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8 Tricks Every Good Grandparent Should Know

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Elizabeth Semrai | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Kids expect a lot from their grandparents — love, snacks, and undivided attention, for starters, but so much more, ...

5 (New) Reasons Why Mitt Romney Should Enter the 2016 Race

David Bradford | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
David Bradford

Whether or not you voted for Romney in 2012 (and even whether you like Mitt personally or not), I believe he would make a remarkable president. As...

Yagana Shah

9 Signs You're Winning At The Grandparenting Game

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty

There are few joys as great as being a grandparent. From spoiling your grandkids to staying up-to-date on everything that's new and cool, you get to d...

Family & Food: No Do-Overs This Time

Wendy Gaynor | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women
Wendy Gaynor

This ending is different, though, different than all the other years. My older daughter Ruby's 70-year-old mother-in-law Alice, a woman I consider a dear friend, was diagnosed with metastasized lung cancer a few short months ago.

I Hear Ringing, But...

Marcia Liss | Posted 10.30.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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My Phantom Daughter-in-Law

Amy Barr | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Amy Barr

The transition from full time advisor to mind-your-own-beeswax bystander feels pretty jarring. After all, the role of daughter-in-law is a big position that someone will ultimately play in our lives.

10 Of The Best Movies About Grandparents And Grandkids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 10.10.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com From Parenthood to Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, these funny and poignant films capture the special bond betwe...

Why Do You Think So Many Atheists Seem So Evangelistic?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 10.01.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Why do you think so many atheists seem so evangelistic? They even sometimes speak of their moment of "de-conversion" as a flip-side to the so-called born again experience. If life teaches us anything it's that certainty is overrated.

...New Again?

Marcia Liss | Posted 11.26.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Being Open to Magic

Sue Shanahan | Posted 11.24.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

Magic is everywhere. Like in my painting it's right outside your window looking in, frequently unnoticed. It's not that we don't believe that anything is possible. Often we are blind to miracles because we have tunnel vision.

Time Marches On

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

In preparation for one of our high school reunion many years after graduation, the chairperson of our reunion suggested that each of us write about the best time of our lives. I gave this careful thought and simply wrote: "The present is the best time of my life."

Who Needs January 1? Fall's the Time for New Beginnings

Dianne Harman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

Fall -- it's filled with endless possibilities. Losing the weight to fit into that great dress for Christmas, cleaning out computer files, planting fall flowers, not to mention vegetables -- everything's a possibility.

A Second Take at Parenting After Years on Our Own

Jerry Lanson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Jerry Lanson

LEXINGTON, Mass. -- Mornings have gotten a lot livelier in the Lanson household this fall. My day starts with exercises and free-dancing with 7-year-...

Happy Grandparents Day, Nana New Face

Donna M. Butts | Posted 11.07.2014 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

As we celebrate Grandparents Day, let's make it something more than a superficial holiday. Let's make it a grand day for action.

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...

Yagana Shah

9 Celebrity Grandparents Who Don't Look Like Grandparents

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.03.2014 | Fifty

What comes to mind when you hear grandma or grandpa? Either you're thinking of your loving grandparents or you're thinking white hair, reading glasses...

A True-Life Love Story: What My Grandparents Taught Me About Devotion

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 10.22.2014 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

It started with a chance meeting: Richard Donohue Long, a tall, good-looking American soldier from Syracuse, New York, walked down a village street in France, just as Leone Sicre threw open a pair of wooden shutters to shake out a duvet cover. He ducked; she slammed the shutters closed.

14 Signs Your Grandchild May Be Gifted

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Julie Weingarden Dubin | Posted 08.20.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com You think your grandbaby is off-the-charts smart, but how do you know? According to the National Association for Gift...

Marcia

Marcia Liss | Posted 10.12.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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5 Mistakes Even The Best Grandparents Make

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jackie Albanese | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Best intentions aside, no one can be perfect all the time. Read on to find out about the five situations that most of...

Dear Family Whisperer: Overcoming 4 Difficult Truths About Your Grandchild's Parents

Melinda Blau | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

When our children have children of their own, we have to remember that their lives are not ours to live. Your son has "the right" to circle the wagons around his family, but not to be rude and inconsiderate.

6 Ways To Make A Multigenerational Vacation Fun

Next Avenue | Penelope Lemov | Posted 07.30.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Penelope Lemov (This article appeared previously on GrownChildren.net.) This April we spent part of a week in Lon...

Marcia

Marcia Liss | Posted 09.28.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Marcia

Marcia Liss | Posted 09.27.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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When Your Adult Kids Reject You

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.22.2014 | Divorce
Barbara Greenberg

My problem is my daughter. I raised her as a single parent along with my son. I gave them a decent life and have a good relationship with my son as I did with my daughter until about 12 years ago.