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Dr. Sylvia Earle: Creating a Sea of Hope

Dr. Sylvia Earle: Creating a Sea of Hope

Why grandparents are essential to the earth’s future BY SUSAN REYNOLDS Based on an interview by CHRISTINE CROSBY Scientist Dr. Sylvia Earle is widely recognized around the world for her dedication to saving our oceans and seas. As a scientist/explorer, she’s led more than 100 expeditions and logged more than 7,000 hours underwater. She’s also

2014 Top Ten Websites for GRANDparents

2014 Top Ten Websites for GRANDparents

Why these sites should be on your Internet radar.  Just a few short years ago the choice of websites catering to grandparents was limited, but that’s not true anymore. Today, there are multitudes of them, and we scouted around the Internet to view as many as possible, and then chose ten that we thought really

Grandparents Save the World—One Grandchild at a Time

Grandparents Save the World—One Grandchild at a Time

BY DENE LOWE Grandparents can save the world—at least someone’s world. In interviewing grandparents and grandchildren for the book Grandparenting the Blended Family, I learned the important roles grandparents play when families go through coming-apart and coming-together transitions. In current society, divorce, adoption, death, separation, remarriage, cohabitation, economics, illness, and a …

The Many Blessings of Being a Grandparent

The Many Blessings of Being a Grandparent

Grandchildren reduce your levels of stress (yes, really!) By Dr. Roger Landry  When I became a grandfather more than a decade ago, I knew that it would be a wonderful experience. What I didn’t expect was experiencing the profound, mystical circle of life. Even more surprises came as my first grandchild began to notice me,

Love & Marriage: Celebrate the Big and the Little Milestones

Love & Marriage: Celebrate the Big and the Little Milestones

 BY SHELA DEAN Whether married or single, celebrating leads to greater happiness. And congratulating GRAND Magazine on its 10th Anniversary creates the perfect occasion to think about how we can better celebrate our marriages and our lives. As a relationship coach, I’ve learned that most people step up for the big events, celebrating the day

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Family Traditions Have a Reel Impact

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Family Traditions Have a Reel Impact

By Laura Montané Bailey  Whether you have grandchildren living with you or not, creating family traditions that include them are important. Traditions are how we pass on family values and stories, and they become the bonding experiences that tell us we belong to each other. When formulating traditions, keep in mind the following considerations:  ·

A Happy Retirement: Not Just For Us Humans

A Happy Retirement: Not Just For Us Humans

By Robin Ganzert, PHD One thing that we all get to look forward to is retirement, a time to relax, to spend more time with our loved ones, and, most importantly, to not have to worry about work. “Some estimate that each military dog saves the lives of between 150-200 soldiers.”  But did you know

Ask Dr. Karen: Road Trips With the Grandchildren

Ask Dr. Karen: Road Trips With the Grandchildren

By Karen L. Rancourt, PHD   “I have an idea for our next road trip.” says six-year-old Mickey to his grandparents. “Let’s go to LEGOLAND®!” More and more grandparents are starting a tradition of taking their grandchildren on trips, sans the parents. One grandmother, who wanted to start this new family tradition, made the mistake

GRAND Magazine Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

GRAND Magazine Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

It seems like it was only yesterday. I know that sounds like such a cliché, but we grands know how quickly our grandchildren grow up, and GRAND Magazine has been more than a magazine…it’s been our GRANDbaby. From GRAND Magazine’s conception in 2003 and birth in 2004 through the early years as she learned to roll-over, crawl,

7 Tips to Make Your Next Family Reunion a Real Learning Adventure

7 Tips to Make Your Next Family Reunion a Real Learning Adventure

Families that play together, stay together. Families that learn together, create memories for a lifetime.  Next June, my mother, sisters, nieces, nephews and my husband and I will be having our most memorable family reunion of all time — we’ve chartered a Road Scholar learning adventure aboard a cruise ship from Istanbul to the Greek

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