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Grandparents Day

What A Long-Lost Family Story Taught Me About Parenting, Writing And Everything In Between

Amy Shearn | Posted 12.06.2014 | Parents
Amy Shearn

My maternal grandmother always wanted to be a writer. But how, in the era before microwaveable nuggets and iPads, was a mother of four to eke out time to write? She had a quirky wit and a penchant for the outrageous; she would have made an excellent mom-blogger.

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.

Happy Grandparents Day! Have We Got A Tribute For You!

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.07.2014 | Fifty

Today, Sept. 7, is Grandparents Day. The holiday, signed into law by President Carter in 1978, honors the many contributions grandparents make to our ...

Remembering My Larger-Than-Life Grandmother 'Pretzel'

Geraldine Leer | Posted 11.06.2014 | Fifty
Geraldine Leer

Born in 1902 on a farm in Loup City, Nebraska, Geraldine Ayliff Waite always hated her name. So her grandchildren just called her 'Pretzel.' To me, Pretzel was larger than life.

NBC's Tamron Hall On The Grandfather Who Was Always There For Her

MSNBC | Tamron Hall | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty

This piece is by Tamron Hall, co-host of Today Show and host of MSNBC’s NewsNation I often joke that I am a country mouse in the city. They s...

San Pasqual Academy Grandparents Program: A Unique Volunteer Living Option for Seniors

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This is a narrative about volunteer surrogate grandparents living among teens (who are not related) in a rural, residential school setting far from the crowds of urban Southern California -- and loving it.

How My Parents Taught Me To Be A Grandparent

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 09.05.2014 | Fifty

Growing up, I didn’t have grandparents. My mom’s dad died when she was four and my mom’s mom died when I was four. My dad’s dad lived to be ni...

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...

The Most Important Lesson I Learned From My Grandmother

Rachael Stark | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty
Rachael Stark

My Grandma Elizabeth lived to be 104 years old. In her lifetime, she witnessed World Wars I and II, The Great Depression, the Holocaust, the Vietnam War, the crumbling of the Berlin Wall, September 11th and a few other events. Without an iPhone, undergoing Botox, owning a flat-screen TV, or joining Cross Fit, she was the strongest woman I have ever known.

What I Missed By Not Having Grandparents

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

By the time my 40-something year-old mother gave birth to me, I was already down to just two living grandparents -- and one of them was in a home for the aged.

This Is Why Grandparents Are The Most Important People

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...

The Dignity and Value of Work and Family

Debra L. Ness | Posted 11.02.2014 | Fifty
Debra L. Ness

My grandparents instilled in me the value of hard work. They had a vision of a country and world where people have equal opportunity and everyone can contribute and have a good life.

Lessons In Music And In Life From A Grandfather

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 10.29.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Paul was just the kind of grandfather a little girl wants. The goofy jokes, the songs sung to me, the big, strong paw of a hand gentle on my arm. When he and my grandmother retired to Florida, we would spend every vacation with them, and he would sit on the terrace for hours after dinner with a glass (or two, or more) of wine, looking out at the ocean.

They Way They Worked: A Celebration of Grandparents and Their Hard Work

Sarita Gupta | Posted 10.27.2014 | Good News
Sarita Gupta

Since we're about to celebrate these holidays in the same week, I wanted to take a look back at the jobs my grandparents held over the years and what their hard work meant to me.

Rita Wilson: We Are Seeking Stories And Photos Of Inspiring Grandparents

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Fifty

Dear Readers, Since October 2011, Huff/Post50 has provided a unique platform for readers and writers to explore the issues and ideas that matter mo...

It Takes a Family to Raise Education Achievements

Donna M. Butts | Posted 11.17.2013 | Impact
Donna M. Butts

As we celebrate Grandparents Day, to us it's no coincidence that it's the same time as the beginning of the school year. Grandparents are here to help us get the American education system back on track.

Goodbye, and Thank You Bubbe

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 11.12.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

I always dismissed Grandparents Day as another one of those "Hallmark" holidays. I never sent flowers or a card or a made a special call. Ironically, this past Grandparents Day, I attended the funeral of my last surviving grandparent, my Bubbe Lilly, who died a few days ago at the age of 99.

Celebrating Grandparents and the Value of Generational Love

Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP | Posted 11.10.2013 | Fifty
Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP

We all benefit when we value, respect and celebrate our generations. Reaching up two and three generations before us for guidance and insight affords us something that other relationships can't provide.

Making Children a Priority on Grandparents Day and Every Day

Dr. Joan Lombardi | Posted 11.09.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Joan Lombardi

The fact that 57,000 children will be denied access to Head Start this year should worry everyone. Because we cannot win the future without ensuring that every child reaches his or her full potential.

7 Reasons To Celebrate Getting Older

Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

17 Grandparents Who Have This Whole Life Thing Figured Out

The Huffington | Katla McGlynn | Posted 11.05.2013 | Comedy

There's never a bad time to stop and reflect on how awesome our elders can be. Like, really awesome. When it comes to getting older, own it. ...

LOOK: 35 Nanas And Pop Pops Who Are Down To Party For National Grandparents Day

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling & Andy McDonald | Posted 09.08.2013 | Comedy

Happy National Grandparents Day! Established in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter, Grandparents Day is a day when we honor the contributions of the w...

5 Thoughtful Gifts To Give For Grandparents Day

Posted 09.05.2013 | Fifty

A friend whose son had a soccer tournament near her mother's assisted living community this summer thought she was going the extra mile when she offer...

Honoring Grandparents Who Raise Their Grandkids

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Fifty
Jason Alderman

Ironically, even though many of these "grandfamilies" barely scrape by, they save taxpayers more than $6.5 billion each year by keeping children out of the foster care system.

10 Things You Should Say To Parents, But Don't

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 04.07.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Take a positive spin The shift from being the parent to becoming a grandparent takes a major adjustment most of us n...