It seems that high on the list for new or soon-to-be-grandparents is to come up with their grandparent nicknames. This is no light matter. If you are lucky you’ll have

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BY JAIA PETERSON LENT Spring Break! For children these words may bring excitement – a break from the school routine, a family vacation or even a chance to spend time

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BY TERRY CRALLE, RN, MS Sleep is critical for every family member—young and old alike. Sufficient sleep is foundational for good health and optimum functioning, and it’s mandatory for proper

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By Cathy Livingstone  |  Every grandmother is unique. So why shouldn’t your “grandma name” reflect your personal style? This fun quiz will help you choose a grandma name that fits you

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So, you’re going to be a grandparent! The first image that comes to mind is that angelic little bundle wrapped in pink or blue gazing up at you. A new

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By Susan Reynolds  |  Anything. That’s what most of us say we would do to help our children attain their heart’s desire or alleviate their heartache. But few would even

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The Issue: Ever wish you could tell parents or grandparents what changes you would like them to make?   Seriously? How would that really work?    Well, we decided to turn

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By Jan Parish, M.Ed.  |  Reading a good book together is one of the most cherished gifts a grandparent can give a grandchild. A quality storybook is one that is

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Grandparents Day And The Delivery Of A New Grandchild! By Pat Manfrede I just became a grandmother on the day after my 54th birthday.  It was the most amazing feeling.

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By Jack Levine, Founder 4 Generations Institute, Director of GRANDPartners for GRANDParents Program Sunday September 8th is Grandparents Day. I invite you to share a few minutes with me reflecting

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Promoting the healthy development of your grandbaby’s back and neck By Esther Gokhale     World-renowned back pain expert and posture guru Esther Gokhale is founder of the Gokhale Method

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Baby gear for Nana and Papa’s house   By Colleen Sell When my children were babies and toddlers, a visit to or sleepover at Grandma and Grandpa’s house meant bringing

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Outdoor activities you can enjoy with grand babies and tots this summer By “The Grammies” of  The Grammie Guide: Activities and Answers for Grandparenting Today   A grandchild’s days from birth

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How to host a perfect party for a new grandmother By Heather Pieczonka   Baby showers for new grandmothers are gaining popularity among modern mimis. Never mind that they’re a

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Anne Lamott, “the people’s author,”  gets real about being a new grandmother and mothering a teen parent  By Colleen Sell “A grandchild is like a fine jewel set in an

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The Issue: Expectations about The Role of Grandparents “When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” (Donald Miller) Sometime, somewhere, someone is going

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Ready, Set, Baby!  The Watch and Learn Guide to Your Baby’s First Year Maureen Connolly, Author and Producer Open Air Publishing    Reviewed by Lori Bitter   Raising my children

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The Issue: We both laughed, when we read a comment by author Hope Edleman (Mother of My Mother), “Grandparents are just as likely to be sources of conflict as pillars

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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

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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

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