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10 Things That Prove Grandkids Really Love Their Grandparents

Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty

Grandparents. They say yes when parents say no. They never forget their grandkids' birthdays. They have the best one-liners ever. And some of them are...

Yagana Shah

The 15 Best Texts Grandparents Ever Sent

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty

First comes the Facebook request, and then come texts, as far as grandparents are concerned. If you haven't noticed already, older people are becoming...

The 12 Best Moments In Every Grandparent's Life

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Carpenter

Being a grandmother is one of the most surprisingly delightful adventures I've ever experienced. Some moments are grander than others, though, moments such as these.

8 Successful Celebs Who Were Raised By Their Grandparents

Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty

Our childhood forms us and sets us on a distinct path for the rest of our lives. As a child, nothing matters more than the people we look up to and th...

My Adult Kids Think I Drink Too Much and Won't Let My Grandkids Spend the Night

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Although it may be painful to hear, it is possible that your kids are seeing what has become for you a blind spot with regard to your drinking.

The Club I Never Wanted to Join

Elizabeth Flora Ross | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Flora Ross

My dad is still very much alive. Yet I find myself holding desperately to memories of how he once was. How we once were. I am grieving, but not in the "normal" sense.

The 6 Worst Lies You Can Tell Your Grandkids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Caila Ball | Posted 03.11.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com We all lie a little. According to a 2012 study at the University of Notre Dame, Americans tell an average of 11 lies ...

6 Things I Hope for My Granddaughter, My 'Jelly Bean'

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 03.10.2014 | Fifty
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

For you, my Jelly Bean, are made of the finest sugar. You show up in all kinds of colors and flavors that warm my heart and soul. One smile and I'm taken in -- taken in like only a grandpa can experience. And so there are six things I hope for my dear Jelly Bean...

I See What You're Saying

EllynAnne Geisel | Posted 02.25.2014 | Denver
EllynAnne Geisel

I recently received an email from a company seeking my business. The message contained so many symbols, it appeared more a drawing upon a cave dwellin...

A Message of Hope

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 02.25.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

After 47 years of marriage, five children and 14 grandchildren, my husband, Marc, lost his beloved wife to Alzheimer's. Phyllis's illness spanned 10 cruel, heart wrenching years during which Marc was her soul caregiver.

5 TV Grandparents We Absolutely Adore

Posted 02.24.2014 | Fifty

Being a grandparent isn't just about showering your grandkids with love and being the "good guy" while leaving the disciplining to the parents. With a...

6 Life Skills Every Grandparent Should Master

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 02.07.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It can't be restated too many times: 50 is not old. In fact, between age 50 and whatever you consider "elderly," we'r...

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Parents and Grandparents Are Confused About What it Means to Them

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

The conventional wisdom for grandparents is "Do not give unsolicited advice. Do not interfere." While there is a grain of truth in this counsel, it is not the whole loaf of bread.

Coming Home

Robin Korth | Posted 04.05.2014 | Women
Robin Korth

We were all together again. It had been many years since all of my tribe had gathered in one place. Dad had called us all home. In that, we were pleased and happy to see each other

10 Things For Grandparents To Quit Fretting About

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 03.11.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Carpenter

Grandparents far too often fret and fear that they're somehow not the grandparent they should be. For all you worry-wart grandparents, I suggest you stop fretting about the following when it comes to your grandchildren:

8 Things You Should Never Say To A Grandparent

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Sometimes grandkids can say something inappropriate—about your age or jiggly arms, and we’ve all come to expect t...

A Boy, His Grandfather and a Bottle of Vintage Port Reminded Me of My Blessings

Cathy Chester | Posted 03.04.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

There are moments in our lives that move us. Moments that quietly present us with a gift so magical that they weave themselves onto a permanent patch ...

Why I'd Rather Get A Root Canal Than Celebrate Christmas

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 02.19.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Christmas is approaching and I've not yet recuperated from last year. Truth be known, I've been curled up on the floor of my closet, in a fetal position, unable to face the inevitable.

9 Things Every Grandparent Should Own

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 12.17.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Having the grandkids over can be a little daunting sometimes. What to do with them? There is always cooking or baking...

How A Grandfather's Love, Acceptance And Faith Shaped This Gay Man's Life

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Simple living. Simple faith. Simple love. These are the life lessons my grandfather taught me about judgment, ac...

7 Gifts You Should Never Give To Grandkids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Lisa Carpenter | Posted 12.12.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The Christmas my middle daughter was about 4 years old, she received the most adorable, soft-bodied baby doll. We cal...

These Kids' Drawings Of Their Grandparents Are Beyond Adorable

Posted 12.02.2013 | Fifty

As you get older, you may look in the mirror and start to notice new lines forming on your forehead or that some things are just headed south. We ...

Is Your Self-Worth Tied to Numbers?

Dianne Harman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

It seems there's a number attached to almost everything we do and we've become reliant on these numbers to tell us how we should feel about things. We may be a little older, and hopefully, a little wiser, but it doesn't mean that we still don't look outside ourselves for affirmation that what we're doing is okay.

The Quality That Will Serve Our Grandkids Well Their Whole Lives

Donne Davis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Donne Davis

Grandchildren can be brutally honest -- especially when they're young and simply making innocent observations about the people in their world.

A 6-Year-Old Launches Her Political Career

Jerry Lanson | Posted 12.14.2013 | Fifty
Jerry Lanson

As I was driving my granddaughter Devon home from first grade on Friday, the subject turned to politics. "Ada," she said, using the name she invented...