Are you ready to give up Thanksgiving? BY SUSAN ADCOX Every year in late November, my husband asks me the same question. It usually happens around bedtime the day before

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Pump up your workout with water BY SUSAN ADCOX Everyone vows to get fit at one time or another, but many must struggle to make it happen. There’s a simple

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The teens of summer By Susan Adcox Grandparents everywhere look forward to summer because it means that they’ll have more time with the grandchildren. Unless their grandchildren are teenagers. During summer

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BY SUSAN ADCOX Every grandparent needs a support group. I’m not talking about a group that meets in a church basement and drinks bad coffee. I’m talking about friends who

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BY SUSAN ADCOX I’m lucky. My daughter and her husband were early adopters of the rent-a-home concept. Long before Airbnb was a thing, we were on the Big Island of

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BY SUSAN ADCOX Sometimes I feel as if I’m failing at aging. Oh, I’m aging all right. My upper arms jiggle, and I don’t see as well at night. But

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By Susan Adcox When I was growing up, a diagnosis of cancer carried a kind of shame. I remember my older relatives saying things like, “Well, you know, she has

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Just a few short years ago the choice of websites and blogs for us grands, was pretty sparse, but not today. GRAND Magazine is proud to recognize the following 11

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By Susan Adcox Sometimes life seems like a series of collisions with fate. At least that’s how it’s been for my family for the last few months.  First, back in

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BY SUSAN ADCOX  Put me down in a museum or at the zoo with the grandchildren, and I’m in heaven. I’m lukewarm about theme parks, but, hey, I’ll do those,

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By Susan Adcox  Not long ago, empathy greeting cards by Emily McDowell were trending on social media, and my friends were all applauding them, which sent me into a mild

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BY SUSAN ADCOX I was so proud of the mini scrapbooks I had found on clearance. I bought two, one for each of my youngest granddaughters, and I printed out

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