kids Leave?

Melissa T. Shultz  01.27.2014
He was sitting in his high chair when I handed him a baby spoon filled with pureed carrots. I'd done this countless times before -- watched...
Should You Move To Live Near Your Grandchildren?

Should You Move To Live Near Your Grandchildren?

Donne Davis  01.10.2014
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...
10 Things For Grandparents To Quit Fretting About

10 Things For Grandparents To Quit Fretting About

Lisa Carpenter  01. 9.2014
Grandparents far too often fret and fear that they're somehow not the grandparent they should be. For all you worry-wart grandparents,...
Forcing Children To Kiss Relatives May Be Harmful, Sex Education Experts Claim

Forcing Children To Kiss Relatives May Be Harmful, Sex Education Experts Claim

  01. 8.2014
No doubt it's sometimes tough to get your reluctant kids to give grandma and grandpa a big smooch on the cheek upon arrival at a family...
What Really Happens When Your Teens Lose Wi-Fi On Vacation

What Really Happens When Your Teens Lose Wi-Fi On Vacation

Shelley Emling  01. 3.2014
It's unbelievable to me how something that was a rare perk only a few years back is now considered as indispensable as a napkin or toilet...
How To Live A Life That Really Matters

How To Live A Life That Really Matters

Paul Singer  12.24.2013
As I look at myself today, I see a man with different priorities than I had as a young parent. The things that I once thought mattered,...
The Best Christmas Gift I Could Give My Daughters

The Best Christmas Gift I Could Give My Daughters

Virginia Sullivan  12.24.2013
My mother was raised to find a good husband. In her era, it was important that she know how to clean a house, plan a party and be a good...
'The Empty Nest Isn't Really Empty Unless You Let It Be'

'The Empty Nest Isn't Really Empty Unless You Let It Be'

Melissa T. Shultz  12.23.2013
It seemed only fair that I take the time to do it right. After all, I had 9 months to prepare myself for each child's arrival, why not...
My Daughter Made Santa Claus Cry

My Daughter Made Santa Claus Cry

John M. Simmons  12.18.2013
Santa couldn't stop crying as he hugged my daughter tightly. Then, he said the only thing he could: "I'll see what I can do, Sarah. I'll...
9 Things Every Grandparent Should Own

9 Things Every Grandparent Should Own

Ellen Breslau  12.17.2013
SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Having the grandkids over can be a little daunting sometimes. What to do with them? There is always cooking...
The Truth That Sleeping Alone Made Me Face

The Truth That Sleeping Alone Made Me Face

Melissa T. Shultz  12.16.2013
Sleeping alone can take some getting used to. The middle of the bed really is the way to go.
What We're Really Hoping For Our Kids In 2014

What We're Really Hoping For Our Kids In 2014

Ann Brenoff  12.12.2013
We spent the Thanksgiving holiday with long-time close friends in the Bay Area. The 24-year-old son of the family had graduated 18 months...
What I'd Do Differently If I Could Parent All Over Again

What I'd Do Differently If I Could Parent All Over Again

Melissa T. Shultz  12. 9.2013
If I could do it all again -- raise a family -- I would, in an instant. But I'd do it a little differently, because hindsight, it turns...