It’s baseball team tryouts. Or maybe dance, gymnastics or basketball. Perhaps band or chorus. So much anticipation. Lots of preparation. And then, it happens.
Your darling grandchild does not make the team. You hurt for your grand. You tell yourself life is full of challenges and disappointments. But wait, there’s [...]
By Mary Bennett
As I walked to the steps and began to go up, I paused. I was not sure what to expect. Hopefully Isis, the eighteen year old cat would be sitting at the door waiting for me, or rather Zara, Tim and Jon. My dynamic trio, as I refer to them, are my [...]
By Mark Stubis, American Humane Assocation
Following the apparent bombings during the Boston Marathon today, American Humane Association issued these tips for parents, grandparents and other caregivers to help children cope with the fear and uncertainty caused by this tragedy:
Keep an eye on children’s emotional reactions. Talk to children [...]
Dating after divorce is tough, but being in the dark about a relationship is even more difficult. Let’s help one gramma see the light.
Dear Gramma Good,
I’m a 46-year-old, divorced mother of three grown children and grandmother to four grandkids. I have been divorced for 22 years now, and haven’t had a date [...]
By Jonathan Micocci – GRAND Car Reviewer
I’ve admired the lines of the Kia Optima SXL so I jumped at the chance to spend some quality time with this sporty 4-door. Midsize sedans have some inevitable design similarities, but the Optima makes better use of the same amount of sheet metal. The look is balanced, [...]
Kinship care options and advice for grandparents of kids in the child-welfare system
By Cathleen J. Newbanks
The Fostering Connections Act (2009) mandates that child-welfare workers locate and contact relatives within 30 days of a child being removed from the custody of their parent(s). Research has shown that children removed from their [...]