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 stood out. Our choices were based on: amount of useful information, an easy-to-use format, and audience appeal. Each of our winners will be awarded a special banner to post on their website. Please visit each of the ten, and we think you’ll see what makes them worthy of this honor!
Note: The Top Ten Websites for Grandparents are listed in alphabetical order.
About.com/grandparents: About.com warehouses an amazing array of information, on an amazing amount of topics; but their grandparenting section is personalized and extraordinary because of Susan Adcox. Susan makes sure all articles are fresh and relevant to grandparents. A grandparent herself, Susan is on top of what’s happening in the world of grandparenting!
Askgranny.com: Here you will find tips on the latest toys, books, and gifts for grandparents and their grandchildren, updates on health and well being and top travel ideas, fun, interesting and educational new topics for grandparents and grandchildren to share. Juliet Hambros, works hard from her home base in Spain to provide current information for grandparents all around the world.
Ga Ga Sisterhood: Donne Davis became a grandmother in 2003 and she’s been “gaga” about grandparenting ever since! Donne says the website’s mission is to explore what it means to be a grandmother today—both the joys and the challenges. They share wisdom and resources that foster understanding between grands and their adult children, and that inspires grandmothers to continue growing along with their children and grandchildren. And we think she’s doing a great job!
Grandma Good: A few years ago, Susan Good decided to begin writing every day, committing to paper life lessons, stories of adventure, family sagas, delicious recipes, worldly travels and life as a wife, mother and Gramma to 20 grandchildren, who call me Honey. With the stroke of a pen, Gramma Good was born, and has since expanded into a vibrant community.
Grandma’s Briefs: Lisa Carpenter hosts a weekly Grand Social Blog Hop where grandparents can link up their blogs and visit other sites that link up. Lisa frequently writes on the good, the bad, and the humorous aspects of being a baby boomer, grandparent, parent to adult children, wife, and writer. She’s a hoot!
Grandparents.com: This site is by far the biggest of the big websites for grandparents, and is always chock full of great information. Topics include: grandkids, family and relationships, food and leisure activities, health and well being, money, and work.
Grandparentslink,com: This site proudly proclaims to be the “Home of Mindful Grandparenting.” One of their best categories is called Funtime, and you can find everything there from arts and crafts to recommendations for Apps for your grandchildren.
Gransnet.com: Based in England, this site was launched in 2011 and is described as “a new dawn in grey power.” This site has tons of forums where you can weigh in on everything, from dieting to what’s going on in the world. They also feature great product reviews on baby products and common household items
Kinshipalliance:org: This jewel of a site was formerly The National Committee of Grandparents for Children’s Rights. Their vision is to support all children having healthy and stable relationships with their grandparents. Webinars and newsletters keep grandparents informed on what they need to know.
NanaHood.com: This site devotes the month of October to sharing information and promoting cancer awareness. Throughout the year, Teresa Bell Kindred shares recipes, health articles, and entertaining stories about the joys and challenges of being a grandparent. “NanaHood is the second half of the motherhood journey,” says Teresa, and we agree!
But wait, there are more deserving sites for you to know about – Our Honorable Mention List. We couldn’t pick everyone to be on GRAND Magazine’s TopTen Best Grandparent Websites List, so here is our Honorable Mention list.
Clue us in
If you know of any grandparent websites we’ve missed, please let us know, even if it’s not in English. We are here to celebrate everyone who helps make the lives of grandparents, and their families better, so please shoot us an email with the name and link