Dear Dad BY CAROLINE CHIRICHELLA Dear Dad, It’s been 436 days since we last saw you. 436 days since you last saw your granddaughter, Lucia-Antonia. I remember so clearly the

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Being A Grandparent Financial Facilitator BY RICHARD AND LINDA EYRE Our column in last fall’s issue was on being an Independence-Giver to your grandkids (See it ­here). In that article,

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How To Make A Book About Your Grandchild BY BARBARA SIMMONS As the stay-at-home guidelines eliminated all in-person contact with my 6 grandkids, I FaceTimed them to ask: How about

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Meryl Streep – So many films, so much time! BY WENDY SCHUMAN We’re having a Meryl Streep film festival at our house. Five films down, and around 70 to go!

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Project CONNECT – An Online Program for Caregiving Grandmothers and Their Teenage Grandchildren Kent State University and Arizona State University are conducting a nationwide study with grandfamilies that is funded

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By Carolyn Anderson, MD No matter when or whether you celebrate Thanksgiving, it is important to step back and be thankful on a daily basis. There are tangible emotional and

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Is Your Grandchild Too Busy For You? By Dragana Vucic Dekic The Child President Today’s children are raised to be presidents one day. Their days are full of activities from

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Give The Gift  Of Literacy This Holiday Season You know the joy you feel when you come home to a surprise in your mailbox? A letter from an old friend,

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My Grandma and Me BY DIANA PISHNER WALKER “Tell me about the good old days, Grandma,” said young Ace to his “not so old grandma”. “Good old days? Is that

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Baby Shark BY MARY DONALDSON-EVANS To our dear two-year-old granddaughter, Naomi. This is a letter of apology.  You don’t even know what that word means yet, but someday you will,

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7 Tips For A Successful Grandchild Sleepover BY JOANNE JAGODA Well, you said “yes” and now you have to entertain your grandchildren, ages two and four for a weekend, which

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The Last Carrousel Ride BY HARVEY BLUMENTHAL In 2010 my wife, Sandy, and I took our oldest grandson, Stevie, then thirteen, on a trip to California. It was just the

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GRANDmotherhood is Not For Sissies My spouse and I adopted two little girls several years ago. One, Sophie was murdered. We are raising her son, Jalen. This story is about

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This Granddad Has The Back-To-School Blues BY STEVE WATSON With his granddaughter about to start junior kindergarten, Steve Watson wonders, why it is such a struggle to let go? The first day

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3 Easy Ways to Help Your Grandchild Stay Safe from Lauren’s Kids There is nothing like the carefree joy of childhood, and the warmth of a grandparent’s hug. Yet parents

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Hope Author/Illustrator: Matthew Cordell Age Range: 3-6 Reviewer: Jeanette Perkins aka Beeba Hope – it is what I feel when I look into my grandsons’ eyes. Hope for their future,

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  Al Franken Welcomes 4th GRANDchild’s Birth   Franni and I were blessed yesterday with our fourth grandchild, Claire Frances Franken. Claire is named for my grandmother, Clara Franken, and

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Being an Active Grandparent Gives Benefits By Emily Stier Adler and Michele Hoffnung Active grandparenting benefits grandchildren, parents, and grandparents.  While some benefits are obvious, such as more attention from

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Look Out World Here Comes My Grandson BY HELEN COLELLA Grandchildren are a blessing; from the minute they arrive into our world we can’t imagine life without them. Adorable, challenging,

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Old, from Seven BY Linnea Dayton “What’s this, Nana?” Annie approached my desk, holding up a four-inch-tall silver-and-white pump bottle. I realized I must have left it on the edge

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