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

Dianne Harman | Posted 09.10.2014 | 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 09.10.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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 08.07.2014 | 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 07.29.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Marcia

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.28.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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When Your Adult Kids Reject You

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.23.2014 | 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.

Over The Bridge And Through the Woods To Grandmother's House We Go...

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Fiona Finn

Sometimes difficult situations bring blessings. And one of these blessings was the bond that grew between my children and their grandparents.

Dementia Through The Eyes of a Child

Elizabeth Flora Ross | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Flora Ross

In the beginning, the residents sitting around the room were withdrawn, as is typical. Some watched with interest, many with detachment, some not at all. But then an amazing thing happened.

5 Cities to Travel to With Your Grandchildren

Gramma Good | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Gramma Good

Grandparents, we are celebrating a great time of the year -- the happy summer months! It is the time when grandparents and parents can pack up their family and travel our great country...the home of the brave and the free... our beautiful United States of America.

Yagana Shah

Being A Grandparent: Expectation Vs. Reality

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty

You've pestered your kids for years about when they'll finally get their act together and start a family so you can have some adorable grandkids to pl...

4 Valuable Life Skills Only A Grandpa Can Teach

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Chris Pummer | Posted 07.04.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Just as memories of grandmothers revolve around their hugs and affection, recollections of grandpas often center on s...

The Roller Coaster Life Of A Caregiver

Elizabeth Flora Ross | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
Elizabeth Flora Ross

The phone vibrating on my night stand woke me from a deep sleep. I fumbled to find it and looked at the time -- 4:44 AM. The phone number seemed vaguely familiar in my foggy state, but was not one I had programmed into my contacts. I have had wrong number phone calls in the middle of the night before.

The Difference Between a 1-Year-Old, a 3-Year-Old, a 5-Year-Old and a 67-Year-Old

Renee Fisher | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

1-year-old: Eats pretty much anything that is put in front of her, including sunscreen and lint. A certain amount ends up in her bib catch-all. 67-year-old: Eats pretty much what is put in front of her, including sunscreen and lint. A certain amount ends up on the shelf created by her boobs.

From Empty Nest to Full House

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

Gone are the days of sharing a leisurely cup of coffee over the morning news. My husband and I now sip our daily elixir while watching Chuggington with our granddaughter sandwiched between us on the couch.

5 Tricks To Staying Healthy When Those Around You Are Sick

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Charlotte Cowan M.D. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Expect the frantic call. Your daughter's running late for a critical meeting. Her husband's out-of-town. The baby's t...

Rites and Rituals

Sonya Hamlin | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Sonya Hamlin

Ends of seasons signal transitions, and the one from the long winter through the questionable spring before the hopeful leap into summer also engender...

Nothing Like Feeling Special!

Dianne Harman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

I've concluded that if we can do things to make our children feel special from an early age, not just at age 17 or 18 when they graduate from high school, then we're doing something very positive for the future generation. Things may not have been done that way in the past, but maybe they should have been.