Interview With My Granddaughter BY ELYSE PELLMAN My husband and I love spending quality time with our family, particularly as we live far from each other. Recently, we had the

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After a 40-plus year career in Manufacturing and Health Care Administration, I decided it was time to retire. I did so, earlier than I expected, to spend time with my

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The four stages of conquest BY STEVE H. CHASIN Do you ever notice that grandchildren are insidious, patient, sweet, and secret as they weave their web and easily snare you,

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Becoming the Grandmother I Never Had  By Qin Sun Stubis Throughout my life, I always had a wish and a yearning: I wanted grandparents who could be close to me

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Good Morning Merry Sunshine BY AVERY MALIA GIESKER In my short sixteen years of living, tattoos have always intrigued me. How do people decide on the designs or words they

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BY DARLENE EDWARDS My husband and I are the proud parents of two amazing adult daughters and a wonderful son-in-law. In addition, not long ago, we became grandparents to a beautiful

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BY BROOKE SMITH Dear Grandparents, Writing a book is such a fascinating process. One part, in particular, that’s so important is choosing the characters that will walk the reader through

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What I learned about my father when he became Grandpa BY CAROLINE CHIRICHELLA  Dear Dad,  I think it’s fair to say our relationship has never been better…now that we’re 5,000 miles apart. Before you take

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Grandfather Poses With Dateless Teen For Prom Photo According to an AOL/ YAHOO NEWS REPORT, the grandfather of a California teen who didn’t have a date to prom stepped in

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By Joshua Colemam My Disrespectful Granddaughter! QUESTION: How do I deal with my 16 year old granddaughter and daughter who refuse to accept the work that I have done in

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The double-edged nature of being a grandma Featured image:  Granddaughter Amelia BY DONNE DAVIS “Tell me a story about your grandma,” my 11-year old granddaughter asked during a recent visit.

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What I Learned from my gray hair experiment BY WENDY SCHUMAN Last spring, I decided it was time. I would no longer color my hair. I vowed that after my

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Grandfather Knows Best – Is it magic?  BY BARCLAY HENDERSON I viewed mystical people with humor and suspicion, so it should not have been a surprise when my granddaughter Molly accused

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Intergenerational Connections Rather Than Walls – Leveraging Privilege By James A. Lomastro Ph.D. Recently we have witnessed a great deal of bluster about walling out our neighbors to the south.  While

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It’s A GRAND Shower! Giving The New Grandma A Special Party Our friends at grandparentslink.com shared this great little article on putting a GRAND shower together for that special friend

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By Marlena Maduro Baraf As a grandmother, I recently had a revelation while playing with my granddaughters during a yoga session: grandparenting requires a whole new set of parenting skills, needing

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By Grandpa Bob Niles So many grandparents fret over what fun things they can do with their grandchildren that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Grandpa Bob Niles shares

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By Mary Donaldson-Evans You know your alphabet, Sophie, but it will be a long time before you read this.  Never mind:  when you do, you’ll know how much your Mimi loved

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By Barbara Zweifel While my daughter, a single mom, was finishing college and working as well, we were blessed to help raise our young granddaughter.   During this time, we

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By John G. Chick There are people in my life, sadly even some who are very, very close to me, who think I am crazy and naïve for doing this.  There

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