By: Brette Sember
When we marry or partner with someone who has grandchildren, our new role as a step-grandmother may require some adjustments for everyone.
Judith Mara Beach is a step-grand in Chicago to two girls, 13 and 11. She has no other grandchildren. “I’ve been very active in the girls’ lives and am very [...]
In 1947 my father, Eric Spiess, moved with his small family from North Dakota to a tiny farming town in Northern California. Invited by a relative with whom he’d made some investments to come to this land of boundless opportunity, he found that the monies that he’d sent were mostly gone and the investments were [...]
By: Richard J. Anthony, Sr.
The statistics are staggering. Over one-third of this country’s population has the high distinction of being called granny, poppy or something else denoting GRAND status. More than 75% of Americans over age 50 are grandparents, with four grandchildren, on average. Each month 75,000 Americans between the ages of 45 [...]
We all want to give our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews the best. That is why we work so hard to protect them, teach them, help them, and make sure they feel unconditionally loved. Sometimes life journey comes easily–and other times, well, it can be tough. With life’s journey, certain choices need to be made, [...]
One Sunday, my grandmother passed me a note in church that said, ‘Rod, Nana would like to see you get your Ph.D. before she dies’ Well, how could I refuse?
It was a bright, sunny day. My family and I piled into a black limousine and headed off to the church. Most of us focused [...]
By Carol Flett
I can role out post after post on the joys of Christian grandparenting, but when it comes right down to it, I am only a part time grandma. How can I possibly relate to the dear grandparents who have been forced into the 24/7 care giving role over their grandchildren, when they [...]