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"How to Babysit a Grandma"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go. My granddaughter, Chloe, doesn't have to take such a circuitous r...

One Man's Junk Is a Gramma's Stained Glass Treasure

Gramma Good | Posted 06.24.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

From the time I was a little girl I had a love of beautiful objects ranging from the material to the natural. A sunset over the Pacific Ocean or a material item brings equal joy.

Happy Father's Day: RIP Dad, I Am Finally at Peace

Toan Lam | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Toan Lam

This Father's Day, I can finally say that I am at peace with Dad. Thanks to two friends -- angels on Earth really -- one of whom, was a complete stranger who helped me let go of the unsettled business I had with pops.

Tips to Ensure a Smooth Summer Vacation

Dave Austin | Posted 06.05.2014 | Fifty
Dave Austin

On average, Americans 50 and over spend 31 percent more on travel related items than younger travelers. With that kind of spending, travel needs to be as perfect as possible. There are a few things travelers can do to ensure a smooth trip is enjoyed by everyone in the travel party.

How Do You Measure a Grandma's Legacy?

Diana Grycan | Posted 05.28.2014 | Fifty
Diana Grycan

I approached my grandmother with my desperate desire to have this doll. My grandmother always had what she called her "kinipple" stashed away in her purse that she hid behind the living room drapes

How a 'Step-Grandmother' Became a Grandmother

Gramma Good | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

I loved my "step-grandmother" as much as my biological grandmother. She loved me unconditionally. Titles meant nothing to me. Her actions meant the world. I am now a "step-grandmother" to 10 grandchildren.

We Great Parents: A Little Perspective Please

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Marco Cáceres

I just returned from a vacation in France with my wife. It was great. Two weeks of walking through Paris, eating at brasseries, drinking wine and cham...

A Multi-Generational Mother's Day Tribute

Laurie Levy | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I fear I sold my daughters a bill of goods by telling them that they could "have it all." As I wish them a Happy Mother's Day, I hope the gains women have made since my own mother was deprived of a college education will make them happy as well as accomplished mothers.

Parenting Lessons I Learned From My Mother

Emily Cappo | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Emily Cappo

My mother passed away one year ago, right after her 75th birthday. I've spent the past 12 months missing her and wishing she was still here to watch her grandchildren grow up.

The Mother's Day Image That Says It All

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Gabrielle Burton

There are countless images celebrating motherhood from just about anything by Mary Cassatt to those adorable polar bear cubs snuggling with Momma Bear...

How I Passed on My Childhood History and Values to My Grandchildren

Gramma Good | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

Learning to value their history through their grandmother's eyes and to hear your stories will be "a keepsake" they will keep in their minds and hearts forever.

Hillary For President 2016, Not Hillary For Grandma

Kristen Houghton | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

Mitt Romney was surrounded by grandkids during his presidential run and no one ever ventured the question, let alone the thought, that he might not be a good grandfather or was not involved enough in their lives. But 66, for a woman in the political arena (and other arenas as well), is a different story. Unlike a man, a woman's "shelf-life" seems to be limited when she is described, even in her 60s, as a grandmother.

The Only Meatball Recipe You'll Ever Need

Spoon University | Posted 05.18.2014 | 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 05.17.2014 | 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 04.27.2014 | 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!