Being a grandmother is one of life’s most important roles, and many women can feel unprepared to take it on.
New Age Nanas: Being a Grandmother in the 21st Century — a new self-help book by retired social scientists, grandmothers, and long-time friends Doreen Rosenthal and Susan Moore — presents the [...]
By Doreen Rosenthal and Susan Moore
More than 2,100 blended families are formed in the United States every day (according to thebondedfamily.com). That means a large percentage of the 70 million grandparents in this country are or will become step-grands. Some of us may find that role to be not only unfamiliar but [...]
Where’s a stork when you need one?
There’s nothing like that instant feeling of exhilaration when you learn you’re going to be a grandparent, whether it’s the first time or you’ve been down that road before. You start stocking up on baby supplies and infant toys. You select a snappy new nickname for yourself. [...]
Grand Marnier Cherry
Adult / $42 (750 ml)
Give (and get) a little bit naughty and a whole lotta nice with this new, limited-edition premium cognac blended with European Griottes cherries. Cheers to the holidays!
Infantino® Twist & Fold Activity Gym
0–12 months / $40
This highly rated, portable play mat will safely entertain [...]
By Dr. Kaylene Henderson
‘Quick! Look at the plane! In the sky!! LOOK UP THERE!! QUICK!!!’
Have you ever seen someone try to distract a child when they’re hurt or upset? Or tried the same technique yourself? Often people think that distraction is the quickest way to calm a distressed child but in fact, research [...]
How does a mother walk out on her infant for a stupid drug?
By Sandy Musser
I’m standing at my front door saying good-bye to my second-grader, Chastin, as he hops on his bike. He’s riding two doors down the street where my neighbor Sarah will transport him to school with her own [...]
“Mom, Dad, have we got a surprise for you!”
Even if it’s the big news you’ve been waiting breathlessly to hear, learning of your impending leap into grandparenthood can be an unnerving experience. As if somebody just hammered the final nail into the coffin of your middle age.
Don’t be [...]