We asked readers of GRAND Magazine to share with us some of the profound changes that took place in their lives when they became a grandparent.  The following are some

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How I Taught My Grandkids the Fine Art of Gift-Giving  |  By Polly Tafrate   For years, Christmas morning was always the same: my grandchildren’s frenzied opening of their presents,

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A Poem for My New Grandson By Debra Karplus Welcome to the world, little boy. You’ve brought our family so much love and joy. Sleep peacefully, baby, your world is

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By:  Karla Sullivan I was shocked as I slowly pulled in front… only bits and pieces of the house could be seen. Not even a front or side door was

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By Helene Thomas Tonya, Chloe, and Helene I received a desperate phone call from my daughter Tonya, who needed a babysitter for a few days. Unsuspecting of the hilarious situation

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There is this lovely Christmas song about an orphan girl named, Maria, who finds a bird with a broken wing, it’s called, “The Gift.” Maria uses the little money she

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Dear friends – As we bring the year to a close, we are looking at some big changes in spreading the word about A Kinship Guide to Rescuing Children for

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I go “on safari” with my nine-year-old granddaughter in the forest that borders her suburban New York home. We step gingerly over branches of fallen trees, our feet crunching leaves

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Mysteriously, like distorted life forms in a ’50s horror movie, boxes of cards, letters, Boy Scout badges, elementary school drawings, birthday party favors — and photographs! Endless photographs! – seep

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Playwright/author Alice Childress has written, “Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice.” It gets pretty close with Willie Kaster and his grandson, Eric. Kaster remembers the start of

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Grand Wisdom By Arlyne Parness 
Each of my two daughters is different. They are each correct. One loves to indulge her daughter in Barbie dolls and princess costumes, while the

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I bought my grandson a gorgeous sweater. I asked the clerk to wrap it in special race-car paper and tie it with a huge red bow. When Timmy worked his

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GRAND WISDOM BY JOSEPH MELUZZI Even though you’re too young to understand the words, maybe someday you’ll pick up this letter and understand and feel good. These are thoughts that

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