iOS app Android app

Grandmother

The Only Meatball Recipe You'll Ever Need

Spoon University | Posted 03.18.2014 | Taste
Spoon University

Flavorful and filling, these guys will give your local Italian joint a run for their money.

Missing My Irish Grandmother

Abra Deering Norton | Posted 03.17.2014 | Women
Abra Deering Norton

My grandmother was born around 1912. She came of age before and during the Great Depression and despite being from a modest background, she (and most of my family tree) were all educated women who spoke multiple languages and played the piano.

Harlem's New Starbucks of Teas

Nova Lorraine | Posted 02.25.2014 | New York
Nova Lorraine

Have you ever had the feeling of overwhelming joy in one little cup? This is what I experienced after my first sips of Serengeti's Moroccan Mint tea.

On Losing The Woman Who Always Chose Life

Carrie Goldman | Posted 03.28.2014 | Women
Carrie Goldman

My sisters and I were probably the only people in the country who thought it was a fantastic idea to leave Florida and fly to Minnesota in the dead of winter. The trek north meant we were heading to Grandma's house, where the center of joy was located. Endless games of cards, unlimited pieces of chocolate candy, and hours of storytelling awaited us.

Nana Was The Best Santa

Rachael Clarke | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Rachael Clarke

"You're going to drop that, Rachael. Put her down before you slip and fall." I sashayed along the tile and wood, watched the snow swirl.

Telling My Grandmother I'm Pregnant, Again and Again

CT Working Moms | Posted 02.16.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

"Oh, Gena, I'm so happy for you. When are you due?" "January 8." "Ooooh! Maybe you'll have the baby --" On our anniversary, I mouth into the phone, as she says it too.

6 Ways to Age Like a Goddess

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

So, when I think about all the things I need to do in order to age as beautifully as my grandmother did (she took up waterskiing on one ski at the age of 59. She drove capably till the age of 96), one of them is to commune with all powers greater than myself.

5 Things You Must Tell Your Grandma About the Ads on FOX News So She Doesn't Get Scammed

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

Over the course of 5 hours between October 24 and 25, I wrote down every commercial that aired on FOX News during shows hosted by Brett Baier, Gretchen Carlson, Shep Smith, Bill Hemmer and Greta Van Susteren because I wanted to know what was being advertised. Here's what I found.

A Nostalgic America, Haunted By Ghosts

Andrew Lam | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Andrew Lam

The war in Afghanistan seems never-ending, even as we talk of retreat and withdrawal. Our drones remain in the sky and the "collateral damages" continue to pile up, suggesting ablution will not happen there, either.

Even the Dead Travel in the Age of Globalization

Andrew Lam | Posted 01.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

"'Til death do us part," that age-old marriage vow, has always sounded a little, well, non-committal to Confucian ears. In Vietnam, for instance, where I come from, death is not the end of relationships, it only deepens them.

"Skate Expectations"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.01.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima With apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien, whose fantastic writings did not, for some reason, include a story about roller derby, I am the lor...

Is The Male Desire For Younger Women The Cause Of Menopause?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.24.2013 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Many women are bewildered by menopause. Even scientists struggle to explain its very existence in human females. You see, women (along with short-finned and killer whales) are among the small handful of species unable to reproduce until the end of life. It wasn't always that way -- menopause evolved over history -- and there are few good hypotheses to explain why.

3 Tips For Survival When Grandkids Speak The Truth

Janie Emaus | Posted 11.08.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

There is nothing like being a grandparent, except perhaps sharing this experience with your own mother. Yes, we have four generations in our family, something I wouldn't trade for a second. Our grandchildren are showered with love and affection and, in return, what do they do? They give us the truth!

"Grumpy's Guide to Grandparenting"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.24.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Ever since my adorable little granddaughter was born in March, I thought I knew everything there was to know about being a grandfathe...

Grandparents: The Sacred Things I Carry

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 07.31.2013 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

My children feel more deeply for our parents than we can. They hold them high, unable to see flaws or strengths, history or potential. They just love them today. Our parents return the love with genuine freedom, without promise or regret, pressure or expectation

Mother's Day Gift to Last Year-Round

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 07.13.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Caroline Cicero

Special occasions, family celebrations and holidays offer opportunities for checking in on your parents and making sure their home environment is safe and free of fall hazards.

You Know You're the Grandma of a Toddler When...

Joan Gage | Posted 07.10.2013 | Fifty
Joan Gage

When you get undressed at night and Cheerios fall out of your bra; when your arms and legs are embellished with bandaids featuring the Muppets and Dora the Explorer and your shoes, purse and glasses cases are studded with an eclectic collection of stickers.

Immigration Reform: Good Old Fashioned Common Sense

Kety Esquivel | Posted 06.10.2013 | Latino Voices
Kety Esquivel

It is for my mother, my grandmother and all the other immigrant women who have contributed so much to this country that I am committed to working towards immigration reform.

Unconditional Love: Remembering My Grandmother

Andre Leon Talley | Posted 04.09.2013 | Style
Andre Leon Talley

The best of me comes from my grandmother's values and her traditions.

LOOK: This Is The Most Badass Grandma We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.08.2013 | Women

Many of us have great stories about our grandmothers being badasses: Mine drank Guinness like a champ and stood down Nazi soldiers. Reddit user si...

Am I Really Grandma Material?

Stephanie Gertler | Posted 06.05.2013 | Fifty
Stephanie Gertler

For me, becoming a grandmother felt like a greater transition than motherhood was. Motherhood held promise, youth and fertility. Becoming a grandmother reeked of age.

'Now That's Italian!'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.04.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a nice Italian boy, as well as a former runner-up in the Newman's Own & Good Housekeeping Recipe Contest for a dish I called Zezima's Zesty Ziti Zinger, I have many remembrances of things pasta.

Becoming Grandma too Soon: Tips for Navigating an Unplanned Pregnancy

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 04.27.2013 | Parents
Lisa Carpenter

The news that your beloved baby will soon have a baby is not the end of the world. It's also not the end of hopes and dreams for an education, a career, a happy marriage and well-adjusted children and grandchildren. Trust me on that: I've had all the above and more.

Grandmother's Last Lesson -- Seeing Time As a Trick of the Mind

Andrew Lam | Posted 04.17.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

Nearing the end of her life and plagued with senility, my grandmother fell into a strange state of grace. At 95, she believed herself a young woman ag...

Turning 50 with the Lessons From 100-year-old Nana

Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP | Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty
Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP

My turning 50 coincided with my grandmother turning 100 years old. And as with most old people, I began to reminisce about my life and the many lessons that my grandmother has given me. Then, a friend encouraged me to put those stories to print and write a memoir. At first I thought she was joking, and then I thought she might be drunk, but then I realized she was serious.