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"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.

What Our Kids Teach Us About New Year's Resolutions

Susan Bloch | Posted 03.16.2013 | Parents
Susan Bloch

My 12-year-old granddaughter, Lisa, sat beside me on a grainy beach in Hawaii. Staring out at the horizon, I struggled to come up with New Year's reso...

5 Things I Learned From My Grandmother

Danielle Herzog | Posted 03.15.2013 | Women
Danielle Herzog

After thinking about my grandmother and our 38 years together, I have put together a short list of some of the things I have learned from her.

In Spite of It All: Loving My Grandma Through the Cancer

Serena Piper | Posted 03.04.2013 | College
Serena Piper

It's something a lot of cancer articles don't mention. The physical effects are one thing -- losing hair and weight, pale skin color, no appetite or energy -- but I came to learn it changes a person more than just physically.

Can Ghosts Cross the Ocean?

Andrew Lam | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Lam

When we first came to America a long time ago, Ngoai, my maternal grandmother, suffered a sort of crisis of faith. She prayed and lit incense sticks and tapped the copper gong to call our ancestors' spirits, but she was no longer convinced that her prayers were heard.

The Secret My Newborn and My Grandmother Shared

Amanda King | Posted 01.26.2013 | Parents
Amanda King

If they're lucky, (like they all should be) they learn that being alive means being surrounded by color and light and softness, and all wrapped up in love.

Is Human Longevity Due to Grandmothers or Older Fathers?

Rob Brooks | Posted 12.31.2012 | Science
Rob Brooks

Why do humans tend to live such a long time? Our closest relatives, the chimpanzees, can last into their mid-forties in the wild. Yet somewhere in the last six million years, human lifespans have lengthened dramatically, so that living into our seventies is no big surprise.

My Grandmother Amy: A Life Well-Lived for 98 Years

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 12.24.2012 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

My grandmother's picture was featured on the cover of the sheet music for "Once In Love With Amy," and the story goes that late one night, my grandfather brought home dozens of copies of the sheet music and hung them up all over their apartment in Forest Hills to surprise her.

The Lure: Some Things Are Better Left Hidden

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 12.04.2012 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

If you were to peel life like an onion, you'd find layer after layer of hidden meaning philosophers have debated over for centuries and will continu...

Pre-Assad: Love Notes From Inside a Syrian Jail

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 10.30.2012 | World
Rym Tina Ghazal

"I can see my toes..." was scribbled in Arabic on a piece of torn cardboard smuggled out of a Syrian jail. It was the third note my grandfather, a Syrian general, was able to send to his wife, my grandmother, by bribing one of the guards.

My Grandmother's Anorexia Changed My Life

Alternet | Posted 07.20.2012 | Women

My grandmother, Flossie, died from anorexia in her 70s, but it wasn't until I got to college that I realized how many little things are ingrained in m...

'He Was The Kindness Of My Young Life'

Lea Lane | Posted 08.28.2012 | Fifty
Lea Lane

My grandfather, William Schacht: orphan from Vienna. Violin player. Cigar store owner on New York's Upper East Side...the kindness of my young life.

Signing with Your Baby

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 07.21.2012 | Parents
Ruth Neubauer

Sign language is a natural way to help communication in the first year or so of life.

The Secret Reading Habits of Women

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 11.11.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

I'll never forget my first brush with "Romantica," that subgenre of romance novels with just enough sex content that you wouldn't want to be caught reading it in the DMV.